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Tuesday 3 January 2017

Fun with family and some samples!

Hello lovelies! How are you? Sorry I've been a bad blogger - I've been away visiting Shaun's family in Nottingham and only just returned. We had a lovely time. We all went up to Sherwood Forest on Monday and had a lovely walk.

Image may contain: 4 people, people smiling, people standing, tree, outdoor and nature This is Lucy and Penny with Shaun's mum and our niece Josie who we sometimes visit in Germany.

Image may contain: 1 person, standing, tree, outdoor and nature I managed to sneak on this one with the others plus nephew Henry and Shaun's brother Lee. They live in germany too.

Today I managed to catch up with an old school friend Lisa. She now lives in Australia but was over visiting her parents.

Image may contain: 3 people, people smiling This is us with her husband Paul who also came from where Lisa and I grew up in Nottingham but he went to a different school. It was so lovely to see them after so many years! Who knows - maybe we'll visit them in Australia!!!

The main reason for this post is to let you know about Chocolate Baroque's first appearance on Hochanda TV on 4th January at 11am and 5pm - I have made a few samples that I'm hoping will be shown - here are a few!

These stamps are all featured on the shows tomorrow. This is one of my favourites - I used brushos to create the background and coloured the rose in using distress pens.

I used two stamps here and made the heart super sparkly using glitter pens.

This one has an inky distress background and a rose script stamp.

I hope you can tune in!


Rachel xx


  1. Beautiful samples Rachel, I will make sure I watch the shows.
    Fabulous photographs, it looks like you had a wonderful time.

  2. Happy New Year sweetie and I really hope it will be for you !! Your cards look amazing and hope to catch one of the shows, well done you...

    hugs Diane xx

  3. Great pics sounds like you had a great catch up.Beautiful selection of cards and really love the first one-will definitely be watching as grandaughters back at school tomorrow
    Carol x x

  4. Glad you had a good time. Love your samples xx Jan

  5. Lovely family pictures, Rachel! And beautiful Valentine's Day card! Hugs

  6. Beautiful samples Rachel, fingers crossed they show some of yours

  7. Beautiful samples and great pictures of you and the girls with family and friends. Christmas is a great time for catching up with people.

    Hugs Sue xx

  8. Your cards are fantastic Rachel. Congratulations on being featured on Hochanda. I have been out all day so will have to look on Hochanda catch up.

    Your photos are lovely. It looks as if you had a lovely time visiting with family and I was struck by how much Josie looks like your girls. It must have been very special to meet up with your old school friend. A good way to begin the year. Hugs, Barbxx

  9. Love seeing your family photos! I bet Shaun's family loved seeing you and the girls!

    Lovely samples; I hope they were featured, because they sure are beautiful! Hugs to you!

  10. Hi there Rachel, trying to catch up after the festive season.
    Now I was just blown away with all the DT samples, your cards are wonderful, fabulous colours and designs,loved them.
    Lovely photos, Kate x


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