Sunday, 29 March 2015

New 'Easter' Challenge at that craft place

Hello everyone, and happy sunday...  I've had a busy week, as the littlest creation had a sick bug at the beginning of the week, and now master creation has chicken pox!
despite it ALL going on, I've had time to sneak away and do some crafting, and one of the things I have made is this card:

This card is for the new CHALLENGE starting at 'that craft place challenge blog' 
and the theme is easter...

to create my card I have used the following goodies from that craft place:

super smooth 300 gsm white colouring cardstock 

copics- E000,E00,E21,E11,E04,R20, 
YR23, YR14,YR21

spring time ribbon with bird and butterfly pattern

flower stamens

collall tacky glue 

other items are from my stash, including this cute digital stamp from The East Wind! Aurora bunny onesie

I hope you come and join in the fun and play along with the easter challenge!


Monday, 23 March 2015

inspiration time at karleigh sue digi shoppe

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well! 
today is my turn to share some inspiration over on the karleigh sue blog, with my card that features 'Prego glow mermaid' who is a new release for March in the Karleigh Sue digi shoppe

ingredients- copics:
YG25,YG23, YG17,YG15

queen and co goosebumps
kimberly geswein dingbats circle and banner (and their matts)
bellucia font -debbi sementelli
SCAL software
CANVAS software
papers from my minds eye
blue cardstock



Saturday, 21 March 2015

carnival 2015

Hi there everyone, Rachel here today, to show you my latest inspiration for the rick st dennis EDT !
if you were lucky enough to see Sue's post in the fan group yesterday, you would have seen this make of mine, as I made it to cheer her up and sent it to her in secret .. (therefore scheduling my blog post for before she got it would have been a bit daft ;) ) 

I made her a plaque using 'carnival 2015'  one of this year's fantastic new stamps... 

I made this little plaque using 2 sheets of grey board (1mm thickness) glued together as I didn't have anything stronger here!

I then covered it with pink cardstock and a designer paper layer, measured for holes and then made holes for them with an awl.
in those holes I fitted some eyelets so that it would hold the ribbon a bit better.
whilst giving that some drying time, I coloured in the carnival 2015 image, (using lots of pink, and glitter!)
I originally gave her a more sheer looking pair of tights /pantyhose, but I was getting frowned at by Ms carnival herself, and had to redo them in a brighter pink....

I then spent an intense hour or so fussy cutting her with my blunt decoupage scissors.... hoping I didn't accidentally cut anything off in the process! luckily she survived unscathed, with a sigh of relief from myself!
I added cotton candy stickles, and glued her to the plaque, then cut my lettering using my scan n cut... ran that through my sticker maker and stuck down... more glitter, on those, and the edges, and then finally liquid pearls, and once dry, the pink hanging ribbon :)

I'm glad it cheered sue up and hopefully if you wanted to do the same sort of thing for a friend, I've given you some inspiration!



Friday, 20 March 2015

outlawz progressive challenge - sponsored by Gerda Steiner

Hi all! what an exciting day it has been, creating a top secret project, watching the solar eclipse in the UK and making a cute card to join in the fun over at the outlawz progressive challenge. This month was sponsored by Gerda Steiner with the image of 'cute elephant with balloon bird'  - perfect for a special birthday!

I decided to make a bold and bright card, with some bright red and blue card to make the matts really stand out from each other!

I used:
copics- N6,N4,N2, 
BG49, BG15, and BG 13,
YR23 and YR 21
R56, R37, R35

papers are from my minds eye
buttons from papermania vintage notes pack 
trimcraft ticket die cuts
spellbinders grand labels one dies
paper smooches sentiment stamp
red edge stitched ribbon 
and lots of 3d foam pads


Entering in:

Monday, 16 March 2015

Karleigh Sue March new releases

it is New Release day over at Karleigh Sue Digis!

I hope you are all as excited as I am to see what Cheri has in store for you today...

