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Sunday, 26 June 2022

santas sleigh at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there! Well this last fortnight has slipped past me and I no longer have time to do a proper make for Christmas Card club - but I have managed to upcycle two that work with the theme of santas sleigh. And here they are.


Just a bit of matting and layering I am afraid - why am I so busy?

Mum has made a much better job of things - here's her two cards - the first one includes Lavinia trees and brittania sleigh die.


This second one she made using a free gift from a craft magazine!


Hope you all have a great Sunday!
Hugs
Rachel xx


Friday, 17 June 2022

Stars and splats

 Hello there! I am over on the Countryview Challenges blog today with a card I made for the current 'seeing stars' challenge. This is made using a paperartsy stamp set.


I started by stamping the stars then inked around them using distress oxide wilted violet. Next I coloured the stars then added the rest of the background stamping and finally the sentiment. 
You've got until the end of the month to join in with the challenge and you can be in with a chance of winning a 20 pound voucher to spend at Countryview crafts. Link up your projects here.

Have a great day!

Big hugs
Rachel x


Sunday, 12 June 2022

Let it snow at Christmas card Club

 Hello there - well another fortnight has rolled around and now its Christmas Card Club - and the theme is Let it snow - I have made two 'new' cards and 4 recycled cards.


Here's the new ones - made using entirely Tim Holtz products.
Here are my recycling makes:

I die cut the sentiment at my mums - love all these wildlife ones!
Here are mums makes...
In this one she used the same die as me - X cut apparently. The background card is hunkydory and the stamp is circa.
In the second one its the same background card and die.


Looking forward to seeing what the other ladies have made!
Big hugs
Rachel xx






Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Seeing stars at Countryview challenges

 Hello there! Happy June - wow this year is really zipping by! Time for a new challenge at Countryview Challenges and the theme this month is seeing stars. I decided to get out my paperclay and make a moon and some stars and turn them into a canvas....


I had lots of fun making this - the moon and some of the stars came from a mould by finnabhair and the fancier stars came from a stamperia mould. Once they were dry I stuck them onto the canvas using superthick slap it on and left them 24 hours to set. Next I painted them in goldfinger metallic paint (IB) and I used several IB paints to make the background - raven black, park lane, a translucent purple one. Next I stamped some smaller stars in goldfinger then splattered the canvas using a wash of goldfinger mixed with white gesso. Then I added some silver Glorious and some white and gold frantage and heat set them. By this time i was getting happy with the outcome so then stamped and added my sentiment (from paperartsy).

I hope you feel inspired to join the challenge which you can find here
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs rachel x



Sunday, 29 May 2022

Mistletoe and Wine at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there - well its time for another Christmas card club and this fortnight the theme is Mistletoe and Wine - I think the lovely Rita came up with the theme - and I am pleased with my makes which combine stamps from chocolate baroque and Visible Image.



Its all fairly obvious stamping and layering and fussy cutting - colouring used clean colour pens.

My mum used goodies from her stash including an embossing folder from Sheena Douglass and a die from Carnation Craft bubbles....

Thankyou in advance for any comments you may leave!
Big hugs
Rachel xx




Sunday, 15 May 2022

Sentiment focus at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there! Well its time for Christmas card Club again and this fortnight the focus is on the sentiment. I have made 5 cards using the same design - in slightly different colours....



My sentiment is rather sweet - and could cover more than Christmas I guess - the stamps are, I think, Hunkydory....or crafters companion - really not sure.

Mum has made 3 cards - 



They are from Crafters Companion, Sue Wilson and Julie Hickey.

Hope you have a good day!

Big hugs

Rachel xx























Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Best Friends

 Hello there! I am returning to the Countryview Crafts blog today with the doggy entry for my challenge - its called Best Friends.


I've made this one using distress oxide inks saltwater taffy and crushed olive put through three different IndigoBlu stencils to create the background. The dogs are both from Crafty Individuals - I have kept them largely black and white except for the eyes and tongue - for which I used the pink and green from the background. I made this card with my friend Shelagh in mind - she used to look after a sheepdog on occasion and now has a cockerpoo (??) called Martha. 
Big hugs
Rachel