Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Indigo Blu: Indian Summer

Hello lovelies! Just a quick post from me today - I'm running late as I schedule this on Monday night there was a meeting in the village I had to go to so didn't get in the attic until after 9 which means getting to the computer after 10. Anyway - the run - well it went okay although I think I'm starting with some sort of achilles injury - I'll rest it now until Sunday which should enable me to get around the Great North! Fingers Crossed!

Today's card is for the challenge from Indigo Blu which this time around is called Indian summer - I've used two of their stamps - the poppy and also a bauble that I've used to create the border.

all of the colouring is using distress inks - ripe persimmon and mowed lawn.

I'd like to enter this into indigoblublogchallenge.

Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again soon!


Rachel x

Monday, 1 September 2014

Its anything goes at Imagination Crafts

Good morning lovelies! Its September - wow - it doesn't seem possible does it? Its also the last day of the school holidays and me and my girlies are off to see my mum and dad - I am also hoping to squeeze in my last run before the great north on Sunday - I'll go for a 10km today - I'm hoping it goes well - I did two short ones last week and my legs felt like lead! Sunday will be interesting!

So its a new challenge over at Imagination Crafts starting today - and the theme is anything goes. I have used an MDF frame and charms set and this is what I did:

I used the following imagination crafts products to make my picture:

MDF frame and charm set - only used the frame part
Silkies - lilac
Butterfly stamp

To make this I first painted the frame with MDF Chalk paint and once dry I painted with the silkies. When dry I used the stencil and sparkle medium and left this to dry. Meanwhile I stamped and coloured and fussy cut the butterfly then stamped the background using a stamp from the same set. Finally I glued the whole thing together.

Thanks for looking today and I hope you will join us at the imagination-craftschallenges blog this month where the prize is a fabulous £40 to spend on their wonderful goodies - the prize is drawn from entries who use imagination crafts products in their make.

Thanks for dropping by today. I hope to see you again soon!


Rachel x

Sunday, 31 August 2014

more TV makes from Imagination Crafts

Hello lovelies - I'm back! I do hope you are well and happy! We are all good - we had a great week with some trips down memory lane (skegness) and lots of fun. Here's a few piccies for you to have a look at:

This was on the beach at Saltfleet where we were staying. Our caravan was in an area with limited signal - I seemed to be able to send texts but that was about it - so sorry that I didn't manage to comment on your posts - it really wasn't happening!

This one was taken at Pleasure Island - it was lots of fun and the kids really enjoyed it - thats all you want really isn't it? There's a few scary rides - Shaun and I went on the boomerang and the hydro max. I wasn't bothered about the first one but the second was amazing - not that I would do it more than once - unlike Shaun!!! Lol! I much prefer the Carosel!

This one is the beach at Cleethorpes - Lucy had a new trapezium kite for her birthday - and this was its first flight. 

We had a great holiday! But its so good to be back! I was lucky enough to learn recently that I was accepted by Oak House Studio to be on their Design team for a 3 month period. I'm looking forward to that experience and bringing you some designs using their products!

I want to show you the other TV makes I did for the late July show on Create and Craft for Imagination Crafts.

I used two 'cake' stencils for this card and sparkle medium plus I brayered sparkle medium onto card to make the background glitter card.

This is another tree that was painted with MDF paint then using red silkies. Once dry I used a 'cake' stencil with stars to add the stars to the tree and also decorated the ornaments using silkies and sparkle medium.

I hope you like these! Normal service resumes tomorrow!


Rachel x

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Seasons ATC's

Morning lovelies! Well here I am again - we should be back today - all being well. I hope you haven't minded my scheduled posts - back to normal soon!

I want to show you a set of ATCs i made for a swap on the natter and chatter page over on facebook for That Craft Place. The theme was the 4 seasons. I made 4 ATCs using the faded layers technique by Tim Holtz - each one uses a different colour alcohol ink and a different stencil:

I was rather pleased with these and would like to enter them into the ATC challenge over at AVJ called little-touch-of-tim-atcs

I hope to see you again soon and thanks for visiting today!


Rachel xx

Friday, 29 August 2014

makes from Clarity Cumbria - August

Morning all! I hope you are fine and well! I have my makes from Clarity Cumbria in August to share with you today. It was a lovely day - Jo Rice is a real star - thanks Jo for a lovely time! Here's what we did:

The gerbera was the class stamp - this is make number one - really pretty.

This is the second make and the first one using the custom stamp pad we made. The butterfly on this one is too light really - I hadn't added enough ink to the stamp pad - the next one is better - I used more ink on stamp pad two.

I did the custom stamp pad for the Gerbera but also used it for the butterfly stamp. Love this one - definitely my favourite.

Now I loved the idea of this one but wasn't very happy with my result - but hey ho - it was good experience!

Big Hugs to you and thanks for dropping by!

Rachel x

Thursday, 28 August 2014

GDT post for Foilplay

Morning lovelies! How are you today? I hope you are well and happy! I've got my second GDT piece to share with you for foilplay. This time I have used some of their fine art glitter and double sided adhesive to create the background. I also used their glue pen and foil to foil on the memory box die cuts I cut from centura pearl card.

The stamped sentiment came from a set by inkylicious.

Thats all from me today! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again soon!


Rachel xx

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Flower Power at Creative Inspirations

Morning lovelies! Its time for a new challenge at Creative Inspirations and the theme this time is Flower Power. I had lots of fun making this card (and ATC) - I used the faded layers technique again to create the background here - love this technique!!!

The image is from a stamp by Crafty Individuals. I love this one too - expect to see it again soon!!!

The sentiment is from another stamp set by Crafty Individuals. 

My ATC is the second in a set of 4 that I have made representing the seasons. I will blog the full set together on Saturday - I'm rather pleased with them!!!! Anyway the additional bits on this ATC are MDF shapes from Imagination Crafts.

Here's the challenge details:

This week's challenge is Flower Power!

This week's prize is from BUNNY ZOES CRAFTS and is a £10 GIFT CERTIFICATE!

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I hope you can join in! Big hugs to you and thanks for visiting!

Rachel xx