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Ashington, Northumberland, United Kingdom
I am 33, married to Raymond and have three dogs, Jed and Broady - Black Labradors; and Bailey - Chocolate Labrador. I am a Paediatric Nurse. I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. Crafts I enjoy range from cardmaking, ATC's, Fat Pages, jewellery making, to needlecrafts and silk painting. I hope you enjoy looking at my creations. Thank you xx

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Wednesday, 30 July 2008

In the Night Garden

This card is for an order I have been given. The lady wanted a card with an In the Night Garden theme and Igglepiggle for her Grandson. I found images on the internet and decoupaged the bottom pannel and added peel offs to this. Igglepiggle has been mounted onto white card which I have embossed using my dotty folder in my cuttlebug and then matted this onto co-ordinating blue card stock. The base card was from my cardstock stash which I have made a 21cm square card with. I then added peel off stars to finish the card off.

Thanks for looking
Hugs
Rachel

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Double challenge card

I have decided to combine two challenges for this card.
  1. Cute Card Thursday Challenge 20 - Things That Grow
  2. CPS #75

The card itself is 21x21cm. I have used a penny black stamped image and coloured this with pencils and blended with Sansodor. The image is then matted onto gold mirror card.

The papers I have used are from the Shabby Princess Promise collection free download. I have then added an embelishment which reads 'you fill my life with whole bunches of love' and some heart gems.

Sketch Saturday Challenge #9

This is my attempt at the Sketch Saturday challenge for this week. The stamped image is coloured with pencils and blended with sansodor.

The papers are from shabby princess free downloads. I have used a crafters companion stamp for the birthday wishes sentiment and added a paper flower and brad.


Hugs


Rachel xxx

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 7 - Down on the farm


This is the card I have made for this weeks Penny Black Challenge.

I have colured the image with coloured pencils and blended with sansodor. The backing papers are from the Shabby Princess Harvest Spice download and the happy birthday sentiment which I have stamped onto cardstock is from Cuddly Buddly.
Thanks for looking. Rachel xxx

Friday, 25 July 2008

I do....... with a twist!!


This is the card I have made for the daring card makers mid week challenge. The brief was to make a wedding card using bright clours and not traditional whites, creams and silver.


I decided to use a bella image for mine. Coloured it with pencils and blended with sansodor. I used a funky fairy download paper and coordinating blue cards which i ran through my cuttlebug and dotty folder. I then added ribbon detail and on your wedding day peel of greeting.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

A Card For Von


This is a card I sent Von from the Crafters Companion Forum as I couldn't resist after a comment she left for me on some of my cards. She said they looked sweet and a bit like cookies if they had been brown. The backing paper and image are from Robert Adams Sugar and Spice CD Rom. I took the image of the bear into 3d2 Card Builder and made it into a pyramiage.
I think this is a very cute, cuddly sweet card.
Hope you like
Rachel xx

Hedgie and Robin


This time I have used a Penny Black Stamped image. I love the expression on the Hedgehogs face, don't you? The image is again cloured with pencils and blended with Sansodor. I have matted it onto some red mirror card and then layred up some Shabby Princess papers.

It's time to sledge Hamish.


I love this cute Hamish image which again I have coloured with pencils and blended with Sansodor. I have matted this onto green mirror card this time. The paper is a Shabby Princess download and I have added two brads for to accent. This card is simple but I like the effect.
Hugs
Rachel
xx

Maggie's Prepared!!


I have coloured this Maggie image using pencils and blended with sansodor. I have addedd glammor dust in places so she sparkles then matted this onto gold mirror card. The backing paper is a funky fairy download and I have edged this with a gold peel off.

Noel

This is a 21cm sqaure card. I have coloured the snowman image using coloured pencils and glittered the snowman with glammor dust. I have matted this onto some ribbed card and matted a noel embelishment onto the same cardstock. The backing papers I have used are from a paerstack. I have finally added two star gems for an accent.

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Arty Girls Challenge #42 - Sketch

This is my entry into the Arty Girls Challenge #42. This time we had to make a card from a sketch. I decided to use this sugar nellie fairy stamped image and colour it with pencils. I have used Shabby Princess backing papers and matted these onto silver mirror card. The flowers are my new Prima Got Prints paper flowers and I have added co-ordinating brads. Hope you like it as I do.

Hugs
Rachel
xx

Wine anyone?



I loved this image I just had to do it for my work colleague's birthday. She likes a glass of wine or two of an evening and I actually thought the elegance of Bella resembles her. The backing papers are a Shabby Princess one and a Cuddly Buddly one which I have adapted the colour wit my graphics program. The layout is from yesterday Arty Girls sketch challenge which I have adapted slightly by making an A5 card instead of the square one. I was going to use this one to enter into the challenge but then decided to make another, my 'star fairy' card.

Hope you like and have a great day.

