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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Happy Anniversary

Well, it's my bestest buddie Laura's anniversary today and she's planning something very special (hush, hush).  To celebrate I thought I'd make a lovely card for her and Bobby - I had the idea for this card in my head for about a week before I got a chance to make it.  I did have to change my ideas during the course of the card as the Decorative Heart die was bigger than I thought.  Now I know that orange is not a traditional colour to put on an anniversary card, but it happens to be Bobby's favourite colour, Laura bought me the tiny butterfly punch.  The paper started out life as quite plain, but with a bit of gold and silver spray and sparkle it was suitably glittery!

The hearts were embossed from Centura Pearl card in both hint of silver and hint of gold, while the background is Centura Pearl snow white paper.  The only other bits I used were a sentiment that I've had for ages stamped in orange and then embossed with stardust embossing powder, and a couple of heart pearls from my stash, simple but I hope quite effective.


Well, hope you like & see you again soon.

TTFN

Rach
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Monday, 14 April 2014

Humphrey Mother's Day card

Well, this card was made for mother's day, but I didn't want to post it until well after the date so there was no chance of mum seeing it before I gave it to her - that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!


I made this using the Year of Humphrey CD 'Fancy Frames 2', the backing papers came from the Humphreys Corner 'All Sorts' CD, coordinating papers design 8, colour 4.  I used Lace Border no.1 for the stopper and Leaf swirls for the leaf embellishment (it got the spray & sparkle treatment 'cos you gotta have a bit of sparkle.  The backing paper was printed onto Centura Pearl snow white paper and I then embossed it with the rose vine embossing folder, though this does not show up too well in the photo.

Mum loved it, I even made a box envelope for it with the ultimate pro and the envelobox board as I didn't want the flowers crushed.

Hope you all enjoy the sunshine on this lovely Monday morning (just remember, short week this week!)

TTFN

Rach
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Friday, 11 April 2014

Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge

Well, as well as getting to be part of the most fabulous Design Team in the world!!! I also get to be part of their Challenge Team (so glad I'm not a screaming teenager any more, everyone around me would be deaf by now!).

Anyway, they've shaken things up a bit this month and moved the Challenge over to Facebook.  The theme for this month is Floral, and you can enter HERE .

For my card I chose to use the Rachelle Anne Miller CD, as it was the first chance I'd had to play since joining my new teamies.  The card base is actually 8x8 and I used the following bits if you'd like to have a go:

Kids @ play topper companion design 5
Kids @ play coordinating paper Design 3 Colour 5
Embellishments Design 2 and Design 5
Animal Adventures Coordinating Paper Design 2 Colour 4



All of the flowers have been 'spray & sparkled' in gold.

I have to say, I looooovvvvvveeeee this CD and can see it making regular appearances.

Anyway, hope you will join in with the challenge theme this month.

TTFN

Rach
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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Sorry

Well, sorry I've not been about much - boy is life busy at the moment!  I'm still making cards, just can't show the ones I'm working on.

Just wanted to let you all know I'm still alive & show a card I made recently


This is another of the cards I made for the recent Barkley 4DD on Create and Craft, I love the way it turned out, this was one of the new clear stamps, which I have to say stamp beautifully!  Coloured with my trustee Spectrum Noir pens (what else!).

Anyway, hope you like & hopefully I'll be back again a bit sooner!

TTFN

Rach
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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Squeel!!!! did you see them!


Well, I can now say "as seen on TV", this little beauty popped up several times yesterday.  

It's one of the samples I made for the Barkley 4 day deal which launched yesterday on Create and Craft, and I have to say as my first outing, they really did give us an amazing kit to work with, Barkley pretty much makes himself and everything coordinates so well, there is no uming and ahing over colour choices, the hard work is done and you are left with all the fun!


I used:
Centura Pearl - hint of silver 
Coredinations
6x6 designer paper pad
A4 die cut decoupage sheet
A4 die cut toppers
Enchanted Spring embossing folder 
Collal Glue – all 3

Hope you all have a fab day & see you soon!

TTFN

Rach
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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Sneaky Peek

Well, I told you I'd be back, and boy have Crafters Companion got something wonderful to bring you next week - the Four Day Deal on Monday is a wonderful papercrafting kit featuring Barkley, the cutest dog on the block!


Isn't he just adorable, and the papers in the kit are just to die for, when I got it I actually gasped, they are sooooo fabulous.

Anyway, for the moment I am going to be running late for work if I do not go and get ready, so I'll just leave you with a list of what I used to make this lovely card:


Barkley Die cut topper
Cameo Stamping frame
A4 designer paper pad
Centura Pearl Snow White - hint of gold,
Lace Border 1
Scalloped Tags
Leaves die
Unmounted acrylic stamps
red liner tape
Collal Glue – all 3

Hope you get to fall in love with him as I have & I'll be back later with some more detail on this fab kit.

TTFN

Rach
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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

More Bamboo

Well, Bamboo is a very fast growing plant!  Sorry just me being silly, it's early in the morning and that's just my way of coping with not being in bed still.

So sorry for my lack of blogging recently, must try harder to stay on top of it and show you all my wonderful creations (well, I think they're wonderful).  Though, some of my recent wonderful creations are going to have to stay hidden for a bit longer - hush, hush.

This card was made a few weeks ago, soon after I had my wonderful news.  I have always been a big Crafters Companion fan, and have sooo many of their CD's so I thought I'd better start playing with them some more instead of just stroking them & hiding them in a box.


This card was made with the Party Paws CD, Elegance Stamping Frame around Bamboo, Cameo Stamping frame around the sentiment, Grande Dots and Flower Power embossing folders and then just some Pearl dots around the frame and a bit of ribbon (which started life white and I coloured it with Spectrum Noirs so it better matched the colours of the card).

Hope you like it & I'll try and be back tomorrow with some more - you never know I might even be able to give you a sneak peek at something......

TTFN

Rach
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