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Tuesday 28 September 2021

More Celestial makes...

 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!


Rachel x

Sunday 26 September 2021

Non traditional colours at CCC

 Hello there.

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.

I love these stamps! Such fun!
My mum has made two cards too the first with a clarity frame and Tim Holtz stamp the second with a card making magic frame and hunkydory image....sorry other way around!

Hope you have a great Sunday!
Rachel xx

Friday 17 September 2021

Christmas script samples from Chocolate Baroque

  Hello there,

I am here today with some cards I made using the Christmas script series of stamps. All three were done in a similar way - by stamping in black ink and then heat seating this with clear embossing powder or stamping in versamark and heat setting in white embossing powder. They all use small stamps from the set to create a background and all were coloured using water colour pens. 

In this final one I stamped in versamark and heat set with clear embossing powder then painted using mica powders. 
Hope you have a great day!
Rachel x

Sunday 12 September 2021

Poinsettias at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there! Well another fortnight has rolled around again and its time for another outing of the Christmas Card Club - this fortnight the theme is the ever popular poinsettias - I have used stamps from Chocolate Baroque to make my cards -

This first pair are a bit of an experiment - I did two of the foil and luscious powder ones and overlaid different parts of the black and white stamped one - not sure if I like them but they were fun to make!

Another Chocolate Baroque stamp - this time simply stamped and coloured with clean colour water colour pens...
My mums cards both use John Lockwood dies - I espcially love the second one - beautiful job mum!

I hope you have a lovely Sunday!


Rachel x

Saturday 11 September 2021

More leaves at Countryview Challenges

 Hello there!

I am over on the Countryview Challenges blog today with more inspiration for their current challenge which is all about leaves. This time I decided to use an older Aall and Create stamp and add some resin leaves that I made using a mould.

I used luscious powders to colour the resin before adding it to the moulds to set....and when I had stamped the main image I used the closest coloured water colour pens I had to add some colour to the images and detail.

I am enjoying playing with the resin!

Have a great day!


Rachel x

Tuesday 7 September 2021

Celestial jug and mobile

  Hello there! I am here today with some makes using the Celestial stamp set from Fiona Randall launched in the July shows. For the jug, as usual I stamped in ink then overpainted in glaze before firing in the kiln at Pottyroos in Morecambe. 

Its really difficult to photograph a mobile but hopefully you saw it on the set. I had the ring and painted that with black gesso before adding the stamped images on the underside which would be visible from below. For the moons I did them in different colours and sizes to make them look like planets and stamped each one twice and stuck the images together with a piece of cotton between them which I then used to attach them to the ring.

I hope I have given you a little inspiration for different ways to use your stamps!
Have a great day!
Rachel x

Wednesday 1 September 2021

Leaves at Countryview Challenges

 Hello there! Well September has rolled around very fast and its back to school for many - including me tomorrow! Its time, once again, to return to that hamster wheel that is an academic year ....and time, indeed for another new challenge at Countryview Crafts where the theme this time is Leaves. Jane would like to see leaves as a main part of whatever you make - not just a token leaf!

Here's my make - I used Crafty Individuals zebras and leaves from Chocolate Baroque....

I have taken a little artisitic licence with the leaves and their size - but hey ho! The background was created using peeled paint and rustic wilderness distress oxides and the stamping was don in black versafine clair and shady lane versa fine clair for the leaves.
I do hope you can join our challenge which you will find here.
Have a great wednesday!
Rachel x