Wednesday, 30 November 2016

The Graveyard Snowman

It is time for a new challenge over at I Love Promarkers, and this time we want to see your Snowmen. Our sponsor is Col Art (Letraset)  who are offering a promarker set. I have used Selfie Santa from Dr Digi House of Stamps for my creation.

I used a gold base card and folded it backwards so that the colour was on the inside. I then folded the top in half to create an easel card. The base I layered with snowflakes, from a free Christmas pack from last year, and a penguin gel sticker that I got in a craft clearance. I then layered a character patterned paper to the front fold of the top part of the card. The penguins are part of the patterned paper and I thought they worked really well with the image. The image was coloured with promarkers (ok so I did not actually colour it this time as the hubby wanted to join in - so he did the colouring for this one, and I think he did quite well actually). I cut this to shape and then stuck it down on three sides. The tag was layered onto pearlescent purple card and then slotted in behind the image. Finally I added a foam snowflake to hold the tag in place.

I was thinking this card might be nice as a voucher card - the voucher could slot in with the tag.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Crafty Catz #348 Christmas Tags
 Creative Corner - Winter
Allsorts #391 Anything Christmas
craftyhazelnut Christmas #309 Use a Sentiment
Sweet Stampin' - Got the Blues
ATSM #222 Make your mark
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes

I also finished colouring my majestic gorilla:
And here is the latest audiobook review:

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaimen
A family is murdered in the middle of the night, but the baby makes his way out to the graveyard. Jack is determined to finish the job and with his special senses follows the boy to the graveyard. The boy should end up dead, however the residents of the graveyard itself get involved. The boy grows up among the graveyard residents, and develops powers of the graveyard. However, as he gets older he wants more contact with the living, but this has more dangers than he could imagine. A very good book, well written and amusing.

Thanks for looking on this cold and frosty evening,

Hugz Tinz

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Sweet Thang

Ok so the theme I had in mind for this one was the harvests of autumn. Being an allotment holder in the not too distant past I was obviously thinking harvest in terms of things I had grown. But I also wanted to make a card that could be used for a birthday, if required, as I always seem to be short on birthday cards.

So here is what I came up with:
I layered some papermania Christmas vellum over a textured red card blank. I cut a fancy frame from a spellbinders nesting die set and stamped a jamjar onto it from a Creative Impessions stamp set free with Creative Stamping magazine. I also stamped a raspberry onto the label using Boofle red ink. The iage was coloured with promarkers. I stamped the sentiment from the same set onto the red die-cut label, using Stayz-on ink and drying with a heat tool. I layered these onto the card base and finished by adding some gems. A nice clean and layered card this time.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:

City Crafter - #339 Gold Finger
Melonheadz Friends - Harvest Blessings

I would also like to share my latest beaded creation with you - a knot bracelet:

I would like to enter this for Polkadoodle's not a card challenge.

Thank you for looking,

I will be moving back home, with the internet also, next week, so I should be able to produce more creations to show you again :)

Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Flying through the Snow

Hello is time for another challenge over at Aud Sentiments. The challenge this time is Anything Goes - as long as you add a sentiment.
 Here is my creation using Digital delights Flying Santa and Scalloped Square.
I coloured the image with the following promarker colours -
I then cut around the scalloped edge of the square (I do not have a die in this shape). I then die-cut two snowflakes from white card. I used temporary spray glue to add Iridescent embossing powder and then heat embossed them before layering over the image. Finally I added a white sentiment 'with love at Christmas).

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Die-cuttin' Divas #293 Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Christmas to die for
modsquad - sparkle it up
crafting by design - Get ready for Christmas
ATSM #221 Anything Goes
crafty hazelnuts #308 cute
LOC #17 Christmas
CCM #177 Embossing
jingle belles - photo inspiration
Winter Wonderland - Snow is falling
 inkspirational #112 Chill
Live and Love crafts #53 White Christmas

I would also like to share an update on my Row of Xmas Fairies now at 8 hours:
lots of red splotches so far lol.

Thank you for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Read to me

Hello again,

It is time for a new challenge over at Creative Moments, and this time it is Anything Goes, so show us whatever inspiration you find! We are sponsired by Di's Digi Stamps, DS4Joy and The East Wind.Please check out the blog for what the sponsors are offering to the winners.

I used Izzy Story Time from Di's Digi Stamps for this creation:
I coloured the image withthe following Promarkers -

Dies - X-cut nesting large labels dies and Apple Blossom meadow border.

I also used free papers, a die-cut setiment, a sunflower sticker and some butterfly gems.

I would like to enter this for the following challenges:
Die cuttin' divas #293 Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Anything Goes
Glitter 'n' Sparkle #215 Thanks/Thansgiving
scrapbook stamp society #105 Anything Goes
The Card Concept #62 Thanksgiving
Fussy and Fancy #177 Different Folds/Shaped cards
Stamping Boutique - Fall Colours
addicted to stamps - Die-cuts/punches
 Animal Friends #44 Special card form

I would also like to share my fun finished rudolph with you:
This took 6 hours to complete!

Thank you for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Monday, 21 November 2016

Good Seaside Christmas

Hi there,

I have made my final ATC collection for the Christmas exchange. I went for a seaside theme, using Promarers and peel-offs.

