My shining star

My shining star

Sunday, 21 October 2012

DT post for The Crafty Pad: Use an animal, a thankyou too!

Morning lovelies! Its Sunday and that can only mean one thing! Time for another challenge at the crafty pad!
The theme this week is Use an animal. The details of the challenge are here on the crafty pad blog - there are two prizes this work courtesy of  Creative craft world (£5 voucher) and Letraset (pack of muted tone promarkers).

 I've chosen to use Holly and Harvey mice with Mistletoe on my card - they're available here.

they're such a cute pair - I think they'll crop up again before Christmas!!!!

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
totallypapercrafts: Christmas
jinglebellesrock: Creature Feature
cutecardthursday: Got glitter
abcchristmaschallenge: U is for up to you
totallygorjuss: bling it on
thepapershelter Charming
panpasteluk animals
christmascardchallengess: Bows

I'm also excited to tell you I was given two blog awards yesterday from the lovely Lyndsay over at craftymonster81. Thank you so much Lyndsay - I'm thrilled to recieve them both:

 Both of these awards come with some rules:
  1. I am to publicly thank the people who gave them to me.
  2. I am to share some information about myself
  3. I am to nominate some of my favorite blogs
  4. I am to comment on their blogs to let them know I’ve awarded them.

The One Lovely Blog award asks me to share 7 facts about myself while the Sunshine Award has some specific questions for me to answer. The Sunshine Award questions will effectively cover the 7 facts about me.

  • Favorite color: Red
  • Favorite animal: probably pandas, but I love all animals
  • Favorite number: 8
  • Favorite drink: a nice glass of Shiraz
  • Facebook or Twitter: Facebook i can't do the tweet thing too!
  • Good book or good movie: I'm not very good at sitting still for either to be honest - if I didn't have anything else around I would probably choose the book!
  • Giving or getting gifts: Giving - I love doing all the Christmas shopping and thinking about what to get people - I do love getting gifts too though!
  • My passion: crafting! And my family - and I do love a good run!
  • Favorite day: Most days are good!
  • Favorite flower: I love so many - gerberas, daffodils, tulips, sunflowers, poppies, need I go on?

So now I have to nominate 3 people to get these awards which is always tricky because there are so many talented and lovely  bloggers out there, but here are the people I have chosen for this one,
anne at bollyanne

I hope its not too much trouble for you to get these awards - Elaine I know you're not well so I fully understand if you don't feel up to accepting it hun! 

Hope you all have a lovely Sunday!  See you all again soon and thanks for visiting today! Hugs Rachel xx


  1. Gorgeous card Rachel I love those mice they are so cute. The layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx

  2. Such a gorgeous cute card Ginny ♥

  3. Hi Rachel, I love your card today, that image is just so sweet, love them and love the design of your card too. Clever girl, getting two awards! Thank you so much for thinking of me in your nominations, I have emailed you separately in response. Big crafty hugs, Anne x

  4. Gorgeous card hun :) Also thank you for popping by my blog, it is always a pleasure to read lovely comments :) xxx

  5. What a gorgeous card today Rachel, those mice are so cute I love them

  6. I love your card Rachel & I have to say a massive thank you for the lovely awards! I will get to it a bit later on when I have more time!
    Thanks again sweetie!
    Dawn xx

  7. Thisnis so cute and i do love blue for Christmas cards.

  8. Hi Rachel ,
    thank you so much for the awards you are such a sweetie . I am slowly getting back and so I will accept , thank you, but it may take a little time to get organised will let you know when I get it sorted Biggest Hugs Elaine

  9. Your card is gorgeous Rachel. I love the image and colours and such fabulous embellishments too

    hugs Sue

  10. Your card is so pretty and that image is adorable. Lots of great details too.

  11. A gorgeous card Rachel, I love the colours and such fantastic embellishments. Marlene

  12. This is absolutely gorgeous sweetie, huggles Pops x x

  13. This is a fab card Rachel, I love the layout and great embellishments.
    Congratulations on your blog awards.

  14. Love your card Rachel, the image is so cute. Lovely to see you in blogland too - always nice to meet another Sheenie. Carol x

  15. Great image and colours Rachel thanks for joining in at Panpastel UK.

  16. What an adorable image ... pretty snowflakes too ... so glad you joined our Creature Feature at Jingle Belles.

  17. oh my gosh, those mice sre just TOOOOOOO CUUUUUUTE! (i'm not sure they've completely understood the concept of mistletoe yet, though; maybe when they are OLDER, lol!) :) :) :) thanks for sharing this in our "holiday creature feature" at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  18. Lovely card with a cute image...I love all your glitter.
    Thank you for playing in our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time.

  19. So cute! Thanks for joining us in our charming challenge over at the paper shelter this week.
    Love n hugs

  20. Wonderful card :)
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!

  21. Ohhh, they are adorable!!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenge and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

  22. Hey Rachel

    Beautiful card - love the little mouse image - so pretty.

    Thanks for joining us this week over at Totally Gorjuss and I wish you the very best of luck.

    I hope you will be able to come and join in the fun with us next week.

    Take care

    Toodle Pip

    Hazel x

  23. Really adorable hun, I love those sweet mice and the papers are gorgeous, the snowflake and tree embellishments are beautiful too, love it. Whilst I am here thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  24. Gorgeous card!! Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge. We will have another fun challenge starting tomorrow. We hope you will play along again soon!!
    ABC Christmas Challenge DT


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