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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

One day special by Chocolate Baroque at Hochanda

Hi there! Did you see Lesley's launch last night of the new one day special? If not you can catch her at 9am, 1pm and 5pm on Hochanda! Here are a couple of samples to wet your appetite!

This one is a portion of one of the colouring pages ...

This one is using the chequered flowers stamp. I made this by stamping with versamark and heat setting white embossing powder. I repeated this aroud the edges too and coloured with spectrum noir crayons.

The other ladies have done some amazing things! I hope you have chance to check out the shows today!


Rachel x

Monday, 24 July 2017

Music at Junk Journal Junkies

Hello there! How are you? I do hope you are well. We are good although I have been very lazy of late and will try to do a run today - the first for a week! I'll let you know how it goes. I suspect doing the GNR this year is going to be off the cards but I will make my decision nearer the time!

Today I have a journal page to share with you - the theme was Music and the colours burgundy, purple and orange. I made the page mostly by blending distress oxide inks - the central stamp is from Alison Bomber at Paperartsy and the roses are also paperartsy - this time scrapcosy.

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I used a clarity stencil too ... and part of a stencilgirl stencil!  A quick page necessitated by lots of work going on for the Chocolate Baroque shows that start tonight at 6pm and lead into a one day special on Tuesday,...

Here's a sneak peak of one of my samples from the show...
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I hope this can help tempt you to join Lesley for the launch of some brand new stamps and some other lovely goodies too!

Big hugs rachel x

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Christmas Card club: Jingle bells

Hello there! Well the fortnight has rolled around again - and its time for Christmas card club again - the theme this time is Jingle bells... well I had great plans for this one but then the new Indigoblu Christmas stamps popped onto my doormat ....and there was a pair of bells on the wreath it would have been rude to not use the stamps!

I decided to do do cards using this stamp - the one on the left is white embossing on black card and the right is simple stamping. Both have been coloured with spectrum noir pencils. 

I had a great Friday night - we were saying goodbye to brownowl at a local campsite - lovely to camp out and sing guiding songs!

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here's my two with friends Rebecca and Samantha - both former brownies...

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Here's Brownowl with her husband and daughter. Alice used to help me at Rainbows too.

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and here's Lucy toasting marshmallows!

A lovely night indeed!

Hugs Rachel x

Friday, 21 July 2017

Bye bye Rose!

Hello there! How are you today. I hope you are well....sending hugs if you are under the weather physically or emotionally. We all need a good hug at times!

Today I have the card I made for Brownowl - she left brownies at the end of June after 23 years service. We have her leaving 'do' tonight - aptly a camp with songs and games. Looking forward to it. Brown owl is called Rose so I decided to use this stamp set from scrapcosy at Paperartsy.

I did the stamping on the card in versamark then set with white embossing powder. I added the stamp from Alison Bomber - the Rose is a rose .... it seemed appropriate! The butterflies were stamped and added later. I used two distress inks - tattered rose and victorian velvet.

Two close ups - I do hope she likes it - its something a bit vintage and different for me but I really like it! 

Things were fun at the demo yesterday - I didn't get to stay too long as predicted but we all made a little folkart card so that was nice! 

Big hugs one and all!

Rachel xx

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Shine Bright!

Hello there! How are you? I am good and enjoying the summer hols so far. We've had a lovely bikeride and been to Fellfoot Park. Plenty of sunshine and seen friends too! Definitely a positive start to the holidays. Lets hope it continues!

I have a card to share with you today made using a relatively recent Clarity stamp plus distress oxides.

The stamp is part of a set - Earth, Air, Fire and water. I managed to pick up this stamp last week on the Crafters Companion site when they had a very special offer running just for the day ... I got a bargain I think! 

To make the card I stamped the image then masked and created the background using distress oxides in picked raspberry, candied apple and wild honey....I coloured the image using spectrum noir pencils....

and the sentiment is from a set by Tim Holtz

I do hope you like it!

I am meeting my mum today and we are off to Carnforth to visit the Christmas in July craft demo held by Rowan Tree Crafts. I suspect  we won't be there for too long sadly as I have one young lady and one little girl who are not impressed with my plans!!!!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Messy Little one

Hello there! Good morning to you! I wonder how many of you were as cross as me last night? I was trying very hard to book a workshop ticket at Art from the heart for the Tim workshops in September but if you were trying too you'll know that the website crashed within two minutes! no real surprise there then! I hope things get sorted out soon so I can have another try!!!

Anyway - life goes on and I have a card to share today for a swap - the theme was welcome little one and this is my take on it!

I had fun making this with some of the new distress oxide colours. I used picked raspberry and seedless preserves and also wild honey I think! The pram was cut from the edges of my background card where I hadn't got much colour.

Stamp is Tim holtz part of the blueprint range!

Have a great Tuesday - we're off to Fellfoot park. Looking forward to it!

Big hugs

Rachel x

Monday, 17 July 2017

Teal, yellow and gold.... mythical

Hello there! First day of the summer holidays for us today - I am off for a run this morning - or a fast walk more likely if the last one is anything to go by!! Then if the weather is dry we may go for a cycle this afternoon!

This is a page I did in my journal last week for the prompt 'mythical' and the colours teal, gold and yellow. The mermaids were all created using a Stencil girl stencil. I love the stencil! Expect to see it in use again!

Big hugs

Rachel x