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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
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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

Saturday, 28 April 2018

James the bear

Hi Everyone

Just dropping by to share a little card I made today using James the bear from Lili of the valley. I soooo love LoTV imags!


Coloured with Copics, I cut him out and mounted him on white.  The backing paper is from a scrap I found when sorting through my stash.  I've recently emptied a big box and colour coded the scraps so I can start and use them up!

The sentiments are also LoTV, printed and fussy cut out.

I'd like to enter this into:
Crafting with friends - anything goes
Creative fingers - anything goes
Jo's scrap shack - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - anything goes Top three!
Crafting with an attitude - anything goes
Star stampz - Hand coloured image
Crafty creations - anything goes
Crafty Gals corner - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by to take a peak - if you do, please take a few minutes to leave me a message, i really love to read what you write!

See you soon
Rachael

Sunday, 15 April 2018

All dressed up April challenge

Hello everyone

Welcome to all dressed up's April challenge.  We welcome some new DT's to our dressie family, I hope you can pop over and say hello to them.

Our new challenge is live on the blog here: and as long as you use one of Wendy's images you will be entered for Mr Random generator to award someone with three extra lovely images, what's more if you don't have any  - there are freebies on the blog too!

Here is my inspiration using 'new hair do' available from etsy.

Coloured with copics, I die cut the polaroid shape after printing the sentiment on my computer and positioning the die so it looks like the photo has been written on.  I finished with some flowers also coloured to match, and a 'hello' die cut sentiment.

The background is plain card that I embossed using a folder.

I hope you like her.  Please stop over at the blog to enter, and also our Facebook challenge will be running until the end of April with the theme flora and/or fauna.

thanks for stopping by
Rachael x




Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Little Soldier

Hello everyone

Sharing a little Lili of the Valley make today, a boys card too!

I love these little characters, so sad they are no longer making the rubber stamps, but I still love the digis and this one comes in a set of two!

This little fellow is from the little heroes stamps, I enlarged him to about 5 inches tall and I coloured him with copics.

I used an old Kanban paper kit to chop off the flags and a die cut sentiment added too.

Isn't he adorable!

I'd like to enter this into:
Cutie Pie challenge - cute digi   top 3
A bit more time to craft - anything goes
Creative with stamps - CAS with sentiment
Papercraft business challenge - anything goes - optional birthday top 5

Thanks for stopping by - see you in a few days!

Rachael
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