Hello there! Rachel here today with the last of my makes from November. This first one I really like - a little masking, stamping, watercolour painting and text ...what's not to like. I used the artist trading heart and the happy flowers day stamps.
My shining star
Thursday 30 December 2021
Monday 20 December 2021
Hello there! Rachel here today with some more makes from the November shows. This first one uses the Frosty Trees stamp set. I used flitterglu and flake on black card to create the images and added them to the card blank that I had stamped in versamark and added and heat set gold embossing powder.
Thursday 9 December 2021
Hello there! Today I am sharing some samples made for the November Chocolate Baroque shows although my ceramic piece never made it to the show - I decided to keep this one!
To make this I used the stamp set A heart full of love and overpainted the stamped image in glaze before adding to the kiln and firing.
Sunday 5 December 2021
Well its time for another Christmas make for the Christmas anything goes theme from Countryview Challenges this month. This time I used a couple of new to me stamps from Lavinia.
Saturday 4 December 2021
Well its time for the final Christmas Card Club of the season - back again in January - the last theme is anything goes - so nice and easy!
I made two cards using a stamp set from HobbyArt.
Wednesday 1 December 2021
Well last month has gone and its December again - so all thoughts now turn to Christmas! And thats the challenge theme at Countryview Challenges this month - nice and easy!
I used a sweet poppy stencil and distress inks to create these two super quick cards - plus an old set of stamps from Tim Holtz that comes out every year.
Monday 22 November 2021
Hello there! I am here today with some samples from the Chocolate Baroque October shows that show the beauty of nature. I have used the stamp sets from nature 1 and floral grunge.
In this first tag I used a mop up background with metal flake foiled leaves from Nature 1.
Saturday 20 November 2021
Well I am trying to do this on my phone as my computer has finally given up the ghost. Fingers crossed it works.
My make this fortnight involves resin from indigoblu and a mould from zuri.
Tuesday 9 November 2021
Hello there! I am here today with some makes using the Beauty in the Eyes stamp set released in the October shows for Chocolate Baroque. I made a card, a canvas and a tag using this stamp showing its versatility. Its a really striking image that works so well with different techniques.
In this first sample I stamped the image in black ink and coloured it using water colour pens. I then mounted it on papers matching the colour theme I had chosen and also with the circle theme going on.
Sunday 7 November 2021
Hello there - well its getting closer for sure now and the theme at Christmas card Club this fortnight is Christmas wreaths. I only had time to make a couple this time and my mum has made one. Here's mine made using stamps from IndigoBlu coloured using clean colour pens.
A beautiful blue make! Can't wait to see what the others have made!
Have a great Sunday! Hugs rachel xx
Friday 5 November 2021
Hi there! I have another post for Countryview Challenges theme this month and this time I have decorated a gift bag.
Monday 1 November 2021
Well November has rolled around again and its time to start thinking about the dreaded C word - Christmas. I am lucky in that I do the Christmas Card Club all year but this time we have the theme of Christmas Gifting at Countryview challenges - its an ABAC sort of challenge where we would like to see gifts or gift wrap, etc etc.
For the first of the month I have decorated some brown paper with those cheeky sprouts from Hobby Art and then wrapped some gifts in it.
Friday 29 October 2021
Hello there. I am here today with my final set of inspiration from the September Chocolate Baroque shows - this time using the Echinacea Blueprint set. In this first sample I used an MDF film strip stand that I bought in a previous show and gessoed it black. I then created the central portion by stamping the main image on card and colouring using water colour pencils.
Sunday 24 October 2021
Its time for another outing of the Christmas Card Club and this fortnight the theme is Santas Little Helpers - my mum has been a good girl and followed the theme - but I am afraid I had new stamps itching to be used so I have gone with the Anything Goes option! Here's mine: I used stamps from Hobby art and coloured with Clean colour pens.
Here's my mums using Pink Ink stamps.
Tuesday 19 October 2021
I am on the Countryview Challenges blog today with my second make for the current challenge which is all about Autumn and Autumn colours - this make again uses a Bipasha stamp from Aall and Create -
Monday 18 October 2021
Hello there! I am on the Chocolate Baroque blog today with some more floral architecture for you from the September shows. In this first sample I used both the chrysanthemum and the allium sets along with flitterglu, foil and mica powders - all done on black card - I stamped the images in flitterglu then put the stamps straight into water before adding the flake and the mica powders to the glue.
Sunday 10 October 2021
Time for the first October outing of the Christmas Card Club - can't believe its already challenge 21 for us - this year is surely moving fast. The theme this fortnight was snowmen/women or snowfamilies. Snowpeople - you get the idea! I have made 3 cards and my mum has done two - all snowpeople are from Hobby Art stamps.
Firstly my three - all pretty much the same - stamped - cut out using sue wilson octagonal dies and coloured with clean colour pens - distress oxide in background and mounted onto die cut card and card blank.
Friday 8 October 2021
Hello there! I am on the Chocolate Baroque blog today with a couple of makes from Chocolate Baroque's September shows - these makes mostly use the Lupin Blueprint stamp set but there is a little stamp from the Echinacea Blueprint set also used.
My first piece is my ceramic piece - I do love this one and think it worked very nicely! As usual I stamped the images in ink and then over painted all the line work as well as the colours in glaze. My friend Deb from PottyRoos then took over and did the over glazing and the firing.
Friday 1 October 2021
Well its hardly seems possible but its the first of October today and because of that there is a new challenge at Countryview Crafts - and the theme is Autumn colours.here
Have a great 1st October!
Tuesday 28 September 2021
Hello there! Well I have my final offering of the month on the Chocolate Baroque blog and this time I have again used the Celestial set from Fiona Randall.
More details over on the Chocolate Baroque blog!
Have a great Tuesday!
Sunday 26 September 2021
Trying to do this on my phone as my laptop is not running well. Apologies if it doesn't work well.
It's non traditional colours at Christmas card club this week and I have made 4 cards using hobbyarts new veg stamps.