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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


Sunday, 20 March 2011

Sketch Saturday #147

This is my entry for Sketch Saturday this week. 
Bunny Zoe's Crafts are sponsoring the challenge this week and on offer is a £10 voucher for the winner.

This card is for a colleague at work who has just become a Grandmother for the first time, she thought it was never going to happen!!

Card Recipe

Images, Backing Papers and Sentiment - Forever Friends Collectors Edition Triple disc CD-Rom
Pink and White Card Stock - Paper Mill Shop
Silver Card Stock - www.paperandcard.co.uk
Ribbon - Stash
Pearls - Hero Arts
Flower - Prima


Woodware Crafty Edger
Spellbinders - Fancy Tags

Saturday, 19 March 2011

A trio of cards

This first card was made with a download from Crafts u Print. The ballerina's are decoupaged but you can't really tell on the picture. The backing papers are from Funky Hand, Papercraft Factory Craft the Year Away. 

This card is made using the Crafter's Companion Female Hobbies CD. I have followed one of the projects on the CD. I love how this card has turned out. This card was for us to send to one of the girls who works in the sewing room at work who is retiring. 

And this final card is again a download from Crafts U Print and the papers from Funky Hand, Papercraft Factory - Craft the Year Away.

Hope you all have a lovely day on this very sunny day!!

Monday, 7 March 2011

Anniversary Wishes

This is a card I have been asked to make for an order and I must say I love the way it has turned out!!

The sketch I have followed is from Friday Sketchers

I am also entering it into the following challenges


Image - Forever Friends Collectors Edition CD
Papers -- Forever Friends Black and Gold CD
Card Stock - Paper Mill Shop and Stash
Sentiment - Forever Friends Black and Gold CD
Ribbon - Stash
Heart Pearls - Hero Arts
Stickles - Gold
Fabric Heart - www.craftsite.co.uk
Scalloped Oval cut on Craft Rob embossed with Cuttlebug hearts folder
Nellies Heart Die

Oh Baby!!

Hello everyone on this lovely sunny day. It's lovely to see the sun shinning!!

I made this card over the weekend but didn't get around to posting. The sketch I followed was from Mojo Monday 180 however I have missed the deadline for posting due to being slightly late. I love how cute this one looks. The image is a digi stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil and the theme for her current challenge is babies. Therefore I thought the baby Sleepy Sage digi image was appropriate. I have coloured with Copics and Promarkers.

This card is being entered into the following challenges:

Card Recipe

Papers - Crafter's Companion SWALK Vol 2
Card Stock - Paper Mill Shop
Sentiment Stamp - Crafter's Companion Boys and Girls (I Think lol)
Ribbon - Dovecraft
Stickles - Crystal

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog
Hugs Rachel

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Simply 60!!

This was a 60th Birthday Card I made and went along the simple design style.


Cardstock - Crafters Companion Centura Pearl Snow White
Silver Mirror Card - www.paperandcard.co.uk
Gems - Kaiser Silver Rhinestones
Ribbon - Dovecraft
Sentiment - Paper Mill Shop
60 Peel Off - Stash

VW Cammpervan 5x5" Blue tones Wedding Invitation

I have been asked to make another VW invitation sample. This time with a blue theme. They have also supplied their own picture of their Wedding Campervan.

The backing paper is from Crafter's Companion SWALK vol2.

I have also made a coordinating RSVP Card which fits inside the invitation. The address for returning is printed on the rear side.

Thanks for looking

xxx Rachel xxx

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Good Luck Soldier Word Book

This is a card I have made for my Husband's Brother who is going to start his Army Training next week. I have used the Cuddly Buddly Word Book Craft Robo Cuttables download for to make the book pages. Then I printed papers and toppers from The Crafters Companion Male Occupation CD.

I am entering this card into the Scrappy Frogs Challenge as their theme this week is good luck which is very appropriate for this card.
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