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Saturday 30 March 2019

Monkeys (DT) Dies To Die For

Morning all, hope you are all ok!

Firstly, I am really soooooo very sorry about the quality of the photos - I thought I had taken pics in daylight but suddenly realised I hadn't so had to try and get something in artificial light, and the results aren't all that great!

and the inside

Honestly, these are so much nicer in real life!

So I have used

Times they are a changing; I made this card for my boss who left work yesterday to move on to a new job and a new challenge.  I have worked with this particular lady for 14 years and some of you will remember that we left "the old firm" together to join where I am now.

Whilst the front of the card says I Will Miss You, my handwritten text inside says
"I will miss you, for three weeks anyway"
Yup, I'm on the move again, and joining her at the new firm after Easter.  Eeeeek!

Images all painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)

Hugs to all

Thursday 28 March 2019

Your Favourite Colouring Medium (DT) As You Like It Challenge

So, it's time for another new challenge with the AS YOU LIKE IT team!

Our challenge this time is for you to share your Favourite Colouring Medium with us, be it marker pens, pencils, paints, you name it, if you can colour with it and it is your favourite then we want to hear about it.

I'm fairly sure that it won't come as any surprise to you that my favourite medium are the Distress Inks (ReInkers) used as watercolours.  I have tried many options over the years but ever since the discovery of the DIs they have become my happy place and I come back to them time and time again.

So I've had a go at the no-lines technique (hmmmm, not cut out for this I think)
Clearly Besotted : Apples & Pears
Stamped with MFT Hybrid Grey Grout ink on Langton Hot Press (Smooth) Watercolour Paper
Bazzil Basics cardstock
and an old Clearly Besotted sentiment set embossed in white detail powder

The sponsor of this challenge is

I do hope you will be able to pop over to the challenge and join in the fun


Saturday 23 March 2019

Party Like A Pirate (DT) Dies To Die For

Arrrrrrrrrh!!  Ahoy there me'arties!

There will be a party going on in the Squirrel-Oldies household this week as they
celebrate their Diamond (60 years) Wedding Anniversary but I'm not sure
that they will Party Like A Pirate

Image and background all done with Distress Inks (ReInkers and Pads)

That's all today folks, I have to get some rather sparkly presents wrapped!

Saturday 16 March 2019

Flower Bouquet Bunny (DT) Dies To Die For

Hello chaps, it's the weekend, yaaaaay!!

There has been an explosion in the size of the bunny population (which is what happens when you have more than one bunny) here this week and there will be more of those to come soon (they are all incredibly cute!) but today I have one from that very talented designer and illustrator, Lee Holland

So this absolutely adorable little chap is

Image watercolour painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)

Have yourselves a very "hoppy" weekend

Thursday 14 March 2019

Dies or Stencils (DT) As You Like It Challenge

Hello my lovelies, and here we are at Thursday again!  I can't believe we are already halfway through March - just what is happening to this year?!  Anyhoo, this brings us to a new challenge with the AS YOU LIKE IT team, and the theme for this fortnight is Your Favourite Dies or Stencils.

So, I use dies.  I use them a lot, but just recently I have rediscovered the joy of stencils, especially as there are now some really clever and imaginative ones out there, they are not just background any more, they are an integral part of your design.

So I have used
Watercolour effect background paper from Hobbycraft

The "bubbles" were inked with two shades of Distress Ink and the Mermaid was
painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) as watercolours.
The detail of her hair has been added with Polychromos Pencils.

Our sponsor for this challenge is

See you there!

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