My shining star

My shining star

Sunday 28 February 2021

Christmas Carols at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there,

Christmas card Club has come around again and this time the theme is Christmas Carols - my cards just have a line from a carol on them - a line from Deck the the lovely singling postmas by the very lovely Tracy Easson.

They are all very similar but not quite the same - I had a few gel press backgounds lying around and thought I would use them to make these cards - not very festive but I think they work fine!

My mums cards are much more traditional - for mum we have While Shepherds watched and The Holly and the Ivy...
This first one uses some stamps from Pink Ink whereas the second uses Clarity stamps and papers.

Hope you all have a good Sunday - it was a good day yesterday - very springlike so hopefully today will be the same. Take care!


Rachel xx

Sunday 14 February 2021

Playing in the snow at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there! Its rolled around another fortnight to Christmas Card Club and this time the theme is 'playing in the snow'. I have some cute makes to share with you today and so does my mum. Mine involve the Christmas snarky cats....

Funny little characters - I can just imagine my cat on a sled.....not!!!!! I created the scene using inks and a sun mask and stencil brushes and then stamped and added the cats ontop, colouring them with watercolour brush pens.

Mums cards are super cute - they involve Penny Black stamps and a sue wilson die.

Looking forward to a run this morning - soon warm up when you're running! 
Have a great day!
Rachel xx

All designs in action on the Chocolate Baroque blog

 Hello there - 2 posts from me today - this is the first - I am on the Chocolate Baroque Blog with makes from the January shows. These are the items I am showing today.

Back in an hour with my Christmas Card Club makes!
See you soon.
Big hugs
Rachel xx

Friday 5 February 2021

More signs of Spring - Countryview challenges February

 Hello there! 

I've got another card to tempt you to join in with the February challenge at Countryview challenges. The theme is First signs of Spring and this time - I have gone for flowers and bees this time!

I made this using some hexagonal dies, stamps from aall-and-create and IndigoBlu and colouring was done using watercolour blending brush pens. 
I cut the black hexagons then a white one which I stamped with the bees in black versfine that I heat set with clear embossing powder.  Next I added fossilised amber and scattered straw distress oxides. Then I added a little bit more stamping from the honeybee stamp set. Then I added another smaller black hexagon plus a smaller still white hexagon with stamping over the top. Next I stamped, coloured and fussy cut 3 bees and two of the flower images. Finally I assembled the card.

Hope you can join us!


Rachel xx

Wednesday 3 February 2021

Peaceful thoughts at Chocolate Baroque

 Hello there - I am on the Chocolate Baroque blog today with makes I did for the January shows. My first two feature the alium collage stamp and the Ace card stamp and both have the just useful stamps in the background.

Beautiful stamps - just love them! 
Big hugs
Rachel xx

Monday 1 February 2021

First signs of Spring at Countryview Challenges

 Hello there! First of February already! There's a new challenge over at Countryview challenges where the theme is 'The first signs of spring'. I decided to go with very early signs that are already coming....snowdrops!

I created my card using stamps from IndigoBlu - the sky I did using a mask from Clarity and distress oxide (broken china) applied using a distress tool. I painted the snow using some mica powder and painted the snowdrop stalks in rustic wilderness. I love snowdrops - such brave little souls!
Hope you can join us - you'll find the challenge page here.
Rachel x