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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


Sunday, 13 October 2013

Fabulous Fashion for a Fab Friend!!


Hi all I had a great night last night. We went out for a meal and few drinks to celebrate Gail and My 31st Birthdays. It was Gail’s birthday on the 7th and it’s mine on the 18th so we decided to have a combined celebration.


I made her a card and necklace and gave these to her last night. She loved them both.


This is the card I made using Katy Sue Designs and House of Zandra Fabulous Fashion CD.


gail card

This is the first card I have made using this cd. I have been wanting it for a while but eventually got it at The Great Northern Papercrafts Show last Sunday. I am really pleased with the results and Gail and the rest of the girls thought it was Fab too which I was pleased about.




Papers and Topper – Katy Sue Designs and House of Zandra Fabulous Fashion CD

Printing Card and Paper – House of Zandra Cream Paper and Card Pack

Base Card - Cream Pearl Cardstock

Mats – Burgundy Card From Paper Mill Direct

Ribbon – Stash

Glaze – Ranger Glossy Accents

Glitter – Stickles Cinnamon

Die – Spellbinders Fantastic Flourish Two and Three

Embossing Powder – Wow Pepper Regular

Ink – Archival Brilliance Galaxy Gold

Stamped Sentiment – Lili of the Valley Birthday Wishes from the Vintage Labels Occasions


Right now on to the necklace I made


gail necklace 


I used a variety of beads from my stash for this one, including bicones in various sizes, round glass pearls, Glass Beads and Crackle Class Beads. Also the findings are a ball head pin in gold, Gold Leaf Toggle Clasp, Gold 7 Strand Nylon Coated Wire, Crimp Beads and Collets. This has a real sparkle but I couldn’t get it to show up on the photo very much.


Challenge Entries


I am entering these into the following challenges:


Papertake Weekly Challenges – Two by Two (Two Dies)

Oldie but A Goodie Challenge – Bingo (Embossing (dry on die), Die Cut and Glitter)

Crafty Creations Challenges - #243 – Easy as 1,2,3



Well off now to catch up on some orders.

Hope you all have a lovely day



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Friday, 11 October 2013

Sparkle Medium Christmas Fun

Hi all

This week I have been having fun making cards with Sparkle Medium. It was a new buy at the Great Northern Papercrafts Extravaganza at Harrogate. Sparkle Medium is a glitter and paint mix which you can use with stencils, diecuts, or to create glitter paper and more. It’s made by Imagination Crafts.

Here’s the cards I have been making.

blue snowflakeg baublegm sfgold treegreen treeponsred baublestrees

The products I have used to make these are:

Sparkle Medium by Imagination Crafts

Various Stencils by Imagination Crafts

Crafter’s Companion Spray and Sparkle

Crafter’s Companion Centura Pearl Card

Silver and Gold Mirror Card

Various Coloured Card



Ribbon Slider Snowflake

Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Die – Magic Mirror

Marianne Designs Snowflakes and Merry Christmas Dies

Spellbinders Ponsettia Die set

Distess Ink


Glitter Card

Woodware Inverted Corner Punch



Hope you like these.

Hope to blog again this weekend


Thanks for stopping by

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Monday, 7 October 2013

A Touch of Crystal Turquoise Temptation

Hi all sorry I haven’t blogged for a bit but back again to share with you a creation I have made this week. It’s a Memory Wire Bracelet and coordinating gift box.


I have used Rhinestone Beads, 6mm AB Crystal Bicones, 4mm silver pearls, Turquoise Silverlined disk and round beads, and shamballa heart beads on the pendants. I love memeory wire bracelets as they can be universal size to fit a range of wrist sizes. This bracelet is very sparkly in real life. I just love it.


Here’s the coordinating gift box.


The base of the box has been made using the Crafter’s Companion Boxer Board for the Ultimate Pro and Centura Pearl Snow White Card stock.

The flower was made using the Large and Small Rose, and leaf 1 Die’sire Dies from Crafter’s Companion. I embossed some Core’dinations cardstock using the a4 Embossing Folder which was inclusive with the Ebosser. I then cut two large rose and two small rose pieces from this, then used the sand it gadget to distress the embossing. After this I shaped the petals before quilling and building up the flower. Finally I made a beaded centre for the flower with a head pin, bead cap, crystal bead, flower cap and threaded this through the centre of the flower and secured on the back. I added some iridescent spray and sparkle to the flower. Next I die cut all four of the leaves on the die from silver mirror card. Finally I attached everything to the top of the box with Collall all purpose perminant glue.


Thanks very much for popping by and checking out my latest creation.

Hugs Rachel