I have created a card using 'I heart you couple' mermaid digi

I have used:
E000,E00,E21,E11, E04, R20
RV09, RV06, RV04,RV02
YG 17,YG25, YG23,YG21
BG 49, BG15,BG13, BG15, BG11
YR14, Yr 23, YR21
Ranger Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz istress ink - peacock feathers
Crate Paper
green cardstock
blue cardstock
seam binding - wild orchid crafts 
Twinkle Goosebumps - queen and co
Congrats sentiment- my own
Scalloped circle and circle dies - sizzix
mini pegs
dew drops gems
pink glittery mesh fabric

Sunday, 15 March 2015

New challenge at that craft place 'Charming'

New Challenge at That Craft Place!

Today is the start of a new challenge at that craft place challenge blog - Charming

I have created this card:

I have used:
copics- V09, V06,V05

Image: From The Heart Stamps -Loving Thoughts Bouquet (with included sentiment)
you can get these copics straight from that craft place- and the refills to go with them too!
I also used:
Prima 'Hello Pastel' paper pack and brads (also available at TCP)
pink rose trim from TCP
Green sheer ribbon- from TCP 
super smooth colouring cardstock in 300 gsm from TCP
heart doily from stash
petal pink liquid pearls
green cardstock
lilac cardstock

shaped frame cut on my brother scan N cut

Rachel xx

entering in:

Saturday, 14 March 2015

a bit of play time...

Today amongst my myriad tasks I have found a little time to play - it is the 4000 fan party over in the Make it Crafty Facebook group this weekend, and I made a couple of cards to join in. I thought I would share them on my blog too and maybe enter a couple more sneaky challenges whilst I am at it!

This first one is made using Pipi Faye from MIC 
and is my first ever one layer, no embellishment card- I really do not do CAS!

the whole card is coloured using my copics and only my copics.

The second is made using MIC's cherry blossom 
this is another one layer CAS card this time with as much white as I felt comfortable leaving- this time coloured with watercolour. the sentiment is from Bo bunny. 
the watercolours and watercolour paper are only cheap, but it was a bit of fun!



Thursday, 12 March 2015

Rick St Dennis MFA Countess van Bloot

Good morning everyone...
Rachel here with you today, to share my latest project using the fantastic 'Countess Van Bloot'  from Rick St Dennis MFA digital stamps , who you can pick up from the zibbet store!

I love her dress with it's mesh panels, and the sheer 'bat wings' I don't think I would look half as good in it as she does though! 

I recently got a replacement Scan 'N' cut machine , as my other one went to the doctors because it had the plague (It would not cut properly) and instead of getting her back, I was sent a new one... so I have been playing with some different shapes on my cards , and having great fun!
Copics used- 
R56, R37,R35

black cardstock
washi tape in damask and skull prints
black lace
purple cotton lace
liquid pearls White Opal
material (that my friend Cheri sent me.. It isn't as fine as cheesecloth but gives gorgeous texture)
Papers from My minds eye 'frightful' paper pack
flowers made with purple paper and Tim Holtz tattered garland die

all shapes cut on my Scan 'N' Cut 


Thursday, 5 March 2015

treasure for life

Treasure for life- Handmade album

Hi there everyone, it has been a chaotic day, but I am bringing you news of a new fun Facebook based challenge hosted by Donna Jerret of colourists unite and sponsored by us over at Karleigh Sue Digital stamps. 
There is a NEW image and she is currently EXCLUSIVE for this challenge ... 
'Treasure for Life'

If you belong to both groups(colourists unite, and the karleigh Sue facebook group) and ask for her in the correct place, she is yours to colour for FREE! so come and say hello to usand go over and see the lovely Donna too!

I was lucky enough to be able to play with the image ahead of the challenge, and I wanted to share my make with you now I am allowed to show it!

I have made a handmade album with pages blank for journalling or for adding photos to.
There are 24 pages that are 6" by just under 6" due to the binding,

The whole item is made by hand, and hand bound.
albums are new to me but i really am enjoying doing them so much... cards are fun but this is my FAVOURITE thing to do right now.

The image 'treasure for life' a poignant pregnant mermaid, is coloured with copics and a white gelly roll pen

the background is created using Prima Bloom spray ink in soft teal, and stampendous frantage in shabby white. 

