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

Monday, 30 May 2011

Forever Friends Fortnight Challenge - Punch it out.

Hello all!

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Forever Friends. This fortnights challenge is 'Punch it out'
                                 We are sponsored by Whimsy Stamps with a $15 voucher!!

We dont have internet at the moment (stupid router thingy!) so Im posting this at the mother's house. This also means that I havnt been able to use one of the fab images the DT were given to work with :( oh well this is what I came up with:

What I used:
  • Forever Friends balloon bear
  • FF striped paper
  • MS lace doily corner punch and MS border punch that I cant remember the name of!
  • Sentiment stamp
  • Tiny pearls and gems
Hop on over to the blog now to see what the DT have come up and check out our new expanding rules that will let more of you play!!

Work this afternoon hence the really short post - sorry! Half term this week woop woop and I have two more birthday cards and about 5 thank you cards to get made so Im hoping Ill be back soon and with the internet this time!!
                                                       Hope you are all well.
                                                          Rachael xxx

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Me to You :)

I nearly did a flip when I saw the advert in issue 26 of Docrafts mag for the new Me to You/ Tatty Teddy range! I couldn't wait till it came out and snapped up the card stock stickers, papers (which I defo  need more of!!) and a few of the rubber stamps.

I rushed them home and as it was half term had time to play with them. I decided to make a special 21st birthday card for a friend and this is what I came up with:

                   (Please excuse the yellowing sealing on the windowsill!! Its on the To Do List!!)

I'm well impressed with how well the colours match! Not a bad card for me considering it only took an hour. These things can sometimes take me forever but it all came together quite nicely.

So this is what I used:
  • 5 by 5 white card blank folded to make an easel shape
  • Me to You/Tatty Teddy card stock stickers and 6x6 papers
  • Pink card (which weirdly looks two different shades in the photos) 
  • LOTV sentiment stamp
  • Tiny flat backed pearls
  • MS little butterfly punch coloured with a PM.
  • Circle and scalloped circle nesties
  • Card candi
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Still on placement! I typed this up two weeks ago when I was actually off school ill. I think it was the stress and a bug combined - not good at all :( Anyway all better now and only two weeks to go! Love the school and the kids but I cant wait till I actually have a life instead of spending all of my time in front of a computer planning or constantly thinking about placement. It feels like I'm jumping through a lot of hoops at the mo!

Must go do some planning!
Hope you are all well.

Rachael xx

Monday, 16 May 2011

Forever Friends Fortnight Challnege Vintage

Hi guys, well its time again for another challenge over at Forever Friends challenge and this week our theme is vintage.

Unfortunately (and it pains me to say this) but I dont have a card to share :( Im having a pretty hectic time on placement at the minute. In fact Im getting observed by University today and it will be an absolute miracle if I actually last the day :/ never mind pass the blumin thing. Im quickly learning that I can't deal with stress.

Anyway enough of my whinging. Theres a fab prize of for our winner from Stitchy Bears so hop on over now and check out the fab DT creations!

 Hope you are all well. Ill hopefully be back soon.

Rach xx

Monday, 2 May 2011

FF Fortnight Challenge-Bows and Buttons

Hi everyone! It's time for the Forever Friends Fortnight Challenge.

This fortnight our challenge is to use Bows and Buttons and we are sponsored by

who are kindly giving 5 digi images to our winner!

The DT were sent some lovely images to play with and I used the fantastic background image "Field background". Isnt it fab! It was brilliant to colour with my PM's too and I can think of soo many ways to use it!
So this is what I can up with:
I'm quite impressed with myself this week! I went for a very spring vibe with the colours and love the way it has turned out! Its not what I had in my mind at first but I suppose that's what being creative is all about - going with the flow!

Close up of my cute FF bear that I bought a few weeks ago at The Range. I used little flat backed pearls for the centre of the flowers.

Close up of the fab image. I realised when colouring that I cant colour skies to save my life lol so cut out the image and backed it onto some blue card. Gives it a bit of a 3D look too.

So we hope you can play along with us!
I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges into:
So back to school tomorrow :/ and Im teaching all day - thats gonna be fab aint it lol! Pretty hyper kids I can imagine!
Oh well only 5 weeks of placement left lol! So if you dont hear from me I havnt dropped off the face of the Earth Im just in a corner planning lol not being able to tough my craftt stash!

Hope everyone is well

Rachael xxx