Thursday, 10 December 2015

Hasta la Vista Baby!

Hasta La Vista Baby!

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Saturday, 5 December 2015

A christmas challenge at that craft place

Hi there folks, hope you are all doing ok. It's been a tough couple of weeks for me here, as I've had a lot going on... there was a death in the family recently, (my 95 year old grandfather) and the funeral was the day before yesterday. It was a beautiful service, and a higher than expected turnout, which was very touching.

Through it all, I've kept crafting, and having pieces to work on for my design teams has really helped my well-being both physically and mentally!

This card is for the christmas challenge that starts today  over on the that craft place challenge blog , using one of the christmas betty boots images from the that craft place etsy store

I've used a mixture of goodies from the Shop and from my stash to create this card, the base of which is a Sizzix flip its die set from a couple of years ago, that I'm loving to find new uses for. It is such a unique shape that many people haven't really seen before and immediately adds wow factor
 I used silver papers and matching embellishments as the top layers, with a hint of green and red to tie in with the beautiful digital stamp that I used
 I coloured her in Copics , and on the reverse of the flip elements I added some cute little snowflakes and a bow . I also doodled by hand around the paper edges, and did some faux stitching with a white gelly roll pen.

I finished up with some twine , and half pearls in various sizes, and grey /turquoise colour tones

You can find lots of yummy supplies for your cards in the online shop group  HERE
in person at the bricks and mortar shop HERE (based in East Sussex)
find challenges and inspiration on the That Craft place blog
and natter about your current or planned creations in  the natter and chatter group on facebook HERE

Hope you enjoyed this card and happy crafting

and many thanks for reading 


Saturday, 28 November 2015

that craft place blog hop

We are having a blog hop over at 
That Craft Place 
We cant wait to share our super Christmas Cuteness with you

Make sure you comment on every DT's blog as we will be giving away prizes 

5 winners will be able to pick 5 images of their choice

Here are the cards I have made using some of the gorgeous new christmas images!

You are at Rachel's Blog you now need to hop on over 
If you get lost you can always head to the That Craft Place Blog where the hop starts!

Friday, 27 November 2015

I got you flowers!

This gorgeous cutie that I have been playing with is a new image from the Etsy Shop 'Bloobel stamps' Which carries a range of individual and quirky digital stamps for your crafting needs.. it is definitely a shop to keep an eye on, as the owner is busy stocking it as we speak!

She is called 'Venus Von Trap' and for the purposes of this card, I cropped her short

You can purchase this stamp HERE 

To make the card I used a 7" square card blank

cardstock from papermill direct

designer papers from Docrafts purchased from That Craft Place

reccollections brads

copics (also bought from that craft place)

160 gsm super smooth cardstock (yup you guessed it, that craft place again)

ribbon and crochet lace

dies from spellbinders and MFT
flowers and bling are from WOC

I hope you like her!
I guess it's back to christmas cards now for a bit though, now I've had my fun ;)


Monday, 23 November 2015

Twinkle Twinkle - November inspiration for Karleigh Sue

Hi there everyone, a slightly chilly Rachel here with you today, with some christmassy inspiration in the form of a card made with 'Twinkle Twinkle', an image from Karleigh Sue Digis!

She is such a cutie isn't she, and I so see myself doing this myself, instead of putting the tree up, which is a job I TOTALLY hate!

image: Twinkle Twinkle who you can buy from the Sellfy Store HERE as a single image, or HERE as part of the November Release bundle!

coloured up using Copics
also using:
cardstock from Papermill Direct
Papers, twine and button from Docrafts
Flower from Samaflora Flowers
flourish die from dienamics by MFT
label die from spellbinders
impress ink in tangerine
7" square card blank

have a good day everyone! 


Thursday, 19 November 2015

Would you like to join us?


Hey there! do you want to have some pin up fun and join the Karleigh Sue Design team as a GDT?
We are currently seeking crafters for our next term, 
starting in January 2016 
The term is 4 months long , and we are searching for crafters for both our inspiration and challenge teams!

CALL RUNNING UNTIL: 21st December 2015
  • Inspiration team GDTs will be expected to be able to complete a project for the new release each month and a minimum of one other project, with opportunities to join in with blog hops and inspiration for the fan group challenges on facebook

Challenge team GDTs will be expected to complete inspiration for the challenges on the karleigh sue challenge blog fortnightly, and comment on entries , with opportunities join in with inspiration for the fan group challenges on facebook

You can check out the karleigh Sue store HERE to see the sort of images you would be working with!

