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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

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Monday, 7 December 2009

Forever Friends You're Expecting Pregnancy Congratulations Card

This is a card I was asked to make for someone who's friend had just found out she was expecting after having IVF treatment. I made her this special easel style card. I am loving this style of card at the minute!

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Card Ingredients:

  • Papers: Forever friends 6x6 paper pad
  • Card Stock: Stash
  • Stamps: Forever Friends Baby Clothes Line, New Arrival.
  • Brads: Stash
  • Gems: Papermania
  • Peel offs: Craft Creations
  • Ribbon: Dovecraft
  • Text: Computerised using Word
These are two cards I was asked to make for one of my colleagues. He had a male relation who was graduating and he was in his 40's, so didn't want anything too fusy. I found these two images on my Hallmark Greeting Factory Deluxe CD and thought they were appropriate.

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Vet's 50th Birthday

This is a card I was asked to make for a 50th Birthday for a Vet. I decided to go for an image and papers from one of Joanna Sheen's cd's (Sorry Can't remember which on it was now).

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Messy Rabbit Christening Card

This again was for an order I made last month. It was for a 14th Month little boy who was getting Christened. I decided to use my Messy Rabbit Cd.


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Card Ingredients:

  • Image and Backing Papers: Joanna Sheen Messy Rabbit CD
  • Letters: Printed on paper from Crafters Companion CD (can't remember which sorry) using Crafters Companion Cute Companion Letter Outlines.
  • Buttons: Stash
  • Sentiment Peel Off: Stash
  • Card Stock: Stash

Best Wishes Card

This is a card I was asked to make for a colleague who's irish lodger was moving on. I used a sketch from Friday Sketchers a few weeks ago but didn't get chance to post on my blog.

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Inside:

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Card Ingredients:

  • Stamped image: Received from a swap
  • Backing Papers: Bearly Mine Desiger extreme cd
  • Flower: Petaloo
  • Ribbon: Dovecraft
  • Card Stock: Stash
  • Gems: Papermania
  • Peel Off Sentiment: Stash

VW Campervan Christmas Double Pop Out Card

This is a card I made a little while back for an order. One of my School Friends had seen the card I made for the wedding which used the VW Campervans and asked if I could make a christmas card with the same style.

This is the card I came up with:

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Card Ingredients:


  • Backing Papers: Bearly Mine Extreme
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  • Sentiment: Computerised using Word.
  • Cardstock: Stash
  • Bows: Stash
  • Tools: Cuttlebug, Dots embossing folder, Crafter's Comapnion Ultimate Pro

It's a Crafter's Companion Challenge #12

Hi everyone here's my card For this fortnights challenge. I asked everyone to use the following sketch and recipie.

  • Stamping
  • Different fold i.e not basic square or a5/6
  • Red and Green
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This is the card I have made:

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Card Ingredients:
  • Backing Paper: Crafters Companion Popcorn the Bear Cosy and Warm CD
  • Stamp: Popcorn Angel Wishes
  • Sentiment: From the Daisy and Dandelion Backing papers and Sentiment collection pad.
  • Cardstock: Stash
  • Bows: Stash
  • Colouring Medium: Copic Markers
  • Tools: Nestabilities and Cuttlebug

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

It's a Crafter's Companion Sketch 10 and 11 Cards

Hi everyone, sorry I haven't been around lately posting on my blog, just had a mad 2 weeks with work, homelife and making orders. I haven't even had 5 minutes to update my blog with any cards etc. Therefore I am now updating with the last 2 cards from the it's a crafter's companion blog.

Challenge 10

Rachel  - 10

Challenge 11

11 - Rachel

Hopefully will be on in the next few days to put some of the pictures on of my recent cards.

Monday, 26 October 2009

IACCCB - Challenge 9- Yvonnes Sketch

This is my card for the It's a Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog. Yvonne designed the sketch. I love this sketch as it is a little bit different.

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And my card

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I have used the Popcorn Birthday CD for this one.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

It's a Crafter's Companion Blog - Challenge 8 - Rachel's Sketch

Hi everyone well I eventually got on to post this, my internet has being playing up again, crashing and going off line all together. I have been trying since sunnday to get this done!!! Well here it is eventually. I designed the sketch this time, simple but easy to work with in my opinion and we have had some great DT cards this time for challenge 8, can't believe we are on #8 already on the blog.

Well this was the sketch

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And my card

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I'm not to sure about this one though. I needed a card for an older ladies birthday but now wish I had made it on a 8x8" rather than a5 card base. I have used the vintage florals cd for this card.

