My shining star

My shining star

Saturday, 16 June 2018

More 15 min makes for Chocolate Baroque.

Good morning all! How are you? I do hope you are well and happy! More chocolate baroque for you today. I have two cards from last months shows involving the feather stamps. Two simple, quick cards to make....

This one was stamped in archival black ink directly onto a premade distress ink background - it could have been onto paper! I just then stamped the background stamp and added the topper! Simples!

This one involved multiple stamping with some feather stamps in versamark and then setting with white embossing powder. Then I added brushos and water ..... finally i stamped and added a sentiment!

Have a great Saturday - school fair day for us!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Friday, 15 June 2018

Be Happy!

 Hello all! How are you? This is my second post of the day and  its the second one for the Chocolate Baroque Guest Design team. I've chosen to make a card this time using the A6 stamp Fountain Scene. I've teamed it up with one from the rustic fragments set and also a sentiment from the see beauty clear stamp set.

I started by stamping the Fountain scene stamp using black ink the roughly masked it before stamping over the edges with the burlap style stamp. Next I added some colour to the outside using some mica paint powders and spritzing them with water. Finally I coloured the image in using water based pens. The final step was to mount the picture and then add the stamped sentiment. 

I hope you like my card!!

Have a great Friday!


Rachel xx

More words of wisdom

Hello there! Its my turn over at Countryview Challenges today - having just got hold of some of the new Tracy Easson stamps I felt the need to use them for this challenge. The theme this month is 'words' and you can link up here. I used lovely distress oxides from Countyview Crafts in this make to compliment my choice of stamps.

To make the background the distress oxides peeled paint, twisted citron and evergreen bough. I added them to my craft sheet, spritzed with water and then mopped up on the card, drying inbetween swooshes.

This is Lottie Land Girl and she really does speak to me..... I used part of the background to paperpiece her dress and coloured the remainder in using distress inks.

This is the main saying on the stamp set!

I do hope you can join our challenge over at countryviewchallenges where you might win a £20 voucher to spend in Susan's shop! Go for it!


Rachel xx

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Ribbon ATC's for May Swap

Hello there! How are you? I hope you are well and happy! I have been busy working this week - I have the day off tomorrow but back in on Friday - its not been too hard but has certainly been hitting my crafting and exercise time!!!!

Tonight I want to share with you the ATC's i made for last months swap at UK Stampers Forum... I used a lovely stamp from Hobbyart...the theme was ribbon!

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I did enjoy making these .... such a pretty image - the background was created using pixie powders and the image was decoupaged up onto the background. I have my swaps I have had in return ...I have one of each of the following ...

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I got the one on the left here...

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and the red one on the right here!!!

Beautiful swaps!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Monday, 11 June 2018

Mitre corner cushion

And now for something completely different! I have been starting to do some knitting - I did a class held at my lovely Pottyroos where I have learned to make a cushion ...

The first part was to make the checkerboard side. It was interesting building the squares up gradually - the mitre corner design is very clever - and no sewing together of individual squares.

Here it is made... next we had to make the back ..... this one is not mine - I don't have a picture from this point  so just so you can get the idea ....

stitches all picked up and then stocking a fancy cast off method called a picot edge. Next the final base flap was knitted and then the cushion was sewn together...

Here it is completed ....

Here's the back showing the picot edge and also my pottery painted buttons - just for show!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Sunday, 10 June 2018

CCC: anything but square

Hello there! How are you? I do hope you are good. Still enjoying the weather? Its been basically glorious here for nearly 5 weeks - thats got to be a record - and I am loving it! It makes such a difference to life in general!

Well its been a very busy week one way and another and I have had very little time to get ready for Christmas Card Club but I have managed a quick one - the theme was not square and I used some crafty individuals papers and stamps along with some paper dolls to make this card...

I am sad there are not more but time is very limited - I will try harder next time!!!

Hope you have a great Sunday - I'll leave you with some pics of Penny doing her Jujitsu display yesterday at Caton  Gala ...

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She did good!

Happy Sunday xx

Friday, 8 June 2018

Tealight holder

Hello there! Its my first GDT piece of the month of June over at the chocolate baroque blog today and I decided to go for a pottery piece - a tealight candle holder...

To make it I brayered the glaze onto a craft mat, picked up some on the stamp then added to the pot. The stamp is not mounted onto a block although on this occasion it could have been because the surface I was stamping onto is flat. I then used different coloured glazes to paint the image. The pot was then fired in a kiln and this is the result.

This image is the Floral delight image from Chocolate Baroque.

I do hope you like this!

Have a great day!


Rachel xx