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Saturday 28 January 2017

Clarity Cumbria day

Hello lovelies - how are you? Sorry its been a while - I have been trying to get my craft room organised having bought yet more units for storage ...and trying to keep on top of my exercise regime too! Its all taking time but the craft room is getting there - I am hoping I might find my desk tomorrow! Lol!!!!

Today I did my crafting at Lindale - at Jo Rice's Clarity Cumbria. We all had a wonderful time using Barbara's paper pad - Northern lights - the samples Jo had prepared were all fashion oriented but I went a little off piste as it was the only chance I was going to get to enter the Clarity challenge this month - so I used the cards of Jo's as inspiration and did my own thing!

Here's all four makes - they are so colourful - for someone who doesn't really use papers I really enjoyed myself - the papers are stunning - but you can see that for yourself!

I paperpieced the toucans on this one ....

and the rooster on this one .... and used the windy day stencil.

This one the dolphin is also paperpieced...

In this one the tree and houses and bushed are paperpieced. As soon as I saw this paper it screamed snowy landscape to me....

I am entering these into the clarity challenge which is now on facebook!

Thanks to Jo Rice for a lovely day!

Big hugs

Rachel xx


  1. A gorgeous collection of cards Rachel, I really love the look of those wonderful paper pads that have just been launched too. I love the Christmas card at the bottom using un-traditional colours. Have a great weekend.

    Hugs Sue xx

  2. Wow all absolutely stunning Rachel, such vivid colours are fabulous images, brilliantly designed too, Kate x

  3. You really used those papers beautifully Rachel, the cards are so lovely, especially those beautiful toucans! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Beautiful cards Rachel, they are all gorgeous but I especially like the last one - a wonderful winter scene.

  5. All of your makes are stunning Rachel x beautiful colours and details x arranging the craft room is not easy but feels great.......although then I take ages to find items!!!!

    Happy Sunday and best wishes in the challenge

    Annie x

  6. What a productive day of crafting! such fun to step out of your comfort zone and try something new! the paper piecing resulted in some beautiful cards! Love them all, but the rooster has to be my favorite! Sending hugs! Good luck with the craft room; I'm trying to get mine a little more organized as well, but so many other things are taking priority right now.

  7. The papers look fantastic Rachel and I love what you've done with them. A fabulous selection of cards. The rooster is my favourite. I love how you've put the washing line behind him. A very clever idea. Barbxx

  8. WOW these are fabulous Rachel, love them all especially the snowy scenic card.
    Linda xxx

  9. Gorgeous creations

  10. They're all stunning Rachel. I am doing my best to steer clear of those papers as like you I prefer to make my own but they are so very beautiful xx

  11. Fabulous cards -beautiful stamps and love the paper pieced toucans
    Carol x


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