My shining star

My shining star

Monday, 18 March 2019

Late post for Christmas Card Club

Hello there! Well its a late post for me for Christmas card club - I had two others scheduled for the weekend so I decided it was better late than never! The theme this fortnight was festive food - I had intended to do a second two along the theme but never got around to it - so I have two cards along the theme of anything goes! I used paperartsy stamps..

Here they are - a background of distress oxides plus the stamped images...

My mum went for the  anything goes option too! 

Looks great - I know she had fun!

Big hugs and have a great day!

Rachel x

Sunday, 17 March 2019

More numbers and letters

Hello there! I am over at Countryview Challenges today and I have a second piece for the current numbers/letters challenge. This time I used a stamp from Aall&Create...

I started by stamping the image and colouring the clock and butterflies using watercolour pencils. Then I added some pixie powders into the plain white areas and spritzed with water. Next I restamped the butterfly and repeated the colouring before fussy cutting.

I added the second butterfly then mounted the image on a card.
Great stamp isn't it?
You can join our challenge here!
Big hugs

Rachel xx

Saturday, 16 March 2019

CAS makes for Chocolate Baroque

Good Morning! These are the CAS cards of mine that are on the Chocolate Baroque post today. Hope you can join us!
White embossing on kraft .....

repeat stamping and pixie powders ...

lift ink on alcohol ink background backed with more repeat stamping!

Have a great day!


Rachel xx

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Some birthday cards for March

Hello there! How are you? Thanks so much for your kind words on my Chocolate Baroque post - I really do appreciate it! I know how lucky I am to get to make these pieces for the TV shows but I still love to know that you like the pieces! Thankyou.

Today I have a few of the cards I have made for March - the first is for my friend Shelagh who is 60 today!

To make this I used a stamp set from clarity  and did most of the colouring using watercolour pencils...

This one is made for a niece who will be 13! I stamped and paperpieced with some leftover inky background. The stamp I used is from Crafty Individuals.

Finally a card that my eldest requested for her friend who had a birthday last week - a background in pixie powders and stamp from Aall and create.

I hope you have a great day - I am looking forward to meeting Shelagh for lunch at the Pottery Painting place - Pottyroos! Big hugs all!

Rachel xx

Saturday, 9 March 2019

sewing room at chocolate baroque

I have some samples today on the Chocolate Baroque blog from February's shows. These included some fabulous stamp sets ...I made this this card ...

and this model ....

this double sided self standing plinth ...

and finally this card - more details on the chocolate baroque blog!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Poinsettia at CCC.

Hello there! Its time for another christmas card club and the theme this fortnight is poinsettia. Great theme -thankyou! I decided to work with a die from TH and combined it with stamps and stencils to make 4 cards.

For 3 of them I used a phill Martin stamp in the background and in the final one I just used a stencil and a script stamp. On all 4 I used pixie powders plus a die cut poinsettia.

Here's a close up!

Now for my mums cards ... for this one I think she used sizzix dies ....

And this one Crealies stamp and dies.

Love that stamp!

I hope you have a great day!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Friday, 1 March 2019

Numbers and/or letters at Countryview Crafts

Good Morning - I know how can it possibly be the 1st March already? How did that happen? Well the first means a new challenge over at Countryview challenges and our theme this month is numbers/letters. I used a new stamp set from Visible image to make my first card...and an older stamp set from Tim...

I started by creating a background using distress oxides - wilted violet and cracked pistachio ... then I stamped all over it with a Tim stamp. Next I got the area I had already cut off plus some other scraps and stamped and fussy cut these butterflies from visible-image.

Finally I added them to my card .....

Here it is! I gave this to my friend who used to be a maths teacher and she really appreciated it!

I do hope you can join the challenge!


Rachel xx