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Saturday, 17 October 2015

CCC Cas Wreath - a day early

Hello Lovelies - how are you this morning? I hope you are well! We are all good. I was hoping to share some pictures with you from my swim on Wednesday - but they haven't arrived yet - so maybe soon. It was absolutely beautiful - we went to a quarry that has been flooded and is for divers really but its okay to swim there too. I was a bit concerned it was going to be cold - but it wasn't bad at all - infact I loved it!!! And there were fish - pretty fish with stripes and everything - I couldn't believe it - and it only takes 10 mins to get there (and another 15 to get my wetsuit on)... Can't be bad!!!

So today I'm off to Clarity Cumbria - spending the day with all the ladies there - and the one gentleman - and of course the lovely Jo Rice! So i thought I would share my Christmas card club post with you today and my makes from Clarity tomorrow!!!

So here we go - the theme is CAS wreath:


As usual I made three cards to fit the theme - the ones on the right and left I made at Coffee pot last Monday - I didn't fancy what was supplied so I did my own thing with available stamps (from Hobbyart) and these are the results.


This is the first one I made at Coffee Pot - I used hobby art stamps and painted with DI.


This one I made at home - I started by using a clarity stencil then over stamped with Card -IO stamps.


This final one was made at coffee pot again - using hobby art stamps. I painted with DI again - finally I also used some Card IO stamps when i got home.

I hope you have a great day!

Hugs

Rachel xx

27 comments:

  1. These are beautiful Rachel....Well done on your swim and have a fab weekend. Sue x

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  2. Three beauties Rachel, I am always partial to a floral wreath and I just can't choose a fav here.

    I'm not convinced that water "wasn't bad at all" !

    B x

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  3. Gorgeous cards Rachel, glad you enjoyed your swim...you are braver than me! Hope you have a lovely weekend. xxx

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  4. Three fabulous cards Rachel. I'm not swimmer anyway, but this cold weather would really stop me ... lol! Good for you. Rnjoy your day. Hugs Christine xx

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  5. You have now left me with this funny image of you struggling with your wetsuit Rachel ,,,,,,,,super , super christmas cards sweetie, really adore the friends one !!

    Have a fab weekend, I'm off for a crafty play day with my friend !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  6. Stunning cards Rachel, love them all

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  7. Fabulous cards and loving the design. I hope you have a wonderful day.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  8. Stunning cards Rachel, I love the stamps you've used and your colours.
    Your swim sounds brilliant, especially with the fishes. Have a super weekend, Kate x

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  9. Gorgeous cards as always Rachel. Sounds like you had a great time on your swim. Hugs Rita xxx

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  10. A really gorgeous selection of cards Rachel, beautiful designs and I love the traditional festive colours.
    It sounds like you had a really wonderful time swimming with the fishes!
    hugs Sue xx

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  11. They're gorgeous Rachel. Sadly I've had to take a break from CCC. I'm struggling physically with the pain and only able to create small and quick projects right now. I hope I'll be rested and with a lot less pain soon and allowed back when I can create the cards.
    I hope you have an awesome day at Clarityt - wish we had one of those clubs around here! I love your cards, in fact I love those little stamps and I've got two/three sets and they are fab and fun too Karen xx

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  12. Rachel, three wonderful cards. Glad you enjoyed your swim. X

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  13. Three beautiful cards Rachel. Love all the wreaths. Sounds like you had a great time swimming too.
    Mags
    x

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  14. There is a lovely elegance to this trio of cards - so pretty.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  15. Love each of the cards but I especially like the pretty poinsettia!

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  16. Three perfect cards Rachel,my fav is the last one!....going to look at my stamps again....must get back to colouring you have inspired me x

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  17. Three really lovely CAS wreath cards Rachel, I love them all. How you manage to make multiple cards for the challenges I do not know, has your clock got extra hours on it at home? :) I wish mine did, there never seems to be enough hours in the day.
    I've read ahead to your next post and sounds like you had a fabulous swim and great day at Clarity where yet again you have produced some more lovely cards. Super creative. Enjoy your Sunday.
    Lorraine

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  18. Three gorgeous cards Rachel, such beautiful wreaths and perfect CAS design.
    Pauline
    x

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  19. All 3 wreaths are beautiful. I love them. The colours are lovely. Hope you had an enjoyable day at Clarity. Hugs Mrs A.

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  20. A trio of beautiful wreaths Rachel, fabulous stamping. I hope you enjoyed your day. Carol x

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  21. You are very brave to swim in a cold water quarry! Brrr! I'm glad you enjoyed it though, what great exercise it was! Loved each of these 3 beautiful cards, and I nearly used a similar poinsettia stamp when I couldn't find my bramble wreath. (However I had forgotten the date, and didn't want to spend time coloring!) Poinsettias always look wonderful, on anything. Especially your wreath. Also loved the subtle hues & designs on #2, with the foliage creeping out around the edges of the wreath. Pine branches & pine cones are always gorgeous in any wreath, and were a big WOW on your #3 card. Hats off to you for the 3-fer! How DO you have the time?! TFS & Hugs.

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  22. All three card are beautiful love the different wreath images -and braver than me swimming in a quarry or anywhere outside this time of year tbh
    Carol x[

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  23. wow fabulous collection of CAS wreath cards. they are all stunning Zx

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