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Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Dt Post for Creative Inspirations

Good morning Lovelies - I trust you are well? Did you have a funny day weatherwise yesterday? It went a bit cold and rainy here in Lancaster - but then at school pick up time the sun was out and we were all a little hot!!!  Crazy unpredictable weather!

At Creative Inspirations cinspirations this week's challenge is HAPPY FATHERS DAY!
Create something to celebrate the fact it is Father's Day in the UK soon, whether it is a card for this occasion or just a male themed creation!

This week's prize is from CRIMSON CLOUD which is

Here's what I did:

I created the card after looking at all the talented peoples work in the latest Sheena Douglass Inkoid DT call on facebook here. One lady Jassy (here) had done the majestic oak like this and I just had to have a go myself - I think it looks wonderful and it was so easy to do. All I did was tape a piece of black and a piece of white card together using low tack tape then stamp on the other side with versamark, then I pulled the papers apart and added black embossing powder to the white piece and white to the black - and heat set. I think its fabulous and want to thank Jassy so very much for the inspiration xxx
The dies that are used are grand dies from spellbinders.

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

Paperake weeklypapertakeweekly: Hello Boys
LEJlejdesignschallengeblog: Boys/men
Bearly Minebearlymine-challenges: AG
Tuesday Throwdown:tuesdaythrowdown Male.
shaped cards:kraftyhandschallenge Krafty hands

Thats all for now - I had an extra post last night - just for my girls - they wanted to enter the challenge over at Mos digital for Children so if you get chance do pop along and give them some feedback!

Thanks for visiting and do check out the inkoid callout - there's amazing work there!

Big Hugs

Rachel xx


  1. Now this is one cool card! I love the black and white color palette and the reverse image looks amazing. Wonderful creativity


  2. WOW!!! This is stunning Rachel. Such a wonderful image and the way you have coloured it looks amazing!
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Very dramatic Rachel !! Love it !!

    hugs Diane xx

  4. simply stunning fabulous
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. Simply stunning Rachel, love it

  6. Such a striking card Rachel, I love the way you've reversed the colours.

    Sue x

  7. Stunning card Rachel, love the contrast.
    Caz x

  8. Great card Rachel, brilliant design - a very effective technique.

  9. Oooo, loving the black and white, Rachel ! How nice that you honored us by playing along in our "You're the Man!" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. I love being inspired by all our players. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

  10. I love it, and so different using the spellbinders!

  11. Oh Rach this is stunning sweetie, what a beautiful image and the change from black to white is so striking, gorgeous shape too
    Lindsay xx

  12. This is stunning! Definitely want to give this a try.

  13. Absolutely fabulous Rachel, thanks for sharing the technique Karen x

  14. Absolutely stunning card and fabulous use of two colors!

  15. Fab black & white design, just gorgeous :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  16. Stunning masculine card, Rachel! The B&W combo rocks! Thanks for joining our "You're The Man!" challenge. … x
    Asha - Tuesday Throwdown DT
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  17. Fantastic Card! Thanks for playing along at PTW this week! xxx

  18. Brilliant technique looks fantastic and great image
    carol x

  19. A great card Rachel, very effective.It's so good that we inspire each other.Thank you for joining in the Kraftyhands Challenge this month.

  20. Thank you for taking the time to enter the LEJ Designs Challenge No. 57 - Something for the Boys/Men...

    This is brilliant. The shape and the diecut elements are wonderful. The card is very unisex and versatile as it can be used for many occasions.

    I really hope to see many more entries from you in our future monthly challenges on our challenge blog. Fantastic digi images from LEJ Designs up for grabs and other stuff from our amazing sponsors!

    Hugs Lisa xxxxx DT Member

  21. Fabulous design. So much lovely details; I like all :-))
    Thank you for sharing with us at BearlyMineChellenge,
    Hugs, Andreja

  22. STUNNING ... this card really does have the WOW factor .... fantastic technique

    Thanks for joining us over at LEJ DESIGNS CHALLENGE BLOG

    Good Luck

    Tina DT xxx

  23. wow that is one very awesome technique. Love the black and white look!

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  24. hmmn, could have sworn I commented a couple of weeks ago! I love the idea of this card, and I didnt get it till you explained it, fab creation, thanks for joining in over at Kraftyhands Kreations, good luck for the top 3 Drawing,

    Lou P DT


Thankyou so much for leaving a comment - it really does mean a lot to me! Hugs Rachel xx