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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

New release from Crafty sentiments tutorial and not a card challenge at Crafty sentiments

Good morning folks - You'll be glad to know that most of my jobs for yesterday got done - but I did skip the library visit - will do that today!!! I just renewed over the phone - lol!!!!

Its a double post here for you today - its my turn on the Inspirations blog over at craftysentimentsinspirations and I'm doing a tutorial for one of the new images. Here's what I'm making:

 I started with a hanger from everycrafts a pound and gave it a coat of pebeo acrylic paint. Then using a mask from Imagination Crafts and some distress ink I created the diamond background on top  of the paint.

 After that I coloured my stamped image with promarkers and cut it out. Once cut out added this to the hanger along with the words stamped using clarity alphabet and box stamps.

Such a useful item for us to use at home - and I suspect my girlies will need one of their own for when they're older!

The second project I've got to show you today is from my challenge that starts at craftysentiments today - the theme is Anything but a card - and I made a picture and frame for my girlies bedroom:

The frame is a box frame that came as a bargain from the Joanna sheen site - I've just painted and decorated it and made the internal picture using Crafty Sentiments stamps available here. The mermaids tails I've done using fantasy film and fibre and decoupaged them up on the image.

Hoping you'll be able to join us at Crafty sentiments for the challenge this time - here's the link so you can check out what everybody did! craftysentiments

I'd like to enter my hanger into the following challenges:
As you like it challengeasyoulikeitchallenge: Fave sentiment and why - 'gone shopping' - what girl doesn't love this sentiment lol!!! Anything goes challenge blog
I'd like to enter my picture into the following challenges:
Divasdivasbydesignchallenge: Anything goes
Creative moments:carabbiemomentsofcraft Frame it
Crafty catzcraftycatzweeklychallenge - decoupage

Thanks for dropping by and for any comments you choose to leave - I appreciate them one and all!

Big Hugs

Rachel xx


  1. These are gorgeous Rachel.
    The door hanger is fabulous, I love the cute image with the diamond background.
    The box frame looks wonderful, gorgeous images and beautiful colours. Your girls are so lucky to have such a creative mum to make nice things for them!
    I hope you have a good day
    hugs Sue xx

  2. These are both gorgeous arty projects, Rachel and I love the colours. Vee xx

  3. Brilliant projects today Rachel, love the door hanger and the picture for the girls bedroom is beautiful

  4. Fabulous projects Rachel. I have two such hangers in a bag I bought at the last craft fair with the intention to do something with them. I haven't yet! I must now :D You've got me wondering about masks now..... what could I use for the boys?!

    It has been superb working with you over at Crafty Sentiments and I want to thank you so much for your faithful visits - it really does mean a lot even if I'm a crap friend back. Please please still come and visit me :)

    Susan xx

  5. Gorgeous projects Rachel thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge xxx

  6. fab projects! love the design an colors of both ;)

  7. Gorgeous work Rachel. The door hanger is so sweet and love your background! Bet the girls love their mermaid picture, its beautiful.

  8. Two fabulous projects Rachel! Love how you use these stencils I really must dig mine out! Susan x

  9. These are fabulous! Loving the door hangers and the mermaids look fabulous.

    Linda xxx

  10. Hi Rachel, I love the hanger, the colour of the stencilled pattern is wonderful and your hanging is so lovely, bet your girls loved receiving that one! Hugs, Anne x

  11. Aw, how cute! Great tutorial thanks for sharing!

  12. Super Cute !! Thanks for joining us over at Anything Goes this month xhugsx Nikki

  13. Hi Rachel, two fab creations. Hugs xx

  14. These are both wonderful hun :) xxx

  15. Great projects, your right about the door hanger and your girls. Anna put a note on her door the other day saying" keep out I love the mess". Oh how I'd forgotten what 11yr old to get like.

    Hazel x

  16. Great projects. I love both. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  17. Hi Rachel What A Stunning Frame And Picture With Such Depth And Detail Thanks For Sharing At Crafty Catz

  18. hehehe you're right, the sentiment is just right! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

  19. Two fabulous projects Rachel, you always create such gorgeous backgrounds.

  20. Loving the frame and colours you have used. Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments
    Mel DT

  21. What a fab it...thanks so much for joining us over at Creative Moments!
    Hugs Donna DT

  22. What fun! Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments. Best wishes, Sally DT x

  23. Fabulous card... perfect for our theme of 'Out with the Girls'!

    Thanks for sharing at Anything Goes - hope to see you here again soon!

    Christine x


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