My shining star

My shining star

Monday, 18 April 2016

coffee pot today

Hello Lovelies! Much excitement here at Fisher Towers - well for me anyway - I managed my triathlon and didn't quite come last - although very nearly - 205/207!!!! I did go wrong on the run and actually would have done slightly better if I hadn't! But nevermind - I still am very chuffed with the whole thing and look forward to getting a little better in the next one in September!!!

Some pictures from the event...

This is the transition area where you rack your bikes - as you can see it was a heavy frost!

This is me getting my numbers

Looking very scared whilst we had our briefing!

A bit more relaxed!

At around mile 11 - smiling!

Exhausted - on the uphill section of the run! Not a good look!

We had a lovely Saturday too - we went to my friend Alisons wedding - and as she was a brownie leader we made a brownie arch for her coming out of church.

It was very lovely - Alison looked stunning!

Today I want to share with you what we're doing at coffee pot today - we're going to make some gelli backgrounds and then use some visible image stamps to turn them into cards - this is what we're going to be heading towards although all makes will be very different.

I will try and get some pictures so you can see how the ladies got on!!

Have a good day whatever you're doing!

Big hugs

Rachel xx


  1. BIG CONGRATS Rachel on managing to do it!! I am full of admiration! Your friend's wedding looks like a wonderful event and your card sample is just stunning!!! I am in love with the colours on your background, wonderful combination with the stark imagery from V.I. I look forward to seeing what the ladies will make of it. You certainly have just inspired me to get my gelli plate out....

  2. Huuuuuuuuge congratulations Rachel, as I said before the placement is unimportant, the taking part and actually finishing is what is. And you did both, you deserve all the credit for your tenacity.

    Your card today is just stunning I'm in need of a few more VI stamps but they sell out so quickly.

    B x

  3. Well done Rachel!!!!! There's no way I could do a triathlon. I'm a cyclist, a long distance walker and do a little running - but the swimming would have me I'm afraid. I am so scared to be out of my depth.

    Your card is going to be super. Looking forward to seeing the end results. Christine xx

  4. Well done Rachel, love the card you are doing today, looks great

  5. Wow Massive Congratulations Rachel on your triathlon, I admire you just completing the course whatever position you came in at. Your gelli plate background looks wonderful on your lovely card, I bet the other ladies are really going to enjoy making them. Your friend looks delighted to be stepping through the brownie arch, she looks beautiful. Mo x

  6. Oh gelli plate - I love it.

    WELL DONE YOU on completing the triathlon. I knew you could do it. I have great admiration for your determination.

    Lovely photos of your friends wedding. Enjoy the day. Hugs, Barbxx

  7. This is beautiful Rachel, the Coffee Pot ladies will have fun making this.
    Huge congratulations on completing the triathlon a wonderful achievement.

  8. A beautiful striking card with fabulous colours...great design. a big smile on my face as you look totally pooped in the last photo but well done.xx

  9. Where to start today, gorgeous cards with the gelli plate I'm looking forward to see the makes from the coffee pot. How lovely the weather turned out for the wedding on Saturday, what a beautiful bride. CONGRATULATIONS on the triathlon, I was always told it's not the winning it's the taking part. And you did complete it too, well done.

    Hugs Sue xx

  10. You did good all round Rachel !! Whoohoo sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

  11. Hello Mrs. Amazing!! great photos of the Triathlon, and so good you finally took part in it.
    Lovely photos of the Brownies and the bride and groom too.
    Your card is lovely, great colouring and image, Kate x

  12. Yippee and big round of applause for finishing your tri! Good for you, and I think you look fabulous after doing all that grueling work!

    Great background on your pretty card! Hugs!

  13. I just knew you could do it and I bet Penny and Lucy are so proud of their mummy! Thanks for sharing the photographs! A beautiful card and love the sentiment.
    Linda xxx

  14. Hi Rachel
    Well done you.... Great pictures... Lovely wedding pickies to... You certainly are kept busy...
    Fab card to...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  15. Huge congratulations at finishing your Tri ... it's not the finishing that counts, it's the taking part and that you did in spades! Love the photos of the wedding with the Brownies too - when we got married our Rangers made us an arch out of Maori sticks as we'd been spending so much time learning the Maori stick game!!!!!!!!
    Love your card - the colours are gorgeous and I love the sentiment. Have fun at Coffee Pot!
    Hugs, Helen x

  16. I am so thrilled for you Rachel and even better seeing the photographs, you did brilliantly!! Huge congratulations! Oh, yes, your card is beautiful too! Hugs, Anne xx

  17. well done Rachel on the triathalon and love the wedding pics-love the background and images and sentiment on the card
    Carol x

  18. Well done again Rachel, great photos. Love your card and hope you all had fun at the Coffee Pot. Carol x

  19. Well done againRahel & thnks for sharing your photos! Looks like the wedding was lovely! Great card! I love the stamp, as well as your beautiful background!
    Big Hugs
    Dawn x

  20. Biggest congratulations on a job well done! Wow, I'm truly inspired and proud of you! I keep telling myself I have to get fit! What a day, and I know you slept well! LOL! Beautiful project, love love the sentiment and stamps. :)

  21. Well done Rachel. I would not have made it around one of them. You finished and you weren't last and that is something to be very very proud of hun. Your card is beautiful, and the Brownie arch magnificent! Hope you have a good week Karen xx

  22. Wow... well done on completing the triathlon, that's fabulous! Love your card, great stamps and background :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  23. WELL DONE Rachel, you go girl..great photos and I'm glad you enjoyed the wedding. Beautiful card too. xxx

  24. Congratulations on finishing the Triathlon. It is the taking part not winning and you did it. You are one courageous Lady. You should be very proud of yourself. Marlene

  25. Huge congrats on a fabulous achievement Rachel. Well done you!! hugs Ruth xxx


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