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Friday, 29 July 2016

3000 Facebook members for All dressed up - lets celebrate

Wow...

We now have 3000 (and counting more each day) members of our Facebook group - so to celebrate Wendy is giving away another cute Freebie.

Jump on over to our blog here to get your hands on it - Aren't they just sooo classy - I love this image!


Coloured with promarkers, using papers from a Trim craft pad. I stamped some tiny flowers around the edge of the image and die cut it out.  Finished with some ribbon and flower trim from my stash.

Please hop over to the blog the other DT have made some stunning makes with this image, plus its free!  When you have your free image, why not enter our Facebook competition the theme is girly - but it only runs until the end of July when a new theme will be announced.

Get making and see you soon

Rachael

Crafting with friends 29th July challenge

Hello everyone

I can't believe its been nearly a month since my last post.  What with work, Harrison finisheing school and the new Pok√©mon game (errrmm yes I'm one of these mad people!) I haven't done much crafting and what I have done, I just haven't had time to blog about it.

I have however foind time to squeeze in a DT for crafting with friends, whose latest challenge is starting today.  Its Anything goes, so no excuses.  Hop on over to enter.

Out generoud sponsor is Robyns Fetish, who is donating images to win, and gave us these scrummy images to work with too.

Here's my insoiration.


Using an elephant never forgets and a typed sentiment using different fonts I printed out the central panel.  I used the same image but flipped it so they are facing each other, they've been coloured using trusty promarkers.

The backing papers are from a trim craft pad called Secret Garden (a bargain from The Works for a fiver!)  matted and layered on black, with matching insert.  Finished with a few pearls in the corner.

I hope you like it

Please check out the DT work on the blog here, and enter our lovely fortnightly challenge.  Good luck!

I' like to enter this into:

Thanks for stopping by - please leave me a message if you land here, it gets lonely in blog land without your lovely support!

Rachael
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Friday, 1 July 2016

crafting with Friends - July challenge

Hello everyone

It is again time for another fabulous challenge over at crafting with friends, and this week our generous sponsor is Bugaboo stamps.



After looking through - I found this one.  I know any little boy would just adore this on a card (I'd know, I make an awful lot of little boys cards!)  the image is called Birthday Monsters

and here is my inspiration...





The image was coloured with promarkers (in as many bright colours as I could find!)  and I used glossy accents on the balloons.  The backing papers are from a spot and strip set (I think from Papermania?) and I punched two yellow stars.  The sentiment is stamped from a bobunny collection.

Please check out the other DT inspiration and hop over to our latest anything goes challenge

I'd like to enter this into:


See you soon

Rachael
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Monday, 27 June 2016

All dressed up June release 2

Hiya everyone

as promised here is part two of this months inspiration for the new releases over at All dressed up (click here to purchase them!)

This one I used Z is for Zebra - as soon as I saw this I immediately though new baby, but its so versatile that it could be used for any child's birthday, thank you or any other occasion.



For this one, I coloured the zebra in pinks and creams from my promarkers collection and fussy cut her out.  I then used papers from the same Nitwit Kit I used for perfect day called 'Authentic' and matted/layered to form the inside of my card.  I cut out an aperture and a frame to match the inside.  The verse is a freebie from a scrapbook page that I added, changed the font and printed to match the aperture.  the front was then finished with some doodles, a waltzing matilda stamp and some cosmic shimmer PVA pearls

Please hop over to the blog to check out the DT inspiration or go to our facebook page.  On both of these we have regular challenges for you to enter for the chance of winning some of Wendy's images.  All we ask is that you use one of the All dressed up stamps and that you hand colour your entry, oh and the blog is anything goes, but Facebook has a monthly theme!

I'd like to enter this into:
crafting from the heart - anything goes
613 Avenue Create - anything goes
lil patch if crafty friends - anything goes
Kitty Bee - baby
crafting with an attitude - anything goes
7 kids college fund - anything goes
I love promarkers - for a child

Thanks once again for stopping by and for leaving such lovely messages, it really does make my day to read them

See you soon
Rachael


Wednesday, 15 June 2016

All Dressed up - June Challenge

Hi Everyone

I've just noticed that we are only a few days away from the longest day - its a shame here in the UK we haven't had much sunshine to enjoy being outdoors.  Don't know what your weathers like but its pouring with rain here again.  WHERE IS THE SUNSHINE!!

Anyway - while its raining and if you looking for something to do, please pop over to our latest blog challenge at All Dressed up blog.

You have the chance to win 3 of Wendy's amazing images from Etsy (and trust me you will have trouble choosing!) .  It is anything goes with the only rules being that you must use an All Dressed Up image (And if you don't have one check out the blog for freebies)

Also if you hop over to our blog, when we reach 3000 followers we'll be giving away another freebie!  so why not hop over to Facebook here and join us.  There is another monthly challenge here too but with a theme.  This month is 'things with wings'

on to my inspiration, and this month I made a bunting banner.  My good friend has recently given birth to a little boy called Jake, so I made this to hang in his nursery.



