My shining star

My shining star

Monday, 16 May 2016

Clarity cumbria May

Hello lovelies! How are you today? I am good and my girlies are good too - they graded successfully for their brown belts in jujitsu yesterday ...

so proud of them - my clever little ones - its good to see them learning how to defend themselves - and a little anatomy and japanese too! Its all good!

Today I want to share my makes from Clarity cumbria on Saturday - as always Jo Rice gave us plenty of inspiration and we did a few techniques - some familiar - others less so. Here are my makes:
The class stamps were the wee farm animals and wee farm buildings.

To make this one we did water colouring with spectrum aqua markers and stamped using the class stamps plus wee foliage and wee trees sets.

This one was made using an ATC size of stampbord - we started by using shaving foam technique on the stampbord and then stamped and scraped according to what we saw...

This was a quick and simple one using a stencil and stencil brushes and adirondack inks.

Finally a cute tag - we used distress on the background and spritzed through a stencil to form a ghost pattern. great technique. I added white dots using a posca pen to highlight the pattern - love doing this!

So there we have it! A brilliant day and fabulous inspiration from Jo. 

Big hugs

Rachel x


  1. Beautiful Clarity themed cards Rachel. Great to hear the girls got their grades and they look so happy too. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. Congratulations to Lucy and Penny! I love all your makes, the cockerel one is particularly beautiful. Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Wonderful makes at the clarity workshop, so proud of my gorgeous granddaughters

  4. Again congratulations to the girls!!! Lovely farm themed cards, Rachel!!! Hugs

  5. Super cards Rachel, a fabulous stamp set.
    Congratulations to the girls, my youngest achieved his black tag in Kick Boxing on Saturday - black belt grading in October and then I will have three double black belts in the house, I feel very safe!

  6. Hi Rachel,first let me apologize for not being around lately. We had some personal things going on that kept me from blogging.

    Your girls are adorable, and great news on their accomplishments!

    Your cards are a treat! My favorites are the last and also the one with the sunrise! Beautiful makes! Hugs to you!

  7. Hi Rachel, gorgeous cards love the colours. Big Hugs Marlene

  8. Well done to Penny and Lucy! Gorgeous cards and tag! Looks like you had a wonderful time.
    Linda xxx

  9. Hi Rachel lovely makes. Well done to Penny and Lucy too..xx

  10. Lovely makes Rachel, do love the stampboard and the tag. Well done to the girls too. Carol x

  11. Hi Rachel
    Congrats to Penny and Lucy
    Your cards are all stunning...
    Hugs zsylvie xx

  12. Hi Rachel - sorry I've been a bit tardy in coming round to visit your blog :( These are beautiful makes - I think my favourite has to be the cockeral as I love the background you created.
    Well done to Penny and Lucy - they look so proud, as you must be too!
    Hugs, Helen xxx

  13. Great projects Rachel! I love the stamps & the beautiful colours! They're fantastic!
    Abig well done to your very clever girls too!
    Dawn xx

  14. My goodness Rachel you got a lot made and every one fabulous, great colours and images.
    The girls did so well and that is a brilliant photos of them, Kate x

  15. Congratulations Lucy and Penny well done both of you.Fabulous projects Rachel love the cockerel one
    Carol x

  16. Well done Lucy and Penny! You two are stars!
    Love these, and am pea green with jealousy hun, lucky you getting to craft with Jo - she creates beautiful projects Karen x


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