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Sunday, 27 July 2014

trees at the christmas card club

Morning lovelies - another scheduled post from me today - and christmas card club ladies - I'll link this up when I get back - probably some time on Wednesday. I have 4 cards for this theme - I could have gone on and on - they're all simple but I like them.

This one includes Chocolate baroque stamps and distress.

This one is an imagination crafts stencil, diamond sparkle medium and distress.

This one is another Imagination Crafts stencil and antique bronze sparkle medium and distress.

And finally, sage green sparkle medium brayed on card and also through an imagination crafts stencil!

There you have it! I hope you've enjoyed your visit and I'll get back to you lovely christmas card ladies as soon as I get back from holibobs!


Rachel xx

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Final coffee pot make

Hello lovelies - another scheduled post today - this time its the card I made for the last coffee pot.

I think Diana's design is lovely - her original was in pale pinks - but you know me and my hot colours - I had to go with them!!

Hope you like it! Thanks for dropping by and I hope to see you again soon!

Rachel x

Friday, 25 July 2014

Christines card

Morning lovelies - me again - back with another scheduled post - this time one back from June that I gave to my aunty Christine for her birthday.

I created the background using chocolate baroque stamps from the Charles Rennie Mackintosh sets - stamping in versamark and heat setting gold powder. Then I applied distress inks over the surface. Finally I added a topper and made a cornflower using a tonic die and blinged it up with a dazzler centre.

Thanks for looking today and I hope to see you again soon!


Rachel xx

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Time keeps on ticking ticking ticking .....

Morning lovelies! Another scheduled post! I have a card to share with you today I made for the time challenge over at Wow powders. I hope to remember to link this up on my return before the challenge runs out! Lol! Here it is!

The main image is from La Blanche and is stamped in versamark, black wow powders added and then heat set. Then I used shades of brown distress inks to create the background and cut out the topper. The papers are from Papermania - do crafts. The tag is made from wood and I have painted it and stamped it with a stamp from Clarity.

I would like to enter this into the wowembossingpowder challenge - time

Thanks for popping by today and I hope to see you again soon!


Rachel x

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Summer fun at Creative Inspirations

Hello lovelies - another scheduled post! I apologise if I'm not able to get around to your blogs - I don't know how much time I will get whilst I'm away and I'll be in Germany so I won't be surfing the web on my phone! Hopefully I'll catch up with you soon.

My make today is for Creative Inspirations - we are having a summer break so you have three full weeks I think to enter this challenge. The theme is called Summer Fun and we are sponsored by Time 4 tea designs. I have used one of their images to make this card.

The papers are from LOTV and the flowers are from sweet Lilac.

Catch you soon and thanks for visiting!


Rachel xx

Tuesday, 22 July 2014


Good morning lovelies - this is a scheduled post - I should hopefully be in the land of nod in Germany when this goes live - hopefully I'll be in Germany anyway!!!

Today I want to show you a tag I have made for the DT at foilplay.  Its not a regular slot - I have to make 4 pieces between now and Christmas and its the short of flexibility that definitely suits me!!
I've chosen to use the double sided sticky sheets, gilding flakes and vintage foiling kit with gluepen that they sell to make my tag. I also used a couple of kanban ready foiled birds too plus the garden greens die and dylusions sentiment stamp from my own stash.

To make the tag I cut the sticky sheet to the same size as the tag then stuck it on the tag. I peeled off the second side and added the flake, rubbed off the excess and shone up with a scootchy foam piece. Then I die cut the leaves and used the pen to add detail in glue, allowed it to dry then did the foiling - I was very impressed with how easily it worked! Then I put the rest of the tag together.

I hope you like this and might give foiling a go!

Rachel xx

Monday, 21 July 2014

summer colours at Lavinia

Morning lovelies! How are you today? I'm very excited as today is the day I take my two girls on their first ever flight. We're off to Germany with my mil to see my bil and his family. They are in Bielefeld which is in central germany - I've never been before and am really looking forward to it! I have scheduled posts for most days whilst I'm away - I would love it if you did leave a comment but please forgive me if I don't get around to seeing your makes - I just don't know if I'll be able to get online much at all! We'll try though!

Todays make is for the Lavinia challenge - the theme this month is summer colours and this is my interpretation of it:

All of the stamps I have used are from Lavinia - there are many different sets/stamps on there. I started by creating the background - I used distress inks to create the background - started off by doing a coat of squeezed lemonade all over then edging with dried marigold. I used a clarity mask to create the hills then started stamping.

I love the saying - it was from the free set from one of the magazines a wee while ago. 

I'd like to enter this into the laviniastamps challenge and also the challenge at paulaholifieldcrafts - albc-its-magic.

Big hugs to you and hope to see you soon!

Rachel xx