My shining star

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Sunday 10 December 2023

Final Christmas Card Club - Anything goes

 Hello there! Well, after making the decision to stand down from running the Christmas Card Club in October and nobody stepping up to take over, this will sadly be the final Christmas Card Club post. Its been such a useful thing to do and I will miss it - but times move on ....

I have made a card for this post using a design from Pink Ink Designs. 

I love this stamp - such a fabulous image and a good way to say farewell to Christmas Card Club.

My mum made a card using stamps and stencil from Sweet poppy 

A lovely card mum - just beautiful!

So there you have it. I look forward to seeing what the few remaining members have made!

Happy Christmas all!

Rachel xx

Sunday 26 November 2023

Gnomes, tomtes or gonks at Christmas card club

 Hello there,

Well its our penultimate Christmas Card club and the theme this fortnight is gnomes, tomtes or gonks. I have used stamps by John Next door. All images have been coloured using clean colour pens. 

My mum used images from Chocolate Baroque and also stencils from Lavinia stamps.

They are all so cute but mums cards are a much better finish than mine - rushing around again!

Hope you have a great Sunday!
Hugs rachel x

Sunday 12 November 2023

Sparkle and Shine at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there!

Well Christmas Card Club has rolled around again and the theme this time is Sparkle and Shine. I admit I have been caught on the hop so have made a few quick upcycled cards. I chose the ones from last year with the most glitter etc..backed them on mirri card and I'm afraid that was it!

My mum made a better job with her die cut card made using crafters companion dies.

So thats it for this week - only two more Christmas Card clubs to go then we'll be stopping - not just for this year but entirely. Its sad but numbers have dropped so much in the last year so that's how it goes.
Have a lovely Sunday.
Rachel x

Sunday 29 October 2023

something beginning with R at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there - well another fortnight has rolled around and its Christmas card club again. This time the theme is something beginning with R. I have gone for Robin and made 4 cards using a Chocolate Baroque stamp.

I have coloured the stamped image simply in clean colour pens and mounted on red mirri card.
Mum used a new image from HobbyArt and went with the theme using Red as her R.

Thats a lovely stamp isn't it?
Hope you have a wonderful Sunday - I am at work all day but will get time to craft this evening!
Rachel x

Monday 16 October 2023

Autumn magic at Countryview Challenges

 Hello there! 

Our new challenge at Countryview is now hosted over on facebook - but I am still blogging my makes over here.

This time I have made a card using Lavinia stamps which are sold on Countryview Crafts.

I used spiced marmalade and other distress inks to create this card plus a few different colours of versfine clair inks. The stamps are all Lavinia. I did the orange circle first, then stamped the fairy and did a little faux bleaching on the fairy.
Hope you have a great day!
Rachel x

Sunday 15 October 2023

Things with wings at CCC

 Hello there! Well another fortnight has rolled around and its Christmas card club again - this fortnight its 'things with wings' and both myself and mum have been playing with Lavinia owls! I've made 4 cards in basically the same vein.

Mum made 2 very different cards .

Love these owls!
Have a great day!
Rachel xx

Tuesday 3 October 2023

Autumn magic

 Hello there! Well there's a new challenge over at Countryview Challenges but the group has moved over to Facebook. The theme this month is Autumn magic and this is the first piece I made for it.

I used an older TH layering stencil that I purchased many years ago from Countryview Crafts.I couldn't find it but you'll find layering stencils Here . The main image is Gus from Lavinia who you can find here.
I used the stencil with distress ink including barn door, spiced marmalade and wild honey
Hope you have a great day!