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Saturday 28 March 2020

Dancing (DT) Dies To Die For

Morning all, sorry that I am a bit later than usual but I had to have a lay-in to tell the difference between weekdays and the weekend.  This home-working lark has messed with my head a bit, and that's without all the connectivity issues of the week!

So, what are you doing for exercise while you are trapped at home?
I'm not a great one for jogging or gym work, but I do love a boogie, so I have been dancing around in the kitchen to the radio - good job we are not overlooked by the neighbours too much.

I did once have a chap in the next road ask why we got up so early - I asked how he knew - from his house he apparently can see our kitchen window so knew when the light went on.  Hopefully his view wasn't good enough to see in as we never did replace the rollerblind that fell to pieces.

Anyhoo, today's card - this could be me, but I suspect I don't look anywhere near this cute when I'm shuffling around.

This dancing queen was coloured with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and then fussy cut.
Papers are a pad of watercolour effect that I picked up in Hobbycraft.

So that's me for today.  Please keep safe and well and listen to the right advice.


Thursday 26 March 2020

Buttons or Pearls (DT) As You Like It Challenge

Is it Thursday?  Honestly, this working from home lark has totally screwed all sense of place and time, and it's only my first week of it!

Anyhoo, after a quick consult of the calendar, I can confirm that it is indeed Thursday and that means it is AS YOU LIKE IT CHALLENGE day, and we have a popular theme for you this time, which is Buttons Or Pearls (and please tell us why).

I do like buttons and pearls, but I tend to use buttons for boys and pearls for girls, and as I make more girls cards than boys, I guess that makes pearls my favourite!

Disclaimer:  It is a complete coincidence that Red Leader Annette and I used the same image for this challenge.

So, the ingredients for this card are:
Bit of a mixture of Sunny Studio 6x6 papers from different collections
Martha Stewart arches border punch
Martha Stewart grass border punch
and a sprinkling of shimmery pearls from various sources
Little lassy has been coloured using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens as watercolours

There is no sponsor for this challenge BUT the prize is still pretty special - the winner of this challenge gets to Guest Design with the team for April.  Squeeeeeeeeeeeeee, that is exciting!

Right then, I'm off, you need to go and get your buttons and pearls sorted.

Hugs to all

Saturday 21 March 2020

Flower Fairies (DT) Dies To Die For

Hello everyone.  To you all, if you are well and carrying on as best you can, if you are social distancing or self isolating, stay strong, we can beat this.

I've actually been on "holiday" this past week, but will be home-working next week (IT permitting).

Not quite sure what Rosie is making of things, having us both at home all the time, but she isn't getting any extra meals or treats, which is not pleasing her!

This set of little cuties are so adorable, and so perfect for many occasions, and even though they are petite, they are still a joy to colour.

I used Zig Clean Color Brush Pens for these, with added water.


Saturday 14 March 2020

Abominable (DT) Dies To Die For

Hello chaps, happy Saturday, I'm popping in today with a couple of right little monsters for you.

When I say "monsters", I am using the term quite loosely, as these are
the sweetest monsters ever.

Snow cone anyone?
(now you might have guessed one of my favourite films!)

Aren't they gorgeous?!

Both of these little yeti have been coloured up using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
and an ordinary wet paintbrush


Thursday 12 March 2020

As You Like It Challenge (DT) Spring Or Easter

Believe it or not from the recent weather but Spring is nearly here (officially I mean, not Met Office Spring) and with Spring comes Easter, which means a wonderful season full of joy.

The new As You Like It Challenge theme starting today is Spring or Easter (your favourite, and why)

I like Spring .... and I like Easter .... so it was a 50/50 choice for me on this one.
I chose Easter, because I am a sucker for a furry wabbit bringing me chocolate!

How cute?!!

A leftover piece of LOTV/Raspberry Road paper plus a squeak of Lawn Fawn Dandy Day 6x6 LF2208, edged with Martha Stewart grass border punch

Bunnies and Eggs coloured with a mix of Distress Inks (ReInkers) and
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens

Our sponsor for this challenge is

Time to brush off those newly hatched chicks and come and join us.

Hugs to all

Saturday 7 March 2020

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #479

Amazing isn't it, I don't post from one week to the next and suddenly I'm here twice in one day, you lucky things, lol!

I saw the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge # 479 this morning, and immediately a stamp set came to mind for the layout, and it is one that I have been wanting to get inky again for some time.

I used
The black card I had in my stash so stamped that with a random dotty stamp in Distress Ink Picket Fence
The backing paper is a pad of watercolour effect from my scraps box
The astronaut and the planets I have "watercoloured" with Zig Clean Colour pens

I promise, you (probably) won't see me again until Thursday now.


Friends Forever (DT) Dies To Die For

Morning chaps, sorry I am a late Squirrel today, I was meant to do this last night but I might have accidentally dozed off in the armchair!  It does seem to have been a long work week, especially with all the rain adding to the joys, either that or I am really getting old!

So I have a sweet but simple make for you today.  I believe this stamp (and there is a boy one)  was created with inclusivity in mind, but I think it works really well for someone who is temporarily incapacitated too.

A little dibble-dabble with the Distress Inks (ReInkers) and the Zig Clean Colour pens.

and that's it!

I'm off for a tail trim this morning.  At New Year I made the decision that I am not going to dye my hair any more so I have an interesting colour-scheme going on, a bit tortoiseshell as the grey comes through and the colour fades out.  Today's cut is going to reveal a lot more of the grey than I may actually be prepared for!!


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