My shining star

My shining star

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

More Autumn at Countryview Challenges

 Hello there! 

I am on the Countryview Challenges blog today with my second make for the current challenge which is all about Autumn and Autumn colours - this make again uses a Bipasha stamp from Aall and Create - 

To create this one I used some matte sprays from IndigoBlu to create the background and once dry overstamped it with the main image I was going to use. I also stamped this image on a separate piece of white card and coloured it in using clean colour watercolour pens. Great image - love this stamp set - so useful!

You've got until the end of the month to get your entries in  - you can link up and get more inspiration here.
Big hugs
Rachel x

Monday, 18 October 2021

More floral architecture for Chocolate Baroque

  Hello there! I am on the Chocolate Baroque blog today with some more floral architecture for you from the September shows. In this first sample I used both the chrysanthemum and the allium sets along with flitterglu, foil and mica powders - all done on black card - I stamped the images in flitterglu then put the stamps straight into water before adding the flake and the mica powders to the glue.

In this second card I used some of the hexagons I bought from Lesley on the August shows and created my card using the Chrysanthemum set of stamps. I used stamped images in the background and overcoloured in ink, I then added more hexagons using a stencil from the August shows. For the hexagon images I coloured them in using water colour pencils.

Hope you have a great day.
Hugs Rachel x

Sunday, 10 October 2021

snowmenwomen or snowfamilies at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there!

Time for the first October outing of the Christmas Card Club - can't believe its already challenge 21 for us - this year is surely moving fast. The theme this fortnight was snowmen/women or snowfamilies. Snowpeople - you get the idea! I have made 3 cards and my mum has done two - all snowpeople are from Hobby Art stamps.

Firstly my three - all pretty much the same - stamped - cut out using sue wilson octagonal dies and coloured with clean colour pens - distress oxide in background and mounted onto die cut card and  card blank.

Mum used some dies? Not sure whose - background paper from the works. 

So not many more challenges left! I can't believe that time is rolling around so fast!
Big hugs
Rachel x

Friday, 8 October 2021

Lupins and Lightbulbs for Chocolate Baroque

 Hello there! I am on the Chocolate Baroque blog today with a couple of makes from Chocolate Baroque's September shows - these makes mostly use the Lupin Blueprint stamp set but there is a little stamp from the Echinacea Blueprint set also used.

My first piece is my ceramic piece - I do love this one and think it worked very nicely! As usual I stamped the images in ink and then over painted all the line work as well as the colours in glaze. My friend Deb from PottyRoos then took over and did the over glazing and the firing. 

This second piece used the worker stamps from the Lupin and echinacea sets - I stamped them on a rectangular piece of card then coloured in using watercolour brush pens. Finally I added a little more greenery by hand and then used a distress tool to add ink for the sky. 

Hope you have a lovely day!
Rachel x

Friday, 1 October 2021

Autumn at Countryview Crafts

 Hello there,

Well its hardly seems possible but its the first of October today and because of that there is a new challenge at Countryview Crafts - and the theme is Autumn colours.

To make my card I used an image from Bipasha at aall and create - no.448. I coloured this using watercolour pens then used the hexgonal stencil and some inks on the topper background and also onto the paper (from Lavinia) before adding the tattered leaves from Tim to either corner. You can find more inspiration and link up to the challenge here

Have a great 1st October!


Rachel xx

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

More Celestial makes...

 Hello there! Well I have my final offering of the month on the Chocolate Baroque blog and this time I have again used the Celestial set from Fiona Randall. 

More details over on the Chocolate Baroque blog!

Have a great Tuesday!


Rachel x

Sunday, 26 September 2021

Non traditional colours at CCC

 Hello there.

Trying to do this on my phone as my laptop is not running well. Apologies if it doesn't work well.

It's non traditional colours at Christmas card club this week and I have made 4 cards using hobbyarts new veg stamps.

I love these stamps! Such fun!
My mum has made two cards too the first with a clarity frame and Tim Holtz stamp the second with a card making magic frame and hunkydory image....sorry other way around!

Hope you have a great Sunday!
Rachel xx