My shining star

My shining star

Monday 27 April 2015

coffee pot - music request

Hello lovelies - how are you this morning? I hope you are well and have enjoyed your weekend. We had a nice quiet sunday - I'd managed to lose 2lb so was very pleased and the girls went to a party in the late afternoon so I took the time to go for a run - perfect! They enjoyed their party too so we were all happy.

I'm running again this morning - then its off to coffee pot where I'm in charge. I made the mistake of asking if anybody had any themes they would like us to do and the theme that came back was music - well I found I didn't have much but came up with two possibilities:

This one involved using an embossing folder and a stamp set from imagination crafts. I coloured in using distress markers.

This one involved using versamark and 6 different rainbow wow powders, a spellbinders grand circle die, embossing folder and a stamp from clarity.

I'd like to enter this into the rainbow challenge over at wowembossingpowder.

Well in actual fact the ladies will make a version of the first card - my grand calibur decided to die on me - so there'll be no die cutting or embossing at class today - lol!!!! we'll manage though!

So now I'm left with the question - cut n boss or large (A4) big shot? Or maybe something else? What are your thoughts?

A few of you have asked to see my sunshine - here she is: my hot mustard fiesta ecoboost!

I hope you have a really lovely day and thanks for visiting.

Rachel x


  1. Bloggers on one at the moment Rachel and not showing photos so just seen the thumbnail on my reading list, but looks like another beauty from there.

    B x

  2. Can only see one photo but it looks great. Sounds like you are having a great time x

  3. Brilliant cards Rachel, really like the first one.
    Sorry to hear your GC has packed in. I am on my 3rd one, my new one is the Teal version, it's so much better .... like chalk and cheese as they say.
    Love you new car, Happy Motoring
    Patricia x

  4. Wonderful cards Rachel, your GC didn't last much longer than mine

  5. The cards are great and will appeal to a variety of tastes. Your car is fab, have fun driving it. Vee xx

  6. Two gorgeous cards Rachel and a very sunny

  7. Two fabulous cards Rachel, both perfect for the theme.
    I love your new car, it looks fabulous - my eldest has a Fiesta but his is blue - he loves it.

  8. Two gorgeous cards Rachel, I like the embossed back ground on the top card. I love the colour of your new card, you will certainly be seen in this. Hope you enjoy driving it.

    Hugs Sue xx

  9. Loving your new car! These cards are fabulous! Loving the guitar card!
    Linda xxx

  10. Great cards Rachel. Lovely new car too.

  11. Two great makes Rachel I bet the ladies had fun creating your design!
    Until you get sortedon your new machine, it wouldn't be the firt time & got a rolling pin out & did a bit of embossing! Never tried it for die cutting though! lol
    Love your car too! She's gorgeous!
    Big Hugs
    Dawn xxxx

  12. I love your blue-green musical butterfly, Rachel - great samples for the class - I bet they went down well... and check out that snazzy car!

    I'm a big fan of my BigShot (only the regular size), but I've never used anything else so I'm not much use for a comparison.
    Alison xx

  13. hi Rachel, fab new car, loving the colour, enjoy driving it.
    Two wonderful cards, great colours and designs. I've got the Xcut, which I like, but if the new lage big shot had been out at the time I would have bought that one, hugs Kate x

  14. Hi Rachel
    Wowee fabulous car.... Two stunning cards to ... Gorgeous...
    Happy you all had a nice weekend...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  15. Ah, the die cutting dilemma, I have just parted with my Big Shot and got an EBosser but I really miss the Big Shot now.... but I would prefer to get the new large size Big Shot, to cover all options!

    Your cards are both beautiful, the second one looks quite complicated! Your car is fabulous! Hugs, Anne xx

  16. Two great cards Rachel, love the rainbow. You definitely won't lose your car in a car park, love the colour. My GC is about to go but hoping it will last until the new Spellbinder machine comes out later this year! Carol x

  17. I especially love the butterfly and music card. What a ray of sunshine your new card is. I hope you have many years of pleasure driving it. Hugs to you all. Mrs A.

  18. Two stunning cards Rachel - love the rainbow of violins very much and your Sunshine looks lovely too!

    I'm hoping eventually to be able to get Cut N Boss but it's too expensive! I have looked at the Big Shot A4 but I had a normal Big Shot and struggled to get a lot of my dies to completely cut out very detailed dies - even with shims.

    Short term I'm hoping to be able to buy a Papermania/Do Crafts X Cut Xpress machine. It's A4 in size and the depth is adjustable which means it will go low down and high up. I have several Tim Holtz Bigz dies, Cuttlebug dies, Spellbinder dies, embossing folders, and super slim laser cut dies.
    I checked out the reviews for it on Hobbycraft website and it has had a lot of positive feedback. One huge bonus with it too - its £99.99 for an A4 die cutter machine and I think that's fabulous value - enjoy your new card and crafty shopping Karen x

  19. Gorgeous cards Rachel and I LOVE your car. xx

  20. Forgot to add my vote about the die cutting, sorry. I would say the big shot plus (or even the big shot pro if you had the space). Vee xx

  21. Two great cards on that tricky theme Rachel and I love the look of the car! Oh, and the Big Shot gets my vote every time. My GC now sits neglected in the corner. Jenny x

  22. Gorgeous rainbow colour card, thank you for playing with Sweet Stampin'.

    Lovely car too :)

    Love and hugs

  23. Two fabulous cards - love the design of the rainbow card.
    Thanks for playing along at Sweet Stampin' this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  24. Oh wow, love your new wheels, just fabulous and I'll be fun to drive! Great cards too. I love my big shot and my cuddlebug!

  25. Super fun cards. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week :)


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