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Saturday, 25 June 2022

For My Dad

Morning all, hope you are feeling fine and dandy today!

I've been going through a phase of super CAS cards again, but for Father's Day last weekend
I did actually go a little bit (but not much) further.  Dad's not a great one for fuss, and he was
absolutely chuffed as little mintballs with this one.

So, let's see what I used
Lili of The Valley Vintage Boy (from the last time they released some physical stamps)
Lawn Fawn Puffy Clouds edger die
MFT 6x6 plaid papers
MFT 6x6 striped papers
MFT DieNamics Modern Serif Alphabet dies
and a fair splashing of the ol' Distress Inks (ReInkers)

One of his favourite things to do is go for a fish n chip lunch at their local
garden centre, so as well as 1/2 ton of liquorice allsorts and fruit jellies, I gave him
some universal gift vouchers for him and mum to treat themselves.  I made a little gift wallet themed
for the occasion.

Well, that's about all from me folks, I have a joint of pork in the oven (fingers crossed for crackling rather than sogling) and it smells divine, and a washing machine full of stuff that I am about to get out on the line.  If I'm not back within a week then I'm dangling from the washing line still.



Thursday, 23 June 2022

As You Like It Challenge (DT) Feminine or Masculine

 Hello peeps, remember me?  I seem to have been away a while.....but I have still been crafting, honestly.

So, it's a Thursday, and that means it is time for another new theme with

and this time we'd like to hear which is your favourite type of card to make
Feminine or Masculine

The majority of my makes are for the ladies, but I do really enjoy the boys cards because I can get away with simplicity without losing impact.

So for this one I hauled out one of old LOTV rubber stamps for this one
and he is one of my all time favourite boys
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) with a hint of Polychromos
Sentiment is from a very old set with no packaging left, but I think it's Hero Arts
Simple as!

The sponsor for this challenge theme is

I know the weather is getting nicer now, but that is no excuse - get crafting!


Thursday, 9 June 2022

As You Like It Challenge (DT) Blonde or Brunette

 Hello peeps, here we are again, it's time for another new challenge theme
from the

This time we're talking about hair, what's your favourite, blonde or brunette

I used to be a brunette, very dark, but in later years it had to have help!  I made the decision to stop colouring it the Christmas before Covid hit us (lockdown was a blessing as no one witnessed the badger phase) and now, weird or what, I'm grey with a blonde tint (natural)

For this one I have used
CC Designs - Hoola Twila
Coloured with Distress Inks (ReInkers) as watercolours
Polychromos Pencils for help with her hair details
Catherine Pooler Scribbled Circles stencil
Whimsy Stamps 6x6 DP Mix and Match 2 WSDP38
MFT Die-Namics Causes for Celebration MFT-972
MFT Clear Stamps Snow Globe Sentiments CS-243

Instead of a sponsored prize for the winner of this theme, it will be
an invitation to be a
Guest Designer with the team for July
(that's how I started)

So, off you go and get hairy, and come back to tell us all about it.


Friday, 3 June 2022

Out with the Bunting

 It's Jubilee Friday, the sun is shining, there are parties everywhere .... and I'm loading the
washing machine, LOL!

As there is so much bunting around, I though I'd get out one of my older CC Designs stamps

OK, it's not red white and blue, but she is definitely party ready.

Somehow, in between making the card and blogging it, I've managed to misfile the stamp, but after a bit of Googling she is C C Designs Swiss Pixies Banner Heidi
Whimsy Stamps 6x6 Mix n Match 2 papers
MFT Die-Namics word dies
Distress Inks (ReInkers) as watercolours
Martha Stewart corner punch
Hobbycraft tiny flower punch

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.


Thursday, 2 June 2022

Get Well Kitty

 Morning peeps, happy Jubilee weekend to you!  Are you up to anything special?

I've been making a few get well/feel better cards lately to try and keep
my boss cheery while she recovers from surgery.

I'm not sure if this one made her feel better or more worried!

I've no idea what's in the syringe but kitty does look concerned!

Distress Inks (ReInkers) as watercolours

Sweet, simple, does what it says on the tin.


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