My shining star

My shining star

Sunday 29 March 2020

Christmas Card Club: Christmas candles

Hello all! I do hope you are well and managing to stay focused in these strange times - things have really changed fast haven't they? I am now teaching from home via zoom - and also trying to keep my girls focused and happy. I am glad they are good girls!

This fortnight our Christmas Card Club has the theme Christmas candles - I used a TH die and a stamp from the front of craft stamper to make my 4 cards:

I started by making the gelli prints that make the backgrounds, then did the stamping and colouring and finally added the diecuts.

Quite pleased with them!

My mum used memorybox dies to make her two cards:

They are very pretty!

Hope you manage to stay safe!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Friday 20 March 2020

Doodle birds and Butterflies

Hello there - I am over at the Chocolate baroque blog today where I am showing the following makes from the February shows:

You can get details of the techniques I used over there!
Rachel x

Sunday 15 March 2020

Cat's Eyes

Hello there! I have my second piece of inspiration for the Countryview Challenges blog today. The theme this month is 'The Eyes have it'. I decided to use the curious-cats stamp from visible image.

I started with a pale distress oxide background that I made using antique linen, spun sugar and tattered rose. Next I added the stamping and finally coloured the eyes using luscious powder from Indigoblu. You can link up to the challenge here.

I hope you can join our challenge!


Rachel xx

Saturday 14 March 2020

wreath card at CCC

Hello there! I am afraid I am a day early today with my entry to this fortnights Christmas card club - I already have a post for tomorrow so thought I would just make this one a little early!

The theme this time is Christmas wreath - I had fun making  my four cards.

I used stamps from Lavinia and Hobby Art to make my cards. I know they're not ultra festive - but I do like hares!!!!

My mum also made two cards....

This one used a spellbinders stamp....

...and this one an indigoblu stencil and an inkylicious stamp. I like this one very much!

Hope you have a great weekend. Stay safe!


Rachel x

Tuesday 10 March 2020

Jo's february class

Hello there! I seem to have a rare 10 minutes to myself so I thought I would nip onto the computer and blog my makes from my february class with Jo was a Lavinia class which are usually my favourites...we made 4 cards and here's mine...

I just adore hares and I love Lavinia - so as you can imagine I loved this class...Jo is always so very lovely!
Big hugs

Thursday 5 March 2020

awesome day

Hello there! I am over on the chocolate Baroque blog today with some of my samples from the February shows:

You can get full details over there!
Have a great day!
Hugs rachel xx

Sunday 1 March 2020

Postbox at CCC

Hello there! Well I'm just back from doing a craft declutter at Carnforth and I just realised that I had forgotten to do my post for Christmas card club. The theme this fortnight is 'postbox' and I made only two cards this time around - its been a busy few weeks!

I used a chocolate baroque stamp for my main image. The square card I did on a gelli print, the rectangular card just on a reguar piece of card. All subsequent colouring was done using inktense pencils.

My mum was busy - she made two cards too. This first one used hobbyart stamps...

..and this one she made using a hunkydory pad/image. 

Thanks for another great theme idea! I just wish I had time to do another one!  Have to save my energy for the next challenge which I am sure will roll around quite soon!

Have a great evening!

Hugs rachel xxx

The Eyes have it at Countryview Challenges

Hello there! Well its the first of March - amazing really - how does time pass so quickly! That means its time for a new challenge at Countryview Crafts - the theme this month is ...The Eyes have it. I love the theme - it gave me the chance to play with a visible image stamp set and stencil.

Not my usual kind of make - but I did have fun doing it! I used the face-it stamp set and stencil-set---face-shape. I started making a distress oxide background with tattered rose, antique linen and spun sugar. Then I used the mask outer and tattered rose to create the face shape. I used the face inner to then cover the face whilst I used another stencil to create the outside. Next I stamped the eyes, nose and mouth. I then added some purple luscious powder to the eyes and painted the eyes using indigoblu paints. Finally I added the added the veil - the idea was to draw more attention to the eyes.

I hope you can join our challenge this month! You can get more inspiration and link up here.

Big hugs

Rachel xx