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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Chocolate Baroque Butterflies (again) and some monochrome male cards

Hello there! How are you? Thanks for your comments about my cards yesterday - I've got more cards today - three this time!!!! The first is one using stamps from Chocolate baroque plus a stencil from Clarity.


First of all I created an inky background with various pink/purple distress inks then stamped the moon/flower scene on top and the butterflies - \i reversed the second butterfly using my brayer. Then I applied the clarity stencil to some card and used the same DI colours to create the background,


Next I matted and layered and added the topper.


Finally I used the follow your passion stamp to add further background interest before adding the butterflies.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Charismacharismacardz:anything goes
crafty calendar challengescraftycalendarchallenge: things with wings


Next - my male cards - I keep trying to get something in craftstamper magazine - without success. These two cards were for a ready set stamp challenge where you had to make a male card in black white and grey. Here's my entries:



They are pretty simple but I was pleased with them - I sent the top one to my nephew for his 21st birthday.
 I'd like to enter my male cards into the without words challengewithoutwordschallenge - gentlemen only.
Simon says stamp: simonsaysstampbloghappy birthday.

Thats all for today folks - hope you're okay. Lucy had a fabulous day yesterday - the best thing she did was something called the skypole and the other thing she loved was the kayaking! Sounds brilliant - although it did rain for most of the day!  She also jumped in the lake - with a  wetsuit on! They didn;t do trips like that when I was at school! I wonder what peny will get up to today?

Big Hugs and thanks for visiting!

Rachel xx


23 comments:

  1. Fabulous selection of cards.
    luv
    Debby

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  2. All fabulous cards Rachel, love the men's cards especially.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  3. Fabulous Creations sweetie huggles Pops x x x

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  4. Love how you used that stencil again on the first one and your male cards are fantastic Rachel, I love both (the Chemist is my all time favourite though) cards. I have to make one so you have given me some inspiration - thank you. Hope Penny has a great day too. Hugs, Anne xx

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  5. This is a fabulous selection of cards Rachel, I especially love the male ones.
    Pauline
    x

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  6. 3 wonderful cards Rachel, the mens cards are very clever especially the chemist, but i love the pink one

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  7. A gorgeous collection of cards Rachel, beautiful colours on the butterflies card, and two wonderful cards for males.

    Sue xx

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  8. Good afternoon Rachel, three fabulous cards, but my favourite by far is the beautiful pink butterfly card. Hope you're having a fabulous day.
    Hugs Jennifer xx

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  9. Hi Rachel, what fab cards, your two male cards are brilliant, great images and love the mono effect. your first card is gorgeous, beautiful colours and images, once again a fantastic design.
    Great that Lucy had a wonderful time, no doubt Penny will enjoy her day too, hugs Katex

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  10. Your cards are gorgeous Rachel. You always use such a great variety of techniques and wonderful designs.
    I'm glad Lucy had a good time despite the weather, I bet Penny will too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  11. These cards are wonderful. I love your black and white designs. Thank you so much for playing along in the Simon Says Happy Birthday Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!

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  12. Evening Rachel, fabulous cards, especially love the first card the colours and background is fabulous!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  13. Good evening Rachel,
    Love that first card the moon/flower scene is wonderful.
    The other two are great man cards, like the effect you have created

    Patricia xx

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  14. Ohnhun I am loving all of these the stamps you have used designs and layouts all work so beautifull really love the male card hugs cheryl xx

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  15. Love the monotone on the masculine cards and gorgeous colors on the first! Great cards Rachel!

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  16. Gorgeous cards Rachel. Love the monotone look to all of them. Glad Lucy had a good day.
    Mags
    x

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  17. awesome masculine card...well done...

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  18. sounds like Lucy had a great day-sorry my commenting is a bit hit and miss at the moment-what with everything going on and blogger being a pain-love the cards and the black and white ones are fantastic
    carol x

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  19. gorgeous card - Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cards Blog Hop xx Stacey S xxx

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  20. How did I miss this one? Love those pink-purple colours you chose & the male cards are just fab! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this time!
    hugs Jo x

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  21. Fantastic male cards! I love the monochrome look! Thanks for joining us at Without Words and hope to see you tomorrow for the new challenge! Delphine xx

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