My shining star

My shining star

Tuesday 24 December 2019

More Chocolate Baroque samples

Hi there! Its Christmas Eve - all is very excited here in the Fisher household - all waiting to see if we're on the good list in the morning.....
Meanwhile here's what I am showing over at the Chocolate Baroque site today....

More details over there! Wishing you a truely magical Christmas! Hugs rachel x

Saturday 21 December 2019

More stars!

Hello there! I have another post for Countryview Challenges today - the theme this month is stars - and I have made a card using some stamps from Lavinia ... did you know Countryview Challenges is now stocking many Lavinia stamps?

To create this I first made a brushos background using turquoise and purple ontop of  some stars I added to the card using brusho resist crayon through a stencil. It worked quite well but I did go back in with my poscapen to tighten up some of the stars.

Once the background was dry I overstamped the tree and the unicorn then added the words.

I hope you like what I did.

Have a really Merry Christmas!


Rachel xx

Sunday 8 December 2019

Humour at Christmas card club!

Hello there! Well its the final Christmas card Club of the year -and the theme is Humour - I have a whole host of cards for your chuckles .... all using HobbyArt stamps.

Firstly my camel cards .......

Then my turkey's ....I love these guys!

And finally some sprouts from my mum!

Great fun stamps from HobbyArt!

Have a great day!


Rachel xx

Saturday 7 December 2019

Butterfly mind

Hi there! I have some of my November samples over at Chocolate Baroque today - check these out!!!

You can find more details over there!
Rachel x

Sunday 1 December 2019

Stars at countryview challenges

Hello there! Wow! December! That means its time for a new challenge at Countryview Challenges. The theme this time is 'Stars'...I have used some paints and a star stencil and a stamp from Tracy Easson to make a card....

I started by brayering a blue background using three different paint colours. Then I added the stars and moon using a stencil. Finally I stamped the image and then painted her in ....

Here's a different angle so you get more of an idea of metallic paints...

I really hope you can join us! There's a £20 voucher up for grabs!


Rachel xxx

Friday 29 November 2019

Chocolate Baroque October shows part 2

Hello there. Its time to show you the rest of my October show samples from Chocolate Baroque's shows.

More details of what I did to create these are on the chocolate baroque blog today.

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Sunday 24 November 2019

CCC: Winter scene with lots of glitter

Hello there! Well its been a long old week - and yet time has run away with me and I almost missed Christmas card club...only one card made and its not the best - but still ... that'll teach me to take too much on!

It is a bit more glittery than it looks here - I do hope it will do Kate? 

Here's my mum's make...

Mum used a kanban stamp.

Have a great Sunday - we are off to a Dickensian Christmas market - looking forward to it!


Rachel xx

Thursday 21 November 2019

stamping fun at Countryview Challenges

Hello there! I am shoing these cards over at Countryview Challenges today - the theme this month is 'hand stamped' so I took the opportunity to use some of my new stamps and play!

This first one used a stamp set from Aalland create - I used distress oxides to make the background and added stencilling and stamping - fab new stamps - love them.

This one uses Lavinia stamps - some older and some much more recent... the background was created again using distress oxides.

and finally more distress oxides with lavinia stamps...

I hope you have a great day!


Rachel xx

Sunday 17 November 2019

Vintage flowers shows - IndigoBlu

Hello there! Just wanted to add some makes from the vintage flowers shows for Indigoblu on hochanda last week. I love these stamps!!! There's a part 2 coming up this week with more vintage flower stamps being released on Hochanda.

Here's the last show's samples:

Loved working with these stamps - sadly haven't been able to join in with the new shows samples - just too busy!  Hope you can check out the shows anyway!

Rachel x

Tuesday 12 November 2019

Chocolate Baroque October shows 1

Hello there - I am on the Chocolate Baroque blog today with some of the samples I made for the October shows. There were lots of lovely new stamps to play with - here are the ones I am showing today!

More details on the chocolate Baroque blog!
Big hugs!
Rachel xx

Sunday 10 November 2019

anything goes at Christmas card club

Good morning! How are you? I do hope you are well and happy. Things here are awfully busy but I am plodding on. I nearly missed the christmas card club this fortnight but luckily my mum is on the ball and she reminded me - so here I am. The theme this fortnight was 'anything goes' ... I used some new stamps from Paperartsy to make two tag cards...

I already had the tags made so just added the cow images and stamped over the card to make the background. All I needed to do then was a quick batch of paper piecing and my cards were made.

Mum's cards are two she made whilst at the cumbria crafters retreat with Jo Rice - I can't even recall if I have posted my makes as yet.

stamps are by lavinia...

Hope you have a great Sunday - we are off venturing at some point!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Friday 1 November 2019

Handstamped image at Countryview challenges

Hello there and Happy November! I do hope you are well and happy! Time to share a new challenge with you since its the first today. The theme at Countryview challenges is handstamped image. I really enjoyed this one - stamping is my favourite thing! Here is what I made:

Two cards made by stamping one background image.

I started by using inks and a mask and a landscape stencil to create a background...

then I used a paperartsy stencil to add some of  the flora.

Then the stamping - my favourite part. Paperartsy stamps here - all by Kay Carley.

Colouring - mostly using water colour pencils.

Then I cut the picture in two to create two cards - this first one I just added a sentiment.

To the second I added more stamping in black with Lavinia stamps.... and a sentiment.

I hope you can join us!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Thursday 31 October 2019

Hearts and flowers at Chocolate baroque

Hello there! More samples from the chocolate Baoque September shows to share with you today - using the artist-trading-heart stamp, geometric-trading-hearts rubber stamp, celebration-bouquet and happy-flowers-day stamp sets.

You can find more info as to how I made them on the Design team blog.

Rachel x