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!



  1. Beautiful cards Rachael glad you had a good Christmas and I hope 2014 brings you everything you wished for. Love Alison xx

  2. A delightful collection of cards Rachael.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  3. I love all your cards Rachael! Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our colour challenge. Wishing you a very Happy New Year x

  4. Three fab cards. I especially like the second one. Look forward to your makes of 2014.

  5. great selection of cards. I love the dimension in your first card with the little heart popped up. Thanks for joining us at Ink

  6. Sounds like you have had a great year! I love each one of the cards on this post. Really like You make me smile and the image on the first one is really sweet and we'll done! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday! Happy New Year!

  7. Great cards. I love that adorable fairy image on the first card and that added bling. Well done. Thanks for sharing at Seize the Birthday.
    Happy New Year.

  8. Three really lovely cards Rachael, your first card is so sweet and thanks for entering our challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    Good luck sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

  9. Fabulous cards - love the lace combined with the lacey punching on the second card!
    Thanks for playing at the Crafty Little Fairies!
    Helen x

  10. gorgeous cards rachael.stunning designs and i love your images :D

    xx coops xx

  11. What a fabulous birthday card! Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, hope to see you again real soon! Susan x

  12. What a fabby looking collection of cards. Stunning work! THanks for playing with us over at Papertake weekly
    love n hugs
    Marie, gdt, PTW

  13. Lovely cards!
    Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!


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