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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


Monday, 6 December 2010

Flowersoft Xmas Cuties

These two cards I have used my diecut xmas flowersoft decoupage. I think these images are so cute! These were cards for the twins themselves for their first Christmas. The parent's adored them and I do too.

Merry Christmas and Happy Crafting

xx Rachel xx

Unscripted Sketches - No.84

This is my entry for Unscripted Sketches this week. Again I have used one of my new Cuddly Buddly Downloads and just love it!!!

xx Hugs Rachel xx

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Sketch 51

I have used one of my Cuddly Buddly Downloads for this card. I had a very productive day yesterday making 6 cards before starting work at 2.30pm so I was so pleased. One more order completed and delivered successfully. 

 This card first in with the following challenges:

Thanks again for looking xx

Friday Sketchers - 131

I just love this card!!!This is the card I have made using the sketch from Friday Sketchers. This Cuddly Buddly image is just soooo cute!!!!

This card fits with the following other challenges too:

This card was for an order for twins to send to Their Nanna and Grandad on thier first christmas. 

The parents loved it, I am so pleased.

Another Popcorn Christmas Challenge Card

This is another order card using another one of my favorite popcorn stamps. I am also entering this one into Rainbow Lady's Challenge of Christmas Animals.

Hugs Rachel

Popcorn Santa Bear

Hi Everyone I have been very busy making cards since Saturday and am really pleased with my progress. I have made a few for some orders and this is one of them. I just love this cute popcorn stamp!! I have coloured with copics and added some polar white flower soft. This one I have used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday. This card also fits the theme for Rainbow lady's challenge this week: Christmas Animals. 

Well thanks for stopping by again.
Hugs and Happy Crafting
xx Rachel xx

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Some of my recent cards

Here are some of the cards I was working on whilst my internet connection was down. Some were made for challenges I found when I briefly had internet and then lost the connection again. so therefore could not make any posts.

The majority of these cards have been for orders. I have just completed the last one today.

Thanks Rachel

Monday, 8 November 2010

Hi everyone

Well just to let you all know I haven't vanished off the face of the earth!!! My internet has been so poor lately I haven't been able to get any net work done. I have also been extremely busy with home and work life too. I have done a little bit of crafting but not much. I may hopefully get some pictures on sometime!!

Take care


Thursday, 2 September 2010

Just Inspirational Challenges - #10 digi with DT call

Hi everyone bet you wondered where I had gone. Sorry for deserting you all. I have had net and mojo problems and also been so busy with work and in house. I hope things have settled down now!!! 

Here's my card for this week on Just inspirational. I have used a bugaboo stamp digi image as they are our sponsor this week. I think this image is so cute. This card is for an order and I am please with  how it has turned out. The paper is from a daisy and dandelion pad I have. The sketch layout is from CPS #182, nice and simple. The sentiment I have printed on my PC in word. I have coloured the image using copics. Gems and stickles glitter glue have been used for accents.

I will be back soon I hope with some more cards, but for now hugs and happy crafting!!!

xx Rachel xx

Saturday, 24 July 2010

It's Candy Time

Hi everyone I just thought I would share some Candy giveaways with you.

Check out the following blogs to see what's on offer:

Why not go and check them out, you never know you may even win some goodies!!!

Friday, 23 July 2010

Wild Orchid Crafts Candy Giveaway

Wild Orchid Crafts have a blog candy giveaway. Bev from All the things I love is hosting the candy.

Here's whats on offer:

25 packs of self adhesive pearls, 4 packs of Floral Foundations Roses and 5 lots of their new lace.

Why not stop over for your chance to win and also have a browse of Bev's great cards.

Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge #2

The challenge over on the Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge blog this month has the above sketch to use.

I decided to use the sketch to see if I can make my mojo come back. I have used the new SWALK range of stamps from Crafter's Companion and the coordinating cd to make the following card.


Image - Crafter's Companion SWALK Thinking of you stamp
Papers - SWALK papercrafting cd-rom
Card Stock - Silver Mirror, white
Sentiment - Forever Friends Pink Parfait die-cut message tags
Rhinestones - Prima, Kaiser scrapbook
Glitter - Stickles Fruit Punch
Colouring medium - Water colour/colouring pencils

I am not 100% happy with the card but saying I haven't got much mojo it's ok!!!

Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Just inspirational Challenges #4 - Digi image

This is the DT card I have made for this weeks challenge over on Just inspirational Challenges. The image is from Delicious doodles. We have 4 digi stamps on offer as the prize this week. The backing papers are from barley mine. Ribbon is celebration, and gems/peel off from stash.

Why not check out the blog and enter the challenge.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Just Inspirational Challenges - Sketch Challenge 1

Wow I'm so excited. That time has come for our first challenge over on Just Inspirational Challenges. This weeks challenge involves using the following sketch along with a theme of Love e.g. a Wedding, anniversary or card for a loved one. The design team have pulled out all the stops this time and created some wonderful cards!!!

Here's the sketch:

Here is my card. I made this for a dear colleagues 25th Wedding Anniversary. I was delighted with how it has turned out and she loved it too which is even better.

The backing papers are from my Barely Mine Design Extreme CD. I have used 3 different designs, all colour coordinating. I then stamped and coloured my magnolia images using copics. I cut a circle matt using my cuttlebug and nesties for the Chocolate Heart Box. The Longing Tilda stamp was then placed as if she is resting on the box.

I have added silver glitter detail to the bow and a silver 25 peel off too. I added some stickles glitter to the 'chocolates', Tilda's dress and hair piece.

I added some ribbon detail and a rhinestone buckle. This is the first time I have used a buckle and I must say I do like the effect. Especially on more special cards.

This image shows a close up of the Prima flowers. Extra special flowers make all the difference to a lovely card.

