Monday, 13 July 2015

two days running!

Hi everyone

My Posts are a little bit like British buses, nothing for ages, then lots together!

I promised yesterday I'd be back today and this time with an All dressed up card, and a Lili of the valley one too!

This first one is made using time to share image from the fabulous all dressed up!  I actually won this before I became part of their DT, speaking of which come back tomorrow for some exiting news about some freebies in a magazine from the lovely Wendy Burns!

Coloured with my trusty promarkers, I used some digi papers from a polka doodles set for the background, and did some faux stitching all around the edges to make it pop.

The flowers are a Sue Wilson die coloured with distress inks (see below for how I got them speckled) and the leaves are also a Sue Wilson die.
The butterflies are from an old die set - I think Marianne but i can't be sure as the packaging is loooong gone!

To get the speckled look, I used a distress ink pad on a glass mat and spritzed water onto it making it form droplets.  I then leave it for a few moments to start and dry up, then add the white card to the drops.  That gives it the dotty look.

Id like to enter this into
Fab n funky - flowers

My second card surprisingly isn't coloured with promarkers - instead I had another practice with the distress inks.

The image was coloured using a variety of coloured distress inks, then die cut using a spellbinders die.  The leaves you may recognise from above, but this time the flowers are a small flower punch, coloured with distress inks then shaped using an embossing tool.  The centre is yellow glitter.

The sentiment is a crafters companion one, and the whole thing is layered onto Anne Marie designs spotty card.

Id like to enter this into:

613 Avenue create - anything goes
Crafty friends challenge - anything goes
Simply papercraft - anything goes
Creative card crew - Die cuts (the oval and the leaves are die cuts)

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments - its appreciated!



  1. 2 gorgeous cards Rachael! Exciting isn't it? X

  2. Two more super cards perfectly coloured. Lovely. x

  3. both so gorgeous rachael.i love your designs and colours and the images are adorable :D

    xx coops xx

  4. Gorgeous cards....Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

  5. Such a cute bear and little flowers , glad you have joined the Crafty Friends challenge, please join our new challenge too, hugs Blankina

  6. Both card are wonderful...Love the light colors and the great lay-out. So glad you joined us at our Challenge at 613 Avenue Create last week. A new challenge began yesterday so, please come back and visit us again. Have a blessed day!

    JO ANN

  7. A really pretty design - thanx for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx


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