Don't blog? not a problem.. we are looking for crafters to spread the pin up love on instagram and facebook too!

Sound Fun?
Email me at the address given in the banner above, with a few examples of your favourite work, a bit about yourself and your favourite crafting mediums- although we show a lot of card inspiration, we have some mixed media team members, and would love to bring more unique talents to the team!


Monday, 16 November 2015

Uh Oh I'm late to the party! new releases at karleigh sue

It's new release day today over at Karleigh Sue, and as well as having six new images Cheri is launching the monthly colouring club- you can find all six of the new release images and a bonus colouring sheet as a bundle in the store, and if you colour up the colouring sheet, and enter it over in the fan group, you have the chance to win the images for the next month free... you can find the bundle, and all the images as singles, in the sellfy store.

For my inspiration this release, I've made a card using Sexy Selfie - I loved this image when cheri first drew it, and I'm loving its revamp even more!

To make this card i used-

papers from the my minds eye kate and co, and up and away collections
flower dies from My favourite things
Strip die from sizzix
milo's ABCs from lawn fawn
and cardstock from papermill direct

entering in:

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Kraft- at that craft place!

Good morning all, it was a busy day here yesterday, with my baby girl turning 4, and her birthday party... it's amazing how loud 12 children between the ages of 2 and 7 can be! so phew.. I've retreated back into blog land where it is a lot quieter!

The inspiration I have for you today is for the newest challenge at that craft place- this fortnights challenge is for all crafts and the theme (recipe) is kraft card!

I made this adorable little shaker card!

I used - papers from studio light and DCWV 
hero arts, lawn fawn and MME stamps
kraft card
and hessian trim
you can find a wide range of goodies including things from these companies  in the that craft place shopping group!

I hope that you will come and join us for this latest challenge, over on the challenge blog!

Rachel xx

I'd love to enter this card in-

Friday, 30 October 2015

prissy peacock

Good morning! I'm sneaking in over on the Karleigh Sue blog  today with a little bit of last minute inspiration, for the Halloween costume challenge over in the karleigh sue fan group on Facebook!
I've made a card using 'Prissy Peacock' and I just LOVED colouring all those pretty feathers!
She's such a pretty digi and seeing as I love all things show girl and burlesque, I just had to play with her!


copics :
E000,E00,E21,E11,E04 -skin
BG49, BG15,BG13,BG11
B39,B37,B34 -corset hat and stockings,and part of the feathers
YR23,YR21 - feathers and shoes

Spellbinders dies
labels 34
gold labels 34
venetian motifs 
gold elements one
paper smooches sentiment stamp
smoochie manoochie paisley stamps
indigo blu stamp
memento ink 
stampin up ink
half pearls
gold gel pen

blue cardstock
blue pearlescent paper
super smooth colouring cardstock from that craft place

hope you all have an awesome day and don't forget to check out the fun this weekend over in the fan group - halloween digi giveaways, card competitions and colouring competitions!(including the chance to pick up a colouring sheet for a $!)



Friday, 23 October 2015

Hi there everyone! It's my turn to provide you some inspiration today over on the karleigh sue inspiration blog, and apologies in advance for a slightly less in depth post than usual- i'm really poorly at the moment awaiting tooth extraction (ewww) and doped up on some serious painkillers!

Therefore i've gone with a CAS layout using 1984 throwback - but I have used the 1987 version which cheri did for me at my pleading... if you would like to buy the version I have used please contact cheri !

I used:

amy tangerine DSP
papermania plain coloured paper in pink
MME washi tape
and some chippie embellishments (heart and arrow)
sentiment is stamped with Lawn Fawn Milo alphabet stamps

I hope you enjoy my card and see you all soon when I'm feeling a little more human!


Saturday, 17 October 2015

Santa Selfie

Santa Selfie 

Hi there guys! I've been so, soooooooo busy recently, making a range of christmas cards which will be going to stand at a fair in Norway next month. It has been super fun working with sentiments in a different language, and putting together a lot of cards! I do have to admit, I'm a little christmassed out already though! 

the first of these cards to be showcased here on my blog is this one- using the paper shelter's 'Santa Selfie' 

which is a very fun image!

