My shining star

My shining star

Monday 12 September 2016

coffee pot and colour run

Hello Lovelies ... how are you? I hope you are well. I have found a short window of time before we head off for swimming. I thought I would write this blog post now so I can save a bit of time for later!!! I have distress crayon playtime on my mind!!!!

Today was the first time coffeepot met this academic year and my mum came along so that was good. Diana was in charge and these are the cards I made using woodware stamps...

I love this teasels one - the yellow is wild honey and the brown is brushed corduroy onto kraft. I stamped the tesels in sepia.

Now this next one I think is called summer meadow but I could be wrong. The background is done with ripe persimmon distress plus wild honey. I have stamped the image in sepia archival and coloured the flowers in a combination of distress and watercolour pencils.

This one is not yet complete - its the teasels again with fired brick and ripe persimmon distress. I used flick and mop to get the splodges. I will hopefully complete this later.

Yesterday me and my girls did the colour run in Morecambe in aid of St Johns Hospice. The hospice at home team looked after my dad a lot in the last few weeks of his life. We raised over £500 for them - thanks to those of you that sponsored us ... here's some pics....

This was us before the race ...

during the run ...

and after the run.

It was a perfect day weatherwise. And a perfect day smiles wise!!!

Have a great Monday evening!

Big hugs

Rachel x


  1. Gorgeous card my fave is the bottom, love the colours. Well done on the run

  2. Super cards Rachel and I love the colours. Well done to you and the girls. Barbxx

  3. I love your gorgeous cards Rachel, I have to say that the bottom one is my favourite, but it was close. Your pics are great and well done to you all especially the girls.

    Sue xx

  4. 3 gorgeous cards Rachel..such lovely autumnal colours. Well done with the are such a remarkable and lovely person. Hugs xx

  5. 3 gorgeous cards , gorgeous Autumnal colours. Big Hugs Marlene

  6. 3 gorgeous cards , gorgeous Autumnal colours. Big Hugs Marlene

  7. Absolutely gorgeous cards Rachel, fantastic colouring and beautiful images.
    Well done on the run, you all do so well, great photos, Kate x

  8. Fabulous cards and love the beautiful teasel stamp we have a big plant of those in the garden,I love the colour on the last one-and well done to you all in the race
    Carol x

  9. Love the autumnal colours and images on your cards and what an amazing fund raising amount of money you all accumulated for your run. That's just brilliant, well done xxx

  10. Well done to you and the girls Rachel !!

    Love your teasel cards. And also have the distress crayons waiting for a play time.

    B x

  11. Beautiful cards Rachel, lovely Autumn Colours.
    Well done, you and the girls raised a fantastic amount for the hospice.

  12. Beautiful cards rachel. Well done on the run. Sue x

  13. Your cards are beautiful, Rachel! And so are you and your girls! Love seeing these photos!

    Please forgive me for not getting around to see what you're up to. My time on the computer is so limited it is nearly zero right now and still trying to get a post or two in here and there! I went into my Closet for the first time in awhile today. Feels strange. Big hugs to you and bless you for raising the money for Hospice!

  14. Beautiful creations have you made. lovely pictures too.

  15. Fabby card Rachel....
    Congrats to you Penny and Lucy... On raising all that money... Well done !!
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  16. Fab pictures of you and the girls Rachel, and for a great cause too. Love your cards, I have that Woodware teasels stamp, as yet un-inked, and really must rectify the situation, as it is a truly gorgeous stamp. Seeing your cards has reminded me why I bought it in the first place, just gorgeous, love the bottom colours particularly. Judith xx

  17. These cards are MAGNIFICENT!!! And aren't y'all just the cutest things EVER!!!


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