My shining star

My shining star

Monday 26 October 2020

Chocolate Baroque makes

 Here are some of my makes from Septembers Chocolate Baroque shows - I do love these floral blueprints....

Such stunning stamps!
Rachel xx

Sunday 25 October 2020

Snowmen at Christmas Card Club

 Christmas card Club has rolled around again - and this time the theme is Snowmen or snowman. I decided to use some more new dies and made 4 cards....

I couldn't resist these snowmen and reindeer... great dies Mr Holtz!!!

I teamed them up with some paper from a recent Chloe box magazine purchase - its the only part I used - I donated it to my mum - not really me - very pretty but not me - give me these fun characters anyday!!!

And my mum did two great cards this ... apparently its a chloe stamp! Lol!

and this one is a woodware!

Who would have thought that I would be using dies and my mum stamps? Hee hee!

Looking forward to seeing what everybody else does!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Saturday 17 October 2020

Spooky Scene at Countryview Challenges

 Hello there! I have got another make for the current challenge at Countryview Challenges to share with you today. 

I have used mostly Lavinia stamps to create this scene and distress oxides. You'll find some of the stamps here on the Countryview Crafts website. I used torn paper and a moon mask and stencil brushes to create the landscape with the oxides (wilted violet, seedless preserves, chipped sapphire, crackling campfire). Then I added the stamping. Finally I added the word spooky and also the diecut bats.

Hope you can join in!
Big hugs
Rachel xx

Sunday 11 October 2020

Santa at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there! Well its Christmas Card Club again. This fortnight the theme is Santa. I used an old Bigz die from Sizzix and a much newer wording die. I also used clear gesso through a stencil and once dry added distress oxide.

They certainly are Merry and Bright!!!

My mum went for a more traditional stamped image....

He's a lovely santa!

Hope you have a great Sunday! Keep safe!


Rachel xx

Thursday 1 October 2020

A Halloween Scene at Countryview Crafts

 Hello there! Well pinch punch - its the first of the month! At Countryview Challenges we have a great new theme for you - its all about creating a Halloween Scene..... I used goodies from Tim Holtz to create the background to my scene (crackling campfire, ripe persimmon and antique linen D.O) and also the die cuts to make the scene.....

Its surely is a spooky start to the month - and I am looking forward to making the next one too - love this theme Monika!!!!! 
Hope you can join in this month - there is a £20 shop voucher for the winner....always worth having!
You can find full details of the challenge plus more inspiration here.....
Rachel xx