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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, 30 May 2009


Well for this card I have coloured a bella stamped image. The papers are again from my bit box and gems and flowers from my stash.
Thanks for looking

Friday, 29 May 2009

My first Craft ROBO Card

Well I decided to take the plunge and order my craft ROBO Yesterday and it arrived this morning so have been having a little play. I decided to use a template from http://www.keepsakes-by-design.com/ of a parasol.

I have used pearl card and handmade paper in the apature. I have finished wit peel offs and gems. Quite pleased with it as it is my first attempt.

Thanks for looking.

Hugs Rachel xx

Thursday, 28 May 2009

40th Birthday Order

Well the next three cards are for an order. I was asked to make two brother and one uncle cards. I know that the gentleman in question is interested in DIY and cycling. I could not find an image which I was happy with for the cycling so I made one with the theme of DIY and the other two I was able to use my imagination.

Well the DIY one I have used my Joanna Sheen Messy Rabbit stamp and also the cd rom for the backing papers and. The card is A4 in size and has an a5 opening section on the front which holds the insert. I have had my first go at paper piecing for the rabbit and also used watercolour pencils and markers for the colouring. I have highlighted the 'paint' areas on the toppers with diamond glaze to make them appear wet. The 40 topper was made by colouring chipboard toppers with markers and then using embossing powders to give a gloss effect.

This card I have used the Joanna Sheen Jayne Netley Mayhew cd rom. This card is an a4 double pop out card.

And this card was made again using the Joanna Sheen Messy Rabbit Cd rom. This card is 8x8" in size. It has an A5 opening section for the verse. I have decoupaged the cake on the topper.

I have also used the diamond glaze on the icing areas of the cake as well as the badger's nose to give a glossy effect.

A few more cards

These are a few more cards I have made recently. I set myself a challenge to use only papers from my bit box (well I should say bit boxes!!! lol).
The first is a topper from a challenge Wendy on the Crafter's Companion forum set a while back and the paper I made at the time in my 3d2 builder program.
This one is from the Joanna Sheen Messy Rabbit cd rom.

This one a bella stamped image coloured with watercolour pencils.

And this one a penny black image again water coloured.

This one is a magnolia stamped image coloured with pencils.

This one is a penny black stamped image and I have used the sketch from Papertake Weekly Challenge - #15 however I never got round to posting in time to enter it into the challenge.
This one is a dimension forth stamped image coloured with cosmic shimmers.

And this one I have used the sketch from Cupcake Craft - Challenge 40. I have again used a penny black stamped image for this challenge.

This is the card I made for the birth of my cousins baby.

As usual thanks very much for looking at my blog
Hugs Rachel

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Some more cards

This card I made for my husband's birthday. These two were for my stash of cards for my birthday clubs.

This one for a friend's birthday.

And this is a candle I decorated as part of her gift.

A few of my recent cards

Here are a few cards I have made for some recent orders.

The first two were for twin girls on there 1st communion, the lady wanted them to be similar but not identical as you can see the images are the same but the backgrounds and embellishments are different.
This one was for her Grandson on his 1st Communion

And this for a 60th Birthday and the gentleman liked playing the guitar.

The next few cards were for another order.

Again this was for another order, a card for someone special!!

This card was for a Grandaughters 1st birthday and she loved Upsy Daisy from in the Night Garden.
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