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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Another crafternoon with mum

Hello there - hope you are all well! Its mine and hubbies wedding anniversary today - we chose to get married on the spring Equinox 8 years ago - and I'm so glad that we did. The date seemed significant then - and 8 years on it seems even more so. Best thing I ever did!!!!

Onto todays cards. On Tuesday afternoon me and mum had another crafty session. I made both of these cards that I want to show today - I'm not overly happy with either of them - but hopefully the next crafternoon will be a little more fruitful - we're hoping to play with shaving foam and create some backgrounds! Watch this space.

Todays cards then:

This first one is for the Christmas card pile. Its a Sheena Douglass stamp that I've simply inked up and coloured with promarkers. The dies are spellbinders.

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

I love promarkersilovepromarkers: Anything goes
Winter wonderlandchristmasblogchallenge: A little bird
Sparklessparklesforumchallenges: Birds

The second card uses a that special touch mask and crafty individuals crowned rabbits. The colours are inspired by Hels Sheridans Sunday stamper challenge which this week is Brown.

I've used black dreamweaver embossing paste with this one. The images were stamped in brown memento ink and I've left them uncoloured. The paper is part of the Engraver collection. I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sunday Stamperpinkleart: Brown
J and C Creationsjandccreationschallenge: Easter
Polkadoodlespolkadoodle: Easter
Sweet stampinsweetstampinchallengeblog. - Easter
Papertake weeklypapertakeweekly: Easter

We're off out for a meal this evening - my Rainbows helper Alice is babysitting - I do wonder if the children will be well behaved! Hope so!

Have a lovely day! Thanks for visiting and for any comments you choose to leave.

Big Hugs Rachel xx


  1. Rachel, these are gorgeous, I love the one with the bird, your colouring is beautiful... I see you also joined us at I ♥ Promarkers this week. Thank you so much and good luck xxx

  2. two gorgeous cards Rachel, you are too hard on yourself. Happy Anniversary have a lovely day, see you soon

  3. First Happy Anniversary to you and hubby !! Hope you both have a happy day Rachel !!

    Now what a very different pair of cards !! Love the christmas card as it is so fresh, but really love the bunnies and the texture of the paste !! FAB !!

    hugs Diane xx

  4. Morning sweetie, these are both just gorgeous, I love them, huggles Pops x x x

  5. Happy Anniversary Rachel!
    Your cards are gorgeous. I love the robin and colours on your first card and the bunnies and textures on your second card look wonderful
    I hope you have a lovely day and fabulous meal out this evening
    Hugs Sue

  6. Hi Rachel, happy Anniversary to both of you! I think both cards are wonderful, the colouring on the first is superb and I do love those bunnies (a lot) and just adore them on your lovely second card - great embossing too! Have a lovely meal out tonight. Hugs, Anne x

  7. Happy Anniversary, Rachel. I think your cards are lovely I think the vibrant red in the first is a good contrast and I love robins. The bunnies in the second one are great and it is one cool project. Vee xx

  8. I like both of your cards, especially the robin! Happy anniversary, enjoy your evening away!

  9. Two lovely cards Rachel, gorgeous Robin - I do love to see a Robin on a Christmas card.
    Happy Anniversary - have a fab evening.

  10. Both of your cards are lovely. Love the way you colored the robin and shaded the background.

  11. Rachel happy anniversary..hope you ave a wonderful day hugs trace x

  12. Lovely cards! Thanks for taking part in Sparkles Monthly 'Birds' challenge xx

  13. Two gorgeous cards, I love to craft with my Mum too. Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers xx

  14. Hi Rachel,
    Two gorgeous cards, Happy Anniversary :) x

  15. Happy Anniversary, hope you had a lovely meal. Your cards are lovely, love that robin. And with my DT hat on, thanks for playing at WW.

  16. Two gorgeous cards Rachel, love the Robin and the Bunnies. Marlene

  17. Very attractive cards! Thanks for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge! --Gail

  18. Aw Happy Anniversary to you both... loving those hares, they are my new fave stamps! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  19. Very nice! Glad you joined us at Sweet Stampin'.

  20. such a pretty card, a great entry into the Winter Wonderland, a lovely little bird, thanks for sharing with us this week
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps do check some new blogs one has candy

  21. Great card.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.


  22. Both such beautiful and elegant cards, I love the robin image
    Lindsay xx

  23. Two very gorgeous cards Rachel. I love the rabbit one. That is so so cute. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles Easter challenge.

  24. I hope you and your Mum had a good day, it looks like it was a friutful one. I love the use of the embossing paste, it gives so much texture. Thank you for joining us at J&C Creations.

  25. Fab card, great embossing. Thanks for joining us at J & C Creations this month.


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