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Thursday, 9 April 2015

Just having fun

I am having a great week - I've got the week off work so I get to play and do whatever I want (in between housework & cooking etc...).  I was having a bit of a tidy up on Tuesday of my craft area as it gets messy very quickly, and I came across a whole load of stuff I'd printed out when working on the Moonbeam Meadow launch last year.  Well, it immediately grabbed my imagination and as I had nothing else pulling me away, I made this card.  I think it's beautifully sunny (much like the weather at the moment!).  All of the elements are on the everyday CD except the bunting which is one of the new Die'sire classiques dies 'Pennant Bunting', oh and the little pearl hearts are from my stash (probably got them in Exeter one year when I go each September).





































Well, hope you like this, I will probably be back later on as I've got a few images coloured up with my Spectrum Noir pencils and I want to go and turn them into cards.  I've also been playing with my new Serif craft artist 2 software - boy I do not know why it's taken me so long to get it!

TTFN

Rach
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Friday, 3 April 2015

Sheena Sketchy and Spectrum Noir

A match made in heaven!

Both Sara and Sheena will be on Create and Craft tomorrow with some wonderful products and some amazing deals!  I must confess that until recently I did not own any Sheena stamps, I have thousands, but none from our lovely Sheena, however I was given a few to play with and make a few samples for the shows tomorrow and I'M IN LOVE!!!!

The card below uses two sets of Sheena's stamps, Floral Corners and Village Mystery Homecoming.  They are both coloured using the amazing Spectrum Noir pens.  I wanted to keep the card simple and let the images speak for themselves & I hope they do!

I decoupaged the cottage a little to give it some depth and stamped the lilies so that they created a frame, then I cut out the middle and mounted the village scene behind.



Spectrum Noir pens used:   CR8, CR6, PP4, PP3, PP1, LG4, LG5, CG3, TN1, TN3, TN4, BG1, BG3, BG4, GB7, TN8, EB1, EB2, EB3, GB3, CR11, LV3, PP5, TB4, LG2, LG3, JG1, CG1, CG4, BT1, TB1

Well, I hope you can watch the shows tomorrow, the first one is at 9 a.m., so set your alarm,or you could miss out on some fab stuff!

TTFN

Rach
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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

More Times Gone By

Well, hope you've all been enjoying the shows, I've been trying to catch up with a few between working.  Thought I'd share a couple more of my makes to keep you going, if you like me can't always watch as you're at work.

This first card was made using one of the card companions, with a matching backing paper from the CD, a beautiful lacy border from the embellishments section and a die'sire heart doily.  The sentiment is from the complimenting stamps in the range (stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa), all on a 7x7 card base to show that you can extend the size of your card companion if you are looking to make a larger card.

Unfortunately, you cannot see from the photo, but the topper has been triple embossed with clear embossing powder to look like a tile - think I may have put it on upside down as all of the other samples I've seen using this image have it the other way around, but I liked it like this!






















This second card is made using one of the Foldback frame designs - yes you get two with each one, and I decided to do a double easel and use both of them.  Again you cannot see it from the picture, but the main images I sprayed with spray & shine so that they are actually glossy.  The card base is a custom size to fit the two toppers but is only just smaller than an A4 sheet, some buttons, pearls, core'dinations and lace are the only things I've used here that are not on the CD (they wouldn't fit!).















Well, hope you like my makes and I really hope you've managed to get yourself the CDs - love the look of the project CD!

Anyway, hope you enjoy your Wednesday, whatever you're doing - nearly the weekend & it's a long one too YAY!!!!!

TTFN

Rach
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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Wow! Times Gone By

Woo Hoo! there is a new Pick of the Week on Create and Craft this Friday from Crafters Companion called 'Times Gone By', there are two amazingly stunning CD's and four equally amazing stamp sheets with a beautiful vintage theme.  The Times gone by in the title also refers to my absence from blogging - sorry all.

Anyhow, you'll be wanting to see some of the stunning things you can do with this fabulous new range and there is already a gallery set up over at crafters companion here but for the here and now, here's one of the cards I've made for the launch.


This uses one of the complete companions from CD2, the base card I printed directly onto Neenah Classic Crest and cut out, this gives a beautifully professional base on which to start your card, I used some cream card and Neenah Desert storm for the matting and layering, Lace border 8 for the border and the stamp comes from one of the stamp sheets - as you can see, you can create an amazing card quite quickly.  The most fascinating thing about this card is that first mat you can see is actually a faux mat and is part of the base card printed out - brilliant! so you can keep your cards relatively flat for posting and still have them look outstanding.

Anyway, I have to go to work and earn some money so that I can buy more craft stuff!  see you all soon.

TTFN

Rach
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Monday, 16 February 2015

Let's hang out

Well, here we are at Monday again, hope you are all ready for the week ahead!

This card was made a while ago, I had some lovely backing paper left over from another project and it reminded me of kite material, so I decided to make a card with it - for no other reason than I could.  I used my scan n cut to make my kite shapes and the shape for my sentiment.  I used some blue card for the background, which I embossed using the embossalicious 8x8 folder 'clouds' I used some bakers twine for my kite tails and cut out some little bows to put on the kite tails.  My distressing was done with broken china distress ink and the sentiment was stamped using the Rachelle Anne Miller stamp 'soar' from Crafters Companion.


Well, anyway, I have to be off for now as I've got to get sorted for work (no rest for the wicked - I must have been REALLY bad!)

TTFN

Rach
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Friday, 13 February 2015

More Christmas (sorry)

Well, I'm trying to catch up with cards I've already made and so you will forgive another Christmas card (or maybe not!).

This card was made on a 5x7 kraft card base and used one of the Mulberry Wood Christmas card companions, and a backing paper from he same CD, I've added some snowflake punches, some gems and some glitter, well you can't do Christmas without glitter.





























Short and sweet for today - hope you're enjoying your Friday and see you again soon.

TTFN

Rach
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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Sorry, couldn't resist a Christmas Card

Well, this was actually made before Christmas, but I am so behind with blogging that I just hadn't got around to sharing with you.

I really needed a few quick and easy cards for Christmas, and this one fitted the bill quite nicely, it also gave me a chance to play with my tacky embossing powder and glitter (I love glitter - even my hubby sparkles!).

I just used a plain 5 x 5 card blank, cut and embossed a spellbinders bauble shape and used matching stamps from Waltzingmouse to stamp onto the bauble with versamark, tip over the tacky embossing powder, heat to melt and then very quickly cover with glitter, then I just made a bow with some ribbon (I used my Ultimate Pro and the bow maker on this), stick the bow to the top of the bauble and then the bauble to the card.  It's actually quite flat so would probably go in the post quite easily without costing an arm and a leg!


Anyway, hope you like the card, and hope you're having a good week!

TTFN

Rach
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