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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Lace and pearls at Penny Black and some fleathering

Hello lovelies - how are you today? All well and good I hope! We are good and definitely enjoying the sunshine! Long may it continue. I had a great run yesterday morning and tried my new running shoes out - they were fab - really comfy! I may run later today too - I've got a chap coming to look at the boiler and depending on what happens I'll be popping over to my mums - but I might be able to squeeze a run along the front at Morecambe after I leave and before I pick the girls up. That would be lovely but I'll pretty much have to play it by ear!

Today I have a card to share with you that I made for a couple of challenges - it features two stamps from Penny Black.




I got both these stamps from my lucky win over at Simon says stamp in January - I think the floaty one is particularly gorgeous. I've used Distress inks to create the background - crushed olive, mowed lawn and bundled sage having first stamped the images and set with black wow powder. The topper I used olive green wow powders on versa mark and then added two lots of faux stitching. The lace is from That Craft Place and the pearls were from a win over at Little Claire. 

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

Penny Black Saturday Challengepennybfriendssaturdaychallenge: Lace and Pearls
CVCcountryviewchallenges: Paper chase
twisted tuesdaytwistedtuesdaychallenges: Clean and green
Pattiespattiescreationschallenge: Green for St Patricks Day
Sunday stamperpinkleart: Sewing
squirrel and fox/thesquirrelandthefox: Spring
SSSMon:simonsaysstampblog Distress
Bunny Zoebunnyzoescrafts: Monochrome

My ladies enjoyed their fleathering this morning - here they are hard at work colouring up pre fleathered card (me and penny were busy on Sunday afternoon).


and here's the fleathered pieces drying.


Thats all for today - I hope you have a good Tuesday! Thanks for dropping by today and I hope to see you again soon.

Crafty Hugs

Rachel xx






31 comments:

  1. Wonderful card today Rachel, gorgeous colours and the lace is to die for, love it

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  2. So beautiful Rachel and the colours are just so lovely
    x catherine

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  3. Gorgeous card, love that stamp muchly... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  4. Hi Rachel, oh I do envey you having a run along Morcombe front, I love it, not that I would be running of course, a leisurely stroll would do me fine, enjoy your run.
    Gorgeous card, fab background and it's such a lovely stamped image.
    Your ladies look very industrious, great photo, hugs Kate x

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  5. Such a beautiful card Rachel. I love the images and wonderful colours.
    I hope you have a good day.
    hugs Sue xx

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  6. Oh wow Rachel, I love that PB stamp, it is stunning and so is your card! The ladies must have loved that class, I know I would have. Hope you get your run. Hugs, Anne x

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  7. This is a gorgeous card Rachel, fabulous image and lovely spring colours.
    Pauline
    x

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  8. Such a stunning card Rachel, I love the green that you've used. Some lovely looking fleather too.

    Sue xx

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  9. stunning card rachel love the gorgeous image and beautiful background
    Carol x

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  10. Fabulous card Rachel.. And good the see the fleathering is a hit too Px

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  11. Fabulous card and design. Love the colors too. I definitely want to try fleathering some day

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  12. Hi Rachel, this is a beautiful card, I just love that stamp and the greens you have used are lovely. Hope you manage to fit in your run before picking up the girls, such a fabulous day to do it.
    Hugs Jennifer xx

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  13. Beautiful card Rachel,
    I love that ever so effective stamp and the lace you have used is wonderful.
    You ladies look happy working away there
    Happy crafting

    Patricia xx

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  14. Fabulous card, love the colours and the beautiful stamp you have used. Looks like your ladies had a fun day.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  15. Lovely card, love the image and gorgeous colours and layout. Hugs, Claire x

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  16. Thanks for playing in our "GREEN for St. Patrick's Day!" Challenge #87!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

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  17. Beautiful card and I love the gorgeous stamp you used!

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  18. Absolutely stunning! The stamp is gorgeous and the colours you've used are fabulous! I envy your fleathering too! xx

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  19. What a lovely card great won for our green challenge.
    Love your layout to.

    Thanks for joining us at patties creations today
    Tracey dt

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  20. This is gorgeous Rachel love the stamps. Susan x

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  21. This is just beautiful! LOVE all the shades of green and that fabulous lace trim! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

    PS: I'd love to have you stop over at my blog (On a Stampage)--I've got blog candy! :)

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  22. This is gorgeous Rachel. Love the background you have created and the lovely lace.
    Mags
    x

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  23. Beautiful card! I agree, the stamp is beautiful and you did a fantastic job on your background! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

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  24. Fantastic card with the new stamps - I love those glorious greens!
    Alison x

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  25. Beautiful card Rachel! Those stamps are lovely and the green inky background just perfect. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

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  26. Gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!!

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  27. This is so beautiful! I love the effect of the black image over the gorgeous blended colours! Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox!

    love Mags B x

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  28. Congrats on your win of 2 images (excluding sets) in Challenge #87 from Pattie's Creations! Make sure you stop in the challenge blog to email Pattie with your image choices within 7 DAYS. Her email info is on the sidebar. Also grab the 'I Won Badge'.
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

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  29. a beautiful card Rachel and gorgeous colours! thanks for joining us at CountryViewCrafts Challenge x trace x

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  30. Beautiful card - love that shade of green!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

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