Hi all! For some reason Blogger won't let me comment if the comment box is embedded into your posts so please dont think I am being rude - I honestly cant comment on your wonderful creations which is soo frustrating! I can only comment if the comment box opens a new window. Hopefully all will be fixed soon! Rach :) x

Tuesday 20 August 2013

Sweet Sparkle

Yoo hoo! I'm still alive! Sorry I haven't been around lately.
I have made 7 cards (record!) and then what happened?
A power cut blew up the router and bang goes the Internet!!
 I was having serious withdrawal symptoms from not having the Internet for so long!
Anyway I'm dropping by to show you one of the many cards I have managed to make during the summer holidays.
This is a birthday card for my Gran who will be 83.

I used Wee Stamps 'Sweet Sparkle' Digi which I won in a Facebook comp when it was released.
She is coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers.
Blues and white have become one of my fav colour combos!
What I used:
Promarkers and flexmarkers
MS butterfly punch
Glamour Dust
Liquid Pearls
Tiny gems and pearls from stash
WOC flowers spritzed with Perfect Pearls
Whimsy ticket sentiment and die
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
So there you have it!
Thanks for visiting :)
I'd like to say I'll be back but with only two weeks to go before we start school again I have A LOT of class things to get done :( fingers crossed though lol
Rachael x

Sunday 14 July 2013

Less Is More - OLC shaped card blank

Hi all!
 I have an entry for this weeks Less is More challenge which is a
So I pulled out my circle nesties and raided my LOTV drawer and found the
Posy Trio set and had fun making these three cuties:
 I simply stamped each bear and coloured them using Promarkers.
I added a little stickles to the butterfly and a pink gem for the
flower centre.
A simple pearl for the flower centre.
Lots of stickles on this one!
The sentiments are from an older LOTV set.
So there you have it!
Hope you're all enjoying the gorgeous weather
we've been having in the UK recently. I wish I could
 enjoy it more but it just makes my hayfever
worse :( and its bad enough to start with!
Love the bright sunshine just not
too much heat lol!
Anywhos last week at school yeehaa!!
Happy crafting!
Rachael x

Saturday 29 June 2013

Wee Spring Bringer

Hello! Hope you're all well!
I'm back with another 'fancy' card lol.
One of the ladies at work saw the card I made for Mams birthday HERE and asked for a 'special one like it' for a 50th birthday.
So I printed off Wee Spring Bringer and decided to treat myself to some new digital papers from Nitwits.

She is coloured with Promarker and Flexmarkers to match the gorgeous Romance and Roses papers using these colours:

I can't believe how many flowers I used! I just seemed to be pilling them on!! Lol.

 I didn't want the 50 to be huge because I don't know the recipient
and how pleased they are that they are turning that age so
(I know a few silly folk that are embarrassed that they are turning 50 next year!)
 I used two small number peel offs on some card candi.

A side view.
I was inspired by THIS gorgeous card to put something behind the image.
And I wish I hadn't cause it was such a pain! I'll leave the gorgeous cards to Bev lol.
and an inside peek
What I used:
6 x 6 white card blank
Flex and Promarkers
MS Butterfly punch
Ranger Liquid Pearls
Flowers from WOC and Mulberry Crafts UK
Card Candi, Stickles, Nesties
Pearls, silver peel offs and ribbon from stash   
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Friends Challenge - Bling (glittery wings and flowers)
If you through all of that well done and thanks for reading!! Lol.
I coloured up another Wee cutie last weekend so may be back soon!
Happy Crafting
Rachael xx

Sunday 2 June 2013

Feeling all springy!

Oh what a title! Lol
I decided to have a little play with one of my favourite Wee images - Sweet Blossom 
when I really should have been packing for London woops- more on that later.
I coloured her up with Pro and Flexmarkers to match
the papers from the LOTV Promises pad.
I love the colours in the paper pad and am very pleased with how she has turned out :)
I cant remember the last time I used ribbon on a card
and have never ever made a big bow like this one!
I feel like I may have gone over board with the flowers too!

What I have used:
Wee Stamps -Sweet Blossom
LOTV Promises paper pad
Papertrey Ink - Aqua Mist and Winter Wisteria cardstock
White card blank
Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Lawn Fawn Happy Everything sentiment set
WOC and mulberry paper flowers
Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl
White Opal Liquid Pearls

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers - Ribbon, Lace or Twine

So London was awesome!
Thought I'd share a few photos

British Museum Tube journey Choccywoccydoodah mmmm
The gang outside of Buckingham Palace      The show was amazing!

Thanks for sticking with the long post :)
Hoping to be back soon.
Hope you're all well

Love and hugs

Rachael xx

Sunday 12 May 2013

LIM - Coloured Card Blank

Well you could knock me down with a feather!
I finally have a card for the LIM challenge.
 And it's on time!!!
This card came together so quickly
and exactly how I had pictured it in my head.
 That never happens to me!! Lol.
The theme this week is
I immediately found a lavender card blank and dug out an old
Stampendous butterfly stamp that Ive had for years.
 I think it was one of the first stamps I bought.
I stamped it in PTI Plum Pudding ink and used various shades of purple Promarkers
to colour the flowers and tint the wings.
It looked a bit lifeless so I used some silver Liquid Pearls.
 I hope the pearls are ok!
 I know one layer is supposed to have minimal embellishments!
As I was digging I found another butterfly stamp that is quite similar
and made a matching tag.
So  there you have it! An on time challenge card! Lol.
Enjoy the rest of your day :)
Rachael xx

Saturday 27 April 2013

Almost made it!

Ive come to the conclusion that I'm not going to be able to enter
my cards/crafts into specific challenges anymore :(
Because the life I lead is just too darn busy!
This will be the third card in the last month that Ive made and
 missed the challenge deadline :(
And I suppose this is something I'm just gonna have to come to terms with!!
 Cos I can't see it slowing down anytime soon lol!
It's taken almost a week to finish this CAS card for last weeks
I choose Jen's as it reminded me of the
 Fillable Frames PTI stamp and I loved the colour combo.
I love the mix of fonts in the sentiment!
A bit of a side view.
As you can see its not a perfect CASE
 but I had to work with the supplies I have!
What I used:
PTI Hawaiian Shores cardstock,
PTI Filliable Frames 4 stamp and die,
Kraft card,
Versafine Black Ink,
Hobby House Black Pearls
And that's that!
We've had great weather here up North today!
 Hope you have seen some of the sun too :)
Enjoy the rest of you're weekend
and I'll be round whilst watching BGT (LOVE IT!!)!
Rachael :)

Sunday 21 April 2013

Ice cream and Pickles :)

Just dropping by to show the latest card I made using a
 scrummy Saturated Canary digi.
One of the teachers went on her maternity leave on Friday and
 although I don't know her very well
 I wanted to make a little something.
Pretty simple layout as I took forever to colour it in and get the hair right!
Bit of a close up.
It just about shows the sparkle on the
 ice cream but not the glaze on the cherry!
What I used:
White card blank
Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Paper off cut from stash
Buttons - Docrafts.
Glaze pen
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Off to go finish the washing and get ready for school tomorrow.
Where on earth does the weekend go people!!!??? Lol.
Hope you're all well.
Rachael xx