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Friday, 25 June 2021

As You Like It Challenge (DT) Top Tip

OK, so I am late, really really late with this post - over a week late, so I am very sorry about that.  I was laid low with a mysterious rash that spread like wildfire and caused enough concern for my employers to despatch me off to A&E.  I understand that the medical term for it is "some kind of an infection" and I am now on day 9 of 14 on some hefty antibiotics,

Anyhoo, the purpose of this post is to bring you my DT make for the AS YOU LIKE IT CHALLENGE which has the theme of "Top Tip".  We'd like you to share your top crafting tip with us, and show it to us in your make.

My top tip is to separate your layers!  Just because certain papers come together in one collection, it doesn't mean they should be used together willy-nilly as it can make for a confusing background and, in the worst case, trigger a headache for whoever is looking at it.
Either use a plain neutral layer, here I have used white, or a complementary plain colour.
These two papers are the same colour palette, but would be simply too much when paired without the white.

MFT Birdie Brown - Every Day Is A Picnic stamps
and matching dies
MFT 6x6 Dots and Stripes Sorbet
Mama Elephant Mixed Wishes Greetings


Hugs to all

Saturday, 12 June 2021

Sweet Birthday Wishes (DT) Dies To Die For

 Hello peeps, here I am, on this rather warm weekend.  I know it's June, and it is meant to be warm but it has gone from freezing to boiling so fast that I haven't had a chance to shed my winter coat yet.

Speaking of shedding, Rosie (my tabby cat) has a boyfriend (Meep, dark, handsome, dangerous) and it was his human's birthday this past week.
Rosie told me what to make - it had to have a Meep on it.

Now, the little kitty came from the BB New Best Friend set (which is no longer on the DTDF website, but does seem to still be on the MFT site) but there are loads of stamp sets with small cats that would work equally well.

Images painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers).

Have a super weekend - don't forget the Factor 50 cream if you're out in the sun (we're not used to it!)



Saturday, 5 June 2021

Melon Friends (DT) Dies To Die For

  Hello everyone, eventually I'm here, still yawning - I cannot even begin to tell you how long I overslept!

So, one of the things that seems to crop up (pardon the pun) every summer
is watermelons.  I'm not a huge fan of them myself, they always taste like sweet cucumber to me, but I know a lot of people find them refreshing.

As soon as I saw this little bear, I knew I had to pair him with these papers, it was just meant to be.

Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)

Whatever you are up to, have a good weekend.


Thursday, 3 June 2021

As You Like It Challenge (DT) CAS or FAF

When your scheduled post is actually a draft, SMH.

Hello peeps, it's time for another As You Like It challenge and this time the theme is Clean and Simple or Fussy and Fancy (CAS or FAF)

It's not hard to guess my preference from this sample.  The only thing FAF about me, is the faffing around I do when I'm making a card!

Image coloured with a mix of Zig Clean Color Brush Pens (flowers) and Distress Inks (ReInkers) leaves and flower pot

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