My shining star

My shining star

Sunday, 21 June 2020

Its all about the words at CCC

Hello there!

Well its a full fortnight since I posted anything - that should give you an insight into my level of busy just! I thought being furloughed would make life simpler....but it seems not!!! won't be forever!

Its Christmas card club again and the theme this time is sentiment as focus - no images - well I have sort of fulfilled the brief using some Chocolate Baroque stamps to make a total of 4 cards.

My first two were using the set gold, frankincense and myrrh. I also used the distress oxides speckled egg and broken china to make the background and some speckled egg embossing glaze too. Its a bit of an unusual christmas card but i quite like it!

My second two cards used the holly stampset from chocolate baroque again. I built up the background using gel press prints and the main holly image before then using the leaves to create the garland.

My mum has really rocked the theme - this card used a stamp from Chloe and then dies from Crealies for the flower and sue wilson for the foliage.

The other two used Sheena Douglass stamps on oxide backgrounds.

I hope you have a great Sunday - I have yet another Tracy Evans class this morning - I really loved the gel press one last time and hope this one is just as good!
Big hugs

Rachel xx


  1. Beautiful cards Rachel. Mum has really excelled herself with such gorgeous cards. Enjoy your course with Tracy. Xxx

  2. Beautiful selection Rachel love the oxide backgrounds on your Mums cards-enjoy the class
    Carol x

  3. I love both your's and your Mum's cards. I hope you're enjoying your Tracy Evans Course. What would we do without the internet at the moment, I do miss going to retreats and classes and can't wait for them to start again once it's safe to do so.

    Hugs Sue xx

  4. Hi Rachel and Gwen...what gorgeous you both have made...looks like you are making excellent use of lockdown time with your classes...take care xxx

  5. Beautiful cards Ladies, Your first cards are very artsy Rachel with super designs and colours, your second two are more traditional, just lovely.
    Gwen, your card are gorgeous, beautifully designed and coloured, Kate x

  6. Fabulous cards all round Rachel! Beautiful sentiments and verses and all have lovely designs.

  7. Hi Ladies, wow, some gorgeous cards between you! Loving all the backgrounds created, they show off the sentiments beautifully. Stay safe, Hugs, Shaz X

  8. Fabulous cards Rachel, I especially like the crowns and your Mum has used some super sentiments.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  9. These are wonderful Rachel, love the crowns. Gwen's are beautiful too.
    Linda xxx

  10. Hi Rachel
    Stunning cards yours Gwen .....Stunning
    Hugs Sylvie xx


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