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Monday, 3 February 2014

more playtime with sheenas new folders

Good morning all - hope you are doing good! I'm back from my exciting weekend - more of that later!

On Thursday night I managed a little more playtime with my new embossing folders - and this is the result. Hope you've got your sunglasses at hand - lol!




The left hand side was made using an embossing folder - first I created the background using distress inks - scattered straw, spiced marmalade, festive berries and seedless preserves. Then I embossed and cut to size - then added staz-on lightly over the embossed area to create the black. The side panel was made using the same colours of distress ink then I stamped a swirl from a sheena stamp set on it. I did the same inks on another piece of card and stamped the sheena butterflies and fussy cut them and added them to the card. The sentiment was also from the same set and I stamped that and cut with a spellbinders die then used spiced marmalade and festive berries around the edges. 

I'll add challenges soon!

Onto the weekend - well it was absolutely amazing and I made the following two pieces of art:


I will blog the details of these later in the week - but I wanted to give you a sneak peek of what I made.  I've got two piccies too of lovely crafty people:


This is me and Mo Stokes and Anne Redfern. We've got our pinnies on but no mucky paws as yet!


This is me and Rae - I gave Rae a lift up to the venue and sat next to her at the workshop! On the other side of me was a lovely lady called Diane who doesn't have a blog as yet - but I'm sure she will soon. On the course aswell were 13 other ladies that it was lovely to meet and spend crafty time with including Crafty Individuals Jean Hardy and Craft Stampers Katy Fox. My thanks got to Sue Tucker for making the workshop run so smoothly and providing all the amazing refreshments and or course to Hels Sheridan for coming up with the artistic genius of the projects in the first place! 

Big Hugs to you all - thanks for dropping by today and I hope to see you again soon!

Hugs

Rachel xx






23 comments:

  1. Hi Rachel, I love your card.........so bright, it's cheered me up :)...So glad you had a fantastic weekend. Your makes are gorgeous. xxxx

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  2. What a stunning and colourful card Rachel. Looks as if you all had a happy time with the lovely Hels. Great pictures too. Your pieces of art are beautiful. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  3. Good morning Rachel,
    Stunning card, bright but that's what we need just now. Has brightened my day, thank you.
    You and the others look like they are enjoying themselves, great photos
    Have a good day

    Patricia xx

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  4. What a wonderful rainbow of colour to greet us on a dull Monday morning Rachel, it superb work.

    The weekend looks like fun, lucky girl she's a fabulously inky source of inspiration.

    B x

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  5. This is gorgeous Rachel love the colours and your new embossing folder is really pretty. Looks like you had a good time on your weekend! Susan xx

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  6. Gorgeous creations Rachel. Sounds like you had a great time.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  7. Love your card Rachel such beautiful bright colours makes my effort seem very pale by comparison. Love your two pieces of artwork and cant wait to see them tomorrow in the flesh so to speak

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  8. Your card is stunning Rachel. I love the design and wonderful colouring.
    It sounds like you had a fabulous weekend, I love your photos.
    hugs Sue xx

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  9. Wow, Wow, Wow, one for each project Rachel. I love the piece you've made using Sheena's new folders, and the projects you done on you weekend with Hel's are stunning. I'm glad you had a wonderful time, but then how could you fail too when the workshop was with Hel's.

    Sue xx

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  10. fantastic creations have you made. the colours that you have used on the first...is amazing.
    nice that you have a lovely time there.

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  11. It really was the most wonderful weekend wasn't it? It just went too quickly! Your card is a real beauty and really has brightened up my day. Your makes from the workshop are gorgeous Rachel, I am going to try and finish mine off today. I never like photos of me but you, Mo and Rae look fabulous. Hugs, Anne x

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  12. Hi Rachel, your card is marvellous, colours are fantastic, great design too.
    So pleased you had such a great time, your makes are beautiful, such wonderful colours to, everyone looks as if they enjoyed the weekend, hugs Kate x

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  13. Fabulous card! Love the bright, bold background. Looks like you had a great weekend and created some lovely stuff too. So fun.

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  14. Fabulous card Rachel, don't you just love these embossing folders? Great works of art you created too and just love the photographs too.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  15. This is fabulous Rachel, such gorgeous colours.
    It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful weekend.
    Pauline
    x

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  16. Just gorgeous sweetie, hugs Pops x x x

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  17. Your card is gorgeous Rachel. Lovely colours and design. Glad you had a good time at the workshop.
    Mags
    x

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  18. A beautiful rainbow of colours on your card.
    What a wonderful weekend, I would so love to meet Jean. Also I see the lovely Anne in your photographs, she is such a sweet person.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  19. What a beautiful card Rachel, such gorgeous colours! Your creations from the workshop look fab too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  20. Wonderful creations and great colors, I especially love the red and purple! Fun pictures, thanks for sharing!

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  21. Thanks for the information... I really love your blog posts... specially those on Local Tamil News

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  22. stunning makes and love the colours you all look as if you had a great time
    Carol x

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  23. Love the wonderful bright colours on the first creation and looking forward to seeing more of the other two - stunning!!! Jealous, me? Yes muchly but I love you for sharing them with us. They are absolutely stunning Rachel xx

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