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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, 16 April 2012

House Mouse–Thinking of You


I have made this card to send to a work colleague who is unfortunately undergoing chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. She’s having good days and bad days and I thought’s this cute House Mouse Decoupage image was in keeping with how she is feeling at the minute.


The backing papers are from my Tatty Teddy – DoCrafts CD Rom. I have matted onto pink card from Paper Mill Direct. The die is a Marianne Crafts’ and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I have added a sentiment from my stash and some pearls from The Ribbon Box.


Thanks for stopping by


xxx Rachel xxx

Tatty again


Another Me 2 You card from me for this post.

I coloured this image with my Spectrum Noir Pens a few weeks back but never got it made into a card. Well today I have finally made a card from it.

I have used a white base card and chosen some papers from my Do Crafts Tatty Teddy CD and Crafter’s Companion Humprey’s Corner CD which I have matted onto blue cardstock.

The Flower I have had in my stash and have added a button detail with a silver thread running through the button holes. I added 4 pearls from the Ribbon Box.

I am combining the following challenges for this card.

A Gem of a Challenge

Crazy 4 Challenges

Allsorts Challenge Blog

2 Sisters Challenge Blog

Bunny Zoe’s Crafts

Make it Monday

Paper Sundaes


Thanks for stopping by and checking out my post

Happy Crafting



Thursday, 12 April 2012

A Tatty Teddy Thank You


This is one of the card’s I have made this afternoon.


I made the tatty section on My Digital Designer on a 6x6 paper.

I initially designed this to post on a message board I am on to show my appreciation and then decided to make it into a card too.

So I printed the image onto matt photo paper and matted it onto silver card and then coordination's form Crafter’s Companion. I have then matted this onto an 8x8 scalloped card base.


I added stickles Icicle and pearls for details.


I am entering this into the following challenges


Crafty Creations


Cute Card Thursday


Totally Paper Crafts

(pink, glitter and pearls)


Thanks for stopping by

xxxxx Rachel xxxxx

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Blogoversary Candy Winner

Hi all as a few of you may be aware I hade some candy on offer on my blog to win a piece of Jewellery made by me for my Blogoversary.


Well I’ve used Random.org and it has chosen a winner


The lucky winner is


blog candy


Number 3 which is



Congratulations Marcea

if you email me your address I can arrange to get you prize out to you.


Thanks very much for entering my Candy




xxx Rachel xxx

What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday? - ~149

Hi all it’s a while since I have joined in with WOYWW over on Stamping Ground but I thought I would join in today.


This is how my desk looks this morning


I am working on a card for a very special person in my life!!! This card has a red theme.


The papers to the left of the picture are for to make a card for a special little boy too. I’ve had the image coloured for a while so printed some papers yesterday to go with it.


You will be able to see some other stamped images which have been coloured in just above these papers and also some house mouse decoupage all ready to make up into some cards.


Right then I’m off now as I have to go to the shops for a few bits  and to the gym. Hope you all have a brilliant day.


All there’s left for me to say is Happy Crafting and why not pop over to Stamping Ground and enter this weeks WOYWW or just browse through everyone else's entries as there’s some great desks out there!!!


Take care and have a great day


xxx Rachel xxx

Blogoversary Candy

Hi all

It's my Blogoversary on April 10th and I wanted to offer you all some candy in return for you following my blog.

The candy I am offering is a mystery piece of Jewellery which I will have made.

To be in with a chance of winning my Candy I ask the following of you please.

1. Please follow my blog
2. Link to my blog Candy on your blog sidebar and as a post on your blog
3. Enter using inlinkz below

Thanks very much and good luck for winning.

I will choose a winner at random on 11th April.



P.S. Scrol down for any recent cards I have made as this post will stay at the top of my blog.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Fairy Nice–My Time To Craft Challenge DT Card

Hi all this is my DT card for this fortnight's challenge over on
The theme is Fairies.
As some of you may be aware I have been sorting out my craft room and rearranging. This has included going through my cupboards too. When I was sorting I came across my Flower Fairy Duffex Decoupage from Crafter’s Companion. So I decided that this fitted the theme perfectly.
I have chosen one of the card bases to use too. I cut this down slightly and matted onto a A5 base card made with Snow White Centura Pearl Cardstock.
I have used my Martha Stewart Ribbon Punch which is one of my new fav items as you may be able to tell from previous blog posts!! Laughing out loud and have added some ribbon from my stash.

The Flower Fairy decoupage has been layered using Collall Glue Gel from Crafter’s Companion. I just love this as it has no smell!!

I have finally added some stickles glitter glue gel for a bit of fairy sparkle and a few pearls from the Ribbon Box.

Right then that’s the end of my rambling so why not pop over and join in with the challenge. Here’s the blog button again:
Thanks for stopping by
xx Rachel xx

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

A few recent Jewellery makes

Hi all

Here's three items of jewellery I have made recently.

This first one is another cube bracelet with a gun metal theme.

 I just love this style and it's so quick and easy and looks effective in any colourway.


This next one is a Zulu Necklace

 This one is made using size 6 and 11 seed beads along with a button detail and some crystals.
It was quite time consuming but it will be nice with my summer tops.


And this final one is a Tila Choker Necklace

This one is made using Tila beads, Size 9 seed beads and 4mm crystals.

I have also made this one in black Tila's and seed beads and silver crystals which also looks very stunning. i will post a picture of this one at a later date once I have taken the piccy.


Thanks all for stopping by



Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Skylander's Birthday Party Invitations

I was asked to make some Skylander invitations for a colleague at work's Son's 5th Birthday. He is totally Skylanders Mad.

These have been created in word and exported into PDF file and then printed 4x6" onto a white textured cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by

xxx Rachel xxx

Sunday, 1 April 2012

A few Debbi Moore Delights

These are a few cards I have been working on using cd’s in the Debbi Moore range.

I love a bit of glitter and glitz from time to time (and what girl doesn’t!), and these cards certainly do have glitter!!! 


 The first card is a rocker style




I have used the Debbi Moore One Fine Lady CD for this one. I love the rich reds, the image and papers are simply stunning.

The base card and topper base have been die cut using the Spellbinders large oval scallops from the Grand Nestabilities range.

I have finally added flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and xmas red stickles glitter glue and a few pearls from the ribbon box.


This next card has been made using the Debbi Moore Art Deco Galaxy CD.




I decided to use blue tones for this card and to complement have chosen gold mirror card and navy base card stock.

I have used 3 different design sheets and a paper from the cd.


The middle topper and two outer toppers have had glitter elements added to give that bit sparkle. I have also added some Glossy accents to the edges of the outer toppers to give some dimension.


The two oval toppers have been sprayed with Crafter’s Companion Spray and Shine to give a enamelled impression.


The ribbon sections which I have mounted these on are using my Martha Stewart ribbon punch. I just love the effect you can get using this punch. I have added navy blue organza ribbon through this detail.

Finally I have added some metal corner embellishments from Wild Orchid Crafts.


This final card has been made using the Debbi Moore Venetian Collection CD.


I have made a side stepper card. Using Crafter’s Companion Snow White Centura Pearl card as the base. Matted and layered using gold mirror card.


The above picture shows the card front more open. I have added another image from one of the design sheets. The main image has been cut from the character section.

The gold ribbon is from Dovecraft, red 10mm gems from Paperchase and gold glitter brads are papermania.

Be right back

Thanks for stopping by and I will see you all again soon.

Happy Crafting

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