Thursday, 27 October 2016

Cutest Baby

Time for a new challenge at Aud Sentiments - the theme this time is cute! We are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps, and I think the image I have used has been discontinued as I cannot find it in the online store :(. It is BHK Angel.

I coloured the image with Promarkers - Almond; March Hare ltd; Island Lagoon ltd; April Shower ltd; Pale Pink; Pastel Green; Cerise; Satin; Pastel Beige; Duck Egg; Lemon; Budding Rose ltd.

The papers were from a free paper pack - Sweet Treats - and Papermania Mulberry Lane.

Dies X-cut scalloped hearts nesting dies; spellbinders fancy frame nesting dies; Creative dies fancy square frame.

I also used pearls, ribbon and a topper from my stash.

Here is a close up of the image:

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
ATSM #217 Make your mark
Cute Card Thursday #449 Lce or Pearls - I have used pearls
OLL #216 Tiny Tots
live and love crafts #52 Traditional Pink
Card Mania #85 Let it shine

Thank you for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Spooky Diggers

It is time for a new challenge over at Creative Moments, and this time we have an optional twist of Spookctacular - let us see your spooky creations. Of course it is always anything goes if you do not wish to play along with the twist. Our sponsors for this challenge are:
  Dr Digi 


I have used Dr Digi - Made for Made for Each other for my card, and coloured the image close to the website image colours.

I took an orange base card and added a black glitter strip across the front. I then cut a frame from black glitter card using X-cut large label dies. I added a black and orange bows to each corner and a sentiment across the centre (made in Microsoft Word). To finish I used my new skull X-cut mini die on Papermania Capsule Collection papers.
Promarkers used - Almond, Cool Grey 1&4, Umber, Arctic Blue, Gold, China Blue, Pear Green, Caramel, Antique Pink, Cardinel Red, Dusky Rose, Amethyst, Cinnamon and Ltd Ed. Grey Squirrel, Lime Twist, Twilight Sky and Tequila Summer.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
AHSC 183
City Crafter Challenge #335 Hallo-ween
 Die-cuttin' Divas #289 Halloween
modsquad - Halloween fun
ATSM #217 Make your mark
LOC #153 Halloween
CCM #175 Things that go bump in the night
MMM #33 I put a spell on you
Deep Ocean #140 Halloween
Simply Create Too #120 Halloween
my time to craft #332 Halloween
Crafty Calender - Halloween
Country View #44 All things spooky

Here is an update on my second dinosaur for the height chart - about 3.5 hours (just under 100hr total).

Now for the final instalment of the Bromeliad trilogy.
Diggers by Terry Pratchett (Bromeliad Book 2)
This time the Nomes are living in a Quarry and there is some dissension because of the extra effort that has to be put in for living. The abbot and Masquin go to the airport to see about the planes (which is where the third book starts) and there is a hint of rebellion starting. However, when the humans start to re-open the quarry the Nomes must come together again to find a solution, which involves driving a digger instead of a truck! Another good book and it is fun to hear how the rest of the Nomes managed whilst the main characters were away.

Thank you for looking,
Hugz Tinz

Monday, 24 October 2016

OL Christmas Sparkle

I decided to have a go at the One Layer Simplicity colour challenge - #32 is red, orange and yellow. I was also playing along with the Inkspirtional challenge of 5 stamps - but I missed the dealine for this one, and this card is not suitable for the new challenge :(

So here is the card:

I took a yellow ochre base card (looks more brown in this picture though!) and used red and orange inks to stamp a background scene. I stamped the sentiment in yellow and then red so that it could be read easily. I stamped the robin in black ink and coloured him with flex markers in yellow and red. Finally I stamped the snowflake cluster and heat embossed with Tinsel Sparkle Heat it up embossing powder, before finishing with yellow glitter number stickers and a star.

I would like to add this winter wonderland to the following challenges:
Addicted to stamps and more #216 Anything Goes
CRAFT #386 Christmas
crafty catz #343 Embossing
allsorts #386 Sparkle and shine
ABC Christmas - U for Under the Pile (stamps)
Christmas @ Sweet Stampin' - Glitter and Sparkle

I would also like to share some lovely autumnal colours with you:
This is just stunning in my opinion - such vibrant colours.

And I caught somebody trying to 'squirrel' away all those yummy nuts too:

And finally here is my finished Bebunni Christmas kit - supposed to take 5 hours, but this took me just over 6!

I have the audiobook review for the first of the Bromeliad trilogy!

Audiobook review

Truckers by Terry Pratchett (Bromeliad Book 1)
Masquin (no idea how to spell this as it is an audio book!) is a Nome who lives Outside. When he hitches a ride on a lorry with the remaining Nomes in his family unit he is surprised to find a society of Nomes that live in a store and do not believe in the Outside. Their lives seem very easy and simplistic to Masquin, who has had to struggle to keep himself and the rest of the unit alive. However when it is discovered that the store is going to be demolished by the humans it is up to Masquin to come up with a plan, convince everybody that they want to carry out the plan, and figure out how to make the plan work! The Thing (a little black electronic box) helps to a degree, but it decides Masquin needs to prove himself. This is a very amusing book to listen to, and explains a bit more about what happens in book three J.

  Thank you for looking,
Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Spooky in white

Hello there and welcome to a new challenge at I love Promarkers. This fortnight we are looking for white on white - only add colour to your images - and we are sponsored by Dr Digi's House Of Stamps.  I have used Spook (Boo) for my card.

I used a white base card and embossed a piece of pearlescent white card with a fir leaf embossing folder. I die-cut two pumpkins  from white glitter card using Spellbinders dies.
Promarker used - Cool Grey 1 & 5, Ivory, Honeycomb and Flexmarker in Mandarin.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cute as button #27 October fun
Country View #44 All things spooky
Crafty Calender - Halloween
melonheadz friends - halloween
addicted to stamps - embossing wet or dry
the stamping boutique - halloween
simplycreatetoo #120 Halloween
deep ocean #140 Halloween
scrapbook stamp society #102 Halloween
CCM #175 Things that go bump in the night
LOC #152 Halloween
crafting by design - halloween
SOS #274 Hey Ghouldfriend

I have started on a new kit from out of my stash - this time it is a mini one. 3hrs in and this is what we have:

As I had to work this weekend the hubby came up to visit and we went for a walk. Here are some pictures:

Thank you for looking

Hugz Tinz

Monday, 17 October 2016

Pinkish Birthday Wishes

It is Monday again! I have worked my first weekend since moving, and it is incredibly hard not being able to go home and see my animals - especially my little old kitty who seems to be missing me quite a lot! It also means I cannot just add something to a card as the fancy takes me as I have a limited amount of stock with me. I actually had to pop out to get some ribbon and other bits to make this card!

So here is the card I have made this time - and with my limited stock (as i went out shopping before the challenge I wanted to join went live) I had to be very creative with the challenge theme lol. I think I may have just about managed it!

So here are the challenges I wish to enter with this card:

Crafting by design - add a sentiment
Allsorts #385 Pink October
Always playing with paper #82 Photo inspiration (I used the contrast and the patterns as inspiration)
Alphabet challenge - Q for Quick and Simple
 SSS #416
Kort o mania #162 Flowers
 Dragonfly dreams - Think pink

I had this little moth in the bird room the other day - not sure what it is though. It was right at the top of the wall, which is why there is so little detail!
Any ideas??

Also another cute picture of Chucky for you all - I think he misses me now I am having to work away from home :(

And the last thing I want to leave you with is an update of my height chart - dino #2 @ 4hrs now

Thank you for looking,

Hugz Tinz