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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, 27 October 2015

Merlot Bracelet in Blue and Silver

Well I've finished a bracelet tonight that I started a few weeks back. It's an Ellad2 pattern called Merlot. 

I have used pearly blue twin beads and silver lined and silver size 11's. 

I'm really happy with how it's turned out :) Here it is: 

Here's a closer look at it:

Right now time for bed. Take care all

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Polkadoodles Wedding Bow Card

Hi all

Well yesterday was one of my dear school friends wedding. I was very grateful to be able to attend and share her special day with her.

I made her a bow card as her wedding card. I just love the design of these cards.

 Side Views

Close up of image


Image and Papers - Polkadoodles Work and Play 9: Love and Kisses
Card stock - Centura Pearl, silver Mirrio
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
Dies, Feather and Glitter - Stash
Bow Template - Sandra's Scrapscapes #91


Polkadoodle Challenge - #41/42 use a die cut
Craft-deebowz  - October Challenge - anything goes, handmade bow
Crafting from the heart - challenge #81
Craft your passion - #283 anything goes
Cuttie Pie Challenges - #92 Pretty in Pink
Ooh la la creations challenges - #191 Pretty in Pink
Sparkle n sprinkle creative challenges - October Challenge use loose glitter, embossing powder, and/or flocking
 Use your stuff - #195 Ribbon
Digichoosday - 41 crafting challenge at Digi Choosday Feeling Sentimental

Well thanks for stopping by. 

I'm off to Glasgow this week with my Mam for 5 nights from tomorrow but will be taking some of my crafty hunkydory chirstmas kits etc with me so I can craft in the hotel room at the night time. Therefore I will be sharing some of my makes during the week with you all so watch this space.

Hugs for Now

xxx Rachel xxx

Friday, 16 October 2015

Today's Stall at Our Local Hospital

Hi all well today we have been at our local hospital with our stall. We've had quite a good day and will be packing up soon. 

Here's a few pictures from the stall set up. 

A selection of baby knitting.

Now some Jewellery

Now a few cards, candles and decopatch items

Well that's it for now. Take care all xx

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Lili of the Valley New Home Card

Hi all

Well as promised I'm back again with another new home card.

This time I have used a Lili of the Valley Art Pad image from Set 24 English Charm.

I just love the Art Pads for creating nice cards.

Card Recipe
Image - Lili of the Valley Art Pad 24
Backing Papers - Lili of the Valley - Timeless Victoria Paper Pad
Sentiment - Computer Generated using Serif
Brads and Ribbon - Stash
Die - Marianne Collections

Challenge Entries

I am entering this card in to following challenges:
Fab and Funky Challenges - #277 Make it Square
4 Crafty Chicks  - #268 Pearls
Crafting with Attitude - #8 Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - #6 As Always Anything Goes

Thank You for stopping by again.
Happy Crafting
xx Rachel xx

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

A few more recent card makes

Back for my second post of the evening.
Here are a few more of my recent makes.
Imagination Crafts three Tree stencil (embellished with flowersoft, luminart background)

Nitwit Toy Store Train Cards

 Krafty Hands Femme Fatale Cd

Hunkydory Kit
 Card for an Ex 2nd Batallions Para

Crafts U Print image and Nitwits Elements

Tattered Lace Embelished card

Hunkydory Kit

Hobby House Image and Lili of the Valley Paper Pad (Nitwit)

Tattered Lace Die embellished card

My first Bow Card Template (Sandra's Scrapscapes)


Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey

 Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey

 Crafter's Companion Sugar and Spice CD
Hobby House image and Lili of the valley Paper Pad (Nitwit)

Thanks for popping by and I hope to be blogging tomorrow as have another New Home Card to make.
For now, Take care all xx

Hello again and New Home Card

Once again I've been a very naughty blogger. I have been very busy the past few months but not blogged, well I've decided I am going to try once again to keep my blog up to date.
Well my first post of the evening is a New Home card I have made this morning.
I have used an image from Pink Petticoat. I found this image when looking for inspiration on google images and just had to purchase it.
Here's the card
Colouring Medium - Spectrum Noir Pencils
Cardstock - Stash
Backing Papers - Lili of the Valley Paper Pad (Nitwit)
Die - Marianne Creations
Brads, ribbon and dazzler - Stash
Challenge Entries
The Crafty Addicts - Challenge 3 - Autumn Colours
Ike's world challenges - #48 Autumn Colours
Fan-tastic Tuesday - 107 - Anything Goes with a twist....Autumn Colours
Doodle Pantry - Challenge 10 - Anything Goes
Digichoosday - 41 crafting challenge at Digi Choosday Feeling Sentimental
Creative Card Crew - #98 Ribbon
Well, thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy Crating
xxxx Rachel xxxx