I drew the beach themed background in promarkers and blended then to get the effect. I then added snowflakes, trees, stars and sentiment peel-offs to complete the set.
I would like to enter this collectiong for the following challenges:
City Crafter #338 Beach colours for Christmas
PFP #372 Christmas is coming
Allsorts #390 Oh Christmas Tree
Kort O Mania #163 Anything Goes
abc-challenge - T for Three
inkspirational #122 Chill
Winter Wonderland - Snow is falling
alphabet challenge - S for Stars
Country View #45 Stars

I would also like to share an update on my height chart with you:
Dino 2 is now at 13hrs.

And here is an audiobook review for you!

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaimen
This is a story about the Antichrist. Actually the story is about the events surrounding the antichrist and in particular two angels, one an angel of heaven and one an angel of hell. They have lived on Earth for a very long time and have come to enjoy human company, and so they do not want the apocalypse to arrive. Therefore they keep one another posted about what their relative sides are going to do, and work together to try and bring the antichrist up as human as possible. This occurs much better than they expected as they find out when they realise the child they have been watching and encouraging is not actually the antichrist at all! This is an amusing story with some very great ideas about angels and religion. I enjoyed listening to this and would recommend it, even to those that are very religious, as it does not actually ridicule or make fun of religion, just sees a slightly different perspective of what could happen.
Thank you for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Vintage Peace

Hi there,

I have a post for you at the weekend!! WOW lol.

I hve gone for a shabby-chic/vintage floral style for my Christmas card this week. I used a Shabby-chic cd-rom that my mum got free for having her letter published in a magazine, and then passed on to me as she doesn't do digital cardmaking lol.

Here is my creation:
I layered up the items from the CD-Rom (which takes forever with my current laptop - less than a year old and terribly slow!), and then added a word-art sentiment down the side. Unfortunately the printer did not like the last E and no matter how I moved things around refused to accept it was there - so I added it in metallic Promarker - also adding some metallic to the rest of the letters. I like using digital elements to make a single layer card.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges:
My time to craft #334 No layers
CRaFT #390 Christmas
Craftycatz #347 Use red
OLL #217 Vintage
ABC Christmas - W for Wishes (Wish for peace)
OLS #33 Peace be with you

I would also like to post an update on my Christmas fairies:
(about 5 hours)

Thank you for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Sailor Bear and Dino's

Hi everybody,

Time for a new challenge over at I Love Promarkers, and this time we do not want to see any patterned papers. Our sponsor this time is Digital Delights:

I have used Sailor Simonfor my card:
I used a Kraft base card and layered two pearlescent squares onto this, white and blue. I tore a strip from the white and laid it down one side, and die-cut a scalloped circle also from white. I die-cut large labels X-cut dies from red pearlescent cardstock and also the image. I coloured the image with Promarkers and then finished the card with a bow and a sentiment.

Promarkers Used - Ltd. edition March Hare and Tawney Owl - Normal Pastel Beige, Sunkissed Pink, Cardinel Red, Duck Egg, China Blue, Umber and Cool Grey 5.

I would also like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Atlantic Hearts Sketch 186

I have completed the birth sampler for a lady at work, and it is framed and backed! The main design took 23.5 hours and the information took a further 2 hours.

Thank you for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Zig-zag kitty

Hi there,

I have made a Christmas card today with an IkesArt image:

I used a Crafters Companion Create-a-card Snowflake die to create the background and the centre focal area. I added the image in the die-cut centre after colouring with promarkers. I used a Joanna Sheen edgeabilities die with holly, on a starry patterned paper to create a bottom border and added the sentiment in Metallic promarker - Green, on a coral scalloped circle die-cut.

The promarkers used were - Metallic Gold and Green, Cool Grey 4, Slate, Sunkissed Pink and Maroon.

I followed the AHSC sketch 185:

Allsorts 389 Feature a Creature
Craftyhazelnuts 307 Coral
Scrapbook Stamp Society #104 Frame It
Kort O Mania #163 Snow
Show us your pussies #12 Furrything Goes
Christmas @ Sweet Stamping - Anything Goes
Cute as a button #28 Christmas
inkychicks #75 Winter Wonderland

I also thought you would like to see a garden visitor to my lodgings in Cambridge:
Yup a Sparrowhawk! And I got a picture too!

Here is another audiobook review for you:

The Zig-Zag Girl by Elle Griffiths
The Magic Men were a top-secret undercover mission during the War (not sure if this was the first or second world war) who were tasked to make the Germans believe that there were more troops protecting the coast than there actually were. The team was made up mainly of magicians, with a few ‘normal’ soldiers to co-ordinate the work. Whilst on the mission a tragedy occurs causing a member of the team to be lost. The story is set a few years later when one of the soldiers is now a police detective sergeant. A body is found in a way that resembles a magic trick, and is linked to Max Maphisto, one of the Magic Men. Edgar, the policeman, is sent part of the body directly, with his army rank on the address label. When another magician from the Magic Men turns up dead – again in a way very similar to that of a magic trick – Edgar starts to think the murders may be linked to the Magic Men. He and Max investigate further. This is a good story with plenty of suspense, but unfortunately it was quite easy to guess who the murderer was from early on in the story. Still a good story and with quite an interesting outcome, and it also goes on after the murderer is caught to tie-up the loose ends that a lot of stories will leave to the readers imagination, which I actually quite liked.

Thank you for looking,

Hugz Tinz