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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Tuesday morning sketch challenge

Hello everyone

'All dressed up' are sponsoring Tuesday Morning sketch challenge and several of my talented DT's were asked to make a card to showcase for the challenge.

this is the sketch:



and I made this:


As soon as I saw the sketch I immediately thought of a centre stepper card.

The image is one of the summer girls and I coloured her with promarkers and Spectrum noir pencils before fussy cutting her out.  The backing papers are from Pink petticoat that I printed onto plain card stock.  The card was cut using a die as was the oval shape behind the cutie.  Finishing it off it a sentiment from Lili of the valley and a cute little heart shaped button.

Please hop over to the challenge for a chance to win some of Wendy's fabulous images.

I'd like to enter this into:



Thanks for stopping by - please leave me a message if you happen across my small part of the internet, it always makes my day to receive them!

see you soon

Rachel
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Sunday, 21 June 2015

Sentimental Sundays - Fathers day

Happy fathers day to all those dads out there!

In honour of Dad's everywhere SS this week have a masculine themed challenge - simply called 'happy fathers day'

Our sponsor Bugaboo have kindly donated some images to help us make fabulous cards for those special Dad's and I used 'superdad' for this.  I didn't want to make a card for my hubby from Harrison as he had made one at nursery which was so special I wanted this as pride of place.  Instead I made Matt a pennant to celebrate the fact he's a No 1 dad.


I used a x-cut die for the flag and letters to cut out in blue and red card respectively.  I then coloured the image using promarkers, fussy cut him out and stuck him down using silicon glue for dimension. All hanging with a piece of twine!

Matt is a superdad after all!

Have a great day Dad's!!!

Love
Rachael
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Monday, 15 June 2015

Prom princess all dressed up challenge June 15th


Hello everyone

I'm back from holiday all tanned and relaxed (well I was relaxed but that never lasts long does it when you return!)

We had a wonderful holiday in Cyprus - Thanks to the team at the Aliathon Holiday Village we had an amazing time!

Back to mt crafty room though - It's been almost three weeks since I made anything, and if I'm honest, I almost feel a bit out of practice.  Sorry Hubby but that means I'll have to get back in there on a regular basis to get my mojo back!

Back over to the challenge and here's my inspiration, she's called Prom princess and is available here 



I coloured her using promarkers then fussy cut her out.  The flower and head band have a wink of Stella glitter to make them uber sparkly.  The background is red card and I used my Heartfelt creations flower stamp in black to add detail randomly stamping around.  The white mount was distressed using weathered wood distress inks and a bit of white frantage.  The sentiment stamp is from Inklicious.  Matted onto black card, she was mounted using silicon glue for dimension, with a bit of red ribbon and four black sparkly gems to finish.

I hope you like it - please hop over to 'All dressed up' and enter out latest challenge to win three of Wendy's stunning images, or just to check out the other talented DT work.

Please remember if you want to enter, the theme is anything goes, but you Must use an all dressed up image.  If you haven't got one - then you can still join in there are freebies here

I'd like to enter this into:




Thanks for stopping by, and leaving your comments - they always make me smile!

Rachael
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Sunday, 14 June 2015

Sentimental Sundays - you did it - Graduation.

Hello everyone

Its the time of year when many young people are going through exams and completing degree's, so our challenge at Sentimental Sundays is to celebrate this.  Its called - you did it! Graduation theme.

We are sponsored by Drawn with character


And I used one of their images to make this....



Isn't he great - I think he's just perfect!

I coloured him with Promarkers, then detailed with Spectrum Noir pencils.

The paper is from my stash ( can't remember the name of the pad and I'm hopeless as I throw away all packaging when I get something new!)

The sentiment was printed and then punched using a small circle punch, with a little distress ink in rusty hinge to make them pop!

If you are taking exams - good luck (and if you're a parent of a child, i know it can be tough for you too!!)

Please hop over to SS and check out our fabulous DT cards, and if you are making something to celebrate passing those exams, please enter too!

See you soon
Rachael

PS - I am now back from Cyprus, but posting in advance as I am now buried under a huge pile of washing!
:)


Wednesday, 10 June 2015

All dressed up - New releases

Hello everyone

Wow - Wendy has done it again.  These new images are just amazing.  My showcase is Daddy's big present but these are the new images in store here

They are:

Flower fairy


The little flower fairy


Summer fayre


Big present for Daddy


and here is my inspiration





The image is coloured with promarkers.  The papers are from a circus daisy trail digi kit.  I used them both inside and outside the card.

I've also used glossy accents on the cab of the digger to make it look like glass and finished with some buttons.

I hope you like this as much as i do!  oh and hop across to all dressed up and check out the DT cards for the release, and also everyday a new card will be posted too with the new releases from our amazing team (inclduing our latest Dressy team members - welcome ladies!!)

see you all soon

Rachael



Sunday, 7 June 2015

Sentimental Sundays - Vintage

Hello friends!

Over at SS this week we have a new challenge for vintage themed projects.  I really struggle with this theme as its really not my style - but I gave it a go and this was the result.

