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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, 10 December 2012

Beatrix Potter Calendar Project

Hi all here I have created a project for you on how to make the Beatrix Potter Calendar Project Kit by Crafter's Companion.

Beatrix Potter Calendar Project Kit

These are really easy to make. You get 2 complete calendars in the kit to create for £9.99 – less your membership discount of course!!!! If your not already a member why not? Check out there wonderful Club Inspire.


Right then onto the project.


Step 1

Step 1

Take your Kit and ribbon from the packet.

Step 2

Step 2

Seperate the two calendars

Step 3

Step 3

Take the November page and remove the 4 holes from the top and the section from the main page. Layer ontop of the December Page.

Step 4

Step 4

Remove all of the other pages in this way layering ontop of each other.

Step 5

Step 5

Place the front cover on your project.


Step 6

Step 6

Make some ribbon loops through each hole on the top, ensuring they are not too tight so your calendar pages will turn.


Step 7

Step 7

Thread some ribbon through the middle two loops you have just created to make a hanging loop.


Now your Calendar is complete and ready to use. Enjoy!!!


Thanks for stopping by. Hope you like, happy crafting xxx

Sunday, 9 December 2012

A Christmas full of Character

Hi all

I have been making a few Christmas cards this weekend for a friend. She requested the characters to be used on each of the cards. I hope she likes them.

The first card is a Mini Mouse Card.


I used the sketch from this week’s The Sweet Stop Sketches

Card Recipe

Pyrimage sheet by Studio Light

Mini and Mickie Ribbon

Papers from my Docrafts Digital Delights Boofle and Tatty Teddy

Spellbinders Oval Die

Hollographic Card

Crafter’s Companion A3 Snow White Accents Card

Stickles Xmas Red

Red Satin Ribbon

Sentiment Printed from PC




The next card is a Peppa Pig Card


Card Recipe

Papers from Crafter’s Companion Mulberry Wood Christmas CD

Holographic Card

Purple Card – bought a while back from Crafter’s Companion

Peppa Pig Ribbon

Peppa Pig Image

Sentiment Printed from PC

Stickles Stardust and Diamond

Sparkling Snowflakes Luxury Foiled Embellishments by Hunkydory

Crafter’s Companion A3 Snow White Accents Centura Pearl Card




Card 3 is a Hello Kitty Card



I have followed this weeks sketch from Mojo Monday

Card Recipe

Hello Kitty Sizzix topper – purchased from ebay assembled by myself

Ponsettia from Anna Marie Designs

Hello Kitty Ribbon

Backing Papers from Mulberry Wood CD

Sentiment Created on PC

Holograpic Card

Core’dinations Cardstock

Woodware border Punch

Silver Stickles




Now this card is my favourite of the Four cards

A tatty teddy easel card. I just love tatty teddy!!!!


Bottom/inside Layer



DoCrafts Digital Designer Tatty Teddy Christmas CD

Core’dinations card

Spray and Sparkle

Ribbon from Dovecraft and Wilko’s

DoCrafts Character Stickers

Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Ovals

Pearls from The Ribbon Box

Sentiment Printed on PC

Woodware Inverted Corner Punch




The following cards are being entered into the following challenges:


Paper Cupcakes – Sparkle, Sparkle, Sparkle

My Time To Craft – Challenge #200

Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes

Everybody Art – #216 Christmas

And obviously my two sketches I have used too


Hope you are all well.



Luv Rachel


Saturday, 1 December 2012

Molly Bloom Christmas

Hi all

I bet you thought I had vanished. Sorry for not blogging. As some of you may be aware I have not been myself of late and finding things a bit difficult. Well I have been trying to take my mind off it and have made this Christmas card today. I have used a Molly Bloom stamped image. I must admit I started to colour this image back in October but only got the hat coloured. I completed the colouring today using my Spectrum Noir Pens from Crafter’s Companion. I stamped onto Neenah Card Stock with Memento ink. I am pleased with the way the colouring has turned out. Practice and advice from wonderful people like Leann Chiver’s, Marcea Watkins, Louise Welsh and Co. has certainly helped improve my colouring technique.

Here’s the card

I have used the following products to complete my card

Crafter’s Companion Neenah Card Stock

Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir

Molly Bloom Jolly Snowman Stamp

Lili of the Valley Set 8 happy Circular Stamps

WOW Black Glint Embossing Powder

Lili of the Valley Classic Christmas Paper Pad

Roy G. Biv Core’dinations Cardstock

Large Gold Ponsettia

Stickles Glitter Glue:- Star dust, Diamond and Platinum

Fired Brick Distress ink

8x8 Scalloped card Blank

Ribbon Box Ribbon

Grand Scalloped Circles Nestabilities


Hope you are all well

Hugs and Take care

xxx Rachel xxx