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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

August All dressed up challenge

Hello everyone

I can't believe its the middle of August already.  I guess it won't be long before my blog is filled with Christmas makes!

It is again time for the All Dressed up challenge, and a fantastic opportunity to win three of Wendy's amazing images.  It always anything goes providing you are using an All dressed up image.  And if you haven't yet brought any, check out our blog as there is a page full of freebies!

There's also our Facebook page with another opportunity to win three images.  This theme is Girlz rule.  Our page is here 




This image is called - the cats whiskers found on Etsy.  This is a really simple card.  I used Craftwork cards backing paper and a plain pink from my stash for the background.  The image required only a little shading, so if you're not a great colourist, this is perfect.   I gave her a big pink bow and beautiful blue eyes, and then cut her out.  Layering the whole thing onto a landscape A5 card. 

Please check out the blog and FB for more inspiration, and especially to check out the new release images.  I'll be back on 22nd with a couple for you! 

I'd like to enter her into:

Thank you sooooo much for droppiong by, I hope you like her!  

See you all soon
Rachael 


Sunday, 13 August 2017

its beginning to look a lot like Christmas.....

Hello everyone


I did say yesterday that it would soon be time to fill my blog with Christmas makes..... and here is the first of many!

This one is a lovely Christmas village scene using creative expressions stamps.

I've stamped them and coloured with promarkers, cut each piece out (the trees took a while!) and then used copious amounts of glitter.  I am covered in it!

I've layered it up on silver mirri for the mat and used a creative expression embossing folder for the background layer.  I've then rough cut hills and used foam pads for dimension.  Layered the village together and glued in place, and I just love the effect!




This last photo is to show the dimension and layering.

I'd like to enter this into:

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - anything goes (without the optional twist I'm afraid)
Imagine that digi stamp - anything goes
Creative fingers - anything goes
Christmas at sweet stamping - anything goes (Christmas)
Crafty creation challenges - anything goes
The Merry Christmas challenge - anything goes

Thanks so much for looking in - please leave me some love - it's so lovely to hear from you.

See you soon
Rachael
x

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Shadow Box card.

Hello everyone

While doing a bit of blog hopping I came across a gorgeous blog with some fab pop up cards.  Arte Banale had also done a tutorial for a shadow box card that I took inspiration from.  Link is here



I used a Hunkydory stamp set called pretty princesses and stamped with Stazon.  I coloured them onto watercolour card with clean colour Kuretake markers and a water brush.

The background layer was water-coloured with tumbled glass distress ink, and I used a 'Joy' die of clouds too (although it is difficult to see them behind the castle!)

I then layered them up onto the tabs inside the card for dimension.  Sorry about the shadows on the photos, I couldn't get a good shot without the flash, which meant I had shadows behind....

The good thing about this card is that it folds flat into a 6 x 6 envelope for posting.  I just loved making it!

I hope you like it too.

I'd like to enter this into:
Polkadoodles - anything goes
C.R.A.F.T - anything goes
creative knockouts - cards for a child
Daydream Challenges - anything goes
Crafty creations - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and especially for any messages you leave.  I love to read them all.

See you soon!
Rachael