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Saturday 30 September 2017

DTDF (DT) More Than Pie

Morning all, I'm here today with my post for the

OK, so I am known to be partial to a nice slice of cake, but hey, I'm up for being
all inclusive and I kinda like a slice of pie too!

Image painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Heart punches from Hobbycraft
and I embossed the base card into a chequerboard to match the
gingham paper

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

(where there are many more Gerda sets also available)

Saturday 23 September 2017

DTDF (DT) Jungle Bells

Morning chaps, it's my day for the DIES TO DIE FOR inspiration blog

We are into autumn now, so that means the C.... cards begin with serious purpose.  However these two aren't really all that serious.

Elephant Card
Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Scalloped Circles

I decided to have another go with the no-line colouring technique for the next one but......

Lion Card
Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Tonic Dies
Clearly Besotted

As you can see, I did't achieve the no-lines, I never learn.  Memento Ink acts like a sponge
for Distress Inks (ReInkers) and soaks up the colour, so the sections have lines, but they are the right colours!  His nose, hat and eyebrows show this particularly well.

Happy weekend to you
Squirrel xx

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Thursday 21 September 2017

AYLI (DT) Favourite Paper Pad

Hello peeps, it is Thursday again and another challenge begins!  Today it is AS YOU LIKE IT and the theme for the fortnight is Your Favourite Paper Pad (and why).

There is a paper mountain (possibly even the whole range of mountains) growing in my craft space.  I am a sucker for pretty papers.  I have lots of favourite pads, but my all time, take it to a desert island, last pad on earth, favourite is from Nitwits (when they used to sell through LOTV) and it is Petal Fresh.  It so makes me think of freshly laundered cotton sheets that I can almost smell then on the washing line in the sunshine - the sheets, not the papers.

So, I have used the Petal Fresh papers, and have teamed them up with Stamping Bella Tiny Townies Garden Girl - Sweet Pea.  Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)  Sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.

The sponsor of this challenge is

Lawn Fawn
A stamp set and 6x6 pad of the winner’s choice
Lawn Fawn

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

Saturday 16 September 2017

DTDF (DT) Santa Penguin

Morning all, me again with my make for the DIES TO DIE FOR inspiration blog.

Is it Santa?  Is it a Penguin?

Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)

There's not much I can really add to that, except he is such a fun stamp
to play with!

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

Thursday 14 September 2017

In The Pink (DT) Flower Power

Hello chaps, it's time to start another challenge over at IN THE PINK and this time it's pretty petals with FLOWER POWER.

I think this little chap forgot about his eyeliner
Wild Rose Studio: Panda With Flowers
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Die-Namics: Stitched Tiny Tags
Clearly Besotted: Say What
Papers are a gorgeous pad of textured (almost) card that I
found in The Works

Our sponsor for this challenge is All Dressed Up
who are offering two digis to the Winner

Let's be seeing your pink and flowery!

Hugs to All
Squirrel xx

Monday 11 September 2017

Bitty Bears

Hello chaps, how is your Monday afternoon?

Having entered the MFT colouring competition yesterday, the adrenaline has
gone to my head and I thought I would try the CAS category too

Tis not the cleanest photo ever, but it's rather wet and gloomy here today.
Distress Inks (ReInkers) and Memento pads

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

Sunday 10 September 2017

Put A Spell On You

Thanks to a superbloggy friend, I was able to finally get my paws on this stamp set.  I missed it before it was retired, so when it made a comeback I had to have it this time.

Then another superbloggy friend put the squeeze on, to get me to enter the amazing Superstar 2017 challenge over at My Favorite Things.  I am certainly no superstar, and my colouring is not Virtuoso standard, but I'm having a go anyway.

So this is
MFT Witch Way Is The Candy
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
I used the Mini Cloud edges with purple Distress Oxide for the sky
and again but closer together for the Distress Ink ground
I wanted a lumpy, tussocky, moorland in moonlight look, it kinda worked
Papers are MFT Bundles of Blossoms Brights

Batty hugs to all
Squirrel xx

Saturday 9 September 2017

Holiday Fun (SNSRC) Reminder

Hi all, just popping by with a reminder for the Squirrel's Not So Random Challenge that is currently running until the end of October with the theme of Holiday Fun.  Even though the kiddies are back in school, there are still people taking holidays!

I have used a CC Designs stamp from Roberto's Rascals
featuring Henry
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
A Copic edged matting layer
and a Hero Arts sentiment

Reminder delivered.

Hugs, Squirrel xx

DTDF (DT) Feel Better

Hello peeps.  It's my day for a design over at the DIES TO DIE FOR inspiration blog.

I have had Toad snuffling this week (nothing wrong with him apart from tiredness) but
we all know how hard it is to have a dose of man flu is, but a get well card for a man with man flu is even harder, until now!

Medicine bottles and spoon were masked, painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) and fussy cut

The sentiment is from MFT Get Well Wishes but I can't locate it at the moment

Have a germ free weekend everyone

Hugs Squirrel xx

Thursday 7 September 2017

AYLI (DT) Flora or Fauna

Hello everyone, and a very happy Thursday to you.  It's almost the end of the week, which means I only have to get through today and tomorrow and then it's HOLIDAY!!

Anyhoo, before I start rambling, I am here with my DT make for AS YOU LIKE IT and our challenge for the next two weeks is FLORA OR FAUNA (your favourite, tell us why)

I love animals, all animals (with fur) but please don't put me near an insect!
Leopards are my favourite of the big cats, and I have been known to sit for hours
watching them at our zoo.
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Matting layer edged with a Copic (oh the heresy)

Our sponsor for this challenge is

Two weeks - Flora or Fauna - off you go!

Hugs, Squirrel xx

Tuesday 5 September 2017

Sunday 3 September 2017

You Have My Heart

Afternoon all.  It's been a quiet day at Squirrel Towers, so while I have been waiting for the Italian Grand Prix, I thought I would have a little play with this week's sketch challenge over at MFT.

Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
and I have used again the Mini Cloud Edges Stencil
Papers are a mixture of MFT
X-Cut small heart punch

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

Saturday 2 September 2017

Santa's Gifts (DTDF DT)

One of my DIES TO DIE FOR teamies gets a bit twitchy when the C-mas word is used, so we have to find ways around it ......... sometimes it is easier simply to drug her with choklit.

Other ingredients are Distress Inks (ReInkers) and some of last year's Dovecraft C-mas papers

Tracy will be back from her holidays this weekend, so shipping of orders will be underway on Tuesday 5 September

Hugs, Squirrel xx

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