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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


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

Friday, 22 August 2014

OMG!! And the start of Christmas card making!!

Hi all well I've definitely been a naughty blogger this year. My aim at the beginning of the year was to blog more. Has that happened? Well I think we all know the answer to that one is a definite no!! 22nd February since my last blog and were now 22nd August. A full six months has past without a single blog. That just won't do!!! 

Must try better! Must try better! Must try better! Must try better! Must try better! Must try better! Must try better! Must try better! Must try better!

Well to get the ball rolling I'm starting making my Christmas cards. Here's a quick one I made yesterday with my lili of the valley art pad and paper pad. I have used distress ink to give that more vintage look. 

The base card is made using my new crafts too side stepper die. I just love how quick it is to use!!

Well I have a bit of crafty time this morning and this evening so my aim is to make at least 3 Christmas cards. Wish me good luck. 

Take care all and happy crafting

Rachel xx