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Saturday 30 January 2021

Birthday Wishing (DT) Dies To Die For

 Hello peeps, isn't this a rather damp and chilly Saturday?  Still, last Saturday it was snowing, so that's an improvement at least.  My schedule has been thrown to the wind by a rather hectic and erratic work week,, but, never mind, I made it, eventually.

Something cute and fluffy for you today ......

And the things I have used are:

Bunny painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) as watercolours.

I hope that whatever you are doing today it involves keeping warm and lots of crafting!


Thursday 28 January 2021

True Love or Fabulous Friends (DT) As You Like It Challenge

 Hello peeps, Thursday again, and that means another new challenge from the

This time our theme is True Love or Fabulous Friends.

Rather oddly, although family never make a comment on the cards they receive, I soon hear about it if I miss an occasion with one, go figure.  However, friends on the other hand always appreciate the time and effort a handcrafted card takes, and have been known to say "I am getting one of your cards aren't I?" which always feels like a veiled threat somehow, so I really do make more for friends because I know they will be going to a good home!

Bits and bobs on this one are
Stamping Bella - Bundle Girl With Snowdrop
and the matching Cut It Out die
Whimsy 6x6 papers - Pretty Pastels
Tonic top fold pop up border die
Not sure about the sentiment, or even where I got it from, but it's lovely
Heart punch from Hobbycraft
Image painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)

Our sponsor for this challenge is LILI OF THE VALLEY

Hope you can join us!


Saturday 23 January 2021

Dragon New Year (DT) Dies To Die For

  Hello everyone.  Well, despite my best intentions, this year is a continuation of last year......when you are convinced your pal's birthday is February but it isn't.  Sigh.

There actually wasn't any need for me to sign the inside, she saw "that word" and just knew!

Everything (except papers) is Whimsy today

Rainbow paper pad from WH Smith
Scarlet cardstock from Rymans

Image painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) as watercolours on Bristol Board

That's me done here for today - everything has been topsy-turvied as the Oldies are finally booked in for their Covid vaccinations this evening, so it has been all hands to the pump arranging the logistics of it all, borrowing a wheelchair for dad, clearing all my crap out of the car so there are seats, any actually checking that I could fold and unfold the wheelchair, and lift it in and out of the boot.  I have phoned mum and told her to get dad to practice with a mask this afternoon!


Saturday 16 January 2021

Tea Party (DT) Dies To Die For

  SNOW!  We finally have snow (we're usually the last, or miss out entirely), so this little Squirrel was very excited to see it all beautiful, crisp, pristine, and white, this morning.  Mind you, it's all slushy and horrible now so not quite so much fun!

Anyhoo, from the sublime to the ridiculous, last week I used about a billion items on my DT make, this week just three.

This dinky little card features:

Images painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) as watercolours, clouds stencilled (DI Broken China pad), and grass splodged on (DI Peeled Paint pad) with a finger dauber.

And that's it, just like me, short and sweet, LOL!


Thursday 14 January 2021

Favourite Colour Duo (DT) As You Like It Challenge

 Whoo-hoo!! It's the start of the 2021 challenges with the AS YOU LIKE IT CHALLENGE!

So, to kick off the year, our first theme is
Your Favourite Colour Duo (and please explain why)

I like lots of colour duos, and use them in phases, but it always comes back to the same one - brown and turquoise - I love the earthy, warm, tones of the brown contrasted by the bright, ethereal, sky quality of the blue.  Land and sky is what is comes down to, I am a squirrel of the soil.

So, I have used
CC Designs : Roberto's Rascals Hearts To You
MFT DieNamics : Sending You Hugs - MFT-1888
MFT 6x6 paper : Party Plaid
Trimcraft First Edition 8x8 paper : Wild At Heart
Nancy has been painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)

The sponsor for this challenge is

Looking forward to hearing all about your favourite colour duo choice.


Saturday 9 January 2021

Woof Pack Catastrophe (DT) Dies To Die For

 Hello peeps, I hope you are all doing your best to keep safe and well in these troubling times.  For anyone who is unfortunately ill with this damnable virus, I wish you a good recovery.  For the rest of us, HANDS-FACE-SPACE, it is important, now more than ever.

Right then, on with today's make

Lots of goodies used on this one, all from DIES TO DIE FOR of course

Phew, a lot of stuff for a wee card!

Images were stamped onto Langton Hot Press (Smooth) watercolour paper, painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) as watercolours, and die cut.  The bird from the Leopards set was direct stamped onto the background paper (MFT Watercolor Wash - sadly no longer on website).

Right, I'm off to rescue a pork loin joint from the oven - guess what we are having for dinner tonight!

Hugs to all


Saturday 2 January 2021

Let's Curl Up (DT) Dies To Die For

  I can't think of anything better to do today than curl up, preferably under the duvet, but I have a beef casserole to get prepped and in the oven for a slow cook for dinner, and another batch of Bolognese sauce to get made for the freezer.

Did you all manage to have a good (under the circumstances) Christmas?  I heard a lot of "oh, that is Christmas ruined" but, seriously, Christmas wasn't ruined, it was the expectation of a house full of over-fed relatives and bored children that was ruined!  We managed to get to Mass on Christmas morning as even though we are now in Tier 4 it is still permitted, so that started the day off well.  Then it was home for a bacon sandwich, present opening, a nap, a film, and a turkey dinner.  It was perfect, just me, him, and Rosie Pud.

Boxing Day was a little different.  I would normally cook a meal for my parents, take it over, and we would sit down to eat together.  However, this year I took the decision that (as I had been mixing with people at work, and Himself has been mixing with Church people)  it was too much of a risk that I wasn't prepared to take, sitting around a dinner table for a couple of hours in close quarters.  I think mum and dad understood.  In the end, I packed them up a picnic tea and took it over in the afternoon so that they could dive into it whenever they felt like it.  I spoke to mum the next day and she said they were still munching, so that sounds like it was a success.

I've had a much needed two weeks away from work but will be back in on Monday.  Not sure how I feel about that yet - getting up at 6.00am is going to come hard after a couple of weeks snoozing until 8.30.

Anyhoo, you came over for today's DTDF post, so here it is.

Lovely things used from DTDF for this card are:

Background paper is a scrap of MFT 6x6 True Blue Houndstooth (retired)
The plain circle die I used was from a Tonic set because it was just the right size for what I wanted, but any similar sized circle die would have done.

I stamped the foliage items with Tuxedo Black, Grape Jelly, and Morocco Memento inks onto white Bristol Board and I Distress Ink painted the leaves.  Foxy was stamped onto Langton Hot Press (Smooth) watercolour paper, again painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) and die cut.  I added him using foam pads to raise him up a little bit.

So, that's me done for today.

Hugs & Stay Safe

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