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Thursday, 5 December 2013

Inspired by the Funkie Junkie week 9

Hello there! How are you? Good I hope! Well I did something yesterday that I've been toying with for a while .... I took out membership of the Great North run - that means that I get a guaranteed place for the next three years! Woohoo! I'll still be able to fund raise but not have to have a certain target to reach - which will considerably relieve the pressure at a time when things are tough! I just hope its not something I live to regret!!!

Well today I've made a card inspired by the thefunkiejunkie-12-tags-of-christmas challenge week 9 that you can see by following the link. This is a fabulous challenge and is sponsored by the thefunkiejunkie boutique. I've taken inspiration from the blue and silver and the flowers and hearts - I think thats about where the similarities end!

I made the background using faded jeans and tumbled glass distress inks blending them together using cut and dry foam. Then I did some stamping with a script block - in stormy sky and dried everything. Next I used versa and some sparkling silver wow powders to create the snowflakes then cut the flower using tattered florals and the leaves in tims foil tape from the tattered leaves. The hearts are wooden shapes that I've had for ages - about three years - I coloured  them with a silver ink pad. The Merry Christmas is a peel off!!!!

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

thefunkiejunkie12 tags of Christmas week 9
simon says stamp wednesday challengesimonsaysstampblog: Make your own background
fab n funkyfabnfunkychallenges: a touch of frost
rhedd and rosiesrheddandrosies: Use old stash - my wooden hearts are about 3 years old!
Divasdivasbydesignchallenge: Feeling festive
mmcsmymumscraftshop: Christmas/winter

Hope you have a great day - its going to be another manic one for me today - I've agreed to help the brownies make christmas cards tonight and  me being me I've designed cards with diecuts involved - now after finally cutting 26 large snowflakes,  and 15 sets of three trees I still have another 11 sets of trees and 26 snowmen to do - should be a fun morning then!!! Lol! Hope you have a great day and I'll hopefully see you again soon! Big Hugs !

Rachel xx



27 comments:

  1. Another really lovely make , gorgeous x hugs x

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  2. This is gorgeous Rachel, the colours are so beautiful and I love the design.
    I hope you have a good day.
    hugs Sue xx

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  3. Lovely Rachel, gorgeous colours and details.
    Great commitment to your running and fundraising well done o getting your membership.
    A fun night with the Brownies, hugs Kate X

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  4. Fabulous, the colours are so amazing and I love how you put the whole thing together!!

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  5. I love this Rachel, great colours and metallic die cut leaves it's stunning. Good on you commiting to another three years of the great north run.

    Sue x

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  6. Brilliant card Rachel, love the colours, see you later

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  7. A beautiful card Rachel, love the background! You are a glutton for punishment - good luck with the die cutting! Susan x

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  8. Great commitment on the running but good for you.Great card love the background,flower and foil leaves -good luck with the Brownies
    carol x

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  9. Awesome card, love the colors!

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  10. Oh Rachel you are like me, it's all very well saying " oh yes I will help do that" but you forget the work it involves, another beautiful card by the way.

    Hazel x

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  11. Wonderful card and a great background. Love the colors you chose.

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  12. In more ways than one you are a glutton for punishment Rachel! Three years of Great North Run and all those die cuts lol! I wish I had half your energy lol. Gorgeous tag, love the colours you've used and the snowflakes sparkle so beautifully. Have fun with the Brownies xx

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  13. I am sure the Brownies will appreciate all your efforts Rachel. Great news about the Great North Run, although I do not envy you..... Your card is lovely, love the cool blue of the background and those metallic leaves are so pretty too. Hugs, Anne x

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  14. A fabulous card - wonderful background with stamping and inking.......gorgeous details!!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  15. really stunning rachel !

    hugs
    céline

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  16. This is fabulous Rachel, good luck with the Brownies.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  17. A beautiful card Rachel love the colour of the flower and the background is really nice too. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  18. Beautiful card..Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

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  19. Gorgeous card Rachel, fabulous colour combination..
    Pauline
    x

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  20. A lovely card Rachel. Love the background.
    Mags
    x

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  21. Fab colours and love all your details too, lovely card hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  22. What a lovely card, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

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  23. Beautiful card. Great colours. Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

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  24. Has such a wonderful vintage feel - Enjoy it :) I invite you to join the Arts & Crafts Challenge here: http://pinandtack.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/craft-it-up-with-pin-tack-arts-crafts-challenge-1/

    Be creative and support the pigs!

    Happiness,
    Corrinne Q

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  25. Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

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  26. What a lovely card. Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with us at Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx

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  27. Fabulous icy blue and silver color palette here Rachel! Your background looks terrific. I really like the silver snowflakes and leaves - very festive feel to it. So happy that you have made it this far, only a few more to go!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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