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Saturday, 22 January 2022

Oddball Cinderella

 Hello peeps, hope you are ok.

Since I stepped down from DTDF I've had a little bit of a breather from crafting so intensively but am back in the saddle now.  Looking back over my camera reel I see that there are some things I haven't shared with you yet from the end of 2021, and this is one of them.

Oddball Hamlet started my collection, and Oddball Cinderella came next - I've gone from not liking them very much to actually liking them a lot.  The same cannot be said for Marmite.
I have no idea whose the brick wall stencil is (now packetless)
Ditto the papers I used.
Sentiment comes with Cinderella.

Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) and Oxides

Hope all is well in your world


Thursday, 20 January 2022

As You Like It Challenge (DT) Favourite Colouring Medium

Hey everyone, it's time for another challenge from the
and this time our theme is (my personal favourite) Your Favourite Colouring Medium (tell us why!)

Like all my teamies, I've played with so many different colouring medium over the years.  My first love was watercolours, then I veered off course for a short affairs with Copics and ProMarkers, and then came the discovery of Distress Inks (ReInkers).  All the full of watercolour painting but with inks - I was like a pig in s....... very happy indeed.  I have lost count of the number of years I have been inking now but it is a lot.

I've raided my old Lili of The Valley stash and used this fabulous rubber stamp (remember those?) and collection of NitWit papers.
Oval dies are from Crealies XXL range
Sentiment is from Clearly Besotted
and corner die is an old unlabelled one

I do hope you will pop over and share with us your happiest way to colour.


Sunday, 9 January 2022

Peeking Dragon

 No, you're not imagining things, I really am posting on a Sunday evening.

I've had a little crafty spurt since New Year, and today I actually managed to make something to enter into a challenge!

which were a Christmas present from Himself and this is the first inking

for the first time.

The sentiment set is Whimsy Stamps - You're Birthday

Tiny punches from Hobbycraft created the dots and heart from the leftover scrap of Taffy paper

Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)

and entering into the "New" challenge over at


Thursday, 6 January 2022

As You Like It Challenge (DT) Favourite Decorative Gift Wrapping

 Happy New Year peeps!  I hope you managed to have a wonderful
Christmas and New Year break.

So, the AYLI team are back in harness for the first of this year's challenges and this
fortnight's theme is
Your Favourite Decorative Gift Wrapping
(box/bag/pouch etc, but please tell us why)

I really like making and decorating gift boxes, but being the disorganised little Squirrel that I am, I usually don't leave myself enough time to create a quality box, so my safety net is a gift bag, ideal for the smaller gifts like jewellery.

For this I have used
Crealies XXL oval dies
Hobbycraft papers
L'il Inkers small bow die
and a tiny Hobbycraft flower punch
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!


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