Saturday, 30 May 2015

May Progressive at the outlawz

I've got my entry in by the skin of my teeth this time round... for some reason I found this one a hard one to do... probably because i'm not a big christmas nut, so it's a bit early for me to be doing christmas cards!


the image is supplied by ppinky dolls for the challenge.


the image is coloured with copics
papers are MME
sentiment is bo bunny




Friday, 29 May 2015

some awesome news.. and a make too!

Good morning everyone!
So yesterday, I got a message asking if I wanted to join the slinky tart team! of course, the answer was yes.... so I am now playing with even more pin ups and sexies than ever!

today is the turn for Team B to post, and I managed to create something and join in on the fun!
I have used ' From The Heart'  from the Slinky Tart Store 


I coloured her up using copics, 
the rest of the card uses:
melon mambo stampin up cardstock
300 gsm super smooth paper from that craft place
MME lost and found papers
buttons from that craft place


thank you so much for looking, and enjoy what the rest of the team have to offer! 


Rachel


Wednesday, 27 May 2015

CARD SALE!



I don't usually post so much about selling- to be honest I've always been more of a creator and not so good at selling my cards! but needs must, or this girl can't craft....
now at the moment, I have my shelves FULL of cards- there are over 100 sat there waiting for new homes... so I decided to have a spring clean, and offer 50% off all cards over on my Gotshop !

currently I have only set up postage rates for within the UK but if any of you by any slim chance see anything you'd just love to give a home to, and are outside of the UK - just leave me a comment, or send me a message, and I will happily work out a quote for you!
thank you all for looking!


Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Miss Hatter

Hi there everyone! you may have realised i'm on a bit of a wonderland kick right now!
so what better to add to the collection but the wonderful 'Miss Hatter' from Rick's Zibbet store?

I coloured her using copics, and hand stamped the background, before adding colour with Brushos...
I then hand doodled on top of that, and hand wrote and cut the sentiment, which I then inked with seedless preserves distress inks

I hope you like her!

Rachel


Sunday, 24 May 2015

that craft place shabby chic

Hi there everyone, it is time for a new challenge at that craft place! the theme this time round, is shabby chic!
I have used fairy betty (in clear stamp form by creative expressions, stocked at that craft place)
I created a frame for Lily, my daughter...
I used fairy betty, stamped in archival ink, and coloured her with copics (available from TCP)
in E tones .also from That Craft Place are -
Frantage
matt glue seal and glaze 
Electronic cutting machine (for 
cutting the lettering)
cosmic shimmer 

I also used 
paper from pion designs, 
6" square picture frame
karleigh Sue burlap and lace butterflies
twine, 
flowers,
santoro mirabelle decoupage paper
and brown cardstock

Rachel
xx

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Skull cupcake

Hi there everyone, me today with some inspiration for the Karleigh Sue inspiration team.. today I have a little CAS card for you, with the Skull cupcake from the Karleigh Sue etsy store.. this is perfect for a birthday card , and I love the little skull on the bow. If the recipient of your card is not into skulls, there is another version in the shop with just the bow!



I made this card using:
copics from that craft place, and their super smooth 300 GSM cardstock, 
and spellbinders lacey circles (also from that craft place)
Stampin Up  melon mambo cardstock,
black cardstock
prima and crate paper, 
and liquid pearls!



Wednesday, 20 May 2015

who's been painting my white roses red??

Hi there everyone! it's my turn today to give inspiration on the rick st dennis sparkle and glitter blog, with the awesome Q of H digi available in Ricks Zibbet store!
To make this card I used:
copics
MME papers
Distress ink - festive berries
white gelly roll pen
cheery lynn flourish die
spellbinders corner die
dimension 4th playing card stamp
silver half pearls
black cardstock

Saturday, 16 May 2015

New release day at Karleigh Sue!

hi there! today is new release day at Karleigh Sue, and this month is a PIN UP release! there are some awesome digis on offer, and I have played with ' OOPSIE' this month!

the releases now come with some awesome (and different from the norm) sentiments...
I used 'panty dropping good' with my card.



