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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

coffee pot baubles

Good morning lovelies! How are you? I hope you are well. We are good althoughI am  reeling from the news we may have rats under the floorboards - and if so they're getting in due to broken drains - doesn't it just get better and better??? Watch this space - I will update you when I know any more!

Coffeepot was under my control this week - I decided to do baubles - the ladies loved making them - I didn't have quite enough to make another one as a demo so I made a card instead. Here are my makes...

I bought the baubles at clarity cumbria - the poinsettias are double sided.

I made the card to demonstrate making the poinsettias - they are made using chloe stamps stamped in red archival, coloured with distress and then I added glitter modge podge to them before cutting out and mounting together. The music stencil is from TH - as is the stencilled believe.

Take care and have a great wednesday!


Rachel x

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Clarity Cumbria October workshop

Good Morning! How are you? I hope you are doing well. We had a relaxed night last night - it was brilliant - I got some DT work done and had a bath - the girls both enjoyed being at home for a change...and not doing their swimming lessons! I think things are catching us up - good job half term starts Thursday teatime!!!

I wanted to share my makes from Clarity Cumbria on Saturday with you today - beautiful makes I think - I adore these Jane Nestorenko stamps.

On this one we painted onto black card using Inka Gold.

This one used a book page rolled into a scroll - coloured with pencils.

This one used distress inks to make a blended band then I stamped the agapanthus on top.

This one is probably my favourite. I love this blocked stamp. Thanks to Jo Rice for wonderful company and great designs xx

Hope you have a great Tuesday!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Monday, 17 October 2016

More spooky fun!

Hello there - its my turn today to do the blog over at countryview challenges - our theme this month is all things spooky. I decided to make a fun spooky card this time using things Tim Holtz!

My background is created by brayering distress ink - blueprint sketch - and also using a stencil lightly in the background.

The doggie is one of the stampers-anonymous-tim-holtz-cling-mounted-stamp-set---crazy-dogs. The pumpkin is from the larger version of these mini-blueprint---halloween-2 and the broomstick is Tim Holtz ideology.

The moon comes from a Tim Holtz ephemera pack and the hat is from the stampers-anonymous-tim-holtz-cling-mounted-stamp-set----crazy-things-stamp-set.

All items were stamped and cut and assembled! Simple!

I would like to enter this into craftstamper take-it-make-it-challenge-october

Big  Hugs

Rachel xx

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Sentiment focus at Christmas Card Club

Hello there! How are you? We had a great time at Clarity Cumbria yesterday - thank very much to jo rice .. you are one very beautiful person Jo! We made some beauties that I will show you later in the week. Today its Christmas Card Club and the theme this time was Sentiment Focus - I decided to use the new Tim Holtz sentiments - I bought the set with all of the sentiments on - these are smaller than the other ones. I used them to make three cards.

I teamed all three up with distress background overstamped using a Crafty Individuals stamp and die cuts too. Here's some close ups.

I am looking forward to seeing what the other ladies have come up with!

Have a great Sunday and enjoy whatever you do. We are off to church this morning - the girls are both singing in the choir and doing readings. Then we're going to a fundraiser at the hospice. I hope that goes well.

Do take care!

Big hugs

Rachel x

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Quick make at chocolate baroque

Good morning all! How are you? I hope you are well. I am at Clarity Cumbria today with my mum and girls - I look forward to showing you our makes later next week!

Today I want to share a quick card using stamps from Chocolate Baroque.

These stamps are from the put a spell on you stamp set. I used a clarity stencil and masked off the edges. I used carved pumpkin distress ink through the stencil then stamped the images and distress inked the outside.

It was a quick make - only took 15 mins to make. 

You can check out other quick makes on the blogpost here.

Big hugs

rachel x

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Christmas robin at coffeepot

Evening all! How are you? I hope you are well. We are good. I had a great day today - I was supposed to be at home doing chores but a friend Andrea invited me to swim fit  - we know how to live - so at 11 I left the house and had a great swim....then we stayed for lunch and chatted the afternoon away. It was great therapy! Really enjoyed it!

Today I have a Christmas card to share that I made at coffeepot on Monday - Diane brought along a couple of stamps and I chose this robin one to stamp and colour.

I used water colour pencils throughout. The stamp I think was woodware and I used a hobby art holly leaf around the edge of the base card.

Hope you've had a great day!

Big hugs

Rachel x

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Autumnal wreath

Hello there! How are you? I hope you are doing well! Its been a bust few days here - still chilly but with the promise of work starting on the pipes next week I am hoping the chill won't last too much longer. At least indoors!

Today I would like to share the Autumnal wreath with you that I made for Fiskarettes UK that was on their page last week. Here is the final thing...

And here's how I made it ... I started with a  polystyrene ring and covered it with fabric.

I added  some slap it on and some luscious. Then I coloured some paper with inks and added stamping.

I cut this into strips using my fiskars guillotine ..

Then used my butterfly squeeze punch to punch some shapes,

I also punched some stars from different materials using my multimedia star punch.

I added these and all the butterflies to the ring ..

I then puncjed more butterflies and some flowers using scrap paper and added these to the ring to end up with the finished item.

I had another item on the facebook page for Fiskarettes UK today - here's a sneak peak...

Take care!

Lots of huggles

Rachel x