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Friday, 28 July 2017

More ODS makes

Hello my lovelies! How are you? I do hope you are okay! I had a great evening catching up with poldark last night ... and tonight I need to catch up with Outlander. Have you been watching that one? I love it!

Today I want to share a couple more of my ODS makes!

This simple hanger was made from one colouring sheet.

This card includes a distress oxide background. The flower is the 'poppy' type one stamped and fussy cut and added to the 'leaf' stamp.

This is another card made from a colouring page!

I have one more set of samples to share but will leave that until next week!

Lucy has her birthday party tomorrow - birthday comes a fortnight later but we have to try and work around holidays and friends holidays. We're just having two girls over for a sleepover but its going to be a bit of a Harry Potter Fest! I will let you know how it goes!

Off to Clarity Cumbria as well tomorrow! not sure what jo has up her sleeve for it but it will certainly be a full day!

Hugs rachel x

Thursday, 27 July 2017


Hello there! Just a quick post from me tonight - I need to catch up with the goings on of Ross Poldark before I retire this evening.... I made a journal page yesterday - the theme was 'fantasy' and the colours were red, purple and aqua...

I used a sheena stamp set, brushos and distress inks to make this.

quite a good sentiment i thought ....inspirational!

have a great evening.

hugs rachel x

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

More chocolate Baroque ODS samples

Evening all! Well its been a funny old day here - rain and sun and now more rain! Lucy and I stayed at home crafting today - I didn't get a huge amount done but at least it was some! I'll show you a journal page tomorrow but today i wanted to add a couple more samples from the ODS that Chocolate baroque did on Hochanda this week.

I actually saw this triptych ... the two end pieces are cut from colouring pages whilst the central portion is stamped and coloured.

This one is an alcohol ink background ...The leaves and flowers were fussycut and added to the card after stamping the image on top.

I loved using these new stamps - I hope those of you that were tempted enough to buy enjoy them!


Rachel x

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

One day special by Chocolate Baroque at Hochanda

Hi there! Did you see Lesley's launch last night of the new one day special? If not you can catch her at 9am, 1pm and 5pm on Hochanda! Here are a couple of samples to wet your appetite!

This one is a portion of one of the colouring pages ...

This one is using the chequered flowers stamp. I made this by stamping with versamark and heat setting white embossing powder. I repeated this aroud the edges too and coloured with spectrum noir crayons.

The other ladies have done some amazing things! I hope you have chance to check out the shows today!


Rachel x

Monday, 24 July 2017

Music at Junk Journal Junkies

Hello there! How are you? I do hope you are well. We are good although I have been very lazy of late and will try to do a run today - the first for a week! I'll let you know how it goes. I suspect doing the GNR this year is going to be off the cards but I will make my decision nearer the time!

Today I have a journal page to share with you - the theme was Music and the colours burgundy, purple and orange. I made the page mostly by blending distress oxide inks - the central stamp is from Alison Bomber at Paperartsy and the roses are also paperartsy - this time scrapcosy.

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I used a clarity stencil too ... and part of a stencilgirl stencil!  A quick page necessitated by lots of work going on for the Chocolate Baroque shows that start tonight at 6pm and lead into a one day special on Tuesday,...

Here's a sneak peak of one of my samples from the show...
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I hope this can help tempt you to join Lesley for the launch of some brand new stamps and some other lovely goodies too!

Big hugs rachel x

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Christmas Card club: Jingle bells

Hello there! Well the fortnight has rolled around again - and its time for Christmas card club again - the theme this time is Jingle bells... well I had great plans for this one but then the new Indigoblu Christmas stamps popped onto my doormat ....and there was a pair of bells on the wreath it would have been rude to not use the stamps!

I decided to do do cards using this stamp - the one on the left is white embossing on black card and the right is simple stamping. Both have been coloured with spectrum noir pencils. 

I had a great Friday night - we were saying goodbye to brownowl at a local campsite - lovely to camp out and sing guiding songs!

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here's my two with friends Rebecca and Samantha - both former brownies...

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Here's Brownowl with her husband and daughter. Alice used to help me at Rainbows too.

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and here's Lucy toasting marshmallows!

A lovely night indeed!

Hugs Rachel x

Friday, 21 July 2017

Bye bye Rose!

Hello there! How are you today. I hope you are well....sending hugs if you are under the weather physically or emotionally. We all need a good hug at times!

Today I have the card I made for Brownowl - she left brownies at the end of June after 23 years service. We have her leaving 'do' tonight - aptly a camp with songs and games. Looking forward to it. Brown owl is called Rose so I decided to use this stamp set from scrapcosy at Paperartsy.

I did the stamping on the card in versamark then set with white embossing powder. I added the stamp from Alison Bomber - the Rose is a rose .... it seemed appropriate! The butterflies were stamped and added later. I used two distress inks - tattered rose and victorian velvet.

Two close ups - I do hope she likes it - its something a bit vintage and different for me but I really like it! 

Things were fun at the demo yesterday - I didn't get to stay too long as predicted but we all made a little folkart card so that was nice! 

Big hugs one and all!

Rachel xx