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Monday, 23 January 2023

Timeless - more on time at Countryview Challenges

 Hello there! Well I am over at Countryview Challenges again today with more inspiration for the time themed challenge.

This time I have used a more traditional stamp from Chocolate Baroque - I have simply stamped it then restamped the clocks on some patterned paper and added them after fussy cutting. Lastly I edged the image in shaded lilac distress oxide.
I do hope you can join the challenge!
Big hugs
Rachel xx

Sunday, 22 January 2023

2 or more patterned papers at Christmas card Club

 Hello there! How are you? I do hope you are well? I am happy and busy and just rolling with life and its ups and downs.

Its Christmas card club today and the theme is two or more patterned papers - this is what I came up with ...

Although it may not look like it - this is, infact 2 patterned papers from crafty individuals overlapped - the central row does not belong to the bottom and top - I have also added gem toppers that I bought at Country View Crafts during the run up to Christmas!
I have used the same idea but a different gem topper on the bottom ones.

My mum also made two cards :

This first one uses Chloe papers.... the second uses Lisa Horton papers and a spellbinders die.

I am at work today as usual - I hope to have chance to visit my lovely teamies this evening - I don't think I made it to comment on the last cards so I will attempt to do both at once.

Big hugs
Have a great Sunday!
Love and hugs
Rachel x

Sunday, 8 January 2023

Embossing folders at Christmas card Club

 Hello there! I do hope you are enjoying the new year! Its been pretty busy here - what with working, volunteering, run club and taking my mum out. I have enjoyed it though!

This first fortnight the theme at Christmas Card Club is Embossing folders - I managed to make 4 cards:

I think they are a combination of crafters companion and Sheena Douglass folders - all used very simply with distress oxide inks and matting a sentiment. The sentiment is from Crafty Individuals. 

My mum has used one of the same embossing folders it teamed it up with a chocolate baroque Mistletoe stamp. 

I think that works very well mum - might do some like that myself!

Hope you have a lovely Sunday!
Rachel x

Sunday, 1 January 2023

Time/clocks at Countryview Challenges

 Hello there - and a very happy New Year to you. May 2023 bring health and happiness to you and yours!

We have a new challenge at Countryview challenges and the theme is time/clocks. I have a twofer for my first post. This time using Visible image stamp sets - quite old ones but I think they fitted the theme well! And new is not always better!

For both the backgrounds I used the distress oxide Lumberjack Plaid that I added to a craft sheet, spritzed and mopped up with card. 

Once dry I added background stamping in lumberjack plaid using the Time stamp set - then added more stamping from the same set in black including the main image and the words.

On the second card I added stamps from the Ahead of our time stamp set which you can find here.
The background stamping in red is a script stamp from IndigoBlu that is always on my desk!

I do hope you can join in the challenge this month!

Big hugs rachel xx

Sunday, 11 December 2022

Anything goes at Christmas Card Club

 Its our final outing at Christmas Card Club this year - and the theme is anything goes. I only just remembered so I only have a very simple entry - more seed cards!

The stamp is Chocolate Baroque.

My mum did a HobbyArt workshop last weekend and these are two of the cards she made there using the cute robins.

Aren't they fabulous? I really like them! 
Well I need to organise next years schedule for CCC and will do that asap - but we will have a good long break first!
Big hugs
Rachel x

Monday, 5 December 2022

More Christmas for Countryview Challenges

 Hello there! Well another post from me already! You will be surprised to see me pop up again so soon!

I am over at Countryview Challenges again and I have made some more cards for my post - this time using some stamps from Hobbyart that are just lovely!

I have simply stamped them and coloured them using clean colour pens - nice and quick and simple!
I do hope you can join in the fun on Countryview Challenges - and don't forget to check out Susan's advent offers - they are too good to miss and new ones happen daily!

Big hugs

Rachel x

Thursday, 1 December 2022

Christmas at Countryview Challenges

 Hello there - December 1st! How did that happen? I am here with the new Challenge for Countryview Challenges - and its a nice easy one - Christmas!

I have made some Christmas themed seeded cards using some lovely images from Chocolate baroque.

I made them for my sales but will be more than happy to send them out should they not sell! 

Looking forward to seeing what all my teamies have produced! You can check out their makes and enter the challenge here.
Have a great day!
Rachel x