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Saturday, 27 February 2021

Mice Day To Celebrate (DT) Dies To Die For

  Hello everyone, happy Saturday to you, I hope you are all well.

The husband got his Covid vaccine on the 18th, and I have been muttering ever since about not being notified about mine.  Yesterday at work, there was an incoming text ping from my phone, and yay, there is was.  I'm now booked in for my first one next Saturday.  Phew!

If there is one thing guaranteed to make me squeal, other than needles, it is something cute from Birdie Brown, and she has done it again with an absolutely gorgeous set of celebrating mice.

Images inked up with Distress Inks (ReInkers) as watercolours.

These mousies have gone straight into my list of favourite sets, so be prepared to see these regularly!


Thursday, 25 February 2021

As You Like It Challenge (DT) Favourite Occasion/Reason

 These weeks are galloping past, how is it possibly another AS YOU LIKE IT CHALLENGE already?!

Well, it is, and this time our theme is
Your Favourite Occasion/Reason for Sending A Card
(please explain why)

So, the majority of the cards I make are for birthday, but my favourite reason to send cards is for friendship, there is nothing quite like receiving a card out of the blue from someone who cares about you.

MFT Birdie Brown - Mice Day to Celebrate
MFT Slimline Stencils - Clouds (ST-149) Hills (ST-150)
MFT 6x6 papers - Road Trippin' (MFT-EP-71)

Coloured up with
Mouse - Zig Clean Colour pens
Background - Distress Inks and a finger dauber

Our sponsor for this theme is


Saturday, 20 February 2021

Pretty Postage (DT) Dies To Die For

 Morning all.  Hope you are all well.  We had a little bit of excitement this week, it was dad's birthday on Thursday so I had booked a day's leave so we could visit on the day.  When we got back, there was a letter on the doormat for Toad, inviting him for his vaccine!  This was about 2.30.  Couldn't book online as the system was foobarred, so we got on the phone (You are number 48 in the queue, please continue to hold).  Eventually, appointment made, same day, so from receipt of letter to returning home from vaccine was 3 hours!  I'm really pleased he is done, now I am patiently waiting for mine.

Anyhoo, brace yourselves, I've gone a bit sophisticated today!

I do this to myself a lot, I buy floral stamps and then panic when it comes to colouring - all done in Distress Inks (ReInkers) as watercolours.  I think I need to lay down in a darkened room now


Saturday, 13 February 2021

Dragon New Year (DT) Dies To Die For

  Hello peeps, just popping in today.  Yes, now, I know that the Chinese New Year isn't Dragon this time around, but who can resist a bit of Dudley having his own party?!

Dudley and his balloon painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) with just a smidge of white highlighter.

That's it from me today.  This afternoon's adventure is to try and get over to see the Oldies.  Whilst the main roads are now clear of snow and ice, the side roads and village roads are still like glass, so it will be a bit of a white knuckle ride I fear.

I'll see you for another DTDF DT post next Saturday, but do pop over to the Inspiration Blog during the week for some amazing creations from my teamies!


Thursday, 11 February 2021

Rubber, Clear, or Digi (DT) As You Like It Challenge

Oh gosh, sorry I'm late chaps, I've been so disorganised this week!  Right then,  AS YOU LIKE IT CHALLENGE and the theme is Stamps - Rubber, Clear, or Digi.

Well, if you could see how MANY stamps I have in my collection (both rubber and clear) you wouldn't need me to explain, lol, but it is stamps every time for me.  I just love the feel of them, the whole process of inking, stamping, cleaning (yes, I even enjoy that bit).  Somehow, for me, digis feel a bit, well, soul-less.  And I can stamp on anything, paper, card, wood, fabric .... I can't imagine trying to feed a canvas bag through a printer somehow.

And this little sweetheart is an old Clearly Besotted mini set called Cupid Cuties, when matching dies were available.
Sentiment is from MFT stamps, and the paper is from a pad from The Words, full of soft pink and peach tones.
Image painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)

And so to our sponsor for this challenge

Marvellous, take care peeps.

Saturday, 6 February 2021

Curvy Girl Baker (DT) Dies To Die For

Hello peeps, a very slow Squirrel here, everything is on a go slow today, but maybe that is what Saturdays were made for.  I'd intended to have a bit of a lay-in this morning, but woke up early, then cat-napped until the alarm (with Rosie on my pillow, snoring) and then got up feeling grot.  Should have got up when I first woke!

Oh well, never mind eh.  So, snow and blizzards forecast for us in the east tomorrow and Monday.  I'm a little bit excited about it, I love to see fresh snow, but also dreading it.  Thankfully I am working from home until Wednesday so maybe the roads will have cleared by then!

Anyhoo, here is what you came over for:

I adore these Curvy Girl stamps from Stamping Bella, although they are still enviably tall, at least their legs are not like matchsticks!

Curvy Girl has been painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) and I just used a little Hobbycraft heart punch to take the bareness off that section of the card.

As you can tell from the lack of ingredients, this is definitely a CAS card.


DIES TO DIE FOR ONLINE STORE  (lots of new goodies have arrived this week)

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