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

Sunday, 9 September 2012

LIM - OLC Foliage

Hi all!
I survived my first week teaching woop woop! And only one crier so far lol!
Hard work starts next week though as we begin the assessments O-O uh oh!

Anywhoo now I have the weekends off I can check out the LIM challenge a bit quicker and found a bit of time to join in.
Its One Layer Card week with the theme of

I'm so thankful for this theme as it finally gave me a kick to try out an idea Ive had for ages for some Christmas cards!!!!

I think Ive seen a similar layout somewhere (forgive me for not remembering) but it used a birthday sentiment and ribbon and other bits but I wanted to keep it as simple as possible as I will be making quite a few of these if I decide I like it!
 I was colouring the leaves a few weeks ago and had the idea to colour them two tone and leave the tips white as if they were covered in snow.

I sprinkled glitter on the tips of the leaves. Not sure if I like it and I didn't take a photo to compare before glitter and after so will need to make another one to decide.
Anyway its a start I suppose!

Right I'm going to try and enjoy some sun and have a bit sit in the yard!
Hope you're all well!
And thanks for all the lovely comments left on recent posts!

Rach xx

Stamps - PTI Lovely Leaves, PTI Signature Christmas
Card - stash
Ink - Versafine Oynx Black, Memento Cottage Ivy, Brilliance Coffee Bean.
Promarkers - Forest Green, Apple Green
Other - Glamour Dust, red pen (for berries) 


  1. is beautiful, greetings from Apure- Venezuela

  2. This is so pretty! I love the sparkly snow on the tips of the leaves!

  3. Lovely card, very stylish. I know what you mean about finding easy cards to make for Christmas!

  4. Another beautiful creation Rachael...:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  5. so gorgeous rachel.i love the stamps and fab cas design :D

    xx coops xx

  6. Well done on surviving your first week Rachael, only another 40 years to do!
    I managed 33 years actually with a break for my family, but I'm happy to be crafting full time now if I have a fancy to.
    This card is simply lovely,a wonderful design!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. Glad your first week went well Rach, may the rest of them go as smoothly :)

    Your card is fab, I love the simplicity of it, and I think the glitter looks great!

    Tags xx

  8. Great card, I love the CAS stylee. Very classey.

    Lorry :o) xx

  9. Superb card Rach
    Sensationally crafted
    Thanks very much
    "Less is More"

  10. I really like that two tone effect with the glittery, snowy tip. Great job and I hope this week has been going well for you at school!

  11. Love this! Just so elegant and what a wonderful Christmas card idea. The bit of snow at the top is beautiful!

  12. This is so pretty Rachael, well done :) Viv xx

  13. This is a great idea with a WOW effect.

  14. It's brilliantly done, Rachel, and great shout-out for you from LIM for it!!

  15. Beauuuutiful! I love how the image is on plain white .. it makes it "pop"! I love it!



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Rachael xx