Saturday, 23 November 2013

in the nick of time??

Hi all

I've just found a lovely little stamp and sketch challenge - time link finishes is 12 midnight tonight... time is now 11.40pm, am I going to make it.  I hope so!

this is my interpretation of the sketch on Sunday Sketch and Stamp

I used some embossed pearlescent card onto a back ground paper (from my drawer not sure where its from!)  the image is a stamp fairy digi stamp, coloured with promarkers.  (Almond, dusky pink, sunkissed pink, aqua, glacier blue, denim, vanilla, caramel, tan and sandstone) and then glittered using a quickie glue pen and iridescent glitter.  The card  finished with a computerised sentiment, bow made of ribbon and string and some butterflies punched from the same embossed card.

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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Friday Sketch challenge - sketch 57

Hello everyone

time for the latest FSC - sketch 57!

this is the sketch
As designed by fellow DT Alison, and the prize is for $20 to spend online - got to be worth a go hasn't it!

I saw this a perfect opportunity to make another Christmas card - one for our lovely neighbours.

I dusted off an old red and green trimcraft paper pack for the backing papers, and matted and layered with a lovely rich dark green.  The image is a Lili of the Valley one, coloured with promarkers. (vanilla, caramel, tan, cool grey 1, 2, 3 and 4, ruby, poppy, olive green, moss green, lime green)
the sentiment is one from Marianne die and stamp set. I then used a paper punch for the border, holly and poinsettias (which were actually punched from a leaf shape and layered up on a scrap of card to make the flower) splodged lots of stickles around it, and voila - from our family to yours!#

We'd love to see you over at Friday Sketch Challenge so why not pop over and have a go!  can't wait to see what everyone creates...

I'd also like to enter this into:
Bearly mine - red and green

if you've dropped by - thank you so much, please leave me a comment so I know you've been!

Love Rachael

Last day off :(

Hello everyone.

Today is my last day off. :(  after this we are not permitted holiday in December so I'm making the most of it.  I've spent this morning revision for my forthcoming exam, and now I'm doing what I love most... getting covered in glitter and glue and creating.

Firstly I'll share what I've made over the last couple of days.

When experimenting with the All dressed up digi stamps, I printed many different sizes and shapes (so I didn't waste card) so I've used some of them up to create these lovely cards.

This first one I want to enter into:

All dressed up - ribbon and lace
Flutterby Wednesday  - sketch challenge 262#
apologies, but the white on the side of the card, has affected the exposure of the overall photo, I've tried adjusting but its not the best!

Using blue spotty backing paper (actually from a christmas paper pack!) and following the sketch on Flutterby wednesday I constructed the back ground.  die cut the little girl, and coloured using promarkers (Glacier blue, soft aqua, denim, almond, blush, ivory, vanilla, coco, sandstone, tan).  I used white organza ribbon and coloured with denim promarker for colour match, made a cute bow and layered everything up.  finished with two punched butterflies, covered with versamark and Blue blast (Wow) embossing powder

The second one is my my Nieces Birthday next week not to enter into any challenges just for fun!

I already had the image, and so I printed purple backing paper (although it doesn't look very purple in the picture??) and flowers in the same colour.  The then cut out the flowers, shaped and glued, and added glitter to the centres.  The image is coloured in promarkers (vanilla, tan, sandstone, cocoa, almond, dusky link, blush, sun-kissed pink, amethyst, lilac, light mauve and aubergine).  the butterfly is a little wooden shape, covered with versamark and Judikins purple sparkly embossing powder)

Hope you like them - oh and welcome to the new members - it makes me do a little happy dance when I see new people are interested in what I have to say and make!! 

If you do stop by - please leave me a message I'm off to make Harrison's cards for his friends at nursery - I went to The Range yesterday and they have cute little 3 x 3 and 4 x 4 square cards, so it will be easy to make and mass produce using some toppers I've got!

ps - back with the new Friday sketch challenge tomorrow morning - don't miss it!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

best laid plans... and all!

Hello bloggers.

On Monday - I was so full of plans - I had intended to make several cards and post them, but those plans went by the wayside, when my temperature shot up and I've ended up with a nasty bout of flu.  I only had the jab last Thursday, but I must have caught the virus around the time I got my shot, when my Harrison brought it home for Nursery on Wednesday! Typical!!!

Anyway, starting to feel more human (although this may have something to do with the constant supply of cold remedies) and have ventured back to my little space while Harrison is at nursery.

I made this one to enter:

Lawnscaping - polka dots (the background is embossed with dots, as are the flowers)
Lili of the valley monthly challenge - pink and white
613 Avenue create - anything goes
Addicted to stamps - make your mark

This is a Lili of the valley image, coloured with promarkers (ivory, vanilla, tan, sandstone, pale blossom, blossom, pastel pink, dusky pink, sorbet, cool grey 3 and 4).  it is on a spotty embossed 8 x 8 card.  layered with flowers, ribbon and diamante pins from my stash, and a tag with sentiment.  Finished with bling and glitter (as most of my cards are!) BTW I experimented around the edge of the die cut to get a matching finish.  Using a blender pen and soaking the edge, I then ran the blossom promarker around, and it has created a soft edge with no harsh lines - quite pleased with that one!!

