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Monday 31 July 2017

MFT Colour Challenge #74

Hello peeps, yes, it is Monday, no, it's not a mirage, it really is me posting on a Monday!

Every week, I have a look at the MFT Colour Challenge (or should I say Color Challenge)
and every week I drool over all the fabulous entries.

Sometimes I have a go, but mostly I just shake my head and fret about it.
However, this week I am not being a wuss and I have squirrelled up and taken the plunge.

and here are the colours/colors that were on the list

Hmmmm, maybe not the best match, but it was the best I could do this afternoon
with the inks

I have used the MFT Mermazing set
painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
and the paper is MFT Dots & Stripes Confection

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

Saturday 29 July 2017

DTDF (DT) Peppermint

Morning all.  I'm now officially on my "summer" holidays and am therefore very much in denial until at least October about that thing that's coming ......

and additional bits are
Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Some quite aged Dovecraft Christmas papers
and a sprinkling of Crystal Glamour Dust

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

Thursday 27 July 2017

AYLI (DT) Favourite Colour Duo

Hello peeps, today sees the start of another challenge over at AS YOU LIKE IT and this fortnight the theme is Favourite Colour Duo (please remember tell us why you made the choice you did)

I have lots of favourite combinations, depending on what type of card I am making, but one of my all time duo favourites is purple and aqua.  It is suitable for so many occasions and has a lovely clean and fresh feel about it.

For this little card I have used
Whimsy/Wee Stamps Iris
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Papers are MFT and Papercraft House
a few dots of the paper created with an office hole punch
and a Woodware shaped corner punch
and Bob's your uncle

Everyone has a favourite colour combination, so please come and share yours with us

Our sponsor for this challenge is

Prizes: - 3 digi stamps voucher worth £6.75

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

Monday 24 July 2017

Anyone can be cool .....


Sorry, didn't mean to make you jump, I mean, it's Monday and I'm blogging, what's that all about huh?

Well, I had my second mahoosive delivery of happy mail in a week and, like the first lot, I could not wait to get stuck in.  It was just a question of what to do first.  So, after some humming-and-harring, I decided to go with this sassy little lassie and some bright colours.

This is from the last release by CC Designs
Rockabilly Girls set (and they are rubber, not clear stamps - 4 in the set)
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Sentiment is from an old CC Designs set called Teen Scene
and the papers are MFT Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot

all together now
"she wore an itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini
that's what she wore for the first time today"

Well I won't be wearing one of those today, I'm on my way to work

Have a fab day everyone - be awesome!

Hugs, Squirrel xx

Sunday 23 July 2017

MFT Sketch Challenge #342

Afternoon everyone, hope your weekend is going well.

Today I made a little card for a sketch challenge over at My Favorite Things blog.  I do like a nice simple sketch, it actually helps the design when it's not too complicated, and as we all know, I do like simple!

Having said that, there was still a lot of work went into this one.

and here is the original sketch

For my card I used
I don't have the die set so this is all fussy cut
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)

OK, having actually made a card specifically for this challenge, blogged and entered, I think I feel a bit light headed on that achievement.  Time to go and sit down at my craft bench and relax with some colouring!

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

Saturday 22 July 2017

DTDF (DT) Good Morning .......

And a very good morning to you too! I'm starting today with a CC Designs adorable lady to share with you.

I think someone has been spying on my early routine .....except my bunny slippers aren't green

Oh my gosh, I feel so weary I need to lie down again

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

Thursday 20 July 2017

In The Pink (DT) Fantasy

Hello Fans-of-Pink, welcome to a new challenge from IN THE PINK
This time, a little change - we are now 4-weekly so lots of time to enter!

A favourite theme I think for this one, and it is FANTASY

Just lurrrrve this cute little chap!
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Sentiment comes with the stamp set

and our sponsor for this challenge is one very dear to my heart
£15 - Dies To Die For (you lucky things)

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

Saturday 15 July 2017

DTDF (DT) Baker Nancy

Good morning everyone, happy weekend!
What an exciting one it is, lots of Tour de France action, and the British F1 Grand Prix, and my birthday!  What more could a girl ask for.

Right then, Saturday, if you didn't know it by now, is my day to post over on the
DIES TO DIE FOR BLOG and I have a birthday themed card for you.

All of the links to the following items of loveliness will take you straight to the right places

and additional items are Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Polychromos Pencils
and a custom sized card base

Hugs to everyone
Squirrel xx

Thursday 13 July 2017

AYLI (DT) Pearls or Gems

So then crafters, the next fortnight's challenge over at AS YOU LIKE IT
Make us a project with your favourite and tell us all about it, particularly why you prefer one over the other

Easier said than done, I like them both - pearls for a more sophisticated and classy look, but for bright and blingy it has to be gems!

Adding gems to this (over the snowflake circles) seemed like a good idea at the time
until I realised just how many I was adding - and I still managed to miss one!
CC Designs Pollycraft "Snowy"
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Paper is Kaisercraft Christmas Collections

and our sponsor for this challenge is

Hugs to all

Saturday 8 July 2017

DTDF (DT) Beach Bunnies

So, what do you normally find on the beach?  Pebbles, sand, crabs, dead fish, yep, all of
those, occasional stray dogs, but bunnies must be quite rare, surely?

There must be some funny beaches over in the States, as where else could MFT have
taken their inspiration for the Beach Bunnies set?

Additional ingredients for this are Distress Inks (ReInkers), Authentique Seasons: Autumn 6x6 pad,
Clearly Besotted "Say What" sentiments, and custom sized card base

Happy weekend!

Hugs, Squirrel

Sunday 2 July 2017


Brace yourselves!  I've made a card that's not DT, I made it all for me for fun!

and as I have lots of both I thought it was about time to join in
with a challenge that I love but have not had a chance to do for absolutely ages

So for this little cutie I have used
and an old Hero Arts sentiment
Image is painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) and Polychromos Pencils

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

Saturday 1 July 2017

DTDF (DT) Sweet Honey Bee

Happy 1st July folks!  Cripes, halfway through the year already, so that is six happy months I have been DTing for the DIES TO DIE FOR blog!

Today I am bringing you a dose of sweet summer stickiness.

I love this cute little girl, and she was so much fun to colour with the Distress Inks (ReInkers).  The ARF stamps all have a LOT of hair, so if you love colouring hair then these stamps are the ones for you.  My hairiness was done with the help of a variety of brown toned Polychromos Pencils.

All the linked ingredients are available in the Dies To Die For on-line store

Having a buzzing weekend guys
Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

While I'm here, the closing date for the SNSRC Fantasy Challenge
has been extended until 30 July
so you have more time to enter your fantasy makes

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