Monday, 28 July 2014

shebe dangerous

Hello there everyone, for your perusal today  I have made a card using The Stamping Chef's Shebe Dangerous an absolutely skaterific image! this card was originally for DT inspiration over at the Just For fun blog but due to various personal reasons there is not a challenge in August so I am popping her up for you to see a bit early. 

Ingredients :
6" card blank
bo bunny ambrosia paper
bazzil basics 'anitas crab shack DSP
a pink stripy paper from a pile donated to me by a friend
2 pink gems
2 blue gems
black cardstock
image coloured using copics and promarkers 
(promarkers only used for the pinks)
gold sequin string

Rachel xx

it poofed! a little darker today, just for some fun!

today I made a card a little darker as I like to do occasionally and it is important to keep my hand in! this on is still mega cute (I think) and is a card I think my mum will like!

the image is from The Stamping chef and is called 'it poofed!' 

I coloured the image up using promarkers and copics, and used back to basics papers , some purple lace and pewter half pearls, and a touck of my favourite distress ink-peacock feathers.


Sunday, 27 July 2014

Chi Chi Memories 'Funky Girl' month end inspiration

Hello there, sorry this post is late today, I have my two little ones on half term and have had so much on this past week or so I did not get time to sit and write posts to schedule- so this one is live as it happens! 
I just got them settled down for the night and hopefully they will be quite happy to stay cuddled up in bed whilst I do some work in blog land!

This weeks inspiration is the gorgeous Funky Girl which has to be one of my favourite CCM digis to date - on  long trip up to my mothers i bought my littlest creation who was travelling with me a magazine, and it had a pair of star shaped play glasses in it as the free gift- so every time I see this digi I think of her in her glasses!

To make this card I have used a digital paper from Lilian Elaboudy design- the awesome digital paper designer we are working in conjunction with over at CCM- we were given some beautiful papers to use in our projects and the lovely geometric print works so nicely with this image. I added dimension to the image with glossy accents, and popped some of the stars up on 3D foam pads.
I also used coredinations cardstock, copics, promarkers and stars created both on my scan n cut and a paper punch (from pound land if you would believe it)
and some pennants also from offcuts. 
I also used a see D's stamp for the happy birthday sentiment, and finished off with some blue gems (self adhesive also from poundland)
I have to admit though I don't really get on with self adhesive gems and have ended up taking them off their backing and adhering them with tacky glue instead! 

hope you all love her!

Rachel xx

Friday, 25 July 2014

Left of Center challenge # 38 - black, white and one other sponsored by A day for daisies.

Hello there, this regrettably is my last project for Left Of Center Challenges  but I have very much enjoyed my time there.
Today's project is made using A day for Daisies 'Unicorn and roses' and this weeks theme is 'black white and one other'
for this card I have used black, white, and purple.

black and white dovecraft papers

spellbinders venetian motifs flourishes

purple bazzill basics cardstock
pewter half pearls
rolled roses, blossoms, stemmed blossoms and stemmed tiny roses from Samaflora
coloured using promarkers in aubergine,purple, lilac , black, cool grey 5,4,3 and 1.
sketch cased from Cardmaking and papercraft issue 133

I hope you enjoy this card 


Sunday, 20 July 2014

the stamping chef- peace love and credit cards

I'm popping in just quickly again with a card I made today using the stamping chef's Stacey Spec'Tacular
I kept this one pretty clean and simple, using only 4 gems and some bakers twine as embellishments, and only one DP.
hope you like the effect!
she is of course coloured using copics , the paper is papermania bexley black and the blue cardstock is coredinations.

Rachel xx

I would like to enter this card in- ATG ATG

Movie time at Chi Chi memories!

what a fantastic day for the movies...
My card this week is made using the fantastic July new release from CCM- 

to make this card really pop i kept my colour pallette fairly basic- black and grey papers, and a gorgeous red embossed panel , with the image fussy cut and placed in front! I hand sewed some of the elements on this card, and the butterflies are a stripe of washi tape. 

the folder I used is an x cut movie ticket folder .

I used copics to colour the image, and promarkers. 

isn't she just such a cutie?

don't forget there is also a challenge going on at CCM this month! check the CCM challenge page for more information!

Rachel xx

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Chi Chi Memories Monthly challenge now on! *July*

Hello there! 
it is time for the new monthly challenge at CCM - you can find it here;CCM July Challenge

if you are quick enough you can grab this months freebie to play along with too!

