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My shining star

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

CB makes from June's shows.

Morning all! I'm over on the Chocolate Baroque DT blog today with these makes from last months TV shows...hope you can join me.....





Full details on the blog here.

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Journal class with Jenny and Elizabeth

Hello there! How are you? I hope you are well. We are good and rolling ever closer to the end of term on Thursday ....how exciting - since I've been working in the school where I was doing the invigilating 3-4 days a week for the past 4 weeks, I am so looking forward to the holidays with the girls. It will be good to do some relaxing but of course, typical of me we have got lots planned!

Last Saturday myself, my mum and Lucy and Penny all went to a class run by Jenny Marples and Elizabeth Robinson. It was organised by Sharon from Rowantree Crafts and took place in Carnforth. So lovely to see both Jenny and Elizabeth...both such lovely ladies. In the class we used Eileen Hulls wrap around journal die and all made a journal.

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Here's a look at the completed album. We used distress oxides and 7 gypsies papers and allandcreate stamps. A great day ....
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Here we are hard at work - you can just spy me on the far table!!!

Big hugs

Rachel x

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Quick makes for Chocolate Baroque

Hello there! How are you today? I hope you are fine and well ... if not sending huge hugs to you!

Today I have some more quick makes using CB stamps.


This one I simply stamped in versamark, set with white embossing powder and coloured with pencils then added some doodling lines.


This one was simply stamped and coloured then I masked the image using a band of tape and inked the remaining card.


This one was super quick - I already had the background card ready but it was simply made using pixie powders. Then I stamped the image and coloured using pens.

I hope that gives you a bit of inspiration for some quick makes!

Hugs

Rachel x

Friday, 13 July 2018

Tracy Scott class

Hello lovelies - well its been a busy old week - thank goodness its the weekend - time to breathe and time to blog about last weekends class with Tracey Scott from Paperartsy! It was fabulous. Thanks to Sharon from Rowan Tree Crafts for organising! Here's what I made....

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It measures 12" x 12". I adore it - and what a fabulous day - there were papers and tearing and paint and stamping and fussycutting galore - I won't document the steps here in fairness to Tracey - but it was lots of fun! 

This week has also been a time for theatre - we went to see the sound of music at a local school - it was amazing... We also went to the play in the park in Lancaster last night - the three Musketeers... it was fun - especially the orange ball. And tonight we've been at a night of music hosted by Lucy and Penny's piano teacher where lots of students played - including the girls! 

Tomorrow we are off to a workshop with Jenny Marples and Elizabeth Robinson - can't wait!!!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Quick cards for stamps and stencils

Hello there ....I am over at stamps and stencils blog today with a quick post about using ombre to make a quick set of cards! here they are....

you can find the post here.
Have a great day!

Hugs

Rachel x

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

mum's card

Hello there! How are you? I hope you are good. I have a card on the Countryview Challenges blog today and here it is here on my blog. The theme this month is 'In the summer Garden'. This time I chose to use a JOFY set of stamps and made a card that I gave my mum for her birthday!


I started with a distress oxide background and stamped the stems and leaves on to it. I used distress oxides and inks to add further colour to the leaves and stems.  Next I used brushos and created a red/orange background and stamped on the flower heads and then fussy cut them. I then coloured the centres in brown and added the heads to the card..


I also added the sentiment from the stamp set and some Chocolate Baroque bees...


Here's a proper close up of the flowers...love these flowers!!!

Hope you enjoy this piece and might even join us in the challenge!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Sunday, 8 July 2018

white on white at christmas card club

Hello there! How are you? I do hope you are well? Things here continue to be hugely busy but I managed to squeeze in making three quick white on white cards. Now I am sure all the ladies from Christmas card club will have amazing designs with lots of diecuts...but I am not generally a diecutter and so my card design is very simple. I have used a stamp from chocolate baroque - christmas rose - and I have included green in my sample too.



The background has been embossed using a sheena folder ... I hve included lace and ribbon too.

I do hope this will fit the bill!

Big hugs

Rachel xx