I coloured the image using copics,

I teamed it with some bright christmas papers,
(docrafts and a couple of scraps from my scraps box)

baked brown sugar stampin up cardstock
red and white twine 
a tiny snowflake diecut
tiny diamante gems
docrafts shimmer dome stickers

Friday, 16 October 2015

Bubblegum heart - karleigh sue

Hi everyone, if all has gone well this is my second post today!
I'm bringing you 'Bubblegum heart' from Karleigh Sue as part of a group inspirational post.

Whilst cheri was mega busy drawing up new images from the store we decided this month to showcase some of the releases that got sneaked into the store between official releases! and there was a few ;)

I chose to use Bubblegum heart to make my card
and the colour sceme? bubble gum pink , of course!

I coloured the image using copics-

BG05,BG07, BG09

I also used My minds eye papers,
spellbinders heart squares nestabilities
and spun sugar distress ink.

the heart embellishments at the corners are some of the negative spaces from the die cuts.

Hope you like my card!

Sunday, 11 October 2015

halloween challenge at that craft place!

Hi there guys, another card from me today for the new challenge starting today over at that craft place challenge blog, this time for HALLOWEEN! 

The image I've chosen for today's inspiration is 

Product list-

copics - 
R08, YR 07,YR 14, YR 21
N8,N6,N4 , N2

Distress inks-
peacock feathers
broken china
docrafts cloud dies (as templates)

My Minds Eye papers
lawn fawn Milo Alphas

sizzix photo corner die
orange cardstock

6" square card blank
3d foam squares
that craft place super smooth colouring cardstock

you can shop for supplies  HERE in the dedicated facebook shopping group, or in person at the bricks and mortar shop.

so grab your broom and come and play along in the challenge!!


Saturday, 10 October 2015

That Craft Place new release day!

Hi everyone! It's Saturday! my favourite day of the week... doubly so today because I got to play with one of the new release digis from that Caft Place's etsy shop!

PRETTY KITTY is one of the new Betty Boots digital stamps brand new in store today, and you can find her HERE along with all the other digi stamps that That Craft place have to offer!

and for this weekend ONLY you can grab a massive 25% off the new releases! so fill your boots ;)

Product list-
Bella BLVD papers and stickers from the RILEY collection
Docrafts Xcut Heart nesting heart Die
enamel dots
blue cardstock
super smooth colouring cardstock from that craft place
and copics



Tuesday, 6 October 2015

have a dino birthday!

Hi there everyone, a quick catch up from me today with a card I made last week but didn't get a chance to blog yet! this one was made for one of my school friends for his birthday, and as he has now definitely had a chance to look at it I can blog it !

The personalised birthday card I made is using - T REX digital stamp from some odd girl, a fantastic stamp for those boy's birthdays! 

Product list-

Tempting turquoise cardstock from Stampin up

Papermania festive spots and stripes 8" papers
basic grey green brads
black fineliner

Copic sketch markers
G99, YG17, YG25, YG 23, YG 21
E11, E21,E00

Brother Scan N cut - to cut the lettering and circles
(i set the circle size for the mat between 3 and 5 mm larger than the inside circle as a rule)

8 inch square white card blank

3d foam squares

hope you like this fairly CAS card!
and if you would like to replicate the design, please do, just let people know where you saw it first!



I'd looove to enter my card in the following challenges!

CAS on sunday- polka dots
613 Avenue Create- ATG
Come and Get it Challenges- for the boys
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - ATG
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends- ATG

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Pumpkin Lilly

Hey there folks! I'm dropping by today to share another halloween make with you, as soon as I saw this image I just had to PLAY as it reminds me so much of my own daughter Lily! she loves to play dress up in her pumpkin outfit...

The image is from Simply Betty stamps and was available as a freebie in the passionate paper creations facebook group this weekend!

