Friday, 26 December 2014

Christmas is over..long live...valentine's day?

Hi there everyone, I got home this evening from my in laws where I spent Christmas day, christmas night and today. I'd left ALL my craft stuff at home, and rather regretted it!
however for christmas, I got a gorgeous new daylight LED lamp for the table so it would have been rude not to test it once I got home! I also had a new set of stamps from Some Odd Girl that I'd ordered myself and opened for christmas!
so this is my card using Romantic Gwen - as the next big holiday is valentine's day. I've decided to start work on it early!

Papers used are 6x6 MME 
button from papermania vintage notes pack from That Craft Place
Stickers MME Love Me pack from Amazon
scalloped die- sizzix
Banner Die - Joanna sheen
colouring cardstock and cheesecloth also from That Craft Place
copics used-
R08, YR07, YR14, 


Sunday Inspirational for Chi Chi memories

Hello there everyone and happy boxing day! I hope that you had a very good christmas day in your households!

My card for you today is one using 'For You' 
I thought this was a perfect image for letting someone know you are thinking of them...

I have used :
Dovecraft flower paper
DSP from DCWV in  blue
green scalloped border diecut from sizzix
green gems
green cardstock
bo bunny sentiment

copics -
E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
BG09, BG 05, BG02
N8,N6 , N2
E13, E15, E18
Yr23, Y21
promarkers - antique pink, cocktail pink, pale pink

it is also my last post for chi chi memories after a fantastic 6 months on the design team. i would like to take this time to thank nat cass, lynda and my other teamies for the time I have spent on the design team and wish them all the best for the new year!


Thursday, 25 December 2014

New Challenge at Cute Card Thursday with Rick St Dennis sponsoring

Hello everyone, and a very merry christmas to you all.. a lot of people are having a little time off for crafting, but not the lovely people at Cute Card Thursday!
today brings you a new ANYTHING GOES challenge, which is sponsored by Rick St Dennis 
this month I have stepped out from the Rick St Dennis blogs (after finishing all my other projects, of course!) with my Guest Design Team member hat on, and contributed to the fabulous inspiration over at Cute card Thursday !

Today's project is one using three different cute images from Ricks Shops -
Star Pixies, Star pixie , and happy stars

I used the star pixie trio and the happy stars on the front of the card , and the solitary star pixie is tucked inside with the sentiment. as promised on the sparkle and glitter blog, I have enclosed my ingredients list and copic key below!

blue 'onesies' - BG07, BG05, BG02, BG01, BG000
Skin- E000,E00,E21,E11,E04, R20
boots scarves and gloves - G99, G94, G21
Red- R08, YR07
Stars- YR23, Y21


Papers- from the  'Christmas in July' pack at pixel scrapper
red cardstock
green cardstock
ranger glossy accents
sentiment stamp from a recent magazine 
turquoise stitched ribbon- wilkinsons
green bobbled trim- Wilkinsons
liquid pearls- opal
anita's tacky glue
Silicone glue

have a good christmas everyone!

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Karleigh Sue Digi Shoppe- inspirational

Hi there everyone, yet another christmas card from me today! sorry if you are getting bored of them all... i am trying to make some things OTHER than christmas cards, and slot them in every few days for a bit of change.. but this image is so sweet i really couldn't not turn it into a card!
this image is in the digi shoppe and is called' Mrs Claus' a perfect image for a festive card, I think you will agree!

To make this card I used copics-
E000,E00, E21,E11,E04, R20, BG05,BG07, G99,G94,G21

i made the image the main focus of the card with not too many matts and layers. the second one i hand cut into a pennant, and cut the image matt so it was a little wider. the 'candy' is handmade using a small circle die and a ball tool.... i used some of the left over red cardstock to make these card dots and then affixed them with silicone glue.

hope you enjoyed this card! Rachel

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Chi Chi Memories sunday inspirational

Hi there everyone and thank you for joining me once again with the new releases for december at Chi Chi Memories- this is the last of the new release posts I have for you this month and definitely a good one to finish the run up to christmas!

