Friday, 20 January 2017

Flying High and Sunshine Blooms ATC's

Hello there,

Apparently we might actually be getting Winter temperatures over the weekend in the UK! It is no wonder people get ill all the time with the way the weather fluctuates -Winter weather in Winter please lol.

I have created the first of my ATC cards for 2017! The duo are the first collection, which I have named Flying High, to send out in return for ATC's from others, of which I have already received one!:
So for this collection I used a digital Adam Pescott image as the main focus of the cards. I then added a sentiment from a stamp set free with creative Stamping magazing. To finish I simply added gems and a butterfly sticker.

I would like to enter these cards for the following challenges:
Show us your pussies #14 Furrything Goes
Winterwonderland - Spring Fever
inkspirational #126 Flutter

And this card is to be sent out for a birthday (along with matching card to follow in a later post):
 For this card I just used the stapms from the Creative Stamping set and various colours of Pretty Colour inks.

This particular card is to be entered into the following challenges:
ATSM #225 Photo Inpsiration (Flower and colours)

MMM #37 A Winters Walk (flowers picked to bring out the sunshine :])
The Card Concept #65 Fresh and Bold (CAS)

Crafting by designs - Anything Goes

I also thought you might like to see the balloon rabbit I managed to make from some balloon modelling crackers lol:

Finally here is my update on the height chart - dino #2 is now at 17hrs

Thank you for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Idris @ Yule

Hi there,

I decided to try and combine a couple of random challenges today to create my card, which is here:

As you can see I have made a tri-fold card from a piece of A4 green card stock. I embossed the front and back panels (in the same direction) using a new snowflake embossing folder from Dovecraft. I then decorated the front panel with a die-cut from a My Minds Eye christmas paper pack using a free flower nesting die, a poinsettia cut using Britannia poinsettia die in two sizes on pink floral paper and adding a Papermania Neon centre and a Me To You sentiment tag peel-off on a die-cut tag from the My Minds Eye paper. The back panel on the same side was embellished with the same poinsettia, this time cut from a red patterned paper from the y Minds Eye paper stack, with the neon centre, a stamped Idris the dragon, from Ivor the Engine on the same paper and a die-cut flower from the inside of the flower nesting die, with a fabric gingham flower in the centre topped with a red gem flower too.
The other side was embellished using gold peel-offs and Idris stamps on the red My Minds Eye paper. On the reverse of the front panel I used a sentiment with flowers, with a pinsettia frame around an Idris on the centre, along with an Idris on the top, where he will be seen when the card is standing upright, and an Idris and Poinsettia stem on the final side.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Die-cuttin' Divas #229 Dragons
CCEE1702 Tri-fold cards
craftyhazelnut christmas #316 Feature a creature
moving along with the time #36 Something in the air
hanna and friends #264 Christmas
abc christmas - A For Anything Goes
sweet stampin' Christmas - Anything Goes

I also thought you would like to see the balloon animals we made for my birthday before Christmas:

And also a couple of final pictures from Christmas:

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 12 January 2017

A little bit 'o' loving

Hi again everybody!

It is time for the first challenge of 2017 over at Aud Sentiments! Challenge #171 is a nice easy one for you all - Anything Goes (just remember that all important sentiment!). Here is what I have made:

I know we are a way off Valentines Day yet, but I know of at least one wedding this year, so I decided to make a start lol. I used a Papermania base card from the Geometric collection. I then layered Nellie Snellin Nesting Die-cuts from patterned paper and handmade papers onto the card front. I cut and embossed the 'Love' using a Sizzix set (it is actually a Christmas set - Love, Hope and Peace). Finally I added a blank sentiment panel, which I hand wrote onto, and two gold hearts.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Card Mania #88 Layer it
Country View #47 Anything Goes
The Card Concept #64 Pretty Things (Gold Accents - Clean and layered)
Creative Corner - Anything Goes

 I didn't get my Christmas fairies finished (but then I wasn't actually expecting to), but here is how far I did get before the end of the year:
I will continue working on them in between other projects and will post update pictures when I have spent time on them too! Here are the other two projects also so far, and again I will continue to post progress pictures as I work on them between other projects.

I have just finished the name on a name plaque/birth sampler - just need to add the birth details and then I can share it with you all!

Thank you for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Something New (Peek-a-boo)

Welcome to my second post of the day! We have a new challenge over at I Love Promarkers - our theme is Use something New. Our sponsor for this challenge is KennyK      

I used State of Undress for my card:
I cut an aperture from a pink card blank using my new create-a-card die (£5 from hobbycraft - bargain!). I then added curtains from Papermania Capsule Collection Sunshine papers. I used a strip of the pink card to make a windowsill and then added mushrooms, made with my new Apple Blossom die on mirri card. I also added a bird and flourish using my new Tattered Lace Fairy Wren die (£6.25 instead of £25!), to cover some of the die-cut details. Finally I added the sentiment from a free stamp set from last year.