 The lace and burlap flowers are made by Cheri and will be available soon in the karleigh sue etsy store- they add a  gorgeous touch of vintage whimsy to your fantasy and vintage projects.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts
The lace is from my stash

Each page has been shabbified with Tim Holtz distress ink in peacock feathers
and the pages themselves are a variety of pastel tones.

Rachel xx

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

paris- j'taime

Hi there everyone, Rachel here today,
I would like to share with you today the card I made from my colouring of 'Paris j'taime' one of the gorgeous girls from Rick St Dennis's  Zibbet store!

you can find her HERE
to see more of the work from the RSD EDT please look here 

I was sent the gorgeous parisian themed paper (top paper layer) recently and knew I had to incorporate a sheet of it into this card somehow!
 unfortunately, I forgot to note what make it was! 
the back patterned paper however, is from paper adventures.

I also used a paper wishes sentiment stamp and fashioned my own banner using card, distress ink and 3d foam pads.
the ribbon is some gorgeous seam binding from WOC in 'rose petal' 
with a green dazzler at the centre.


Sunday, 1 March 2015

wheeee a LOT going on at rick st dennis, that craft place AND karleigh Sue Digi shoppe!

Hi there everyone, it has been an extremely busy and exhausting month, but I think I have managed to cram some pretty awesome stuff into it, and Today as well as being 1st of the new month  is the start of two new challenges on two different blogs! 

the new challenge that starts today is mothers day/anything goes.
I have made a tag using 'sugar mum' from the that Craft Place etsy Store

I coloured sugar using my copics - R08, YR07 YR14. and YR21 for the hair,
and G99,G94,and G21

I made a greyboard tag and ran it through one of my cuttlebug embossing folders- I had to do this once from each end as it was too large to fit!

I then used my ink tool and brushed the whole area with tim holtz distress ink in winter berries from that craft place,
to this i added the die cut clipboard I made using my mini clipboard movers and shapers sizzix (tim holtz) dies - into which i slipped the coloured image, after colouring the top and bottom parts with a N6 and N4 copic)
 I adhered it to the grey board with triple thick (also available from that craft place)

I fussy cut some of the mothers day sentiments that are available in the TCP etsy store, and added triple thick to those too to add dimension. 
I finished off by adding some tim holtz movers and shapers hearts, raffia twine, stickles, liquid pearls and buttons from my favourite  papermania vintage notes pack
(you guessed it, ALSO from TCP)
a little green 10mm grossgrain and a rivet in the top hole.

this creation is for my mum and I hope she likes it. I'm sure she will as she seems to like anything I deign to make her ;)

There is also some new releases at the That Craft Place etsy shop.. this is my card using back to work Betty!

to make this card I used copics:
black cardstock
dovecraft monochromatic papers
sizzix scalloped die
sentiment created by myself
and holographic gems


Rick St Dennis MFA Digital stamps are also starting a new progressive challenge today, with the theme 'easter' this is hosted over on the Sparkle and glitter blog 

you can enter any new project as long as it contains a Rick St Dennis image and fits the theme! this time around the theme is Easter

Here is my colouring inspiration using ' my little chickadee

This gorgeous little chick balanced on his painted egg is so gorgeous... and real fun to colour using fine flicks to mimic feathers!

I used a lot of copics in this image...
the body of the chick is done in YR07,YR14,YR21
the beak is YR23 and Y21
his little legs are BV29 and BV25
flower is again YR23 and Y21

Egg is:

Bv29,BV25, BV13, BV04

grass is YG17,YG23

Karleigh Sue Challenge blog

New 'pastel' challenge starting today!

I snook in as I'm not actually part of the challenge DT ... but I couldn't resist playing along with the other designers in this challenge!

The image is 'cuppa tea time'
and I used copics to colour her - E000,E00,E21,E11,E04,R20
ad a touch of N2
the papers are from the prima 'hello pastel' pack which i bought from that craft place the other month
as is the green sheer ribbon
the little heart gem is an old one i had floating around.
the sentiment is computer generated :)

I do hope you will go and play
1st prize is 4 digis of your choice from the karleigh sue shoppe
and prizes for being top three and entering with a KS stamp too!