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Thursday, 15 November 2018

all dressed up November challenge

Hi Everyone

Well Christmas is fast approaching - I'm so glad I've been a little better organised this year, as I am currently up to my neck as we (meaning me and my husband) stripped out the kitchen, knocked three rooms together and are currently frantically trying to paint, tile and assemble so we can get our home back for Christmas.  All this work means very little time for crafting, in fact today is the first time in my room for over three weeks!

I've just got time to pop in though and tell you about our latest challenge over on the All dressed up blog, where you can win three of Wendys fabulous images.  Its on for a month, and the theme is anything goes, our only rule is that it must be an all dressed up image.  If you don't have one, you can use a freebie from the blog.  If you love the images as much as I do, you can go to Etsy and buy some, but beware - once you start, you won't be able to stop!

As its Christmas I though I'd use an image that was given as a recent freebie from Kit and Clowder, but is still available to buy.  Its called Girls Christmas stocking


She was coloured with Copic markers, I used an old paper pad by first edition for the backing papers and matted using black card to make it all pop.  The holly is a Sue Wilson die and the flowers are a Fleur flower shaping die.  all finished with a  sentiment and some Nuvo drops.

I hope you like her, back to painting of the non fun kind now, so I'll see you all soon.

Rachael 

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Strawberry kisses

Hello everyone.

Still finding my crafty mojo at the moment, but I found this image on Etsy in the All Dressed up list that I haven't used before.  I had some perfect Strawberry paper and dies, and thought this would be perfect for the new challenge at al dressed up this month, but also its My Nans birthday this month so made it into her card sent from my Son (he calls her G Nan!)

The challenge is now live until the 14th or a chance to win 3 of the fabulous images from Etsy!  no theme, just use an all dressed up image! There's also a FB challenge running until the 1st with the theme Autumn Colours, you can enter both providing they fit the criteria to double your chances of winning!

Here's my little Strawberry Patch


I coloured her with copic markers.  The paper is from a pad I picked up from the range a while ago, its a 12x12 pad by craft sensations called Vintage red.  the dies are for Gummipan (both the bubbles and the tattered squares)

The embellishment strawberries are from Heartfelt creations (blooming berries), stamped and die cut, then coloured with copics with a printed sentiment.

I'd like to enter this into:
A perfect time to craft - anything goes
A bit more time to craft - Anything goes
Crafting from the heart - Anything goes
Cutie pies - going girly
Lil patch of crafty friends - challenge 91 - anything goes
Crafty friends challenge - challenge 94 - use more than one die

Thanks for stopping by - its lovely to hear from you!

See you soon
Rachael 

Saturday, 22 September 2018

All Dressed up September releases

Hello everyone


Wow Autumn already, how the weather has changed in a few short weeks!

Autumn was my insitarion for the new release this month.  If you haven't seen them yet they are these beauties! All available from the All Dressed up Etsy shop here

So here is my inspiration using sleepy time




The fox was coloured using promarkers as I didn't have the right shades in copics - an excuse to buy more I guess!
The daisy die is a unbranded one I brought from Amazon, but when its coloured its so pretty.  The wreath is made from die cut leaves (a combination of Elizabeth craft designs and sizzix dies)  they were coloured with distress inks.  The flowers are a little Susan's garden sizzix die coloured with copics and glitter glue added.  The final die is the berry branches from Sue Wilson.

I hope you like it.  Please hop over to our blog or Facebook for more inspiration 

I'd like to enter this into

If you have dropped in to my little crafty corner, please leave me a comment in the box 
xx



Saturday, 15 September 2018

New September challenge

Hello everyone


Time for another challenge and another chance to win three images from the All Dressed Up Etsy page.  The only rule is that you must use one of Wendy's fabulous images, but that's easy, either drop by to our Etsy page or there are some freebies on the blog!

I've used a Christmas classic called Christmas hair do!




She was coloured using copics and Spectrum noir pencils.  A simple printed backing paper and computer generated sentiment.
The holly leaves and poinsettia dies are from Hunkydory.

A simple card, but such a beautiful image it doesn't need much.

I hope you like her - please check out the fantastic DT inspiration on our blog, or on our Facebook page.  This months theme is 'for the kidz'

I'd like to enter this into:


Thank you so much for stopping by, I love to read any comments you have.

See you soon
Rachael 


Wednesday, 15 August 2018

August challenge All dressed up

Hello everyone

You may have noticed I've been missing for a few months, sadly my lovely Mom passed away in June after a spell in hospital so I've been away taking some family time. Crafting was something my mom got me into as a child, and then as we grew older, she took up cardmaking two years ago when she retired, so getting back into my craft room was hard without it bringing back memories.

I'm now back, and enjoying my hobby once again, although I shed the occasional tear thinking about her!

