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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


Friday, 24 July 2009

Quadruple Challenge Card

Well I just love how this card has turned out. This card is for my sister's birthday, I had made her one but I am not happy with it so I decided to make her another and am glad I did.

Card Recipe

  • Stamp: Dimension Fourth - Twinkle Garland Large
  • Papers/inserts: Bearly Mine Designs - Designer Extreme and Designer Inserts Extreme
  • Card: White hammer A3 - Paper Mill Shop; Silver Mirror/purple holographic - Stash
  • Flowers: Stash
  • Brads: Dovecraft
  • Peel Off Greeting: Craft Creations
  • Stickles Giltter Glue: Star Dust, Fruit Punch
  • Ribbon: Dovecraft
  • Colouring Medium: WHSmith Watercolour pencils.

This is the first time I have used the Designer Extreme disks and I must say they are lovely. The insert disk is brilliant, I feel they just make your card look that bit more special.


Rachel xx

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Blog Candy Winners

I couldn't sleep tonight so thought I would pop onto the net and check out my blog etc. Well when I logged on I couldn't believe it, I had actually reached my 4,750 hits!!! I only started my candy a week past saturday and had over 250 posts to go before I would reach the target and thought it would take ages.

So I logged onto Random.org to generate the winners. Remember there were three prizes in total. So here goes, the winners are.......................drum role....................
  1. Grand Prize: Bumper Candy Goes to Yvonne
  2. 50 Stamped Images: Jane
  3. 25 Stamped Images: Yvonne

Well done ladies I will get your prizes out to you ASAP.

Thank you to everyone for stopping by my blog and getting me my hits!!!

Love Rachel xxx

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

ABC: X is for........(My altered Notebook)

This week on ABC we had a sketch to follow which had an 'X' in the crossed over lines representing X in the alphabet.

Here is the sketch:
I decided to alter the front of this notebook to go with my sisters birthday present.

  • Notebook: From Cuddly Buddly
  • Papers: Crafts Beautiful Download
  • Flowers: Petaloo Mulberry
  • Ribbon: Dovecraft
  • Brads: Stash
  • Card: Silver Mirror From Stash
  • Stamped image: Magnolia - Tilda #228 Bow Sitting Sideways
  • Colouring Medium: WHSmith Watercolour pencils

Thanks for stopping by and looking

Hugs Rachel xxx

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Altered Flower Box

Well this is my project from this afternoon. I have altered a flowerbox which I received a lovely bunch of flowers in from my colleagues at work. As I was sorting the flowers out to go in the bin I thought it was a shame to throw the box out too as it is very strong. Therefore as it is my sisters birthday at the weekend I thought it would be nice to use as the box for her present, however I though it would be better if it had my twist on. Mind you I did have a few happy accidents along the way but I am pleased with the way it has turned out now. It seems to be my time for happy accidents at the moment lol.

This is the box as it was before:

And as it is now:

  • Papers: Shabby Princess
  • Flowers: Petaloo Mulberry Embossed Flowers
  • Brads: Stash
  • Card: Gold Mirror - Stash
  • Ribbon: Dovecraft
  • Sentiment: Computerised
  • Tools: Cuttlebug, nestabilities

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs Rachel xx

Wendy's Sketch #26

This is the card I have made for Wendy's sketch over on the Crafter's Companion Forum.
  • Image: Willow Designs
  • Papers: Willow Designs/Cuddly Buddly
  • Card Stock: Stash and Paper Mill
  • Brads/Gems: Stash

Monday, 20 July 2009

My first Willow Sketchie Challenge Entry

Well this is a card I made on Thursday for the Willow Sketchie 9th July Challenge but didn't get round to posting. I haven't used any Willow products before or entered one of their challenges even though I came across them a while ago. On Thursday I downloaded some of there products and thought I would join in with their sketch. I have mirrored the sketch by I must admit this was a happy accident as I put the ribbon in the wrong place on my cuttlebuged backing card lol. I think it still works though. Hope you like. I think these owls are so cute!!!

It's a Crafter's Companion Challenge #2

I can't beleive it's time for our second challenge over on It's a Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog. It was my turn for the sketch this time and I also decided to also set a theme. I thought as school's out and uni folk had finished it would be good to make a card for a child/young adult. The card could be made for a birthday, driving test pass, graduation, etc. I decided to make a kid's birthday card.

Here is the sketch
And my card

Why not go over and check the blog out, we also have a guest design team place available, you never know it might be your card which wins!!!

Saturday, 11 July 2009

My Blog Candy!! NOW CLOSED

Once I hit 4,750 hits I will select one lucky person by random to win this bundle of blog candy and then another two winners to win stamped image candy. One will be 50 images and the other 25 images (not shown in photo, I will send a mystery lot).
  • To be in with a chance of winning please leave a comment on this post.
  • Link on your blog to mine
  • An option to become a follower of my blog if you like.
Sorry but the Bundle Candy will only be available to bloggers in the UK, the stamped images to worldwide.

Thanks very much


Inspired Cupacakeabella; Wendy's Crafter's Companion Sketch #25

Well I can't believe a week has gone since wendy's last challenge over on the Crafters Companion Forum. This week she has gone back to using a sketch.

