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Ashington, Northumberland, United Kingdom
I am 33, 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

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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.


Recipe

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
Rachel
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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.

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