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Saturday, 25 September 2021

Hog Heaven (DT) Dies To Die For

  Piggy, Piggy, Piggy
Oink! Oink! Oink!

Morning all, hope you are ok.  What a week it has been.  My poor old dad had a nasty fall late Wednesday night; mum had to get the neighbour round to get him off the floor.  He'd hurt his arm badly and the ambulance was called, but they were a no-show. unfortunately.  I didn't hear about any of this until Thursday morning (!) so I took dad to the GP surgery who took one look and packed him off to A&E.  Getting dad in and out of a car and into a wheelchair these days is a challenge, but at least he was sitting down.  I won't give you the gory details (it was pretty horrible) but I'm taking him back this afternoon for a wound check and a dressing change.

Anyhoo, on to something happier.  I made this for the Toad's 60th birthday which was, guess when, yes, Thursday!  Not the best way to spend your birthday, bless him, but I couldn't have done it without him.


All the images painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)

Hugs, or is that hogs?

I'm sure I don't need to tempt you too much, but Tracy has had lots of yummy new things arrive in store

Thursday, 23 September 2021

As You Like It Challenge (DT) Autumn or Winter

 Hello folks, it's time for another new challenge over as AS YOU LIKE IT and the theme for this fortnight is Autumn or Winter (please explain your choice).

Autumn is my most favourite season of the whole year, although I don't mind winter that much.  There is so much loveliness about autumn, the cooler mornings, the temperate days, the cooler nights.  I love the warmth of the light, the rich colours, the smells, I don't even mind it getting dark early, I just close the curtains and snuggle up indoors with himself and the cat.  I love being able to get out and about without having heatstroke, and on the cooler days I am happy to pull on a woolly pully.  I am definitely an autumnal squirrel.

Newton's Nook Designs - Shades of Autumn (background leaves, fabulous linen effect on these) NN1709S04
Spellbinders (Nestabilities) Tall Scallop Oval die
Distress Inks (ReInkers) and pads
With Love sentiment die might be Tonic, but I have no packaging for it now

Our sponsor for this challenge is the ever adorable LAWN FAWN

Come on over and share your favourite (autumn or winter) season with us.


Saturday, 11 September 2021

Birthday Besties (DT) Dies To Die For

  Hello peeps, I'm here, but I think I should change my middle name to "sorry I'm late again" - there is just so much going on at the moment that I really don't know my knees from my elbows.

Anyhoo, I have a sweet but very simple birthday card to share with you today

I have used
MFT Pure Innocence Birthday Besties MFT-PI-301 (there are two girls in the set) 

I have paper pieced her dress from the gorgeous plaid papers - I love this set of papers, they all coordinate colourwise so beautifully
The rest of her is Distress Ink'ed (ReInkers)

It's my mum's birthday today, so we are about to dash off to visit with her presents and a yummy cake, and a bucketful of blackberries that Toad picked for her yesterday

Hugs to all

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Round or Straight (Circles or Squares) (DT) As You Like It Challenge

 Morning all, just popping by with my DT make for the

The theme for this fortnight is Round or Straight (Circles or Squares)
and please remember to tell us about your choice

I have nothing against circles, don't get me wrong, but I do prefer the nice symmetry and straightness of a square.  In fact I have used lots of squares here.  Can you count how many there are?

Wild Rose Studio - Milton With Gifts
MFT 6x6 papers
Impression Obsession Happy Birthday die

Milton was painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
and the matting layer and Happy Birthday were Copic coloured

Our sponsor for this challenge is


Saturday, 4 September 2021

Warm & Feathered Hugs (DT) Dies To Die For

  Hello chaps, I'm here again with another Dies To Die For DT post, and this time with something
warm and feathery

This is
The stamp and die sets are available together for an excellent price at DTDF

The rather messy night time sky was done with Distress Oxides, and I cut a mask out of a Post-It Note for the snowy ground.

A very simple card, but that owl does make me smile.  He was painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers).


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