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Ashington, Northumberland, United Kingdom
I am 34, 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


Friday, 16 June 2017

Time Traveler Father's Day

Hi All

I'm back again with another make for you. 

Another card made with Sheen Douglass's Time Traveler collection.

This one I've made for my Dad for Father's Day.

I have created a background with the clock stamp and coloured in using aqua pens and a gold pen. I the die cut one of the clock faces and a cog. These have been attached the the background over one of the clocks with a brad. I added some gold gilding wax onto the clock face before attaching. I have used a matt of black card and then attached this onto a square card base. 

The image I coloured with my spectrum noir pencils. I then cut this out on my scan and cut and shaped and mounted onto the card with glue gel. 

Thank very much for stopping by.


Thursday, 15 June 2017

Altered Vase

This is a vase I have altered using black pebeo gesso and gilding wax. 

I won the bottle on a tombola last year and it wasn't my usual style however I decided to alter it and make it more to my tastes by painting it and adding silver gilding wax to it. I have left it mat but I am considering spraying it with the spray and shine.

Thant's it for now with this post. 

Thanks Rachel

Mermaid Frame

Hello All

I'm back again,

This time to share a frame with you that I have created for my Niece. 
The image was coloured in using my Spectrum Noir markers using the May 17 Markers Class from Kit and Clowder. This is the first one of their classes I've done and I was overall I was quite happy with it but I know a few areas where I could improve.

Right then here's the coloured image. 

The image is by Conie Fong and you can purchase them on Etsy. She has lots of other lovely images to choose from.

Right then now for the completed frame.

The frame started as a white frame which I painted with black gesso and then once dry added colour to it using dyna paints from pebeo and then some silver gilding wax. I then sprayed the frame to form a protective coating with Spray and Shine from Crafter's Companion. 

I love how it have turned out and hope that my niece will too. 

Right I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:

Well that's it for this post.

Take Care
Thanks for stopping by


Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Steampunk Birthday

Hi all

Well there seems to be a bit of a theme with my posts at the minute. Since my last post yet again I've had another hospital admission with my abdominal pain. I'm waiting on further investigations to try to find out what is happening. Therefore i've been doing lots of resting at home and have enjoyed doing more colouring. One of the images I've coloured I have managed to make into a card this morning. 

Here was the image as coloured. 

This image is by Sheena Douglass, she is part of the Time Traveler collection.  

Now for the finished card

 Well I am going to enter this into the following challenges

Well that's it for this post. I'll be back later with another post or two.


Wednesday, 7 June 2017

A few more cards

Hi all

I'm back sharing a few more cards. Since my last post unfortunately I ended up with another hospital admission and this time it took me a little while before I felt well enough to be able to do some more crafting. The first two cards I made before being unwell last Monday and Tuesday (then I became unwell and didn't get posted) and then the final two I have made today. 

Well here they are

Card 1

This first card is another of the my bestie images I coloured and had to make into a card.

I added a bit of sparkle onto it and some gem embellishments. 

Card 2

This card features a Sheena Douglas stamp which I coloured with my Spectrum Noir Aqua markers. I'm pleased with how she turned out.
The Backing is made from a CRafter's Companion Rose Embossing folder and I used the faux leather technique on it. Adding various distress inks and some gold guilding wax.
Card 3

This card features one of the new Donna Ratcliffe Stamps from Crafter's Companion. Coloured with Spectrum Aqua Markers again. I'm quite pleased with how it's turned out. 

Card 4

 Again featuring one of Donna's new stamps and coloured with aqua markers and the background is also created with the aqua markers and glycerine. 

Well that's it for now. 

Hopefully I will be able to post each card as I make from now on.


xxx Rachel xxx

Monday, 29 May 2017

Some crafty colouring relaxing

Hi all well I had a break from crafting the beginning of the year and I have been concentrating on a new healthy and active lifestyle so have been spending most of my spare time in the gym. I have also given up making my plaques and things made to order on ebay and etsy and decided that I wanted to get my crafts back as more of a hobby and more enjoyable when I do have some spare time. I felt like I was working to much to deadlines and the fun and relaxation of crafting had just gone.

Unfortunately I have been unwell with my chest this past week and have spent some time in hospital. Well I thought that as I am resting up at the minute I would do a spot of colouring/crafting. I have had loads of digital images in a box printed and waiting for colouring so they were ready to hand which was very convenient. I set myself up in front of the tv, with my tray and Spectrum Noir Pencils, feet up and set off colouring a range of images. Once I had coloured a few and felt in the mood, I decided I would venture into the abandoned craft room and make some cards.

I have actually missed making cards and have really enjoyed making these 3 so far. I have also decided that saying I have made some cards for fun I would also enter some blog challenges. I will add details of each challenge under each individual card.

Well here goes for the first one

This card I have used a saturated canary image.

This card uses a backing paper from nitwit's and I have added black cardstock, silver glitter card (embossed with my dots folder), some ribbon, a diecut bunting which I added guilding wax to and then a stamped sentiment. I have added glossy accents and stickles to the image to make it pop. Finally finished with some gems.

Challenge Entries


Card No 2

This time for a My Besties image from Sherri Baldy. 
The backing for this card I have created using my Spectrum Aqua Pens. I then have added some stamped embossed details and some glitter around the edges. Additional details are an embossed butterfly panel with a ribbon and bow detail, A die cut gilded butterfly. Finished with stickles glitter glue and gems and a diamante cluster on the bow.

Challenge Entries


Finally Card Number 3

This card features the very cute Jolly from Teddy Bo. 
Papers are from Nitwit collections and sentiment is from my stash. I have added some card candy and brad details on the card to give it more of a masculine feel and of course I have added some glossy accents to his eyes and the little heart. 

 Challenge Entries

Well thank you all for stopping by. Hope you enjoy my creations.
I have 3 more images coloured and will be back to share my cards when completed so watch this space.

Bye For now


Wednesday, 14 December 2016

A few Sparkly Christmas Cards

Well as promised yesterday here are a few christmas cards I have made recently. They have all been made using Stamps from Chloe's Creative Cards.

Hope You like

Thank You For stopping by once again.
Merry Christmas

xxx Rachel xxx

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Oh Dear, Oh Dear, Oh Dear!!!!

Ooops I've been absent again from the world of blogging. But not from the world of crafting.

Here's a selection of what i've been upto!!!

This first one is a 1st wedding anniversary frame I was asked to make. 

 Next we have a baby birth plaque

This next project was a box I was asked to make for one of my colleagues to give to her best friend to ask her to be her maid of honor.

This one is a wedding countdown plaque

This next one is one of my latest projects for an order. 
A baby birth word art frame.
How cute is it!!!!

 Embellishments are all hand stamped, glittered and coloured stamps from Chloe's Creative Cards

Well that's it for now. I promise I will be back soon with a selection of Christmas Cards I have made.

More of my makes can be found on my Facebook Page at


Thanks for stopping by

xx Rachel 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
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