This little cutie with her oversized candy cane is so sweet, and she is called 'Reindeer girl'

I chose three christmassy papers in red to go with the images colouring, and backed them in green cardstock
the image is coloured up in these colours :

E000,E00,E21,E11,E04, R20
E18, E15, E13
G99, G94, G21
Promarkers- Burgundy, cardinal , crimson

Sentiment by bo bunny
red stitched ribbon



December Anything Goes challenge at that craft place!

Hi there everyone, it is sunday and a new challenge is starting over on the that craft place blog!
I'm sure you know by now that as well as having a challenge blog, that craft place is a bricks and mortar shop , now in polegate, sussex AND they have an online group too where you can grab your goodies if you aren't in the location of the 'real' shop!

My project today is made using one of lisa's MDF clock kits
I think you will agree it is fab, and it is also around 38cm diameter!

I also used one of the that craft place digital stamps, this one is from sugar and spice and is called 'love from sugar'

to achieve the finish on the clock I primed the MDF with gesso and then painted it with tim holtz crackle paint in picket fence.. 
I then used my distress ink pad - peacock feathers  (you can also pick these ink pads up at the shop)
and my ink tool to cover the paint once dry with the ink.
I used tim holtz peacock feather distress glitter to glitter the hearts and triple thick to adhere it (also from the shop)
the paper in the middle of the clock is a piece of paintable paper from Prima I was given a while back, and I coloured this with copics to tie in with the blue theme.

Copics used-
E000,E00,E21,E11,E04, R20, BG09,BG07,BG05,BG02,BG01, R20

please if you haven't already done so go and check out the new challenge and enter your 'anything goes' projects! I look forward to seeing your work!


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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Rick St Dennis inspirational over on airless chambers

Hello there everyone, it is my turn today to host over on the Rick St Dennis airless chambers blog , and I have chosen 'Haunted Carnival midway' for my piece today
I made something other than a card for once as I have a cute little easel which I usually use when I take pictures of my projects- the rest of the time it looks a little empty and sad, so I thought it could do with its own picture to sit on it when it's not required as a photo prop!

I used some thick grey cardboard as a base that i got when i recieved something in the post from that craft place- instead of throwing it away I cut it to the size of my image, to make it more of a plaque. 
i coloured the image using my promarkers and copics, and used my blending chalks for the background. 
i also added splats using my splats mask from that craft place, and some jade dimensional paint from heritage handcrafts that I picked up a couple of months ago 
my thinking was in green it looked a bit like blobs of ectoplasm shed by the creepy monster chewing on the ticket booth!

hope you enjoy this slightly creepy make!


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

karleigh sue new releases december 2014

Hi there everyone, it is time for this months new releases over at the karleigh sue digi shoppe!
I was given Ahoy Matey to play with and she is so awesome I hope you will agree!

I used-
Ahoy Matey Digi from Karleigh Sue Digi Shoppe
copics- E000,E00,E21,E11,E04,
R08, BG05,BG02, YR14,Y21

The digi rainbow nautical papers from Etsy
cheesecloth from That Craft Place
gold cardstock
blue cardstock
silicone glue 
anchor from inbuilt designs on my Scan 'N' Cut
distress ink- tea stain

to look at the rest of my teamies pieces and the other new releases please go and check out the Karleigh Sue Blog post

there are some amazing creations as always!

entering in:

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Sunday Inspirational at Chi Chi Memories

Hi there everyone, today is my turn to show you the second card I have made with the December new releases over at Chi Chi Memories!
this time i have chosen to use the gorgeous 'Happy Holiday'
such a cute and joyful image !
as with a few other of the digital stamps in my collection, i felt this one lent itself quite well to a CAS layout , to not overpower the image

Therefore I have used 1 patterned paper and 2 colours of cardstock only in this card and minimal embelishment,

Copics used- N6, N4, N2
YR23, Y21
promarkers burgundy, cardinal, crimson
dovecraft glitter glue in crystal
ranger glossy accents
grey/silver cardstock 
gold glitter cardstock
red bauble paper

I hope you think he is a s sweet as i do and it gets you feeling festive!
join me again next week for another of the new releases!


