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Friday, 28 September 2012

Life's a journey

Good morning all you lovely crafty people out there in blogland. Hope you are all feeling well and are able to visit a macmillan coffee morning today. We've got one on that I shall be doing the teas and coffees for from 10-12 at my kids school - then it will be time for gardening club - feels like I'm working there some days!!!!

I've got another new Sheena (new to me) stamp to share with you today - but I'm not too sure about my card - its a bit of a mish mash of everything and I don't feel it quite gels - there are elements of it I love but the whole ensemble - well I'll let you see what you think! Its the work of my lovely crafternoon with my mum yesterday....

I started by stamping my tag with the sheena stamp then distressed it using DI tea dye.I used my mums splodgeaway mat - what a fabulous item - I must have one!!!  Then I sprayed my pure sunshine dylusion spray onto my clock mask onto kraft card. when dry I distressed the clock too and cut it out. The mat behind the bike and tag on the left is kraft card embossed with a couture world map embossing folder. At the back is some Tim Holtz paper distressed further with tea dye. The words were printed out on the computer and distressed and the gears were cut by spellbinders dies. The wooden goodies are from crafty emblies - and the netting formerly held sweet potatoes!

I'd like to enter my mish mash into the following challenges:
TSBthestampingboutiquechallengeblog: Embossing
tuesdayalchemy: Gears
vintageelusionscardscrafts: Men and Machines
pinkleart: Masks/stencils
craftymesschallengeblog: Distressing
thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge: Distressing
:thepoodlesparlour Tag your it
fussyandfancychallenge: Trip around the world
steampunkjunkies: Timetravel.

Hope you have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!


Rachel xx


  1. Hi Rachel, I don't see a mish mash at all, I see lots of items that go up to make journeys, so it matches the sentiment perfectly. Methinks you are being a bit hard on yourself - something I would never do - lol! Crafty hugs, Anne x

  2. Hi Rachel, didn't we have a lovely afternoon. I think your card looks really good, can't remember you putting the netting on yesterday but it finishes it off.

  3. Great card I love the tea dye and rustic look. Thank you for playing along this week at The Stamping Boutique. Good luck in the challenge and I hope to see you in the next challenge.


    CraftyGirl TSB DT

  4. WOW! This is wonderful Rachel, I really love how you have put everything together and the colours are gorgeous.

    I like the sound of your crafternoon, glad you had fun!

    Hugs Sue

  5. Thanks for joining our last challenge of "Distressing" on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  6. I really like the way it came out. It depicts life journeys beautifully. Great looking project.

  7. This is a gorgeous card hugs Ginny ♥

  8. Great card Rachel I live the layout and Sheena has an amazing range of stamps.. It's a fab image Px

  9. This doesn't look like a "mish mash" at all! I really love it! There are so many fine details and it all goes PERFECTLY with your sentiment!!

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at The Stamping Boutique Embossing Challenge this week!

    Hope you'll join us again soon!

    TSB DT

  10. looove all those layers... that ain't no mishmash, that is called artistic layering ... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  11. This is so pretty and just love all of the elements you've used!


  12. Hey Rachel..nothing's a mish mash..probably will be the latest & greatest thing going!! That's how the creative world rocks!! Thanks for joining us over at The Poodles Parlour for Tag Your It challenge!


  13. Fabulous card! I love the vintage feel to it.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy
    Shell x

  14. Wow! This is stunning sweetie, love the ship image and the clock and cogs look brilliant
    Lindsay xx

  15. What a wonderful card! I really love all of your details and sentiments! Beautiful design!
    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!

  16. I think it's fab Rachel, so much lovely detail.

  17. Hi Rachel, love the vintage feel to this project. Great combination of colour and texture and I like the idea of repurposing the net bag as an element on your card.
    Thanks for taking part in the Craftymess Aged /Distress challenge with us.


  18. Such a wonderful card! Love the layers and the gears! Thanks for joining us over at Tuesday Alchemy! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

  19. This has a nice Steampunk kind of look. Thanks for playing with us this week during our embossing challenge at The Stamping Boutique. I hope you will join us for our next challenge. Good Luck~Patti TSB DT

  20. Wow - I love all your details, the gears, color combination and its just wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy and I hope you will join us again.

    Hugs and smiles


  21. I love the vintage distressed feel to this project. Love the colours and Life sure is a Journey, hold on tight!

    Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with us at Craftymess.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx

  22. Love the card - it has a great vintage theme the penny farthing bike is brill - thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy
    Debbie xx

  23. What a lovely card! I love all of your special embellishments! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl


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