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Sunday, 13 May 2018

CCC: words

Hello there! How are you? I hope you are good? We are good - still busy but good! We enjoyed a day at at the Happy Stampers at Port Sunlight yesterday. It was lovely to catch up with so many peeps.... Lesley, David and Judith from Chocolate Baroque, Keren Baker, Jo Rice, Linda Simpson, Lou Withers, Kay Halliwell Sutton, Freda, Lisa and Angie from Cumbria Crafters ....and so many more lovely folk. I spent too much as usual but due to the lack of paperartsy being their I did come home with pennies this year! A first!!!

Last night I went to see Three Sisters by Chekov performed by a local drama group - an excellent performance of a complex play! Very good!

And so to today - its Carol's choice at CCC and she has chosen 'words as focus' ... Time beat me on this one - I had hoped to do 4 cards but only managed to complete two! I decided to be 'on trend' and use the large letters dies!


The stamped backgrounds are both from Chocolate Baroque....one is a big bold background stamp whilst the other is from the year of stamping range!


This is the year of stamping stamp - I suspect its for December - I cut the letters then coloured using aquapens. I have added sparkle to the letters but this is not showing up so well on the photo.


This is the big bold background stamp again cut then coloured with aquapens.

I hope you have a great Sunday - I am knitting this morning and then set painting this afternoon! I am working all day tomorrow! 

Big hugs!

Rachel xx

19 comments:

  1. These are fabulous Rachel...love your background designs and the eclipse letters they are stunning....I have been doing a few of these myself but not so successfully as you I have a bit of a wonk on....enjoy the rest of the weekend xxxxx

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  2. Lovely traditional makes Rachel. Pleased to hear you had a good day at Port Sunny.

    B x

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  3. Such gorgeous cards Rachel. Love them all. Hugs Rita xxx

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  4. It was lovely to see you yesterday too! I came home with a few pennies too! Gorgeous cards love the designs.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  5. Lovely cards Rachel. I love those big bold letters.
    Glad you had a good day out. Hugs Christine xx

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  6. Wowee , these are just fabulous. Really can't decide which colour way I like the most. Enjoy your afternoon. I'm busy making an explosion box for a 70th birthday. Hugs Mrs A.

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  7. These are really effective Rachel. Love the use of paper to make your sentiment 'pop'. Sounds like you had a fabulous Saturday. Hope Sunday is just as good. Zoe x

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  8. Fabulous cards Rachel love the large die-cut letters
    carol x

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  9. Beautiful cards Rachel and lovely stamps. I love the way you've cut the sentiment out and replaced it, such a clever idea.
    Gosh you've been meeting the elite of the crafting world, lucky you, as for me I don't even know where Port Sunlight is, my geography is pants, have a lovely Sunday, Kate x

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  10. Great job here Rachel. Would have loved the HLS at Port Sunlight but sadly cannot get in! Busy saving my pennies for Doncaster in the Autumn instead.

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  11. Hi Rachel
    Sounds as if you had a fabulous time....
    stunning card...
    hugs Sylvie xx

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  12. Love the look of these cool cards. The elipse technique is wonderful. i have been noticing these popping up in blogland and love the look. Yours are all wonderful!

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  13. These are just stunning. I love how you've done the technique with the die (Can't remember what that is called, but it's SO effective on both of your beautiful cards). I like the multi-levels of your pretty backgrounds too. So glad you had a great time at a good show, and got to meet up with some good friends. That's the way to truly enjoy a craft show. TFS & Have a good week. Happy Mom's Day

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  14. Beautiful cards Rachel, lovely traditional Christmas colours and great design.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  15. Two stunning cards Rachel, I love this technique and currently have dies on a back order that I'm waiting for just so I can do this type of card. Glad you had a great day at Port Sunlight Saturday.

    Hugs Sue xx

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  16. Sound as if you had a fab day sweetie, so many lovely crafters !! Love your two super cards !!

    hugs Diane xx

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  17. These are gorgeous, I love the bold letter design which works beautifully with your background.
    Lorraine

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  18. These are gorgeous, gorgeous colors and designs. Marlene

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