My shining star

My shining star

Sunday 29 November 2020

Floral dream at Chocolate Baroque and Indian summer at IndigoBlu.

 Hello all,

Hope you are okay. We are good - just getting ready to embrace tier 3 - again - but with all the shops open it won't seem as bad. Going to be a weird Christmas though to end a weird year. Hopefully we'll be back to something resembling normal soon although I do worry that we can't really go on as normal due to climate change. We shall see.

I have a post on the chocolate Baroque blog today and I had one on the indigoBlu facebook page on Wednesday - just catching up with posting here. So for IndigoBlu facebook page this is my make from the Indian summer shows in September.

And from Chocolate Baroque, these are my makes from the October shows!

Three more weeks until Christmas holidays start - I am tired and ready for a holiday. That furlough has made me soft!

Big hugs
Rachel xx

Sunday 22 November 2020

Deer at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there! How are you? I hope you are doing okay and managing with the latest lockdown. We are all good and to be honest since I am at work and the girls are at school its not really affected our lives much at all. 

Christmas card club this fortnight and its my mums choice and she has chosen deer. I've made six cards - 2 were made almost a fortnight ago whilst the final 4 were a bit of a rush and got done at 5pm yesterday!!!

For this first pair I used a stag stamp from Crafty Individuals and put him on a distress oxide background and added some TH diecuts. The sentiment stamp is also from Crafty Individuals. I thought I would make him a bit of a rudolph with the red nose!

These 4 were made using Lavinia Stamps - the gorgeous Magnus the deer from the recent release. He's very handsome!

My mum made two cards too. This first one involves a die from Paper Panda.

This second card includes stamps and stencil from Lavinia.

I am looking forward to seeing what everybody else has done!
Have a great Sunday!
Rachel xx

Friday 20 November 2020

Italian escape at Chocolate Baroque

 Hello there - I am over on the Chocolate Baroque blog today with some samples from the October afternoon show. 

These are the ones I am showing - love these stamps!!!
Rachel xx

Wednesday 11 November 2020

More anything but a card at Countryview Challenges

 Hello there! Its my turn over at the Countryview Challenges blog today - the theme this month is anything but a card - but I could equally have made this for last months halloween scene challenge. I recently got the Halloween Snarky Cats - but have made my piece kind of Halloweeny - but kind of just spooky....

I started by making my scene - I created the background then stamped the images and fussycut them and added them to the scene after colouring them. I then added the thought bubbles and stuck the scene to two sides of an uprighter.

Hopefully thats inspired you to join the challenge - anything but a card! You can link up here
Rachel xx

Monday 9 November 2020

Fantastic Florals at Chocolate Baroque

 Hello there - I have some samples from the Chocolate Baroque shows in October on the Chocolate Baroque site today. Here are the samples I am showing - 

There's more details over on the Chocolate Baroque blog,
Big hugs
Rachel xx

Sunday 8 November 2020

Stencils at Christmas Card Club

 Hello lovelies! How are you all? Its stencils at Christmas card club this fortnight - it was my choice - I have made 4 cards all basically the same. 

I know this isn't a Christmas stamp as such but I really think it makes a good Christmas card. I made a background using distress oxides and then used Tim Holtz stencils over the background again with the distress oxides. 

you can see it more clearly in this picture. I also added the stamped image from Aall and Create and then cut the bird and added him too. 

My mums cards are below:

For this one she used a stencil from Clarity and a Marianne die.

This one is an Imagination Crafts stencil and  Marianne holly die and spell binders poinsettia die.

Looking forward to seeing what my teamies have made!

Big hugs

Rachel xx

Sunday 1 November 2020

Anything but a card at Country View Crafts

 Hello there - pinch punch its the first of the month - and time for a new challenge at Countryview Challenges and this time the theme is 'Anything but a card'. This was the perfect chance for me to use some stamps that to my shame I hadn't yet inked up - so I took them off to my pottery painting studio and got busy.....

I used the stamp set from zinski-art-set-58 and painted the images in glaze before firing in the kiln. I tried using splatters of glaze this time too and I think that worked rather well!

I hope you can join our challenge this month! You'll find more inspiration and the link up here
Rachel xx