entering in:

Friday, 12 December 2014

Christmas frost- Mo Manning's 'winter fairy Halla'

Hi there everyone, are you getting sick of the christmas cards yet? I'm kinda getting into it now, which is typical because I shan't be making many more until next year!
This card came about when Sparkles decided to case her own cards to make more... for fun i decided to sit down and case one of her layouts then send her the finished card- as she's already seen my attempts, I thought it would be cool to blog it- it has a different feel to her decidedly awesome cards, but I love it! 
copics used- 

papers used are from the 'christmas in july' bundle at pixel scrapper
buttons are from that craft place and are from the  papermania vintage notes pack- well worth buying as you get absolutely loads in reds, greens, yellows, and peaches.. the only thing i ask is if you follow my advice and get one, you send the ones with the inlaid sparkles to me so i can hoard them!!!

the image is 'winter fairy Halla' by Mo Manning of Mo's digital pencil
the stitched ribbon is one of my favourites and can currently be found in different colours in the christmas aisle at wilkinsons (if you are in the UK) , as can the dovecraft' crystal' glitter glue
the dazzler for the bow centre can also be found at that craft place 
pale blue cardstock courtesy of ebay.
the snowflake die was in a magazine a couple of issues ago 

hope you enjoy this make

I would like to enter this card in:

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Creepmas- Day 6 over at Rick St Dennis MFA digital stamps

Hello there everyone....I hope you have been enjoying all the creepmas makes so far this month both over on the Airless Chambers Blog  and over at Smeared ink!

 for my creepmas make I have decided to make a special creepmas Tag with the Rick St Dennis MFA Digital stamp called 'Creepmas Witch Tree'

I used :

copics in G99,G94, and G21 for the skin and her hat band, and N8, N9,N4 and N2 for the hair on both the witch and the shrunken head, and also the hat.
I coloured her robes using R08, YR07 and a smidgen of YR14
the shrunken head is done in E13 and 11
and the baubles , snake and hat are done in previous colours mentioned- with the exception of the purple one which is purple promarker!

I surrounded the image with a border in N2 and then set to work on the background

I cut the cardstock and the backing piece of pizza box to a tag shape, punched a hole and added a rivet

I used my memento tuxedo black ink pad , and some peacock blue and tea dye distress ink , then I spritzed the area around the image (very carefully) using a Prima Bloom spray which is soft teal in the sparkling pastel range. It adds a subtle sparkle once dry, and looks wonderful when the distress ink reacts with it!

to finish off I used a stencil and some green dimensional paint to add the circles to the tag, and when everything was nearly dry, I distressed the edges slightly and added a piece of orange ribbon.


Inspirational for rick st dennis mfa digital stamps - morning Goddess Francie- holiday morning

Hello everyone, it is my turn to show you something pretty today, and it is another christmas card from me.. i'm so enjoying working my way through the Rick St Dennis christmassy images this year- even though i'm not a christmas fan usually, I am having a lot of fun!
The image I have chosen for this post is 'Morning Goddess Francie - Holiday Morning'

I coloured this card up using my usual mixture of copics and promarkers- one of these days I will hopefully have enough copics to not have to swap and change, but until then you get a hybrid when I need certain colours!

Copics used- E000,E00,E21,E11,E04,N2,N4,N6 R08, G99,G94,G21
E18,E15, E13

Promarkers used- Burgundy, cardinal, Crimson

The papers are from a long while back in my stash, and I have also used red cardstock and some large green gems.
the smaller matts and layers i hand cut into pennant shapes, and around the shorter one i have wrapped some silvery ribbon, then added a hand tied bow in the same ribbon on top. the image is popped up with some silicone glue dots .

I decided to decorate the inside of the card with the rest of the red striped paper sheet, and stamped 'merry christmas' onto it using one of my favourite bo bunny sentiment stamps- it must really be my favourite as i lost this stamp from my set and had to buy a new set to replace it :(

I think Francie makes a wonderful christmas card and i love the look on her little cat's face!

to see all the other fantastic work made by my teamis on the Rick St Dennis EDT please check out Sparkle and Glitter (for the cute stuff)
and Airless chambers (if you like the darker stuff)
and also the Facebook Group, where the FB EDT post all their work- and you can too as long as it has an RSD image on it!

have a good day everyone!



