My shining star

My shining star

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Shine Bright

Hello there! How are you? I hope you are well. We are all still struggling a bit with the cold but getting on the right side of it I think!! I managed a big chunk of crafting today - I am trying to get ahead of myself before the next set of stamps arrive for chocolate baroque! I managed to get one made for my nephew's 16th birthday today - he'll be 16 in November - so I am quite ahead of time! I used a gelli print background and stamps from visible image.


The lightbulb and words are from the shine bright set; the circles are from the Ripple effect stamp that I was lucky enough to win a while back! I have also used one of their stencils too - strobes! 

I hope JJ likes it - can't believe he's going to be 16! 

Have a great evening - off to catch up on your blogs now!

Hugs

Rachel x

Sunday, 15 October 2017

15 minute makes at Chocolate Baroque

Hello there - over on the chocolatebaroque blog today there are some 15 minute makes to inspire you to make a card even if you're in a hurry. My cards from this post are as follows:


This one is simple stamping and embossing in white. The detail in the stamps means they can be used simply in this way to produce an effective card.


In this one I stamped in black archival then added some brushos and used a paint brush to pull out some of the colour in the land part of the stamp.


This one was so quick - I masked the sun then used torn paper, stencil brushes and distress ink to create the landscpe before filling in the sun and doing the landscape.

I do hope these inspire you to get your stamps out for that last minute card!

Hugs

Rachel x

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Non- traditional colours at Christmas card Club

Hello there! How are you? I hope you are well and are having a good weekend so far! I just discovered I have a post for tomorrow so I decided to post my Christmas card club makes a little early. The theme was non- traditional colours and I decided to play with distress oxides - just for a change - and the new camel set of stamps from HobbyArt.


The backgrounds were lovely to make - the three camels have all been stamped and fussy cut and added to the card. I also added the hats and the funny sentiment!


This time I added a moon too! They are such characters!


Here's the four of the cards all together!

Big huggles!

Rachel x

Friday, 13 October 2017

A great school trip and more pottery painting!

Hello there! How are you today? I am good - glad to be indoors with all this rain....the cat is out and about just now though - crazy girl. Probably mousing somewhere. But she is on lock out so can't bring them in! At least that is sorted now!

My school trip today was good - it was a science based event at the Lancaster Maritime museum and the kids had to work in teams to devise tsunami proof buildings and wind turbines and they also talked about earth structure, fossil fuels and other ideas. It was great to see them put ideas into practical use.

After that I went and picked up my latest piece of pottery painting.... my gecko teapot stand...

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I am rather pleased with this little fella - I may have to do a teapot to match!!!!

I don't think I have blogged the last two makes either ... two coasters...

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Thats all for today!! Look out for some crazy camels heading your way on Suday!!!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Adventure Awaits

Hello there! How are you all? Sorry I've been missing in action - things have been rumbling in the background and blogging time has been limited. Anyhoo, here I am - I'm off to have a quick nosy around just as soon as I have blogged this card!


I made this using a stencil and stamps from the halloween release from Tim Holtz. I adore the splodge - and Mr Raven sits on it so prettily!!!! 

I am away on a school trip tomorrow. Off to the Maritime Museum in Lancaster where we shall be looking at some science experiments. I am wondering if it could be pulleys? What do you think? I shall let you know!!!

Have a fabulous Friday!

Rachel xx

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

ATC swap - enchanted forest

Hello there! How are you? I am good and feeling strong - I did a PB in the gym yesterday backsquatting 50kg for 4 reps. I was very pleased! I wonder what I coud do for one rep??? Maybe that will happen before I have to give up for 2 months for work!!!

Today I have my ATCs I made back in September for the theme 'Enchanted Forest' plus the ATCs I received in return.


These are mine - I wanted to use Lavinia stamps for this theme. 

Here's a close up. The background is done with distress oxides and the stamping is all Lavinia stamps. Here are the ones that came back to me.


They are all lovely!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Hugs

Rachel x



Sunday, 8 October 2017

City of dreams

Hello there! How are you? I do hope you are fine and happy! We are good and survived the sleepover so far - at this point it is still going on!

I am involved in a card swap and the theme this month is city of dreams - I found this quite difficult to get my head around until I remembered this stamp set from Sheena Douglass.


I hope this will do?

I got some good news yesterday - after an interview up at Lakeland Plastics in Kendal on Tuesday I was offered a temporary job. Nothing too taxing and just three days at school hours but at least it will help to pay for Christmas! Not sure where the hours are going to come from but its only short term so I should hopefully manage!

Big hugs

Rachel x