Hugs Rachel xx

Friday, 9 October 2009

Sketch and Stash Challenge 20


My entry for the Sketch and Stash Challenge this week is a thank you card I had for an order. My stash item is a shabby princess paper download which I haven't used for a while.
Recipe:
  • Card: Red - Paper Mill Shop; Silver - everycraftsapound.co.uk
  • Paper: Shabby Princess Sweet Sprinkles
  • Stamped Image: Daisy and Dandelion
  • Peel Offs: Stash
  • Bow: Stash
  • Tools: Nestabilites, Cuttlebug

Inspirational Card Sketches #37


This is the card I have made for this weeks Inspiration Card Sketches Challenge #37

Card Recipe:
  • Paper's: Crafts Beautiful Download
  • Card: Pink - Paper Mill Shop; Silver Mirror Card - everycraftsapound.co.uk
  • Flowers - Petaloo
  • Ribbon: Dovecraft
  • Peeloffs: Stash
  • Tools: Cuttlebug; Nestabilities

A few cards from the past week

A Few cards I have made in the past week. Just not had chance to post on here.
Card Recipe:
  • Backing Paper: Willow Digitals
  • Image: Hallmark card studio deluxe
  • Ribbon: Dovecraft
  • Gems: Stash
  • Card: White Hammered - Paper Mill Shop; Silver Mirror - everycraftsapound.co.uk

Card Recipe:

  • Papers and Topper: Joanna Sheen Jayne Netley Mayhew CD
  • Card Stock: Navy/Pale Blue - Paper Mill Shop; Silver Mirror - everycraftsapound.co.uk
  • Peel offs: Stash


Card Recipe:
  • Card: White Hammered - Paper Mill Shop; Silver Holographic - Stash
  • Papers: Forever Friends Paper Pad
  • Peel Offs: Stash
  • Ribbon: Dove Craft


Card Recipe:

  • Image: Crafters Companions Cute Companions Indor Stories CD.
  • Stamps: Cute Companions
  • Colouring Medium: Water Colour Pencils
  • Card: White Hammered - Paper Mill Shop; Silver Mirror - everycraftsapound.co.uk
  • Bow: Stash

Card Recipe:

  • Papers: Crafter's Companion Cute Companions Indoor Stories CD
  • Stamps: Cute Companions
  • Thread: Stash
  • Card: White - Paper Mill Shop; Silver Mirror - everycraftsapound.co.uk
  • Bow: Stash
  • Colouring Medium: Water Colour Pencils


Card Recipe:

  • Paper: Bearly Mine Extreme
  • Card: Pink - Paper Mill Shop; Silver Mirror - everycraftsapound.co.uk
  • Stamped image - Joanna Sheen Messy Rabbit
  • Jems: Papermania
  • Ribbon: Dovecraft


Card Recipe:

  • Paper: Bearly Mine Extreme Cd
  • Card Stock: Pink - Paper Mill Shop; Silver Mirror - everycraftsapound.co.uk
  • Stamped image: Daisy and Dandelion
  • Colouring medium: Watercolour pencils
  • Peel offs: Craft Creations
  • Gems: Papermania

Card Recipe:

  • Card: Pink - Paper Mill Shop; Silver Mirror: everycraftsapound.co.uk
  • Paper: Crafters Companion Papercrafts Cd
  • Image - Stamping Bella Cuppacake a bella
  • Colouring Medium - Watercolour pencils
  • Bows: Stash

Thanks as always for looking.

Hugs

Rachel xxxxx

Friday, 2 October 2009

Elegant Wedding

Well I think that this card looks very elegant. I have made this for everyone to sign at work for one of our x-collegues who is getting married next Sunday.

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Recipe:

Friday Sketchers #72

Well hello everyone. This is my entry for Friday Sketchers this week. My Sister asked me to do a wedding card for her friend and the sketch was perfect for this.

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I am really pleased with how this card has turned out and my sister loved it too.

Recipe:
  • Papers and Image: Cuddly Buddly
  • Card: Cream Pearl - Stash; Silver Mirror - www.everycraftsapound.co.uk
  • Sentiment Stamp: Cuddly Buddly
  • Glitter Peel Offs: Papermania

Monday, 28 September 2009

It's a Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog - Challenge 7 - Beccy's Sketch

Well this is the card I have made for the It's a Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog his time.
Beccy has designed the sketch this time as it is her last challenge with us as a guest designer.


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Recipe:

  • Paper and Toppers: Crafter's Companion Flower Fairies CD1 - Almond Blossom
  • Card Stock: Paper Mill Shop
  • Gems: Stash
  • Tools: Cuttlebug; Nestabilities.

Why not pop over and check out the challenge blog for yourself?

Friday, 25 September 2009

Love and Romance Anniversary Cute Companions

This is the Card I have made for my parents' 35th anniversary on Monday.

