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Monday 23 January 2023

Timeless - more on time at Countryview Challenges

 Hello there! Well I am over at Countryview Challenges again today with more inspiration for the time themed challenge.

This time I have used a more traditional stamp from Chocolate Baroque - I have simply stamped it then restamped the clocks on some patterned paper and added them after fussy cutting. Lastly I edged the image in shaded lilac distress oxide.
I do hope you can join the challenge!
Big hugs
Rachel xx

Sunday 22 January 2023

2 or more patterned papers at Christmas card Club

 Hello there! How are you? I do hope you are well? I am happy and busy and just rolling with life and its ups and downs.

Its Christmas card club today and the theme is two or more patterned papers - this is what I came up with ...

Although it may not look like it - this is, infact 2 patterned papers from crafty individuals overlapped - the central row does not belong to the bottom and top - I have also added gem toppers that I bought at Country View Crafts during the run up to Christmas!
I have used the same idea but a different gem topper on the bottom ones.

My mum also made two cards :

This first one uses Chloe papers.... the second uses Lisa Horton papers and a spellbinders die.

I am at work today as usual - I hope to have chance to visit my lovely teamies this evening - I don't think I made it to comment on the last cards so I will attempt to do both at once.

Big hugs
Have a great Sunday!
Love and hugs
Rachel x

Sunday 8 January 2023

Embossing folders at Christmas card Club

 Hello there! I do hope you are enjoying the new year! Its been pretty busy here - what with working, volunteering, run club and taking my mum out. I have enjoyed it though!

This first fortnight the theme at Christmas Card Club is Embossing folders - I managed to make 4 cards:

I think they are a combination of crafters companion and Sheena Douglass folders - all used very simply with distress oxide inks and matting a sentiment. The sentiment is from Crafty Individuals. 

My mum has used one of the same embossing folders it teamed it up with a chocolate baroque Mistletoe stamp. 

I think that works very well mum - might do some like that myself!

Hope you have a lovely Sunday!
Rachel x

Sunday 1 January 2023

Time/clocks at Countryview Challenges

 Hello there - and a very happy New Year to you. May 2023 bring health and happiness to you and yours!

We have a new challenge at Countryview challenges and the theme is time/clocks. I have a twofer for my first post. This time using Visible image stamp sets - quite old ones but I think they fitted the theme well! And new is not always better!

For both the backgrounds I used the distress oxide Lumberjack Plaid that I added to a craft sheet, spritzed and mopped up with card. 

Once dry I added background stamping in lumberjack plaid using the Time stamp set - then added more stamping from the same set in black including the main image and the words.

On the second card I added stamps from the Ahead of our time stamp set which you can find here.
The background stamping in red is a script stamp from IndigoBlu that is always on my desk!

I do hope you can join in the challenge this month!

Big hugs rachel xx