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Saturday, 28 July 2018

Breakfast (DT) Dies To Die For

Happy Saturday everyone!  Well, this has been a week of treats, lots of nibbles out and about, and this morning a leisurely breakfast, which is why I'm now covered in crumbs and smears of jam.

Yes, I am a messy breakfaster, but then so are these two cheekies, just look at that floor - my mother would be out with the vacuum immediately!

A small but tasty little card

Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) used as watercolours and
Polychromos Pencils for those impossible hairstyles!

Coffee you say?  I'm now coming.....

Hugs to all

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Good grief, a challenge card

OK, so, I've been off work this week and whilst it has been baking hot and in between
going out to different places and laying on the floor like a limp lettuce, I have been making
Christmas cards (aaargh) for my mother's order.  Feeling a little underwhelmed, I decided
it was time I perked things up with a challenge so had a mooch around to see what I could
find and, lo, what should behold me but a Wednesday Sketch Challenge from MFT Card Challenges

and here is the sketch

I am a sucker for these Pure Innocence little girls so when this one popped up in the new
release I knew that she would be coming home to me.

So, I have used for this:
a retired Die-Namics Window die
Black card is from PDA Card & Craft and the brown for the
window frame is Papermania pearlised

I did the clouds with Broken China Distress Ink Oxide and a finger dauber
and the image (the bits not paper pieced) is painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) with
Polychromos Pencils for her hair

Twice in one day is a bit much for a little squirrel so I am off to find a cool, dark, room
to whimper in for a little while!

Hugs to all

You can find my earlier DIES TO DIE FOR post here

Boom! (DT) Dies To Die For

Morning all,  I.m here today with a little one suitable for the fellas

Hugs to all

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Ribbons or Buttons (DT) As You Like It

Hello peeps!  Are you still enjoying this ridiculously hot and sweaty summer?  You might have guessed that I've fallen out of love with it, just a little, and am looking forward to autumn!

Anyhoo, while we still have the long daylight hours it means you can craft more and
you might like to join in with the new AS YOU LIKE IT challenge and
the theme for this fortnight is Ribbons or Buttons (please tell us about your choice)

Regular readers will know that I have an allergy to ribbons, they never do what I want them to (of course it's not me being cack-handed!) and as for tying bows with them, phah!!  So, my choice would have to be buttons.  Sometimes I push the boat out and use real ones, but if the card is being posted then I can even fake buttons (and often do)

I think this Lili of The Valley stamp may be called Special Delivery
and I believe it has long been retired (which is a shame, it's soooooo cute)
Distress Inks (ReInkers) used as watercolours
MFT sentiment set, which is also retired
Star shaped punch, and button holes (wonky) made with Japanese Screw Punch
MFT 6x6 Dots & Stripes Bright

Our Sponsor for this challenge is (who else could it be)

£10 voucher
crafty ribbons

So, that's me and my fake buttons, I do hope you find the time to join us


Saturday, 14 July 2018

Surprise! (DT) Dies To Die For

Well actually, it's probably not much of a surprise to find me here again,
it is a Saturday after all

However, this is a bit more of a surrrrrrrrrrrrrrr-priiii-iiiiise!

( I know it says Party, but the more I look at it, the more it looks like Pasty )

So for this party on a card I have used

Those little Rascals are painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) and Polychromos Pencils
and I have just used some generic red card for that pop of colour

Have a super scorcher of a weekend, and hopefully some playtime


Saturday, 7 July 2018

Sue's Birthday Wish (DT) Dies To Die For

Morning all, hope you are ok and ready (in the UK) for another sunny weekend!
I'm off for a tail trim and colour this morning, then scampering back for the British GP qualifying, and then hopping over to France for the start of three weeks with my boys in lycra!

Anyhoo, I have popped in, as is usual at this time on a Saturday, to share my DTDF make with you and it's a birthday celebration today

It's a typical Squirrel CAS card but I think that really suits the fabulous image
and the big sentiment
and because it is CAS there are only a few ingredients

I have painted the stamped image with Distress Inks (ReInkers) used as watercolours and her hair has had the helping hand of Polychromos Pencils

Hug to all

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Favourite Celebration (DT) As You Like It Challenge

Morning all, it's a new theme from the AS YOU LIKE IT team (I'm in charge on the challenge blog today!) and it is Your Favourite Celebration (birthday, Christmas, wedding, etc) but please do remember to tell us about it.

It was a tough choice and I do like making special occasion cards, and my favourite makes are for birthdays and, believe it or not, for Christmas (that is unless I am still racing around with snowflakes mid December).  I am being uber organised this year, well actually no, that's a big fib, I managed to get mum to place her order early, lol, so I have made a start on those.

CC Designs : Carollers stamp
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) and Polychromos Pencils
Papers are Dovecraft, I think the pack is called North Pole
Crealies loopy circle die
Die-Namics double stitched circle die
and I will check on the word dies - it's a set new to me but I have used it a fair bit already, shame I didn't write the name down!

Our sponsor for this challenge is

Come and celebrate with us


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