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Sunday, 15 May 2022

Sentiment focus at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there! Well its time for Christmas card Club again and this fortnight the focus is on the sentiment. I have made 5 cards using the same design - in slightly different colours....

My sentiment is rather sweet - and could cover more than Christmas I guess - the stamps are, I think, Hunkydory....or crafters companion - really not sure.

Mum has made 3 cards - 

They are from Crafters Companion, Sue Wilson and Julie Hickey.

Hope you have a good day!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Best Friends

 Hello there! I am returning to the Countryview Crafts blog today with the doggy entry for my challenge - its called Best Friends.

I've made this one using distress oxide inks saltwater taffy and crushed olive put through three different IndigoBlu stencils to create the background. The dogs are both from Crafty Individuals - I have kept them largely black and white except for the eyes and tongue - for which I used the pink and green from the background. I made this card with my friend Shelagh in mind - she used to look after a sheepdog on occasion and now has a cockerpoo (??) called Martha. 
Big hugs

Sunday, 1 May 2022

Cats and/or dogs at Countryview Crafts

 Hello there - well first of May already - and its a very special one for me as I will be collecting my sister from the airport - first time we have seen her in 5 years so its long overdue! so excited!

Another exciting thing though is a new challenge over at Countryview Crafts - this month the theme is cats and/or dogs. Its my choice of theme - and on this first day of the challenge I have a twofer for you ...using a combination of TH cats and Lavinia mice plus a Lavinia stencil.

The cats and sentiments are from the Halloween snarky cat stamp set by Tim Holtz. The mice are from Lavinia and the stencil is also from Lavinia - you can find it here. I used distress oxide fossilised amber here. To make my card I first stamped the images in black versafine clair, then coloured the cats in using clean colour pens. I then masked this area off and applied the ink through the stencil to make a border above and below the image. 
I do hope you can join in the challenge - you will find it here.
Happy May!
Rachel x

Saturday, 30 April 2022

Clean and simple at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there! 

Well I am a day early for Christmas card club as I already had a post going out live tomorrow - so I thought I would just slip this one in. Its clean and simple this fortnight and I think this was my mums choice. My cards - very cas - and slightly wonky - featuring a stamp from IndigoBlu.

Just three of them this time - time seems to be ever elusive for me - must be the call of the hills!

My mums cards couldn't be more contrasting really! 
Sue Wilson dies

Crafters Companion embossing folder
Very lovely mum!

Looking forward to seeing what everybody else does!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Tuesday, 19 April 2022

More Spring at Countryview Challenges

 Hello there! I am over on the Countryview Challenges blog again today where the theme for the challenge this month is Spring. This time I made a card using Spring flowers into a wreath ...

The central verse is from a stamp set by Alison Bomber - the flowers are all from Kay Carley and the buzy bees from a hobby art stamp set.
Big hugs for a happy Spring!
Rachel x

Sunday, 17 April 2022

Cats and/or dogs at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there! Well I have thoroughly enjoyed this theme - and have 6 cards to share with you today - 3 cat cards and 3 dog cards!

First my cat cards - one stamped - and two recycled from last year! I think the stamped image is from Hobby Art - but I could be wrong. Its coloured in clean colour pens anyway! The top black cat I made the background then fussy cut the cat and added it to it. The bottom black cat came from a card from Katkin - where I get Shadow's food from! Now for the dogs ....

All basically the same - using an stamp from KatzelKraft - he's a very cute Daschund!

Now for mums cards - The first two are made using the very lovely Noof from Lavinia stamps - 

The last one uses an image from a Joanna Sheen CD.

So there you have our Christmas Card Club this fortnight!

Big hugs!


Sunday, 3 April 2022

Christmas embossing folders at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there! Well these fortnights truely role around quickly! This time the theme for the Christmas card club ladies is Christmas embossing folders - I made a real mess with my first attempts - so they went in the bin and I started again - reasonably happy with my makes this time - I used a crafters companion 3D embossing folder - and the verse is from a stamp set by Alison Bomber. 

I coloured the background using bundled sage DO and then used clean colour pens to colour the embossed parts.

My mums cards are much more exciting - Card 1 Tattered Lace embossing folders Sue Wilson die
Card 2 Tattered lace  embossing  folder Chocolate Baroque stamp
Card 3 Sheena Douglas's embossing folder

I hope you have a great Sunday - I am at work for another week whilst my children both finished on Friday - so going out tomorrow is going to be even more painful!

Big hugs

Rachel xx