Welcome to Squirrel's slightly nutty world of rubber stamping, papercraft, cats, Formula 1 and a variety of other off-the-wall topics. It's fabulous to see you and I hope you enjoy your time here. Please do pop back and visit me again soon!

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Pure Innocence

That is the stamp, not me!  

I really enjoy the MFT Colour Color Challenges because they put together colours that I wouldn't normally combine, and it is good to stretch yourself now and again......

I have used
Sentiment: MFT Gifting Fun
Homemade cloud stencil
Rymans coloured cardstock
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)

Happy Sunday to you all
Squirrel xx

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Saturday, 26 August 2017

DTDF (DT) Snail Mail

Morning all - three day weekend, wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

It's my day for the DIES TO DIE FOR inspiration blog and I have some
Squidgy cuteness for you

I just love receiving letters by post (not those sneaky former-brown-envelopes-now
disguised-as-white-ones) but I cannot remember the last time I actually sat
down and wrote anything other than a card - maybe we should try and
bring back the tradition of proper letter writing, in pen!

Coloured with Distress Inks (ReInkers) and Polychromos Pencils

DTDF Holiday Closure - see below for details

Have a fabulous weekend, whatever you are up to

Tracy says
Please be aware that I will be taking my annual holiday from  Friday 18th August until Monday 4th September.  Orders received after 3pm Thursday 17th August will not start shipping until Tuesday 5th September.  Whilst I am away the website will be updated with any new stock and restocks and you will still be able to place orders online.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

AYLI (DT) Fur or Feathers?

Morning all, hope things are going well for you on the run in to the Bank Holiday weekend!  Oh three glorious days in a row, bliss.

Ok then, it's a new challenge over at AS YOU LIKE IT and the theme for the next two weeks is FUR OR FEATHERS - your favourite, and tell us why.

For me, there is no contest, it is fur all the way, soft, strokeable, sniffable, snugglable, warm and cuddly fur, preferably when it is wrapped around an amenable animal!  Rosie simply does not accept my overtures for letting me dump her onto my lap for a cuddle session - how I envy those owned by lapcats.

Lili of The Valley - James Bear with Daisy
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Clouds done with Distress Inks (pad)
Sentiment is from an old Hero Arts clear sentiments set
Papers from Papercraft House

Our sponsor for this challenge is

So, come on over and share your furry/feathery makes with us!


Saturday, 19 August 2017

DTDF (DT) Milton

Happy Saturday to you all from me - do you have anything exciting planned?

We're waiting for our builder to pop round to have a look at a rather suspicious damp
patch that has appeared, and then, if he isn't too late, we're over to the Oldies for a cuppa
and a sneaky assessment of garden vegetables!

For my DTDF make today I have a cheeky little fella to share with you

Look at that smile!

Have yourselves a wonderful crafty weekend!

Hugs, Squirrel xx

Thursday, 17 August 2017

In The Pink (DT) Anything Goes - 5th birthday celebrations

Hello Pinkies!  Can you hear the corks popping from those naughty Pink Ladies?
At IN THE PINK we are celebrating our 5th birthday and what better way to do with than with a theme that everyone loves - ANYTHING GOES

So this lady is celebrating in the best way possible - with a big ol' chunk of cake!

CC Designs - Roberto's Rascals OMG Cake
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) and Polychromos Pencils
Your Next Die - Alpha Bold die set
Rymans bright pink cardstock
Office hole punch

Our sponsor waiting patiently for glass of fizz is the lovely Tracy from
with a £15 store voucher for the lucky winner

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

Saturday, 12 August 2017

DTDF (DT) Hold You Close

Hello chaps, here I am again with a dose of cuteness for my DIES TO DIE FOR blog inspiration

So what else would you do with a squirrel but cuddle it?

As usual, image has been painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
and Polychromos Pencils
The papers are Maja Design - Coffee In The Arbour

Hope you have a super weekend lined up with lots of crafting involved

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

Thursday, 10 August 2017

AYLI (DT) Embellishments

Yoo-hoo folks, happy Thursday to you!  Alternate Thursdays mean a new challenge from AS YOU LIKE IT and this time around we would like you to share with us your Favourite Embellishment(s) and tell us why they are your favourites.

You may have guessed that I didn't choose the theme!  Embellishments, phooey!  I'm a clean and simple kinda girl, some days more simple than others (ha), so I tend to restrict embellishments, a lot.  Rather than being able to add lots of stuff skillfully, my makes tend to look a little, shall we say, rugged.  So I keep it simple.  I love die-cut embellishments but try to use them to echo the theme, like this one with the stars

So, for my simple card I have used:
CC Designs - Dancing
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) and Polychromos Pencils
Joanna Sheen Starry Night Border Die
Sentiment from who-knows-where but it was one of those "that'll be useful" purchases years ago
MFT 6x6 Tribal Prints
DoCrafts wood pattern paper

Our sponsor for this challenge is CRAFTS U LOVE

Looking forward to seeing how much you can attach to a card all your beautiful and creative uses of embellishments!

Love and hugs
Squirrel xx

Saturday, 5 August 2017

DTDF (DT) Beach Babe Twila

Hello everyone, here I am at the end
of a week's holiday - I would like to say I had a chance to do this
but unfortunately it wasn't really a paddling kinda week!

This is my post for the DIES TO DIE FOR inspiration blog, but it is also a nudge for

Hope you are all having a great weekend

Hugs, Squirrel xx

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

SNSRC #6 - Holiday Fun

Hello everyone - today sees the start of a new Squirrel's Not So Random Challenge
and this time the theme is Holiday Fun

This is the time of year when just about everyone has had, is having, or about to have, a holiday, even if it is only a few days at home with a paddling pool in the back garden - so we would like you to share your idea of holiday fun with us.

We are a little low on DT inspiration for you today, but don't worry, we will inundate you with
suitable reminders as the weeks tick by!

Who doesn't love an ice-cream, especially a chocolate one

Surely no holiday is complete without a sandcastle which gets washed away at high tide

and our winner from the last challenge is Julye B with her adorable teddy-bumps card
Please contact me Julye to claim your prize - email to Squirrel

This challenge will run until 29 October at 6.00pm

Little Acorns

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