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Sunday, 10 May 2015

a wonderful day - and some village scenes.

Hello Lovelies! Well it was a wonderful day for me yesterday - I got to see lots of you lovely blog buddies (JoAnne, Mo and linda), spent a fortune on crafty goodies and had a tea with my dad who was 81! What a wonderful day!!! Pictures soon - first here's my makes for Christmas Card Club - the lovely Rita chose a wonderful theme - a village scene!!! Thanks Rita - loved doing this one!



This first one used a set of sheena stamps from the old days when she was with creative expressions. I've used masks and coloured with spectrum noir pencils.


This is another sheena stamp, coloured with spectrum noir pencils and mounted onto a piece of black card run through an embossing folder (also figgy lane), then had gilding wax rubbed over it. 



Finally this is a creata card die I used from Crafters Companion.

So back to yesterday - Port Sunlight was wonderful as ever - think I might take the train next time though - I found the drive very stressful! Here's some of the goodies that slipped into my shopping basket :


woohoo - a bumper visit to paperartsy - loved watching sue carringtom demo - awesome!!!


Goodies from Indigo Blu, visible image and stamps away. Had a good chat to Mark from Visible image - what a nice man! And Kay's hair from Indigo Blu looked amazing - I thought she was somebody else entirely.


Goodies from Crafty Individuals and Lavinia! OMG when am I going to get the time to use all this new stuff??? Lol!!!! Very naughty but much fun!!!!

And then it was off to my mum and dads for tea:



Happy Birthday to my lovely dad - 81 yesterday! Bless him!!

Thats all for today!! Have a good one!

Hugs rachel x






30 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Christmas cards Rachel, lovely winter scenes.
    It looks like you had a wonderful day yesterday, lots of new crafty goodies and then time with your family - a belated Happy Birthday to your Dad.
    Pauline
    x

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  2. Looks like you had even more fun spending after we had gone! Good for you, I am sure you will enjoy using every single thing! Lovely to see you Rachel. Hugs, Anne xx

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  3. Oops, forgot to say, your Christmas cards are gorgeous - I love the one that looks like the Shambles in York! Hugs, Anne xx

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  4. Happy Birthday to your Dad, he looks amazing.
    Great "scene" cards LOVE them all
    Hugs
    Patricia xxx

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  5. Brilliant cards Rachel, glad you had a good day and spent lots of money

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  6. Love your cards, want your buys and two super photo's sweetie !! Belated Birthday Wishes to your lovely dad !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  7. Such a gorgeous selection of cards Rachel, the scenes are beautiful.
    I am really pleased you had such a good time yesterday and you now have some wonderful new goodies to play with.
    Belated Birthday wishes to your dad, thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.
    Hugs Sue xx

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  8. What a lovely day, lots of goodies and Happy Birthday to your Dad. Fab cards too x

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  9. These are all so gorgeous Rachel and you put us all to shame with the abundance of cards you make for each challenge, I struggle to make just the one on time, lol. Glad you had a fabulous day and enjoyed some time with the 'birthday boy' - 81 years young - and fitted in some retail therapy too with friends, sounds good to me.
    Lorraine

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  10. Wonderful cards with the most gorgeous colours and added goodies. Looks like lots of yummy new goodies too and bless your dad, wish him a lovely happy birthday from Australia.xxxx Hope you had a lovely day for mother's day.xx {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  11. Beautiful cards Rachel. I could not pick a favourite. Glad your day was a happy one too. Hugs Rita Xxxx

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  12. Lovely cards Rachel.....so industrious.....your Dad looks like he had a happy day bless....xxxx

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  13. Great set of beautiful cards, Rachel. Happy birthday for your dad for yesterday. Hazel x

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  14. Gosh you certainly had a busy day yesterday, Your dad looks wonderful and a well loved Grandad too.
    Fabulous cards, love the Sheena stamps, great colouring too.
    What an amount of goodies, looking forward to seeing your creations, hugs Kate x

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  15. So glad you had a good day yesterday - and a good spend .... lol! Your cards are fantastic, all different, all great. Hugs Christine xx

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  16. Wow, lovely Christmas cards, the street scene is my favourite, love that stamp, might have to get it....xx

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  17. I am drooling over your goodies! Fabulous cards too! It was fabulous to have a good chat with you yesterday! Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  18. Love your gorgeous village scenes Rachel, fabulous cards. Fabulous haul too, look forward to seeing what you make. Your Dad looks very spritely for his age, wonderful photos. Carol x

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  19. Happy Birthday to your sweet Dad! So pleased you got to enjoy the day with your folks. And enjoy some fun craft shopping with like-minded friends. That always makes it better, doesn't it? Loved all your village scenes. #1 & #2 made me think of the Dickens of my imagination when I read about the British cities. So very pretty & such nice colors. Liked the background matting as well. #3 was equally lovely, and I liked the scene, with the shadings you've done on the different elements. Well done on 3 cards that met Rita's theme. TFS & Hugs

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  20. Lovely cards. Glad you had a good day. Happy birthday to your dad

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  21. Lovely cards Rachel. Glad you had a good time at Port Sunny...I wasn't able to go this time.....maybe meet you at the next one.....Hope your dad had a lovely day. xxx

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  22. Gorgeous cards Rachel. Love all the scenes you have created.
    Looks like a great haul of new stash as well. I am sure you will have fun crafting with this lot.
    Mags
    x

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  23. Wonderful cards for the holidays! A very happy birthday to your dad!

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  24. They are all wonderful Rachel. Well done on making three of them and making them look so different! Sounds like you had a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to seeing what you create with your lovely new stash. Nice to see you and the girls and your dad having a good time too huni Karen x

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  25. So sorry I'm late in commenting. My Internet problems are consuming my life at the moment. To cap it all my iPad crashed this morning and took my IT specialist a talk through on the phone to get it working again. It's enough to drive you to drink. In fact sitting in the garden right now with a Pinot Grigio Blush. Very nice it is too. Anyway I digress. Both your cards are perfect for the challenge. I love her stamps. Always so much detail in them. What a bundle of goodies you have bought. Might be round for a play later!! Hugs Mrs A.

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  26. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 228 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for May - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  27. What a great haul - and I've already seen some of it in use, so I'm sure you'll get round to it all eventually! Lovely birthday smiles too!
    Alison xx

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  28. OMG, you have bought some fab stamps, i have stamp envy, really would like the indigoblu cat stamp and the butterfly, can't wait to see what you do with them.
    x sam.

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  29. OMG love all the crafting goodies -love the scene cards and happy birthday to your Dad
    carol x

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  30. The cards are fab, Rachel. I love that backgound on the figgy one. The pics are great, have fun with all the new stash and Happy Birthday to your dad. Vee xx

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