Tuesday, 9 December 2014

It's my husbands birthday!

It's my husband's birthday today and I only remembered to make him a card last night.. so cue sending him upstairs to play on the computer, while the kids and I made cards!
 I chose 'Heidi Hot Rod ' from Kenny K  mostly because I wanted to colour it.. :P he is so difficult to choose anything for that yea.. he will get what he's given!

Coloured up with my copics-

also used
my fabby new buttons , and  docrafts artiste spray mist that arrived yesterday from That Craft Place
papers from stash 
 and glossy accents

Hope you will join me in wishing him a very happy birthday!


and it would be rude not to enter this one HERE: for the anything goes challenge

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Sunday Inspirational for Chi Chi Memories

Hello there , it's December already! and I have a run of cute cards for you over this month with the December new releases at Chi Chi Memories! This is the first and uses a very cute image called 'boxing day'!

Copics Used:
E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
G99, G94, G21

promarkers- burgundy cardinal crimson
Also used are
red mirror cardstock
green cardstock
gorgeous christmas papers from my stash
red stitched ribbon
ranger glossy accents
green gems
bo bunny sentiment 



Entering in:

December Progressive challenge at the outlawz

Hi (again) this is actually post two of three today, as I got a chance to make my entry for the progressive challenge at the outlawz today.. the challenge is month long so you still have time to enter HERE - the wonderful image provided is from Simply Betty Stamps and I think I'm in love!

This card is made using the 'Christmas in july' digi paper pack at pixel scrapper- my current favourite!
also used were Labels one Spellbinders Grand Dies (smallest and next smallest used)
red cardstock
green cardstock
blue cardstock
turquoise stitched ribbon (wilkinsons)
E000,E00,E21,E11,E04, R20, BG 07, BG05, BG02
R08, YR07,YR14

I also used Ranger glossy accents on the eyes and christmas lights
the sentiment is computer generated and is a snoopy quote

Rachel XX
Entering in:
the outlawz progressive challenge

New Challenge at That Craft Place! - christmas theme

Hello there everyone, it is time for a new challenge over on the 'That Craft Place Blog' 
the theme this fortnight is CHRISTMAS so please do come and play along with your christmas makes!

I got to play with this gorgeous Sugar and Spice Digi from that craft place 
the images name is 'sugar frosted' and you can find her on the That Craft Place Etsy
the sentiment is also in the shop - in the christmas sentiment bundle

You can also order the following supplies used on this card from them-
( E000,E00, E21,E11,E04,R20, N8,N6,N4,N2 BG05, E18,E15,E13)
the super smooth colouring card perfect for copics is also from the shop and is available in this, the 300 gsm or a lower gsm super smooth paper at 160 GSM (I think)
also the Distress ink- 
Peacock feathers and broken china

Liquid pearls in opal,
glitter glue
papers and cardstock from my own stash


Thursday, 4 December 2014

aurora wings christmas

hello there everyone, another christmas make for you today... this one is made using an image you can get if you belong to the stamps by aurora wings facebook fan group 'christmas kitten' '
today is a tired day in the crafty little creations household- my daughter (3) and i were planning to go out today but last night she was coughing, her temperature went through the roof and then she was sick EVERYWHERE so it has been postponed.. she said this morning she wasn't feeling well enough to go anywhere... so it is going to be a duvet day until my oldest comes home from school...
colours used- 
G99, G94, G21
burgundy, cardinal, and  crimson

sentiment -bo bunny
papers from stash

hope you all have a good day.. 

entering in 

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Sugar and spice Balloon High

Hello everyone.. I'm taking another little break from christmas cards right now, this is a gorgeous image that i was allowed to play with... she is sugar from Sugar and Spice, sold by that craft place
you can purchase her HERE
that craft place have a lot of fantastic crafting goodies and you can buy from their shop or online in this group - i especially love the pigeon hole system they have where you can collect stash and pay for it in one go at the end of the month- or as soon as you wish...

