My shining star

My shining star

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

New home commission

Good morning all. Did you have the blue skies we got yesterday? I hope so - it was so uplifting to see the sun! It made my run fabulous and the rest of the day flowed from there - my ladies loved my project - I'll show you what we did later in the week. My afternoon visiting my friend was very positive too. She's had a good experience with this mastectomy and is pleased with the rebuild the surgeons have done. Its very good to see her so happy and I hope this continues for a long long time.

Onto todays card - this is a commission I made for a friend last week - her father and step mum were moving onto a houseboat - called the Seahorse - she wanted something with a seahorse theme and this is what I came up with.





I used the Karen  Burniston flip accordion album diefrom sizzix  for the card shape and decorated it using card I had coloured with distress inks then embossed using sheena douglass embossing folder from the last release. Then I swept cactus green staz-on over the top. The seahorses are from a sheena douglass stamp - I used my brayer to reverse the orientation of the second seahorse. The charms are all from That Craft Place. 
I stamped the wording on the front but had to use the computed for the central sentiment. The ribbon and lace came from my mums stash - thanks mum - especially for the lace which I know is your favourite xxx

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

CYPCcraftyourpassionchallenges - something new (from 30th Dec) - I've used this sheena folder for the first time
Pan pastelpanpasteluk: AG
allsorts CBallsortschallenge: colours beginning with B - Blue
Penny'spennyschallenges - something old (ribbon) something new (sheena folder)

Thankyou for dropping by today and for any comments you choose to leave! Big Hugs! Rachel xx

27 comments:

  1. This is fab Rachel I really love this card design and the colours look fab. I am sure it will be much appreciated. It was fabulous to see clear blue skies yesterday but I think that is the last we will see of them for a while now :-( xx

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  2. WOW this is fantastic Rachel. I am sure they will love this gorgeous card.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  3. This fold of card really fascinated me Rachel and I am always keen on blue and green as a colour palette.

    B x

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  4. This is gorgeous,isn't that die just the best,I have made so many cards with this.xxx

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  5. Just beautiful Rachel, hope your friend was pleased with it

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  6. This is just gorgeous Rachel. Marlene

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  7. This is stunning Rachel. I think you have covered the requests perfectly. Hazel x

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  8. Absolutely stunning Rachel. So beautiful and serene, I love it. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  9. Such a gorgeous card Rachel. I think we'll all be needing houseboats with all this rain, when will it ever stop.

    Sue xx

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  10. Stunning card Rachel, such a wonderful design and I love all your fabulous detailing.
    Yes, we had sunshine yesterday but today we are back to yet more rain!
    hugs Sue xx

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  11. what an awesome and wonderful card...

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  12. Awesome card Rachel - love the fold and the beautiful "watery" colourscheme. Perfect for new houseboat dwellers!
    Helen x

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  13. Oh wow Rachel, this card is just fabulous. How wonderful for them to be moving to a houseboat, love the name Seahorse too. Your seahorse accordion card is perfect for them. How clever are you too,using your brayer to reverse the image! I hope you will not mind if I pin this! Hugs, Anne x

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  14. Fabulous creation and what a great gift.

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  15. What a fun design Rachel love the flip accordion style.

    Hugs Diane

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  16. beautiful card Rachel love the seahorse image -they have the right idea moving onto a houseboat!love all your previous cards too but family trouble has had me struggling with time and comments sorry
    carol x

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  17. WOW!! This is fantastic Rachel, I love your design and the colours are fabulous. Beautiful embellishments too, pleased to hear your day was good, hugs Kate x

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  18. Such a lovely card Rachel... trying not to look at that fab die though! Hugs, Lisa x

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  19. Wow, fansatastic! The new home owners will be very pleased!

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  20. Oh Rachel, this is just lovely and I'm sure the new home owners will just love it. Wow...so much work. Love the colours you used too.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion and helping to celebrate our 200th Challenge !! Good luck.

    Lynn, CYP DT

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  21. This is a fabulous card Rachel, lovely colours and brilliant design.
    Pauline
    x

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  22. Fabulous card with gorgeous shape and sea elements.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, good luck;-))m

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  23. I'm sure your friend will be delighted with the card you made for her to give. It has a lovely watery feel to it with the blues and greens and those sweet seahorses. I like the unusual shape and lovely trims. Thanks for joining our 200th Challenge at Craft Your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

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  24. Wow, this is stunning Rachel.
    Mags
    x

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  25. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  26. Hi Rachel, wow what a fab card, I bet they'll love it - perfect for their new home. thanks for joining us at Premium Craft Brands PanPastel Challenge
    Claire xx

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