My shining star

My shining star

Wednesday, 16 August 2017


Hello there! How are you? I am good and have just posted off my samples to chocolate baroque for the next show on the 25th August. Its always good to get samples finished and then I can move onto the next makes! Today I have made my ATC swaps for August - I'll save those for another day..... I also made my Joanna Sheen swap card - the theme this monthi is's what I did...

All of the stamps - apart from the 'hello' are by paperartsy - a mixture of sources - the flowers are Kay Carley and I think the large butterfly is Jo Firth Young whilst the litte butterflies are Claire lloyd. The hello is by IndigoBlu. 

I used brushos to make the background which I did after stamping the flowers. It has been done on watercolour card.

My girls are both in the theatre this week - a week to a production - they are supposed to be performing Little Shop of Horrors on Friday night - I wonder what its going to be like - it seems pretty quick to me to get organised!!!!

I hope things are going well for you!

Big hugs

Rachel x

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Running late!

Hello there - well I should have put this post out at 7am - but I forgot it was the 15th today - so sorry its late but better late than never!

This simple card took less than 15 mins to make. I simply stamped the image in versamark and heat set the image in white embossing powder. I then used colouring pencils to colour the flowers and leaves.

There is much more quick inspiration from my teamies over on the DT blog here.

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Lucy's card and cake

Hello there! Wow it feels like its been a while since I got on here - my last posts were scheduled as we were away on holidays - more of that later but sorry for lack of comments and thankyou so much for all of yours - you are very kind!!!!

We got back last night and my feet have barely touched the floor since then. Its Lucy's birthday today and so last night I had to defrost and then decorate the cake - then I got up at 5.30 this morning to make quiche and pizzas, rice salad, potato salad and coleslaw. We had my lovely mum and her brother and sister in law over and also Shaun's mum and brother and his family came up. It was lovely to see everybody and I think that Lucy had a lovely day. She is looking very grown up to me!

This is the card I made for her using a beautiful stamp from Tracy Easson.

here's a closer look!

Here's the cake! I was pleased with this!

And here's my beautiful smiley big girl!!!!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Chocolate Baroque samples

Hello there! Hope you enjoyed the shows yesterday - here's a quick look at three of the samples I made for it!

This one is on kraft card - I gessoed the back then worked with distress oxides on the background and used stencils. The stamp was semi fussycut.

The technique on this one is the same as above but the colours are just different.

This is a little hanger - fussy cut roses and stamped background.

More samples coming soon!


Rachel x

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Freedom at Junk Journal Junkies!

Hello there - a quick journal page last week for the facebook group Junk Journal Junkies!

It was due in on Monday - I wonder what the new theme is????

Just a quick note too - Lesley is back on Hochanda tomorrow with more lovely stamps! Not sure of the times yet but here's a sneak peek of one of my samples....

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Carol singers at Christmas card club

Hello there! How are you? Good I hope! This is a scheduled post as I am away with my lovely girls on PGL - more of that on our return.

Today at Christmas Card club the theme is carol singers. I only made two cards for this one - both using TH cabinet cards and the same stamp.

The stamp is an oldie from flowersoft!

My fave! brown and blue works so well! 

This one is okay! It doesn't work so well but hey!

Have a great sunday! Hugs rachel x

Saturday, 5 August 2017

ATC swap July.....Happiness is ....

Hello there! I take part in an ATC swap organised on facebook by Lindsay Mason. The theme for July was 'Happiness is ....'

Here are my makes....

I used a stamp from Dyan Reavely and dylusions. I also used brushos.

So my theory is that happiness is 'crafting' and 'cats'....what would you have written on your ATC's?

Big hugs

Rachel xx