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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


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.


Anne said...

Gorgeous card Rachel love the colours

Poppet said...

This is a beautiful card Rachel and I bet they really loved it when it was given. The slider detail is gorgeous. Must get me some sliders. :-) xx

Karen said...

It's a truly gorgeous card Rachel, well done!xx