Thanks so much for stopping by - please leave me a comment (so I know you've been).

ps - back to the desk for more creating I think...

Monday, 18 November 2013

Happy 1st Birthday Charley

Hello fellow bloggers!

A rare treat today - I'm off work in lieu for the working the weekend, so after catching up on housework, I have found myself in the craft room once again for some me time...

This first card (I will return later with some more no doubt) is to wish Charley a happy 1st birthday.

I also want to enter this into:

Cutie pie - Little cuties
Crafty little fairies - inspired by a song  (Puppy love)
Addicted to stamps - challenge 71 anything goes

This was created using pink petticoat papers, arranged on craft artist 2 to create the background and the happy birthday sentiment all the way around. I inked the edges using Faded Jeans distress ink
The cute puppy is one of the freebies from 'all dressed up freebies' and I printed the digi stamp and coloured with promarkers.  (Cool aqua, denim, cool grey 1, 3 and 4).  He was cut out and stuck on with pinflair to give the card depth, isn't he cute!!

Back later with some more!
Thanks for stopping by, please leave me a message so I know you've been!
Love Rachael

Monday, 11 November 2013

All dressed up for Autumn

Hello everyone

After another busy weekend at work, I managed to sneak in a little crafty time last night, but by the time I'd finished it was a bit too late (even for me) to complete my blog post - so here it is.

I purchased another 'All dressed up' digi stamp, its the Autumn girls and the are just adorable.

I made this card to enter
All dressed up - Autumn colours or give thanks
Flutterby Wednesday - use brown
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with optional 'Thank you'
Bearly mine - anything goes
Glitter and Sparkle - Autumn colours

using all digi papers, sentiment and stamp, coloured with promarkers to match the backing paper.  I then used some vintage lace and a punched border, punched 4 butterflies, in two colours and layered, coloured paper flowers to match too. Finished off with stickles on the flowers and pearls

this one is to enter:
CAS(e) this sketch - sketch #53
All dressed up - Autumn colours
Sentimental Sunday - warm and cosy

This one was a sentiment printed onto pearlescent card, with more vintage lace as a border to form the shape for the sketch.  The girl was coloured with promarkers and cut out.  Nice and simple, but doesn't she look cosy!

Hope you like them!, thanks for popping by please leave me a message it always makes my day to receive the emails!

See you soon

Friday, 8 November 2013

Friday sketch challenge 56

Good morning everyone.

Its time once again for the DT for Friday sketch challenge. I turned the sketch upside down.

this week sponsered by

with a $20 gift certificate.

A few weeks ago - I came across a lovely website with freebies and said I would probably buy some at pay day - well, I did!

They are from 'all dressed up' - its a set of three lovely girls, I only used one on this card.  I actually printed her 5 times, and coloured in various sections to layer her up for dimension, I hope you can see this in the photos!  digi stamp decoupage!!

The frame was cut using two spellbinder dies, and again lifted off the page.  finished with a tag and ribbon.

The backing paper is from pink petticoat and digi printed, and the white was dry embossed.

I'd like to enter this into
Papertake - anything goes
I Love promarkers - all that glitters (the girls underskirt is glittery)
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
CASual Fridays - embossing (dry embossed middle strip)

I hope you like her.  Thanks for stopping by, leave me a message if you have so I know you've been, and good luck with the challenge!


Monday, 4 November 2013

zzzz a long week!

Good very early morning!

Firstly I have to apologise for the lack of blogging this week, I haven't had much craft time as I've had to work nights, and the change of shift has upset my body clock.. zzzzzz.  That should now be over with so I can happily return to my sanctuary that is the craft room!

I've made two cards again to enter in several different challenges.

This one is to enter into
Papertake weekly its a sketch this week - ladies I've rotated and added an extra layer - as it was looking a little lost... hope this is ok!
Glitter n sparkle - use leaves - on my flowers at the bottom.
avenue create 613 - anything goes
I love promarkers - anything goes
Cutie pie - bingo - i used (on the diagonal line) Glitter, Ribbon and Flowers)

I used a digi image from 'all dressed up' and coloured the girls to match the patterned backing paper which was from first edition paper pack called 'Isobelle'.  i used a die cut heart border and some ribbon behind, and some vintage lace across the horizontal.  all finished off with flowers and oodles of glitter.

the next card I want to enter into

Sketch and stash  - challenge 124
Creative inspirations - Bingo - i used a stamped image, ribbon, frantage. (i hope digi stamp counts!)

This is using a stamp fairy image, coloured in promarkers and glittered.  using ribbon, lace and a tag.  the presents are a tim holtz die called presents and bows.  Then scattered all around in blue aqua frantage

thanks for stopping by - and welcome to the new followers, it is very much appreciated, as are all the comments from the all the people who stop by to say hello!

I'll try not to leave it so long next week!

Love Rachael