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Saturday 27 April 2019

The Gnome & The Letter (DT) Dies To Die For (UPDATED)

Happy Weekend everyone!

I'm hoping that by the time this posts, the DTDF website problems will have been resolved, but at the time of writing they aren't so I will pop back to add the ingredients links for you.

Gnomie coloured with Distress Inks (ReInkers) and Polychromos Pencils

I decided to stack the HELLO so cut four layers of thick white card, and one of the MFT paper, and got sticking.  Shame you can't see the "popping off the card" effect in the photo!

Hugs to all


Thursday 25 April 2019

Ribbon or Flowers (DT) As You Like It Challenge

Well hello there chaps!  How are you on this fine Thursday?  You do know of course that with it being Thursday it is time for another fortnight's challenge from the AS YOU LIKE IT gang.

This time, the theme is Ribbons or Flowers (Your Favourite and Why)

I have more of an affinity with flowers than I do with ribbon, although I don't use either that much really.  However, for this challenge I was going to make an effort and out came the flowers, only to find that my silicon glue is a solid lump in a tube!  So, I had to resort to flat flowers ..... (I can hear Red Leader grumbling from here)

So this ADORABLE little chap is new and he is
I don't have the die, but there is one available, so I had to fussy cut
He is painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) used as watercolours
The leafy stem is a Tonic die and
the flowers are various sizes of Woodware punch, with Card Candy centres
(didn't have the right colour so inked up a cream one with a yellow pen)
The layered Hello die is from Create A Smile
Papers are Sunny Studio (purple) and Prima (blue)

So there you have it - except for our wonderful sponsor for this theme who is

£10 voucher from
Fantastic Ribbons

Hope you will take time in your busy schedules to come and join in the fun.


Saturday 20 April 2019

Violet (DT) Dies To Die For

Morning everyone, happy Saturday to you all.

In this funny ol' world that we live in, I don't think we say thank you enough, so
why not change that and say thank you to someone today.

Ingredients used

Versafine Toffee and Vintage Sepia for the background stamp and
Distress Inks (ReInkers) for Violet.

Have a wonderful Easter weekend!


Saturday 13 April 2019

Bears (DT) Dies To Die For

Oh my goodness, sorry about all that delay chaps, right then, puff puff pant, I am finally here and
with a card to share

I received a bundle of happy mail from DTDF this week (grins) so it only seemed
right to get one of my new stamps inky.

This goes to show that you can make a pretty card with only a few simple ingredients

Image painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)

and breathe

Thursday 11 April 2019

As You Like It Challenge (DT) Favourite Animal

So, here we are at Thursday, crumbs they come around fast, anyone would think that
we get one at least once a week.  What do (alternate) Thursdays mean?  Of course they do, it's
a new challenge with the AS YOU LIKE IT crew!

The theme for this fortnight is Your Favourite Animal (and why).

I am a huge animal lover, and if it is furry it has a place in my life.  I have shared many more years than I care to count with cats, and on a day-to-day domestic level I wouldn't choose anything else, BUT if I could then it would have to be Sciurus vulgaris, the Eurasian Red Squirrel.  They are such endearing little chaps, and as a rare native British squirrel, they deserve a lot of love and care to ensure the survival of their species in this country - it would fill my heart with joy to see a glimpse of red amongst the tree branches

and the matching die set

I had a happy Sunday afternoon colouring up the squiddles with Distress
Inks (ReInkers) used as watercolours

and the sponsor for our animal theme is

Hugs to all

Saturday 6 April 2019

Birthday Bears (DT) Dies To Die For

Hello peeps, a very tired Squirrel here today but thankfully we have nothing planned so am hoping that this post has scheduled and I am upstairs and still snoring!

This simple little card uses

Images painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) as watercolours, and the stencil is simply Distress Ink dabbled on with a finger dauber.

So that's me for now, hope to see you later in the week
Hugs to all

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