My shining star

My shining star

Friday, 3 June 2016


Good morning lovelies! How are you? I do hope you are enjoying this weather - its been glorious here! I can cope with a few more weeks of this ..... its just blissful to see the sun shining! I went to see my dad today too - he seems in good spirits athough he's eating very little. He's smiling too - which is lovely to see. It sounds as though he'll be in until early next week. I hope by then my mum will be feeling better about things.

Well its time for a new post - todays card came from playtime last night - I have used a Katzelkraft stamp and made a sort of CAS card.

I stamped the giraffe then masked it and masked off the border on the card. Next I added mustard seed distress to the centre of the card and added a clarity stencil and through this inked ripe persimmon distress.

I then added the hand written words and the stamp from the wanderlust spring set.

Finally I coloured the giraffe in distress markers and finally added the line around the edge.

There are some wonderful characters on the stamp sheet - I suspect you'll be seeing more of them soon!

Big hugs

Have a great day!

Rachel x


  1. A really quick hello and peek at your work, internet problems most of week and grabbing a few moment while it's there.

    B x

  2. A fun card, love the giraffe and great to be reminded of a technique I haven't used for a while, must have a go at masking soon.

  3. Oh what a sweet little Giraffe stamp Rachel and you have worked your magic on the background and made him look fabulous on this card. Please can you send a little of your sunshine our way, we have not seen it all week. Mo x

  4. Lovely card from a great stamp! I love Katzelcraft too :-) I'm waiting to see your other cards with the Jungle Set! xxx

  5. This is super Rachel, such a fun image and another of your fabulous backgrounds.

  6. That background is fab Rachel & I love that giraffe! No sunshine here, it's been like the middle of Winter all week!
    hugs Jo x

  7. Tee hee - that poor giraffe! Love your bold background echoing his marking. And I'm glad to hear someone has some sunshine - definitely wintry here (have had the fire on, and hot water bottles again at night!). Happy to hear that your dad is in good spirits too.
    Alison x

  8. It's good to hear your Dad is in good spirits now Rachel. I love your card. The background looks fabulous with the giraffe and I love the sentiment you've written. Barbxx

  9. Pleased to hear that your dad is brighter Rachel and I hope your mum is well, it must be such a strain for her too.
    Brilliant card, fabulous background and a great image, love it, Kate x

  10. Fab news about your Dad Rachel !! And adore your fun card, must have a look at these fun stamps me thinks !!

    Have a super weekend sweetie...

    hugs Diane xx

  11. Great news about your Dad Rachel:))) Brill card and great background! and send us some sun pleaseeeeeee lol huggles Sue xx

  12. Beautiful girrafes and brilliant design, love the colours. Hope your weekend is going well and lovely to read your dad is doing well.xx


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