Thursday, 30 April 2015

Hoppy Anniversary

It's my husband and I's 5th wedding anniversary tomorrow, so what better way for me to show him I love him than make him a card using this month's image from Encino Stamps ( courtesy of the progressive challenge on the outlawz)
I went for a fairly basic design as he isn't too into embellishment... and used brads and staples as the main embellies.


Rachel 

xx


I'm entering:



Sunday, 26 April 2015

no cards at that craft place challenge blog

Hi there everyone! it is another sunday, and time for a new challenge on the that craft place challenge blog!

this fortnight's challenge is 'no cards ' so please show us your sparkly new makes that aren't a card!
if it's a cake and it is gluten free, it's an unwritten rule that it has to be sent to me :)

for my inspiration this challenge, 
I chose to make a food diary, as the one I was given by my physiotherapist wasn't at all pretty... and didn't last for as long as I needed it to either! 
the inside has a chart for everything i eat , drink, and after that (will leave that one to your own imagination lol)


to make this book, I used my zutter bind it all and some 12x12 cardstock ( I usually make books from thicker card, but this one was fine being a bit floppy!)

I also used a piece of 12x12 my minds eye paper, 
cooking betty who is now in clear stamp format at creative expressions, stocked in the that craft place shop, coloured using copics,
pale turquoise and pink spotted ribbon , and blue rose trim from that craft place
letters using a font from the hungry jpeg cut in card using my brother scan 'n'cut
and either painted with mermaid lagoon distress paint, or peacock feathers distress glitter
and some thin lace I had in a huge bag of lace I bought a long time ago!



I look forward to seeing all your fabby entries to the challenge!

Rachel

xx



Saturday, 25 April 2015

mer friends mixed media card

Hi there.. me again! I wanted to show you a little mixed media card featuring Mer Friends from the karleigh sue digi shoppe.

such a cute trio of ocean dwelling buddies!


I used-
copics
E000,E00,E21,E11,E04,R20
R56, R37,R35
YG25,YG23,YG17
BG49,BG15,BG13
E13,E15,E18,
N2

Gelatos- blue pack
gesso bubbles
leafy trim from That Craft Place
160 gsm super smooth card from that craft place
stampin up tempting turquoise cardstock


have a good day everybody!

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Wish Big- bow cupcake

Hello there,
I have been playing with the Bow Cupcake from the karleigh sue digi shoppe today, and a more CAS layout...



so close your eyes, blow and MAKE A WISH!

I used- 
copics - rv04,rv06,rv09, N2, YR14,YR21
BG07, V09,R08,YR07

prima doodle deux papers
'wish big' from the paper smooches birthday sampler sentiment set
micron fineliner pen
spellbinders lacey circles
sizzix circles #2
melon mambo cardstock from stampin up!

Rachel 

entering:




xx

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Miss Cherry

Hi there!
today I have a card for you that I made with 'Miss Cherry' from the  Karleigh Sue Digi Shoppe.. you may have seen it on the fan group as this was made as part of a crafty crop day... I'm finally able to get the cards I made up on the blog for those of you who may not have seen them!


I think she is a fantastic image for summer, and teaming her with the floral papers gave you a lazy, sunny afternoon feel...or is that just me? LOL

Rachel 
xx

Monday, 20 April 2015

Rick St Dennis EDT inspiration- arco iris unicorn

Hello there and happy monday! 
today I have used an absolutely gorgeous stamp from Rick St Dennis MFA to create a slightly glittery card! the stamp is called Unicorn 'Arco Iris' and is available from Rick's Zibbet store!
I absolutely adore unicorns and all things mythical and mystical, so when Rick Released her recently, I knew I just had to play! 

I spent several hours trying to do this stamp justice, with her fantastic mane, studded with flowers.




I coloured her using my copics (and stupidly, I got so into colouring that I forgot to keep track of the colours used!)

The papers are from the prima 'rosarian' pad
and the cardstock is Stampin up's tempting turquoise. 
I also used some pink cotton lace, 
dovecraft 3d pearl effects,
sentiment from paper smooches birthday sampler set 
and cotton candy stickles.

I hope you like my card, it was such fun to create!

Rachel 
xx


entering in :
Crafty Girlz Challenges

Thursday, 16 April 2015

karleigh sue new release day

hello everyone! today is new release day at karleigh sue, with one new image and a showcase of the images that have recently been sneaked in between the official releases! 
my card is using the new image 'besties'!