Its time for a new challenge at all dressed up - you can enter up to three times, with an anything goes theme.  Our only stipulation is you must use an all dressed up image.  If you haven't got any, there are some fabulous freebies on our blog pages, and you can enter to win some of Wendy's amazing digis including the new releases!

I used an old favourite today - It's a pirates life! 





I used my Nitwit Coastal digi papers in the background, matted onto plain blue card stock.  The image was coloured with Copic markers.  The dies are some I had from my Moms craft stash, so I'm not sure who they are from(you may here this a lot in the future!).  Finished with a white gel pen, and glossy accents!

I hope you like it!

Hop over to our challenge on our blog here and see the amazing DT inspiration, and don't forget our facebook page.  We have another challenge with the theme 'girls' running until the end of the month, with more chances to win images, and there's nothing stopping you entering both providing you meet the criteria!

Hopefully see you soon now my crafty mojo is back
Rach

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

May new releases

Hello everyone

Time for the second instalment from the DT on the May new releases, and aren't they just adorable!

Something for everyone there....

I've used Helicopter as my image


Coloured using copics and die cut into a scalloped circle with distress ink edges.  The papers are from a Joy crafts pad, with some dark green mats and layers.  Button and string from my stash.

The blog and Facebook are filled with more inspiration from my talented teamies, and don't forget anything you make with an all dressed image can be entered into out 'anything goes' blog challenge.

Thanks for dropping by - see you all soon

Rachael
x


Tuesday, 15 May 2018

All dressed up challenge May 2018

Hello bloggers

Its time once again for the latest All Dressed up challenge over on our blog.  You have a chance to win three of Wendy's fantastic images from Etsy store here .  Here's my inspiration using baseball bear



I took two 6 by 6 cards, and cut the front off one.  I scored at 2 1/2 inches and 5 inches.  Then folded to create the front fold.  Using the short edge (just under 1 inch wide) and attached this to the second card.
The papers were from Etsy.  I printed and die cut the bear onto a circle, before colouring him with copics.  the sentiment is computer generated.
All finished with some die cut stars.

I just love this bear - he's so cool!

I'd like to enter this into:



Thanks for stopping by - please hop over to the blog to check out the fabulous DT creations, and we still have the Facebook challenge open too if you 'Embellish it!'

See you soon
Rachael

Monday, 14 May 2018

New baby girl


Hello everyone!

Popping in today to share a baby card for m friend who has just had a new baby girl.  It was basically just an excuse to buy another Lili of the Valley stamp from the new releases! ha ha.





The image and sentiment are from LoTV. I didn't want it to be soft pinks, so chose a bolder pink colour.  She was coloured with Copics.  The card blank easel is a crafters companion die, with a die cut oval and die cut baby washing line.  I added a tag with some hearts stamped onto it in a beige ink.  The flags were hand cut and it was finished with flowers from my stash and some die cut leaves, with a ribbon bow, some pearls and the obligatory glitter!  All of the papers are digi ones from Pink Petticoat.

My friend was delighted with it, I hope you like it too!

I'd like to enter this into:
Allsorts challenge - in the pink top 5!
crazy colour challenge - anything goes with coloured image
Polkadoodles - anything goes
Aud sentiments - cute with a sentiment
crafting with an attitude - anything goes

Thanks for stopping in and reading my ramblings.  please leave me a message if you stop here as I much prefer your messages in my email inbox, than those selling me junk!

See you soon
Rachael

Friday, 4 May 2018

light up my life

Hi everyone

Another Tiddlyinks make today using 'light up my life'


I printed her off twice and layered her up, colouring the top layer only, to give her some dimension.  She was coloured using a combination of Copics and Promarkers, with a bit of stickles added to her hairband.

The flowers are from my stash, and the backing papers are from a trim craft pad called 'Wallflower'.  I stamped two sentiments, one is from LoTV and the other a waltzing mouse sentiment set (I think... I've used them so many times I've ruined the packaging and thrown it away!)

All finished with more stickles and some blue pearl gems.




Thanks for stopping by to take a look, I'd love to see new followers or any comments you make!
See you all soon

Rachael 



Sunday, 29 April 2018

Beach boy

Hi everyone

A very productive weekend! We have finished a lot of outstanding jobs, so its left me time to craft!  I've worked on a few cards including James from yesterday and this cutie today.

He's a tiddlyinks image called Beach boy.  I have coloured  him using copics and finished with a digi paper from an old Kay Miller set, and a Mama elephant stamped sentiment, with some faux stitching

He reminds me of my own son Harrison!

and a close up....
Hope you like him!

I'd like to enter this into:

Crafty sentiments  - anything goes
Send a smile 4 kids - anything goes Top 3!
Create and makes - anything goes
Digi chooseday - anything goes
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by - if you do read my ramblings, I'd love to read any comments you write, they are all appreciated!

See you soon
Rachael