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Friday, 13 July 2012

gothic girl dream

Good morning all of my crafty friends and followers - I hope you are all well? I am feeling good - I had a fab outdoor circuit training class last night followed by a short run - and its made me feel great!
I'm so excited about this card that I've got to share with you today - it was born out of a browse through the scrapbook stamp society digis - I just saw the eyes and had to have them! I hope you like it as much as I do!





So this is what I did - the background is a piece of Tim Holtz distress pad paper further distressed with black soot and stamped on using an archway ( is it a gothic arch?) done by sheena douglass when she was with creative expressions. The digi was merely printed out and mounted up on black card. The flowers were hand made using the bitty blossoms dies - large and small - with black soot added to their edges once they had dried in position. The butterfly came from barbara gray's last lesson on create and craft using film and fibre and its layered up as barbara showed us. The dream came from my stash and the final arch was just stamped and cut out and attached using dimensional glue.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

letsinkitup: all girl (I have used two rubber stamps and a digi - I hope that should be ok).
PMSpapermakeupstamps: Monochromatic
CYPCcraftyourpassionchallenges: Gone gothic
Sunday Stamperpinkleart: Dream
Simon says stamp and showsimonsaysstampandshow: Layers
Whoopsi daisycutedaisymay: make your own embellishments
whimsyinspires: Monochromatic.

I'm off to Doncaster to the crafting show tomorrow - looking forward to having a good browse and spending the day with my crafty mum!!! I have a couple of spare tickets if anyone is going but hasn't got theirs yet - I won't get there until about 10.30 though - give me a shout if you'd like them and we can try and meet up so I can pass them on!

Have a wonderful Friday and a super crafty weekend - back on Sunday with DT work for the Crafty Pad! Thanks in advance for any comments you may choose to leave!

Hugs rachel xx

44 comments:

  1. WOW Rachel I love this. The image of the eyes is fabulous and your layout is stunning don't usually go for these types of card but yours I love. Welldone hun. Have a great weekend. Caroline xxx

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  2. Oh this is fabulous.
    luv
    Debby

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  3. Hi Rachel, this is absolutely stunning! I love it all. I think it has to be very high up on my list of favourites of your cards. It is so striking - Wow.

    Hope you have a lovely time at the craft fair, wish I had been going now too. My Son is coming for a visit today, really looking forward to it.

    Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  4. Wow sweetie this is just sinning, Pops x

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  5. Morning Rachel... gorgeous card, love the feel to this card! Big hugs Jo xxx

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  6. Rachel, this is just amazing! Great work.
    Dawn x

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  7. Fab goth piece Rachel, love it! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  8. WOW!"! This is stunning Rachel. Such a fabulous image and the colours and detailing are wonderful

    sue

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  9. Wow, this looks amazing! This is one of the coolest gothic cards I've seen. I'm so glad you shared it with us at Paper Makeup Stamps' Digi Makeover Challenge this week.

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  10. so striking! the Simon Says Stamp & Show design team thanks you for participating in this week's challenge!

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  11. This is gorgeous Rachel, your image is so striking and I love all of your fab embellishments.
    Have a great day at the show tomorrow.
    Pauline
    x

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  12. It's me again, I forgot to say 'thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy again this week', I put it down to my age!
    Pauline
    x

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  13. Wow this looks great, fabulous I cannot say more I am flashed.
    Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    LG Michelle

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  14. Absolutely fabulous Rachel, I really love it

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  15. This is simply gorgeous Rachel, such a wonderful image and the details are beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Whimsy Stamps for our Monochromatic challenge, good luck x

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  16. Gorgeous Rachel... dark and moody, fabulous!!! Not surprised you had to have the eyes, they're stunning! Trish x

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  17. The eyes are fab!!! Love them...a great card..love the darkness! Trace x

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  18. me likey this one, fabulous great goth me needs to get my purple lippy out again
    hugs Kate xx

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  19. This is great thanks for joining us at WD xx Jan

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  20. WOW I see what you mean Rachel its a stunning card !!!! Hugs Elaine

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  21. The eyes are really an eyecatcher, lovely card. Thanks for sharing it at LIIu and good luck. Very original way for displaying our girlie challenge. HUgs, Marion

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  22. Oh Rachel, this is stunning. Love it. S xx

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  23. OH WOW, stunning Rachel, I love eyes, and your card is gorgeous, I love it xx Thanks for sharing and joining in with us at Altered Elusions and Artitude xx

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  24. oh Rachel will of course leave some stash for you and your mum - you just know how generous I like to be lol xx
    hugs and hope to bump into you there, if not I will be at the double doors at the end at noon for a shopping break and catch up with some other bloggers that you may know

    Hugs Kate xx

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  25. Wow! Wow! Wow!!!!!!! This is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
    Hugs Nataliya

    PS. Thanks for using one of ours image from Scrapbook Stamp Society (my other DT)

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  26. Wow Rachel this is stunning.. Thank you for joining us at Alteted elusions, Pauline x

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  27. This is such a great card hun :) xxx

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  28. What a striking image and perfect for a monochromatic challenge! So glad you could join our Digi Makeover Challenge at Paper Makeup Stamps! :)

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  29. Fabulous card... Brillant image... simply stunning... Thank you for sharing at Whoopsi Daisy... May x

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  30. Wow! Totally fantastic. Love the dark theme and you have done a fabulous job with it. Love that gorgeous arch. Thanks for sharing with us at WhoopsiDaisy. Hugs...Mona

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  31. gutted we did not meet but cannot wait to see what you got, posting mine tomorrow along with some photo's
    Hugs Kate xx

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  32. Rachel, wow! Beautiful job using the Scrapbook Stamp Society digi!
    Hugs,
    Beth ~ Scrapbook Stamp Society DT

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  33. Those eyes are amazing! Love the black and white theme too! Loving it all! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  34. Fab card hun every cool looking eyes thank you for joining us at Whimsy Stamps for our Monochromatic Challenge

    Wendy DT Whimsy Stamps

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  35. Fantastic card!!!
    Thank you so much for joining with us at Digi Makeover Challenge - hope to see you back again :)

    PMS DT Yolie
    www.justyolie.com

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  37. This is stunning, but does not qualify for a prize at LIIU as the main focal point must be a stamped image. We do hope to see you at our new challenge blog where digis and rubber stamping alike are welcomed. Hugz Suzanne

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  38. Rachel this is such an amazing card. totally love your style.
    I am a co-ordinator with the scrapbook stamp society where this digi came from by the artist heather valentin. Would you please be able to contact me as i have a proposition for you. thanks
    gill.mccall@btinternet.com

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  39. Gorgeous! thank you so much for creating with my Goth Fae fantaseyes Digi stamp from the Scrapbook Stamp Society.
    ~Heather Valentin

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  40. wow this eyes are so great !!! I love your amazing card :-) your card are perfect for us challenge :-) thanks so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

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  41. Hi Rachel,

    Could you please get in contact with me at ShersL84bed at aol dot com about your card? Would love to see it featured in the new magazine.

    Smiles Sher

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  42. Beautiful card, really love it Hugs Bee

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