My shining star

My shining star

Sunday, 8 January 2017

CCC: Anything goes - first challenge of the month.

Good morning all! I hope you are all okay! We are good. It was a busy day yesterday. Penny had a birthday party and a sleepover and Lucy came to the gym and swimming with me then had a friend over for a sleepover. It should be a bit quieter today. I hope!!!!

Its our very first Christmas card Club this week and the theme this time is anything goes. Woohoo. I got to play with my new holiday sparkle pens that I got in the crafters companion sale. Here's what I did.


I stamped two images - first this one from stampendous and secondly one from kanban. Then I coloured them using the sparkle pens.


Here's a close up ....


I have a few of these mini pine cones left from my craft box december issue so expect to see a few of these on cards!


Its only two cards but not a bad start to my stash for christmas 2017!

Hope you have a great day! Hugs

Rachel x

24 comments:

  1. Wonderful cards Rachael. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  2. Two great card RAchel. I like them both. Hugs Christine xx

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  3. Two gorgeous cards Rachel, they look wonderful with the sparkle pens. Hope you are having a great weekend.

    Hugs Sue xx

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  4. Hi Rachel, I love that Snowy Postcard stamp. One I have, but don't use often enough. I also have the Train one, and I' don't think thats ever seen ink yet! Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz xx

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  5. Hi Rachel....two fabulous cards and the sparkle pens really work fantastically with your images...I only bought the clear overlay ones but that blue is so intense I may be tempted...hope you are getting your quiet day...enjoy xxxxx

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  6. Love this pair of Christmas greetings, Rachel! that rich blue is so pretty and I love those images! Keeping this pace, you are going to have a ton of cards ready by Christmas! Enjoy your day! Hugs!

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  7. Two beauties Rachel and a great start to your 2017 collection.

    B x

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  8. Love the postcard stamp Rachel & the Sparkle pens work so well with them both. Lovely cards x

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  9. These are gorgeous Rachel, I hope you have had a quieter day.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  10. A beautiful set of cards Rachel, I absolutely love the postage card stamp and try to use it each year in my cards too.
    Lorraine

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  11. Beautiful selection of cards Rachel. Like the pine cones on the third, hope that's for hand delivery! Sounds like life in your house is busy like ours with kids diaries taking charge. Happy New Year. Zx

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  12. Two wonderful cards, 'rachel. i love both images. i have the first one already but think i will add the second to my wish list I keep for DH as I can never remember when he asks "what would you like for..."
    Love the look you got from your new pens. I will have to google them and read the description as they sound fab.

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  13. Your cards are beautiful Rachel. The sparkle pens work so well on both. Have fun with your new purchase. We all enjoy a bargain. I love the the postage stamp and bough it just before Christmas but haven't used it yet. Barbxx

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  14. Gorgeous cards Rachel, lovely winter scenes.
    Pauline
    x

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  15. These are beautiful cards Rachel, lovely images and you colours are wonderful, Kate x

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  16. Bootiful! Love the shimmer of those pens. I have some too but not played with them yet. so much stash so little time. Hugs To you and the girls. Mrs A.

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  17. WOW you are organised I am at least going to make one a month as I only make them for close family-who I know will appreciate handmade!They are both beautiful but love the stamp on the first one
    Carol x

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  18. Hi Rachel
    Fabulous cards... sounds as if you have been busy again.. parties Etc...
    hope your Mum Ok First Xmas is always the worst ...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  19. Hi Rachel, well spotted, yes indeed it was at Port Sunlight.xx

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  20. Sorry to be a day late in commenting, but at least I'm finally having a moment to visit. Wow! Love how you've used this fab Stampendous image with that gorgeous royal blue in the sky. This stamp lends itself to so many looks, and I must say, I think I like this card best of any I've seen using the image. Of course I love the trees & deer too. Both images are so nice with the mat & embellies you've used on these cards. TFS & Happy New Year.

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  21. I always love that wintry little cottage when I see it, and this great card is no exception. It's just been snowing here, but showing no signs of settling, sadly. I'd have liked some snow instead of wet concrete underfoot for a change...
    Alison x

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  22. These are gorgeous Rachel, love the stamps you've used and the lovely shimmer. Carol x

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