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Thursday 30 November 2017

AYLI (DT) Animal

Hello everyone, doing anything special for the last day of November?  Eeeeek, 
where did that month go?!

As well as that, it's time for another challenge over as AS YOU LIKE IT and the theme
for this fortnight is ANIMALS (your favourite, and why)

Regular readers of this blog will know that I am most definitely an animal lover, and
top of that list is cats (yes, even you Rosie), followed closely by dogs, rabbits, squirrels, donkeys, alpacas, oh let's face it, anything with fur on is good for me!

I could not resist this goofy chap

Isn't he fun!
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Papermania snowflake paper
Rymans pink and purple cardstock
Clearly Besotted sentiment Say It's Christmas

Our sponsor for this challenge is

£10 voucher

Looking forward to seeing all your favourite critters!

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

Saturday 25 November 2017

DTDF (DT) Happy Pawlidays

Happy Saturday folks.  The arrival of this weekend is so welcome!

Don't tell Faye but over at the DIES TO DIE FOR inspiration blog
things are starting to look a lot like Christmas C*mas

I imagine that now we have only four and a bit weeks to the C*mas event, us crafters are
probably up to our elbows in festive stuff, so here's a small contribution to this year's
C*mas card mountain - still many more to make, eeeek

And the yummy things used are

Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Polychromos Pencils
LOTV Frosty Christmas papers (retired)

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

Sunday 19 November 2017

Filled With Joy

It's been a long time since I entered
saw this weeks I knew immediately that
I wanted to use my new Pure Innocence stamp

So I have used:
MFT Pure Innocence - Filled With Joy
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
and Polychromos Pencils
Die-Namics Stitched Rounded Corner Frame
Clearly Besotted sentiment
Die-Namics Stitched Sentiment Strips
Rymans red cardstock and
LOTV papers

Hugs to all
Squirrel x

Saturday 18 November 2017

DTDF (DT) Whimsy/Wee Sarah

Yoo-hoo chaps!

Here I am with my DIES TO DIE FOR inspiration blog make, on what is (here) a rather nippy November day.  It's warm hat, coat and boots weather - all you need is a furry friend to finish it all off

So, the yummy things used here are

I painted the image with various shades of Distress Inks (ReInkers)
and the papers are LOTV Krafty Christmas

Right then, when did I put my bear ....

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

for all of the above and a huge amount more

Thursday 16 November 2017

AYLI (DT) Favourite Christmas Colours

Good morning peeps, happy Thursday to you.  It's time for another challenge
with AS YOU LIKE IT and this fortnight the theme is Favourite Christmas Colours (and why)

Although I do enjoy venturing into the world of pink and purple Christmas
occasionally, I really prefer the more traditional colours of red, green and beige.
They remind me so much of the seasonal plants we bring indoors to
decorate with, the holly, the ivy, the mistletoe, and they
just make me feel so warm and cosy

I have used
and some Dovecrafts Christmas papers from a couple of seasons ago
Image painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)

I do hope, now that we are all getting into the swing of the festive cards, that
you will find time to join in the challenge.

Our sponsor for this one is

Prizes: - 3 digi stamps voucher

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

Saturday 11 November 2017

Edna Needs A(nother) Martini (DTDF DT)

Hello all, here I am again with my post for the
DIES TO DIE FOR Inspiration Blog

You might have noticed this little lady earlier in the week, but hey, I absolutely
love her so why not use her again

Image coloured with Distress Inks (ReInkers) and a smudge of Polychromos

Right then, where's the martini ..........

Have a super weekend!

Hugs, Squirrel xx

Thursday 9 November 2017

In The Pink (DT) Spots/Stripes

Hello Pink Fans - it's a new challenge starting today over at IN THE PINK
and the theme this time around is SPOTS/STRIPES

Once I started looking at my stamps, I was seeing spots and stripes everywhere
but I decided to use this one just because she is sooooo much
fun and a joy to colour

This is Stamping Bella: Edna Needs A Martini
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
the sentiment comes with the stamp
I'm not 100% sure about the striped paper but it could well be First Edition

A very simple card, but Edna doesn't need anything else!

Our sponsor for this challenge is

You have a month to get your pink on

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

Saturday 4 November 2017

DTDF (DT) Lumberjack Guys

Morning all, I'm here today with one for the boys as my
inspiration piece for the DIES TO DIE FOR blog

Yesterday was young Sam's birthday, well I say young, he is well into being
a teenager now, and teenage years are when the cards start getting tricky.  Thankfully
Sam is a softie so I am certain he will appreciate the small and furry element!

CC Designs: Lumberjack Guys (set of 4 stamps)

The gold star peel-offs that I layered over the Lawn Fawn paper are a staple
in my stash, and (oddly) always make their annual appearances round about this time of year

Images painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) and a wee smidge of Polychromos

Have a lovely crafty weekend all

Hugs, Squirrel xx

Thursday 2 November 2017

AYLI (DT) Christmas or Non-Christmas

Morning all!  A new challenge starts today over on the AS YOU LIKE IT challenge blog, and our theme for this fortnight is Christmas or Non-Christmas (which do you prefer making for) - you must explain why!

I tolerate Christmas.  I have been up to my ears in Christmas cards since June with orders, and have barely made a start on my own, so right at the moment I am feeling decidedly bah-humbug.  I have to say that I enjoy making the first one or two, but after that I've had enough.  Non-Christmas cards I can happily make all year round with no problems!

Oh, look, a non-Christmas card, lol

CC Designs: Rockabilly Girls stamp set (4 images)
Whimsy Stamps sentiment
Papercraft House floral papers
Martha Stewart border punch
Image painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)

The sponsor of this challenge is

Crafty Ribbons
£10 voucher

You have two weeks - Christmas or not, please do share with us.

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx
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