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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Sorry - been playing with my new toy

Well, sorry for the extended absence, I haven't really been creating an awful lot recently, I have been hiding away playing with my new Scan n Cut, which my Mum very kindly offered to get for me (and I really wasn't going to look that particular gift horse in the mouth! - not that my mum is a horse!).

As part of my experimenting, I took the lastest download from Crafters Companion and used the scan n cut to fussy cut out all of the embellishments, well I say all, it could not handle some of them that were in yellow as the contrast was obviously not good enough for the screen, but it did most of the work for me.

I used the Rachelle Ann Miller stamp 'Squeeze' for my image and coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens - have to say she was such a joy to colour, I love these images (the white dots were done with a white gel pen, I use a Pentel).  The only other things I used were some coloured card and my trustee collal glues.

Hope you like this, it's the first time I have done this pocket style of card.


Pens used: FS1, FS8 FS9, GB2, TN2, TN5, TN7, EB1, EB2, BT2, BT4, BT5, CR3, CR4, CR6, CR8, CR11.

Well, that's it for me today, will try and come back soon with some new things - there is an exciting launch or two coming up with Crafters Companion soon!  Ooh I'm such a tease!!!!

TTFN

Rach
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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Crafters June Challenge

Okay, so I'm really late posting this, but hey, I still got in there before the end of the month and so there is still time for you all to enter out there, just click on here to take you to the entry page.

The theme for this month is tags, boxes and bags, so I thought I would make a gift bag using one of the gorgeous new Scruffy Little Cat images and the gorgeous Lola sat on her bath seemed ideal to me! I coloured her with my specrum noir pens and pencils and I used glossy accents on the bubbles.  The bag I made by printing onto two pieces of Centura pearl paper (from Camden Town CD), glued the two pieces together into a tube and then creased to give a boxy shape, I then scored 2 cm at the bottom and cut a piece of card to fit inside, and used the 2 cm crease to glue the card to the paper sides - that probably doesn't make sense so I will try and do a tutorial at some point.


I know some of you like these things, so here are the colours used to bring Lola to life:
Hair: CR11, DR5, DR7, EB3
Bodice & eyes: BT3-5
Bottles & potions: BT1 - 3
Bath: GB3, GB5, GB7, TN1, TN2
Ground: IG1
Skin: FS5, FS7, FS8, FS9
Bubbles: IB1
Pencils used: 097, 072, 063, 062, 005, 009, 017, 092, 084, 023

Anyway, hope you are all having a lovely day & enjoying the last of the sunshine (with Wimbledon just started and Glastonbury at the weekend, the weather is bound to take a turn for the worse!).

TTFN

Rach
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Sunday, 22 June 2014

Crackers Anyone?

I learned to make this Cracker gift box last year & I love it, it's really simple to do - will put up a tutorial at some point so you can all follow along.

I used the Bebunni papercrafting kit for this one (A4 paper pad, die cut toppers and epoxy stickers), the papers in the pad are just gorgeous and they are all double sided so you can do fab fold backs easily.  I also used Diesire Lace border 4 and Holly dies and some ribbon.


Well, the range is released tomorrow and you will be able to see for yourself all of the wonderful things you can create.

TTFN - may be back later with more!

Rach
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Thursday, 19 June 2014

Here comes Santa Claus!

Lol! no you haven't just missed the last 6 months of the year and screamed into Christmas (although each year it seems to creep up in just that way!).  But I spent the entire weekend last weekend listening to Christmas carols and playing with the soon to be released Christmas Bebunni range (I sooo love being on the Design Team!).

You do not have to wait too long to get hold of these little beauties for yourself, they are launching on Create and Craft on Monday 23rd June as the 4 Day Deal - save your pennies this weekend, you're going to need them all!

Anyway onto today's little beauty from me - this is Bebunni with Poinsettia, and is one of the eight stamp sets in the release, each come with their own sentiments, one of which I've also used on this card.  There are also two 5x7 embossing folders, and if you look carefully at the green panel, you can see the Christmas wording on the paper - that is embossed using one of the embossing folders.  All of the papers for this card were printed from the CD (one of two CD's) and as you can see some of my old diesire dies made another outing.


