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Monday 28 June 2021

Home is where the Magic begins

 Hello there - this is my third and final trip to the Chocolate Baroque Design Team blog for June and today I am sharing makes using older Chocolate Baroque stamps.

My tag uses the Bridge House stamp and my ceramic piece uses the Turret house stamp. All details can be found over on the Chocolate Baroque Design team blog.

Have a great day! Hugs rachel x

Sunday 20 June 2021

Music at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there!

Well that fortnight has rolled around again and its time for Christmas Card Club and the theme this time is Music. As soon as I saw the theme I knew which stamp I wanted to use - so off I went to my Chocolate Baroque stamp drawers and eventually I found the very beautiful Christmas Rose. I then went along to my IndigoBlu cabinet and got out the copper green, unicorn tears and gold luscious powders and the glam rock gold embossing glaze. I used versa mark to stamp the image three times on black card and then heat set with the glam rock gold embossing glaze.

I cut the image out and mounted it on cream card and then finally onto a metallic purple card blank!

My mum made two cards for the challenge - this first one used John Lockwood dies....

And the second one used a heartfelt creations stamp and a Creative die.

Hope you have a great Sunday! Looking forward to seeing what the other ladies have created.


Rachel x

Saturday 19 June 2021

Houses 2 at Chocolate Baroque

 Hello there! I am over at the Chocolate Baroque Design team blog today and I am sharing some more makes from the May shows. Again using Kim Moody new stamps - this time Bottle and Jug and Luv Shack.

This one features the Bottle and jug stamp and the next two the Luv Shack stamp. All are available on the Chocolate Baroque website here and you can find out more about how I made these samples by popping over to the Design Team blog.

Have a great day! Hugs rachel xx

Friday 11 June 2021

One cat away from Crazy

 Hello there! Its my second post for the 100 challenge over at Countryview challenges. This time I have used lots of Aall and Create items to make up another card. 

I started by making the circular piece by stamping Tracy Evans stamps onto rice paper. The hears were a separate stamp that I stamped onto rice paper and painted the back with metallic paint. After that I used slap it on to stick the rice paper to a gessoed board circle then left that to dry.  Next I used the Aall and create A4 stencil and more of the same paint to create the dotty background. Next I added some background stamping in black to make the 100, amongst other numbers. Then I adhered the circle to the card and finally stamped and fussy cut the cats and added them to the card.

Hope you have a great day!
Love and hugs
Rachel x

Tuesday 8 June 2021

Houses 1 at Chocolate Baroque

 Hello there!

Well it was a very house based theme for the shows at Chocolate Baroque in May. The first two samples I am sharing over on the blog today are as follows:

Two very different looks with the same Kim Moody house - you can get full details over on the chocolate Baroque Design team blog.

Have a great day!


Rachel x

Sunday 6 June 2021

Baubles at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there,

Well its a bit of  sad one today - out theme at Christmas card Club was chosen by our lovely teamie Shaz (silverwolf) who we lost a wee while ago - so this post is in memory of Shaz.

I have made 4 cards and my mum made two. I used all Chocolate Baroque stamps - 

This first pair are basically the same just with different colour ways - I can't find the stamp set to the you the name - but aren't they exquisite?

These two cards also feature chocolate baroque stamps - the first one is called Christmas Garden and the second tangled baubles. Both were painted in using luscious powders so they are really shiny.

Mum made two cards using the very beautiful stencil from sweet poppy stencils - I saw this one used last year by our lovely Margaret - bought the stencil - now can I find it???? Anyway my mum has used Lavinia stamps on this first card ....

And this one is an inkylicious stamp.
Have a great Sunday - I am going to be in the garden after my run first thing - don't want to be crafting in this beautiful weather!
Big hugs
Rachel x

Tuesday 1 June 2021

100th Challenge at Countryview Crafts

 Hello there! Well its the first of June - how did that happen I hear you say???? - and time for a new challenge over at Countryview Challenges. Its a special one this time as its their 100th challenge - so this time there are special rules and 2 ways to win a £20 voucher. Find out all the details here

I decided to make something using a set of stamps by Finnabair - and also cracked open the new salvaged patina oxide spray and distress oxide ink..

Love this new colour - isn't it just so pretty - I thought the circular stamps lent themselves well to making a 100! Its a pretty simple card that didn't take long to make - just a little sprayig and stamping really!
Hope you have a great day!
Love and hugs
Rachel xx