Thursday, 19 October 2017


Hi there,

It is time to introduce our Halloween challenge over at Aud Sentiments. How exciting - I do love Halloween, and I canot wait to get all the decorations down from the attic!! Now I just need to decide on a fancy dress costume.

  Challenge #191
The theme for this challenge is Halloween + A Sentiment

You can make any type of project you want for this challenge such as a card, tag, scrapbook layout, altered item, pocket letter, box, etc.  Just make sure you follow the theme and include a sentiment.

                                  We are sponsored by Paper Nest Dolls
Paper Nest Dolls
I have used Wizard Owen for my card:
I used a black base card with a bright orange envelope (the card is resting on the envelope, but I actually wish I had used the orange card and layered a black panel over it now lol). I coloured the image with promarkers and layered onto a purple glitter card. The sentiment was a free gift with a magazine and I heat embossed using Papermania Seafoam White that I recently bought. I didn't have a pure white and so I decided I needed to get one, and am now very glad I did. Finally I added a monster to the bottom - I wanted a pumpkin but it appears I have used all the pumpkins already!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafting by designs - It's Halloween
CAGI - Purple, orange and black
CCM #198 Spooky
MMM #57 I put a spell on you
Deep Ocean #166 Halloween
TIOT - Halloween
Hanna and Friends #284 Stars
Polkadoodle - spooky
Crafty Calender - Halloween

I also have another fish tank update for you all - just over 166 hours now:
Thank you for looking and I cannot wait to see what you add to our challenge blog for this spooky challenge!!

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Purple Paradise??

Welcome to my second DT post for the day. (I do also have some personal cards to share, but they will have to wait for another day now, as I really need to start getting ready for work lol). This post is for our new challenge over at Creative Moments. As always challenge #129 is Anything Goes, with the optional twist of Purple Paradise. Our fabulous sponsors for this challenge are
Dr. Digi
Who are offering two images to the winner
Who are offering a $15 voucher for the entire store to the winner
I have used Weekend Walter & Weekend Wanda from Dr Digi.

My hubby has the exact same bear slippers, which is why I chose the image, but I struggled to think of a sentiment. Therefore, I left room for a sentiment once the card has a specified recipient :). So firstly I cut some patterned and glitter Papermania paper and layered it in strips on some glitter cardstock. I wanted the effect to be a little bit higgledy-piggledy, but not too much, so cut a couple of slanted edges and made the central panel a little smaller. The idea was for a first thing in the morning look - slightly disheaveled. I layered a square of plain purple over this, which does have a little bit of a sparkle too. The images were coloured with Promarkers and then fussy-cut to layer over the panels.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
PFP #417 Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Sparkle and Shine
simply create too #132 Favourite Colour - purple is one of my favourite colours

And here is another cross stitch - this one recently finished at just under 6 hours I think!

Once again thank you for looking - now off to work for me!

Hugz Tinz

Birthday Present for Ewe

Hi there,

Just got back from Tenerife yesterday, so frantically trying to get caught up with everything now. I hadn't realised I would have no internet at all!! Thank you EE for that. It was a lovely surprise though, if a bit of a shock being woken at 3am Thursday morning as we had to leave (I had no idea where we were going and thought we were staying in the UK). Had some lovely weather and lots of time to read my book and do some stitching (although didn't do as much stitching as I would have liked just due to the heat).

So got back last night, and frantically finished my DT creations for this week. Here is my first one, which is for our new challenge over at I Love Promarkers. Challenge #345 is a Birthday challenge -
Our sponsor is  Bugaboo 
The Prize for the lucky winner is
2 Digi Images 

I have used Happy Birthday To Ewe for my card - with an attempt at no-line colouring that didn't quite work out as I had planned - I may need to go over some of the lines with a black fineliner!

I think I maybe ruined the poor ewes eyes too!!! Anyway - I used a balloon patterned base card, layered a doily and then cut a tag out of grass-like patterned paper. I stuck a peel-off sentiment to the tag. The image was coloured with a range of Promarker pens and then fussy cut before sticking behind the tag with foam pads for added dimension.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Glitter 'n' sparkle #261 Anything Goes
 Crafting by Designs Anything Goes
Cute as a button #38 Anything goes
not just cards - Anything Goes

I am not sure if I already shared this fish tank update with you - but you probably forgot anyway if I did lol. This is now at 155hr 38:

There will be a few photos to come from Tenerife, but not many as I only had my phone camera as OH decided to leave my main camera at home :(

In the meantime I cannot wait to see what you all create for our challenge and thank you for looking,

Hugz Tinz

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Wedding Cake

Hi there,

I have finally started on the first Scrapbook from my wedding (only about 18months after the event itself!). I find scrapbooking really difficult, and I think it shows just from these first two pages!

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

I went for a wedding cake themed layout. I edited the pictures in, using some nice effects for the edges, just because these were the initial pages. I printed them on photo card and then trimmed to size - maybe slightly larger woud have been better?

I then took some green glitter paper (the wedding colours were green and red) and used red peel-off letters. Finally I layered green and pink paper flowers and added some pretty pink hearts.

