My shining star

My shining star

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Little robin redbreast for Christmas Card Club

 Hello there - I am running late today with my Christmas Card Club makes - they were done - just completely forgot to schedule my post! Nevermind - here I am now then with mine and my mums makes - such a lovely theme! Mine were mostly made using Crafty Individuals stamps - some down the side and the main robins but I think the background holly is crafters companion - as is the ivy.

I stamped the robin images in black versafine clair then heat set with clear embossing powder - then I coloured using water colour brush pens. The card background was done using versamark and white embossing powder for the stamped sentiments - then I used distress oxides and water splashes and the holly overstamping.

My mum made two different cards - this first one uses a hobby art stamp set....
 and this second one she made using a napkin and did tissue technique.

Hope you all have a good Sunday - its beautiful and blue and I have already done my 5km shuffle this morning so feeling good!
Back to cleaning duties now!
Rachel x

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Musica and Harlequin on the Chocolate Baroque Blog

 Hello there - I am on the Chocolate Baroque design Team blog today with these two cards from March's shows:

Hope to see you over there!

Have a great day!

Hugs rachel x

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Birds twofer

 Hello there! Pinch punch - first of the month again - and this month the theme at countryviewchallenges is the Birds and the Bees - It can be the birds or the bees too - I've gone for the birds first - I had too many possibilities here so ended up with a twofer!

For this one I used an old stamp and stamped it onto a gel press background made using a couple of stencils superimposed. I restamped the birds and added them over the top of the paint to get a clearer image. 

For this one I used a die from creative expressions out currently - you can find it here.
Its called puffin splash and I love the fish and the puffin! 

Please, if you are going to enter, make sure the bird/bee/both are pretty prominent! You can link up your make here.

Hope you have a great day!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Sunday, 28 March 2021

Trees at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there! Well another fortnight has rolled around - and this time the theme for Christmas card club is trees - either in a scene or otherwise. Well I was so excited to receive my Lavinia trees from the recent release, I just had to use them in my makes for this theme - I've done 4 that are basically the same...

I did enjoy making these - all stamps are lavinia - I created the background by first stamping and embossing the sparkles in white then using distress oxides (squeezed lemonade, shaded lilac and chipped sapphire) then did the stamping with the beautiful trees, magnus and one of the owls plus some holly. I then used a very soft white chalk to create the misty effect and finally added the sentiment.

My mums cards are two that are very different from each other.

Firstly a clean and simple card using a penny black stamp....

and second a scene using a lavinia deer and woodware trees!

Hope you're having a good Sunday - I will be on day 2 of an IndigoBlu dirty weekend when this goes live - hoping I will be managing okay as I have my jab on Saturday morning! Yikes!!! Glad to be getting it though!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Sunday, 14 March 2021

Flowers and foliage at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there - and a happy mothers day to all of you mums! I hope you all have a lovely day! My Lucy is supposed to be baking me some vegan millionaires shortbread for mothers day - I shall wait to see what occurs!!!!

Another fortnight has rolled around and its time for flowers and foliage at the Christmas Card Club. This week I have only made three cards - all using Chocolate Baroque stamps - timeless classics I think.

I used bundled sage distress oxide over the back of the card then stamped the image in versafine clair. After that I added water droplets using my fan brush and dabbed away the water. Next I coloured the images using watercolour brush pens and finally added the pine needles distress oxide around the edges. Simple but I like them!

My mum has used sentiment stamps from hobbyart and apple blossom foliage dies and John Lockward poinsettia dies.

Hope you have a happy Mothers Day - hoping to go for a walk with my mum later - fingers crossed for the weather to allow it to happen!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Saturday, 13 March 2021

More makes for Chocolate Baroque

 Hello there!

I am over on the Chocolate Baroque Blog today with some more makes from the February shows - this time I am showing my ceramic piece and two cards...

You can get more details over on the Chocolate Baroque Design Team blog.

Have a wonderful Day!

Love and hugs

Rachel x

Friday, 12 March 2021

Birthdays Galore!

 Hello there! I have been doing a little bit of pottery painting for friends birthdays and wanted to log those makes here - the first is for my friend Shelagh who has a birthday today - she loves Badgers!

This last one was for my friend Sandy who had her birthday earlier this month - she went to Antartica for her 50th ( a few years ago) so I did an Antartica themed birthday for her...

I do love my pottery painting - it makes me feel very relaxed!

Have a great day!


Rachel xx