I coloured Bebunni with my trustee Spectrum Noir pens and pencils (SN Pens: BG1, BG4, BG6, PP1, PP3, CR5, CR11, DR3, DR6, CT2, CG3, JG1 Blender.  Pencils: 033, 047, 045, 024, 119, 008, 089, 034 – 037)  Oh and I used some glue and glamour dust on his hat.

Anyway, hope you like my little sneak peek - come back for more soon!

TTFN

Rach
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Saturday, 14 June 2014

Introducing Nicola!

Well, continuing on from yesterday where you were introduced to Jessica, today's little beauty is Nicola.

I decided that Nicola would look just stunning decorating the front of a gift bag - she has a very plush 'present' feel to her & I can imagine some gorgeous smellies or bath products inside the bag.

The bag itself is made from a couple of sheets of Centura Pearl paper, onto which i printed a backing paper from the CD.  I used some gold edged ribbon from my stash for the handles, and also as decoration around my rolled flowers.

I cut the Chantilly Lace Doilie from mat black cardstock and the sprayed this with gold spray & sparkle - it doesn't show up very well in the picture, but looks stunning IRL.  Nicole is matted onto Coredinations colourcore brights - pink, and I also used this for one of the rolled flowers.

I hope you like it - I love making these gift bags, and can see me making loads of these with a christmassy theme to give presents in this year - they become a card and gift all in one!


For those of you who would like to know the colours used, with the pens, I used: 
IG1, IG2, TN1-3, TN5, TN9, EB3, EB4, FS5, FS7, FS8, PP1, PP2, PP4, PP6, GB2, GB3, CR3, DG2, BT2, Blender
Pencils: 007, 009, 033, 034, 039, 058, 087, 088, 096, 105, 119

Well, back tomorrow with another peek at the upcoming gorgeousness!

TTFN

Rach
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Friday, 13 June 2014

More New Scruffy Little Cats

Well, everyone has loved them soo much that Crafters Companion are bringing you more of the lovely ladies!  They are such fun to colour (especially if you combine your pens with the new Spectrum Noir pencils - a match made in heaven!) and I'm sure you'll find one that reminds you of your best mate/ neighbour/ aunty / mum, in fact there should be one for everyone!


This little beauty is one of four new releases, which will be the pick of the day on Ideal World at 9 p.m. on Tuesday 17th.  Introducing Jessica, I've used papers from both the pad that came in the first SLC collection and one from the CD, just love the black and blue gingham, simple matting and layering using kraft card, few buttons, and a sentiment from the stamp sheet and voila.  I chose the odd card shape for two reasons - firstly I noticed that the Jessica stamp has a natural triangular layout and second, when combined with the second triangle, you get a fab stetson type shape!

The pen colours used were: TN1, TN2, TN4, FS2, FS5-8, EB2, EB3, EB5, DG2-4, IG1, IG2, BGR1-3, LG3, CR5 and pencils: 007, 035, 038, 047, 059, 088, 094, 096, 116, 119.

I really hope you love these as much as we on the design team have, they are just so fab and so different and well.... just so much to LOVE!!!!!

Hope you all have a fabulous Friday and hope the sun is shining with you.

TTFN

Rach
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Friday, 30 May 2014

Wow! Doesn't time fly

Life is just screaming past at such a fast rate of knots at the moment, blink and I've missed another week - before you know it Christmas will be upon us!!!

Anyway, here's a card I made recently for my sister in laws birthday using Scruffy Little Cat, Chanel - they are all sooo gorgeous I just love them!  I coloured her with Spectrum Noir pens & pencils - will add the details later (in a bit of a rush this morning).  The patterned papers are from the darks SLC paper pad and the flowers were made using the template on the SLC CD.  You can't really see it in the photo but the necklace that she is holding has been accented with glossy accents and glamour dust.


Hope you like & I'll finish this post later - soz.

Rach
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