I chose to create a more Clean and Simple card today, and I used-

G99, YG25,YG23,YG 21
C3,C1, N4

I also used a piece of pumpkin pie stampin up cardstock 
and a piece of DSP from My minds eye frightful paper pack
finishing off with three glittery enamel dots and some freehand doodling

I hope you like her! the card is available HERE

I would like to enter this creation in-

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Halloweeeeeen new releases at that craft place BLOG HOP TIME

Wow what a treat we have in for you 

Our wonderful Ladies have created some epic creations with the new releases please make sure you hop on over to all the ladies blogs and prizes will be given out during the release if you comment on all of the wonderful DT girls!

for my creation, I used the trick or treat button box fairy image,
& the trick or treat scrabble tile sentiment
teamed with:
my minds eye frightful papers
black cat from dress it up halloween buttons
green grossgrain ribon
orange satin ribbon
orange cardstock
brown paper bag
white super smooth cardstock at 160gsm
and spellbinders dies

all  from that fabby  THAT CRAFT PLACE shop










Links you need to know 
That Craft Place Etsy  (you will find the images used here!)
That Craft Place Challenge Blog 
That Craft Place - Facebook 

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

let me perk you up - midweek inspiration for Karleigh Sue Digis

Hey there everyone, I'm bringing you a 'criss cross card' today , which has a central pocket, and stands using a card easel, instead of the typical basic folded card!

I had a lot of fun making this card, and when some dies that arrived whilst I was making it , I just had to incorporate them as they looked so pretty once embellished with some stamping and little sentiments!
she's perfect for an autumn or Winter birthday!

I put together a quick look around the card, unfortunately my internet keels over if the file is too big or long so it really is a quick look!

all the products I have used are listed in the end credits, apart from my copic colours which are :

Skin: E000,E00,E21,E11,E04 R20
Hair : E18, E13, YR23, Y21
Scarf & Mittens :BG02,BG05,BG07,BG09

CUP- W00, N2, E13, E18
Sweater - YR14,YR23, YR21

(E13 is being used as a substitute for the darker E15, as I'm awaiting a refill for that particular pen)

Thank you for looking, and reading,

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

new release -september @karleigh sue

Hi there everyone, it is new release day over at karleigh sue! and there are some amazing images as usual to play with!
I've worked with 'ouch that stings' this time round which is a cute pin up in a bee costume..
I made a plaque this time round as I wanted to do something other than a card for once. it was a little out of my comfort zone, but I'm really happy with the results!

I used copics to colour the image, then fussy cut her, and covered her in deco art triple thick

whilst she was drying, i covered a plaque with a sheet from the bohenian bazaar 8x8 pad from G45, 
and on top of that i layered a honeycomb pattern cut from kraft card on my electronic cutter. some of the negative space I filled with gold glitter, which i encapsulated with more triple thick.
I computer generated the wording, printed, doodled and sealed with yet more triple thick before gluing down, and added  cute little MDF bee shape. 
i glued down 'ouch it stings' amd finished off the plaque by adding a wire to hang it with and a little orange bow.

you will be able to find this and the other new images in the Karleigh Sue Sellfy Store
and you can see the other designers work with the new images over on the karleigh sue inspiration blog

there is also just under a week left on the current 'ribbon and or flowers' themed challenge
if you want to grab one of the new images and play along, with digi prizes for the winner and top three!



Monday, 14 September 2015

a colouring page from karleigh sue

Hi there everyone! Rachel with you today, and without a card!
Did you know Karleigh Sue also do colouring pages? here's one I've coloured up for you!

if you can't find it in the store just pop Cheri a message!

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Steampunk! at that craft place

hey guys, I have a steampunk card for you today, made as inspiration for the newest challenge at 'That Craft Place 's challenge blog 
the image is from the That Craft Place Etsy shop and is called 'steampunk boot' (there is only one boot but I used it twice on this card...

For this card I used goodies from the shop-
Spellbinders cog dies
sizzix circle dies
xcut luggage tag die (just the strap)
papermania chronology papers
my minds eye paper
copics - most of the 'E's
that craft place super smooth paper - 160 gsm
Distress ink 

We'd love to see what you can create with a steampunk theme so come join in the fun!


Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Karleigh Sue Birthday Blog hop

Yay! We are having a birthday blog hop for Cheri, The artist at Karleigh Sue Digi Stamps!
this also celebrates the first YEAR of Karleigh Sue Digis (where has the time gone?)
to mark the occasion, we are blog HOPPING using our favourite images drawn during this period at KS!

