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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