Monday, 30 December 2013

Last challenges for 2013

Evening bloggers!

I can't believe that 2013 has nearly gone, and what a year for me.  I started my blog and have done three wedding stationary sets this year, not to mention everything else that happened at work and in with my lovely family.  I am blessed!

To finish this year off - here's some challenges I've made over the last couple of evenings while I've been relegated to the craft room while hubby plays his x-box game he got for Christmas.. oh dear, poor me!!

Once again apologies for the photo quality - I've had to edit in photoplus due to my light - but... I have ordered with my Christmas money a light box thingie so as soon as it arrives, the shadows and over exposure will be no more! (She says hoping she can remember how the settings change on her camera!)

The first one is for:
Papertake - Sketchie free for all - chosen #79 from May
Allsorts - brown, blue and aqua
Inkspirational - anything goes
Seize the birthday - anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Birthday

My fairy is a digi stamp from Meljen designs (BTW she has some cute freebies on the site too!).  I've coloured in promarkers (Vanilla, blush and sunkissed pink for the skin, aqua, glacier blue, denim and blue pearl for the dress, canary yellow for the crown and tan, caramel and cocoa for the hair)  her fairy dust is Jones tones diamante glitter.  the backing papers are from a digi kit, and I've mounted on brown kraft wrapping paper, finished with a rickrack, a wooden heart, and a sentiment.

The second one is for
Sketch and Stash for the lovely sketch (I turned the sketch 90 degrees)
Crafty little fairies - anything goes
This is one of the freebies on Meljen designs.  using the remainder of the backing paper I printed for the above card, I also printed the word YOU and cut into squares.  Matted and layered everything up, then used a punch and crocheted ribbon for the edge.  The flowers were off cuts of the paper, curled and glittered with die cut leaves.

My final card is for Cas(E) this sketch.

this is a digi stamp from Stitchy bear - I won three stamps on Cutie pie challenge and this was one of the ones I chose!
Coloured in promarkers (tan, caramel, henna, shale, lime green, moss green, olive green, poppy and cool grey 2), then finished with red gems and backed onto red paper.

Thanks so much for dropping in - please leave me a lovely comment so i know you've been - it makes my day to read them!

oh and a very Happy New Year to you all - I hope it brings you health, happiness and prosperity!


Thursday, 19 December 2013

New DT challenge

Hi all

well - I am soooo proud to announce I've been chosen as a DT for another challenge blog.  Sentimental Sunday have kindly picked me along with some other ladies to form their DT for the coming few months.  I note that some of those lovely ladies have joined the blog - so welcome!  I'll pop over to yours later and join up!  Can't wait for some new challenges in 2014!

Well Christmas is almost upon us, only 6 more sleeps until the big day... I might just get everything wrapped and given out by then, although its gonna be tight!!

I've got one more Christmas card to make and write and then I'm done - so I thought I'd share some of my most precious ones!

The first one is for my husband.  Using a clean and simple design, I've digi stamped a cuddly buddly image 5 times and used it to colour and layer.  its coloured with promarkers (poppy, ruby, walnut, cool grey 1 to 5, olive green, lime green, moss, vanilla, tan and caramel), then using the all important glitter (used red and gold) to finish.  The whole thing was mounted onto a printed background with the sentiment all put together in craft artist Sorry about the pictures - I can't seem to get the right balance without the natural daylight

I want to enter this on into:
Passion for promarkers - Include a sentiment
Papertake - Last Christmas card
Here come the boys - Anything goes
Glitter and sparkle - red and green
613 Avenue Create - anything goes with CAS twist

This next one was made for my Mother in law to send to my Father in law.  The backing papers are from a Kay Miller digi kit and the image was another cuddly buddly image.

It was as ever coloured with promarkers.  This one was made as an easel card.

I want to enter this into:
I love promarkers - more than one fold
Here come the boys - anything goes

Thanks so much for dropping by - please leave me a message if you do - so I know you've been.


Monday, 16 December 2013

Friday Sketch Challenge #59

Hello everyone

its time once again for the Friday Sketch Challenge number #59.

The sketch this time is from Christine

and is sponsered generously by

with two images up for grabs!

My interpretation was done for my friends birthday.  Using a cuddly buddly stamp, I coloured with promarkers (I forgot to write the colours down for this one... sorry!)
the backing papers are from a digi set that came with craft artist.
This was a great sketch, so versatile, so why don't you give it a go, and upload your cards to Friday Sketch Challenge

Thanks for dropping by - please leave me a comment if you have so I know you've been!


Friday, 13 December 2013

Friday Sketch challenge #58

Hello everyone

Seems I'm back into the swing of things. Its been a while, sorry followers! I've been studying very hard for a degree level qualification, so I've had many a long night at the dining table for the last few weeks, however I'm now done (and hopefully I've passed) and life goes on as normal, which means crafty time!!! Yay!

Back to the challenge...

Check it out over at Friday Sketch Challenge.  The winner gets a great prize of 2 free digis from
and the sketch looks like this:
Thanks to the lovely Carole.

Here's mine using one of the cute reindeer's from 2 cute 2 ink.

lovely muted lilac and blue backgrounds, matted and layered, with the image coloured in Promarkers (Vanilla, Caramel, Sandstone, Tan, Sunkissed pink, Coral, Lilac, Amethyst, Aquamarine and Denim blue). finished with a spot of glitter, ribbon and some gems.  The sentiment is one from cardcraft.

hope you like it - please stop by and have a go!

Love Rachael
ps I promise not to leave it so long next time!