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

Friday, 30 September 2011

Less is More Week 34

I was very annoyed with myself that the glue didn't dry on time to submit my LIM card for last weeks 1000 entries Anything Goes challenge - sorry guys! I could get a photo as it kept falling apart!

So I tried extra hard this week!

No idea why Ive gone for silver wedding anniversary lol but I am very pleased with what I came up with!
Chrissie and Mandi gave us this fab sketch to work with:

Bit of an arty side view

I cut a heart out of white card smothered it in embossing ink and dunked it in my silver embossing powder. I think I did this three or four times until I was happy with how covered it was!
I haven't used my embossing powders for years and wonder why because I love them! I think the mess I manage to make stops me sometimes lol.

I printed the sentiment on to the card blank first using a free font  called "The only exception." I printed the word 'silver' in a very light grey so when I went over it in my quickie glue pen and glamour dust it looked silver and sparkly and I'm quite impressed!

What I used:
  • Craftwork Card card blank
  • Computer generated sentiment
  • Crystal glamour dust
  • Hand drawn heart covered in silver embossing powder
  • Hand drawn box with black fine liner pen
  • 4 x small crystal gems. 
I really do love this sketch and have a few more ideas for more cards, shame I have don't have enough time to try them all now I'm back at bloomin' Uni!!
Oh well lol.

Off to get ready for Guides - Cupcake Madness tonight nom nom nom!!

Rachael xx

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

LOTV Challenge - Aqua, white and glitter!

A very quick post today! I know I have been a naughty blogger recently, sorry!

Started back at Uni this week (fourth and final year yeeeeeh) so have been catching up with the girls which has included lots of shopping and lunches out!

Anyway I was very inspired by the colour combo of Aqua, white and glitter in this week LOTV challenge so thought it was about time I got out my Christmas Dance stamp I bought at the GNPE and used it!

None of the photos show just how lovely the Glamour Dust looks on her fur trim!

What I used
  • LOTV Christmas Dance stamp
  • LOTV small Christmas Greetings sentiment
  • Flexmarkers and Promarkers
  • Blue 3mm pearls
  • Woodware snowflake punch
  • Printable Heaven snowflake paper
  • Crystal Glamour Dust
  • New Label Nesties
I would like to enter this card into the:

I'm not that keen on it but its all I could come up with since my mojo has decided to up and leave > < grrrr!
Oh well its another Christmas card to cross of the list I suppose!

I can NOT get over this weather!! I swear it is as warm as when I went to Malawi!! Well maybe on a cold day lol but still for September this is freaky! I feel like I should be eating ice lollies with my shorts on ha ha!

So off to tackle my first Uni to do list in 3 months lol!
Hopefully be back soon.
Hope you are all well.

Rachael xxx

Monday, 19 September 2011

Forever Friends Fortnight

This fortnight at Forever Friends we have been given a sketch to use by our wonderful Sande:

            As we are sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads we were given some lovely images to use too.

I enjoyed colouring this cutie in!

What I used:
A6 white card blank
Image from Di's Digi Downloads
Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Pink Petticoat solid colour and gingham paper
Craftwork Cards sentiment
Clear glaze pen and stickles (not that you can see it silly photo!!)
TRG Dew Drops

I realised when making this card why I don't make male cards - its soo difficult to embellish! Good job I had some clear dew drops in my stash lol!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:

Anyway pop over to Forever Friends now and if you enter you could win 5 digi's of your choice!
And remember you don't have to use a Forever Friends image just an animal image and you follow the sketch.

Rachael xx

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Birthday Candy winner

Hi all

I couldnt work out how to work the random thingy so did the draw for my birthday candy manually lol by writing everyones name down and getting the BF to pick a name when he came home from work!

Here are the photos as proof!

 I did say that my followers would get two chances and as everyone is a fab follower I put everyone in twice.

I folded them all up
And got Tom to pick one out and he chose.........


Congrats Jules!
I think I have your address on the Forever Friends database but if you could email me
just to make sure and I will post it off !

Thanks for entering girls :)

Had a lovely day yesterday and got far too much for a 23rd birthday! Got quite a few pennies for the GNPE on Saturday too woop woop!

Hope you are all well.

Rach xxx

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Birthday candy ends tomorrow!

Ive scheduled this post today as I don't know how well I'm gonna be due to my visit to the hospital yesterday to hopefully get rid of my tropical disease from Africa! My two friends who have had their treatment said it knocked them out for two days! I hope I'm awake for my birthday tomorrow !

Anyway my birthday candy supposedly ends tomorrow night lol so you can click here to enter.

Rachael xx

Monday, 5 September 2011

FF Fortnight - Use Your Dies

I cant believe its time again for another FF Fortnight challenge! How times flies lately! So onto our challenge which is to use your dies and an animal of course ! Our sponsor this fortnight is I am Roses and some of our DT have used some of their lovely products on their creations.  

I saw this stamp set in The Range sale last November for only £2.99 and with 3 quite large FF bear stamps and loads of little sentiments I couldn't walk past it!
I coloured in the bear with my Promarkers and paper pieced his present to add a bit of interest with paper from the Cosy Christmas Paper pad. Paper Piecing is actually the monthly challenge over at Forever Friends too! I found it quite fiddly though - I think I may  need a bit more practice!
I cut out the little squares using my Cuttlebug dies and ran some through a Polka Dot embossing folder and coloured in the raised dots with a Clear Stardust pen. I had a bit of a job sticking all the squares down because they were all so small! Defo need to try and get some Square Nesties to have bigger squares next time!
What I used:
  • FF Bear and sentiment from the Cosy Christmas collection
  • Promarkers
  • Spellbinders Label 8 Nesties
  • Cuttlebug square dies (because I cant cut a square to save my life!!)
  • Cuttle bug Polka Dots embossing folder
  • Sakura Clear Stardust pen
  • Green brads
So hop on over to Forever Friends and Co now to see the other fab creations made by the DT! And remember you don't need to use a Forever Friends bear as long as you use an animal and your dies!

Rachael xx

P.S To enter my Birthday candy click here.  

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Birthday Candy!

Just a quick reminder that my birthday candy is still up and running till Wednesday 7th September and will be drawn the day after ( well thats hoping that I dont get ill from my visit to the hospital tomorrow!!)!! I would love all of my followers to have a chance of winning this stash Iv been meaning to give away for such a long time now! Click here to enter!

Rachael xxx

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Less is more - week 30 Recipe

I thought it would probably be a good idea to use up some of the stash I bought at the GNPE in March since I'm planning on going again next week and when the Mother asks "Have you used everything you bought at the last GNPE Rachael? Do you really need more?" I can say YES!

So I dug out the only thing that I hadn't used yet and it was my Craftwork Cards Pink Goody Bag and came up with this:
I love love love the colours and how the flowers are shimmery! I'm such a magpie lol! The challenge this week over at Less Is More is to take 3 challenges and make something that will fit all 3.
I already had the sketch from Week 21 in mind when making it and thought it would fit quite well in to the pastel colours challenge of Week 5 and spring challenge of Week 3 due to the flowers and the fresh colours.

What I used:
  • Papermania tall card blank trimmed slightly
  • Craftwork Cards flowers
  • CC Sugar and  Spice polka dot paper
  • CC white card candi
  • Trimmed CC silver sentiment
  • Tiny clear dewdrops
I made another card from the Goody Bag but will save that for another day.
Off to use up some more!!

Hope you are all well!
Rachael xx

P.S Check out my birthday candy here!