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Sunday, 7 June 2020

Snowflakes at Christmas Card Club

Hello there! How are you all? I do hope you are well and happy? As happy as you can be with all this lockdown still in place and the reasons behind it looming in our minds....We are doing good and I am managing home schooling although it is significantly easier with one daughter than the other!!!

The theme is snowflakes at our little Christmas card club this week and I have made 4 more cards - again using my circular gel press - it does get a lot of stick these days!

They are all basically the same although the darker ones are first print and the lighter ones second print!

To create the backgrounds I brayered weathered wood distress oxide all over my gel press then added mermaid lagoon on top through an indigoblu snowflake stencil - I then pulled two prints and repeated the process. Next I added three snowflakes using a TH stamp and then added the TH diecut snowflakes and lots of glitter too that sadly does not show in the photo. The sentiment is another TH stamp.

My mum made two different cards this time - the first uses stamp and die set from Sheena Douglass.

The second uses stamps from hobbyart and dies from sizzix.

I hope you have a great Sunday - its my birthday today and this morning I will be completing an online course with the very lovely Tracy Evans - we are making a book of gel press backgrounds... really enjoyed yesterdays class - and today will hopefully be just as good!

Big hugs

Rachel xx


  1. Beautiful cards Rachel. well Done. Your Mum's cards are beautiful too, I really enjoyed her challenge. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. Hi Rachel and Gwen....happy birthday Rachel,
    gorgous cards fromyou both...wonderful backgrounds and lovely snowflakes...take care xxx

  3. Two very different looks from the two of you!
    Your have that lovely arty card look that you do so well. I envy that skill you have!

    Your Mum's are so lovely too. I especially love the first one as I love that fancy die!

  4. Super Christmas cards Rachel, you have created lovely backgrounds for your pretty snowflakes and I love your Mum's delicate die cuts.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  5. All of these cards are fabulous Rachel, I love yours with the gorgeous gel press backgrounds and also your mums, especially the top one with the Sheena sentiment and die. I have to admit to owning both of these and never using them.

    Hugs Sue xx

  6. Hi Ladies, you've both done some fab cards. Love the TH die cuts, was thinking earlier I have those and must give them a try out. I have a similar edge snowflake stamp to Gwens too, pretty sure I've never used it yet! Happy Birthday Rachel, have a fab day and enjoy Tracys class. Hugs, Shaz X

  7. Happy Birthday Rachel....
    You both have made some fabulous Snowflake cards ...thankyou Gwen for the Challenge xxx
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  8. Happy Birthday Rachel!
    Fabulous cards, I haven't used a gel plate before, it's sounds great for my mixed media pieces, might have to give it a try.
    Gwen's cards are full of snowflakes, thanks for a great challenge.

  9. Beautiful snowflakes and love the designs of yours and Gwen's cards. Happy Birthday :)
    Linda xxx

  10. Hello Rachel and Gwen, beautiful cards from you always. Love your backgrounds Rachel, and the sparkly snowflakes.
    Two beautiful cards Gwen, lovely designs.
    Happy Birthday too Rachel, I hope you have a lovely day and enjoy your online class, take care, Kate x

  11. Beautiful Christmas cards Rachel,love the snowflakes.Happy birthday and hope you enjoyed the workshop.
    Carol x


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