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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, 28 October 2014

BeBunni baby fun

Here are a few cards I made last week with the BeBunni baby cd from Crafter's Companion. 

Baby Boy card

Grandson Card

Baby Girl Card 

Baby Grandaughter Card

Two general baby cards

Thanks for looking

Hope you like 
Xxx Rachel xxx

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Update and a few makes

Hi all. Well I've been absent again. I've had a hospital admission and then been resting up. I've been doing a bit of creating but just forgot to blog. 

Firstly I've made a couple of cards this past week. Both wonderful Teddy Bo cards coloured with my spectrum noir pens and pencils (on the second one). 

This card was for my parents 40th wedding anniversary. 

Then this one was for my stash of cards. 

I have also been busy with Jewel Enamel again. 

Here are the pendants I have created. 

And this is what I have done with them so far whilst sitting with my feet up. 

A bit of wire wrapping on the first couple. 

Added a simple chain to a few. 

A filled bezel and chain on these ones. 

I have created some beads with the coiling gizmo for this one. I just love the pattern created on the pendant on this one though. 

I have created a chain with eye pins and beads for these ones.

These next few are simple bead stringing but I love how they have turned out. 

This one has amethyst beads as well as crystal rondells. 

And this one I made a while back but didn't share. It's black agate and rondelle spacer beads. 

This is a set I finished last week too. It's been on the go for a few weeks. It was delayed to to being on night shift and then in hospital. 

Necklace and earrings. 


And Bracelet

This is a Right Angled Weave Bracelet I have made. It has purple central beads with cream pearl beads and ab bronze seed beads finished with a gold lobster clasp and extension chain. 

Then finally a wire wrapped ring. 

Well that's it for now. I'll be back soon. 


Thursday, 28 August 2014

A few card kit cards

Hi all

Well the last couple of days my Mother and I have had time to create a handful of cards. I've decided to work through all the card kits I have and make cards with them before buying anymore. I have a lot of them!!! Here's my stash. 

These are the everyday/birthday ones. 

And my Christmas ones

Rediculous aren't they. Well I'm going to work through a pack at a time until there all done.

Well we have made a start on the Hunkydory All the Girls kit. Here's the cards. 

They may be quite simple but I quite like them and sometimes the simpler cards are ok sellers as they are more reasonably priced. 

Well I'm off to make some more. Hope you all have a great evening. 

Hugs Rachel

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Some new jewellery playing this weekend

Hi all. Well my plan on Friday was to make some Christmas cards but that didn't happen as the day didn't go according to plan. I haven't been slacking this weekend though as I've still been creative. 

I've been trying out some new techniques. The first on Saturday afternoon  was learning how to make jewel enamel pendants etc with some fellow jewellery makers. Here's the pictures. 

Then in the evening I was so hooked on my new found technique I decided to have another play. I made these. 

Then on Sunday Morning I decided I would play some more. I made some more pendants by filling bezels. These I have added resin to the top to give a lovely domed finish. I also added resin to one of the pendants I made on Saturday. 

I also used some resin in some moulds to create various pieces. 

These two hearts have been coloured with perfect pearls and die. 

These two I have added in some guiding flakes. I did these ones in two stages. 

I also made some earrings. They still need to be made into earings but the bezels have been filled. 

In the afternoon have a go at making the cabucons I had created into wire wrapped pendants. 

Here's how they turned out. 

I still have some of my jewel enamel pieces to make into completed projects so watch this space. 

Bank Holiday Monday and this morning was playing with more wire. But this time I have been playing with wire and beads to create wire herringbone bracelets. I have made 7 bracelets in total. 

Here they are:

This first one is amethyst and fire polished crystals. 

This one is rainbow pyrite. 

The rest are made with beads from my stash (pearls, crystals etc). 

Well that's it for now. Off to be creative again. I will check back in tomorrow. 

Take care and thanks for looking.

Rachel xxx