I would like to enter these layouts for the following challenges:
Simply Create Too #132 Favourite Colour Combo (I have gone for green and red, on neutral)
Kort 'o' Mania #184 Anniversary
AYLI - Ribbons or Flowers - I have used flowers on my layouts as I think they add a little interest without looking out of place, while ribbon can be difficult to place correctly.
C4C405 Photo Inspiration

I also have a fish tank update for you all!!! Only about 160hrs so far!
And a few garden pics from last year that were on my phone!

Thanks for looking,

hugz Tinz

Friday, 6 October 2017

Prickly Greetings

Hi guys,

I have another new card to share with you today - this one is for the Limited Runs Progressive Challenge #8! I do love their images, and they certainly get you thinking! I decided this one was perfect for a male birthday card.

I coloured the image using Promarkers and then cut using a rectangle die. I then cut a piece of watercolour effect backing paper to layer behind the image. I added a strip of Washi tape to the lower third of a pale blue card blank and layered the image panel over to the right. I added a sentiment with a watercolour effect border and a bit of bling underneath - even men like their bling. To finish I used a little green bow.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #202 Masculine Card
ATSAM #262 Make your Mark
CuteCardThursday #498 Anything Goes

And some more photo's off my phone:

I will have some more cross stitch updates, but I keep forgetting to take a picture!

Thanks for looking,
Hugz Tinz

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Glamourous Girls!

Welcome to a new challenge over at Aud Sentiments. Challenge #190 requires the use of die-cuts, as well as that all important sentiment. This challenge is sponsored by The Paper Shelter
 How about using the die-cut as the sentiment? That is what I have done for my card.
I used the pre-coloured image from The Glamorous Girls set, as I thought the colourng was perfect for the background I wanted to use. I layered them together digitally before printing and cutting. I used a First Edition tag die set to create the sentiment, using pink glitter card for the base tag, and blue holographic paper for the layered tag, allowing the sentiment to shine through in pink. (I kept the letters to one side for use at a later date). I also die-cut a champagne glass from X-cut glitter paper and layered this over the image. To finish I added a simple ribbon bow.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Glitter 'n' Sparkle #259 Think Pink
AYLI - Ribbon or Flowers - I have used both in this card as I think for a touch of elegance flowers are very girly and stylish, but a ribbon bow can really finish the design off.
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Fully Loaded (busy background and layered dies)

I also found some more of those lovely knitted critters from a couple of years back on my phone!

Sorry lots of poor quality pictures - but I just think these woolen creatures were fabulous!

Thanks for looking and I cannot wait to see what you create for our challenge blog!

Hugz Tinz

Wednesday, 4 October 2017


Welcome back, and welcome to another new challenge, this time over at Creative Moments. We are an always anything goes challenge blog, however we do have a twist for you this month, which is SMILE for World Smile Day. So we want to see those grins on your creations. We are sponsored by
Creative Bug
Who are offering five images to the winner
Who are offering three images to the winner
I have used an image from Creative Bug called Tabyna Turtle.

I coloured the image using Promarker pens and then die-cut it into a rectangle. I used the fancy rectangle die from the same nesting die set (I cannot remember the name of it at the moment!) on Autumnal patterned paper. I then layered these onto a green card blank.

I added my sentiment inside due to the lack of room on the outside:
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cute as a Button - Anything Goes
MMM #56 Animal Antics
Deep Ocean #165 Colours of Autumn

I also found some pictures on my phone which were never uploaded - including my late kitty cats:

poor Purrdy was nearly falling off the settee because of fatty Furrby lol.

Thanks for looking,

Hugz Tinz


Hi there,

Welcome to another Wednesday and another new challenge over at I Love Promarkers. Our challenge theme this time is to use a die on your project. The lovely sponsor for this challenge is IkesArt Digis, and they are offering $15 to spend on digis in the Store to the lucky winner.
I have used Witches Promise for my card:
I coloured the image with promarkers: Summer Sun and Sandstone for the hair; Almond and Dusky Pink for the skin; Ruby, Soft Peach, Bright Orange, Mint Green, Olive Green, Apple Cider, Pine, Maroon and Forest Green for the rest of the witch; Black, Metallic Red Gold, Ice Grey 2, Warm Grey 5, Primrose and Eggnog for the cauldron.

I then die cut the image as a rectangle, and cut a very patterned paper to layer onto (from MyMindsEye Chalkboard paper stack). I layered this onto a Papermania Capsule Geometrics base card and stamped the sentiment to the left. I heat embossed the sentiment in Gold. To finish I added a black cat peel-off and then a cat duo die-cut (marianne) and a flourish (sizzix I think).

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday - A walk on the dark side

ATSAM #262 Make your Mark
Cute Card Thursday #497 Trick or Treat
Sweet Stampin' - Autumn
MAWTT #55 Geometric Shapes (base card)
SUYP #23 Meow-loween
Animal Friends #55 Autumn/Halloween

Here are some pictures from my garden:

Thanks for looking - there will be another post later tonight,

hugz Tinz