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Monday, 22 May 2017

May New release - jungle friends

Hi everyone

I hope you will have already have seen the new releases at All dressed up - there are four very different but equally stunning images been added to the Etsy shop.  If you haven't seen them you can also pop to our blog and have a look at the talented DT inspiration using them.
here they are

My card this month is using Jungle friends - a nice CAS with a bit of decoupage layering.




I printed the image twice and coloured in using promarkers.  I cut out the giraffe and elephant so they'd project forward.  The yellow paper is actually white and I coloured around the edge with the same yellow I used on the giraffe (Pastel yellow I think!),.  The sentiment is printed from my computer, but again coloured with pastel yellow to match.  All finished with some lovely little nuvo drops.

I hope you like it.

I'd like to enter this into:


Please leave me some messages I love to read your kind words and I hope to see you again soon.

Love
Rachael

Monday, 15 May 2017

Challenge 80 at All dressed up

Hello everyone

Wow hasn't that month flown by, I can't believe its time for another challenge at All dressed up....

As ever our blog challenge is anything goes providing you use an all dressed up image.  If you haven't got one and want to participate there are some freebies you can get from the blog to get you on your way to winning three of the fabulous images from the shop on Etsy.

This time I've used a digi stamp called follow your dreams.  I'd just love to be floating away in one of those balloons!



I coloured the image with promarkers and added a touch of glamour dust for sparkle.  The easel I made out of die cut circles, and added backing card from my stash.  The sentiment is a Digi Lili of the valley, finished with flowers I made out of circles of card.

I hope you like it!

I'd like to enter this into:

scrap an craft - use handmade flowers
Craft for the craic - anything goes
creative fingers - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments.

Love
Rachael

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Totally Tropical!

Hi everyone

I made something a little different this week.  My final reminder to pay for my holiday has arrived, and to get me in the holiday mood, I thought I'd give in to the crafting trends and make something totally tropical!





I used a selection of items to make this:
  • Pink petticoat digi image
  • pink petticoat papers
  • kay miller digi kit flowers
  • a very old leaf die (I don't even know the make its that old!)
  • promarkers to colour
I printed all the papers and matted and layered them together.  I love the ombre effect paper, its so smooth and clean! The image was printed and circle die cut around.  It already has the sentiment on it, and I coloured it very simply using promarkers.  Then die cut the leaves, coloured them also with promarkers, before printing and cutting out the flowers.

I hope you like it

I'd like to enter this into:

Crafty Gals corner - anything goes
polka doodle - anything goes
I love promarkers - anything goes
Simon says stamp - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me some love.

Rachael
x

Saturday, 22 April 2017

All dressed up April new releases

Hello everyone

Over at All dressed up its the second of the new release posts to showcase the latest (and most gorgeous) of Wendys Digis and they look a bit like this

Happy 40th, 50th and 60th (not a choice you get all three)



All are available on Etsy here

our DT have once again done an amazing job so please hop over to our blog  and check out their work.

I used spring walks as my image and here's my card I made with it.



I used Promarkers to colour her up.  The backing papers are from pink petticoat printed and cut to size.  The sentiments are Lili of the valley everyday sentiment tags (the digi set online) all tied with a piece of ribbon from my craft stash.

I just love this image - I can see it being used over and over again! 

I'd like to enter this into:
Crafty Friends challenge blog - anything goes
Colour crazy challenge- Anything goes
creative fingers - anything goes
Polkadoodles - anything goes
Crafting with an attitude - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you leave - it makes my day to read them!

See you soon
Rachael


Sunday, 16 April 2017

April Challenge

Hello everyone

Its time again for another blog challenge over at all dressed up, with a chance to win three images of your choice and a Guest DT spot for the following month.

There are so many gorgeous images its difficult to choose which one to pick, but this month I chose this little gem called happy holiday



The image was coloured onto watercolour card using zig clean colour markers (my latest colouring obsession!) mounted on a very old doily die - so old I don't even know who made it!

The backing papers are from a nitwit set called 'hello sunshine' as are the flowers.  The sentiment was just typed in different fonts and printed out.

I hope you like it!

Thanks for your lovely comments and for taking the time to stop by here.  please hop over to the all dressed up blog for more details of our challenge and hopefully to enter!

See you soon
Rachael

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

All dressed up March new release

Hello everyone

as its the 22nd its time for the second part of All dressed ups' new releases.

There are some gorgeous images for last minute Mothers Day cards, or Easter in general.  Here are the images and for my inspiration I used the one for little boys - its just perfect for Harrisons friend birthdays.



