My shining star

My shining star

Friday, 11 June 2021

One cat away from Crazy

 Hello there! Its my second post for the 100 challenge over at Countryview challenges. This time I have used lots of Aall and Create items to make up another card. 

I started by making the circular piece by stamping Tracy Evans stamps onto rice paper. The hears were a separate stamp that I stamped onto rice paper and painted the back with metallic paint. After that I used slap it on to stick the rice paper to a gessoed board circle then left that to dry.  Next I used the Aall and create A4 stencil and more of the same paint to create the dotty background. Next I added some background stamping in black to make the 100, amongst other numbers. Then I adhered the circle to the card and finally stamped and fussy cut the cats and added them to the card.

Hope you have a great day!
Love and hugs
Rachel x

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Houses 1 at Chocolate Baroque

 Hello there!

Well it was a very house based theme for the shows at Chocolate Baroque in May. The first two samples I am sharing over on the blog today are as follows:

Two very different looks with the same Kim Moody house - you can get full details over on the chocolate Baroque Design team blog.

Have a great day!


Rachel x

Sunday, 6 June 2021

Baubles at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there,

Well its a bit of  sad one today - out theme at Christmas card Club was chosen by our lovely teamie Shaz (silverwolf) who we lost a wee while ago - so this post is in memory of Shaz.

I have made 4 cards and my mum made two. I used all Chocolate Baroque stamps - 

This first pair are basically the same just with different colour ways - I can't find the stamp set to the you the name - but aren't they exquisite?

These two cards also feature chocolate baroque stamps - the first one is called Christmas Garden and the second tangled baubles. Both were painted in using luscious powders so they are really shiny.

Mum made two cards using the very beautiful stencil from sweet poppy stencils - I saw this one used last year by our lovely Margaret - bought the stencil - now can I find it???? Anyway my mum has used Lavinia stamps on this first card ....

And this one is an inkylicious stamp.
Have a great Sunday - I am going to be in the garden after my run first thing - don't want to be crafting in this beautiful weather!
Big hugs
Rachel x

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

100th Challenge at Countryview Crafts

 Hello there! Well its the first of June - how did that happen I hear you say???? - and time for a new challenge over at Countryview Challenges. Its a special one this time as its their 100th challenge - so this time there are special rules and 2 ways to win a £20 voucher. Find out all the details here

I decided to make something using a set of stamps by Finnabair - and also cracked open the new salvaged patina oxide spray and distress oxide ink..

Love this new colour - isn't it just so pretty - I thought the circular stamps lent themselves well to making a 100! Its a pretty simple card that didn't take long to make - just a little sprayig and stamping really!
Hope you have a great day!
Love and hugs
Rachel xx

Saturday, 29 May 2021

Earth Mother calling


I have 3 more makes on the Chocolate Baroque Design team blog today ....

You can find full details over there! Have a great day! Hugs rachel x

Sunday, 23 May 2021

Winter scene at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there! Well another fortnight has rolled around and this time the theme at Christmas Card Club is a winter scene. I've used a set of Tim colourise dies to make 4 of the same card. 

I think I will need to play with this one further - but I do like the effect!
My mum has made two cards.
This first one uses a tree stamp from Chocolate Baroque - and a die.
And this one includes stamps from Card-IO
Great makes mum - well done you!
Hope you have a good Sunday - I've still got lessons to prepare for next week - its been a long old job this week! Hopefully will get some gardening done too - and a chance to play on my turbo trainer that I set up yesterday! Not exciting exactly but useful in getting me cycle fit again!
Whatever you are doing - enjoy!
Rachel x


Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Embrace the Journey at CountryView Challenges

 Hello lovelies!

Well my card for today is the second one I have for the current challenge at Countryview crafts which is ...we will always have Paris.....

To create this I have used two stamp sets from Tim one that you can find here wine-blueprint. The other is part of a set called Cityscapes. I also used distress oxides hickory smoke, aged mahogoney and pine needles plus a stencil from Aall and Create called lotza-diamondz.
I created the card by firstly stamping the Paris cityscape across my 7 inch square card 4 times. I then added the grey stencilling and also stamped the wine bottle and glass. Next I restamped the wine bottle and glass and added colour to the main features using watercolour pencils. Then I fussy cut them and added them to the card. 
Lastly I added a little more stencilling in colours to match the bottle and wine to bring the card together more. 
Hope you can join our challenge.
Good luck!
Hugs Rachel