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Monday, 6 January 2014

Inspired by the funkie Junkie 12 tags of christmas bonus tag 2

Hello there! Did you have a good weekend? We were fairly quiet - yesterday I made a big pot of soup in the morning - all helps with the healthy eating that needs to kick in big time!!! In the afternoon I took Penny to her rehersal - she's got a couple of small roles in the village production of Alice in Wonderland. It takes place at the end of January so rehersals will be coming thick and fast now ...... and I'm painting scenery! Lol!!!!

Today I'd like to share a card/tag with you that I made in response to the 2nd bonus tag over at the Funkie Junkie's 12 tags of Christmas Challenge - you can see Linda's 2nd bonus tag here. The challenge has been such fun - do try to get involved next year. Its sponsored by  the funkie junkieboutique and there are great prizes plus participants get a code for money off an order to the store.



I made this card by cutting down an A4 sheet of card and scoring at intervals to create a flap and a folded card. Then I stamped the chocolate baroque snowflake that was from Craft stamper magazine in versa and heat set with clear embossing powder. Then I used distress inks to create the colours and the snowflakes resisted the ink. On the lower part of the front I added black gloss embossing paste from dreamweaver through a mask by that special touch. Once dry I added the ribbon, lace and flower and sentiment stamps inside and out.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

FJfunkie junkie 12 tags of Christmas bonus tag 2
Premium brands challengepanpasteluk (panpastel): AG
Stamping sensationssirstampalotchallenge: Ribbon
totally gorjusstotallygorjuss: Ribbon
crafty catzcraftycatzweeklychallenge: thankyou
MAWTTmovingalongwiththetimes: Thankyou

The weather is looking awful today so I think I may be going to class rather than running this morning - then I've got the term of rainbows sessions to plan! Oh and the cleaning to do! No crafting for me until tonight I think!!! Hope you have a great day! Stay dry and warm!

Hugs

Rachel xx

36 comments:

  1. Great card Rachel, love the colours. You have a busy day ahead of you, hope the weather isn't to bad where you are - calm here at the moment thank goodness. Hazel x

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  2. Hi Rachel. Another fabulous card the background is so pretty again and I love the harlequin pattern on the front! Susan x

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

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  4. Beautiful card Rachel fabulous colour's thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    Hugs Dianne xx DT

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  5. What a striking colour palette Rachel and really nice layout as well.

    Thanks so much for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

    B x

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  6. This is so striking Rachel love the colours and the design

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  7. Beautiful design and colors on your card.
    Gr Elly

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  8. Very striking Rachel !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  9. Good morning sweetie, this is so sweet, hugs Pops x

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  10. It really is very striking with the black embossing paste and the contrast of the blue and the beautiful snowflakes. The sun came out here this morning! I am hoping for a dry day at last! Hugs, Anne x

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  11. This is absolutely Stunning Rachel. The colours are so vibrant. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  12. Fabulous Rachel, loving the colour combination and the stamps.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  13. Fantastic color combo and a great thank you card.

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  14. Fab card Rachel, I love your inking and stamping and the colour scheme is gorgeous! Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x

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  15. Love the colour and beautiful lace
    Thanks for joining us at stamping sensations

    Francesca x

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  16. fab card, love the combo and background
    hugs
    céline

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  17. Love the card Rachel, hope you managed to get all your jobs done and you are busy crafting now ;)
    Dawn x

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  18. Fab colours, this is gorgeous Rachel :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  19. Fabulous Rachel, love the colours and that black gloss too, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac xx

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  20. Great project Rachel. A Happy New Year to you and yours! Shona xx

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  21. congratulations to Penny on her stage role-great card love the mask you used on the front
    Carol x

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  22. Gorgeous card Rachel, love the embossing. Congrats to Penny and have fun painting the scenery lol
    Claire xx

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  23. The black brings such boldness to the front of the card.
    Great card Rachel.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  24. Very pretty, love the rich colors you used!

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  25. Another briliant creation Rachel, the blue and black looks fabulous.
    Pauline
    x

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  26. I love how you've made this card Rachel, the colours look great together and the flowers are super.

    Sue xx

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  27. Wow this is stunning Rachel. The colours are amazing !! Good luck with the scenery painting lol!! Thanks for visiting my blog so regularly, I really appreciate your comments. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  28. Very cool card and patterns. Love the blues and blacks together!!

    Shelby

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  29. Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  30. Ah This is so sweet, what a great card. Thanks for playing with us on MAWTT this week, Love Hazelx

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  31. A fabulous interpretation of Linda's last tag.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  32. This is gorgeous Rachel. Lovely design and colours.
    Mags
    x

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  33. Wow! A wonderful entry for our ribbons buttons and bows challenge at Stamping Sensations this month. Good luck!

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  34. What a gorgeous card, such striking colours Rachel. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
    Pinky

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