My shining star

My shining star

Saturday 29 April 2023

Stencils at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there! 

Its Christmas Card Club again this week and this time the theme is stencils. I have had very little time on this one - my poor lovely mum has broken her ankle - so I have been helping her in the limited time I have. Mum is doing well but is gradually getting more fed up. We'll get through this together.

My card used a stencil from Clarity and I topped the image with stamps from hobby art.

Mum's cards have been done in two phases. She managed to do the stencilling then I finished the cards off for her on Friday.
Both stencils were from Imagination Crafts.
Hope you have a great day!
Rachel x

Sunday 16 April 2023

Cats and/or dogs at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there! Well another fortnight has rolled around and its time - yet again - for an outing of the Christmas Card Club - this time the theme is cats/and or dogs - and I had such plans for this theme and have only managed to make 2 cards.

Both made using the same Pink Ink Designs stamp - ever so slightly different with the sentiment. Both coloured with inktense pencils.

My mum, on the other hand, has gone to town and made 4 cards.

The first is my favourite and is made using Lavinia stamps and Card io.

The second/third are made using Jay's. 

The final is made using Claritystamps.

I am rather looking forward to seeing what the other ladies have made.

I had another very quiet sale yesterday - this economic crisis is obviously really hitting hard.
Here's my stall:

I sold a few things - but mainly to friends and relatives!
Oh well - back to the drawing board!
Have a lovely Sunday!

Monday 3 April 2023

More owls for Countryview Challenges

 Hello there - since its my theme this month on Countryview challenges I get to do a second post on the 3rd of the month - so this is what I am sharing for my inspiration today - I have used Hobbyart stamps to glaze this 2L jug in ceramic.

I had to do a little magic with cellophane to reverse the image - I think most of the details worked well enough to then glaze.

I do seem to have a bit of a bird thing going on at the moment - hence the theme this month!
Anyway - I do hope you can join us.
Rachel x

Sunday 2 April 2023

Winter animals at Christmas Card Club

 Hello there - well that's 2 days in a row now! Check me out! Today's Christmas card club outing is under the theme of winter animals. I found in my stash some printed card blanks and have added toppers to them. Very quick 4 cards. The first two use stamps from Crafty Individuals and the second two stamps from Hobby art.

I haven't added greetings yet - I may well leave them without greetings.
My mum has been busy making two cards using Lavinia stamps.

Love them both mum!
Looking forward to seeing what everybody comes up with.
Love and hugs
Rachel x

Saturday 1 April 2023

Things with wings at Countryview Challenges

 Hello there and welcome to April! I can't believe the year is going so quickly. There is a new challenge that starts today over at Countryview Challenges and the theme, this time is things with wings - my choice. 

I decided to do a painting for my first piece - of an owl in flight.

To do the painting I used acrylic paints - mostly from IndigoBlu. I found an image online and used that to base my painting on. I am pleased with the result!
You will find much more inspiration on the Countryview Challenges blog and a linky to link up your wonderful designs here.
I do hope you have a lovely day!
Rachel x