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Recipe:
  • Papers and Inserts: Bearly Mine Designer Extreme 1 and Designer Inserts Extreme
  • Card: Paper Mill and everycraftsapound.co.uk
  • Stamps: Cute Companions Romance Stamp Set by Jayne Nestorenko by Crafter's Companion
  • Colouring Medium: WHSmith Watercolour Pencils.
  • Flowers: Petaloo
  • Brads: Dovecraft
  • Bows: Stash

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Crafts 4 Eternity Sketch #49

Crafts 4 Eternity Sketch 49

This is the card I have made this morning for the Crafts 4 Eternitt Sketch #49. But however when I have just gone to post on their website I relised it was last weeks sketch. Oh well, lol I am loosing track of the date as the year is flying by so fast!!!

Recipe:
  • Papers: Funky Hand - Yule be funky CD
  • Stamp: Cuddly Buddly - Robbie Walking
  • Card Stock: Blue and white - Paper Mill Shop; Blue Holographic - Stash
  • Colouring Medium: Dove Craft Dual Brush Markers
  • Tools: Cuttlebug snowflakes a2 embossingfolder; Cuttlebug snowflakes cut and emboss.
  • Gems: Dovecraft

Friday Sketchers #70

I made this card on friday using the Friday Sketchers #70 Sketch but didn't get round to posting on my blog.

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Recipe:
  • Papers: Funky Hand - Yule be Funky CD
  • Card Stock: White - Paper Mill Shop; Silver - everycraftsapound.co.uk
  • Stamp: received in stamp swap
  • Sentiment: Stash
  • Colouring Medium: WHSmith Watercolour pencils.
  • Tools: FISKARS Border Punch - Scalloped Lace; Cuttlebug snowflake cut and emboss; Nestabilities.
  • Brad: Dovecraft

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Moving Along With the Times Challenge #11

This is my card for the Moving Along with the Times Challenge #11 this week. Again I have used my Daisy and Dandelion Christmas Collection as I just love these little cuties!!!

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The recipe for this card is the same as my daisy and dandelion card below. However this time I have also used my nestabilities.

Inspirational Card Sketches #34

This is the card I made yesterday for the Inspirational Card Sketches #34.

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Recipie

  • Image: Daisy and Dandelion Christmas Coloured Sticker
  • Papers: Daisy and Dandelion Christmas Collection A4 Paper Pack A winter's tale
  • Card Stock: Red - Paper Mill Shop; Gold Mirror - everycraftsapound.co.uk
  • Bow: From my stash
  • Brads: From my stash

so that's one more Christmas card down....................about another 100 to go lol

Hugs Rachel

ABC DT Call

Well on the lookout for my next challenge I called onto the ABC blog and found that they are changing their challenges to fortnightly and also that the team are looking for new DT members to join them. This is what the info on their blog says:

"Important news -From now on the ABC Challenge will be fortnightly.

This week we are taking a break from the alphabet as we are holding a design team call.

Unfortunately both Dawn and Cathy (whom help set up the challenge blog with Vicky) have stood down due to family commitments. I would like to thank them for the work they have put into the blog and also the wonderful cards they have produced for us. I hope that they will continue to join in the challenges and know that a place is here for them should they wish to rejoin the design team at any point.

We are looking for new members for the team, if you would like to join please do the following:

1. Post about this on your blog and link it back.
2. Choose your 3 favourite cards and add them to the post.

Please show in these cards what you determine your style to be.

Please note this is a 6 month post to be extended if you and the team are happy with your work. You must be prepared to comment on at least a 1/3 of all entrants and have your card ready to be posted 24 hours before the challenge goes live. We have the topics prepared for the rest of the alphabet so it is ok to prepare in advance.

The winners will be announced in 2 weeks time, when the alphabet will continue with E."

Well my style can vary depending on mood and occassion etc. So these three cards show my style on the whole:

Card 1:

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Card 2:

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Card 3:

Just BD and xmas cards #37

Just Birthday and xmas #37

Right then, that's my three so hope they are a good selection to show what I can do.

Good luck to everyone else who is joining in too.

Rachel xx

Monday, 14 September 2009

VW Campervan Wedding

This is a card I have been asked to do for a wedding on Saturday. The happy couple are using VW Camper vans for their wedding transport. This is something very unique to me as hadn't heard of it but there is a company who specialises in this form of transport for special occassions. This is their website.

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I was asked to include pictures of the Camper vans on the card. Well I decided to make an A4 double pop out card. As you can see, I have used my cuttlebug to create the embossed pannels using my swiss dots folder and then I have used my nestabilities to house the images of the Camper Vans.

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I also was asked to include their names on the images of the Camper Vans. Paul is using the Red and White Van,

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and Sue the Cream one.

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Inside I have made heart shaped pop outs and from this hung wedding bells. I decorated the pop out section with gems for extra bling too.

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I used my nestabilities again for the greeting. I love using nestablilites as they just give the card something that bit special.

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Thanks for stopping by and checking my blog out.
Hugs
Rachel xxx
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