Pretty Bonnet
And here's my inspiration for you using clunk clunck



The nuts and bolts background is a stamp set by stampendous, I used grey ink on white copier paper for both the background and the inside of the card.

The image was coloured using promarkers and spectrum noir pencils. all finished with some die cut cogs coloured with promarkers to match the robot.

I hope you like him - I'm in love with this image its sooo cute! Please stop by over at our clog - our challenge is running until the 14th, and if you don't fancy the challenge, at least check out the DT's work - its incredible work!

I'd like to enter this into

Creative moments - anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
Come and get it - anything goes

Thank you for stopping by - Please leave me a message so I know you've stopped by - I love to read them

See you all soon
Rachael
x

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

All dressed up challenge 66

Hello everyone

Its the 15th so it must be once again time for a new challenge over at all dressed up.  As usual our theme is anything goes, as long as you use one of our images.  If you need some there are freebies on our blog here

This month I decided to dig deep and found some older images.  These sometimes collect dust, and I thought I'd use them to inspire you

Keeping with the recent spring theme on my blog - its a masculine card, but has some cute little critters on it.



Its a different shape for me - I brought these card blanks from a recent craft fair - and love them!

I used the froggie image, and coloured them with promarkers.  The sentiment I typed out and printed to add on.  Backing papers are once again from a Nitwit digi kit, left over from a project I made recently.  finished with brown matting and layering and a hexagon die to cut out the background.

I hope you like them - please check out our blog for some amazing inspiration from our other DT.  The challenge runs until 14th April.

Also checkout our Facebook page too, and there's also a challenge running there - use 1 of something, use 2 of something and use 3 of something... You can enter both to win some gorgeous images of your choice.

Good luck everyone we can't wait to see what you make.

I'd like to enter this into:

See you soon
Rachael



Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Spring's almost here part 2

Hello everyone

Part 2 of my spring themed makes. As previously mentioned, I'm so glad the weather is starting to warm up and the gardens are coming back to life.  I always feel so much better in the sun! So inspired to make spring themed cards, this is part 2 of my latest makes

This time using a Hunkydory stamp set, and the nitwit digi papers again. I brought these from C&C in the last months bundle and just adore them.

There's a couple of variations I've made using similar techniques.  I went for CAS this time though.





No pastel colours this time though - nice bright zingy colours to chase away the rain!

Both were coloured with promarkers, and as I've said the papers were from a Nitwit digi collection, except the pink spotty card which was from Anne Marie designs.
I fussy cut out the stamped images, before adding them to my card with foam pads for dimension.

I'd like to enter them into:

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a message - I love to read them, your emails are so much better than my usual ones!

Rachael


Sunday, 5 March 2017

Springs almost here! part 1

Hello everyone

I'm so glad spring if finally around the corner, I love spring flowers, and my mini daffoldils are blooming all around my garden  - They are jst so pretty!

Its inspired me to make some spring cards or at least some card using spring colours.

My first one to share today is using a tiddly inks images.



I love the happy pinks, yellows and greens!

I coloured her with promarkers and spectrum noir pencils.
The card blank is a tattered lace die, cut and layered with backing papers I printed from a nitwit digi kit, and finished with a scrap of ribbon from my box. (does everyone have a box full of bits, I wonder sometimes why I keep them all!)

I die cut a few flowers and finished them with pearls, as well as adding a few pearls down the side.

I hope you like her, I haven't added a sentiment as I don't know whether to use as a mothers day card, or a birthday card. 

I'd like to enter this into:

Addicted to stamps - pastel colours
Dragonfly dreams - girly and die cut (card blank and flowers)
All sorts - spring inspiration
A bit more time to craft - anything goes
Card mania - pastel colours
Paradise of stamps - spring

Thanks for stopping by - please leave me a comment - it makes my day to read them
See you soon

Rachael
x

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

All dressed up new releases Feb 2017

Hello everyone

For those dressie fans, you will have already seen the new releases from our fab DT, and this is part two of your inspiration.

Our new images are:
Be My Valentine

Some bunny loves you

Love heart

Little Birdie

I used Love heart for my inspiration



I used some lili of the valley paper pads (they are Nitwit designs so although you can't buy the pads anymore, you can download from the Nitwit website)

I coloured up the image very simply and layered it up so although its difficult to see in the photo it is decoupaged.

I then used a couple of printed flowers and a tag to complete my easel card.  I used lovely bright spring colours - although I have recently found my love of navy in my cards...

Please check out our blog and see what the other DT have made...

Thanks for stopping by
Rachael