My shining star

My shining star

Wednesday 4 July 2012

up up and away!

good morning all! I trust I find you all well and happy? I'm feeling very slobby since my running partner rang to cancel my run - and I haven't gone out at all - this blogging takes up increasing amounts of time!!!!! Anyway - don't worry - I'll get over it!!!!!

Today I'd like to share a card with you I made last night using the sketch from over at the willow sketch challenge and one of the LOTV stamps I had for my birthday that hasn't been inked up yet.

I've used some free papers from a magazine and also some papers from the tim holtz distressed range. I've distressed them further with both distress inks and a distress tool. The bow is added as a bit of sparkle and shine.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
willowsketchiechallenge: sketch plus sparkle and shine
paperplaychallenges: flags, pennants and banners
jellyparkchallenges: waving
ready-teddy-gochallenge: Up up and away
liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge: a little bit distressed
bearlymine-challenges: Ribbons and bows.

Back tomorrow with another DT card!

Big hugs Rachel xx


  1. Very nice distressing Rachel! I think LOTV bear stamps are my all time favourites (at the moment anyway) and your card is just so sweet, I love that bear and great free papers too. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  2. This is gorgeous Rachel, love that stamp! Fab bunting too x
    Wendy x

  3. Gorgeous card Rachel, I love your cute image and fab bunting.
    Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie this week.

  4. Gorgeous card Rachel, I love the cute image and the colours and bunting are wonderful

    hugs Sue

  5. Hi Rachel. Gorgeous card love the image and the layout, design and colours are beautiful. Caroline xxx

  6. Lovely card Rachel - wonderful distressed look and that is such a sweet image! Helen x

  7. I love your gorgeous card,lovely image and great

  8. Adorable card and great coloring on this cute image. Love the added banner at the top.

  9. Gorgeous card, the image is soooooo cute, lovely colouring. Marlene

  10. Great card Rachel and perfect for our challenge over at Ready Teddy Go this month.

    Adorable teddy image from LOTV and great colouring.

    Warmest wishes, Julie Ann x

  11. oh it is adorable! what a cute stamp and the banners set it off so beautifully! congrats ,on your win at Jellypark! so glad to have you playing along with us again. :)

    1. very happy to be there Jennifer - great challenge xx

  12. Super sweet card great colours and love the papers and fab design! Jo xxxx

  13. This is wonderful and so cute Rachel! Thanks so much for your kind words over on my blog...already started on the next canvas ;)
    Dawn x

  14. Lovely card.Cute little bear and love the bunting.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  15. Fabulous! I love this image, I love the colours and I LOVE that bunting! Thanks for sharing this with us over at Lili's Little Fairies, hugs, Jayne x

  16. How cute! Thanks for joining our Ribbon and bow challenge over at BMD this week! Ani

  17. gorgeous card, love the paper piecing and bunting! Thanks for joining us for our ‘Up, Up and Away’ Challenge at Ready-Teddy-Go! Hope to see you again soon x

    Debbie Dt

  18. Sweet card and I love the adorable image you used! Very pretty!

  19. oh Hun,this is just so cute love those balloons,and the colours are so beautiful hugs Cherylxxxxxxxxxx

  20. Oh WOW this is so cute, what an adorable card,thanks for playing on Willow Sketchie this week, Hazelxo

  21. This stamp is just so edible! Love the bunting and the paper piecing of the balloons looks amazing. Gorgeous card.


  22. This is a wonderful cute card.
    Happy crafting Ginny ♥

  23. Wonderful sweet card Rachel, love the cute image and the pretty details.

  24. Morning sweetie, my this is so stunning, fabulous design and colours, gorgeous sweetie, hugs Pops x x x

  25. So very pretty and that image is adorable! Thank you for playing with us at Jellypark Friends for our "Waving" challenge and good luck!

  26. Great card, love all the bunting and such a cute image.
    Thanks for joining us at Ready Teddy Go this time.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  27. Such a sweet card hunny, love the bunting too, such a great touch...
    Thanks for joining us at Jellypark, hope to see u at the next challenge..
    Kenzie xx


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