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Sunday, 25 January 2015

Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes

Hello Everyone

Its another fab challenge over at Sentimental Sundays, this time you can all join in - anything goes (as long as it has a sentiment!)

We are challenged by Sweet pea stamps - a fantastic site with some stunning digis!

Here's my card with a Ching-Chou Kuik image





She's been coloured with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils, with accents with a gel pen.  The background is a combination of Distress inks, speckled with water. I've over stamped using an inkylicious crackle stamp.  I've used a hexagon die cut and over the top layered a ribbon and bow.  The sentiment is computer generated then inked.  The whole thing topped with die cut flowers that I've inked and then dipped into my melt pot making them look shiny and almost like plastic, then a little black gem in the middle.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Sister act card challenge - anything goes
Aud sentiments - anything goes
Crafty creations challenge - something old, something new (new digi and die cut, old ribbon and inks)
Scrappers delight - anything goes with a twist favourite colour. Purple all the way!!!)
Craft dee bowz - handmade bow



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Sunday, 18 January 2015

Sentimental Sundays - New beginnings

Happy Sunday everyone.

A busy weekend for me again, today we welcomed two new members to the Evans household, today we brought two gorgeous German Shepherd puppies.  They are just so beautiful, but already a handful, as I type I can here my husband fetching the mop for the fourth time today!!!

Back to the challenge in hand - this time new beginnings.  I thought long and hard about this one and realised that there is nothing like a new beginning than a life, so chose to do a new baby card.

Our lovely sponsor Bugaboo are offering a generous prize to our winner, so please hop over and check out the competition and enter our challenge.




This is a bugaboo image called Benny Blocks.  He's been printed twice then coloured with promarkers.  I've then cut out parts and layered them up for dimension adding a 'wink of Stella' onto the clouds and stars (although this is difficult to spot in the photo!).  I wanted this to be a CAS card, so opted for a plain white background.

I'd like to enter this into:

Chocolate, coffee and cards - no circles
Crafty Catz - new beginnings
Daring card makers - January Blues (the colour)
Stamping with Dragon - new beginnings
Aud sentiments - anything goes


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See you soon

Rachael

Friday, 16 January 2015

all dressed up - take 2

Hello everyone

I'm not sure what happened with my last post for this - it was due yesterday, but for some reason it didn't publish

Better late than never though!

ready for our new challenge over at All dressed up, which if anything goes (as long as you use an ADU image)

For those of you who haven't seen ADU before please check out the etsy shop here for some simply gorgeous designs by the very talented Wendy Burns

Here's my card.


He's actually a freebie ont he all dressed up challenge blog so there's no excuses not to enter our challenge as there are even a couple of freebies you can download.

He was coloured with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils andt he papers are from animal antics first edition pad.  The sentiment stamp is a Simon says stamp set

I hope you like him - and please stop by at ADU for a go, an to check out the very talented ladies other DT work!

I'd like to enter this into

Little Claires - all things bright and beautiful
Cardz for guys - Happy Birthday
Creative card crew - For Kids
Digi Chooseday - Birthday

See you soon
Rachael


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Friday Sketch challenge 86

Hello everyone.

Its a new challenge over at Friday Sketch challenge, this time its a sketch by me.  I thought I'd go for a nice simple one, so no excuses ladies, why not stop over and have a go!

Today we are sponsored by Fitztown, who have some gorgeous stamps.  Please check them out!



Here's my take on the sketch


Fairy Fae has been coloured with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils over the top.  The papers are from a first edition pad called blank canvas (I adore this pad!!!) with flowers from my stash and a few die cut leaves.  The stamp is a LoTV one.

please stop by at Friday sketch challenge, check out the inspiration from the DT and give it a go.

I'd like to enter this into:


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Monday, 12 January 2015

gorjuss girl...

Hi everyone

A rare opportunity for an extra blog post this week.  I thought I'd share this pretty gorjuss girl.  I haven't used them for a while, and while having a tidy up found my folder with them all in.  They are so pretty so I dug one out and made this...





She's been coloured with distress markers and water on watercolour card.  Papers are from a Gorjuss set.  Die cut frames, and a LoTV sentiment.  The flowers I made using the spiral technique - its a shame the light doesn't show them properly but they look stunning close up.  Finished with a distressed butterfly and ribbon from my stash.

I'd like to enter this into:

Fairytale stampers - flowers
Lil patch of crafty friends - anything goes
sweet stampin challenge - girly but no pink
Polkadoodles - tic tac toe, entry 2 (middle line more than 2 layers, ribbon and stitching)
ABC challenge - anything goes

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Sunday, 11 January 2015

Sentimental Sundays - Winter

Happy Sunday Bloggers!