Our Sponsor is Fred She Said who have some lovely digi stamps as well as pre coloured images.  Thanks you for supplying me with great materials!




I took a pre-coloured rose and used it to make the background papers.  It was just a sheet of copy paper I printed onto before ripping and making it shabby.  I also used vintage photo to age the edges and stamped lightly with a script stamp in places too.

The image is a digi stamp that I printed six times, and cut out the layers before colouring with promarkers.  I then layered them together and added a touch of gilding wax and some glitter glue to add sparkle and shine.

The cheesecloth was also coloured with ink and wet to give an aged look.

I also used a touch of gilding wax around the edges of the papers too.  I used the backing paper to make a matching insert.  All done!


Hope you like it, I'm pleased with the result.  Sorry about the photos the lighting didn't adjust properly leaving it a strange colour.!!

please hop over and join our challenge, our DT's have once again made some fantastic inspired projects!

See you all soon
Rachael
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Friday, 5 June 2015

Friday Sketch challenge 96#

Hello everyone

it is once again time for another sketch challenge over at FSC, and this week it looks like this:



Our kind sponsors this week are Zuri Artsy and I have made this cute little number using one of their digi's



She was coloured with a promarker and spectrum noir pencil combo.  The backing papers are all from a first edition pad called 'love letters'.  The sentiment is a Lili of the Valley postmark set and the card is finished with flowers from stash, a couple of gems, some stickles and finally some Hunkydory sparkly butterflies

Please check out out challenge and look at the DT's other work.

Can't wait to see what you all make

Love
Rachael

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Sentimental Sundays - Moche, latte, coffee etc

Hi everyone

Still sunning myself on a beach, but by the power of technology able to post our latest challenge at Sentimental Sundays. (Blogger allowing of course!)

This week entitled moche, coffee, latte etc, we are kindly sponsored by scrappers delight

and I made this...



I had a digi kit that came with craft artist called cocoa latte, and thought it would be perfect for this card - see the insert for the cute coffee mugs!

The backing paper was also from the kit and I used the punch feature to punch the heart border before layering onto dark brown card.

She was coloured with Promarkers and spectrum noir pencils.  The flowers are also from the digi kit I cut them out and added Brown glitter to the centres,  Finally I used a swirly flourish die for the leaves, a couple of gems and that was here complete!

Hopefully the Pina colada's are flowing rather than cups of coffee, but either way, please stop by to check out my talented teamies and give our challenge a whirl!

See you in a couple of weeks!

Rachael
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Sunday, 24 May 2015

Sentimental Sundays - with sympathy

Hello everyone

Here's to hoping my scheduling works on blogger as I'm advance posting for the next few weeks while I'm sunning myself in Cyprus.  We have a lovely house-sitter who's taking care of the dogs, but its a bit much to ask her to post for me!!  The next few posts will have been written a while ago, so please forgive the lack of personality or references to the world in general I hope you can forgive me!

Back to reality - over at SS we have a very sad but necessary occasion for making cards.  Sadly at some point we all have to make a sympathy card, and often this is difficult.  Our kind sponsor at Pinkydolls has provided some gorgeous images that can be used for such a sad occasion - but equally could be used for other occasions too.

I wanted to make this a nice clean simple card with the image as the main focus as I don't want to detract from the sad message.

Here is my inspiration for you:


She was coloured in a combination of promarkers and spectrum noir pencils.  The sentiment is computer generated and I matted and layered onto a piece of pearlescent purple card stock.

I'm so sorry if anyone is having to make this card because of a lost loved one!

hugs
Rachael
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Thursday, 21 May 2015

Lieu days are great!

Hello everyone

anyone who has read my previous posts will know i worked all weekend, now, while this sucks, it does mean I have a day off in the week to make up for it, and this meant a whole crafting day for me!

Its my Mother-in-law's 70th Birthday next week, so I've been busy making her cards and I also took the time to colour and make up a mega cute tiddly inks card.

Here's two of my several projects today:


this is Fairy wishes from Tiddlyinks.  Coloured with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils.  The back ground was made with a torn piece of copy paper, distress inks and my duster brush. mounted onto black card, with the Tiddlyinks sentiment too.

I'd like to enter this one into:

Aud Sentiments - cute plus a sentiment
Creative knockouts - Sentimentally yours
One sweet challenge - things with wings
613 Avenue Create - anything goes
Through the purple haze - Spring colours


For my Mother-in-Laws card, I cut out the background shapes on my silhouette. then i distressed the egdes to roughen them up a bit.  The background was then made using Victorian velvet and tea dye distress inks and various stamps such as splodges and script.

I used some fibres and various die cuts to make the ivy and the large flower, then flowers from my stash for the rest.  The frame is a paper clay one and the sentiment is a Simon Says stamp from a set. finished with some butterfly stamps from HunkyDory and some stickles.





I'd like to enter this one into:

Crafting by designs - Focus on sentiment
Fab and funky - flora and Fauna
Whimsy inspires - anything but a square card
Card and scrap - flowers

Two very different cards - but I like them both for different reasons.

Thanks for stopping by - please leave me some love in the comments box - it makes my day to get those little emails that are not junk!

See you soon
Rachael
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