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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, 25 February 2012

Tilda Just for You

Hi all, this is the card I have madethis afternoon.

I have used a well neglecte Tilda Stamp and coloured with Spectrum Noir pens from Crafter's Companion. I am loving the shading on this image and it's a new Technique which Marcea kindly showed me yesterday. 

I have added flowers fromm my stash. The main focal flower I have coloured using my Spectrum Noir pens to coordinate with the image. I have also added an epiphany flower button to the centre of this flower. The foliage has been cut on my eCraft. I also coordinated the ribbon with my Spectrum Noir pens as I didn't have a one I was happy with in my stash.

The base cardstock is Snow white centura pearl from Crafter's Companion and The matts are Coordinations from the Tim Haltz Pad. Backing papers are from my stash.

I have added a stamped Cuddly Buddly Sentiment and added spectrum noir and stickles details to this. Matted onto a scalloped circle nestie. The image and flowers have all had a little sparkle added with Crystal Stickles!!

I am entering this card into:

Thanks for stopping by my blog

xxx Rachel xxx

Liebster award

Hi all I must thank Julie for my Liebster award she sent me, but I must also appologise for not passing it on sooner. Go check out her blog as I think you will agree she makes some stunning cards and projects!!!

Right then onto my nominees for this award!

Who will I choose? There are so many wonderful bloggers out there I just don't know where to start!!! 

Right then I have chosen the following bloogers as they create wonderful items and are truely wonderful people of the crafting world!!!

All of the above bloggers are also part of the Crafter's Companion Design Team and bring us all wonderful Sneak Peaks of their DT cards and Samples for Launches!!! They all share wonderful tips and techniques too. So what you waiting for go check on their blogs for loads of crafty inspiration.

Nominee's here's what you have to do now:

Please follow the guidelines below when accepting your Liebster Blog Award.
Congratulations to you all you well deserve this award.
When one accepts the award they agree to:

Thank the person who gave them the award and link back to their blog.

Copy and paste the award to their blog ( I linked mine to the one that gave it to me)

Reveal the next 5 blogs they have chosen to receive the award commenting on their blog to break the happy news.

And Lastly, hope the artists nominated  will do the above to keep the award going by accepting and awarding 'The Liebster Award' to 5 special blogger's that they would like to honour


Thursday, 23 February 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches #134

Hi all this is my entry for Tuesday Morning Sketches this week.

Card Recipe

Topper and Papers - Debbi Moore Glitter and Glitz Paris Glamour CD
Card Stock - Paper Mill Direct and Stash
Ribbon - Stash
Stickles - Silver, Diamond and Pearl
Ribbon Slider - Paper Mill
Gems - Paperchase
Flowers - Magnolia

Happy crafting all, and hope you have a great day

xxxxx Rachel xxxxx

Monday, 20 February 2012

Shamballa Creations

 This is a coordinating Shamballa Bracelet, Necklace and Earing Set I made for our Friend's Girlfriend for Valentines Day.

I made a coordinating box to match the Card I made too

Thanks for stopping by

xx Rachel xx

Forever Friends Valentine

This card was an order for one of our Friends to give to his Girlfriend on Valentines day. I didn't post it before Valentines incase she saw it and I have just realised I didn't post it!!! What am I like.

I printed the decoupage onto Glossy Photo Paper and Matted this onto a nestie shape. The black cardstock is Coordinations which I have distressed.

Card Recipe

Card base - White Scallopped 8x8.
Red Card - Paper Mill Direct
Coordinations - Traditional Christmas Collection
Backing Paper and Topper - DoCrafts Forever Friends Collection
Ribbon - Dovecrafts
Brad - Papermania

Challenge Entries

Rose delights

This was a card I made yesterday evening before I went to work. I coloured the Rose stamped image from Crafter's Companion with my spectrum noir pens. I have added subtle shading and think it works. I then added some Stickles Glitter Glue to the rose and fairy wings.

I matted and layered backinng papers from the cd. I changed the colour of the Rose text backing paper in the colouriser as I wanted a vivid Red. 

I have made a Red Satin Bow and added an epiphany gem to the centre picking out the R from the Backing paper.