I used copics and promarkers to colour the digi and the scene-
BG09, BG07, BG05,BG02, BG 01, BG000
N4, N2
E000,E00, E21, E11, E04, R20

antique pink, cocktail pink, pale pink

papers and cardstock from stash as are my gems

hope you are all having a good day!



I'd love to enter this card in-

Monday, 1 December 2014

Rick St Dennis MFA Digital stamps Progressive Challenge Part two

Hi there everyone, today heralds the start of the second part of the progressive challenge over at Rick St Dennis MFA Digital Stamps on the Sparkle and Glitter Blog

I have to say that everyone's entries for the first part of the challenge have been absolutely amazing, and I have enjoyed looking at every one of them!

The freebie for this part of the challenge is a brand new hat lady- yipee!
This one is titled 'Christmas Party'

she comes with or without a background, and in my creation today I have used the one without a background.

To make this card I have used:

papermania madame payrauds 12x12 paper (cut to just under 8x8)
Cling baubles/holly/sentiment stamp free with a magazine recently
brown corrugated cardstock 
plain brown cardstock
memento tuxedo black ink
spellbinders floral ovals die
frantage in shabby white
tim holtz distress ink in tea stain

copics -
e000, e00, e21, e11, e04, R20
YR23, Y21

promarkers - burgundy, cardinal and crimson

I hope you enjoy her! and if you have not come over from the glitter and sparkle blog, you can go see the other Elite Design Team's projects over HERE

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Sunday inspirational with Chi Chi Memories

Hello there everyone, sunday again and time to show you this week's chi chi memories project! this one is a cute but Clean and simple layout, as there is quite a lot of colouring in the image, and I didn't want that to be overshadowed.

The Image I have used for this is - Sending You My Love

I teamed the digi with a cute rainy cloud paper and a computer generated sentiment

Copics Used- E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
promarkers used- burgundy, cardinal crimson
also used is 
Rangers glossy accents

I hope you all have a good day, full of love!


Saturday, 29 November 2014

November inspirational at Karleigh Sue digis!

Hi there everyone, it is my turn again on the Karleigh Sue blog to share with you my November inspiration- this will be the very last inspirational I have for you..... 
this month! (I had you worried for a second, didn't I?)

this time I am using the gorgeous 'Angels Voice' which you can find over here in the Etsy Shoppe

To make this card I have used:
8" square scalloped card blank
SU scoreboard for backing card
dovecraft glitter glue in crystal
christmas wired ribbon (from my mum..n'awwww....)
Tim Holtz Distress ink in tea stain
frantage -stampendous shabby white
Cheery Lynn flourish
Samaflora Poinsettia and samaflora glittered leaves

Christmas sentiment from a set that came with a magazine not too long ago

Copics - E000,E00,E21, E11,E04, R20
Yr23, Y21
N4, N2
G99,G94, G21
Promarkers - burgundy, cardinal and crimson

I hope you enjoy her!


Thursday, 27 November 2014

Merry Christmouse!

Merry Christmouse to you! and you...and you... and maybe you....

it is nearly there.... the 25th of December is slowly creeping up on us, so I decided it was time for a Rick St Dennis Christmas card- for my project over on the sparkle and glitter blog at rick st dennis digital stamps ( this one will be going to my Mum as she has the same sense of humour as me - and a houseful of cats, so hopefully she will enjoy her card! 

This card uses 'Merry Christmouse' which can be found  on Zibbet

Ingredients used in the making of this card:

Copics- G99,G94,G21
N8,N6,N4, N2
R08, YR07, YR14, Y21

Papermania Mistletoe kisses DP- 6x6 
and die cut tag from pack
cardstock - coloured with copics to match colours in image

die cut holly shapes
Ranger Glossy accents
Dovecraft Glitter Glue

Green 10 mm grossgrain ribbon

Have a good day! and try not to let your cat do this at home (i you have one)


entering in:
crafty ribbons challenge animals at christmas
crafting for all seasons tis the season
polkadoodles digi chooseday challenge christmas

Tia and Fluffy with Samaflora flowers

Hi everyone.. I got a little bored of all the christmas cards I've been making so made something totally different to take a break from it...
this one is brought to you with an image called 'Tia and Fluffy' from some odd girl
and some gorgeous flowers from Samaflora
coloured using predominantly my favourite BG's!