'Spa Time' by CCM

for the rules, please look at the post, but it would be lovely to have you playing along! (you don't need to use this digi if you don't want to)

I have made a card up following the sketch and here it is :

I coloured her in using my copics (the only things not coloured in copics are the wine and cushion, they are in promarker)

I used purple bazzill basics cardstock and some spotty papers cut into squares. i also used a spellbinders floral oval die, 
Samaflora Flowers
liquid pearls
purple gems
tim holtz distress ink - spun sugar

the sentiment was one from a pre printed pack, and all the stitching is done with a white gel pen

hope you enjoy my creation and come and join in the fun with us- if i can play along using a sketch... ANYONE can!


Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Wee Things- new baby card

I've been feeling rather broody lately so today I decided to sit down and design and make a new baby card- this time using Wee Stamps 'Wee One' - it is my first time using any of the wee stamps digis but they are so delightfully cute, I just couldn't help myself...

to make this card i used -
orange and blue coredinations cardstock
blue gingham paper from craft creations
blue ribbon
blue gems
frantage in shabby white
spellbinders A4 embossing folder 
blue satin ribbon
hand print  punched shapes ( I never thought i would actually use these on anything!)
and a see'D's congratulations stamp, stamped with memento ink
8 inch card blank 

and as long as my husband never finds out about my new frantaging tool (the toaster) I'll be laughing!



Sunday, 13 July 2014

Challenge #36 at Left Of Center Challenges - add sparkle sponsored by Aurora Wings

Hello there today heralds the second of the weekly challenges (from here on out) at Left Of Center Challenges  sponsored by Aurora Wings 
the challenge theme is 'add sparkle' or of course as always there is the option to go 'left of center' and create an anything goes dark project. 
for this card I have gone 'cute' and used Dandelion sprite which is a freebie for members of the 
Aurora Wings fan group on facebook.

I made an A5 tent fold card to make a change from my usual squares...
Ingredients as follows-
spellbinders lacy circles dies
papers from bo bunny and craft creations
blue coredinations cardstock
micron fineliner
orange gems
crystal glitter glue (on dandelion heads)
sizzix circle die.

I think this layout really works with the image and makes it look lovely and summery.

would love to see you joining in this challenge!


July releases at Chi Chi Memories - 'my heroine'

Hello there, this week i have a card to show you made using My heroine over at CCM! Another mega cute and funky image for you!
I made this super simple but cute card using my superhero digi papers and the my heroine image

I also used blue cardstock and some dark blue pearls

There is also a reminder for you today, the monthly challenge at CCM will be starting on the 15th which is mega soon, and you will be able to find it here once it is up :) the first 30 lucky people to come and play along will also get the image free! If that isn't incentive to come and play along with us I'm not sure what is!

Have a good sunday.

Rachel x

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

I discovered a new digi stamp designer today...

Hello there, this is my second post today, I as usual couldn't wait to show you what I have created! I found a new digi designer called Hannah Lynn today, and I have used her Bookworm Fairy to create a card, using Samaflora flowers as embellishments.

I also used some papers from my stash- the brown papers have been sat there for almost a year as it was a bit out of my comfort zone using them- however I thought they would be fantastic on this card with the purples and lilacs - as all those colours were used in the image colouring. to colour the image i used copics for everything but the pink areas on the wings and the little green bookworm.
the cardstock is bazzill basics.

the samaflora roses are the hand stamped ones and i think they are absolutely gorgeous and i used them for this because it ties in with the open book. 

hope you like this one!



I would like to enter this card in- they also have a fantastic group 'digi galore' on Facebook!

Rainy days!

Hello there all.. it has been raining overnight and everything is still glistening with water droplets outside. the sunshine is out now and it is warming up, nicely. today's card is one made using a new release at Saturated canary. she is called 'Sweet Rain'.

I made this card using her -

I used a fantastic summery DS paper with kites and sunshine on it, 
blue gems
cardstock from bazzil basics, 
a spotty pink paper from anna marie designs, 
a pink grossgrain ribbon bow, with a dazzler centre 
and the obligatory copics and promarkers!
I also used a spellbinders edging die to make the beautiful scalloped strip along the right hand side.
I used the sketch provided by Mojo Monday to make this card.

I hope you like her and that she brings some sunshine to your day!