I made this card with copics :
E000,e00,e21,e11,e04,R20
E18,E15,E13
YR 23, Yr21
BG 49,BG15,BG13
N8,N6,N4
RV06,RV04,RV02
BV25, BV13, BV04
super smooth colouring cardstock from that craft place
papermania buttons from the vintage notes pack also from that craft place
pion design papers
hand stitching
pink shimmery cardstock
computer generated sentiment

please do go and take a look at the main post over on the karleigh sue inspiration blog if you haven't been there already, there is something special at the bottom of the post!


Rachel 
xx

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Karleigh sue sexy challenge, 'foolish thoughts'

Hi there! it's time for a new challenge over on the karleigh sue challenge blog! 
this month's theme is 'foolish thoughts' so I made this CAS card using Gift Wrapped from the etsy shoppe. 

My foolish thought is ' does my butt look big in this?'


image coloured with copics, and papers are by my minds eye and echo park.

I hope you will hop on over to the K.S challenge blog and join in with this months challenge!

Rachel





Monday, 13 April 2015

CAS -some odd girl love me not Mae

Hi there everyone! a quick one from me this evening after seeing Kristy's speed card how to this evening... I'm not a CAS girl....at all. the more layers the better...and if it's not square...it's not there... I don't cope well with CAS or Rectangular....
but tonight I decided the gloves were off... why let it continue to sneer at me ..and beat me?


so I came up with this, using Some Odd Girl's love me not mae, one of my favourite SOG stamps. I'm pretty happy with it...

Rachel
xx



I'd love to enter this card in:
Eclectic Ellapu- out your comfort zone
Scribble and Scrap- ATG
Crafty Calender challenges - add a sentiment
fantasy stampers - CAS
Crafty Catz weekly challenges - 2 or more patterned papers
graph'it markers - flower power
left of center challenges - spots and or stripes
just hanna stamps - pink and green
red rubber inspirationals - spring flowers


Sunday, 12 April 2015

Cilla the slug- rick st dennis mixed media

Hi there and good evening (or morning depending what part of the world you are in!)
I have just finished a mixed media piece with cilla the slug from sue's story that runs over on sparkle and glitter, the rick st dennis edt blog.
she is a fantastic specimen, I think you will agree!




Product list-
Copics - V09, V06,V05, R37, YG17,YG15,G99, BG49,BG15,BG13

Paperartsy fresco finish chalk paint - squid ink
gesso
dylusions ink spray in funky fuchsia
creative expressions gilding wax in ultramarine
tim holtz distress paint - mermaid lagoon
blue pack of gelatos
cosmic shimmer sparkle texture paste - frosty dawn sparkle - tinted with emerald green brushos

visible image Ripped fishnet stamp
digi by rick st dennis
grey board


Rachel 

xx


entering in 


ALTER IT! at that craft place challenge blog

it is time for a new challenge at that craft place challenge blog already!
there were some fantastic entries to the easter challenge, and I really enjoyed looking at them all... but now it is onto the next challenge...
this fortnight's theme is 'alter it' 

for my inspiration piece  I decided to alter a stella artois cidre bottle !


I used:

stella artois cidre bottle
gesso
tim holtz picket fence crackle paint

distress inks-
broken china
peacock feathers
mown grass
seedless preserves
(all available from that craft place)

docrafts artiste spritzing ink -electric blue
(from that craft place)
prima color bloom spray mists -
cotton candy
soft teal
tim holtz tattered flower garland flowers
basic grey brads
plastikote spray varnish 
cotton lace from tillyflops creations 



I hope to see you join in over at the new challenge!
Rachel
xx

Friday, 3 April 2015

Happy Birthday Trudie!!!!


Happy 40th Birthday Trudie 
Here is your blog hop 
we adore you to bits and wanted to share the love with you 


Have an amazing day love from us all !

this is my card for you, with love from sugar and lots of BRIGHT colours... to help you feel cheerful and sunny on your special day... have a fantastic one Trudie xxxx
Rachel






 Kay






Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Rick St Dennis Progressive challenge :March

Hello there, it is officially March, and the start of a new leg of the Rick st Dennis MFA progressive challenge, hosted over on the sparkle and glitter blog!

This month the design team have been given 'Aloha Nui ' to create with, a fantastic new image... she is ever so sweet!

I took inspiration from the official colours for hawaii- the official flower is the yellow hibiscus... and the blossoms I have decided are the kukui blossom, official flower of the Molokai island...
if anything else, it was fun researching all this stuff ;) 
I used bold bright summery colours , and how can she make you fail to smile?


why not go check out all the other Rick St Dennis Elite Design teams work, and play along in the progressive challenge ?


Rachel 

xx