My shining star

My shining star

Monday, 6 July 2015

More coffee pot makes

Hello lovelies! Did you have a good day? I did and so did my little munchkins!!!! They're both still out at friends houses so I'm making hay while the sunshines!!!

I ran coffee pot today and we did our brushos makes - the technique went down well with the ladies and we made a few backgrounds each - here are mine with the card that i made ....

I tried a variety of colours this time - the colours definitely came through stronger with the glossy card! 

I used another visible image stamp and this time used brushos and water to create the background on the card.

Here's a closer look at the topper. fabulous stamp!

I hope you have a good evening - I'll be around to visit soon! Big hugs rachel xx

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Coffee pot makes for Monday

Hello Lovelies! How are you? I hope you had a good Sunday - ours was brilliant! My little Penny made me very proud - she managed to gain her brown and white belt in Jujitsu... She's now on the same belt as Lucy - grading will be less frequent for them both from now on - Lucy won't be grading again until December - not sure if Penny will do that one - we'll have to wait and see.

Now I want to show you what I'll be doing with the ladies at coffee pot tomorrow - I've been playing with the brushos clingfilm technique from Craft Stamper but I've had to improvise a little bit - anyway this is what I made with it ..

The green background is the brushos bit - I don't have the perfect pearls that they talked about in the article so I used a micaceous gold spray and sprayed onto the crumpled clingfilm. Then added the brushos then added some white card and then wrapped the card in the clingfilm and left it to dry. I didn't have coated card stock either at this point but i have since got it and the brusho colours come up much brighter.

Once dry I added the stamping with the visible image stamp using versa mark and black wow powder.

You can see a little of the clingfilm texture in gold on this shot. I'm looking forward to seeing what the ladies come up with tomorrow.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

I'm off to look around your blogs now - looking forward to seeing what you've been up to!


Rachel xx

Saturday, 4 July 2015

silver, black and white and another lovely day!

Hello Lovelies - How are you? have you enjoyed your Saturday? We've had a lovely day - spent the morning making a lemon meringue pie. It was for the Hornby Village Trust Annual Ploughmans lunch - that we went to at midday. We all enjoyed our lunch and the pie was yummy! After that we spent an hour in the park and then went to the theatre to see the Railway Children. It was a lovely production - done really well! Then we came home and the girls paddled in the river. A perfect day!

Tonight I have a quick christmas card to share with you that I made using rockin-robin stamp from Indigo Blu. I used flitterglu and stamped the image then added first silver and the white embossing powder then heat set.

Here's a close up

Such a pretty stamp! I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Don't forget there's still time to join in the indigoblublogchallenge-29- where the theme is Flutterby! Its a wonderful prize - but please remember to use an indigo blu stamp in your project!

Hugs - have a great evening!

Rachel xx

Friday, 3 July 2015

Lee's card

Hello Lovelies! How are you? I'm a bit late today - been out to our end of year PTA meal tonight and also a drama group meeting so I'm very late posting! Still I got here in the end. Thanks for your kind words on my project yesterday - you are all very sweet - I hope you like todays make.

Its a card for Shaun's older brother Lee.

I have used some of the fragments stamps from last month at chocolate baroque, the June year of stamping cogs stamp and also the fish which is from the CB steampunk fishes set. 

The numbers are from TH stamps. I have used distress inks (peeled paint, weathered wood, dried marigold and rusty hinge) to do all the stamping. I have also used metallic card from TH for the layering.

I would like to enter this into the chocolatebaroquechallenge-twelve.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Thursday, 2 July 2015

a bit of journalling and my candy winner

Hello Lovelies! How are you today? I'm feeling very relieved to have finished my run - it was supposed to be 10 miles but I think it was more like 9 - felt like 20 - and took forever!!! Still its done now until sunday when I'm hoping to do another big one! Yesterday was much better - I drifted down that river in my wetsuit and swam in Rydal water. It was so tranquil and very beautiful. Loved it.

Today I would like to share a journal spread that I made in response to my garden!

I used fresco paints and paperartsy stamps and stencils but added some dina wakely stamps too - the writing was done using clarity letterbox stamps.

I did a bit of scribbling too!

I loved this little stamp saying I love being the queen bee - what a fabulous stamp! The lady scratching her head is meant to mirror me and my lack of knowledge in how to keep my garden in order - and to think I though Shaun only pulled up dandelions!!! Lol - bless him! He really was a star!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

I would also like to announce the winner of my candy - I did the thing and came up with number 14. That equates to Helen at crafty-mamma-mia. So well done Helen - if you could email me your address I'll send the goodies out to you! 

Big Hugs

Rachel xx

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

coffee potmakes

hello Lovelies - hope you enjoyed the sun today? Its been fabulous here and I'm hoping the sunshine stays for the rest of the week! I had a great swimming lesson today and I'm definitely improving. Still my crawl was pretty bad - so I had to improve really!!! The girls both enjoyed their swimming today - it was the perfect place to be - although tomorrow I may be in an even more perfect place - drifting down the river in my wetsuit to the lake....I'll let you know how it goes!

So tonight I want to share with you a make from coffee pot this week. Diana was in charge and we did some colouring with spectrum noir pencils -

I'm not sure where the flower stamp came from but the sentiments are definitely Card-Io. 

I'll be over to see you soon - just got to get the girls to bed and do tonights crafting then I'll be there! hugs rachel xx

Monday, 29 June 2015

lavinia challenge make and a wonderful sports day!

Hello Lovelies - how are you today? I hope you're doing well and have had fun in the sun today. Its been amazing here - such a lovely day. Before I tell you all about sports day I want to share my make with you for the challenge over at lavinia - can't believe I nearly forgot to do this one this month.

The challenge is all about colour - so I got my lovely brushos out again for a play - I know - can't help it - I'm hooked!

All stamps used are from Lavinia.

I introduced a little bit of promarker in the tips of the flower petals. The stamps were initally stamped on water colour card with versa mark and heat set wow embossing powders.

So I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Now its been a wonderful summer sports day for my girls today - here's some pics:

They both did really well - Penny got first in the sack race and 2nd in the skipping race. Lucy got third in both sack race and egg and spoon! And their house priory won too! Woohoo! Well done.

Well thats all for now - the plumber is coming tomorrow hopefully to fix a leak in the bathroom - then I'm looking forward to another swimming lesson. Hope you have a good day!

Big hugs

Rachel x