My shining star

My shining star

Sunday, 19 August 2012

best friends at Christmas

Morning all! I do hope you had a good Saturday - glad to report that we did - the girls really enjoyed their farm ride on the ponies and then in the afternoon we went to my favourite playbarn and I managed to get a card made!

Before I show you that though I must point you in the direction of Lindsay - and mention her fabulous candy - the picture is on my sidebar - check it out - if you haven't already!

Also there are new images in the shop at the thecraftypad:






There are also some birthday/general circular sentiments and some digital papers too!
Get over there and check them out - I'm looking forward to having a play with these myself!

So onto my card: I love it to pieces I have to say - the little angel in the image reminds me - in the face - of my little Penny - that's why I had to buy the image when I was browsing over at Mo's Digital Pencil recently!





I've used a sketch from Divas by design and ribbon from fantastic ribbons. The snowflake punch is Martha stewart and the pink paper is from Wild Rose studio. The flowers are from Marianne designs and the charm was from a kit - as were the pins. The snow flakes were cut using spellbinders dies.

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

craftyannschallengeblog: Christmas in August
charismacardz: Monochromatic
digidoodleshopsbest: Use a charm
Crafty Catzcraftycatzweeklychallenge: Animals
DP2mosdigitalchallenge: Friends
Fab and Funkyfabnfunkychallenges: Angels and Fairies
Divas by designdivasbydesignchallenge: Sketch
sendasmile4kidschallenge: Anything goes
Best friends: Crafters Companionccmonthlychallenge
Best friendslittleclairesdesigns:
A gem of a challengepinkgemchallengeblog: Animals or teddy bears.
inthepinkchallenge: 50 shades of pink

My husband has been running an international conference this week and today is the 'rest' day - we're off to Holker Hall on a coach with 70 physiscists followed by a boat ride on Windermere - It should be a fun day but the weather's not looking brilliant! Fingers crossed. The girls will just enjoy the coach ride I think!!!

Oh and another bit of news before I sign off - I've been asked to join the DT for Seems a little sketchy - since I love working with sketches how could I refuse?! I'll be starting in September when I get back from my holidays!

See you tomorrow for  GDT spot and thanks for dropping by today! Hugs

Rachel xx

33 comments:

  1. oh this is gorgeous Hun just love the image,and colours super inside too hugs Cherylxxxxxx

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  2. Such a beautiful card Rachel, I love the cute image and you have coloured her so beautifully. Papers and embellishments you have used are all so pretty too.
    Congrats on your new DT place, it's very well deserved.
    I hope you have a good day and that the weather stays fine for you
    Hugs Sue

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  3. such a pretty card, and a lovely image to, just beautiful
    hugs Kate xx

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  4. Oooh stunning pink Christmas card Rachel... that image is beautiful and you have coloured her perfectly. Those pins make a fabulous finishing touch too!

    Thanks for joining in our very first challenge at In The Pink.... Good luck and hope to see you again soon!

    Hugs
    Christine (AKA Posh!)
    ITP

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  5. A very pretty card Rachel - beautiful layout and image, and fabulous shades of pink!
    Thank you for joining in the fun at our first ITP challenge - hope we will see you again next time!
    Sylvia x

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  6. Fabulous card ..great colouring and brilliant layout.xxx

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  7. Gorgeous card Rachel, as you say so like Penny. Have a good day today, I am sure you will.

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  8. A beautiful card, Rachel - such lovely details
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    x

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  9. what a gorgeous card ,love the image and the pretty pinks...congrats on your DT post
    thanks for joining us at the digi doodle shop and good luck
    tracey x

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  10. Love the card ache and congrats on t DT news too. Have a wonderful day today, and hope the weater stays fine for you.
    Hugs
    Dawn x

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  11. Good Morning sweetie, this is stunning, so love what you have done here a gorgeous creation, huggles Pops x x x

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  12. Sorry that should say Rachel! :)

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  13. A very beautiful Christmas card in pinks, Rachel. I also love your choice of image - it's really cute.
    Thank your for joining in the fun at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge!

    Hugs, Anja (GD at Mo's)

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  14. very cute card Rachel. love the fact that it's in pink, of course i do, and the embellishments are gorgeous! what is that lovely little silver thing you put the pins into hun? love it and need some of them lol! congrats on another DT position! hope you all have a lovely day out it's blooming hot and bright here! Karen x

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  15. Rachel this is stunning , first a gorgeous image but you have made a stunning card with her , wow that beautiful pin with those fab snowflakes great work well done Hugs Elaine

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  16. Gorgeous card, great little image. Thanks for joining in our challenge over at Little Claire's Monthly Challenge, hugs Heidi x

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  17. Brilliant news Rachel about the DT! Many congratulations. Hope your day went well and you did not get rained off - we did here in Cheshire. Your card is so beautiful, that image is so sweet. I really, really like the little holder the pins are in too. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  18. Hello there fellow Pink lover. Isn't it fabulous about the launch of In the Pink? I stopped in for a closer look at your card. I'm linked at #1 & #103 this week, I'd love it if you stopped by to say hello.

    Rachel this is so beautiful. The Mo image is gorgeous and so pretty, I can see why you had to have it. I love those little pins embellishments. Congtrats on your DT spot.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz

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  19. Beautiful card and wonderful colors and coloring! Love how you've embellished it! Congrats on the new design team, you definitely will be an asset to them!

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  20. This is really pretty Rachel, I love the sweet image and beautiful embellishments.
    Pauline
    x

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  21. lovely card, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

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  22. Gorgeous pink Christmas card. Love your beautiful colouring and all the wonderful detail. Thank you for joining us at Fab n Funky this week. Pat K.x

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  23. Gorgeous card Rachel, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

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  24. Lovely card and thanks for sharing at CRAFTY CATZ with our animal theme

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  25. Beautiful card, love the image, great colouring. Thanks for playing with us at SAS4Kids, blessings Hilde

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  26. Aww, sweet image and sweet card! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky this week!

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  27. this is a beautiful card and love the non traditional colors you've used!

    Shelby

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  28. What a sweet card - love the image and the colors you have chosen! Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids. Hope to see you back again soon!

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  29. such a cute card! love that image! Thanks for joining us this week at CraftyCatz. Kim x

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  30. Thank you for joining us at Divas this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

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  31. Hi Rachel!! What a darling card! I just love this Mo image...and your coloring is so soft and pretty! I love the pastels! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Mo's! Hugs. Pat Frank

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  32. Beautiful card & such a sweet image...

    Thanks for joining us at Little Claires this month & good luck!!
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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  33. Beautiful color combo and your elements are so stunning, gorgeous card! Thank you so much for joining us @ SAS4Kids for our "Anything Goes" Challenge :)

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