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Saturday, 31 August 2019

Sprouted Baby (DT) Dies To Die For

Hello peeps, happy weekend!  Tell me, why are the four days following a bank holiday always longer than a normal five day week?  Pooped after this one!

Anyhoo, as it's been a hectic week, today's post is a simpler card than usual

So cute, and so useful for girl or boy baby!

Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) and the
silver iridescent card is from Hobbycraft

Hugs to all

Thursday, 29 August 2019

As You Like It (DT) Favourite Lettering

Helloo!  Here we are again at another Thursday, and how is it the end of August already?
Well you know by now that alternate Thursdays are AS YOU LIKE IT
challenge days, and this time our theme for you is
Your Favourite Lettering Style

I love to add text to a card, there are so many incredible sentiment stamps, in different fonts and for different occasions, and then there are statement dies with one or two big words, but I really like to combine the two, this is my favourite style of the moment.

Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
and a Martha Stewart border punch for that little bit of detail

and our sponsor for this challenge is

Hugs to all

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Boy Scout (DT) Dies To Die For

Hello peeps, here I am, slightly behind schedule!

When Stamping Bella released this image, I knew I just had to have it - I had no idea what I would use it for, but it just had to come home and live with me here.

A purpose arose much sooner than expected and here he is!

We have a happy/sad occasion coming up this week, when our priest finally retires at the grand age of 80.  Not only has he been in charge of our church for about 40 years, he has been so very involved with the community, and that includes being a leader for the local Sea Scout troop.  We are going to miss him so much (he married us in 1998) and this is just my tiny way of saying thank you for everything he has done over the years.  I know the uniform will have inaccuracies, but hopefully I got the colours right to change this little chap from a normal scout into a sea scout.

Scout painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Echo Park Enamel Dots
Red and black card from stash

I hope you are "prepared" for a cracking weekend


Saturday, 17 August 2019

SQUIRREL! (DT) Dies To Die For

Morning all, here I am again, with some furry little critters for you!

When this set was being previewed, Tracy said to me that it had my name
written all over it, literally, and she was soooooo right.
It also makes me think so much of cuddly Doug in Pixar's "Up".


and the matching die set is Squirrel! MFT-1574

and that is it, simple but sweet - stamping and masking, and a generous sloshing
of Distress Inks (ReInkers)


Thursday, 15 August 2019

As You Like It (DT) Colour Combo

Well hello AYLIers, it is time for another challenge over on the

We have a colourful challenge for you this time - it's your choice between
Pink & Green OR Blue & Orange

I like both combos, and it was a difficult choice, I had images that would have suited either, but I have been itching to get this pretty stamp inky so I went with Pink & Green

Isn't this just darling?
MFT Clear Stamps - Bitty Birthday
MFT DieNamics - Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2
Papers from The Works
Image painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) used as watercolours
Kraft card base

Our sponsor for this fortnight is

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Bear Calories!

Well hello Mr Weekend!  Blimey, that's been a long time coming, but here it is and I am going to enjoy every cotton pickin' minute of it!

Anyhoo, hands up who here likes a cupcake (or buns as we used to call them)?  They do seem to have come up in the world rather from their humble beginnings to confections of incredible detail.  They are certainly a good way of providing cake to an audience who may have wildly varying tastes and/or dietary requirements

And of course, they are simply delicious too!

This little chap looks happy with his cake anyway

(the grammar queen in me says Your Birthday, but hey)

Bear and cake combined images painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Confetti stars stencilled with Distress Inks and Distress Oxides

That cake is making me feel peckish......

Hugs all

Saturday, 3 August 2019

Donkey Stuffie (DT) Dies To Die For

Happy weekend everyone!  Now, is there anyone out there who doesn't love a donkey?

You?  Really?  Are you mad?  They are sooooooo adorable, with those long fluffy ears and gorgeously soft faces.  Still, I suppose there always has to be one.  Sigh.  Let's see if this changes your mind.


The papers I used I can't find on the website now but they were
Sunny Studio 6x6 paper Gingham Jewel Tones
Sunny Studio 6x6 paper Amazing Argyle

Donkey was stamped with a brown MFT Hybrid Ink and painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)


Thursday, 1 August 2019

As You Like It Challenge (DT) Favourite Flowers

It's time for another challenge from the AS YOU LIKE IT team, and this time we would like you to share your Favourite Flowers with us (any why they are your favourite).

There are a lot of flowers on my favourites list, with daisies right up at the top, but there is a Squirrel family trait for growing dahlias, they remind me so much of home.

Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Sentiment from a Your Next Stamp floral set

and our sponsor for this challenge is

Time to get your petals on!


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