You should have reached my blog from there...
so let us begin!

now you are on Rachel's blog and I have made a card 

using Poodle Skirt

product list

Cartabella 6" square papers
anita's tacky glue
stampendous frantage - shabby white
We R memory keepers corner rounder (1/4 ")
marianne designs creatables die frame straight LR0111
that craft place super smooth colouring cardstock
W.O.C vintage seam binding 'rose petal'
Samaflora blossom
KI crafts self adhesive rhinestones
Tim Holtz Distress ink -peacock feathers
Paper smooches Birthday sampler clear stamp set

next up on the hop is: Sue H
Please don't forget to visit all the people on this hop list, and if you leave a comment on EACH ONE you could be in the running for a special prize in the prize draw!
*drawn at random from everyone who has commented on ALL blogs

In case you joined me here , or you have gotten lost,
here is the full blog hop list!

Blog Roll

Inspiration Blog - Start Here!
Crafting Vicky
Sue P Anne Lise

Sunday, 16 August 2015

something Blue

Hi there everyone... I am sharing with you today a make for the latest paper crafting challenge at 'That Craft Place Challenge blog' where the theme is 'blue'
I decided to use one of the cute button box fairies (Bella) from the that craft place etsy store and some of my lush goodies  from the shop( and a few little things from my craft cupboard) to make a twisted easel card

All the items you can find on this card from that craft place shop are:

ruched ribbon
self adhesive pearl swirl
self adhesive sparkles!
xcut,  memory box and sizzix dies
super smooth cardstock 
card blank
hat pin and beads
sentiment is from 'fairy betty' clear stamp

number stamp ,designer paper and cardstock is from the craft cupboard :)

this card I have made ahead of schedule for my daughter's 4th birthday in november.. lets hope I can keep it hidden (and remember where it is) until then!



Saturday, 15 August 2015

Heyyyy Foxy Laaaadyyyy!

Hi there everyone, I've been a little quiet recently because I've been travelling - I and the children went to visit family, and we got home around a week ago- so i'm back into that crafting space of mind now!

today brings a new challenge over on the karleigh sue challenge blog - it is in fact the last KSSC challenge, as we will be going fortnightly with the teams combining , from september.

Noooow those of you that know me know i'm not *actually* on the challenge team... but I sometimes sneak in and do projects over there as well as on the inspiration blog!

this card is made using 'Foxy Lady' from the karleigh sue etsy shoppe

Other than the card blank,  Raffia and the cardstock (brown sugar by Stampin Up)

all the products used on this card are bought from that craft place shop

and other than the copics, are all from the docrafts wild rose capsule collection.

This month's challenge is 'anything goes with a sexy image' but will only be running until September the 5th, instead of month long as it was previously, to fit in with the new challenge schedule!
you can find it here -

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Kiss this!!

Hi there everyone, I'm here with you today with a bit of a cheeky card to showcase one of the more pin up style images from the Karleigh Sue etsy shoppe .... you can leave me your suggestions on who I should send it to in the comments section if you like :P

I have used 'Cuddie Buddie' 

to create this fairly CAS layout

The papers I used were from Prima, and I finished the card off with some ultra chunky 4mm 
silver half pearls.. I love them for adding a little bling!

If you haven't already, check out our CHALLENGES
and our facebook fan group! they are both great places to hang out :)


Sunday, 19 July 2015

That Craft place 'Words' Challenge

Hey there, and happy sunday! 
today is the start of a new challenge on the that craft place challenge blog - 'words' 

I've gone completely out of my comfort zone for this one - creating a card that is mostly white.

I used centura pearl cardstock,

a wood grain embossing folder, 
spellbinders floral ovals die
marianne designs frame die
paperartsy stamp set.
half pearls

all from that craft place
(you can shop in person at that craft place shop in eastbourne, or look for the 'that craft place' group on facebook :) )

and also an old retired PSX stamp and my MFT flower dies.

I hope you like it as it is completely different to what I usually do- no colouring, for starters!

please do come and check out the challenge :)

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Karleigh Sue new releases - July 2015

Hi there everyone, it is time for another new release this month in the karleigh sue digi shoppe!
I've played with two out of the six new images this month!
you can see all the other designers work and the rest of the images on the karleigh sue inspiration blog 

Naughty Or Nice

on this card I've used copics, Anita's christmas pad in black and silver
Samaflora flowers
tim holtz dies
liquid pearls
maribou trim
purple cardstock from stampin up

Ugly Christmas Sweater

On this card I've used copics
red cardstock
my minds eye papers
red lace
distress ink - festive berries