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Some crafty colouring relaxing

Hi all well I had a break from crafting the beginning of the year and I have been concentrating on a new healthy and active lifestyle so have been spending most of my spare time in the gym. I have also given up making my plaques and things made to order on ebay and etsy and decided that I wanted to get my crafts back as more of a hobby and more enjoyable when I do have some spare time. I felt like I was working to much to deadlines and the fun and relaxation of crafting had just gone.

Unfortunately I have been unwell with my chest this past week and have spent some time in hospital. Well I thought that as I am resting up at the minute I would do a spot of colouring/crafting. I have had loads of digital images in a box printed and waiting for colouring so they were ready to hand which was very convenient. I set myself up in front of the tv, with my tray and Spectrum Noir Pencils, feet up and set off colouring a range of images. Once I had coloured a few and felt in the mood, I decided I would venture into the abandoned craft room and make some cards.

I have actually missed making cards and have really enjoyed making these 3 so far. I have also decided that saying I have made some cards for fun I would also enter some blog challenges. I will add details of each challenge under each individual card.

Well here goes for the first one

This card I have used a saturated canary image.

This card uses a backing paper from nitwit's and I have added black cardstock, silver glitter card (embossed with my dots folder), some ribbon, a diecut bunting which I added guilding wax to and then a stamped sentiment. I have added glossy accents and stickles to the image to make it pop. Finally finished with some gems.

Challenge Entries


Card No 2

This time for a My Besties image from Sherri Baldy. 
The backing for this card I have created using my Spectrum Aqua Pens. I then have added some stamped embossed details and some glitter around the edges. Additional details are an embossed butterfly panel with a ribbon and bow detail, A die cut gilded butterfly. Finished with stickles glitter glue and gems and a diamante cluster on the bow.

Challenge Entries


Finally Card Number 3

This card features the very cute Jolly from Teddy Bo. 
Papers are from Nitwit collections and sentiment is from my stash. I have added some card candy and brad details on the card to give it more of a masculine feel and of course I have added some glossy accents to his eyes and the little heart. 

 Challenge Entries

Well thank you all for stopping by. Hope you enjoy my creations.
I have 3 more images coloured and will be back to share my cards when completed so watch this space.

Bye For now



brenda said…
A super collection of cards and designs, many thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations this month.

B x
Jackie T said…
Hi Rachel all your cards are stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie
Awesome cards, love that Sherri Baldy card. There's a contest on SSS Challenge blog
Janet Packer said…
Beautiful cards. Hope you're feeling better now x
Rose Andrew said…
Wow ..!! What a beautiful collection! Love them the colours as well !
Jan Ltc said…
Fabulous cards xx Jan
All 3 cards are just lovely. Thanks for playing along with out Anything Goes Challenge at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again. Good Luck.
Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, LPoCF DT
Kaija said…
Beautiful card!Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and hope to see again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member
Joan said…
Lovely set of cards.

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month

Diane Louise J said…
Hello... it’s lovely to see you have joined in the ‘Summer Colours’ challenge at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Beautiful card designs using a super images and great colouring ... Good luck in the draw and we hope you will come back again soon.
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]
Wynn said…
Well you certainly have your mojo back. A great selection of cards. Thank you for sharing them with us at Crafting with Dragonflies Wynn DT
Wendy said…
All so gorgeous, super cute images coloured beautifully ... Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge:)
Wendy xx
happyglitzygirl said…
Cute cards, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde
Lovely cards, Rachel!!!!

You can find a surprise at Corrosive Challenge blog. Have a look at it!!!!

Thanks for joining us!
Ana Isabel DT Coordinator.
KarinsArtScrap said…
Rachel gorgeous cards you have made.
Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
Good Luck and hope to see you again

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator
Julie said…
That giraffe is adorable
Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps in our Animal challenge
Julie T
Sarah Bell said…
Some beautiful cards, love the designs – thanks for joining in the Glitter ‘N’ Sparkle Challenge - Anything Goes. I am now following your lovely blog! – Sarah DT – If you would like to follow me too mine is:

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