Its using pirate puppy and it's a pirates life.  I printed double sided card from a Kay Miller digikit and cut out a couple of elements that came with the kit to embellish the banner.  The bunting and letters were from a x cut set I've had for ages.  I coloured the images with promarkers and fussy cut them out, arranging all the items along the flags before securing onto a piece of string.

I hope she liked it - she said she did?

I'd like to enter this into:

Thanks so much for stopping by and looking, please leave me a nice comment as it makes me feel all warm and gooey inside!

See you soon

Rachael
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Monday, 13 June 2016

All dressed up June new releases

Hello everyone!

Eeeeekkkk - I cant wait to show you these new designs by Wendy this month.  They are all soooo perfect!

Dressy fans you are in for a treat!

We have the usual four fab releases, I have this month had the pleasure of using two, and here is the first.

Its called perfect day and can be found here on etsy with all of Wendys other amazing images.  You'll have to wait to see what else I made on the 27th!

Perfect day


Bird Cage


Fairy Flowers


Z is for Zebra


And here's my inspiration - but if you need more hop over to our blog and check out the DTs designs (they are fabulous!) .  If you do buy one of theses crummy images, please check out Facebook or the blog for details of our latest challenges and a chance to win some images (including these!)  All we ask is that you hand colour the image and that the image used is an all dressed up one.



I used papers from a Nitwit digi kit called 'Authentic' which is Navy blue and pink (my new favourite colour combination!)  from this kit I also used the roses and sentiment on the bottom of the easel card.

I coloured the image using promarkers and used a tattered lace square dotted die to cut it all out before folding and layering it all up.

I hope you like it as much as I do, I think its an amazing image!

I'd like to enter this into:
Lemon shortbread - anything goes
Through the craft room door - anything goes
Crafting from the heart - anything goes
Our crafty corner - anything goes
Pile it on - old, new and blue (old promarkers and a left over hunky-dory frame, new image and navy blue papers)
Classic design team challenge - Anything goes (DT for All dressed up)


Thanks for checking in, please leave me some love if you have stopped over here!

See you soon
Rachael






Saturday, 4 June 2016

Crafting Saturday!

Hello everyone

I got a rare treat today.  Hubby has played with our little boy, Harrison, all day and told me to have day to myself in the craft room.  He's cooked tea, washed up and everything today giving me a well earned rest.  How lucky am I.!!!  my washing is mounting up, and the house needs dusting and vacuuming, but there's always tomorrow - right!

I've made a few little things today, the first of which is here.

I made an 5 x 7 easel card, using a Nitwit digi kit called Sympathy and a Lili of the valley stamp.



I coloured her with promarkers and used LOTV sentiment stamp and LOVE.  I added ribbon and some bling, but everything else came from the digi kit.  It is designed as a sympathy kit, but Ijust love forget-me-nots, they are my all time favourite flower so couldn't resist them.  Everything was printed and fussy cut out, before being built up on the card.

hope you like her!

I'd like to enter this into
Crazy 4 challenges - make it floral
Alphabet challenge - G is for girlie
Creative fingers - anything goes
Crafts galore - anything goes
Crafty hazelnuts - anything goes with patterned paper
Cute as a button - anything goes
Papercreator - all about flowers
Aud sentiments - anything goes with a sentiment

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment, it makes my day to receive them.  Hope to see you soon!

Rachael
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Friday, 3 June 2016

Crafting with Friends - June 2nd Challenge

Hi there everyone

Happy half term to all the parents in the UK - I hear all the parents breathing a sigh of relief, and the teachers gulping down the wine dreading Monday morning!

Its time once again for another challenge over at Crafting with friends.  As usual its anything goes and we are kindly sponsored by Sheepski designs (Hello Andrea if you're reading!)


Andrea is starting out with some fabulous images found here on Etsy


I used Kitty Mannequin Model.  I thought she looked so sophisticated that she didn't need loads of embellishment, so I went for texture and dimension instead.



I printed the cherry papers from pink petticoat which is sadly now retired :(   And I paper pieced her skirt.  I then coloured the remainder of the image in promarkers before fussy cutting her out.

I layered up the cherry papers on black for contrast, embossed a piece of plain white card stock with a little heart embossing folder and layered this also onto black with a punched edge.  both this and the image are attached with foam pads to give dimension.  The flowers are a sizzix stamp and die set that I coloured again with promarkers before die cutting them out (my tiny sapphire machine is a godsend for these small dies, they don't move about as much!)

I finished the card with glossy accents on her belt, bag and the roses, and a stamped sentiment in the corner

I hope you like her!

I'd like to enter this into:
Jades sparkling butterflies - anything goes
Crafting with an attitude - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
7 kids college fund - anything goes
Crafting for all seasons - make it girly
I love promarkers - inspired by a song (Model by Kraftwerk, showing my age now!)
Through the craftroom door - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by - please leave me a message if you land here.  Blog emails are so much nicer than junk from wowcher or car insurance firms! 

See you soon
Rachael
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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