I was inspired by the colours of my new look blog for my take on the sketch. Then I thought there wouldn't be anything better for this than to use one of my new Bella stamps from Stamping Bella.

Card Recipie

  • Stamp: Staming Bella - Cuppacakeabella
  • Papers: Cuddly Buddly Patchwork - Colour modified by myself
  • Card: Black, white and red - Paper Mill Shop; Silver Mirror Card
  • Ribbon: Celebrate from Boundry Mill Store
  • Bows: Stash
  • Sentiment: Stash
  • Stickles: Star Dust (for cupcake topping - see image below)
  • Colouring Mediums: Dovecraft Dual Brush Markers; WHSmith Watercolour pencils; Sansodor
  • Tools: Nesatbilities; Cuttlebug

Thanks for looking


Rachel xx

My New Look

Hi I just wanted to say

Wendy I love my new look blog, your a star!!!

Friday, 10 July 2009

I Love You xx

This is the card I made for my Hubby for our Anniversary on Wednesday.

Card Recipe

  • Papers and Toppers: Crafters Companion Popcorn The Bear CD - Men's and Birthday
  • Card Stock: Crafters Companion Blue Pearl; Silver Mirror Card
  • Stamps: Cuddly Buddly Round Greetings
  • Ribbon: Dovecraft

The card measures 8"x8" when closed.

I was really pleased with how this card turned out and hubby loved it too.

Thanks for stopping by and browsing my blog.


Rachel xx

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

I've been having a Cuddly Buddly Time!!!

Well i've been addicted to using Cuddly Buddly Products this past few days. Here are the cards I have made.

The first one I have used the print and cut file for the Robo. I have made the matching box for the card also.

Card Recipie

  • Papers and toppers: Cuddly Buddly Daisy Fairy Birthday Cards Set Craft Robo Print and Cut download
  • Card Stock: Crafters Companion White Card; Silver Mirror Card
  • Gems: Stash
  • Rbbon: Dovecraft
  • Glitter: Stickles Yellow
  • Peel Offs: Craft Creations
  • Tools: Craft Robo; Cuttlebug; Scalloped Circles Nestailities

Card Recipie:

  • Images and Papers: Cuddly Buddly Shoe Fairy 3D Card Printible; Cuddly Buddly Fairy Birthday Cuttable.
  • Card stock: Paper Mill Hammered White; Silver Miroor Card
  • Ribbon: Bows from stash
  • Gems: Papermania self adhesive shimmer dots - transparent.
  • Tools: Cuttlebug; Nestabilities Scalloped Circles.

Card Recipie
  • Papers: Cuddly Buddly Pink Patchwork Of Papers
  • Stamps: Emmy with Basket; Round Greetings 2
  • Colouring Medium: Papermania watercolour pens
  • Card Stock: Pink and white - Paper Mill; Silver Mirror Card - Stash
  • Ribbon & Bow: Stash
  • Tools: Cuttlebug; Nestabilities Scalloped Circles;

Card Recipie:

  • Backing paper and Topper: Teddy Teatime 3d Decoupage
  • Card Stock: White - Paper Mill; Silver Mirror

Card Recipie
  • Backing Paper and Topper: Cuddly Bears Annie and Friends 3d decoupage
  • Card Stock: White - Paper Mill; Silver Mirror - Stash
  • Bows: Stash


Rachel xx

Monday, 6 July 2009

Wendy's Challenge

This week over on The Crafter's Companion Forum Wendy's challenge was to make a mini pizza box. Every now and then instead of a sketch Wendy decides to set us a different challenge to get us thinking.

Well this is my Pizza box. I have made the box and inside have made three mini cards and envelopes with a masculin theme.

Card Recipie

  • Card Stock: Box - Crafter's Companion Box Maker's Card; White Hammered for Cards, Paper Mill Shop; Mirror Card;
  • Toppers and Papers: Crafters Companion Popcorn Bear Cd Rom - Men's cd.
  • Ribbon: Dovecraft
  • Brads: Dovecraft
  • Adhesive Pearls: Papermania
  • Button: Stash

I am addicted to popcorn at the moment, at least this kind can't put any inches on the hips! lol!!

Hugs, Rachel xx

It's a Crafter's Companion Challenge #1

Hi well it's finally here!!! "It's a Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog" has launched today with the first challenge. Wendy and I are very pleased to have so much interest so far and we can't wait to see everyone's lovely creations. Thank you for your support.

Well this is the first sketch which Wendy Set.

And here is my take on it.

Card Recipie

  • Card Stock: Cream embossed - Papermill; Silver Mirror - Stash
  • Papers and Topper: Crafters Companion Popcorn CD ROM - Floral
  • Ribbon: Dovecraft
  • Fowers: From Stash
  • Peel Off: Craft Creations

Why not go and pop over and have a look at the blog and take part. Remember if you don't have a blog you can still email an entry to us to be included for the prize of a popcorn stamp.

Hugs and Good luck if you do decide to join in.

Rachel xx

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