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Thursday 28 April 2022

AS You Like It Challenge (DT) Sketch

 Hello peeps, almost time for the Bank Holiday (UK) weekend, hurrah!

Now, before you all dash off to the beach or out to the barbeque, it's time for another challenge over at

Our theme for this one is Favourite Sketch (and please explain your choice)

We all get stuck for ideas from time to time, of course we do, and it is so easy to repeat something over and over because you feel comfortable with it, so when I get stuck or need something fresh I pop over to the MFT Blog for a mooch through their library of past sketches.  I have used 2 or 3 of them a few times but this one is winning at the moment as my favourite.  It's very simple, but can be very effective with the right choice of papers and little extra details.

For this I have used
Stamping Bella - Mini Oddball Has A Present
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) and Zig Clean Colour Brush Pens
Papers are Lawn Fawn 6x6 Flower Market
MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle
Mama Elephant Mini Everyday Messages

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Saturday 23 April 2022

Pure Innocence in the Garden

 Hello folks, if there is anyone left out there that is ..... sorry that I have been missing from blogland so much, but I've been struggling with an evil episode of sciatica.  It's been four weeks now and it is thoroughly miserable!

Anyhoo, as I haven't actually done much crafting for a while, I guess you are going to have to suffer the catch up of Easter makes that I managed to do.

This one was for mum and dad - mum always has the most amazing spring flowers in the garden and this made me think of her borrowing dad's wheelbarrow (it was never where he wanted it to be when he needed it)

This is a Pure Innocence stamp from MFT, but I've had her for so long that she has vanished from the website now.  Shame really, because she is super cute.

Painted entirely with Distress Inks (ReInkers)

Backing papers are a mix and match of MFT 6x6 from different pads

Matting layers were just plain white card inked up with Distress Oxide 

Border and corner from stash (so old I'm amazed they still stuck)

Sentiment by Trinity Stamps

So that's it from me for today.  I hope you are all out there having fun in the Spring sunshine.


Thursday 14 April 2022

As You Like It Challenge (DT) Floral Or Cute

 Hello peeps, sorry that I am running so late today.  Let's crack straight on, the
new theme from AS YOU LIKE IT CHALLENGE is Floral or Cute.

I do like colouring floral images, but tend to gravitate towards the cute 8 times out of 10.  There are just so many adorable characters out there, for every season, and I cannot resist a little critter.

I have used
Watercolour painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) with some Distress Oxide for the grass
MFT Stencil - Mini Cloud Edges
and a word die that has no packaging but might be Tonic

The sponsor for this theme is

Hope you manage to find time to join in.


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