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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, 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.

Grazie Giovanna!!

This is another Thank You card to send to Italy. The recipient likes dogs so I thought what better than to use the dog from my new Jemima Puddleduck stamp collection from Crafter's Companion. I again coloured this using copics. I then used my nestibilities as a matt. The papers are from the Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddleduck coordinating papers section on the CD. I have used the bronze pearl card from Crafter's Companion as the base which I have folded the A4 sheet on the short side. The ribbon is by BasicBasic which I picked up from a craft show. Again the sentiment is printed on my PC. 

The Sugar Bowl Challenge No.33

This is a card I have made for the sugar bowl challenge no.33. I have used my new Sugar Nellie Blossom stamp which I bought a few months back. I know it's one of their older stamps but it's new to me lol. I have coloured using my Copics which I am getting slightly better at using! Taking time but getting there.

I had run out of paper for my printer so dived into my bits box (which generally has full A4 sheets in, because I click and print with the intension of making a card with it to then not. I'm sure alot of us do!!) and came across these. I think they were originally printed from my Barely Mine Extreme Cd's. These have been matted and layered using cold mirror card.

I have printed the sentiment which as you can see is thank you in Italian. I then cut this using my nestabilities and cuttlebug. Then have added brads for decoration. I have distressed the edges of the white card with some red ink. The ribbon is from the celebration range. Flowers are petaloo which I have completed with a brad from papermania.

As usual thanks for stopping by
xxxx Rachel xxxx

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Caverswall Castle Wedding Card

This is a card I have made for an order. The customer wanted me to include a picture of the wedding venue on the front of the card. The colours were black, white and fusia pink. The couple liked simple things so I hope this is simple enough.

Thanks for looking
xxxx Rachel xxxx

Wednesday, 7 April 2010


Today's WOYWW (What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday?) This was my room this morning after making yesterday's card.

Why not pop over to Stamping ground to check out everyone else's desks.


Mojo Monday 133 VW Campervan Wedding Card

This is the card I made yesterday as my entry to the Mojo Monday 133 Sketch Challenge this week. It is also a card for an order I have received. The Gentleman wanted a VW Campervan on the front as this is going to be his sisters weddding transport on her special day. Her colour scheme is burgandy and cream too.

Inside is decorated to match the front of the card

Card Recipe

Backing Paper - Bearly Mine Extreme Vol2
Gold Mirror Card - Every Crafts a Pound
Cream Pearl - Crafters Companion
Embossed Sentiment - Crafters Companion Cute Companion
Ribbon - Dovecraft
Bow - Stash
Embossed backing Paper - Cuttlebug Script Folder

The coordinating box

I loved working with this sketch. I knew it was right for the card as soon as I saw it.
Thanks as always for stopping by
xxxxxxx Rachel xxxxxxx 

Friday, 2 April 2010

My Updated Craftroom

Well eventually managed to get my craft room sorted out. New fittings and fixtures from IKEA installed and filled. It still needs painted when we get around to doing the rest of the painting upstairs but it will do for now.
I took these picture on Wednesday night with the intension of uploading to my blog and WOYWW but didn't get around to it sorry. So here goes

This picture shows my punches, I have used an IKEA pan lid storage rack which I attached onto the wall instead of lying flat.

Here is the section with my shelf which houses all of my ribbons, flowers, gems, brads and eyelets.
The baskets underneath have my punches, glues and glitters!!!.

This one shows my spooled ribbons and bows.
The boxes underneath have all of my scrap card and papers (I know I need to use some of them lol)

This picture shows all of my pens, pencils and tools

This picture shows one of my work areas, nice and light infromt of the window.

Then finally my computer area (excuse the bags underneath)

Now I am looking forward to making a crafty mess in my organised room!!!

Thanks for stopping by

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