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Saturday 27 July 2019

Drink Up The Sunshine (DT) Dies To Die For

Well that's an ironic post title for this week!  Hello, a very tired and sweaty little Squirrel here with you today.  I can't remember the last night of decent sleep, us Brits are simply not designed for heat.

Here in the east, we have topped 30C most days and we reached 34C on Thursday.  We had the most ENORMOUS storms Thursday night, poor Rosie absolutely hates thunder and at the first rumble she dashed off to hide in her safe place.  She did eventually come out for some supper just before bedtime.

 I think most of us would like to be this little lady (minus her friend) just for a chance to cool off a bit.

Makes me want to find a paddling pool.....

Missy and The Shark both painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Waves stencilled onto the Watercolor Wash paper with Distress Oxides.
Paper Poetry white gel pen for the wave tops.

That's me done for today, off to find some ice!


Sunday 21 July 2019

Friends With Fins

Hello peeps, yes, it really is me on a Sunday!  So, I found myself up-to-date with what I needed to have done (unheard of) which meant that I actually had an afternoon to play because I wanted to, whoop whoop.

I realised the other day that I seem to have been collecting sealife themed stamped sets, but hadn't actually used them very much yet, so I decided to put that right.

Although this is not a Dies To Die For promotional post, most of the ingredients are available in the online store, which is where the links will take you.

All colouring done with Distress Inks (ReInkers) as watercolours or Distress Oxides blended with Picket Fence Studios Blending Brushes
The ombre glitter card is my most recent purchase from Hobbycraft and it is sooooo pretty!
Paper Poetry white gel pen

And just because I can, I am actually entering a challenge.


Saturday 20 July 2019

Flowers In Bloom (DT) Dies To Die For

You find me feeling a little sad, this morning, sniff.  It's the end of my week off work and I can feel the "routine" about to kick in again ready for Monday.  BUT, we have had a good week, we have been out and about but still found some relaxing time too.  For my birthday Himself took me to see Toy Story 4 (which was brilliant!), and we went on the St Elizabeth Hospice Elmer On Parade trail around town.  There are a LOT of elephants, 55 big ones and 84 smaller ones (in herds), and we came nowhere near finding them all so we cheated a bit and bought the lovely souvenir book from the Hospice shop so we could at least admire all the amazing artwork on the Elmers.

Anyhoo, out and about on our travels this week, Himself and I have spotted lots
of beautiful wild flowers in the hedges and verges.

Lovely things used for this are:

Flowers painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
and the off the edge-ness was my freehand fussy cutting with a craft knife.

Have yourselves a wonderful week, and, if it gets as hot as is predicted, keep the fluid intake up!


Thursday 18 July 2019

Bird or Beast (DT) As You Like It Challenge

Hello chaps, I hope your week is going well.  As it is a Thursday, it means a new theme over at

This time we would like you to choose your favourite (and tell us why)

Don't get me wrong, I like birds - out in the garden.  The song of a blackbird absolutely fills my heart with joy, and I love the antics of sparrows and starlings, and of course a cheeky robin.  With no offence to pigeons, they are a blinkin' nuisance though!  However, as much delight as our feathered friends bring, I'm afraid that the furry critters will always win in my affections.

How cute is that smile?!!

although I used the rubber version (retired now, boo hiss)
Lawn Fawn 6x6 Knit Picky - Fall
Crealies XXL No 70 Open Scallop Square
Poppystamps Bubble Daisy Border
MFT Stencil - Mini Cloud Edges
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)

For this furry and feathery challenge, our sponsor is

Hugs to all

Saturday 13 July 2019

Travelling Gnome (DT) Dies To Die For

Morning all, V.E.T visit attempt No 2 today (last week's was cancelled because of emergencies) so I am hoping that HRH (Her Round Hairyness) will still be within grabbing distance in a couple of hours.

Speaking of which, I have something else small and hairy for you .....

Lurrrrve this little chap!

and even though you can't actually see them, I used the new

Have yourselves a wonderful week

Saturday 6 July 2019

Fairy Good Friends (DT) Dies To Die For

Hello chaps, bright eyed and bushy tailed here this morning, well, not really here, but virtually.
I'm off for my regular tail trimming, and then later Rosie has her V.E.T. appointment for her
annual vaccines, and a lovely relaxing (ha!) pedicure.

What do I have for you today?  It's a wee cutie!

Have a great day

**  I had used the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot paper, but this has been retired from the website, so you could equally well use the background stamp (which I have included the link for)

Thursday 4 July 2019

Favourite Baby Make (DT) As You Like It Challenge

Happy Thursday folks!  Another fortnight has flown by and that means another new theme from the 

This time, we would like you to share your Favourite Baby Makes with us.

I do like to make small keepsakes but as I was told it wasn't appropriate to make a muzzle, I made a door-hanger for the nursery instead, which could double-up as a do-not-disturb when the sprog sweet little thing is sleeping

So for this I have used
Lili of The Valley Babies Clear Stamp Set (retired)
MFT Die-Namics Wine Tag
L'il Inker Designs Stitched Bow die
Personal Impressions sentiment stamp (Baby Girl)
Lili of The Valley sentiment (Follow Your Dreams)
Whimsy Stamps 6x6 papers
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) as watercolours

Our sponsor for this challenge is

Hope to see you there!


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