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Birthday Card Trio

 Hello all, I'm back again with another post for you. This time I've got three cards to show you.  These are all made with products from Crafter's Companion. The 1st is another dragon card made using one of the Lee Holland Dragon stamps. I love these little characters :) I've had coloured this using spectrum noir colour blend pencils. I just love how much of a fun looking card you can make with these stamps.    Next is a card made using a unicorn stamp. This has also been hand coloured with pencils. I've also used some backing papers and matt mirror and glitter card from Sara's Enchanted forest collection. Finally I've made a card using my Crafter's Companion BeBunni CD. It's a while since I've used this cd but I forgot how cute these little bunnies are.   All of the cards have been personalised with die cut numbers and letters for the names. Hope to see you all again soon. Rachel
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You make my heart happy card and hello again!!

 Hi everyone, can't believe it's been 3 1/2 years since I last blogged. Thought I'd start it up again. I've still been creating and sharing bits on my Facebook page. A lot has happened since I last posted, I was quiet unwell in 2017 and needed surgery to sort out a condition I was going through. Then when I felt well I found out that I was pregnant. We now have a lovely little boy called Joshua. He's 2 1/2 years now. We've also moved house and have been renovating it. We're all done now thankfully.  Right now time to share the card I finished yesterday. This is made using a stamped image by Lee Holland Called With Love . It's produced by Crafter's Companion. I love how cute and fun this image is. I think this range of stamps will soon become my new favourite stamps. I colured the image using my spectrum noir colourblend pencils.  The backing papers are digital ones I've had a while on my PC from Nitwit Collections.  I've mat and layered onto

Christmas in August

Hi all I'm back again I've made my first card with the collection from Crafter's Companion designed by Stacey Barras. I have coloured the image using sparkle pens and added extra details with a white gel pen, glitter and gems. I'm really pleased with how it has turned out. That's it for this evening.  Hopefully will be back tomorrow to share something else with you. Thanks for popping by Hugs

Mixed media clock

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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

Vintage Floral Butterfly Tree Canvas

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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

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 use

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 paint