And inside:

The image was new as it was provided by the sponsor for this challenge. I coloured her with Promarkers -Satin, Dusky Pink and Sunkissed Pink for the skin;Warm Yellow (Aqua) and Cinnamon for the hair; Amethyst, Winter Berry and Cerise elsewhere. I layered the image onto a digital paper I had stored on my computer and rounded the corners before mounting in the card. The stamp is from a Woodware stamp set.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Crafty Calender - Something New
my time to craft #337 Something New
polkadoodle - something new
Glitter n sparkle #221 Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Something New

And here are some of the lovely cards I recieved for Christmas from the ladies who I exchange ATC's with:

A lovely selection from a lovely group of ladies!

Thank you for looking - pop back tomorrow for another new challenge and another card creation!

Hugz Tinz

Something New

Hi there,

Welcome back for our first challenge of 2017 at Creative Moments. Our theme for these two weeks is ****Something New****. We either want to see you using something new, or creating a project to celebrate something new. Our sponsor this time is: They are offering three images to the winner.

Here is what I made using Baby Feet from the sponsor (New Image for me).
The purple card was from my stash, as was the pink patterned paper. I also used paper from the Papermania Henbury Lane collection. The ribbon is also papermania. The sentiment is a Honey and Hugs rub-on. The gems were from my stash.

Dies used - Creative Dies - Fancy square nesting dies: Lea'bilities - Leafy square nesting dies

Promarkers used - Satin, Dusky Pink, Sunkissed Pink and Winter Lilac.

I would also like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday - Be Square
PFP 377 Use some bling
crafty catz - Add ribbon
scrapbook stamp society #107 Anything Goes
inkychicks #77 Anything Goes
Simply Create Too #123 New Beginnings

Please check back later for another DT post too - but need to go to work now :(

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Hello New Year

Happy New Year everyone, and here is hoping that 2017 is much better than 2016 for many of my friends and family - although it is not starting off well here in Wales.

I am supposed to be on a full-time contract, but my employer cannot seem to get it into their head that full time does not mean two shifts - one 8hrs and one 6hrs!! Yesterday I had my old kitty put-to-sleep as her quality of life was deteriorating and causing her distress. Today I took the Bearded Dragon to the vet to find out he is extremely anaemic and is riddled with worms! Hopefully this just means that things will get better as the year progresses???

Anyway on to todays creation - a simple welcoming card which can be used for a variety of occasions:

I used a plain purple base card. Embossed mirri card in gold and red, and die cut the red mirri. I layered a pink circle onto the gold mirri, and then wrapped with ribbon, before layering onto the base card. A tinkerbell sticker was added to the red mirri card and layered onto the panel. Finally a bow was added, sentiment spelt out and a butterfly and couple of flower embellishments used to balance the card.

Supplies - Embossing folders - Free filigree Christmas tree (on red) and free flower background (on gold)
- Dies - Nellie Snellen Nesting flower and circle dies
Papermania capsule collection ribbon and bow and (new) Cottage Garden alpha stickers.
Butterfly embellishment I received in my home-made advent calender.
Remaining supplies from stash

City Crafter #343 Hello 2017
modsquad - Anything BUT Christmas
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Cute Card Thursday #459 What's new?
OLL #219 Feminine
The Card Concept #64 Pretty Things
moving along with the times #36 Something in the air (fairies)
Fussy and Fancy #179 Fairies
my time to craft #337 Something New
Kort O Mania #167 Anything Goes
cute as a button #30 Fairies
Live and love crafts #54 Choice of challenges - FINAL CHALLENGE!!!

 I had my birthday just before Christmas and here are the homemade cards that I received:

A lovely selection from a group of talented ladies! (And one from my mum too lol).

Thank you for looking - check back next week for some new DT creations!

Hugz Tinz

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Merry Christmas!!!

It is Christmas Day (and a bit cloudy, but definitely not white!) and we have an Anything Goes challenenge over at I Love Promerkers, with some lovely prizes. Here is what I have created for today:
I made a stepper card out of metallic gold Anita's cardstock, mounted the image (after colouring with Promarkers) onto silver glitter card, added green glitter card strips with gold buttons, a die-cut tree with glitter glue accents, a strip of self-adhesive foil ribbon, sentiment and two glitter snowflakes.

As it is Christmas I will only share this card on Winter Wonderland, and Glitter N Sparkle (Christmas with Glitter) as I need to get off the laptop and spend time with family! lol

Have a very Merry Christmas everyone, and do watch out for new developments in the new year!

Hugz Tinz