My shining star

My shining star

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

I see you baby ...

Hello there ...its nearly the end of the month and I have finished making samples for next month and so I have had a little bit of a play time!!! I got some new stamps from paperartsy recently and have used them to make a tag ...

Such a fun image - and I just loved that saying...everytime I stamp it I start singing!!! Lol! Funny!

I am having a smart meter fitted today - I am hoping all goes well - I'll be able to see what is most expensive in the house!! My mum likes hers so I thought I would take the plunge!

Have a great day!


Rachel x

Sunday, 23 September 2018

More Indian Elephants

Hello there! I have some cards over at the Chocolate Baroque site today which you can find here. Here are the cards I am showing - you can get details by following the links!

Hope you have a great day!


Rachel x

Tuesday, 18 September 2018


Hello there! How are you? I hope you are well! I am good and have had a nice relaxed day. I started with a swim and then went to pottyroos and made another sample for chocolate baroque plus started my next piece for me - being there reminded me that I hadn't blogged my recipe book stand that I made for my mother in law for Christmas.

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She loves Chickens and does a lot of baking using recipe books - hence the idea! Hope she's going to like it. I used stamps by clarity. 
Here's a close up:

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its by no means perfect but I think it will go down well!

Hope you've had a great day!

Big hugs

Rachel x

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Polar or teddy bears at Christmas Card Club

Good Morning! How are you? I hope you are having a good Sunday so far! We are getting ready to take Penny to her tab class - not long now until she grades for blackbelt Jujitsu - hardly seems possible for such a little dot! Bless her!

It is time for Christmas card club again and the choice this fortnight is Polar bears or Teddy Bears. I chose the Polar Bears. I did a bit of a batch make using stamps from Hobby Art.

Here they are!

and close up - a simple card to make - I stamped and masked the big bear then used a circle stencil to add distress ink and the ice peak piles in the background. Then I added the sentiment and the snowflakes and lastly the little bear! Cute!

Have a great Sunday!


Rachel x

Saturday, 15 September 2018

15 min makes with Chocolate Baroque

Hello there! How are you? Good I hope! Things here are plodding along - trying to summon up all my positivity for teaching on Monday - I will get there! Gladly I'm off to Jo Rice's class today with my girlies and my mum - I'll show you what we did later in the week!

Today I have my quick makes for chocolate baroque from the Indian elephant stamps from July.

You can get the full details plus much more super quick inspiration over at the Chocolate Baroque design team blog here.

Hope you enjoy!


Rachel x

Friday, 14 September 2018


Hello there! How are you? I do hope you are well. Today I want to record my makes for our coffeepot session on Tuesday. It was a very quiet session with only 1 lady turning up other than myself and my mum. Still, we had fun! Here are the cards I made for it.

All very quick cards this time and using Lavinia stamps and dies.... First one - I used distress inks through a circle to create a backdrop and then stamped on top and added sparkle to the wings.

This one is on a background that was gifted to me by the lovely Linda Simpson many moons ago - thanks Linda! Simple stamping and a little colouring....

More circles of distress this time linked up with a die. I combined this with some Clarity stamps...

For this one I created the background then stamped the seahorse, vegetation and jellyfish before cutting and mounting on the black card.

Finally another distress circle teamed up with a die.

We were busy indeed!

Have a great day!


Rachel xx

Thursday, 13 September 2018


Hello there! Today I have a post over at countryview Challenges but the main details are here. I of course, had to have a play with the new Lift Ink from sir Tim! It took at few attempts to get used to it but I think I am there now.  Here's what I made ...

Since its a relatively new technique I thought I would add more details... I made this back in August though so by the time you see this you will probably have had lift ink overload!!!

I started by applying alcohol ink in three colours to a piece of felt and adding it to yupo.

Next I chose my stamp and added lift ink then stamped on the alcohol ink, I stamped with the stamp then onto a piece of card. I continued with this until I had filled my piece of yupo.... and part filled the card. 

You need to dab any lift ink off before wiping away. The stuff removed and stamped on the card is now 'permanent' so then I added distress oxides.

This was the background before I added more stamping and the cut up yupo!

I hope you enjoyed that!

Big hugs!

Rachel x