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Ashington, Northumberland, United Kingdom
I am 33, married to Raymond and have three dogs, Jed and Broady - Black Labradors; and Bailey - Chocolate Labrador. I am a Paediatric Nurse. I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. Crafts I enjoy range from cardmaking, ATC's, Fat Pages, jewellery making, to needlecrafts and silk painting. I hope you enjoy looking at my creations. Thank you xx


Monday, 15 August 2016

Sheena and Donna Messy Workshop August 13-14th

Ohh I've had fun this weekend. I've been to Sheena and Donna's workshop. We made some brilliant projects.

Here's what we made

As you can see we made 3 cards, a canvas and flowers.

Here's for the closer images of the canvas

I really enjoyed making this and can't wait to make some more!!!

Next the cards

We used Sheena's Eye stamp and made two very different cards.

I've got to admit the second one is my favourite.

The final Card using the rock band stamp.

And finally the flowers

Hope you like.

Thanks for popping by.

xxx Rachel xxx

Friday, 5 August 2016

Magnolia wedding sparkle and in flight

Hi all

Well what a busy few weeks i've had. I haven't been blogging but I have certainly been creating.

I spent  most of a week making things for my sister's wedding.. I am going to share quite a few photo's of them in this post. I have also attended a crafty workshop at Chloe's Creative Cards, made a Wedding Memory Candle, as well as a 1st Wedding Anniversary Frame and a baby plaque. Photos all to follow in separate posts. Then I have had some very busy days at my work as well as a shopping trip followed by the theater to see Chicago. Wow when you see it all written down you realise how busy you have been. Oh and how can I forget. I also was bridesmaid at my sister's wedding, lol.

Well then now for the photo's of my sister's wedding items.

1st I want to share with you the card I made for her. I must say I am really pleased with how this has turned out and my sister loved it too.

Full card view

Close up of floral detail

 Close up of embellishment detail

Hand Coloured magnolia stamped image.

And another view of the completed card.

Card Recipe

Stamped Image - Magnolia Bride and Groom
Colouring medium - spectrum noir pencils
Flowers - wild orchid crafts
Embelishments - wild orchid crafts and stash
Gems and Pearls - Stash
Embossing Powders - Wow Platinum and Frantage
Ribbon - Stash
Distress ink
Butterfly Die


The next make I would like to share with you is a heart I made for my sister to carry on her big day. 


MDF Heart Blank - The MDF Man
Card stock - Centura Pearl
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Butterfly Die
Ribbon - Berrisfords
Gem's Stash
Embossing Powder - Wow Platinum, Frantage
Distress Ink


Next I made a word art frame for her.


Flowers and Swirls - Stamps by Chloe Large and Small Jewel Flower, Everyday Folliage.
Butterfly Paper - Chloe's Creative Cards
Butterfly Die
Gems - Stash
Wow embossing powder
Box Frame

Well I hope you like and I am pleased you have been able to stop by my blog.

Thank You again


Saturday, 16 July 2016

Cocktail Sparkle and Fizz 30th Birthday

Hi all

Today I have been busy making a 30th Birthday card for an order.

One of the things the recipient likes is cocktails so I thought that Chloe's Creative Cards Cocktail stamp range and her glitter was perfect for the job.

The card blank measure 8x8" and is very sparkly. You can see a bit of the sparkle in the photo but not as much as in real life. 

I hope you like. Right now I best go get ready to pick up the hubby from his friends.

Take care all. Thanks once again for stopping by.


Friday, 15 July 2016

Popcorn Thank You Teacher

Evening all, 

Wow a second post in a day!!! I'm getting a bit carried away with myself!!

I was asked to make three Thank You teacher cards. I remembered about the cute school popcorn topper and thought it would be excellent to use the same decoupage topper but make three different cards. I am pleased with how they have turned out.

Here's the first one

And the second

 The Third

All embellishments are fro my stash, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Ribbon from my stash.

Well that's it for now.

Have a good evening all. I'm off out now with the hubby for a bite to eat.

Thanks for popping by

Lili of the Valley - a bit floral

Hi all, well i'm back again this morning with a card I made yesterday for another order.

This time I have used on of the wonderful art pad images from lili of the valley. I'm so sad they discontinued these. 

I have used a round die to cut out the topper and matted this onto another die cut. 

Tha papers I have used are from a nitwit collection called butterfly kisses. I have distressed the edges of the papers and cardstock with distress ink.

The flowers I have used are from Wild Orchid Crafts, ribbon and gems are from my stash.. The stamped sentiment was from Crafter's Companion which I have had for many years.

I am entering this card into the following challenges.

Well what can I say about this card that is linked to my trademark style? Well it's bright and it has a hint of glitter on. Well I could say that is my style as I make alot of cards that fit this category. Yes so that's it xx


The Butterflies have been coated in Embossing Powder, and the die cuts have been embossed.

Thanks once again for stopping by


Thursday, 14 July 2016

Popcorn The Bear Floral Card

Hi all, oh dear I've been very absent again from the world of blogging. 

Well I have been creative and you can check out all of my makes over on my facebook page

Today I have completed this card using the lovely Popcorn The Bear Floral CD from Crafter's Companion.

I haven't used this cd for ages but my customer requested flowers and bear, Popcorn sprung to mind straight away.

Well here's my card. Hope you like it.

I have embellished with flowers and butterflies.

Well off now to complete another order. 

Take care all and thanks for stopping by my blog

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Merlot Bracelet in Blue and Silver

Well I've finished a bracelet tonight that I started a few weeks back. It's an Ellad2 pattern called Merlot. 

I have used pearly blue twin beads and silver lined and silver size 11's. 

I'm really happy with how it's turned out :) Here it is: 

Here's a closer look at it:

Right now time for bed. Take care all

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Polkadoodles Wedding Bow Card

Hi all

Well yesterday was one of my dear school friends wedding. I was very grateful to be able to attend and share her special day with her.

I made her a bow card as her wedding card. I just love the design of these cards.

 Side Views

Close up of image


Image and Papers - Polkadoodles Work and Play 9: Love and Kisses
Card stock - Centura Pearl, silver Mirrio
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
Dies, Feather and Glitter - Stash
Bow Template - Sandra's Scrapscapes #91


Polkadoodle Challenge - #41/42 use a die cut
Craft-deebowz  - October Challenge - anything goes, handmade bow
Crafting from the heart - challenge #81
Craft your passion - #283 anything goes
Cuttie Pie Challenges - #92 Pretty in Pink
Ooh la la creations challenges - #191 Pretty in Pink
Sparkle n sprinkle creative challenges - October Challenge use loose glitter, embossing powder, and/or flocking
 Use your stuff - #195 Ribbon
Digichoosday - 41 crafting challenge at Digi Choosday Feeling Sentimental

Well thanks for stopping by. 

I'm off to Glasgow this week with my Mam for 5 nights from tomorrow but will be taking some of my crafty hunkydory chirstmas kits etc with me so I can craft in the hotel room at the night time. Therefore I will be sharing some of my makes during the week with you all so watch this space.

Hugs for Now

xxx Rachel xxx

Friday, 16 October 2015

Today's Stall at Our Local Hospital

Hi all well today we have been at our local hospital with our stall. We've had quite a good day and will be packing up soon. 

Here's a few pictures from the stall set up. 

A selection of baby knitting.

Now some Jewellery

Now a few cards, candles and decopatch items

Well that's it for now. Take care all xx
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