Wednesday, 16 December 2015

All Dressed up sponsors Kit and Clowder

Hi everyone!

Sorry I've been away - rather busy at the moment with work and Christmas preparations.  I have a ton of photos I need to post but just haven't had time.  I'm popping on here today though for some very exciting news.

All Dressed Up are sponsoring Kit & Clowder for day 16 of their Christmas Advent Calendar. eeekkk - how exciting!

There's a competition to win 3 All Dressed Up images and a massive 20% Discount Code to the whole store! found here!

Find all the details on the All Dressed Up Blog here! But you have to be quick or you'll miss out!

Here's my inspiration for this challenge

She's one of the Christmas girls.  I've coloured her with a combination of promarkers and spectrum noir pencils. I them die cut her out with the nesting Tattered lace circle dies, along with a backing paper from a first edition pad and silver mirri card. I cut a further large white circle in sturdy card, folded in half to make the support for the back

the sentiment is a Crafters companion one that I cut and inked the edges, added some snowflakes die cuts and a bow - and that made a lovely simply Christmas card...

Please check out the blog for the competition and get your 20% discount for today only!


Thanks for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments


Sunday, 15 November 2015

November 15th Challenge

Hi everyone

Its another challenge over at All Dressed Up and with it our winners of the blog hop!  good luck to those who entered and thank you for all the wonderful comments!

Why not now enter our challenge using the Freebie, new releases or in fact any of the gorgeous All Dressed up images.  If you'd like more freebies please click here!

Well Christmas is well underway in our house.  The shopping centre I work at has just switched on the Christmas lights and opened the Grotto so i guess we're officially on countdown.

To help with the Christmas cards I've made this nice and simple one as inspiration.

I used kraft card and stamped some trees and embossed with gold glitter embossing powder.  I coloured the image (found here) with promarkers and fussy cut her out, before stamping and embossing the sentiment.  Its mounted on a piece of scrap white card which I use double sided sticky tape and glitter to match the edges to the embossing

There are loads more gorgeous images here on etsy - or enter our competitions on the blog or Facebook for a chance to win some.  
Our newest challenge (click pic below)

I'd like to enter this into:

Brown Sugar - No patterned Paper
Christmas Stamping -Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Creative moments - anything goes
Fab 'n' funky - Clean and Simple

Hope to see you again soon - thank you again for your fabulous comments 
Rachael x

Sunday, 8 November 2015


Hi everyone

Only yesterday I announced on the blog hop that there was a freebie coming... and here it is!

If you want to join the blog hop, click here to leave me a comment.

Here is my card using this little cutie

I have never used yellow and grey before, but fell in love with these pink petticoat papers.

She's been brought to life with promarkers and cosmic shimmer glitter glue.  I die cut a doily (first cut around balloon so it could go over the die) then backed her with grey card.  The happy birthday sentiment is a Simon says stamp, stamp.

If you want to get hold of our freebie you'll find it here

Please check out Facebook for more competitions and inspiration from fellow Dressy girls.  The DT have made some amazing cards, so please pop in on our blog to see the up coming designs!

Thank you so much for taking time to leave me a comment  it makes my day to get them!

I'd like to enter this into:

See you soon

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Blog hop!!!

Hello everyone

we are celebrating a very happy 2nd birthday for the fabulous 'All dressed up' which means new releases, a blog hop and coming soon... a new freebie... watch this space for news!

This is one of the stops on the blog hop, and thank you for landing here!  I'll be choosing a comment in readiness for the winners to be announced on 14th November and each winner will choose an image (including the new releases) as their prize!

The new releases for this month are:

Christmas Deer                                    Christmas Penguins                 Christmas Present

and finally Christmas star

You can find all these images here in etsy to purchase, along with so many others it may be difficult to choose!

If you haven't yet started Christmas cards, these images are perfect whatever your style!

Check out our Facebook page for more competitions or our pinterest page for inspiration.

Here is my card for the hop, I used Christmas penguins

The image is coloured with my trusty promarkers.  The papers and sentiment are from Pink Petticoat, finished with black card for matting and layering and sprinkles of glitter!.

Leave me a lovely message, not only will you be entered into the winners hat for the prize, it also makes me feel all warm and fuzzy to know people read my ramblings.

You've made it this far, only a few more to go.  Your next stop should be Sheila - Her card is stunning!

Good luck everyone!

See you all soon


Thursday, 15 October 2015

All Dressed up for Mummy

Hello everyone.

We have another fabulous challenge over at All Dressed up.  As ever its anything goes - just as long as you use an All Dressed Up image.

All of the fabulous images can be found here on Etsy (including the little cutie I've used below), or we have some beautiful freebies here

We also have a Facebook challenge here with the theme 'Autumn colours'

or if you need more inspiration, why not try our pinterest page here

So its now the middle of October - how quickly has the year gone!  I thought I'd showcase a cute little Halloween image called 'All dressed up for Mummy'

I coloured him with promarkers and then fussy cut him out.  Placing him to one side I printed the words 'Happy Halloween' in a spooky font onto cheap copy paper, and then tore the whole sheet up.  Using Distress ink (Old paper) to age it and make it a bit tatty, I cut backing orange card to size and randomly glued on the strips to look like bandages, and added a bit of glitter to the edges. I mounted the cutie on using glue gel and finally mounted on black card and added to a card blank.

I hope you like it.

I'd like to enter him into:
Aud Sentiments - Halloween (and a sentiment)
Crafting with an attitude - anything goes
Crafty Girls creations - anything goes
Moving along with the times - Halloween
Crafting by designs - Halloween
The Male room Challenge - Halloween
Through the craft room door - anything goes

Thanks so much for your kind messages, I love to read them all!  See you all soon


Wednesday, 7 October 2015

All Dressed up - October releases

Hi everyone

Another fabulous set of images released from Wendy this month.  I think these are some of my favourite images ever!  if you want to get them click here  to find them on Etsy.

