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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Clarity Cumbria - May meet!

hello lovelies - well I hope its been a beautiful day where you are ... its been glorious here and after dropping my munchkins at my mums I headed to Lindale to join the lovely Jo Rice for Mays' Clarity Cumbria. The lovely ladies and 1 gent had a great day - we did three makes - the first was a card with inside gift.


We started by masking off three pieces of card and blending the distress inks - I chose mermaid lagoon, cracked pistachio and fossilised amber. Then spritzed with water and mounted on black card.


Then I stamped the shepherds purse stamp and highlighted parts with snowflake fresco paint.


I mounted two on the cards to go inside (these were notelets - the gift) and then repeated the process with the pocket bands. Added the ribbon and butterflies and that was the first piece complete.

Next we made a card using more stamps from the shepherds purse set.


we stamped and coloured the lower layer in the form of  a wreath. The top layer was stamped on to vellum and we added clear embossing powder and heat set it. Then we cut out the shepherds purse and added it to the bottom layer with the twine. Then stamped and added the sentiment.

The final one was a quickie.


I enjoyed all of the cards!!! I enjoyed the whole day!!! Thanks ladies!!!! Thanks Jo for a fabulous day as always!

hugs rachel xx






25 comments:

  1. All beautiful cards and all so diverse to look at. Glad you had a great day out. Hugs to you all. Mrs A.

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  2. Stunning cards Rachel I can see that you've had a wonderful day. I especially love the top one with the butterflies.

    Hugs Sue xx

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  3. Stunning cards Rachel and so different ..sounds like you had a cracking day!! huggles Sue xxx

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  4. Stunning Rachel, glad you had a lovely day. Hazel x

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  5. Each one is fabulous and beautiful executed! Glad you had such a wonderful day!

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  6. Beautiful cards Rachel, they are all gorgeous.
    I'm glad you had a wonderful day.
    Pauline
    x

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  7. These are all beautiful Rachel, love the colours you've used. Sounds like a great day. Carol x

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  8. What fabulous cards Rachel. I love the new inks as well. Sounds as if you had a great day out. Hugs Rita xxx

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  9. Sounds like a great day Rachel and super makes from it as well, love the blue and yellow blending at the top.

    Apols no show all week.

    B x

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  10. Sounds like heaven Rachel and what beautiful cards you made! Susan x

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  11. Oh wow Rachel, what fabulous card! Love how different the same stamp came out on each of the projects! Brilliant, looks like one fabulous day out! Oh and the combination of the new Distress colours you chose is brilliant!

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  12. What lovely cards, sounds like a fun day x

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  13. Such a stunning selection Rachel. the designs and colours are gorgeous.
    I am pleased you had a good time.
    Big hugs, Sue xx

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  14. Wow Rachel, you certainly made some beautiful cards, that first one is stunning and I love the versatility of that shepherd's purse stamp. Glad you had such a great day too. Hugs, Anne xx

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  15. Fab cards Rachel, I won a prize from Sue Wilson

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  16. Gorgeous creations Rachel.x

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  17. Hello Rachel, what beautiful cards, it's such a lovely stamp and your designs and colours are gorgeous. I can't get my hands on Cracked Pistachio anywhere, must be super popular, hugs Kate x

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  18. Great cards Rachel! Wish there was Clarity workshops near me. Sorry for being absent for a while, hopefully be around more now xxxx

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  19. Gorgeous makes Rachel, sounds like a fun day was had by all!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  20. Hi Rachel, was so good to see you on Saturday....your cards are all beautiful and love your colour choices...enjoy the rest of the weekend....hugs xxx

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  21. These are gorgeous Rachel. Love them all. Sounds like you had a fab day.
    Mags
    x

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  22. Such lovely creations, Rachel - I adore the first one with the graduated colour panel and that delicate wildflower image, and I love it again over the book text with the sunshine background colours. Gorgeous garland too!
    Alison xx

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  23. Beautiful cards and love the shepherds purse image
    carol x

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