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Thursday 30 August 2018

As You Like It (DT) Non Card Project

Morning peeps, hope all is well in your world today.
I'm here again with a DT post for the AS YOU LIKE IT challenge, and this
time our theme for you is a Non-Card Project

A friend's son is space mad, he adores Prof Brian Cox, and wants to be an astro-physicist when he
grows up (got to admire his ambition).  He is now of an age where said friend is about to bestow
upon him a door key - and for a door key, you need a keyring

I may rather have over ordered a batch of keyring blanks, so there will be several keyring stocking fillers around at Christmas this year, rofl.
MFT Stamps - Space Explorer
Clearly Besotted alphabet stamps
Distress Inks (ReInkers)
And one of many keyring blanks!

The sponsor of this challenge is

Lawn Fawn



Saturday 25 August 2018

Baseball Squidgy (DT) Dies To Die For

Morning all, or should I say Strike One!

I am getting to be a terror at forgetting birthdays until after the event, so this little chap works well for my newly acquired but really annoying failings,  It has become something of a joke these days so that's what I am turning it into "Yeah, I failed again, but I know I did"

Lovely things used

Image painted with Distress Inks (ReInker)
Red cardstock from Rymans

Enjoy your Bank Holiday (UK) weekend folk!

Sunday 19 August 2018

On The Bookshelf

"On the bookshelf" is a commonly heard phrase in this house, usually in response to "Have you seen my ......?"  Don't get me wrong, there a a LOT of books on the bookshelf, but somehow a certain someone always manages to find a space to put down his treasures!

What there isn't room for on any of our bookshelves is Rosie.  Bless her, she is rather rotund in her physic (it runs in the family) and the overhang plus gravitational pull would be too much for her.

Anyhoo, where is all this leading ...... a sweet friend bought me a stamp set for my birthday and this is its first inking.

Papers are from (I think) and old Bo Bunny collection

I used seven of the stamps from the set, and all are coloured up with
Distress Inks (ReInkers)

It was fun to do, if a little nerve racking getting things lined up.

I had toyed with the idea of the Gerda Steiner Design Team Call but I just checked and I am two days too late, so it wasn't meant to be!

Hugs to all

Saturday 18 August 2018

Rockabilly (DT) Dies To Die For

Hello all, finally made it here this morning (just) - it's all a bit behind so this is
a clean and simple card for you today, even though it wasn't that quick -
her hair was more tricky to deal with that my own!

Imagine painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) and highlighted/shaded with
Polychromos Pencils

and that's it!

(Tracy and Andy are taking a short summer break but you can still place orders)

Thursday 16 August 2018

As You Like It (DT) Black & White Plus 1

It's another Thursday so it's a new challenge from the AS YOU LIKE IT team

Our theme for this fortnight is
Black & White Plus One

What's black and white and red all over?
A sunburnt zebra of course

I love the impact of this combination of three simple colours

I had this Go Wild stamp set by Clearly Besotted from a special friend for my
birthday, and I absolutely love it!
MFT 6x6 Animal Prints
Black card from PDA Card & Craft
Red card from Rymans

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Saturday 11 August 2018

Harvest Mouse (DT) Dies To Die For

Mouses?  Meeces?  Mices?

Hello peeps, a furry little critter here this morning with some other, smaller, very furry little critters to share with you

Although the dies are labelled as tags, they make fabulous bookmarks

I've painted the meeces and the incidentals all with Distress Inks (ReInkers) used as watercolours.

The ombre paper was a pad I snaffled from Hobbycraft.

So that's it from me today.


Saturday 4 August 2018

Playful Peacocks (DT) Dies To Die For

Hello folks,I'm late getting here again today - normally I do my Saturday post on Friday night, but when Toad went up for a bath, instead of getting the laptop out I might have closed my eyes for a moment or two.  Well, ok, two hours!

Anyhoo, I have got something a bit special for you today
because it is also part of the Offer of The Week on the website
(so you are saving money as well as getting something fabulous!)

As part of the Offer of The Week choice, you can get
(so that is stamps and dies all in one go, for a reduced price)

and the other ingredients used for this are

OK, time to strut your stuff and shake a tail feather or two!


Thursday 2 August 2018

Feathers or Fur (DT) As You Like It Challenge

Morning all, how are we today then?   After a brief respite from the UK heatwave, it seems that temperatures are on the up again, so I shall be reverting to limp lettuce mode any minute now.

Before that happens, let me tell you about the new challenge from the AS YOU LIKE IT CHALLENGE and this time the theme is FUR OR FEATHERS (and why)

Whilst I love watching birds at a safe distance, I'm not so keen on them flapping about too close to me, too many run-ins with budgies, pigeons and seagulls perhaps, but I absolutely lurrrrrrrrrve anything in a fur coat.  So, anyway, this is an experiment in furriness
and an attempt to get some texture

So this was made using an old rubber stamp from LOTV featuring that very
furry James Bear
I have painted the bed and stocking with Distress Inks (ReInkers) but I have done
James with traditional watercolours but quite dry so I could get "thicker" paint and the each brushstroke had its own definition
Papers are from old Christmas collections from Dovecraft

Anyhoo, whether you prefer feathers or fur, you may like to know that the winner of this challenge will be invited to join us as a GDT for the first of the September challenges!

Hope you can join us.

Hugs to all

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