About Me

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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


Monday, 31 July 2017

Vintage Floral Butterfly Tree Canvas

Hi all

This is a Canvas I have created. I've been working on it over a few weeks now. I initially decorated the base of the canvas with various papers, inks, paints, texture paste and script stamps; and painted the tree but was then stuck on what to add to it. I left it for a while whilst I came up with what I wanted to do. Then I decided I wanted some bigger flowers, and found some Prima flowers and added some additional mixed media elements and smaller flowers I already had in my stash. Along with glitters and diamante embellishments. I also die cut a fancy flourish for the corner (not that you can see much of it, oops) and a quote. I did two layers for the die cuts and glued them together so that they were thicker.

Well here's a picture of it

 I'm quite pleased with how it has turned out. 

This is a video which shows some of the elements in more detail. You can even see the glitter sparkling. (Sorry it's a bit shaky I used my phone. It's the first video like this I've taken of my makes).

I have decided I am going to enter this into the following challenges:

Well that's it for now, as always thanks for stopping by.

Take care all and happy creating

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Moonflower digital delight

Hi I'm sharing a card with you today.

This one has been made with a Moonflower Digital Stamp Image. I used the July Kit and Clowder Markers Colouring class for this one. I just love the classes that Alyce creates for us each month. You can follow at Your own pace and whenever you have some free time. It doesn't even have to be in the same month. She gives great tips and I am pleased with how my colouring is progressing. If you would like to sign up to classes click on the link above which will take you to her website (If you do sign up they have a referral scheme, if you mention my name Rachel Brown I will get a referral bonus, why not refer your friends once you've signed up and you will receive a bonus too).

Well here's the image coloured with my spectrum noir markers.

I think the image is beautiful and will certainly be using her for more projects in the future. 

Right now here's the finished card. I hope you like it. I'm pleased with how it has turned out. 

I have used papers from Nitwit Collections. Ribbon is from the ribbon box, a doily, flowers, pearls and diamante from my stash and the sentiment is from the Hunkydory sentiments 2017 collection pad.

I have followed the sketch from Kraftin Kimmie, wonderful wednesday #26

I'm also entering it into the following challenges:

Crafty Addicts - Challenge 38 - Anything Goes 
Crafty Friends - Challenge 62 Floral 
Creatalicious Challenge - #119 Anything Goes 
Corrosive Challenges - Challenge 7 - Anything Goes 
Artistic Inspirations Challenges - #184 - Anything Goes 
Digi Choosday - Week 30 Anything Goes 
Adicted to stamps - Challenge 252, Make your mark 

Well that's it for now.

I'll be back soon

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Craft Room Makeover Move and WOYWW

Hi all in this post I bring to you my new crafty space. I've moved back into the small bedroom for my craftroom.

I've got to thank my husband for making this happen for me. 

I just love my new space.

Entrance to the room

Some of my crafty Storage, Ikea Kallax Unit

Shelves with my punches and bits and bobs

My Work Desk, NIce and sunny when we do get some sun.

More Kallax storage with all of my adhesives, flowers, dies, embossing forlders and stamps to reach.

More Stamps, Christmas Crafty Items and Card Stock

My Gemini and computer workstation

Here on the platfirm my printers and scan and cut with gilotine.

Another view of wall storage units

New Ribbon Storage Unit before adding ribbons

Now with ribbons added. (Plenty of space for more)

Well that's it for now. Hope you like my new room.

I also want to share with you my current ongoing project for the What's on Your Workdesk Wendnesday Blog post. I used to partake in these along time ago and didn't realise they were still running until tonight so here goes. 

If you would like to join in, here's the link WOYWW

I hope to feel up to finishing this card tomorrow, it's been ongoing since the weekend. I know not good but I haven't been feeling too good lately.

That's it for now

Love and Hugs

A few more recent makes

Hi all

Today I would like to share with you a few of the things I have made over the past month with you. This includes some cards and also a few mixed media items. 

Here goes

The first few are cards 

You may recognise this image from a when I shared it a few weeks ago when I had just coloured it. Here it is made into a completed card. I followed the card making class from Kit and Clowder. The image is by Connie Fong. Flowers, lace etc from my stash. Papers from First Edition Paper Pad.


This next card I created with another sketch from Kit and Clowder. This image is a Moonflower digital image. Coloured using The July Kit and Clowder class. I have added various details with dies and flowers from my stash. The papers of First Edition Paper Pad ones.

This image is a Sheena Douglass stamp from the remember when collection. I coloured with my aqua markers. Background created using texture gel through a Sheena Douglass stencil and painted with dyna paints and distress inks. I added a printed sentiment and some string whih I distressed with black soot distress ink and added a button detail.

This next item was a wedding frame I was asked to create. Punched butterfly details have been added. Text all created on the pc with Serif Craft Artist.. Additional ribbon and gem details added.

This next on e is a cavnas I created using various mixed media items and techniques. Along with stamps from imagination crafts, Stamps by Chloe and Crafter's Companion. This canvas sparkles alot. 

The above two items were created in workshops provided by Craftsite and the lovely Wendy.

Well hope you like these. I will hopefully be back soon to share some more crafty fun.

Thanks for stopping by