Copics Used:
YR23, Y21
BG 09, BG07, BG05, BG02, BG01

leaf stem die cuts also from Samaflora
Papers from Maja design 'coffee in the arbour' paper pack
sentiment from LOTV cut using a sizzex pierced circle die
scalloped circles cut on brother scan 'n' cut
cardstock from my stash 
scalloped circles coloured with copics to match image colours



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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Sunday inspirational for Chi Chi Memories

Hello there, we are at the end of the week again, and what a week it has been! I have been busy finishing up card orders and trying (trying being the operative word) to stop the children fighting over anything and everything!

This weeks card is something a little different for me- I had fun making a shaker card, using kawaii winter girl!

I made the shaker using my sizzix nestability circle dies, some foam tape, and some clear plastic i recycled from one of my daughter's birthday presents! 

i filled it with assorted sequins, in stars, reindeer and crcular shapes.... 
it is so fun just to sit and shake about!



Saturday, 22 November 2014

vintage style girls birthday card

woweee... I have been so so so hectic, I haven't had a chance to make something on the spur of the moment for ages... I have been very busy with customer orders for cards, and design team work... I snuck this one in when I had a spare couple of hours to play with!

The image I have used for this card  is from SillyShells on Etsy and it is called 'Ballerina Dress'.

the other ingredients of this card are:
promarkers in antique, cocktail and pale pink
Coffee in the arbour paper from maja designs  at Live and Love Crafts,
Claudine Hellmuth Gesso, liquid pearls in opal also from L&L C

dovecraft doily,
bo bunny sentiment and tag
Flowers handmade using MFT flower trio die,
glossy accents
gold stamens
paper from craft creations

i think the leaf flourish is from cheery lynne designs , but until I find the packet again I'm not certain!

also used were tim holtz distress ink in spun sugar and tea stain, and some synthetic lace.


Thursday, 13 November 2014

my Post day over at Airless Chambers- Rick St Dennis

Good morning everyone!

Today is my first day over on the Airless Chambers blog for Rick St Dennis Digital Images 
you can go an have a look at Airless Chambers by following the hyperlink.

My project for you today is a door hanger using 'Quick Snooze' which can be purchased both on Etsy and Zibbet 

I love this dragon image and finally put it to good use, making a sign for my bedroom door... I really do breathe fire in the wake at your own risk!

Ingredients used to make this hanger-

G99, G94, G21
N4, N2

Memento tuxedo black
Tim Holtz peacock feathers distress ink
Tim Holtz Broken China distress ink

Papermania Madame payrauds
White cardstock base (poundland)

Dies- Sizzix circle framelits

black gems

I used my childrens thomas the tank engine door hanger as a template , much to my daughters consternation when she came downstairs and thought I'd turned it into something scary!



I'd like to enter this make in: Left of center

Monday, 10 November 2014

Birthday Blog hop for Betty from SBS!

Today is Betty Roberts 40th Birthday!!! 

YES the BIG 40

so we thought we would make it as special as we possibly can! 
drew us up an image to use for Betty's Birthday!!
A whole bunch of AMAZING, SUPER TALENTED ladies
have done some UNBELIEVABLE projects for you to see, they have all been mailed out to Betty
so she should get some AMAZING mail...
but we thought you would all like to see these FANTASTIC projects..

You should have come to me from Corinne's blog  where you will have seen her card, and also those from Leanne, Cynthia Cole, April, Cat and Dena

now you are with ME! so I will show you my card for Betty....

This image was a delight to colour up, and I hope Betty enjoys all the cards mailed to her , using it!

Next up on the hop is : Tanya so go see her awesome card!

Rachel XX

in case you get lost here is the full hop list :