Our newest challenge (click pic below)

I know you're dying to see them.... so here they are!
                Paris                                              Dino

                Topnot                                   Magical Woodland

Aren't they just stunning!  want to know what you could make with them - then we have some gorgeous cards from our DT displaying on the All Dressed Up blog over the next four weeks. Check back each Wednesday for inspiration - you won't be disappointed!

Oh and while your making these lovely creations why not enter them into our 'Anything goes challenge on 1st or 15th of every month - or if you want a theme, go to our Facebook page (search All dressed up digital stamps) for an extra challenge.

Winners of these competitions have the chance of choosing some of Wendy's amazing images - including these shown here.

Or if you want extra inspiration on any of the images why not try Pinterest.

So what did I make.... well here he is.  This image is Dino, and as soon as I saw him I thought baby boy...

I made a nice CAS card this week, no frills or embellishments, just a few simple papers (purchased also from Etsy) and the image coloured with Promarkers.

I just adore him - hope you like him too.

I'd like to enter this into:

Craft your passion - anything goes
Crafting from the heart - anything goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday - two patterned papers
Papertake weekly - anything goes
Passion for promarkers - stripes
Come and get it challenge- for the boys

Thanks for stopping by - please check out the blog for more inspiration!  Oh and I am always so grateful if you take the time to leave me a message - I read them all and they make my day to receive them!

See you all soon...

Friday, 2 October 2015

Friday Sketch challenge 101

Hello Bloggers!

Hope you are all doing well!  Its the end of the week (Yay happy dance time!) so its time for another challenge over at Friday Sketch Challenge.

How the time is flying - I can't believe we are into October already!

This week you are playing for the chance to win £20 embellishment pack with this fab sketch

Here's my take on it using a stamp from 'The stamping boutique'

She was coloured with promarkers the cut out.  The background was embossed with a sweet poppy stencil, then a border cut with a Martha Stewart punch.  A sentiment, bit of ribbon and some pearl drops later, we have a finished card...

Thanks so stopping by here - please hop over and check out our challenge!

See you soon

Sunday, 27 September 2015

New release - Fly away butterfly

Hello everyone

Have you seen the new releases at All Dressed up - some more fabulous images from Wendy that I couldn't wait to use!

The new ones look like this:

       Fly away butterfly                          Follow your dreams                         for you

         Love my teddy

You can get them from etsy here  and here's my inspiration using 'fly away butterfly'.

I coloured her with promarkers.  The background sentiment is a crafters' companion one.  I die cut a circle from pink then a slightly bigger scalloped circle from pearlescent white, before using an embossing plate to give dimension and layering together.

She was fussy cut out and added to the card along with some flowers (a combination of those from my stash and some handmade ones which were die cut and coloured with distress inks)

Please drop over to All Dressed up to check out the other DT inspiration and while there why not enter our latest challenge too for a chance to win some of these fantastic images!

Thanks so much for looking!  please stop by at All dressed up and check out the other DT inspiration for these images - they are just stunning!!

I'd like to enter this into:
Laural craft - lets get girly
Polkadoodles - favourite shape card (Square!)
Cards galore - anything goes
Cute as a button  - anything goes
One stitch at a time - Anything goes with leaves

See you all very soon!

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Friday sketch 100

Hello everyone

Ready for another sketch challenge??  Its a great one this time:

we are sponsored by my other DT this week - there's a chance to win some of Wendy's fabulous All dressed  up images!

I used party frock for my card and here it is:

The papers are from a Nitwits digi kit (i think its the dressed= shop one??)  I printed and coloured the image with a promarker and spectrum noir combo, and then all around the edge of the white I stamped little flowers and hearts using purple and pink inks  The butterflies are a Hunkydory stamp set, covered in purple sparkly glitter.

I hope you like it!

Daring card makers - fashion week (party frock)
Aud sentiments - anything goes with a  sentiment
Crafting with a attitude - anything goes
crafty hazelnuts patterned paper - anything goes with patterned paper

Thanks for stopping by please leave me a little message so I know you've been!

See you soon

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

All dressed up - I heart dogs!

Hi everyone

Well we've survived the first week of school - so much so, that Harrison wanted to go the weekend and was disappointed to find he had to spend it with us!  ha ha - at least he enjoys it.... lets see how long it lasts!

It is once again time for the latest all dressed up challenge available here.  Each month I spend ages looking at Wendy's fab images trying to choose one... this time the very difficult choice was made to go with my other passion - dogs.

We have two German shepherds who look nothing like these cuties, but I love them all for different reasons!

This fab image comes as both the full one with all the doggies and the text, and also with each part separately.  With this in mind I made a set of things this time

So, so cute!  The card was made using backing papers from Polkadoodles Octavia set, with blue and black plain card.  The wiggly lines were made using a spellbinders edger die.

The gift bag was a template cute out again of the backing paper, and the tag - well you guessed it the same paper there too!  The sentiment on the tag and bag were stamped in chalk ink and they are from a crafters companion set.

All of the images were coloured with spectrum noir pencils and blended for shading with a sprinkler of glitter to finish.  I even used the images on the card insert to match!

So why don't you hop over to our challenge at All dressed up - there's no theme, the only rule is that you must use an all dressed up image and you can win some of these gorgeous images.  If you don't have any, then there are freebies available here

I'd like to enter this into:

Thank you so much for stopping by my piece of the internet - please leave me a message if you land here as it makes my day to receive emails other than junk and groupon vouchers!

See you soon