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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Sentimental Sundays - Single layer card

Hi everyone

Hope you've all had a good week.  Been away from the crafty room a lot this week - I seem to be struggling with inspiration, despite being surrounded with more crafty goodies than any human being should actually own!  I think its because of a sore back and generally I'm exhausted.  Centre Parcs can't come quick enough (although its not until March!)

Anyway - enough moaning!  It is once again time for Sentimental Sundays weekly challenge and this week its Single layer cards.

I haven't done a single layer for a while and had a go with a couple of stamped cards, but wasn't entirely happy with the results.  I reverted back to a digi with a stamped sentiment and doodles lines around it.

I remembered I had the new Polka doodles digis and decided to use one of these, coloured with trusty promarkers.



I'd like to enter this into

Allsorts - the colour purple
Challenge up your life - single layer
Less is more - wings
Addicted to stamps - make your mark
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - clean and simple

Thanks for dropping by, please leave me a comment - it makes my day to read them! x

See you all soon!

Love
Rachael

Springtime

Hi everyone

Just a quick stop in to share a recent make for my lovely Mum's birthday.  I made this card for her from my son who calls her Nanny.





The flowers were stamped from a magazine freebie, coloured and layered up. The image was coloured with promarkers and is a Lili of the valley stamp.  I die cut the frame using two different dies and layered coloured paper underneath and acetate for the window.  Inside the card I digitally wrote a sentiment that forms the insert.  All finished with a wink of Stella to make it sparkle.

I'd like to enter this into:
Crafty Catz - for a Special Lady
Cute card Thursday - Floral Delight
Red rubber design - lets hear it for the girls
Inspiration Destination - anything goes
Creative card crew - birthday with a sentiment

Thanks for dropping by, please leave me a comment - it makes my day to read them! x

See you tomorrow with another SS challenge

Rachael
xx

Sunday, 15 February 2015

All dressed up - anything goes challenge

Hi Blog land.

Today is the 15th meaning a brand new anything goes challenge over at ADU

I'm so lucky to be able to chose from Wendy's fabulous images - and so can you, as you can get your hands on 3 images if you're lucky enough to win our challenge!

Here's my card using a 'little me time'.




Isn't she just fabulous!!!  You can find her here in the etsy store 

She was coloured with promarkers, the sentiment is a 'Simon says stamp' set.  The papers are from a first edition pad, finished with flowers, ribbon and a die cut leaves. (I am loving this ivy, its a Britannia die I brought for Christmas and I find myself using it all the time!!)

please hop over and check out the fabulous DT inspiration, and give it a go to win a fantastic prize!!


Thanks for dropping by, please leave me a comment - it makes my day to read them!

Love
Rachael
x

Sentimental Sundays - Valentines with Kids

Hello everyone

This is the first of two posts today - my DT commitments have clashed...

Another week almost over - I just don't know where time goes.  I had intended a crafty day Friday, but best laid plans and all, i ended up with about 2 hours and then i was lost for inspiration and ended up trawling Pinterest for ideas...

The first one is all about Sentimental Sundays and Valentines with kids and our kind sponsor this week is Paper nest dolls who provided this fabulous image.  This is so versatile and could be used for so many occasions.



I just love this spotty card from Anna Marie designs - I brought a few packs, so I'm sure you'll all be sick of seeing it soon! the white background (you can just see int he first picture) is embossed using the crafters companion hessian effect folder.

She was coloured with promarkers.  The butterflies were from a magazine freebie stamp set, I stamped twice (one on spotty card and once on acetate to build dimension).  The sentiment is a computer generated one with Peggy Font (it has cute hearts on it too!)  finished with a punched edge and ribbon and some tiny heart stamps cut out onto the same embossed pattern

Hope you like her - please hop over to SS and join in our challenge.  If not at least to check out the talented DT team inspiration.

Thanks for dropping by, please leave me a comment - it makes my day to read them! x

Rachael
xx

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Sentimental Sunday - seeing Red

Hi everyone

Happy Sunday!  Its again time for another fabulous challenge at Sentimental Sundays and a fantastic sponsor.  this week its:
AuroraWings Blog Badge Wisteria
Donating a fantastic $15 worth of images!

Our challenge this week is see red - whether it be a little or a lot, of you have red on your card or project, why not pop over and enter for a chance at the fantastic prize

Here's my inspiration:





This is such a fabulous image.  I left the card quite plain, as the image is so gorgeous I didn't want it to become lost.  It was coloured with promarkers and pencils. The border is a tonic die cut edge with the new crafters companion embossing board in the background (leaf - I couldn't resist last weeks' pick of the week on create and craft!)  A printed sentiment and some ribbon was enough.

I'd like to enter this into:
The corrosive challenge - a splash of colour
Card mania - add some red
4 crafty chicks - hand coloured image


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Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Guest DT for Crafting by design

Hi everyone!

