My shining star

My shining star

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Its a helluva challenge

Hello there! Well its my turn over at Countryview Challenges today and the theme this month is blues and greens. I decided to use the pink-ink-designs stamp called mels-angel. Here's what I made:


I started by stamping the image in blue versafine then proceeded to colour him in shades of blue and green watercolour pencil.... once happy I created the background using distress oxides plus a stencil with cogs. I completed the card with the sentiment stamp.

I hope you can join us for our challenge - you never know - you might win £20 to spend in store!!!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Monday, 8 July 2019

A rose garden

Hello there! You will see some inspiration from me on the Chocolate Baroque blog today - this time its from the June shows were we made samples from the  rose-and-thistle-unmounted-rubber-stamp-sheet-a5 and the rose-set-unmounted-rubber-stamp-sheet-dl.

Here are the samples I am showing over there today...





I hope you can pop over to check out how I made these!
Big hugs

Rachel xx

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Baubles at CCC

Hello there - well these fortnight really are rolling round rather too quickly for my liking - its time for another venture out with the Christmas Card Club girls and this time the theme was baubles... I had great plans with this theme but time has thwarted me again and I only got two made! Here they are:


I tried to sketch a tree for the baubles to hang on - this one didn't work quite so well but hey ho! The piggies are from 'pigs in blankets' by HobbyArt and the bauble fronts I made using the newly released chocolate baroque stamps - I stamped onto acetate and overlayed them over the images.



I think the tree was more successful in this one - same method but the goats came from a different stamp set - also from hobbyart.

My mum also made two cards ....


This first one used a clarity stencil and stamps from clarity and inkylicious....



This last one used a stencil from imagination crafts....

I hope you feel inspired!!!

Big hugs

Rachel xxx

Monday, 1 July 2019

Blue and green at Countryview Challenges

Hello there! July already! How did that happen so soon? Bonus of course for those of us who are teachers is that the long holidays begin this month!!! Yipee!!!

I have a post for countryviewchallenges today where we start a new challenge - the theme is blues and greens - and I had to go for an underwater scene - the colours really scream that to me.

I used the mermaid stamp from art by Marlene - I made my card using the following steps...


Firstly I created the background using distress oxides... I used faded-jeanslucky-clovermermaid-lagoon and twisted-citron.


Next I used a stencil with the lucky clover and faded jeans....


Next I stamped and coloured the Mermaid using watercolour pencils...finally she was fussy cut and added to the background with the sentiment.

I hope you can check out the inspiration from the rest of the team and look at the details for the challenge here..

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Friday, 28 June 2019

Mushroom House

Good morning! I am over on the Chocolate Baroque design team blog today with a card using the mushroom house stamp... all the details are over there...

Hope to see you over there! Rachel xx

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Cards from Jo Rice class

Hi there! Well I went to another class with the lovely Jo Rice the weekend before last - we were using stamps from Hobbyart - well mostly - I did get a bit distracted by an aall and create one that Jo had in her shop!!!


Here was my distraction with our warm up card ....


Here's my first scene card .....


a DL card using the same sets...


And finally a tag to finish off ....

Next time I will show you the three cards I managed to create also at the workshop!!!

Big hugs!
Rachel xx

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Christmas flowers at CCC

Hello there - well I am behind schedule today - apologies - made the card and forgot to post it! What am I like? I guess the only answer is busy! Anyway - the theme at CCC this fortnight is Christmas flowers - my make is done using stamps and dies from sheena....


For my card I made a background using weathered wood and hickory smoke distress oxides. I then stamped the corners in grey versafine clair and added a few stars. Then I stamped the words and die cut the flowers from a sheet of card I had coloured using festive berries, barn door and weathered wood distress oxides.  Finally I put the whole thing together.

My mum has been busy using stamps from paperartsy... she has made two lovely cards...



I love them!

We have had a good day today - its my mums birthday tomorrow so we went out for lunch - then I spent the afternoon practicing for a play that I am performing in two weeks time... lastly I have been with Penny helping her practice her duet with her friend for the same show...phew!!!! Time to relax now!

Big hugs!

Rachel xx