I also used a cheery lynn leafy flourish,
skull washi tape,
prima graffiti papers,
distress paint - mermaid laggoon
sizzix corner die
black lace
and
copics


hope you enjoy her, and please do pop over to the Karleigh Sue inspiration blog POST to see all the other designer's work!


Thursday, 14 May 2015

Button me up baby!

Hi there everyone! it's time for a new KSSC challenge over on the karleigh sue challenge blog! I couldn't resist sneaking my card in this month as I love BUTTONS!  
I also wanted to play with the new american beach babe.. so I combined the two :) buttons and babes, what better mix?


coloured with the following copics:
hair: E18,E15, YR23, Y21
skin: E000,E00,E21,E11, E04, R20
Eyes- G99, YG17, YG 25, YG23
Bikini- R56 ,R37,R35
BG09,BG07,BG05
I coloured on 300gsm super smooth card from that craft place
I used My Minds eye summer splash DP for both the papers and the paper bunting /sentiment on the card. 
the cardstock is tempting turquoise from Stampin Up
the corner dies are from gold elements one by spellbinders
and the buttons are also from that craft place!


please go and check out the challenge, as there is also a DT CALL!


Rachel 

xx

Sunday, 10 May 2015

TAG! at that craft place challenge blog

Hi everyone! it's time for another challenge at that craft place, on the that craft place challenge blog
 and the theme this time round is 'tag' ...

so I was really out my comfort zone, as tags are not something I often do...



I used lots of goodies from That Craft place (naturally) to make this card, and a few things from my stash...
the lovely organza ruched trim, pink BIG ric rac, and blue flower trim are all from TCP..
as is the self adhesive  pearl squiggle- this was part of a larger piece and I have had so much use out of it by cutting little bits off!

I also used papermania  oyster blush and prima papers that are stocked at TCP

on the oyster blush paper, i stamped using a retired PSX 'friendship'  text stamp 

and I also stamped it across the legs of the prima doll stamp after colouring with my copics (available from TCP)
I fussy cut the image, and paper pieced the dress and headband.

also in the background is some texture paste spots, using a sparkly texture paste from creative expressions - also in the shop

I finished off with some gesso, 
some ultramarine gilding wax (from creative expressions, stocked at TCP) and yes.. I know I wasn't using it properly ;)

and some Samaflora flowers!


hope you like her!


Rachel 

xx

Saturday, 9 May 2015

let's celebrate! cheshire cat style!

It's my turn to host over on the Rick St Dennis Sparkle and Glitter blog today, and I have made a little CAS 'let's celebrate' card with Rick's Cheshire cat from the zibbet store. 

the card measures 5.5x 4.5 inches, and I used a sheet of Stampin up's devine aubergine cardstock to make the card blank.

the backing paper is made using faber castell gelatos, memento ink and a tim holtz grunge flourish stamp.

the cheshire at is coloured in copics - 
V09,V06,V05 , BG49,BG15, BG13
RV09

and I made a sentiment banner for the bottom, with a paper smooches stamp from the birthday sample set. 

this is heat embossed in pearl embossing powder, but due to the colour of the cardstock, it went silver!

Rachel
xx

Friday, 1 May 2015

May progressive challenge part one - Rick St Dennis

Hi there everyone! today is the beginning of another month, which means it is time for another instalment of the Rick St Dennis MFA progressive challenge on the sparkle and glitter EDT blog, and it is also my husband and I's fifth wedding anniversary today! 

This month is 'anything goes' with a Rick St Dennis image, and if you play along with this instalment, there will be a freebie for you to play along with next month!


Today's inspiration from me is using one of Rick's 'Randi Dandi' images, CUPCAKE from the I brake for stamps store. 
she is available there in both rubber and digital format, and I am using the digi for my card .

you can find her HERE




doesn't she get you in the party mood?


Rachel 

xx