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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, 22 February 2010

Peter Rabbit invertiage meets decoupage

Well what can I say about this card. I love it, I am really pleased with how it has turned out.
Again I have used the world of Beatrix Potter CD along with the Peter Rabbit CD from Crafter's Companion. I love the way that these style of cards have invertiage and decoupage.

This card is for a very special recipient and I am sending it to show my appreciation and admiration towards her.

Here are a few more images of the card.

Another frontal view

Showing the spine

The inner page

A close up of the decoupage of Peter Rabbit

There is another section over the page which is where the verse is however I forgot to take the picture.

Mrs Tiggy-Winkle

This is a card I have made using the Crafter's Companion Mrs Tiggy-Winkle CD Rom.

Card Recipe

Centura Pearl Card - Crafter's Companion
Buttons & Bow - Stash
Sentiment - Forever Friends - Pink Parfait Die-cut meaasges

Beatrix Potter Frame Card

This one is for my other Cousin's Son's first Birthday.

I have used the World of Beartix Potter CD Rom from Crafter's Companion along with the Peter Rabbit CD Rom. I love these cd's and images they are exceptional quality and Sara and the team at Crafter's Companion have made an excellent job under such restrictive terms to bring all of us crafters such exceptional products to work with.

I also have made a box to match printing onto centural pearl card.

Another view showing the decoupage inside and on the frame section

Card Recipe

Crafter's Companion World of Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit CD Rom's
Centural Pearl Card - Crafter's Companion
Letter's - Accessories
Ribbon - Dovecraft

My first Beatrix Potter card

This is my first Beatrix Potter Card, made with the download from the members Section on Crafter's Companion. I just love this image and style of card.

A close up of the invertiage/decoupage.


Another view of the front

This one is of the inside.
I have made this card for my Cousin's Daughter's first birthday.

Card Recipie

Centura Pearl Cardstock - Crafter's Companion
Bow - Stash
Gem - Papermania
Peel Offs - Stash
Dufex Photo Glue
Pinflaire Glue Gel

I will follow with a few more Beatrix Potter Cards
xxxx Rachel xxxx

Monday, 15 February 2010

It's a Crafter's Companion Challenge #4 of 2010 - Inspirational Challenge

This is the card I made for Challenge 4 over on It's A crafter's Companion. This time I decided to make it an inspirational challenge. Why not pop over and have a look and see what's going on here.

There is also a DT Call running until 14th March if you fancy having a go.

I made this card for my niece's 2nd Birthday and used my popcorn cd which is so cute!! I have used my Copic pens for colouring. I have used stickles, glammour dust and diamond glaze for decorating, along with a couple of buttons.

Thanks for stopping by
 xxx Rachel xxx

VW Campervan Wedding Invitation and Place Setting Samples

These are some samples I have been working on for an order of wedding invites and place settings. The happy couple wanted me to include pictures of VW Campervans on the items as they love them and a black and white theme. They didn't want 'traditional' invites as they said it was not their thing. These are what I have come up with to send to them.

The first is an A6 card style with a printed invite inside.

The second is what I am calling a 5x5" flop invite as it flops open when the ribbon band is removed to reveal the invite details.

this is the front:

And the inside and ribbon band: 

This one is a pocket tag style and is 6x6"

The completed effect:

The back of the tag and pocket:

The front of the tag and pocket:

Two place setting examples:

  • silver holographic, black and white cardstock
  • CD's for backing papers -bearly mine extreme & crafters companion Popcorn romance cd
  • Ribbon - Dovecraft
  • Gems - Stash
  • Peel Offs - Stash
  • Tools - Cuttlebug and Scallopped Circle Nestabilities small and large, corner round punch, big bite
  • Bow - Stash
I have blanked out some of the details on the invitations to respect confidentiality.
Thanks for stopping by

 xox Rachel xox

Friday, 12 February 2010

Quadruple Challenge Valentines Card

This is the card I have made for my hiusband for valentines day. I made it on wednesday but couldn't post it yesterday as my internet started playing up after posting my last posts.
The card is for 4 challenges:

Delightful Sketches and Challenges - love

Simon Says stamp - what's love got to do with it?

ABC - N is for.... new

Truley Scrumptious - Sketch plus ingredients buttons & bows

My something new is the popcorn romance cd rom which I have had since launch but haven't used yet.
Card Recipe
Card stock - red, gold and white
Ribbon - Celebrate
Buttons - stash
Flowers - Petaloo
Colouring medium - copics
Rub on sentiment - papermania
diamond glaze on eyes and nose
I must admit I love this card. Finally feel my mojo is back lol.
Hugs Rachel xxxx

Thursday, 11 February 2010

World Heart Valentines

This is a card I made last week for a valentines card order. I have used an image the gentleman supplied be with but have given it a red hue. The gentleman wanted to use the picture of the heart as his girlfriend lives in Italy. So he wanted to use the world globe to represent the world between them. This is what I came up with. I cut the heart out and added it as a second layer curving it to give the rounded effect.

The backing paper came from my bearly mine extreme cd.

A card for my colleagues birthday

This is the card I made for a collegues birthday this week. I must admit I strated it about two weeks ago and finished it this week the day before her birthday lol.
I love the easel style card at the minute. I think my problem is when I loose my mojo which has happened a lot recently is that I try to make things too complicated my trying to think up new styles, however this style really works and is quite simple really once you have how the mecanism works.
As you can see Popcorn the Bear Birthday CD from Crafter's companion came out for this card. I just love this cute bear.

Card Recipe:

  • Popcorn the Bear - Crafter's Companion Birthday CD
  • Pink and silver card stock
  • Buttons
  • Ribbon - dovecraft
  • Diamond glaze (on the eyes and nose to make them shiney!!)
  • Greeting - Forever Friends diecut message tags (pink parfait)

Rachel xx

A few cards I never got around to posting before xmas!!!!

Hi everyone

You remember I told you I was really busy before christmas and that I had orders gallor etc. Well here are a few of the cards I was making. Forgot to take picture of some of the cards which I am kicking my self for as I loved them!!!
Sorry some of the pictures aren't the best.

Here goes:
Birthday card

A few christmas cards.

This one wa for my mam from my dad.

Some anniversary cards for an order.

JLS Birthday for Daughter and Sister.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs Rachel

Wednesday, 3 February 2010


Hi Everyone just to say I am still around. Sorry I have been blogging lately just haven't had time to make any cards. Will be making a few tomorrow so will be putting some more posts up then.


Rachel xx