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Thursday, 26 November 2015

More Masterboard Makes

Hello Lovelies! Well I have more masterboard makes to share with you today - I'm involve in a monthly cardswap and the theme this month is upcycling - I have made a tongue in cheek attempt at this theme ...

What do you think??? I upcycled the cardboard box right??? Lol! I hope my swap partner has a sense of humour!

Here's a couple more quick Christmas makes that I have made for the Stampotique challenge.

I've been using my ATC's - I still have 3 left - I wonder what I'll do with them!

I hope you have a great day!

Big Hugs 

Rachel x

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

masterboard cards

Hello lovelies! Thanks so much for your kind words on my tag yesterday - I really do appreciate it! Today I have the masterboard to show you that I made in response to the current paperartsy challenge. I have also used part of it to make some cards - the remainder has been cut into ATC size pieces - I will use it either for ATCs or toppers.

This is the masterboard - I followed leandra's brayering techiique to make this using the sept limited edition paints teresa green, granny smith, professor plum and captain peacock - all opaque paints.  I also used the snowflake opaque paint.

This close up also shows the stamps I used which are all paperartsy.

This is the first card I made using my masterboard.

These are the next two cards I made from the masterboard.

I would like to enter this all into the challenge paperartsy topic-22-masterboards-challenge

I really enjoyed this process and hope to make another masterboard soon!

Rachel x

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

12 tags of christmas week 8

Hello lovelies! How are you? Have you been enjoying the cold? I hope so - I certainly have! More of that later!!!

Today I would like to share my take on Linda's 12-tags-of-christmas-week 8 tag sponsored by the thefunkiejunkie boutique. I was inspired by the colours and the banners. This is what I made:

I I've used two layering stencils from TH - the poinsettia on the kraft banners and the fluorish on the background.

I also cut the TH poinsettia from kraft card and used this to add to the tag.

Here's an arty shot! I would like to enter this into thefunkiejunkie challenge-12-tags-of-christmasweek 8

So I had a wonderful weekend at Waddow Hall with the Brownies - the weather - although cold was just perfect - big blue sky and sunshine.

This is the leaders team - we were all very happy at the end of the weekend - the brownies were brilliant! We did the zip wire at Waddow Hall and also did the Paddington bear badge whilst there - it was all good fun!

Have a great Tuesday!


Rachel x

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Winter frost!

Morning all! This is a scheduled post as I'm on Brownie camp - I hope its all gone well - we'll be coming back today - hopefully all has gone well!!!

Today I would like to share with you a card i have made to enter the current Crafty Individuals challenge - I hope i remember to link it up this month!

I used kraft card and versa mark ink with white embossing powder.

The main image is one of my faves from Crafty Individuals!

I also used TH dies to cut the letters. The snowflakes in the background are from Clarity.

Hope you have a great day!


Rachel x

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Winter blues at Indigo Blu

Good morning all! Time for a new challenge over at Indigoblublogchallenge where the theme is Winter blues. The prize is amazing - loads of choice of wonderful stamps - all you have to do use an indigo blu stamp and follow the winter blues theme - why not have a try??? Go on - join us!

These are the pieces i have been making for the challenge.

I have been having fun with the mdf-bauble-set. I painted each  bauble with a different shade of blue from the cottage paints. Grandmas teacup, townhouse teal and Park Lane (?). 

I used the snowglobe stamp on this one stamping in watering can archival ink and adding black sparkle embossing powder before heat setting.

This one uses the twinkle star stamp - stamped in flitterglu with snowy white embossing powder added and heat set.

On this one i used the free stamp from the first indigo blu magazine.

On the reverse I stamped the parcels.

Here's a look at the baubles again! Around each one I added flake - chocolate box.

I hope this has inspired you.

Big hugs 

Rachel x

Friday, 20 November 2015

Tim's tag November

Hello Lovelies! How are you doing? I hope you are managing in this weather - its been awful here - non-stop rain and we even had a flood in my village.

Its been shocking - I hope it gets better soon! The school playground was even under water! Imagine that!!!

So today I want to share with you my attempt at Tims tag this month - I've had two go's. The first one I made I didn't like the scale of things so I did another - here's Tims tag:


I really loved the techniques Tim used on his tag which you can find here. I had to improvise a bit but basically followed the techniques on both my tags.

Here's the second one I made:

I liked the result of this one - you can't see the background so well on this one - I used a script stamp instead of the hessian one that Tim used.

I do like the snowman blueprint that I decoupaged up.

He's a cutie pie!

Here#s the original tag I made - I love the background but because I used a size 10 tag the scale is all wrong - well it is to me!

I would like to enter my tags into timholtz12-tags-of-2015-november.

Hope you have a good day. We're off on Brownie holiday later today - looking forward to that!!

Big hugs rachel xx

Thursday, 19 November 2015

More Blue for you!

Hello there! How are you? I hope you are all good and happy! Today I have my second post for Countryview challenges to remind you of their current challenge 'The colour Blue'. I have made another Christmas card and this time I got to play with the new Tim Holtz distress---paper-mosaic-kit. I really enjoyed it and would recommend the kit as a source of something a bit different!!! Here's what i did:

I created the background first using different shades of blue distress ink (chipped sapphire, salty ocean and weathered wood). In chipped Sapphire i went over the whole thing using Tim Holtz-ledger-script-stamp-set.. Then in watering can archival I stamped using tim-holtz-tree-line-stamp set

Next I added the deer cut  using an older die from Sizzix. First i had used the distress paper mosaic kit to make up the mosaics on a piece of card. I applied medium 1 - allowed it to dry then coloured ith with blue DI. Then I stuck on the blue paper pieces using medium 2 and finally after this was dry added medium 3 to the paper pieces - it gives them a relief not truely visible in this piece.

Here's a closer look! I also stamped the sentiment too.

I hope you have a great day!

Lots of love and hugs!!

rachel x