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Friday, 20 May 2016

May new release - All Dressed up!

Hello everyone

Its time once again for another amazing release of stamps from the amazingly talented Wendy Burns.  These are simply stunning again, and so versatile.  They are all on Etsy, along with loads of other gorgeous digi stamps.

For my inspiration I have used 'The cats whiskers'


but here are the other images too:

Gaming Boy

Happy Holidays


Sandy Beach


And here is my make:



A nice CAS card today.  The background is a pink petticoat paper (sadly now retired)  I coloured her with promarkers.  The sentiment is a stamped one from a my favourite things set.  I doodles around the edge and added some pink and cream pearls.

Please stop by the blog and check out the DT inspiration for the other images, and while there don't forget to enter our bi-monthly challenge to win some of Wendys fabulous images.  Also we have a monthly themed Facebook challenge for you too!

You can buy Wendy's images here at Esty

I'd like to enter this into:


Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a message!

love
Rachael
x


Sunday, 15 May 2016

All dressed up fortnightly challenge. May 15th 2016

Hello Everyone.

Its the 15th of the months which can only mean one thing.  A brand new fresh challenge over at All dressed up.

Have you seen the new images yet for this months release... I have a post in a few days with my inspiration but if you haven't seen them yet, hop on over to the blog to check them out.

I love seeing Wendy's images brought to life by fellow crafters, so if you love her images as much as we do, why not enter our blog challenge, which is anything goes, providing you use an All dressed up image, or if you're into social media, check out our facebook challenge.

Each challenge random winner will get free images.

If you don't win, but still want images, use the freebies here and make us something beautiful!

This month I'm using an image called a time to give, found on Esty here:


I coloured it in soft pastel tomes of promarkers, and used white gel pen for highlights. the pale blue sky and grass is chalk applied using a cotton wool ball so make it really soft.

The background paper is from my stash (I don't even know where its from its so old!)  behind is blue pearlescent card as is the border which was punched using a Martha Stewart punch, and a bit of ribbon added.

I hope you like it!

I'd like to enter this into:

A beautiful mess - anything goes
Alphabet challenge Blog - Furry Friends
Simply paper craft - anything goes
Jades Sparkling Butterflies - anything goes
Aud sentiments - anything goes
Crafting with an attitude - anything goes

Please come back on the 20th to see the new release from All Dressed up, Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave some love!

Love
Rachael


Friday, 6 May 2016

Crafting with friends - new DT!!

Hi Everyone

Wow I am so excited to have been accepted onto a new DT.  I was kindly invited by Fiona to join the fabulous team at crafting with friends a couple of weeks ago and I've been dying to tell you!  There are some talented ladies on the DT and I can't wait to work with them!

For my first challenge we have been kindly sponsored by Moonflower, and I was given this lovely image to work with.  I was so tempted to colour her blonde - but she looked too much like a certain frosty Disney princess!!

Here is my first card for them...



I coloured her with promarkers and used a white gel pen for the highlights.  Its difficult to see in the photo but I used loads of glitter on her wings and snowflakes.

The flowers are some new stamps I brought at a small craft fair a couple of weeks ago from a company called Honey doo stamps.  I stamped and embossed on velum using wow champagne powder, before colouring the back with blue promarkers, cutting them out and shaping before layering.  Added a pearl in the middle of each.  Around the flowers is some dried flowers from Anne Marie designs..

The papers are digi papers all mounted on cream card stock, that was distressed using frayed burlap.

Hop on over to the blog and check it out, enter our little competition and the other DT inspiration!

I'd like to enter this into:


See you all soon
Rachael



Wednesday, 20 April 2016

all dressed up - new releases

Hi everyone

It I once again new release time, and yet again Wendy hasn't let us down with these amazing images!

Aren't they just stunning!



Dreaming of summer


Future DJ


Looking good


Smile, it's your birthday

My image is another fab boys image called Future DJ.  as soon as I saw him I thought oranges and zingy colours.




I coloured him with promarkers  before matting and layering on some digi papers I brought from Esty.    I used strips of card and printed a sentiment onto it.  The records are free clip art images available from word.

Please check out the blog for more inspiration, keep an eye out as there will be new images each week!  While you're on there why not enter our latest blog challenge, and (or) our Facebook challenge for a chance to win some images.  Our only condition is the image must be an All Dressed up one.  If you don't have any but would love to win some, Wendy has even kindly given some Freebies (also found on the blog)

If you wish to purchase this (or any other All Dressed Up image) you can find them all here


See you all soon

Rachael
x


Sunday, 17 April 2016

Lily Wrynn - Birthday wishes

Hi everyone

I'm back again as promised with another card I made recently.

While I was away I kept an eye on Facebook and saw that Tiddly inks had released the cutest new digi stamps.  For those of you that follow me you'll know this is one of my favourite stamp brands so couldn't resist getting them.

It was my very best friends birthday while I was away, and I need to take her card and Disney inspired present around to her.  I thought I'd use Wrynn to make her card.

I printed her in very feint grey onto watercolour card and set it with some hairspray

I then painted her in a combination of distress inks and Sprectum noir watercolour pens.

I put the background together on Craft artist and fussy cut her put before mounting her onto the card front.

I hope you like her...





I'd like to enter her into:

A beautiful mess - anything goes
crafting with friends - anything goes (2nd entry)
Creative fingers - Anything goes
Crafts galore encore - anything goes
The sisters of craft - anything goes

Thank you for leaving your comments - it makes my day to open them!

Love
Rachael




Saturday, 16 April 2016

New baby Card


Hello all.

I've just returned back from the most amazing holiday in Florida where we went to all the usual tourist attractions - I think I was more excited than Harrison!  It was to celebrate my 40th birthday which is looming next Thursday.  I dressed in Minnie mouse ears at Disney as well as Griffindor hats for the trip to universal, I couldn’t help getting into the magic of it all!!

