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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, 17 November 2013

A few firsts


Hi all sorry I haven’t been blogging again lately. I have been busy in the world of crafting though making lots of cards and Jewellery etc for orders and my charity stall. You can find some of the things I have been making the past month on my Facebook Page.


Today I would like to share with you a card I have been making yesterday and this morning.

The post title is called ‘a few firsts’ this is because I have used a few items for the first time on this card.

The first ‘first’ is I have coloured this beautiful digi-stamp from Sherri Baldy. It’s the first of her digi-stamps I have colured and I am pleased with the result. I just love these big eye characters.


Of course I have used my Spectrum Noir Pens to colour the image.

The Colours I used are:

FS2, FS6, TN2, PP2, PP3, PP4, PP5, IB1, IB2, IB3, IG1, IG2, IG3, IG6 and the Blender Pen.


Here’s the full card. I’m loving how it has turned out.

Craft Project 1


Right then for the second ‘first’ I have used the Joy Winter Wishes Border and larger snowflake (2020) dies along with  Dee’s Distinctively Snow Covered Stacker Tree Die.


Now the third ‘first’ is that I have used Fran-tage by Stampendous for the first time. I’ve got to say I think I can see myself getting addicted to this!! I just love the effect it has. I have used it on the die cuts as well as adding details to the topper and metal corner embelishments.


Card Recipe

Sherri Baldy Digi image

Spectrum Noir Pens

Neenah Cardstock

Joy Winter Wishes and Dee’s Distinctively Dies

Fran-tage Shabby White Embossing Enamel

Gold Tinsel Stampendous Embossing Powder

Wow White Puff Ultra High Embossing Powder

Ink Essentials White Opaque Pen

Ranger Glossy Accents

Lili of the Valley Christmas Circular Sentiment


Backing Papers from Stash

White Scalloped 8x8 card base


I am entering this card into the following challenges:


Tuesday Morning Sketches - #224

Deep Ocean Challenge – Winter

Stampive and More – Challenge 198 Die Cut Embelishments

Creatalicious Challenges - #57 Christmas Time

Crafty Calender Challenges – All things Christmas


Right then that’s it for now.

Take care and hope your having plenty of crafty fun!!!


Butterfly 4 Signature rabr


Jessi Fogan said...

I love playing with Frantage - definitely a bit of a learning curve but it's not like anything else, is it? Love your sweet card, Rachel - I'm going to feature it on the Tuesday Morning Sketches Facebook page today: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tuesday-Morning-Sketches/165327566909261?ref=hl

Debbie said...

Sweet card!! I love the delicate die and snowflakes!!
Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Rachel Brown said...

Hi Jessi. Thanks for your comment and sharing my cardon your page. Yes there isn't anything like frantage its wonderful stuff. May have to get some of the other colours sometime xx

Rachel Brown said...

Thanks very much Debbie xx

Fleur said...

A beautiful card, Thanks for sharing with us at Deep Ocean Challenge
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Dina said...

wauh what a perfect one thanks for joining us at stampavie and more

Helen said...

Beautiful - love the way you've coloured her.

Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Helen x