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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, 1 August 2017

A few more of my recent makes

Hi all

I'm back today to share a few more recent makes. I love crafting and creating. I find it very relaxing. I've not been well lately as you may know so haven't been very energetic. When I've been feeling upto it I've spent a little bit of time in my craft room. I've got a few simple cards to share with you and also a wall hanging.

Here goes with the cards

Don't you just love Hunkydory products. I do I have loads and love how they can make simple but effective cards.

Here's another Hunkydory card

This one is made with a Hobby House image and the papers are from a First Edition Paper Pad

House Mouse decoupage this time. I sat one night in front of the TV and had some crafty cutting and cut out a couple of toppers that I've used on these two cards. The first card I used papers from a First Edition Paper Pad and the second the papers were from a Lili of the Valley Paper Pad. I've added gems and ribbon from my stash.

Right now for the wall hanging

I made the panels in a Sheena Douglass Workshop last December. We used dies and stamps from the Time Traveler Collection. The background of the boards were first decorated with die cuts and texture paste, and then painted white with gesso. Then we added some colour using aqua tints and clear sparkle pens and finally some gilding wax. Then additional die cut elements cut out of black card stock, distressed again with gilding wax were added. 

I hadn't totally decided what I was going to do with the panels so left them safe in my completed projects stash. I totally forgot about them and when I was moving craft rooms I came across them again. Well at the weekend I decided that I wanted to make them into a long hanging wall art. I attached black ribbon to the back and encased this in with some black card stock.  

Here are some closer photos of each panel. 

On this panel the dragonfly and propeller flower has also been distressed using Pebeo Gedeo Patine Vert de Gris. It gives a lovely effect.

 Well that's it for now.

As always thank you for popping by.

Love and Hugs


1 comment:

Cathy Clowes said...

So many beautiful projects Rachel. I especially love your Hunkydory projects, so pretty. Cathy x