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

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

WOYWW again!!

I can’t believe how another week has gone by with no card making going on!

I’ve been very focused on going to Malawi and getting very sorted this week. I still have a few things to buy but had an attempt at packing everything in my rucksack yesterday and am very surprised as to how little will go in! Aaaah!

I’ve also had a lot of travel vaccinations this week. I had my first of 3 Hep B injections last Friday and today I had my first of 3 Rabies injections in one arm and my one and only Meningitis in the other and then ….. well .....I had to drink the most disgusting thing I have ever encountered. Honestly it wasn’t much but it took me 45 minutes. That’s right folks 45 MINUTES! I had to walk out of the travel clinic with the cup still in my hand! I can not wait to have to do that all over again next Wednesday all in the hope Ill be immunized against Cholera. NOT!!!!!

Anyway I do have a few photos of the goodies I have bought over the past two weeks to share with you. I cant wait to get to play with them!!

I also thought I would stick a few photos of my flowers blooming in my yard up too as I am soo pleased with them!

Hope everyone is having a good week!

Rach  xx

Wednesday, 23 June 2010


What a week! Not much crafting has gone on :( My hay fever has unfortunately gotten the better of me and EVERYTHING irritates me :S much to the BFs annoyance (and mine lol)! I have managed to start something today though while I sat and watched England's victory (!) [ Note to self - do not watch another England match while colouring. It ends up in a mess! ]
So I thought I would join in over at WOYWW .
As you can see there is a Cheeky Shooter, Ladybug Nora and some flowers - all coloured today with my PMs.

I don't have a particular project in mind for these two yet but hopefully the hay fever will calm down soon and Ill get some inspiration and motivation! In the mean time I can get even more excited about Malawi!! Flights are now officially booked - 6 weeks on Saturday!!! Yeyyy! Mosquito net bought and nearly have everything off my list!
Thank you for looking
Have a nice day!
Rach xx

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Cupcake Kiki

Hi everyone hopefully I'm in time to enter this card in the I love Promarkers Sketch Challenge.
I've been waiting for my new patio doors to arrive this morning so have been sitting waiting by the front door hence the lateness! Then I couldnt find any handles so have spent the last half an hour looking for handles only to be told by the BF's Nana (who lives next door) that the handles were bought seperately and the BF's Dad has them so panick over!!

I coloured Kiki with my Promarkers and tried to match the colours to my Doodlebug Spots and Cupcake papers. I then used the same colours to create the striped paper so it all matches. Really pleased with how the stripes have turned out!
I went out into the garden yesterday and am really pleased with all the lovely colours there are so thought I would take a photo or two to show you! I think they are the nasturtiums I bought from Suttons. I bought so many and planted them at the same time I cant remember what they all are!

Anyway enough of my rambling Im off to buy a mosquito net from town for Malawi. Not long now!
Thanks for looking
Rach xx

Friday, 11 June 2010

Babies babies everywhere!

Good morning! I was meant to post this up last night but after I got in from Aquafit I was far too tired! It was great fun though and will be going back next week so I can get fit for Malawi!!!
Anyway enough of my ramblings. When I saw the Forever Friends Kinetic Card Challenge I thought I would have a go so I attempted to make a swing card (I think thats what you call it!). We have five friends and family who are due to have babies in the next few months so thought I should start on the baby cards!

I found some blue gingham/check paper and my Forever Friends baby stickers and set to work.
I stamped a sentiment on the other side of the sticker so when it swings round it wasnt just a plain circle.
I stamped 'Congratulations' inside the card after realising my blank was too small for it to go on the front but Im still quite pleased with it!
We only know of one baby boy so I need to make atleast another 4 boys and 4 girls just incase!
Off to salvage my bunny tail plants that have been flattened due to the heavy rain : (
Thanks for looking.
Rach xx

Wednesday, 9 June 2010


My first ever WOYWW! The pictures arent that good but thought I would join in anyway!

I'm not lucky enough to have a craft room. I have a small bookcase in the corner of the living room and a fold up TV table! I think the BF would prefer my to have a room as my stash usually ends up ALL over the living room floor when Im looking for something!
On my 'desk' I have some Kiki la Rue digi stamps from CC Designs that Im busy colouring to use for a birthday card. I was trying to match my PMs to the background paper Im gonna use and think I have just about managed it. Hopefully Ill be able to finish it off tomorrow.
 Thanks for looking
Rach xx

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

2 in 1

Good morning! Thought I would upload some photos of cards I made over the weekend before I head off to Uni for our last session of this year till September!
The first three photos are of the card I made for my Mams birthday which was Saturday and she was very pleased.
I saw it on the front of the Creative Cardmaking Spring Special Edition magazine and it used the gorgeous papers inside so thought I would give it a go.
The bf managed to use a font on the computer to change the greeting to "Mam" instead of "Mum" which made the card extra special because we say Mam up north lol.
My other card for today is something I finshed this morning.
Its a friends 21st birthday in the next couple of weeks but she'll be in Mexico lucky thing so I have to give it to her today at Uni. Im also going to enter this into the Cupcake Craft Challenges as their theme this week is "Dazzle Us" and I have used quite a bit of glitter card on this one!
Thats all for now - must go get ready for the last session of Year 2!
Thanks for looking
Rach xx

Thursday, 3 June 2010

1st challenge card!

Today I have completed my first ever challenge card! I made it for the Anyone for Anya? Sketch challenge and am pleased with how well she has turned out!

I coloured her with my PMs and found some papers from the Papermania Capsule collection which match perfectly with her cute outfit. I thought I would take a photo of her outside in the glorious sun next to my bunny tail plants which I replanted yesterday. I'm quite impressed with them for mail order plants.
Well off to watch BGT and finish Mams birthday card which I'll post up later this week.
Thanks for looking
Rach xx