I added a rhinestone corner detail to the top left of the card and some dot rhinestones to the lower section.
Overall I am very pleased with how the card has turned out.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Singing 13th Birthday

This one was for a collegue for her daughter's 13th Birthday, she loves singing and dancing.


Papers - Shabby Princess
Digi Image - Digi Stamp Boutique
Ribbon - Dovecraft
Flowers - Prima
Card Stock - Paper Mill Shop
Holographic Card - Ebay
Peel Off - Anitas
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nestabilities

Flower Faries Thinking of You


Backing Papers/Image - Flower Faries by Crafter's Companion
Holographic Card - Internet
Ribbon - Dovecraft
Card Stock - Paper Mill Shop
Stamped Sentiment - Crafter's Companion Flower Faries
Flower - Stash
Brad - PM
Tools - Cuttlebug, Nestibilities, Friskers Border punch.

Caverswall Castle Wedding Card

Another order for a Caverswall castle Wedding Card.


Image - Internet
Papers - Crafter's Companion Cute Companions CD
Ribbon - Dovecraft
Bows - Stash
Card Stock - Paper Mill Shop
Silver Mirror Card
Peel Off - Stash

American Fronteir 60th Birthday Dad

Card for my Father-In-Law's 60th


Paper/Topper - Joanna Sheen American Fronteir
Ribbon - Dovecraft
Peel off - Stash
Card Stock - Paper Mill Shop

Happy 80th Birthday Pep

Another card for a regular customer. The image has been coloured with pencils and copics. Papers from Barley Mine Extreme.

Magnolia Easel Card

This is a card I made for a friends birthday back in April but never got around to posting. It was for a magnolia challenge and I used their sketch but somehow I think I have missed the deadline - do you? lol.

The above picture is the front of the card. I have distressed all of the edges of the papers with a gold ink pad. The flowers I have made myself using my scalloped nesties and beads.


I coloured my image using copics and I must say I am happy with how it has turned out. I have added some stickles details to the image too.


This is the inside of the easel card. I have followed the sketch design here too.

This was the box for the card with the same sketch layout followed too.

These were some earings I made for her too. With a  co-ordinating box.

Close up of earings. She loved them too.

Messy Football

Papers/Topper - Messy Rabbit CD 1
Card Stock - Paper Mill Shop
Sentiment - Stash

Forever Friends - It's a girl


Paper/Topper/Sentiment - Forever Friends Collectors Edition Triple Disk Set
Card Stock - Paper Mill Shop
Silver Mirror
Ribbon - Celebration
Gem - Stash

Thank You

This was a card a regular customer asked for. He wanted a card with two champagne glasses on the front. I had this image on my hallmark cd and thought it was perfect. I have added stickles gold glitter to the glasses as if it is the bubbles in the champagne and it is all sparkly and glitzy.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Monkeying around Father's Day

Hi I thought I would share with you the card I have made for my dad for Father's Day. A bit of a jokey one rather than all cute and serious.


Image - Digi Dustin Pike 
Colouring Medium - Copis
Backing Papers - Barley Mine and Scrapbooking Mad
Card Stock - Paper Mill Shop
Ribbon - Celebration
Peel Off - Stash
Gem - Stash


Monday, 14 June 2010

Just Inspirational Challenges

Hi please stop by and check out my new blog Just Inspirational Challenges. 1st Challenge starts 1st July and runs every thursday.

Thanks Rachel

Monday, 3 May 2010

It's a Crafter's Companion Challenge 9 - Monotone

This is my DT card I have made for this weeks challenge over on it's a crafter's companion challenge blog. I used the new  Chole Patchwork Polly stamp plate and have coloured it in the black and white monotone. It is just a very quick card as I remembered at 23.30 on Friday night I hadn't made my card for this week's challenge and I was leaving for the airport at 01.45 staurday morning. Therefore a super quick card.

Why not pop over to the blog and check out the other dt cards.

Hope you have a great week. I sure hope I do in Portugal!!!


Rachel xx

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Singer 21st Birthday

This card is for another order request. The recipient is turning 21 and is a singer. I found this image on photobucket and thought it was perfect as it is very girly but not too young. I have used coordinating purple pearl and silver holographic cards for the based card and matts. The papers are from either pink petticoat or funky fairy can't remember which. The ribbon and sentiment peel off are from my stash. I have added some stickles glitter as highlights. The 2 and 1 are printed from a Crafter's Companion CD and I have matted these onto silver holographic card cut with my nestabilities and cuttlebug.
I love how this card turned out.

Rachel xx

Peppa Pig 2nd Birthday

This card was for another regular customer. Her Granddaughter was turning two and she loves pepper pig. I obtained this backing paper and decoupage image and this is what I came up with. I am not overall happy with the card I wish I had put some sort of border on now when I look at it again.

Beatrix Potter Tom Kitten Card

This card I have made using the Crafter's Companion Tom Kitten CD. The backing papers and borders were printed onto pearl card and the decoupage topper glossy photo paper. I have used a white pearl card for the base and silver holographic card for the matts. The buttons are from my stash and I have added some ribbon to these from my stash too. Sorry the photo isn't the best but the holographic card and photo paper were causing alot of reflection.


Rachel xx

Sepia 90th Birthday Nanna

This one I was asked to make again for a regular customer. He supplied me with the sepia coloured photos and asked me to include the 4 photos on a sepia themed card. I used brown matts and coordinating papers, buttons and ribbon to fit the theme. The sentiment again printed on my PC with the customers own wording.
The finished card is 8x8" in size.

Union Jack Money Wallet

This is a money wallet which I have made for a customer to send some Euro's in. 
He requested a picture of the Union Jack.
Simple but does the job.