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Monday, 14 January 2013

A workshop, 4 cards and some snow

Good morning all - as I sit scheduling this post there's about an inch of snow lying and more falling - I wonder what it will be like in the morning when this post goes live? If you've got snow wrap up and stay safe!!!

On Saturday I was lucky enough to go to a workshop at Inspirations in Preston with Sarah McCrossan - who ran a workshop on indigo blu stamps - specifically the set Bloomin' great - I think that was the name - the workshop was great fun - we were there 10 til 4 and made 4 cards - here they are:

Cards 1 and 4 involved making up a background by stamping with different DI - bundled sage, spiced marmalade, pumice stone, antique linen and rusty hinge. Card 2 is my personal favourite - this and card 3 involved papers from Kaisercraft. Card 3 involved using whie staz on on acetate to form a wrap - its really much prettier in the flesh so to speak! Anyway - it was really good value - £30 for the whole day plus you got to keep your set of indigo blu stamps - fantastic!!!!! Sarah was a great teacher too - thanks Sarah and to my mum for a lovely day xx

Todays card for challenges is one using an image from delicious doodles - I was lucky enough to win 4 images from over there and this is the first opportunity I've had to use one of them - more in the pipeline!

Its such a gorgeous image I'm sure I'll be using it on a few more Christmas cards. The image has been coloured using promarkers and then cut out using a grand die, I've cut the card out using another big die from Go Create - and matted it with a layer cut likewise. The flowers are woc and the cheesecloth and charm is ribbongirl. The sentiment is LOTV.

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

Patties Creationspattiescreationschallenge: Fun in the snow
Delicious Doodlesdeliciousdoodleschallenge: anything goes using fave colours  (blue)
Cute card Thursday:cutecardthursday Beat the blues
MAWTTmovingalongwiththetimes: Floral Delights
Pixiepixieduststudiopixiechallenge: Winter
Fan 'n' funkyfabnfunkychallenges: winter
Sisterhood of craftersthesisterhoodofcrafters: Baby its cold outside
CHNC: Monthlycraftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2: Anything goes
ABC Christmas challengesabcchristmaschallenge: A is for animal
Jellyparkjellyparkchallenges: Winter animals

Hope you have a fabulous Monday and thanks again for visiting - hope to see you again soon!


Rachel xx


  1. wow love the workshop creations all so beautiful lucky you and your delicious doodles card is gorgeous
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. Fabulous Ginny, one of my favourite images, from Delicious Doodles, thank you for playing along with us this week, don't forget to enter a 2nd time, as you have used a Delicious Doodles image...xxxx

    Just link to your blog, and not the post and put 2nd entry using DD image xxx

  3. Wow you have been busy love the flower cards looks like you had fun weekend.
    Love the Delicious Doodle card you have coloured it beautifully.
    We have got a bit of snow but it not to bad at the moment.

  4. Hi Rachel, we have snow too! Your cards from the workshop are all so pretty and that is a lovely stamp, love IndigoBlu stamps. Your Christmas card is stunning, the image is beautiful and I really love the shaped card. Hugs, Anne x

  5. WOW! A stunning selection of cards today Rachel.
    The card you made at the workshop are gorgeous and the card made with the fabulous Delicious Doodle image is beautiful too.
    Stay safe in the snow
    Hugs Sue

  6. Gorgeous card Rachel, love the image. We did have a good time on Sat. did'nt we. Snow all gone here hurray

  7. Wowzers!! These are all just gorgeous sweetie, hugs Pops xxx

  8. Oh WOW Rachel !! Your class cards are fabulous !! Also love your gorgeous christmas card !! The image is fab !!

    hugs Diane xx

  9. Each card is beautiful and different! Sounds like a wonderful workshop. Your last card is beautiful and very elegant!

  10. What a beautiful, sweet card, Rachel - thanks for sharing for my CHNC challenge extra for January - hope to see you again soon. (You could also link this for CHNC challenge 107) x

  11. Fabulous cards Rachel! I love them all, glad you enjoyed the Indigo Blu workshop, they are some of my favourite stamps. Love the challenge card very apt for the weather today :)
    Dawn x

  12. Some gorgeous makes! Lookslike you had fun! TRace x

  13. Hi Rachel
    and I through I did so well adding the frog never mind just put any pic in the box. thanks Kaz.xx

  14. This is so pretty. Love how you have the dark edge - it really makes this beautiful image pop.

  15. Wow Rachel, so many wonderful creations, they are all fantastic,

  16. This is perfect for our current challenge at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  17. lovely collection of cards and love the Christmas one too! Great to see you Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  18. Beautiful selection of cards Rachel.
    Sue x

  19. Beautiful selection of cards, Rachel. I love the die you have used for the last card. Is it from 'Go Kreate'?
    Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge and hope to see you next time as well.

  20. Wow, fab selection of cards Rachel!Looks like you had a great time at the workshop!Love that image on your last've done a great job with it!
    Hugs Jo x

  21. Those cards are lovely rachel - sounds like a brilliant workshop x

    ...I nearly missed todays card, love that one too!

  22. Fantastic set of cards love the images and lucky you -beautiful card for today to and congrats on winning the images
    carol x

  23. Gorgeous creations Rachel! Have you been over the Hazels Christmas challenge hun? You've won one of the prizes - congratulations!! Karen x

  24. Super adorable creations Rachel! Love that Delicious Doodles image ... great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    P.S. I have blog candy available through January if you are interested.

  25. This is a beautiful selection of cards Rachel, I'm so glad you enjoyed your workshop.

  26. Beautiful card with a lovely image. Thanks for joining in our challenge this week at Fab'n'Funky. Good Luck.

    Pat xx

  27. These are all beautiful, the colours on the workshop cards are fab and I am glad you had a nice time. Your card is so pretty, I love the image and those shades of blue are gorgeous, loving the texture too
    Lindsay xx

  28. Wow, such beautiful cards with a variety of wonderful techniques, Rachel. My favorite is the 2nd card - looks great, and love the sentiment. But then your snow queen is quite magnificent. Thanks for sharing your creations!

  29. Oh My goodness these are absolutely beautiful , the snow queen is fabulous and your flower cards are beautiful
    Well done Hugs Elaine

  30. Thanks for playing in our 'Fun in the Snow' Challenge #59!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!


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