Hugs

Rachel xx

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Oh Christmas Tree


I know another christmas card in July but it's one less to make now. This image and backing paper is from the Crafters Companion Quick Cards for Christmas CD Rom. Not traditional christams colours but I think it works. I have added stickles glitter glue and a ribbon with gems to finish the design off.

Born to Shop........... for shoes and boots..


I love this card. Again it is from the Crafters Companion Cd backing paper just printed in a different colour way. I have added som stickles glitter glue onto this one for to add a bit of bling!!

Shoes, boots and pretty in pink!!



This is one of the cards I am sending to Kath for her to sell for her good cause. I have used the Crafters Companion Everyday CD rom for the paper and toppers.

Crafters Companion Sketch 17 Challenge


I love how this card has turned out. I have coloured the Bella image using pencils. The paper is a download from the internet and peel offs are craft creation ones.
Thanks for looking
Rachel xx

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Happy 18th Grandson

I have used the same layout as for the Santa's ready card for this one. I think you have probably guessed he supports Newcastle United. I am quite please with this one. This is a decopage sheet I found on photobucket.

Cheers Nephew

Another of the cards my MIL ordered. I have made a pyramid out of the pint glass image I found on photobucket and then made a matching backing paper to go with it. I then made the cheers nephew greeting on the computer and matted and layered it with coordinating card stock.

Saturday, 5 July 2008

July Cuddly Buddly Challenge

This is the card I made for the Cuddly Buddly July Challenge. I needed to do an order for a Daughter card for my Mother-in-Law so thought this layout would be perfect. I have used the Cuddly Buddly Sitting Emmy Stamp and the backing paper is from their Pink Patchwork download too. I have just noticed when loading the picture how ever emmy is sitting a bit squew wif but never mind!! I have used my cuttle bug to emboss the happy birthday folder for the pannels.
Thanks for looking and hope you have a good day.
Hugs
Rachel

Friday, 4 July 2008

True Love Anniversary


Well I must say I am really pleased with how this card has turned out. It is my husbands anniversary card for our 2nd Anniversary on Tuesday 8th July. The card is A4 in size when closed and opens out to a gatefold popout card. I have used silver mirror card and pearl card as the base cards. Embossed the two front pannels with my hearts cuttlebug folder.
The images are from the Cuddly Buddly True Love download and the papers are Cuddly Buddly Downloads Patchwork Pink and the Kids Paper Pack.
I have made a pop out heart and edged this with silver heart peel off's. Then have attached two of the images into the hearts with ribbon so they hang loose. I also added ribbon to the front of the card before adding the mirror card so I could tie a bow.


Thanks for looking.

Hugs

Rachel xx

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Santa's Ready


Again this image and backing papers are from Joanna Sheen's Enchanted Christmas CD Rom. I have gone for a more unusual shaped card this time as the bottom image shows. I started with covering the back pannel with one of the backing sheets and then the other co-ordinating sheet over the 'mountain' section of the card. Next I mounted the image onto a silver holographic card. I finished the card by adding some peel offs and a ribbon embelishment.


I am really pleased with how this card has turned out as it is the first time I have done a card layout like this.

Traditional Xmas

This image and backing papers are from Joanna Sheen's Tripple Enchanted Christmas cd. I have mounted the image onto some silver holly card and edged with silver peel offs. I have added glammor dust to the snow and the bishops beard.

Xmas Post


This is a Penny Black image which I have coloured with pencils and blended with Sansodor. I have mounted this onto red holographic card. I have used a red cardstock and which I have mounted a piece of cuttlebug embossed white card to. I then placed a sticky ribbon along the join. I finished the image off by adding some snow writer and glammor dust.

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Pink Party


This is a pretty pink card I have just made. I have used a Shabby Princess backing paper and added a ribbon and smile embelishment. The Party tag embelishment is from a set I bought from Create and Craft a while back. I have accented this card with flower gems.
Thanks for looking and happy crafting!!!

Crafters Companion Sketch 16 Challenge


This is the card I have made for the Crafters Companion Sketch 16 Challenge. I have stamped an image of Emmy and heat embossed. I have coloured with pencils and blended with Sansodor. The backing papers I have used are from the Shabby Princess Splendid Collection download.


Tilda and Co Challenege #26

This is the first time I have tried the Tilda and Co Weekly Challenge. I have coloured a Tilda image with a coloured pencils and blended with Sansodor. I have used a Shabby Princess backing paper from the sweet sprinkles selection. Tilda is mounted onto a slide from the same paper set which I adapted the shape. The flower embelishment was made using my cuttlebug with pink and white card and a gem.

A summer delight

I have used a penny black image and coloured with coloured pencils. Matted this onto orange card. Used various backing papers downloaded from the internet (again not sure where they are from). I have used a yellow flower ribbon brad and zinggy orange ribbon to accent and then finally finished some floral gems.
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