I am so excited this week to have been asked to be a guest DT by Crafting by designs. Back in December they chose my card as a spotlight card, and asked if I would join them for Feb!

Over at their page (here)  there is a challenge for anything goes.  Here is my card for this challenge.




She is from Polkadoodles and is from the Octavia range.  I coloured her with my trusty promarkers.  The paper is a digi print from the same range.  finished with a punched strip and ribbon, die cut frame, die cut ivy (Britannia die inked with distress inks) and flowers from my stash.

There's some fab inspiration on the blog as well as prizes and a chance to be in the spotlight next time so please check it out!
 
Thanks for dropping by, please leave me a comment - it makes my day to read them! x

Love
Rachael
x

Friday, 30 January 2015

Friday Sketch challenge - sketch 87

Hello everyone

Friday sketch is having another weekly challenge click here!
This fortnight we are very kindly sponsored by:



And the sketch is from the lovely Shirley


Here is my take on the sketch (and this week its not a square card either!)




I used one of my Tatty twinkle stamps. Shes been coloured with promarkers as have the flowers and butterflys.  The little flowers and butterflies were from the same stamp set.  The bigger flowers are a petal shape stamp, multistamped and shaped into a flower.  This stamp and the backing paper were from the recent weekender from craftwork cards.

I hope you like it!

I'd like to enter this into:
Loves rubber stamps - Pink and Girly
PDE linky party - use kids on your project
Sweet 7 design challenge - anything new (new papers and stamps)
Fairytale stampers - flowers



Thanks so much for looking!  please leave me a comment - it makes my day to read them! x

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes

Hello Everyone

Its another fab challenge over at Sentimental Sundays, this time you can all join in - anything goes (as long as it has a sentiment!)

We are challenged by Sweet pea stamps - a fantastic site with some stunning digis!

Here's my card with a Ching-Chou Kuik image





She's been coloured with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils, with accents with a gel pen.  The background is a combination of Distress inks, speckled with water. I've over stamped using an inkylicious crackle stamp.  I've used a hexagon die cut and over the top layered a ribbon and bow.  The sentiment is computer generated then inked.  The whole thing topped with die cut flowers that I've inked and then dipped into my melt pot making them look shiny and almost like plastic, then a little black gem in the middle.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Sister act card challenge - anything goes
Aud sentiments - anything goes
Crafty creations challenge - something old, something new (new digi and die cut, old ribbon and inks)
Scrappers delight - anything goes with a twist favourite colour. Purple all the way!!!)
Craft dee bowz - handmade bow



Thanks for dropping by, please leave me a comment - it makes my day to read them! x

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Sentimental Sundays - New beginnings

Happy Sunday everyone.

A busy weekend for me again, today we welcomed two new members to the Evans household, today we brought two gorgeous German Shepherd puppies.  They are just so beautiful, but already a handful, as I type I can here my husband fetching the mop for the fourth time today!!!

Back to the challenge in hand - this time new beginnings.  I thought long and hard about this one and realised that there is nothing like a new beginning than a life, so chose to do a new baby card.

Our lovely sponsor Bugaboo are offering a generous prize to our winner, so please hop over and check out the competition and enter our challenge.




This is a bugaboo image called Benny Blocks.  He's been printed twice then coloured with promarkers.  I've then cut out parts and layered them up for dimension adding a 'wink of Stella' onto the clouds and stars (although this is difficult to spot in the photo!).  I wanted this to be a CAS card, so opted for a plain white background.

I'd like to enter this into:

Chocolate, coffee and cards - no circles
Crafty Catz - new beginnings
Daring card makers - January Blues (the colour)
Stamping with Dragon - new beginnings
Aud sentiments - anything goes


Thanks for dropping by, please leave me a comment - it makes my day to read them! x

See you soon

Rachael

Friday, 16 January 2015

all dressed up - take 2

Hello everyone

I'm not sure what happened with my last post for this - it was due yesterday, but for some reason it didn't publish

Better late than never though!

ready for our new challenge over at All dressed up, which if anything goes (as long as you use an ADU image)

For those of you who haven't seen ADU before please check out the etsy shop here for some simply gorgeous designs by the very talented Wendy Burns

Here's my card.


He's actually a freebie ont he all dressed up challenge blog so there's no excuses not to enter our challenge as there are even a couple of freebies you can download.

He was coloured with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils andt he papers are from animal antics first edition pad.  The sentiment stamp is a Simon says stamp set

I hope you like him - and please stop by at ADU for a go, an to check out the very talented ladies other DT work!

I'd like to enter this into

Little Claires - all things bright and beautiful
Cardz for guys - Happy Birthday
Creative card crew - For Kids
Digi Chooseday - Birthday

See you soon
Rachael


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