My shining star

My shining star

Thursday, 5 September 2013

for a friend

Morning lovelies - I hope you are well and if not here's a hug xx

It was strange with the girls being at school yesterday but I managed to fill the day up - lol!!!! I had a 71/2 mile run that took far too long. I guess I'll manage the great north this year but I won't be going for any personal bests.

I've got a plaque to show you today that I made for my friend Megan's birthday - its not until the 13th but she doesn't look at my blog so I know I'm safe.



The plaque came from a win over at 'a heck of a challenge' who are sponsored by everycraftsapound - well I found all sorts of goodies to alter in their shop and would recommend you having a look a it. 

I've worked on lots of layers with this plaque. I made the background in a number of steps - first I used distress paints smooshed onto my craft mat and then onto my plaque. This formed the background. After drying I added patches of distress ink - seedless preserves and broken china. Then I used a script stamp from papermania and stamped it around the edges in seedless preserves DI. Next came the layer of sparkle medium - I used the colour amethyst that you can get here from imaginationcrafts. The stencil I used is one from 'That special touch'. I tried to mirror both sides because of the sentiment  so used the stencil first one way and then flipped it over (after cleaning) ad used it the other way. Whilst this was drying  I made the sentiment. I used distress ink on Neenah card - seedless preserves and broken china again smooshed it around until blended. Then I stamped the LOTV sentiment on top in versafine ink. I die cut the circle and then added the gems and added it to the piece. I'm really pleased with this one and I hope Megan likes it! The butterfly stamp is one of my faves from an old craft stamper magazine that went missing on my desk for a few months and turned up just when needed!

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

SFTW:stampinfortheweekend Summer colours
Delicious doodlesdeliciousdoodleschallenge: Anything floral
allsortsallsortschallenge: all in the sentiment
sunday stamperpinkleart: friends
countryviewcraftscountryviewchallenges: layers
ourcreativecorner - forgotten things ( my craft stamper butterfly stamp has been lost in action on my desk for quite a few months - I was able to use it when it miraculously reappeared just in thime to be addd to this piece)
CBNcraftybloggersnetwork: Things with wings
Lexi'slexiscreations: ABAC
Simon says stamp Monday challengesimonsaysstampblog-stamping-all-stars - fave things - Distress inks

Before I go I've got a couple of photos to show you from our holidays:




these were all taken near St Michael's mount at Marazion near Penzance. Such a lovely day was had by all!!!

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have a wonderful day. Thanks in advance for any comments you choose to leave - I love to read them and they really do make my day!

Big Crafty Hugs

Rachel x

35 comments:

  1. What a lovely special gift for Megan Rachel !! It's so pretty and just love the colours !! The girls look so cheeky !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  2. Such a wonderful gift you have made for your friend, she is sure to love it. I love the colours and gorgeous detailing you have added.
    Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing
    hugs Sue xx

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  3. This is really lovely Rachel and lovely inky effects, sure your friend will love it.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

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  4. This is gorgeous Rachel Megan will love it

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  5. How lucky your friend is Rachel, to be receiving such a gorgeous plaque, I'm sure she will love it.

    Sue x

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  6. Absolutely beautiful Rachel, and I'm sure your friend will adore it, I know I would. A lot of work it seams but worth it. The sentiment is wonderful.

    lovely photo of you and Shaun and lovely to see you properly, and of course your girls are just gorgeous.
    I think you are amazing in terms of your committment to running, good for you and I'm sure you will do well on the day, Hugs Kate x

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  7. Fabby creation, she is going to lurves it... lovely pics too... tis a beautiful place in the world... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  8. Lovely card Rachel and thanks for joining our sentiment challenge this week at Allsorts
    x catherine

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  10. Fabulous gift for your friend! I know she'll love it.

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  11. What a wonderful gift for your friend. Love the pics from your holiday too, looks like everyone had a great time.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  12. a wonderful saying and a fantastic creation!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

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  13. This is beautiful Rachel, such pretty colours.
    Pauline
    x

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  14. A beautiful plaque love the colours and all the details and work you have put into it your friend will love it -love the pics
    Carol X

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  15. HI sweetie this is just gorgeous hugs Pops x x x

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  16. Hi Rachel, your plaque is so beautiful, I love your stencilling and so glad you found your butterfly stamp, the butterflies look wonderful. Great sentiment too and lovely photos. Thanks so much for joining in with our Forgotten Things at Our Creative Corner! Hugs, Anne x

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  17. Wonderful plaque. Love the colors and the shimmer. Great vaca pictures.

    Shelby

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  18. Beautiful plaque Rachel, a lovely gift with a lovely sentiment.

    Hazel x

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  19. What a gorgeous card you have made here. It fits our challenge this week well of “anything floral”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

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  20. Just beautiful, Rachel....and so very inspiring too! Your friend is sure to love it!
    hugs Jo x

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  21. Wow this is lovely Rachel! Love the colours and all your fab details, your friend will love it hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  22. Your friend will be thrilled to receive such a pretty plaque, wonderful background! thanks for sharing more great pictures!

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  23. This is such a beautiful card Rachel, I just love the colours! Love the pictures too, you have two lovely daughters !
    Hugs Jennifer xx

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  24. What a gorgeous plaque! I love the colour and the stamps - just gorgeous. Thank you for leaving me that message Rachel - am having a wee toot toot - flabbergasted I am lol! Karen x

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  25. Very pretty card. I love your colour scheme. Judy

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  26. Great project, love the colours and the stamps that you have used! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network
    Hugs Kelly
    DT XXX

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  27. That's fab. The sentiment brought tears to my eyes though. So true.

    Susan xx

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  28. A beautiful plaque Rachel and I am sure your friend will adore it.
    Mags
    x

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  29. Looks like a super fun vacation! The plaque is beautiful. The background has so many lovely details. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

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  30. On;y me again.....just to say thanks so much for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

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  31. Wonderful family pics my lot went back today. great plaque too looks gorgeous and sparkly x

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  32. Beautiful card - perfect for our challenge over at Stampin' for the weekend. Thanks for playing along & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

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  33. This is really lovely, good luck in our Crafty Bloggers Network challenge!
    Sarah DT xx

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  34. What a fabulous plaque Rachel. Love your choice of colours and you've picked one of my all time favourite butterfly stamps too! Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Jenny x

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  35. Lots of fabulous layers on your project. Thanks for sharing it at Country View Crafts September Challenge.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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