Thursday, 19 December 2013

Whilst I am here i may as well do my LOC DT application....

This I also don't *nervously bites fingernails* 
I'm not too good at talking about myself, but I will try my best!
My name is Rachel, I am 26 and live in the rural countryside county of rutland ( the smallest county in England , near leicestershire) with my husband, Two small children who are aged 4 and two , and a very faddy, neurotic cat called Perdi pops, who was an unexpected and unofficial rescue in June of this year.
I have always been interested in art and have dabbled in lots of mediums over the years, but I started papercrafting in may of this year, falling in at the deep end as I wanted an original and specific card for my mothers birthday. As it was a Gorjuss themed card, i couldn't buy one online due to their TOU/angel policies. So therefore i had to make one. I used the gorjuss Ruby in a swing image, and my first promarkers were ourchased to do that image. I now have around half the full set and i am still collecting.
I still dont really have a signature style as I like to try everything. I will quite happily craft using cutesey images, and as i sell some of my work i will work with whatever my customers request, but my personal favourites are fantasy, steampunk and skeletal images.
I love using glitter and because I work closely with samaflora and have a spot on their DT I use their flowers wherever possible in my work ( and not only for that reason, i just happen to absolutely love the flowers sam produces)
I also don't really like having my photo taken, so here is a shameless selfie... 

This card is one of my recent makes and although a fairly quick card, happens to be a favourite, It used a sImply betty image that she provided free as a 700 likes promotion :)
This card is another favourite, using a Tiddly inks image- Dragon Friend, this is Merida without the dragon , and is a 6x6 card. It utilises the spellbinders floral ovals dies, samaflora blossoms and roses, another spellbinders edging strip and a paper from the park life collection ( if anyone knows where I can still get these it would be appreciated!)
The inside of the card is in matching papers, with the edging strip and bow echoes there too :)
And finally my LOC card, using skully Santa from delicious doodles- i made this card for one of their challenges which was inspired by a movie... I of course chose Hogfather. The full post on the challenge can be found on my blog, but I will repost the image here for your perusal also.



I am loving learning everything about papercrafting and acknowledge I have a fair way to go yet, but thank you for reading :)
Rachel xx



5 comments :

  1. Hi Rachel! I'm so glad you got the courage to apply for the LOC DT! I have loved taking a wander through your posts and love the cards that you've added here! I love that you mentioned Gorjuss - I'm a huge fan too!! We still have a few days to go with the DT Call and I will be in touch with all the applicants when it closes. Thanks so much for applying! Love Mo LOC DT Coordinator. xxx

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  2. Fabulous cards, that shiny paper on the last one is so cool!

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  3. Thank you both for your lovely comments! Steph, the red is mirri card, embossed with an A4 M bossabilities folder :) I just love using Mirri card at christmas!

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  4. Rachel - I think you have done really well with your beautiful projects and I don't need to wish you luck for the DT call - they'll see your talent and enthusiasm! LOL! In a perfect world, we'll BOTH be chosen!
    Hugs
    Ei x

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  5. Thank you Ei...its still a battle challenging myself to find new ways of doing things...heck every way is still NEW! I will work it out eventually ;) I wish you the very best of luck xxxx

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