 As for most of you, once the jet lag had worn off, my first evening was spent in my craft room…. I do miss it when I’m away!

 In this short time, I have made two very special cards, for some very special people.  The first one tonight is for an impending birth of a boy to my good friend Sarah.  She’s due any day so to prevent me having to rush one, I’ve made it in advance (I do hope the scan got the right sex!) The second I’ll post tomorrow.

 I delved into my ever expanding Lili of the Valley stamps for this little one called baby with teddy.







He was stamped with stazon ink and painted with distress inks.  The gingham and patterned papers are from a website now sadly closed called pink petticoat, all mounted onto craft card with flowers and lace from my stash.


The leaves are a Sue Wilson Die set coloured with pastel green promarkers for ease.  The sentiment is a ‘Simon says Stamp’ one that I just love!

The whole thing was mounted onto kraft card, with a tonic header die for interest behind.


Inside the sentiment is from Cuddly buddly.

I’d like to enter it into:

Crafty friends - for a child
Fantasy Stampers - New baby
Hiding in my craft room - lots of layers
Suzybee's bloomin challenge - anything goes with male twist
Brown sugar - anything goes
Crafting with Friends - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by - it means a lot to read your lovely comments that you take time to enter - it is appreciated!

See you tomorrow...

Love
Rachael

Friday, 15 April 2016

April challenge - All Dressed Up!

Hello fellow bloggers

hope everyone is feeling Spring like!

We have another challenge starting over on our blog to win some of those Fabulous images (including the new releases!  if you haven't seen them, hop over and check out the DT inspiration and keep checking back too as they keep coming each week!)

My inspiration this time is made using the little darling rubber stamps designed by Wendy


.  I was lucky enough to be given one of these to play with and they are fabulous.

I used the smaller stamps to make the background, and stamped and coloured the main image.  All coloured with promarkers, and finished with a white gel pen.  I then cut out apertures in both the front image and a black card for matting underneath, along with a hole in the main card blank.  Inside the card I lined with matching pink spotty paper.  The flowers are from a magazine freebie that I coloured, cut and decoupage up.

I think she is a stunning image and I have used her on several birthday cards for friends and family.

Please stop by the blog and give our challenge a go - the only requirement is for you to use an All Dressed up image.  Why not check out our Facebook page too for another chance to enter and win.

The Fabulous Dressie DT have made their usually high standard of inspiration of you're a little stuck for ideas!

See you all soon

Rachael





Tuesday, 15 March 2016

All dressed up March 15th Challenge

Hello crafting friends!

Please pop over to our latest challenge at all Dressed up - on the blog there are some new releases as well as the chance to win some of Wendy's fantastic images in our latest challenge.

Its anything goes - just as long as you use an All Dressed Up image.  If you haven't got any, there are even freebies to be found on the website!

Here is my inspiration for this month.

This image was released as a rubber stamp, but Wendy has also now put them in her shop as digis.  its called 'time for walkies' and can be found here.  I've also used some papers from the Etsy store.  Very reasonable priced and they print beautifully. If you want them they can be found here

On with the inspiration then!



  I just wanted a nice CAS feel to showcase both the gorgeous image and those lovely papers.  She was coloured with promarkers and the raised dots are a cosmic shimmer pearl PVA.  The papers were imported into craft artist and printed, before being matted and layered onto brown card stock.  The 'Hello' sentiment is from a BoBunny set.

Our DT have done themselves proud again, so please hop over to the blog to check out their creations.  Our Facebook challenge this month is Flowers so if you pop any type of flower on you can enter there too!  Just stuck for ideas?  Our Pinterest page has tons of cards and projects to look at.

Right - I'm off to do something fun - probably making more cards!

See you all soon - thanks for stopping by and leaving some love!
Rachael

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Wedding theme - All dressed up new release

Hi Everyone

there's another fantastic release over at all dressed up this month - all wedding themed, just in time for you to make those invites, wedding stationary and cards for the summer!

Check them out on Etsy we have:

The gorgeous bride

The wedding cake


On your wedding day and last but not least


Over the moon.

There are also so gorgeous wedding papers in lovely soft pastel colours

I used on your wedding day to make this sweet card.


The background is a lace digistamp from a serif kit that I coloured blue on Craft artist to match the shoes.  In the same kit is a Mr and Mrs lace stamp, so I also used this in the bottom corner.  The image was coloured with a combination of creams and greys, with a hint of blue and then totally covered with hunky-dory fairy kisses glitter.  Finished on each corner with a dot of cosmic shimmer blue. 

I hope you like this - please check out the fabulous inspiration from the talented dressie DT on our blog here or our Facebook page here - oh and if you fancy entering our challenges, you could win some of Wendy's fab images too - including these ones!

See you all soon

Rachael




Sunday, 28 February 2016

New fluffy Besties

Hi Everyone.

As soon as I saw this new range from Besties, I knew I had to have some, I think they are so gorgeous!

I also saw red spots before I'd even started colouring her, which then turned into primary colours and spots!



She was coloured with a combination of Promarkers and spectrum noir colour blend pencils.  The spots on her dress and shoes were done with a white gen pen.

The papers are from various paper and card stashes with two matching die cut flowers (the middles are cosmic shimmer pearl drops) with a sentiment from an old stamp set.

I just love it!  I may send this to my Aunty for her birthday.

I'd like to enter this into:

crafting with dragonflies - Birthday card
craft for the craic - something to make you smile (well I hope it did)
Simply Papercraft - anything goes
crafting with an attitude - anything goes
Seize the birthday - anything goes


Thanks for stopping by!

See you soon
Rachael
x