Sunday, 28 September 2014

It's sunday again!

Hello there, this is my last post for the month , doesn't time fly? It will soon be time again for new releases and  they are absolutely gorgeous as always! Today though, I have been playing with 'Tiger Girl' candace, who is all dressed up in a tiger costume for her birthday!
To make this card I have cased a layout from Inking on the edge .. I just love looking through layouts and sketches, and I thought this particular layout would look awesome in these oranges!
the papers are from craft creations and DCWV
i also used black and orange cardstock,
 a sizzix border die, 
a sizzix nestabilities label die 
and a bo bunny sentiment.
the scalloped rectangle was cut on my Scan 'n'cut
the ribbon was originally zebra print but I hand coloured it with a pumpkin promarker to fit the colour scheme
as a final touch i added some orange gems at the corners of the card


I hope you like it!

Rachel 
xx

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Sunday inspiration for Chi Chi Memories

good morning, another windy and miserable day here in the shire! 
the children have been busy bickering all weekend, and I am more than a little thankful they are both off to school and nursery tomorrow! 

today's project to show you is an easel card I have made for my daughters birthday in November, using one of this months releases ' fairy tinker' , perfectly cute and adorable for a little girls third birthday I think you will agree!

she ended up a little top heavy but still cute!
I used stickles, green spotty paper, 
light green cardstock
pink cardstock
copics and promarkers
sizzix circle die
scalloped circle cut on my scan n cut
green grossgrain ribbon
and a sentiment created on the computer



I hope you like her! 

Rachel xx

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Karleigh Sue Digis september new release BLOG HOP

Yay! It is finally here! our september new release blog hop over at Karleigh Sue Digis!



you will hopefully have started over at the Main Karleigh Sue Blog for this and you will find the link HERE if you didn't...

I am first on the list so you are currently with RACHEL

Ok, this is a blog hop so lets get to the prize!!! Here is the prize pack, lots of
goodies to match the whole set of 6 digi's you will also receive!! 
There's a 6x6 EP paper pad, some Prima flowers and embellies, matching
liquid pearls, some bling, and some matching ribbons!!!
Total value $40


Winner will be randomly chosen.
I will also randomly choose a 2nd place winner 
to receive the set of digi's too!!! 
To win you must comment on each blog on this list, starting with Rachel.
After Rachel you will continue on, following the links to all the DT blogs.
I have all the links here in case you get lost on the way.
After you visited all the blogs, return here and leave me a comment
so I know you have completed the hop!!!
You must comment on each blog to be eligible to win 
so make sure you hop to all!!
I will announce the winner Friday 9/19 @5:00 AM PDT
so you will have 3 days to hop. have fun!




today I have for you a card made using Sexy selfie 




I made this card using :
dovecraft back to basics monochrome 6x6 paper
papermania mistletoe kises 6x6 paper 
cheery lynn fanciful flourish (right)
spellbinders gold elements one die 
sizzix photo corners
black cardstock for matting (clair de lune)
and pink coredinations cardstock for the flourish
micron liner
6" linen card blank 
half pearls 
and the image is coloured with copics -
e000,e00,e21,e11,e04,r20
e29,e25 
bg 9, bg 7, bg5,bg2, and bg1


and this one using 'Glama'
which I gave an awareness makeover- after all who battling the dreaded C doesn't want a little Glamour and feeling fabulous in their life ?



this card was made using papers from my stash,
pale pink cardstock
7" square card blank
 1.5" pink grosgrain ribbon
pink half pearls
sizzix awarenos ribbon die (small)
copics E000,E00,E21 E11 E04 R20 YR23 Y21 E15 E19
Promarkers : antique pink, cocktail pink and pale pink.



I hope you enjoy my inspiration and it leads you on to make something gorgeous... which you must of course come and share in our GROUP

Thank you for attending the first Karleigh Sue blog hop!!!! 
Hope you enjoyed the new images and the DT's inspiration creations!!!

All the new images are available here in the digi shoppe

If you haven't already pop over and join the KS Facebook Fan Page
lots of fun we have planned there too!!!
every month New releases will be on the 16th and we will have a challenge too starting on the 24th.. so keep those dates in your crafty planner!



now on to the next in the list -


Jane 
followed by the rest of my teamies-




Sunday, 14 September 2014

Sunday Inspiration for Chi Chi Memories

Hi there everyone! today's card for you is one using 'caught in the rain' by Chi Chi Memories
sorry this one is a little late in the day... I didn't manage to get it scheduled and I had family commitments today preventing me from sorting it earlier...




