My shining star

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Saturday, 12 September 2015

Jakes card

Hello there! How are you today? I hope you are well and happy. We're good - I had a bit of a low day yesterday - I think its the thought of tomorrows run getting to me - hopefully I'll be better today! We're off to my friend Tina's house for coffee this morning - looking forward to it. Then there's a jumble sale in the institute and we need to go off to the dancing shop to get the girls a new freestyle outfit each. Then the girls will be having a sleepover tonight at my mums - I have to be on the road very early in the morning in time for the run. Good luck mum!!!!

Today i have got a card to share with you I made for my brother in law, Jake. Its his birthday next week - I used a newly acquired stamp from visible image on one of the backgrounds I made using brushos with the clingfilm technique from Craft Stamper magazine in July or august!

I also used a new to me crackle layering stencil from Tim Holtz and the last two colours of distress inks, blueprint sketch and coffee grounds.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

I have a few more cornish pictures to share with you now these are from our day at St Michaels Mount - it was very windy - quite cold actually - so windy that we couldn't get across to the mount!

We made our own version on the beach instead.

And then went kite flying!

Simple fun on a lovely day!

Big hugs to you and thanks for visiting!

Rachel x


  1. More great photo's Rachel and a super masculine card.

    Good luck with the race, Zoe is up in your parts for a 50K today.

    B x

  2. Your card is fabulous Rachel, a really effective design.
    It sounds like you have a very busy weekend ahead of you. I hope you enjoy it and good luck on Sunday.
    Take care, hugs Sue xx

  3. Love todays card Rachel, good luck tomorrow, sure the girls will be okay here

  4. Great card and super backgrounds Rachel !!

    Good luck tomorrow sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

  5. A fab card, love the Jazzy mood of it and that new layering stencil looks great! I bet your BIL will love it.

    Sounds as if you are going to have a busy day, hope all goes well with the run tomorrow!

    Great photos of your Cornwall trip, your sand Michaels Mount looks super!

  6. I love your fantastic card Rachel, the new colours and the stencil look great together. These images from Visible Images are some of my favourites from them. Great holiday photos from you recent trip, it might have been windy but it looks quite fine.

    Good Luck for the race tomorrow, I'm sure that Shaun will be there right beside you helping you to the finish line.

    Hugs Sue xx

  7. Awesome crackle background Rachel, blueprint and ground espresso both are winning inspired me now to try this. Your new stamp is perfect for masculine cards....lucky brother in law to get this card!

  8. Smashing card Rachel, love the image and your colours.
    Great photos, thanks for sharing.
    The very best of luck tomorrow, enjoy the day !, Kate x

  9. A brilliant card Rachel, such a fabulous image.
    Good luck tomorrow.

  10. A great card Rachel and love the effect. Wonderful pics of you and the girls too!
    Good luck for the run and I know you will be fine !
    x catherine

  11. Always love when you share the wonderful photos. This place is one I've seen on the 'net & in books...and looks so intriguing to visit. Love your crackled technique with the stencil, and good work on the brusho-s and cling. I've tried the cling wrap technique, but not got it work well for me yet. Looks great here...and what a fab masculine card with some fun textures. Well done. Good luck in the run. TFS & Hugs

  12. oh such wonderful photos hun,and I just love your card its awesome love the texture hugs Cherylxxxxxx

  13. Great card Rachel. Love the image and the techniques you have used. Great photos too.

  14. Great card! I bet he loved it!
    I love the photos too! Shame you couldn't get over to the mount but hey ho....
    Well done on you run today!
    You're one plucky lady!
    Mahoosive Hugs
    Dawn xx

  15. Fabulous card Rachel, love the backgrounds you've created. Lovely photos too. Carol x

  16. Fabulous card Rachel and love the image and crackle stencil-love all the pics
    Carol x

  17. Fantastic card, Rachel! I think you are the Queen of Technique! I am in awe of how you created this wonderful masculine card! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #5 and for following me! It's a pleasure to return the compliment and I hope to see you again soon! Hugs, Darnell


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