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Ashington, Northumberland, United Kingdom
I am 34, 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


Saturday, 16 August 2008

Wendy's Sketch #23

This is the card I have made using Wendy's Sketch no 23 from Crafters Companion Forum. I have used a Penny Black Stamped image and coloured it with pencils and blended with Sansodor. The papers are from Shabby Princess and I have matted these onto silver foil card.

Thanks for looking



CPS #77

This is the card I have made for the CPS #77 Challenge. I have used a strip of the new Papermania Naughty and Nice 2"x12" paper pack and cut into 2" squares, matted these onto silver holographic card. Then used a simple white card stock. The ribbon is from dovecraft and the silver greeting is from Anitas. I quite like this card as it is simple but I think it works quite well.

Rachel xxx

Make mine a double

This is the card I have made for two challenges.

  1. Penny Black Challenge 10 - Ribbons
  2. ABC - E for Embelishments

I have used a Penny Black stamped image and coloured with pencils. The paper is from Scrapbookingmad's Shabby Rose Cd. The flower embelishments are from Prima, ribbon from dovecrafts and sentiment embelishment from Papermania.

Thanks for looking



Friday, 8 August 2008

Card from my tutorial - Anniversary card for my parents

I have made this card using the new Crafters Companion Occassions cd. It is a double pop out gatefold card like in the tutorial. I have printed the topper onto pearl card and used pink pearl card as the base card stock.

Tutorial for my crafters companion challenge 21 card

Hi a few people have been asking for a tutorial on how I made my card for the crafters companion challenege 21. I have made a tutorial and this is on the crafters companion website.

Click here if you would like to see the instructions.


Thursday, 7 August 2008

Wedding Card Order

This is the card I have made for my sister's boyfriend. His boss is getting married and she asked me to make this card for him. The colour scheme of the wedding is brown, orange and cream. At first I didn't have a clue what to make but I am actually pleased with the way it has turned out. I have used the Crafters Companion Love CD1 and Everyday CD1 for the papers, alphabet and topper. I also used the Glitter Girls Majestic Board for the base to the topper. This card is a Triangular Tri-fold card it measures 21cm square when closed. Thanks to Von for the brilliant instructions on how to make this card.

I have made a box for the card and also wrapped the card in parchment to make it look a bit classy.

Another Newcastle United Card Order

I was asked to make this card as the lady saw the last one I had made and loved it. It is very similar to the last one like this I made but have changed it ever so slightly. She was over the moon with it.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Sketch 21 Crafters Companion and Competition Entry

This is a card I have made for the crafters companion sketch challenge this week #21. I am also going to enter it into a Competition a lady I know is hosting. For this competition we had to make a female birthday card.

I have used the Crafters Companion Cute Companion cd rom for the paper, insert and paper ribbon strip.

I used some white card stock for the base, pink and silver mirror board for matting and layering. The ribbons I have used are from dovecraft. To finish the card I have used craft creations peel offs.