I made this gorgeous little caught in the rain card using a lot of peacock blue distress ink, and some joanna sheen bunting die cuts! she is so cute and perfect for the september weather over in the UK!
I also used some papers from the papermania sew lovely pack, some spotty digital papers and some ice white stickles. the heart embellies are the waste from the bunting die cuts- I save them in a little pot every time i use this die, so i am gathering a little jar of hearts :)


hope you have had a lovely sunday!


and a little reminder- the monthly ccm challenge with a limeted freebie starts  tomorrow, and you are going to want to snap this one up...come and join in over HERE tomorrow onwards!

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Rachel's inspiration day for Karleigh Sue Digis

Hello there! today is my day to show you my inspiration piece on behalf of the Karleigh Sue DT!
I am excited to be a member of this new company and DT and even more excited for the new release blog hop we will have to show you in the next couple of days- for more information look HERE
Today's work is using 'Country Pumpkin' which is in the Karleigh Sue ETSY store.


I used a  6" square card base and cut the front panel in half length ways. I matted with a black cardstock and on the front applied the fall themed paper straight on to this, and on the inside added another matt of orange cardstock (coredinations) before adding a piece of orange spotty paper from the anita's crab shack Bazzil Stack.
on the front I used some of my framelit dies to frame the computer generated sentiment and a layer behind it once again in coredinations cardstock. on the inside i added the image on the matt prepared for it . Country Pumpkin is coloured in copics and promarkers (skin, hair, hat and boots use copics and the rest are PM's) 

I hope this card has you in the mood for halloween!



Rachel 
xx


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

happy hump day!

Hi everyone! well I am about ready for this week to be over already... I've not been sleeping well and convinced myself for several days my doctors appointment was today.. even went so far as to arrange for another parent to pick my son up off the school bus and keep him for a while if needs be... then I looked at the calendar this afternoon...appointment is not until friday...pfffft. so I gave up arranging my day around that, and made a card instead- and will still be in time to get him from the bus!
today's image is brought to you by the saturated canary SALE and is Mousey Mo.

copics used - E000, E00,E21,E11,E04, R20
 Promarkers used- Cool grey 5,4,3,2,1
Black
burgundy cardinal and crimson
dies used - sizzix circles framelits
sizzix photo corners
MFT flower trio
embossing folder- cuttlebug heart blocks



have a lovely day everyone!

Sunday, 7 September 2014

a little colouring :)

Hello there (again) I'm finally remembering to blog my little bit of colouring the other day, as I am soooo proud of ho her hair turned out... this is mainly due to perseverance and the wonderful lessons I am taking from  Alyce over at Kit and Clowder !

This sweet girl (and her cat) are from The Paper Shelter and is called 'Moon Spell' 

The colours used for her hai and the tree branch  are -E29,25 and 21
skin - e000,e00,e21,e11,e04 , r20
dress and headband BG 09,07,05
roses and cat are coloured in promarker and are burgundy,cardinal and crimson, and cool grey 5,4,3,2 respectively. 
moon is coloured using some of the skin tones, but I forget which ones!

Rachel 
xx

I would like to enter this Over at the Graph it challenge blog for the fabulous hair challenge...
http://graphitmarkers.blogspot.co.uk/

Sunday inspiration for Chi Chi Memories!

Hello there and happy sunday everybody. there as always have been some gorgeous new releases to work with this month at Chi Chi memories and this is only the first of them!
The Image I have used is 'Cheerful Girl' and she is for sale HERE in the Chi Chi memories shop!

I coloured the image using these copics:
e000, e00,e21,e11,e04,r20 
e15,e18, Yr23 and y21.

the image mat is a scalloped square cut using the inbuilt files on my Scan n cut !
I also used an A4 spellbinders embossing folder,
 half pearls,
 a bo bunny happy birthday sentiment
 MFT flower trio die
 and heart 'waste' from the joanna sheen bunting die



I hope you enjoy this very kawaii cutie!

Rachel
xx



I would like to enter this card in:
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.uk/ ATG
http://craftingattheweekend.blogspot.co.uk/ ATG
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.co.uk/ ATG







Monday, 1 September 2014

Karleigh Sue DT crew!

no make from me today- i'm up to my eyeballs in half finished projects, and piles of laundry to fold and put away! I just wante to pop on and congratulate everyone that made it into the Karleigh Sue Digi stamps DT crew and to let everyone else now that i'm lurking around there over on the inspiration blog ;)