My shining star

My shining star

Wednesday 11 April 2012

Think of a number

Good morning all - well I'm very excited to have been awarded top blog for my captain whalen post for the dudetime doodles challenge - I love their images and they've got a freebie to use this week to try and win a guest designer spot for May - why not check it out!

Anyway - onto today - I've got a round card to share with you that I made for my friend's 30th birthday:

I've made this card using a round card blank from kanban and covered it with old paper distress stain. Then I splodged on distess inks - barn door and fired brick and splattered with water to create a patchy effect with beached out areas. After that I used tea dye around the edges and then once dry stamped a penny black stamp around the card outside. I made the central area using grunge paper that I stained as above then added barn door around the edges - the grungepaper numbers are coloured direct to paper with barn door. After adding the central sentiment I added flowers that had been wiped over with barn door and added two tim hotlz adage labels edged with fired brick. Finally I added my angel charm.

Had lots of messy fun making this and I think my friend will love it!

I'd like to enter this for the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Case it
Sunday Stampers Challenge
Craft your passion challenges: different shape.
Divas by design: Charmed I'm sure

Off to the science museum today - hope you all have a great day! And thankyou for stopping by and leaving me a comment.




  1. Wow i love this creation your friend will too for sure :)
    Hugzz Val xx

  2. This is a gorgeous card I like done with prima flowers.

  3. stunning card rachel...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday..hugs kath xxx

  4. Congrats on Top Blog at DTD - very well deserved! Love all the TH stuff you did on this round card. Very cool looking and I know your friend will love it too.

  5. Congrats on your award, this card deserves it. Not that sophisticated myself in ink terms sounds quite complicated to me but well done you xx Anne

  6. Brilliant, your friend will love it xx

  7. Congratulations and good luck with the challenges x

  8. Great card. Love the flowers you used.
    Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    LG Michelle

  9. Hey Rachel

    I can promise you that it was all toil and sweat (with a few swear words thrown in for good measure) on my part when I made my pen holders!

    Your card is lovely and your friend is going to be just thrilled when she gets it.

    Thank you for your comments on my blog I really do appreciate it.

    See you soon.

    Toodle pip.

    Hazel xx

  10. Such a pretty card, looks like it took yonks to make hun... beautiful.... bet your friend loves it. Thank you for joining in with the Sunday Stamper... and your continued support x

  11. Beautiful card and the distressing looks lovely.
    Shirley xx

  12. great shaping and such a lush colour too
    Hugs Kate xx

  13. This is fab Rachel great colours thanks for playing at Divas with us hugs Rebekah xx

  14. Love your gorgeous card.

  15. Hi Rachel, what a great card. Such pretty flowers and a really striking colours.

    Thanks for joining in with us at Divas by Design this week.


  16. Beautiful card - love the way you've stamped the flowers in the background!
    Thanks for CASE-ing my card for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  17. wow great shape card :-) perfect for us challenge -thank so much for playing with
    craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna


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