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, 25 January 2012

New Years Candy Winners!!

Thank you to everyone for entering!!

I went with the traditional route of writing out everyones name rather than trying to faff with lol.

I then folded all the names up and asked the bf to choose two.
The first being

Sally of  Sallysbitz
And the second was

Will you please email me your addresses
and I can put these two

 packages in the post!!

Thanks again for entering
and thanks for deciding to follow me!

Just had my first dissertation meeting and to say Im stressed in an understatement so Im off to go eat lots of choclate and attempt to do some work!!!

Rachael xx

Monday, 23 January 2012

Forever Friends Fortnight - More than one fold.

This fortnight at Forever Friends Fortnight Challenge the theme is:

More Than One Fold

and we are sponsored by

Di's Digi Downloads.
I decided to make a little easel card.
Everyone seems to be pregnant and due to give birth this month lol so thought a baby card would be a good idea!

Its quite clean and simple due to my lack of time issue and I'm not really sure how many embellies I can stick on a boys card lol!

I am ashamed to admit this is the first time I have inked up this sweetie!

What I used:
  • 4 by 4 card blank
  • FF stamp coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
  • Pink Petticoat solid and gingham papers in Ocean
  • TRG clear dew drops
  • LOTV circle sentiment
  • Circle and scalloped circle nesties
  • Tiny feet charm
I would like to enter my card into:

Please hop over to the Forever Friends blog now to see what my fab teamies have made!
Off to sit a few exams ffor Uni  :/ wish me luck!!

Happy crafting!

Rachael xx

P.S My candy closes tomorrow! To enter please visit HERE.

Sunday, 22 January 2012


Good morning!!! And a big wave to all my new followers! Hi guys nice to have you all here!
Just a quick message to say that yes I am still alive lol.
Ive had sooo much Uni work to do this week and it looks like that for the next few weeks too!
So the crafting has been put on the back burner as well as the blogging so apologies if I've not commented on all of your fab creations! I am hoping to get back into full swing soon.

I'll be back tomorrow with my Forever Friends DT card :)

Untill next time happy crafting!!

Hugs, Rachael xxx

P.S My candy closes in three days! To enter visit HERE.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Pink and White Wedding :)

When I saw the wonderful sketch by Michelle over at Sketch and Stash I knew I needed to enter!
I decided to use one of my favourite LOTV stamps, I say favourite Ive only used it twice which is very very naughty!!

I managed not to cut her train off in my Cuttlebug the second time round lol!

I coloured them up with my Promarkers and Flexmarkers and opted for chunky glitter on her dress as I knew I wanted to edge the circle in fine glamour dust. I think its quite pretty :)

What I used:
5 by 5 card blank
LOTV Wedding Couple stamp
Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Swiss Dots embossing folder
Crystal Glamour Dust
WOC small rose spritzed with Perfect Pearls.

I would like to enter my card into the following:
Hope to be back soon! I have a mahoosive calendar on my wall and its looking pretty full of Uni work :(  so I'm keeping my fingers crossed to getting a bit of crafting in lol!

Rachael xxx

Monday, 9 January 2012

Forever Friends Fortnight DT - White on white

First DT post of 2012 and I'm quite pleased with what I managed to create lol :D Plus it follows one of my new years crafts resolutions of clean and simple yey!!

This fortnight we are sponsored by Whimsy Stamps and the theme of the challenge is
white on white

Can you tell I was a little bit inspired by the New Year lol?!
I think I did alright with the white on white! The large amount of glitter around the image and sentiments gives that little sparkle lol.

I got this stamp free with one of the Docrafts mags last year - not a bad free gift!
I coloured my bear with Promarkers (the colours have escaped me!) and gave him and his little friend a matching paper pieced hat.

What I have used:
  • Forever Friends bear stamp
  • Promarkers to colour
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
  • TRG clear dew drops and white organza ribbon
  • Crystal Glamour Dust
  • WOC white cherry blossom and small roses spritzed with Perfect Pearls mist
  • Computer generated sentiment
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Please pop over the Forever Friends blog to see the other fab DT creations! And remember you don't have to use an FF bear - any animal will do!

Rachael xxx

P.S Check out my New Year Candy HERE!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

My New Year Craft Resolutions!

Hello all!

I'm not usually one for NY Resolutions because you can guarantee I will have broken them by 4th January! But I wanted to set myself some sort of challenges for my craftyness so I came up with these:

I made this using Kay Miller Designs' Over the Rainbow digi kit elements (paper, bow and flower).
I am gonna to display it on my blog as well as print it out and stick it in my craft area to remind me!!

We'll see how long I can stick to these!!

See you tomorrow with the new Forever Friends challenge :)

Rachael xx

P.S Check out my New Years candy HERE!

Thursday, 5 January 2012

New Years Candy!!

Happy New Year!!

Well how my stash has grown in the last year!
And I found quite a lot of receipts for crafty items bought in the last year and let me tell you I was actually a little ashamed of the amount of money I have spent :/but its an addiction so I cant help it. Right ? (Someone please agree with me!!!).

I realised when tidying away the Christmas stash how many unopened paper pads I have! So I have now opened said pads and pulled out some sheets to offer up as candy as well as some ribbons, flowers and dewdrops.
There will be two winners for this candy as it weighs so much and I thought it would be nice to share as there is a lot!

Here's a few photos:

Some 12 by 12 photo papers (DCWV)

12 by 12 pattern papers (DCWV)

A4 Papermania papers

Flowers, gingham ribbons, clear and lilac dew drops, large selection of 6 by 6 papers plus the A4 papers (12 by 12s wouldn't fit in the photo!!)

Please note - that I only have one sheet of some of these papers therefore each winner will not get one sheet of everything seen however the candy will be divided equally.
 So rules:
  • Be a follower (please don't just become a follower just for the candy!)
  • Post a pic on your side bar
  • Link up to Mr Linky

    Apparently 24th January is the worst day of the year! Possibly because it is still a week away till pay day for most of us and we realise how much we have over spent and eaten too much at Christmas so the candy will end at 10pm on 24th January and will be drawn soon after to attempt to cheer someone up lol!!

    Good Luck!!
    Rachael xx