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Thursday 1 November 2018

Remember remember the 5th of November

Hello there! Second post of the day and its only 7am! Its time for a new challenge over at stamps and stencils. This time Toni has come up with the theme and here's what she had to say ....

I've got a 'bonfire night' challenge for you this month. As a child, I used to love bonfire night. My dad would come home from work with a box of fireworks and packets of sparklers for us and we couldn't wait to get outside and enjoy the show! I'd love to see your art works based on fire and fireworks. Think bursts of colour. Let rip with the colour sprays, glitter, and paints. Let's have a bit of fun and brighten up these dark days with COLOUR ! Just remember it must be mixed media and include stamps or stencils or even both.

I decided to make a card using stamps from visible image - I stamped with flitterglu and then added flake to the stamped images....

Next I added some pixie powders and spritzed with water ....

Finally I went in with two types of frantage....

I then added to a card blank and added a stamped sentiment again from visible image. Check out more inspiration from my teamies and enter the challenge here.

I do hope you can join us - please remember to use stamps or stencils and mixed media is the order of the day!

Big hugs

Rachel xxx


  1. Fabulous card Rachel, love it

  2. Great creation Rachel....I too loved bonfire night and looked forward to the toffee that my Mum always made....and sparklers they were magic as a child....xxxx

  3. A gorgeous card Rachel. Like you my Dad would arrive home on bonfire night with a big box of fireworks and we would get together with our cousins and enjoy the show. That is until one year when a spark hit the fireworks and the whole lot went up at once and nearly took my Dad and Uncle with them, I learn't from a very early age just how dangerous they can be.

    Hugs Sue xx

  4. Just beautiful.....sparklers, fireworks, jacket potatoes, hot dogs & bonfire toffee....thanks for the memory! x

  5. You certainly nailed the theme here Rachel, it said fireworks to me before I even read your post.

    B x

  6. This is fabulous Rachel, a super night sky brightened up by your fireworks.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  7. Such a great way to use that stamp Rachel, it really does look like fireworks with the added Frantage. Love this! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. That is gorgeous, love the design which do actually look like fireworks!
    Linda xxx

  9. WOW what a fabulous card Rachel, love design. This one would be good for Alistair's birthday as it's on Nov 5th, Kate x

  10. Your card looks amazing Rachel and the stamps are beautifully embossed xx

    Apologies for my lack of commenting but Blogger issues have prevented me from publishing comments for some time xx Hopefully I am back on track as its been so frustrating xx
    Have a lovely weekend
    Annie x

  11. Wow - those shimmering fireworks look just fabulous in the night sky - what a brilliant card.
    Alison x


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