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Friday 15 February 2013

Midway reminder for CCAYR plus a one layer card

Hi there - hope you are feeling good? I'm much happier today - thanks for all your kind words - you blogland people are so wonderful! Thankyou xx

Today I've got two cards to share with you - the first is one made as a midway reminder that the challenge over at christmascardsallyearroundCCAYR this month is 'red and white, hearts and flowers'. Here's what I did:

I have to confess for having a soft spot for this card - it really is up my street - I love the gorjuss girls - I love red and white - I love polar bears - and hearts and flowers - so together it all works for me - I hope you like it too! The sentiment stamp is LOTV - the charm came from the ribbon girl and the flowers are WOC. The image was coloured with promarkers and I used festive berries DI around the die edges.

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

charismacardz Anything goes
jandccreationschallenge: Friendship
pennyschallenges Fave colour combo
ilovepromarkers: One for the girls
abcchristmaschallenge: Case the card - I've cased the colour scheme of Jackie using 'Mimi Christmas 1'
papertakeweekly: Hearts and flowers
christmascardchallenges: Scallops ( on the egde of the diecut)
Sugar Bowlsugarbowlblog: anything goes- challenge 100
winter wonderland:christmasblogchallenge a christmas card

My second card is a one layer card I've made for my nephew Nathan who will be 19 this time - he's a musician so I thought I would try out my Little Claire changing tree with some of the music stamps and some of the male stamps.

I'd like to enter this card in the simplylessismooreLess is More One layer  music challenge.

I think thats all for today - I may be absent tomorrow - I'm going to be attempting to make Penny's birthday Cake - if it looks okay I may take some pictures and blog it! And on Sunday it will be her birthday party - so I may be absent again - I just don't know how much time I'm going to get! Bear with me though - I will try and get around to visit you all ASAP!

Big Hugs and thanks for visiting

Rachel xx


  1. Both cards are gorgeous Rachel. I love the images and the colours and details are wonderful
    Glad to year you are feeling brighter now. I hope you have a good day.
    It sounds like you have busy couple of days coming up, I hope you have some fun too!!
    Hugs Sue

  2. Both super cards Rachel......hope the cake turns out well xx

  3. Both your cards are brilliant, Rachel. I too love polar bears and I love how you have coloured your gorjuss girl. Great merging of images with your music tree. Vee xx

  4. Good to hear that you are feeling happier today. What a busy few days you are going to have too! Both cards are beautiful, especially love the music one - very clever. Hope you have a fun few days. Hugs, Anne x

  5. Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better today! Hugstrace. X

  6. Sounds like a busy weekend, glad that you are feeling better too! Both cards are wonderful, I especially like the musical tree!

  7. Love both cards Rachel, especially the tree. Dads eyes okay back at home now

  8. Both cards are so cute. I really like the tree combo of stamps - so cool and creative.

  9. Hi Rachel, fantastic cards...I like the gorjuss stamps too! Glad you are feeling better!! Hugs, Claire xx

  10. these are brilliant cards hun love the images hugs Cherylxxxx

  11. Two fab cards hun, I love the gorjuss girls too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  12. Both really gorgeous cards hun, I love the red one with the gorjuss girl and the bear the colours and textures are brilliant
    Lindsay xx

  13. Hi, Rachel - how cuddly your polar bear looks. Your monochromatic card looks amazing - I love how your gradually shaded the red background, too - an amazing effect!

  14. Hi Rachel
    I love this card ,the image is so sweet and i love the way you have inked around her
    Thanks for joining us at
    I ♥ ProMarkers challenge and good luck
    tracey x

  15. 2 gorgeous card Rachel - love your original take on the "hearts and flowers" theme at PTW. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week
    pauline x

  16. this is so sweet...

    Thanks for joining us at The Sugar Bowl.


  17. Both beautiful cards.
    My blog : Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for ABC Christmas Challenge.

  18. Lovely card, Rachael, and great design too.

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge,and good luck in the draw.

    Jennifer. x

  19. Beautiful Christmas card thank you for sharing it with us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  20. Fabulous card. A lovely image and colours.

    Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ ProMarkers.
    Lorraine x

  21. What a sweet Christmas card - I love the red and white and that darling image! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenges!

  22. Gorgeous card - love the red!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  23. Just popping back to say...

    Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Winter Wonderland.
    Lorraine x

  24. Fabulous cards Rachel :-) both of them are gorgeous :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  25. Fab card love the colours, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  26. Love polar bear - must get that stamp..gorjuss girls fan to another! Helen x

  27. Thank you for joining the J & C Creations challenge this month


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