I would like to enter this card in -

Sunday, 6 July 2014

July New Releases at Chi Chi Memories!

a very good morning to you all! I am currently out at a 'scrum kids' training session with my family,we will be all watching my son having fun !
so anyway this weeks card is using 'scooter girl' one of the fantastic new July releases at CCM
If you follow the CCM blog you will have seen this card up for friday's inspiration on their blog. 
she looks the embodiment of summer fun, doesn't she?

I used some bright an funky papers as the background or the image, and I coloured her in using copics and promarkers . 

I also used glossy accents on the goggles and scooter lights to imitate glass.

I think (as always) that she is mega cute, and Natalie has done another fantastic job! I can't wait to show you the rest of the month's new releases, but I'm going to have to...stay tuned for another post next sunday!

I'd also like to remind you all that we run a monthly challenge over on the CCM blog with the option of a freebie for the first 30 lucky participants- 
it will be on the 15th of the month every month so keep your eyes peeled for it!

Rachel xx

Friday, 4 July 2014

Rainbows and dollies and CUTE!

Hello there everyone.. today's card is one made using a Saturated Canary digi and has to be one of my favourites to date image wise!
it really makes me smile and I hope it brings some sunshine and rainbows to your day as well :)

I used a 7" card blank , park life DSP, orange coredinations cardstock, copics, a star punch and assorted gems and sparkly bits from my big box of sparkles!
I decided also to be brave with this one and go for some 'off the edge' action. 
I love how she has turned out and I hope you do too :)


Thursday, 3 July 2014

Good morning! and welcome to a New Challenge at Punk You Girl 'Skeletons and Secrets' !

Hello there and welcome to a new challenge at PunkYouGirl Challenge blog!
The theme this month is 'Skeleton's and secrets

As you may already know, we are under new management! Kay has taken over the reigns , but Sheena will still be contributing DT makes , so I hope you will all go over and make Kay feel very welcome in her new role!
There is also a DT call going on!

PunkYouGirl is for Dark makes only - and you need to follow the theme, but other than that anything dark that follows the theme is welcome! I and the rest of the team would love to see you coming and joining in ( and possibly becoming a follower too!)

My Make for this month is one Using a delicious darkness Digi Paper - and even better, the lovely Teri is giving this as a freebie!

It is a fairly simple make using some spellbinders dies, stickles, liquid pearls and a srip of gold glitter paper , but I think it really works well, and I had been itching to use my masque die!

I just love the paper too , though I did enhance it a bit by turning the skulls' eyes red!

Don't forget to come join us and have a look at the rest of the DT teams fantastic makes- as always they are truly superb!

Rachel xx


Belle Of the Ball- The East Wind

Hello there everyone! this months freebie for The East Wind's email subscribers is the fantastic belle of the ball ! I just had to play along with this challenge, and this is what I have created - 

I used papermania papers, coredinations cardstock and copics to make this card- also a couple of corners that have been in my stash a long time, some thick blue ribbon, thin blue ribbon and some liquid pearls.

Rachel xx

would like to enter: use ribbon

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The east wind - floral kiss

Hello there, today I have made a gorgeous card using The East Wind's Floral Kiss which i had the opportunity to play with recently at a reduced price for a colouring challenge over at Kit And Clowder's facebook group. once i had coloured her up for that challenge, I made her into a card which I think looks really beautiful as it is such a lovely summery image, an would also be great i think for using for weddings and handfastings as a 'different' card with a distinct wow factor.
 I coloured the image with promarkers and copics- the skin and hair and top were coloured with copics, and the flowers were done with promarkers

To create this card I used coredinations and bazill basics card, some blue floral paper, some die cut edging strips, and some green half pearls on a 7 inch square card blank base 

It is rather a simple card but I think it showcases the image really well!


Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Just for fun- Anything goes challenge (monthly) Design team inspiration!

Hey there, it is time for a brand new monthly challenge starting over at Just For Fun ! This is the first month of us going Anything Goes - now we are, I should hope to see all you crafty people joining in so I can look at even more of your fab cards! 
or this months design team inspiration I have used a CCM digi to create this summery seaside themed boys card- I have had the anita's crab shack papers for a while, and when I acquired this digi I knew it would be perfect for them, and for the time of year!

His name is 'Beach time boy'  who you can buy from chi chi memories! 
I used the anita's crab shack papers i previously mentioned, and coloured the image in using copics... the other materials I used were some other DP offcuts fashioned into banners, and some corrugated cardboard... I think it fits the surfer theme well!

so don't forget to join us at Just For Fun with any of your crafting projects this month - or any other month, and the main thing is HAVE FUN!

see you later!


would like to enter in - ATG