My shining star

My shining star

Sunday 19 February 2023

Snow People at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there - well another fortnight has rolled by and this time the Christmas card club challenge is 'snow people'. I have made 4 cards in total - all using hobbyart stamps.

Top right is on one stamp set and the other three are on a different stamp set! I do like snowies!

My mum has come up with three cards. This first one she can't recall the maker of the stamp.

These second two include a stamp by stampendous and a hunkydory frame die.

Both very cute!

Hope you have a great Sunday!


Rachel x

Monday 13 February 2023

More sentiments at Countryview Challenges

 Hello there!

I have my second inspirational post for Countryview Challenges this month where the theme is 'Be Sentimental'.

I have used two different sentiments - both from Visible image - to make two cards - both have a gel press inky background with patterns from a stencil.

For this first one I used tumbled glass distress oxide on the gel press and a paperartsy stencil to make the background before adding the sentiment and the fussycut flowers.

A very similar idea but a different sentiment and a Lavinia stencil on the abandoned coral distress oxide gel press print. I hink these two parts are meant to be the other way around - my error - but I like it this way too.

I do hope you can find time to join the challenge!
Big hugs
Rachel x

Sunday 5 February 2023

Christmas Night Sky at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there! How are you? This is a scheduled post as I will already be at work. Its been a busy week but now its time to relax and think about Christmas Card club. The theme this fortnight is Christmas Night Sky and I did enjoy this one. I have made three cards :

This one uses an embossing folder from Sheena douglass with distress ink and also a black brush pen. 
My second one used distress ink to make the background then a combination of Lavinia stamps (trees) and IndigoBlu stamps (santa and words).

My mum also had fun making her cards - 

This one used distress inks and Lavinia stamps. Whilst the second one used a topper from HunkyDory.

I've been having lots of fun getting ready for sales coming up. My puffin pots are my current faves made using Hobbyart stamps.

I am hoping they do well.
I have spent the last couple of days painting kingfishers - lots of joy!
Hope you have a lovely Sunday!
Big hugs
Rachel x

Wednesday 1 February 2023

Be sentimental at Countryview Challenges

 Hello there - time once again for a new month - and, of course, for me that means a new challenge over at Countryview Challenges. This month its all about the sentiment on your card. I wanted to stock up for Mother's Day so my first two cards are made with that in mind.

So, both cards include the same sentiment and started life as a gelli print done using ink.....but the similarities end there.
The first has been finished off using Lavinia stamps - blackberry lunar buds, sidney, and Raven.
The second has been finished off using various flower stamps stamped onto inky card and fussy cut.
I am hoping this is what Jane had in mind when she set the theme!
Have a great day!
Rachel x