My shining star

My shining star

Sunday, 28 May 2023

Clean and simple at Christmas card Club

 Hello there! Well time is moving swiftly towards the end of May - the weather is glorious and it hardly seems possible its Christmas Card Club again - but here we are! This fortnight the emphasis is on clean and simple and both myself and my mum have only made one card - me because of time and mum because of the difficulty she is still facing with getting around - but she has managed everything herself this time and we are both thrilled with her progress!

My card is made using a stamp from HobbyArt.

I simply stamped this and coloured in fine liner pens plus clean colour pens - very clean and simple I think.

Mum has made her card using stamps from Lavinia and also Phill Martin and I also spy a Lavinia stencil in the background.

I hope you have a smashing day - enjoy the weather!
Big hugs
Rachel x

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Farmers come from good stock

 Hello there! Well its my turn over at Countryview Challenges today - the theme this month is vehicles - living where I do I couldn't not go for a tractor really could I?

I used a tractor image from Jane Gill at Woodware and created a scene around it using torn paper and distress inks. I over painted with clean colour pens and added the sheep images from hobby art. Finally I added the sentiment.
I do hope you can join the challenge.
Big hugs
Rachel x

Sunday, 14 May 2023

Bells at Christmas card club

 Hello there,

Well it was a bit touch and go getting this done this week - but I have managed to get two cards made - yipee! Here they are - I used a main stamp and a background image from Chocolate Baroque and a stencil from Tim Holtz.

The background stamping and stencilling was done in distress oxide (salty ocean and peeled paint) and the bells were coloured using clean colour pens.

Mum went for 'anything goes' this fortnight and put together a card using pre made topper from hunkydory.

Mum is doing okay but still cannot weight bear. I am hoping that by the next outing of the CCC there will be some progress!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Monday, 1 May 2023

Choo Choo!

 Hello there! 

Happy May Day! Well its time for a new challenge and this time the theme is vehicles. For my first make I have gone for a train image from Aall and create.

I have coloured the image using clean colour pens and created the background using an aall and create stencil and two colours of distress oxide ... salty ocean and shaded lilac.

You can find the main challenge including much more inspiration and the linky here.
Hope you can join us!
Rachel x

Saturday, 29 April 2023

Stencils at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there! 

Its Christmas Card Club again this week and this time the theme is stencils. I have had very little time on this one - my poor lovely mum has broken her ankle - so I have been helping her in the limited time I have. Mum is doing well but is gradually getting more fed up. We'll get through this together.

My card used a stencil from Clarity and I topped the image with stamps from hobby art.

Mum's cards have been done in two phases. She managed to do the stencilling then I finished the cards off for her on Friday.
Both stencils were from Imagination Crafts.
Hope you have a great day!
Rachel x

Sunday, 16 April 2023

Cats and/or dogs at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there! Well another fortnight has rolled around and its time - yet again - for an outing of the Christmas Card Club - this time the theme is cats/and or dogs - and I had such plans for this theme and have only managed to make 2 cards.

Both made using the same Pink Ink Designs stamp - ever so slightly different with the sentiment. Both coloured with inktense pencils.

My mum, on the other hand, has gone to town and made 4 cards.

The first is my favourite and is made using Lavinia stamps and Card io.

The second/third are made using Jay's. 

The final is made using Claritystamps.

I am rather looking forward to seeing what the other ladies have made.

I had another very quiet sale yesterday - this economic crisis is obviously really hitting hard.
Here's my stall:

I sold a few things - but mainly to friends and relatives!
Oh well - back to the drawing board!
Have a lovely Sunday!

Monday, 3 April 2023

More owls for Countryview Challenges

 Hello there - since its my theme this month on Countryview challenges I get to do a second post on the 3rd of the month - so this is what I am sharing for my inspiration today - I have used Hobbyart stamps to glaze this 2L jug in ceramic.

I had to do a little magic with cellophane to reverse the image - I think most of the details worked well enough to then glaze.

I do seem to have a bit of a bird thing going on at the moment - hence the theme this month!
Anyway - I do hope you can join us.
Rachel x