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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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Monday, 9 February 2015

Crafters Companion February Challenge

Hi everyone, and sorry for the prolonged absence, I cannot believe how quickly this year is disappearing!

Well, we are now into February, and that means a new challenge over on the Crafters Companion Facebook page and this month, it's 'add some sparkle'.  I did think of doing a Christmas card and getting ahead (it's never too soon to start planning!), but then I thought of my lovely Scruffy Little Cat images which just scream to be sparkled up.  I chose the Niamh stamp set for both the image and the sentiment.  The backing paper is from the CD (Coordinating paper Design 10, colour 2), which I glittered using silver spray and sparkle.  I coloured Niamh with my Spectrum Noir pens (colours below) and mounted her onto silver card cut with the CC Nouveau Stamping frame.  I used the Regency A4 embossing folder and SLC Chic embossing folder to create the layers o the card, you can't see it very well but the centre of each of the diamonds on the embossing has been highlighted with glossy accents and glimmer dust for even more sparkle.  The sentiment was stamped in versamark and then embossed with silver embossing powder and cut out with the Elegant Stamping frame.























SN Colours: TN3, TN5, TN7, FS4, TN2, CR3, LG1, LG3, LG5, 
HB2, LV1, LV2, LV3, CR4, OR2, HB1

Well, I hope you'll join in with this month's challenge, this is one to really have fun with!

TTFN 

Rach
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Thursday, 15 January 2015

Awww, nearly over....

Yep, the four day deal on Create and Craft comes to an end today, Fiona has done an amazing job with the Tweedies, and made some fab cards on the telly.  I really hope you are all loving these designs, they really are amazing!

For today's make, I thought I'd show you one of the 'Fold Back Frame Cards' from the CD - you actually get the bits to make TWO frame cards on the one 'design' (this is from the shaped cards section on the CD), you get two images, two fold back frames, the triangles to give you the double siding to the foldbacks, the base cards to print (if you want) and some embellishments (see the buttons in the corner, these were from the same sheet), I also used some backing paper from the CD, and you see the beautifully folded paper holding up the easel, well this is actually from the embellishments section and actually includes all the scoring lines to fold your paper pleat! 


Suffice to say, I'm a complete Tweedies convert, I hope we get to work with loads more of Abigail Mill's artwork.

Anyway, must dash, so TTFN

Rach
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Monday, 12 January 2015

Not long to wait now

Well, by the time I've finished writing this post, the Tweedies should be live on air with Fiona, so I thought I'd show you another of my makes for the launch.

This is an A5 cream card base, the card I've used for matting and layering is Coordinations colourcore card from the pastels set.  The topper is one of the Card Frames, I cut out the centre circle and set it back into the card, raising the remaining frame up with Collal 3D glue gel, I've used one of the borders, one of the embellishment sheets, some faux stitching, lace ribbon and some buttons.  So beautiful and so elegant.


Anyway, it's just started so I'm off to watch for a bit before work.

TTFN

Rach
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