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Thursday, 6 November 2014

Colour challenge at Chocolate Baroque

Hello Lovelies! Well another good day at the hospital - Shaun has managed to keep all his meals down yesterday - and the infection indicators are very low. The kidneys are starting to show signs of recovery but Shaun is still dependent on the filter. Each time they take him off the filter his lungs start to fill up. But we'll get there. He's getting his pipes changed today so fingers crossed that all goes well.

I chose this stamp from Chocolate Baroque using the voucher I won last month - I love these big bold background stamps and enjoyed making this card up using the colour scheme from the current colour challenge. I started by creating 4 colour sheets by applying distress inks (milled lavendar, wild honey, aged mahoganey and worn lipstick) direct to paper then stamping the image on each sheet - I chose the aged mahoganey as the background then paper pieced the baubles.

Finally I applied glitter and layered the piece up onto card.

I'd like to enter this into the chocolatebaroquechallenge-four. The colour scheme is as follows:

Last night me and Bez (thats Shaun's mum - she has been staying with me since Shaun has been in hospital) took the girls to the village bonfire and then afterwards they had gigantic sparklers in the back garden.

Thanks for visiting today and for your continued comments and support!

Big Hugs

Rachel x


  1. Wonderful card Rachel, lovely colours. Looks like a good time was had by all. Glad to hear Shaun continuing to make progress

  2. Great card Rachel, wow those paper pieced baubles look so clever! Good to hear Shaun is still making real progress!

  3. So nice to hear you all had a good day Rachel......

    Super card and love those colours sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

  4. WOW! such a gorgeous card Rachel, I love the design and wonderful colours.
    I am pleased to hear that Shaun is still making a good recovery.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos of Lucy and Penny, their hats look fabulous!
    hugs Sue xx

  5. Lovely card, and gorgeous colours and love that beautiful image. fantastic to hear of Shaun's progress and those photos are priceless.x....have a great weekend.xx
    aNNie The Journey is the Start

  6. Gorgeous and beautiful Christmas card. Pleased to hear Shaun is slowly on the mend and things sound positive.

  7. I love these gorgeous christmas stamps too Rachel. I love the card you've made with the stamp you bought. Great news about Shaun's progress, and the photos of the girls enjoying the fireworks.

    Sue xx

  8. That is such great news Rachel about Shaun,
    Fabulous card and great use of the colours. Hope the girls had a great time
    x catherine

  9. More good news about Shaun Rachel! The girls look like they are having fun what big sparklers!! Fabulous card Rachel what lovely glittery baubles. Susan x

  10. Love your card Rachel, the colours are fab. Great to hear more positive news about Shaun and lovely photos of the girls. Carol x

  11. A beautiful card Rachel! Lovely photos of girls too and good to hear that Shaun is improving, as always you are in my thoughts.
    Dawn x

  12. Those baubles look amazing, so gorgeously colourful and the glitter is a beautiful touch.
    Lovely that your sweet girls had a nice evening, they deserve it don't they.

  13. I'm so pleased to hear that Shaun is still doing well Rachel, such good news.
    Your card is gorgeous, I love your bold baubles and fabulous colours.
    The girls look like they had fun with their gigantic sparklers, I'm glad you managed to go to the village bonfire.

  14. Hi Rachel, a gorgeous card. Love the colour combination you've used. Pleased to see the girls having fun. Also glad to hear Shaun is making progress, slow but sure. He will get there. He must be a strong minded man. Take care of yourselves. Thinking of you all often.
    Hugs Jennifer xx

  15. Wonderful card, Rachel! Good luck to Shaun, hope he will get through it quickly now. Sweet photos too! All the best! xx

  16. Apologies, playing catch up at the moment. So pleased that Shaun is still making such great progress. Love the pics of the girls and pleased that Shaun's Mum is staying with you, it must be an enormous help for you.

    Your card is beautiful (well done on your win), I love the way you have laid out those beautiful baubles. Big hugs, Anne xx

  17. love the paper pieced baubles and congrats on your win-good to hear of Shauns progress and you and his Mum must be a help to each other -I have never seen such gigantic sparklers lol
    carol x

  18. As always, so thankful to hear things are still progressing in a most forward hope. Enjoyed seeing the pictures of your little one too. How fortunate that your MIL can help keep life on a normal keel for your family at this difficult time. Loved your card, and thanks for the how-to's. That is an impressive background and those baubles are just gorgeous. Must have been a bit of tedious paper piecing to get those pretty designs - but the card is lovely. Happy wkend and TFS

  19. Gorgeous card Rachel. You MiL must be a great comfort and support to you and the girls. So pleased to hear the news about Shaun. Lovely photos. Those sparklers are whoppers.
    Thank you for playing along with the Chocolate Baroque Color challenge.
    Sending hugs to you all.
    Flo xx

  20. Sending best wishes for Shaun. A great card Rachel, great use of the colours. Thanks for entering the Chocolate Baroque challenge, Judith xx


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