My shining star

My shining star

Friday, 2 August 2013

tick tock

Morning all! Well we had a good day yesterday - lots of fun and a haircut! And wasn't it warm last night? My Jalapeno plants are coming along nicely this year in the greenhouse with all this warmth and I'm hoping for a good crop - we do love to eat chillies!!!!

I did a bit of messy play Weds night getting this card ready for todays post. It was done with the Sunday Stamper in mind where Hels has set the theme of Time. I've made it for one of my neighbours who has a birthday coming up soon - I suspect it won't be his bag - but I like it!



The verse is by WH Davies and was always our family poem - so when Claritystamps brought it out I had to have it! I started with some Graphics 45 Coordinations card stock with clocks on it that I rubbed with sanding paper then added shabby shutters DI to and distressed the edges too. Then I covered half of the card and added a clock mask and sprayed with green dylusions spray. The other side I stamped with a Papermania stamp and repeated all the way down. I stamped the sentiment and distressed with shabby shutters DI then took a postcard from papermania and distressed it with forest moss DI. I also used this on the clock Diecut. I assembled the piece and added the wheel and clock and added the cogs that have been colured with pear green promarkers. The clock hands were also coloured with the same colour. The steampunk hat is from Crafty Emblies and was coloured with forest Moss.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Sunday Stamperpinkleart: Time
I love Promarkersilovepromarkers: Steampunk/mechanical
Rhedd and Rosies:rheddandrosies Time
Country View Craftscountryviewchallenges: Quotations and sayings
SSS Wedssimonsaysstampblog: AG
Our Creative Cornerourcreativecorner6: Words Words Words.

We've got another busy day today - we're going on the dreaded shoe shop this morning for school shoes and then have friends coming for lunch and then Horse riding this afternoon. Lucy was given a lesson for her birthday last year and we're only just getting around to using it up!!! Penny will have a farm ride whilst Lucy has her lesson. Then it'll be Jujitsu in the evening for the girls and a run for me - phew - sounds exhausting!!!!

Hope you have a great Friday and thanks for dropping by!

Big Crafty Hugs

Rachel xx

32 comments:

  1. Thisis fab! Love the colours here , a really great make .hope you are enjoying your Hols hugs trace x

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  2. Wow Rachel what a fab card! I don't know how you find the time for crafting with all you have to do! Have a fun day! Susan x

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  3. Love all the elements here Rachel, especially the clock. Sounds like you're having heaps of fun :) Cathy x

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  4. Fabulous card Rachel, great male card, I love the images and design, Kate x

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  5. This is just gorgeous,love the details.xxx

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  6. Great card Rachel, brilliant for the men in our lives

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  7. Phew, I am worn out just reading what your day holds! I love your card! Love that clock die, love the background you created and the embellies are brilliant. Hope Lucy enjoys her horse riding lesson. Hugs, Anne x

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  8. beautiful gorgeous colours
    Hugs Kate xx

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  9. Such a fabulous card Rachel. I love the design with gorgeous colours and a beautiful verse to go with it.
    My goodness, you have a busy day planned. Good luck with the shoe shopping, at least you are getting it out of the way fairly early!
    hugs Sue xx

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  10. What a fab "Time" themed card, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

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  11. A fantastic card Rachel, I love the theme of time and the poem goes so well with all you've done on the card.

    Sue x

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  12. Great poem and perfect to go along with a clock! Pretty card!

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  13. Lovely card. Love the vintage feel and the beautiful poem that accompanies the clock piece.

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  14. Fabulous card the poem is just right for this card. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny x

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  15. Lovely card! Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

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  17. A beautiful card with a beautiful saying and beautiful elements! Thank you for sharing this with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

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  18. Fabulous card Rachel! I love the words and it's just perfect for a gentleman's birhtday.
    Hugs
    Dawn x

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  19. This is fabulous Rachel, my kind of card! I love the beautiful embellishments.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  20. A super card Rachel. Really vintage and love all the elements.
    Mags
    x

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  21. I love all the inky blending to achieve that beautiful background, and all the clocks and gears look great. Wonderful quote - lovely to see it in the fuller version. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x

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  22. Hi Rachel, just came back to say that I forgot to say - thanks so much for joining in at Our Creative Corner this month. Hugs, Anne x

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  23. Really awesome, love the embossing and colours and the images and die cuts are fab
    Lindsay xx

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  24. This is a brilliant card Rachel, fabulous details.
    Pauline
    x

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  25. Stunning make really love it Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week. xxx

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  26. brilliant card love the details i struggle with steampunk and love the verse
    carol x

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  27. WOW WOW absolutely gorgeous, I so love the browns and the clock, and the poem is beautiful. hugs Kezzy xxx

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  28. Wonderful card. Love your fab inking and the sentiment. Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!

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  29. love it... sorry I am so late visiting!!! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  30. This is gorgeous. love love love it. Thank you for joining us at Rhedd and Rosies. Hugs Tina (DT) xx

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  31. Gorgeous! Such a lovely background and I love the clocks and cogs - Wonderful!Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this month - Love from Laura xxx

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  32. Love the sentiment and the colours! A fabulous project! Thank you for joining in with Country View Challenges this month!

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