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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







Saturday, 27 February 2016

All dressed up - new release, Love birds

Hello all

I told you it was coming - here's the second image from the new releases

If you missed it last time - there are some amazing new releases in the Etsy store here (as well as some much loved oldies!)

This time I used 'love birds'


Avery simple card using spotty background matted and layered on black to make it pop.  The image was fussy cut out, coloured with promarkers and copious amounts of blue glitter added!

I added a computer generated 'you' and the heart frame was cut using my 'scan and cut'.  The whole thing was mounted on foam pads for dimension.

So easy, but it can be adapted for wedding, engagement as well as valentine (there is always next year) or even Feb 29th - Single ladies time to propose to your blokes!!!

Please stop by our blog and check out the inspiration from our talented DT, and while your there enter our challenge to win more of Wendy's gorgeous images.  Don't like blogs - no escape - try Facebook!

Thanks for dropping by - please leave me a message!

See you soon
Rachael
xx

Crafty friends GDT


Hi everyone

I was asked to be part of a GDT for crafty friends and jumped at the chance to help out.  They have a new challenge over on their blog with the theme Flowers.  All Dressed Up is sponsoring this - so hop on over for a chance to win some of Wendy's fabulous images!

Spring is only just around the corner - so to get us in the mood I've made a card in some lovely bright cheerful colours.


I used 'love my puppy' from the etsy shop here and coloured her with promarkers.

The flowers were cut out using my scan and cut and shaped and glued.  The tulips I brought from wild orchid crafts.  The backing paper is from a Lili of the Valley pad (that they have sadly discontinued now) all mounted onto a scan and cut shaped card.

I hope you like it - I love this image with the cute dog!!

I'd like to enter this into:

See you all very soon

Rachael
x


Saturday, 20 February 2016

All dressed up new release - Time for a cuddle.

Hello everyone

Oh my - have we got a treat for you this month at All Dressed Up!  its release time and all of these images are simply stunning.  It maybe a difficult choice if you want to purchase one!

Here they are:

Always time for a cuddle


Pitter patter raindrops


Love birds


Love you

you can buy all of these and many more from etsy here

I made three cards for this release - but you'll have to 'watch this space' for the second image!  The first one I made using Always time for a cuddle - isn't she just the cutest!




I made her supersized on a 6 x 6 piece of card and coloured her with promarkers. (I finally finished the set thanks to a sale online! woo hoo!)  I then cut around the edge leaving a shaped card at the front.  Inside I glued a piece of backing paper in similar colours.

A really simple card but so effective.... and then I thought hmmmm I could make something not so CAS too - so I made this one!



This one was cut and dimension added by creating decoupage with four layers.

The papers were from a card set of dotty papers and the floral is from a LOTV paper pad.  added flowers and the stamp shape are also LOTV stamps coloured and cut out with added Cosmic shimmer pearls.  finished with flowers, raffia and a sentiment.

two very different cards from one image!  look out for the next one soon!

I'd like to enter this into:


If you have been inspired, why not join our challenge on either facebook, blog or both! and check out the other very, very talented ladies on our DT - its a privilege to work with them!

Thank you soooo much for stopping here - leave me some love, you know you want to!