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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


Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Angelica Thank You

Hi all back again, this time to share with you a Thank You card I have made using the Angelica and Friends Range from Crafter’s Companion.
I have used the Mariella stamp and coloured using my Spectrum Noir Pens.
The Colours I have used are:
Dress - IB1, IB2, IB3, BT8, Blender
Flowers and Grass - CT1, CT2, CT4, LG4, LG5
Skin - FS2, F4, TN2, FS8
Hair – TN2, TN4, TN7
Wings – IB1
Sky Outline – TB1

Card Recipe
Scalloped 6x6 card base
Embossalicious 6x6 folder Floral Frenzy – Crafter’s Companion
Butterfly Embellishment - Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Ribbon – Stash
Gem’s – The Ribbon Box (coloured with Spectrum Noir BT8)
Glammor Dust

I also made another 7 cards using this stamp in various other colour ways, however, I forgot to take photo’s as I was running out of time before leaving the house and forgot to take them. I am a bit disappointed really that I forgot as I wanted to show how different the cards looked for being the same image but different colour. The layout of the cards was exactly the same. Oh well there’s more important things to stress over!!
I have made the cards to show our appreciation to those who have cared for me over the past few months.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter - Challenge #122 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations – Challenge #224 – Bingo (Twine/ribbon, Stamped Image, Flowers)
Everybody Art – Challenge #242 – Butterfly
Charisma Cardz Challenges – Challenge #29 – Make your own embellishments

Well that’s it for now
Happy Crafting all and take care

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Butterflies are………………..

Hi all

I'm sorry I haven't been around for a long time. Unfortunately I have had quite alot going on in my personal life since February and just haven't been crafting until the past few weeks. 

For my first post I would like to share with you all a card and some Jewellery I made for my sister for her birthday today. I have scheduled this post as I didn't want her to see the before I had given them to her. By now she should have opened them.

Here's the card I made.

I am really pleased with this card. I don't use many distressing ink techniques and loved the effect I managed to create.

Tim Holtz Distress ink - Dusty Concord
Versafine - Onxy Black
Emboss Clear ink
Wow Embossing Powder - Black Glint Regular
Sheena Douglass A little Bit Scenic Stamp Set - Flying Colours, & Silhouette Grass
Black Cardstock
White cardstock
Scalloped 8x8 card base
Black lace flower ribbon – Wild Orchid Crafts

Now for the Jewellery I have made for her.
gunmetal wm

I love the clasp effect – looks like a butterfly!!

4mm fire polished crystals
size 11 seed beads
3 bar clasp
Illusion cord
purple wm

This bracelet is very sparkly!!!

6mm fire polished crystals
4mm silver pearls
4mm bicones
size 11 seed beads
Illusion cord
turq wm

10mm Glass silver lined glass beads
8mm AB Crystal Bicones
Delica Beads
Silver toggle clasp
Crystal Fireline 6lb

I hope you like what I have shared with you today
Happy Crafting
xx Rachel xx