My shining star

My shining star

Thursday 26 April 2012

A crafty day out and a card

Evening all,

Hope you've all had a great Thursday? I've had a lovely day out at Aintree racecourse at Liverpool where there was a hobby crafts show. Lucky me got packed off with some birthday spending money (its my birthday in just over a month) and told to spend it then bring  back the goodies for my husband to wrap! Well of course - what else could I do? So I've had a lovely time spending birthday money on crafting goodies (3 memory box dies, LOTV stamps, Lavinia stamps, masks, indigo blu stamps, flitter glu and guilding flakes). Now I have to wait til June to get my hands on them!!!!!! My youngest daughter came with me and she had a wondeful time and bought some disney princess decoupage and some lovely pearls! Bless! Start them young!!!!

Now then I've got a photo to show you tonight before I put my card up - its of a scarecrow that we've made at Rainbows for the Scarecrow festival that starts on Saturday in the next door village. The theme is aniiversaries and the Rainbows are celebrating their 25th year this year - so of course we've made out own little rainbow!
She's called Olivia and is the one nestled between my two crazy girls! I have to put her in position tomorrow - so will try and take another picture then!

Anyway - finally - onto my card:

I've used Doreen's sketch on the sketch and stash challenge - my new stash are the freebie papers from simply cards and papercrafts, my neglected stash is my housemouse stamp.
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sketch and stash: Doreen's sketch
Housemouse and friends Monday challenge
Little Miss Muffet: April Showers
Crafty Pad: Live on the Edge
Sweet stampin challenge: use two ribbons

I think that's all for now - hopefully see you tomorrow for an update on the progress of the scarecrow!!!

Nighty night!

Rachel xx


  1. Aww, that's a fab photo of your girls....they look like they're having fun!And yes, start them crafting young and if they're anything like my Rebecca you'll never have peace at your desk again lol!!I do love crafting with her, though.....just wish she'd put the lids on my flex/promarkers properly!!!!Your card is so pretty, love the fresh Spring colours and lovley image!Sounds like you've got some fabby Birthday treats is store, too!
    Hugs Jo x

  2. Great scarecrow!
    The HM card is wonderful!
    Love the colors you've used!
    Good Luck at House Mouse & Friends!

  3. Sweet Spring card. Beautiful colors. So glad you joined us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
    Hugs, Sue

  4. gorgeous image choice and love the colouring, a great card, thank you for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. Cute card and even cuter photo!! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  6. Really beautiful card, love the sweet house mouse image and the papers look fab, loving the scarecrow too. Hope you have a lovely weekend hun
    Lindsay xx

  7. What a super card I love it and the children look like they are hanving so much fun , they are adorable Hugs Elaine

  8. Lovely card thank you for calling in at ~Sweet Stampin'~ this week, good luck. Debbeixx

  9. Hi Rachel - you have two very beautiful girls! Gorgeous cards, I do so love the House Mouse mice! Now why didn't I think of that when the Hobbycrafts show was on at the NEC? My birthday is in June so I could have done that with OH, mum and brother lol! hugs Karen x

  10. Beautiful card...

    Thanks for playing along at sketch n stash & good luck!!
    hugs and xxx

  11. What a sweet card! I love the lovely house mouse image. Its so sweet. It's just a nice spring-card!

    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Love Mickaela

  12. Lovely card Rachel! Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad in our Live on The Edge Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

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  14. Fab entry, thanks for joining House Mouse & Friends challenge, good luck.
    Mousey Hugs
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  15. Fabby card! I love the colors, Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week. :)

  16. An awesome card!! Love all the colors and paper piecing. Look forward to more of your creations being entered in The Crafty Pad Challenges weekly and monthly challenge also.


  17. Great card! Thanks for joining us over at Little Miss Muffet. Hugs Deb

  18. Hi Rachel,
    This looks gorgeous. What an adorable image & lovely papers. Great take on our sketch. Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash.
    Andie xx

  19. Such a lovely and cute spring card.
    Thanks for joining our challenge at HM&FMC and good luck. Hope to see you again.


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