My shining star

My shining star

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Nature's beauty at Crafty Individuals

Morning all! I hope you are well and enjoying Easter! The girls want to go to church this morning for the Easter Service so it looks like thats where we're headed today. I think the promised Easter egg hunt might have something to do with it - lol! Talking of which - we had an Easter Egg hunt yesterday in a local village - its was a lovely day and during the hunt Lucy got her face painted - as a pink cat!

Photo: lucy pussycat at the ingleton easter egg hunt x

She does look cute!!!!

Today I've got two things to show you - both made using Crafty Individuals Stamps. The first is a wall hanging:



I made this using the dragonfly stamp, the fairy stamp and a border stencil from Crafty Individuals. The lace was also from them. To make the piece I started with a piece of card and used blue and green distress inks to make a blended background. Then I stamped the card with the dragonfly stamp and ran the whole thing through a water ripple embossing folder from Sheena Douglass. Next I stamped the dragonflies with versa and added blue wow powder and heat set. I applied grunge paste through the stencil and allowed it to dry - meanwhile I stamped the fairy image. I added the lace and tore the background card tearing some to reveal the corrugations below the surface - this I inked up with some blue distress then I put the piece together and stamped the Natures Beauty words.

Next piece is a bit bright - hope you've got some shades!!!!



I used distress inks to make up a bright background this time and stamped using lots of nature inspired mini stamps - whenever you place an order with Crafty Individuals you get a small set of complimentary stamps too - they're very useful! Thanks Jean and Malcolm! Again the lace is from Crafty individuals too.

I'd like to enter these makes into the following challenges:

Crafty Individuals craftyindividualsblog- Natures Beauty
Allsortsallsortschallenge: Birds and Feathers
Sweet stampinsweetstampinchallengeblog - lots of layers
Bunny Zoebunnyzoescrafts: Distress
Polkadoodlespolkadoodle: Springtime

I do hope you have a wonderful day - thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again soon!

Big Hugs

Rachel xx


39 comments:

  1. Happy Easter Sunday,
    Love the "pink cat" and your other beautiful projects
    Have a fantastic day

    Patricia x

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  2. Hi Rachel Lucy looks fabulous as a pink cat! So pleased you are having wonderful weather for all the Easter activities. Your projects are fab you are so good at these inking techniques I haven't got the foggiest! Susan xx

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  3. Hi Rachel. Happy Easter. I love Lucy's photo, she looks gorgeous as a pink cat! Love your CI projects....must get some of mine out and have a little play...haven't used them for ages. xxxx

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  4. Happy Easter to you and your lovely family Rachel. Lucy looks so pretty!
    Your creations are wonderful and so inspiring. The designs and colours are gorgeous, I especially love the pretty blue and greens on your wall hanging.
    I hope you have a good day.
    hugs Sue xx

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  5. Two gorgeous creations Rachel.Love the colours and beautiful stamps....Happy Easter to you and your family.xxx

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  6. Two beautiful creations, especially love the card, gorgeous piccie of Lucy

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  7. Love the wall hanging but the bright coloured card with all the lace is my favourite-love the pink cat and good luck with the Easter egg hunt lol
    carol x

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  8. Both creations are beautiful Rachel, I do love CI stamps, don't use them often enough. Lucy is gorgeous as a pink cat! Hope you all have a good Easter egg hunt. Hugs, Anne x

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  9. Good morning Rachel, great project as usual, and Lucy looks sweet as a pink cat. Hazel xx

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  10. These are gorgeous Rachel! Lovely photograph of Lucy! Easter blessings to you all.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  11. really gorgeous, love the idea
    hugs
    céline

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  12. It's a pity your not a scrapper Rachel, Lucy's fab photo is just crying out to be a scrapbook page !! Love your wall hanging, everything blends so well together !!

    Happy Easter to you all !!

    hugs Diane xx

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    1. I'm a lapsed scrapper Diane - it would be good wouldn't it! lol xx

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  13. Gorgeous photo of Lucy. I love your wall hanging Rachel, when I first looked at it I thought it was a bag hung up. I love the spring bird too. Hope you all have a great Easter.

    Sue xx

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  14. Gorgeous projects Rachel, I love the blue dragonfly. Lucy's cat makeup looks fantastic! Glad to hear you're having a lovely Easter, Cathy x

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  15. Two gorgeous projects Rachel, I love the rustic feel of the wall hanging.
    Wishing you a very Happy Easter, have a wonderful day.
    Pauline
    x

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  16. Fabulous makes Rachel, and lovely pink cat too. Thanks for joining in the CI Challenge for April! Jean x

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  17. Hi Rachel, gorgeous projects with those beautiful spring colours. Lucy looks adorable, love the pink cat look! Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and Polkadoodles this time
    Claire xx

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  18. Both are fabulous Rachel but the second one really rocks my boat as I love the bold colours! Miss Lucy looks mega cute as a pink kitty too. Have fun hunting for them eggs Karen x

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  19. Beautiful pics. Great bird card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.
    I have candy on my blog if you would like to join in. xxxx

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  20. Lovely projects and fab face painting lol. Hope the egg hunt was successful lol xx

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  21. Hi sweetie simply stunning, huggles Pops x x x

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  22. Two fantastic projects! I love the bright colours on the second one!
    Great face painting too!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  23. Beautiful!

    Bit concerned about the pink cat though ;)

    Susan xx

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  24. Elegant cards! Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

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  25. Such beautiful projects! Thank you for joining in the crafty individuals challenge,

    Lucy x

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  26. Very elegant cards Rachel. Happy Easter to you and your Family. Marlene

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  27. Two fab creations Rachel, love the stamps and colours you've used... Happy Easter hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  28. Rachel
    They may be quite opposite in style but how fabulous that you created two entries for this challenge.
    I love the touch of lace on the bird card.
    Thank You for joining the Crafty Individuals Challenge. Good Luck.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  29. Two gorgeous projects Rachel and sounds like the girls had fun.
    Mags
    x

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  30. That's definitely the cutest pink cat ever......she looks adorable! Great makes too, the wall hanging is my favourite......fab!
    hugs Jo x

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  31. Fabulous creations, beautiful details. And a cute face!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Challenge.
    Sunny Easter greetings;-))m

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  32. What a super creation for our Birds and Feather theme Rachel, thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

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  33. These are lovely. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

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  34. OMGoodness, she looks adorable! Great creations and great colors!

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  35. Beautiful! Thanks for joining our spring/Easter challenge over at polkadoodles.

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  36. Great creation thank you for joining in at Polkadoodles. Have a great day and Keeeeeeeeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT xx

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  37. Such a lovely hanging, love the soft colours.
    Gorgeous pic of your daughter too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril

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