Card Recipe

Stamped image - Rose from Crafter's Companion
Stamping Medium - Memento Black
Colouring Medium - Spectrum Noir Pens (Crafter's Companion)
Stamping Card - Neenah
Card stock - White Scalloped 8x8 base - Stash,
Red - Paper Mill Direct
Backing Papers - Rose Flower Fairies Cd Crafter's Companion
Ribbon - Red Satin from Stash
Gem detail - Paperchase
Epiphnay gem - Round 14
Stickles - diamond, xmas red
Challenge Entries

Thanks for stopping by again

xxx Rachel xxx

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Sunday Sketch and Stamp and more xx

I'm back again with another of today's creations.

This card I have made for various challenges. 

The image is a cute Strawberry Kisses stamp for Crafter's Companion and I have coloured with Spectrum Noir pens. I must admit I am happier with the colouring on this one compare to the previous one.

Card Recipe

Colouring Medium - Spectrum Noir Pens from Crafter's Cmpanion
Stamp - Strawberry Kisses Flower Power
Backing Paper - Strawberry Kisses CD ROM
Card Base - Scalloped square (Stash)
Matt and Layer's - Tim Holtz Coordinations Card
Stamping Medium - Momentum Black
Card for Stamping - Neenah from Crafter's Companion
Lace Doily - www.poppyscabin.co.uk
Ribbon - Celebrations
Charm - Stash
Pearls - Stash

Challenges Entered

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #93 - Maggie's Sketch 

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #151 - Pearls and Lace

Alphabet Challenge Blog - A for Animal Antics 

Sweet Stamping - Choose 3 in a row (Ribbon, Lace and Pearls)

Oldie but a Goodie challenge - Lace

Deep Ocean Challenge #19 - Pink and Brown 

Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge #21 - Anything Goes

 Happy Crafting eveyone

xxx Hugs Rachel xxx

Fairyopolis sparkle

 Hi all I have been practicing my colouring technique with my spectrum noir pens. I decided to choose this Fairyopolis image from Crafter's Companion. I must say i'm not 100% sure of the colours or colouring of this image. But hey ho I've made it into a card and this is it.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog
xx Rachel xx

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Humphrey's Friends Party Time!!

This is the card I made for my Niece's 4th Birthday. She loves Humphrey so I said I would make her a Humphrey Card for her birthday. 

I am entering this into the following Challenges -

xxxx Thanks for stopping by xxxx

Forever Friends Pink and Purple floral xx

This is the card I sent to a wonderful work colleague when she retired on Friday. Tina is a wonderful lady and a great friend. She will be highly missed at work. 

I have used my Forever Friends Collection Cd for the topper and matted this onto an embossed nestie. I embossed some silver mirror card with a Darcy butterfly embossing folder from Crafter's Companion and matted this onto the matt magenta cardstock I have had for a while which I got from Crafter's Companion. To finish I have added gems, stickles and ribbon details. The base card is a papermania 5x7" scallopped edge card.

Here is Tina and me on her last day.

Missing you already Tina
xxxxx Rachel xxxxx

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Tulip and Friends

Hi all here's a quick card I have just made using the Docrafts Tulip and Friends CD

This card is a4 folded length ways and matted and layred onto teal and silver cardstock.

I have added gems for details and a peel of greeting.


Monday, 6 February 2012

Mojo Monday 227

Hi all this is my entry for the Mojo Monday 227 Contest Challenge.


Backing Papers and Topper - Joanna Sheen Enchanted Dreams CD
Card Stock - Silver Mirror, Centura Pearl Snow White from Crafter's Companion
Ribbon - Stash (I think it was origionally wrapped around some Pajamas I bought and I couldn't throw it out could I!!)
Jems - Paper Chase
Dies - Grand Label's 4 Nestability, MarianneCreatables Butterfly
Spray and Sparkle Irridescent Crafter's Companion
Peel Off - Anita's

Hope you like as I do
xx Rachel xx

Friday, 3 February 2012

Card Patterns 150

Hi all the below sketch is for Card Patterns Sketch 150 challenge.


 I have done a twist with the sketch and made mine into a stepper card. To create this card I decided to use my Forever Friends Collectors CD fo the papers and topper.

I think you will agree though that the sketch is still visible on my card design.
Card Recipe

Card Blank - 8x8 scallopped edge
Card stock - Centura Pearl from Crafter's Companion
Ribbon - stash
Butterfly - Mather Stewart Designables Die
Gems - Paperchase
As usual thanks for stopping by
x Rachel x