It is Snday - and after a short Christmas break the amazing DT return with a wintery theme.

Very busy here at the moment, juggling work and a family is sooo tough, and to top it off we have just committed to buy two lovely puppies next week! eeekk!  Our lovely dog is sadly getting very old so to entertain Harrison and to fill a hole that is now almost inevitable we have picked out two fluffy German shepherd puppies.  So as of next Saturday I will be crafting with two bundles of fluff nipping at my feet, I must be mad!

Anyway back to the challenge, this week kindly sponsored by Scribbles designs



here's my wintery card



On shiny coated card I used frantage for snow fall, and then used several colours of distress ink for the background.  The image I decoupaged up and coloured with promarkers and glitter, finished with liquid pearls

The photo doesn't do it justice, unfortunately the light bounces off the coated card, but I tried in several different lights and with effects and sadly can't remove, so please forgive this...

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See you soon
Rachael
x

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

All dressed up January release

Hello Bloggers

its is once again time to see what fabulous images Wendy has drawn over at all dressed up - they are just too gorgeous for words!

I love the sets of girls so for my card I chose the 3 chic city girls.



They're coloured with promarkers, and I've used an old Kanban kit for the embellishments and papers, and it's finished with ribbon and flowers from my stash.

I hope you like them - there are several other new images on the website.  why not hop over to All dressed up and check them out - along with our DT's fabulous creations.

Or if you can't wait to get your hands on them - they're available in the Etsy shop here




I'd like to enter this into:
Clear it out - anything goes
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Try it on Tuesday - my favourite things (flowers, and the ADU images)


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Saturday, 3 January 2015

Wryn says Thank you!

Hello everyone

I'm posting today for the fun of it - well actually I'm posting to try and enter another fabulous design team.  Tiddly inks are having a DT over at their blog here

Another amazing digi stamp company, so it's got to be worth a go!

Here's my entry using Wryn grow a little love.  This is my favourite stamp - although I love the Christmas ones too, however I got a little tired of doing Christmas cards so I'll give it six months before I start with these again!

I used Wryn to say thank you to my friend for a lovely gift this year.






I coloured her with a combination of promarkers and Spectrum noir pencils )(that's why in places she looks a bit shiny, its the light reflecting of the pencil)  I used a wink of Stella on the flowers and shoes before coating with glossy accents which makes it look shimmery.

The papers are from a first edition pad called Adore.  distressed with walnut stain and a distressing tool.  flowers are die cut from Sue Wilson and the middles are a dab of hot glue covered with red glitter.  Butterflies are also die cut from a Tim Holtz die, layered up and string pearls added for their bodies

the stamp is a Simon says stamp sentiment set.  the mini heart stamps are from a LoTV set

I'd like to enter this into

tiddly inks DT call
Cards Galore encore - Anything Goes
CCC Digi creations - Digi/embellish
Polka doodles - tic tac toe (Right hand vertical column - die cut, faux stiching and polka dots)
As you like it - favourite shaped card (square - I just love 6 x 6 square cards as I like the symmetry.  Just big enough for the images and not so big you struggle to fill them!)
Cute card Thursday - anything goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
moo -mania - Polka dots

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See you Soon
Love
Rachael

Friday, 2 January 2015

Friday Sketch challenge Sketch 85

Hello everyone

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a fantastic time over the break - unfortunately I've had to work most of it, but that's they joys of retail I guess!

It's time to welcome in the new year with a new sketch from FSC.

This one was designed by Claudia and looks like this:


This week we are sponsored by All dressed up and they will be giving away 2 fabulous digi stamps to the winner.

Mine looks like this:


The image was coloured with Promarkers.  The backing papers are from a forever friends pad called best of British and they are matted onto plain white card stock that I've edged with promarkers to match the image  the stars are punched and also coloured to match the image and edged with white gel pen for faux stitching.

Please drop over to our challenge and give it a go!

See you all soon
Rachael
x

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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes

Hi Everyone

Hope your Christmas plans are all going well.  Last few bits to buy and few cards to write and send out, but otherwise I think I'm almost there!

It's Sunday - therefore time for our latest challenge at Sentimental Sundays - this week anything goes!



These cutie are from our lovely sponsor - Random fan.  Coloured with promarkers.

The papers are from a pad i had free from a magazine last year, with die cut holly, berries and the sentiment is a Tim Holtz die.

Why don't you hop on over to our challenge at Sentimental Sundays and check out the DT inspiration

Thanks for dropping by, please leave me a comment - it makes my day to read them! x

See you soon

Rachael