My shining star

My shining star

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Love on inspirational quotes

I just love inspirational quotes - there are so many out there - I love that Alison Bomber collates some and puts them into stamp collections too. I chose one from Anne Frank to feature on my card today which is my second post for the love theme over at Countryview challenges this month - here's what I did...

I started by adding white gesso lightly to my card - dried it then added distress oxide inks using a sponge over the top. The colours were gathered twigs, tea dye, mustard seed and wild honey. 

Next I stamped and fussy cut an image by jane-davenport. I chose this image as friends are soooo important in life and I wanted my card to show that!

Next for my inspirational quotes from alison-bomber

Finally I put the whole thing together....
I hope you can join us over at countryviewchallenges where you have the chance of winning a £20 voucher.
Rachel x

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Angels or fairies at Christmas Card club

Hello there - well its started already - my Christmas card makes for next year - that's what we do at Christmas card club - make cards throughout the year to make prepartions even better for next December! The first theme this year is angels or fairies - I bought an angel stamp not long ago but in the craziness of Christmas haven't been able to find it - so I opted for my lovely Lavinia goodies - and made 4 cards all a variation on a theme.

I made them all in a similar way - I did the stamping first, used a moon mask then used ink to create the scene. Finally I applied my coloured pencils and brushed them out with a water brush.

My mum made a card for each theme -

The first one uses Lavinia stamps too - I can see that I need that berry stamp - makes a beautiful wreath! 

And here are here angels! Very cute I think! 

I hope you have a great day!
Rachel xx

Friday, 3 January 2020

Steam punk birds and punky flowers

Good morning! I am on the Chocolate Baroque blog site today - where I am showing some samples from the December shows - and do look out for Lesley on Hochanda tomorrow with some brand new stamps and a one day special. Here's my samples from the December shows - all using the steampunk birds, Punky flowers and Punky Expressions stamp sets.

More details on the chocolate baroque blog. Have a great day!
Rachel xx

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Happy New Year!

Hello and welcome to a new decade! A very happy New Year to you all! Today we have a new challenge at Countryview challenges where the theme for this month is love. I have taken the theme to mean the things I love...and my card reflects this...

Its a stamp from Aall and create - I love them and this one particularly. It conjures up images of Australia for me when I had such a wonderful holiday  in a campervan with my dear departed Shaun - such precious memories indeed.

I stamped the image and simply coloured with watercolour pencils.
I do hope you can join our challenge by linking up here.
Big hugs and a happy 2020 to you!
Rachel xx

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

More Chocolate Baroque samples

Hi there! Its Christmas Eve - all is very excited here in the Fisher household - all waiting to see if we're on the good list in the morning.....
Meanwhile here's what I am showing over at the Chocolate Baroque site today....

More details over there! Wishing you a truely magical Christmas! Hugs rachel x

Saturday, 21 December 2019

More stars!

Hello there! I have another post for Countryview Challenges today - the theme this month is stars - and I have made a card using some stamps from Lavinia ... did you know Countryview Challenges is now stocking many Lavinia stamps?

To create this I first made a brushos background using turquoise and purple ontop of  some stars I added to the card using brusho resist crayon through a stencil. It worked quite well but I did go back in with my poscapen to tighten up some of the stars.

Once the background was dry I overstamped the tree and the unicorn then added the words.

I hope you like what I did.

Have a really Merry Christmas!


Rachel xx

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Humour at Christmas card club!

Hello there! Well its the final Christmas card Club of the year -and the theme is Humour - I have a whole host of cards for your chuckles .... all using HobbyArt stamps.

Firstly my camel cards .......

Then my turkey's ....I love these guys!

And finally some sprouts from my mum!

Great fun stamps from HobbyArt!

Have a great day!


Rachel xx