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Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Chocolate Baroque October shows 1

Hello there - I am on the Chocolate Baroque blog today with some of the samples I made for the October shows. There were lots of lovely new stamps to play with - here are the ones I am showing today!

More details on the chocolate Baroque blog!
Big hugs!
Rachel xx

Sunday, 10 November 2019

anything goes at Christmas card club

Good morning! How are you? I do hope you are well and happy. Things here are awfully busy but I am plodding on. I nearly missed the christmas card club this fortnight but luckily my mum is on the ball and she reminded me - so here I am. The theme this fortnight was 'anything goes' ... I used some new stamps from Paperartsy to make two tag cards...

I already had the tags made so just added the cow images and stamped over the card to make the background. All I needed to do then was a quick batch of paper piecing and my cards were made.

Mum's cards are two she made whilst at the cumbria crafters retreat with Jo Rice - I can't even recall if I have posted my makes as yet.

stamps are by lavinia...

Hope you have a great Sunday - we are off venturing at some point!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Friday, 1 November 2019

Handstamped image at Countryview challenges

Hello there and Happy November! I do hope you are well and happy! Time to share a new challenge with you since its the first today. The theme at Countryview challenges is handstamped image. I really enjoyed this one - stamping is my favourite thing! Here is what I made:

Two cards made by stamping one background image.

I started by using inks and a mask and a landscape stencil to create a background...

then I used a paperartsy stencil to add some of  the flora.

Then the stamping - my favourite part. Paperartsy stamps here - all by Kay Carley.

Colouring - mostly using water colour pencils.

Then I cut the picture in two to create two cards - this first one I just added a sentiment.

To the second I added more stamping in black with Lavinia stamps.... and a sentiment.

I hope you can join us!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Hearts and flowers at Chocolate baroque

Hello there! More samples from the chocolate Baoque September shows to share with you today - using the artist-trading-heart stamp, geometric-trading-hearts rubber stamp, celebration-bouquet and happy-flowers-day stamp sets.

You can find more info as to how I made them on the Design team blog.

Rachel x

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Penguins or polar bears at Christmas card club

Hello there! Its Penguins or polar bears at Christmas card club this week- my mum has been a good girl and followed the theme but I am afraid I have gone with anything goes - new stamps that needed inking up!
Here's my mums first with her pink ink stamps....

And here are my cards with my new paperartsy stamps:

I just love these cats - pretty gorgeous!!!
Big hugs
Rachel xx

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Mike Deakin show on Hochanda

Hello there! Well it seems a while since I last blogged. Work is keeping me busy as is design team work. In May I started doing samples for IndigoBlu shows and that has been fabulous - lots of work but great fun. I did some samples for the Mike Deakin show that was on on Tuesday this week - here are most of my samples.

A small canvas using one of the stencils on the show plus the poppycock stamp and two of Mike's words.

 Card showing two of the stencils on the show plus the industrial lamp stamps plus one of mikes stamps.

Using the dotty stencil.... and mikes words....

Another stencil from the show plus the big butterfly 2 stamp and Mikes words.

Giant queen bee stamp, stencil and more of Mikes words.

Background made using mikes words, 

More of Mikes words....

More of Mikes words...

And finally some more word stamps from the show.

I had lots of fun making these!!!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Monday, 14 October 2019

Pretty Magnolia at Chocolate Baroque

Hello there,
These are the samples I am showing today at the chocolate Baroque blog. They are from the September shows! I love this main magnolia stamp. Please pop over to the Chocolate Baroque blog to learn how I made these.

Big hugs!
Rachel xx