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Sunday, 2 October 2022

Diecuts at Christmas card club

 Hello there! I am hoping this publishes as I will be at work and unable to check when it goes live - sure it will though! Another fortnight has rolled around and the theme this time at Christmas card club is diecuts. I decided to use one that I had never had out of the packet - a scribbly tree from Tim Holtz - I love it - its a much bigger die than I thought - really pleased with having used it! I made 4 variations on a theme having already made a number of gel press backgrounds.

To cut the trees out with I used some packaging from Lavinia stencils - I'm getting thrifty these days!

Here's my mums makes....she's used a number of dies - Tim Holtz, Sue Wilson and John next door.

I hope you have a great Sunday!
Rachel x

Saturday, 1 October 2022

Halloween or Harvest at Countryview Challenges

 Hello there!

Well its October - I can hardly believe it! How did that happen? Anyway - the good news is that its time for a new challenge at Countryview Challenges - and the theme is Halloween - love it or hate it - or Harvest! My make is probably more Halloween but kind of Harvest too - with the Harvest moon.

The stamp set is from Pink Ink Designs - I started by making a gel press inky circle then stamped the moon stamp onto it and also onto white card which I fussy cut and added. I then added the cat from the same set and drew a witches hat on the cat....finally I added the pumpkins and the leaves.

I hope you can join our challenge! You can find much more inspiration and the challenge link up here

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Sunday, 18 September 2022

Christmas trees at CCC

 Hello there! Its time for another Christmas Card Club outing. This fortnight the theme is Christmas trees. I am currently very busy making stuff for an art fair stall and have only had chance to upcycle cards this time. My mu has made cards using hunky dory toppers.

My three - no great shakes but as I said needs must.

Here are three from my mum - 

I hope you all have a good day. I will be at work in the village store all day so will try to catch up with other Christmas card club makes tonight.
Big hugs
Rachel x

Thursday, 15 September 2022

More seasons of mists

 Hello there! I am on the Countryview Challenges page today with my second post for the 'Seasons of mists and Mellow Fruitfulness Challenge. This time I have used stamps from Aall and Create to make a card.

The background was made using distress oxide sprays - ripe persimmon, carved pumpkin and salvaged patina - I used clean colour pens to colour the stamped images from Aall and Create. I added the words lastly.
You've still got a full 2 weeks to enter the challenge which is running all month and you can find details of here.
Have a great day!
Rachel x

Sunday, 4 September 2022

Kraft at Christmas card Club

 Hello there lovelies. Well its been a busy September already - I had my opening night in the village play on Friday night - and closing one last night. All was good and felt good to be performing again - our first in person  play since lockdown ...we did a couple of radio plays but this was much more fun!

I start a new job today - in the village shop - and then I'm back to teaching on Monday - I wonder which I'll prefer??? Times are changing!

So this fortnight at Christmas card Club the theme is kraft - I have used a fabulous new design from Pink ink - not sure I like the kraft card treatment of the image - but \i love the design. It may return next fortnight!

I stamped onto kraft card in versamark and heat set with white embossing powder. I used distress ink in the background and a white posca plus red clean colour for most of the other colouring.
My mum has done a much better take on kraft - using a sue wilson die and other dies from tonic.

I think these are very cute!
Hope you have a great Sunday!
Rachel xx

Thursday, 1 September 2022

Seasons of mist at Countryview Challenges

 Hello there! Well its time to start yet another month - oh my goodness - I wish time would stop racing away! That's the school holidays over - and back to work for me today - at least until the end of October when I will be leaving my current job - counting the days now!

Its time for a new challenge at Countryview Challenges and the theme this month is Seasons of mist and mellow fruitfulness. Here's my first make for the theme. A card I will use for my brother in laws birthday I think. 

I used a set of stamps from katzelcraft (find it here)and made the card by spritzing a piece of card with distress oxide sprays - carved pumpkin, ripe persimmon and salvaged patina) then stamping on top and colouring the images using clean colour pens. I then added the leaves from the set which were stamped in versafine clair in 3 different colours. Lastly I made the letters and stuck them down then matted the card onto a blank card.
I hope you have a great day and can join our challenge which you should find here.
Big hugs!
Rachel x

Sunday, 21 August 2022

Blue Christmas at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there!

Well its been a busy old fortnight and I haven't had chance to make any new cards for this challenge this time - but I have recycled three cards from last Christmas for this theme - here they are.

Really very simply matted and layered onto a card base - must find time for next fortnights challenge - I am getting very slack!
My mum has been good and also made three. Apparently the first one is made using a sizzix Tim die and the second two using a hunkydory kit.

So there you have this fortnights offering! 
See you again soon!
Big hugs
Rachel x