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Thursday, 24 September 2015

Santa Penguin

Hello peeps, it seems like an eternity since I was last able to sit at the computer and do a post, even though it isn't really.  

Thanks to everyone who has sent get well wishes, I have some wonderful friends out there in blogland.  I think I am finally starting to improve, the "tasered daily" feeling is now reduced to "wrapped in an electric fence" sensation and the blisters are beginning to go.

This is the first card I have made in over two weeks, and it took me ages.  I had almost forgotten how to use the inks!

I had promised that I wasn't going to indulge in any new Christmas images this year.  That lasted about three days until all the new releases started to appear, and as soon as I saw this one I could resist no longer.

This is Santa Penguin by Krista Heij Barber, one of my favourite Whimsy Stamps artists
Very simple layout with Dovecraft Glad Tidings papers
Image painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
The sentiment comes with the stamp, I didn't even separate them

Hope he makes you smile as much as he did me.

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

Saturday, 19 September 2015

H. Bears

This is my second September Design Collective outing for Lili Of The Valley

Image from the Happy Bears Set 88
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Papers from LOTV/Nitwits Snow Princess and 
LOTV/Raspberry Road Shabby Shack
Matting layers are white card edged with a ProMarker
Woodware medium retro flower punch, CC Designs Leafy Branch die
Papermania white button, pearls from stash
Sentiment from MFT Birthday Bears stamp set

Hugs (from behind clingfilm)
Squirrel xx

Thursday, 17 September 2015

In The Pink

It's a new challenge over at IN THE PINK and the theme for this fortnight is 
For A Friend

Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
MFT Die-Namics stitched dies
Dovecraft Back To Basics papers
Martha Stewart doily lace border punch
MFT sentiment

and the inside

This challenge is sponsored by HANDMADE BLISS

Hugs to all
Squirrel (in quarantine) xx

Wednesday, 16 September 2015


Really a fly by with a reminder for the SRC Purple Friends - the challenge is open until 30 September.

As some of you know, I have been laid low by the evil shingles virus, and I am feeling somewhat trampled, so apologies.  I am in quarantine at the moment but am keeping my fingers crossed that the anti-viral meds work their magic soon because (a) I am fed up with feeling ill and (b) the meds are awful.

Struggling to remember what I used to make this one ..... 
Stamp is Swiss Pixie Lucy with Teddy from CC Designs
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) with Polychromos hair
Paper from LOTV/Nitwits Promises pad
MFT stitched border die
MFT sentiment from the Birthday Bears set
Pearls from stash

Hugs to all
Spotty Squirrel xx

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Christmas Shopping

No, I haven't started mine yet!  I've barely made a dent on the Christmas cards, so the shopping will be it's usual last minute frantic silliness.

Christmas Shopping is the name of the stamp I've used for the first of my September Design Collective pieces for Lili Of The Valley - you didn't seriously think I was really shopping did you?!

Papers are Dovecraft: North Pole
Dies used are MFT double stitched square and Joanna Sheen ivy corner
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)

It looks like the list should be longer but I put that down to there being a lot of layers!

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

Monday, 7 September 2015

Without Words (DT) September

You know the routine, first Monday of the month means Without Words, and here we are again!

The theme this time around is FOR THE BOYS

I have used Golfing Tom from CC Designs
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Papers are Dovecraft Bloom & Grow and Crafters Companion Angelica & Adam
Dies used are:  WPlus9, My Favourite Things, Memory Box
Grass border punch is Martha Stewart

The fellas like to get cards too, so please do come and join us.

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

Saturday, 5 September 2015

SRC Purple Friends - Reminder

Morning everyone - just popping by with a reminder of the current Squirrel's Random Challenge where the theme is 
FRIENDSHIP (please include something PURPLE)

Another CC Designs stamp - this cutie is called Rosie
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Papers are various LOTV/Nitwits from different pads
Sentiment by My Favourite Things

The challenge runs until 9.00pm (UK) on 30 September, and you can enter up to three times.

Hugs to all
Squirrel xx

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