My shining star

My shining star

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

a little oriental swap

Hello there! How are you? I hope you are okay and have had a good day. Its been full on community Tuesday for me today - serving tea and coffee this morning and helping in the school library this afternoon. The new reception children were in today for the first time so there  was a definite aw factor.

today I would like to share with you the card I made for the cardswap I take part in. The theme was oriental and this is what I made.

I have used all chocolate baroque stamps and using masking I have created a scene.

The colouring was all done using spectrum noir pencils.

I do hope the recipient likes it - she is a new lady so I hope I have made a good impression. 

Over on the fiskarettes uk fb page I have a pop up box today. Here's a sneaky peek...

why not check it out???

Big hugs

Rachel x

Monday, 26 September 2016

coffee pot flowers

Hello there! How are you today? I am good. I had a good visit to coffeepot. Diana was in charge so all I had to do was to sit back and enjoy. More of that in a minute - just wanted to announce the winner of my ministencil set. random org came up with number 6 and that corresponds with Barb so if you could email me your details barb i'll send them off to you!

So today we had a choice of floral stamps, distress inks and stencils to play with - these are what I came up with. I did the red rose first then saw that Marjory had done a blue flower - so the blue version was born!

I think the stamp was called wire flower and it could well have been woodware. 

I really like the blue one - much better than the more traditional colouring.

I am back in charge next week and we have decided to turn our attention to the C word!!!! So it'll be Christmas cards from here on in!!!

I hope you've had a good day and Barb - I hope the stencils will make your day brighter!

Big Hugs

Rachel x

Sunday, 25 September 2016

CAS at Crafty Individuals

Evening all! How are you? I do hope you've had a good sunday! Thanks so much for your kind comments on my tims tag - its a great technique - I hope to try it again very soon.

This evening I have a Crafty Individuals make to share with you - I adore this stamp - the sentiment is from another CI set! I have used distress inks and a TH stencil to make the background after lots of masking.

Its another trip down memory lane for me!

A great bit of therapy!

I'm entering this for craftyindividualsblog september-cas.

I have a few more challenges I am trying to enter before the end of the month! Need to get Crafting! 

Here's something to make you smile....

Doesn't she look lovely? She's not happy though - only have to wait until Thusday for the cone to come off ... bless her!

Big hugs

Rachel x

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Tims tag september

Hello lovelies - well its been a busy few days but finally I have chance to catch up with blogging and post the tag I made on Friday afternoon. Today has been a blur - Lucy did the 11+ for the local grammar where I used to work. She doesn't even know whether or not she wants to go to the school - she has sat the test as she wants the option! Bless her! Only time will tell! I also took her climbing then deposited her at the brownie holiday!

Onto tims tag - I love love the technique this time with the alcohol inks on the yupo. You can find all the steps to the technique here. Here's my tag!!!

I adore the stamp set this stamp is from. I didn't find it easy to photograph. I think you get the idea though.

I would like to enter this for timholtz12-tags-of-2016-september

Have a great day!


Rachel xx

Thursday, 22 September 2016

what a day!

Hello there! I do hope you are well! I am hoping for a better day today - I didn't have a very good one yesterday - nothing much really - just a few niggles getting me down. Missy came back from her op on Tuesday and is doing fine really but the cone is really getting her down. She's also realy missing being outside - I have bought her a jacket and lead but she hates that too! And to top it all mice have nibbled through water pipes under the floor causing my boiler to not be able to keep pressure - so no hot water or heating! But hey - like i say just niggles!

I have a make to share over on the fiskarettes UK page today - the link is here... here's a sneaky peek...

Here's last weeks Halloween tag ...

To create this I used mostly distress inks plus a tim stencil and distress crayons. I also used Tim halloween paper ephemera.

I made the flowers using a fiskars punch - the papers are from docrafts.

I hope you have a good day ... big hugs Rachel xx

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Autumn animals at Indigo Blu

Hello there! Time for a new challenge at indigoblublogchallenge and for this month the theme is Autumn animals! I have made a card using the nature-ii-a5-red-rubber-stamp set.

This hedgie is such a cutie pie! I used a brayer to get the mirror image and masked to add the mushroom which is from the same stamp set.

A close up of the stamping - in the background the sky and ground were painted with the same powders mixed with water.

Here's that cheeky hedgie!

I hope you can check out the main page here. Brilliant prizes plus the chance to join in - whats not to like! Just create something to fit the theme using Indigo Blu stamps.

Big Hugs

Rachel x

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Coffee pot - distress crayon fun

Hello there! How are you? I hope you are well and happy! I am good - a little tired and emotional - I have to take the cat to the vets this morning for her operation. Not looking forward to that but so many people have said she'll be fine - so I hope you're all right!!!

Yesterday it was my turn to do coffee pot - I chose to make cards using a distress crayon watercolour resist technique. Here is one of the cards I took along that was made using the technique.

I used distress crayons, inks and crayons. Also fluorish stencil from Tim Holtz.

This is the one I made to show the techniques.

And here are my very happy ladies with my lovely mum in the middle! They did enjoy it! So glad and their makes were fabulous! 

I have a small giveaway - just leave a comment to enter! I will draw the winner at the weekend!

Big hugs

Rachel xx