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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


Saturday, 31 March 2012

My Time to Craft–Make it an Easel

Hi all

Well this weeks challenge over on My Time To Craft is to make an easel card.
I must say the DT have made a great lot of cards so why not pop over and check them out.


On for my card, I have used my Debbi Moore Art Deco Galaxy CD for this one.
Just love this image. I have used the decoupage sheet which I have layered up using Collall Glue Gel from Crafter’s Companion. This is matted onto some glitter card. Papers are from the cd. I have also printed one of the design sheets and created an embellishment for the bottom section of the card.


The ribbon strips on the design sheet I have mounted onto gold mirror card and attached these onto the main section before adding my main image.


The flowers are from Hobby Craft and I have sprayed these with gold spray and sparkle from Crafter’s Companion.

Finally I have added gold pearls and platinum stickles for added glitz.

Thanks for looking and I hope you stop by the My Time To Craft Challenge blog and enter.

Hugs and Happy Crafting


Saturday, 17 March 2012

Mojo Monday #232 meets Paintbox Poppets


My second post of today is another Paintbox Poppets card. I am in love with these adorable characters!!! This card I am entering into the Mojo Monday Challenge #232.
The image is a Reddy die cut decoupage from Crafter’s Companion.

Card Recipe

Backing Papers – Paintbox Poppets, Crafter’s Companion
Card Base – Scalloped 8x8
Matts – Silver Pearl
Embossed card – Core’dinations Crafter’s Companion using Darcie Embossing Folder Border Scroll with Bird
Ribbon and Pearls – Ribbon Box
Flowers and crystal stem– Wild Orchid Crafts

As always thanks for stopping by
xxx Rachel xxx

Paintbox Poppets Mother’s Day Card


This is my first make with the wonderful new range from Crafter’s CompanionPaintbox Poppets.
I have used the Reddy Die Cut Decoupage and it’s so lovely to work with. I have decoupaged the image using Collall Glue Gel.

The base card is an 8x8 scalloped card I have matted onto this some kraft card and then chosen 2 backing papers from the Paintbox Poppets cd rom.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and pearls are from the Ribbon Box.
I have added a ribbon strip which I have punched with my new Martha Stewart double-edge punch – Linked Trim, I have used a ribbon from the Ribbon Box within this.
Finally I have used a Happy Mother’s Day Sentiment stamp from Lili of the Valley.

Thanks for stopping by
xxx Rachel xxx

Friday, 16 March 2012

Humprey’s Corner Birthday Card


Hi all this card I have made for my Cousin’s Daughter’s 3rd Birthday.
I coloured this image back in February when we met up with the Girls From our Crafter’s Companion FB Group. I was really pleased with my colouring and it looks good on the card too. I’m getting there with my shading techniques. The colouring medium I have used is my Spectrum Noir Pens I just love these pens they are so easy to use!!
I have used papers from the 1st Humprey CD from Crafter’s Companion. The Humprey’s Corner Range from Crafter’s Companion is just so cute!!!

Thanks for stopping by again


Tuesday, 13 March 2012

My first My Time To Craft DT Card - Doilies and Flowers

Hi all as you may have been aware from a previous post I was chosen to join the wonderful DT along at My Time to Craft. I am so grateful to have been given this position and will be inspired to create many much needed cards for my family and friends as well as those to sell. 

After having been notified on Sunday I had been given this position I got straight onto making my first DT card before going out for my last night shift. This is the card I have made.

 I have made this card for an order I had. The customer wanted a Mother's Day card and she wanted a butterfly and floral theme. The brief for the challenge this time was perfect for this card. I have used backing papers and embelishments from the Crafter's Companion Strawberry Kisses CD. The stamped image is from Dimension Forth and I have coloured this with spectrum noir pens which was stamped onto neenah card stock. Matts are coordinations from the brights section. I have added Tim Holtz distress ink to the backing papers and neenah once I had coloured the image. I added floral details and stickles to complete the card.

So what you waiting for? Why not pop over to My Time to Craft now and join in with the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by
xxx Rachel xxx

Monday, 12 March 2012

Dutch Spiral Necklace

Hi all I’d like to share with you all a necklace I have made.


All of the supplies to make this necklace are from Rosarama Beadcraft in Crawcrook, Tyne and Wear, NE40 4LZ.

I have used 4mm cubes and 3 colours of size 11 seed beads.

I am really pleased with how this necklace has turned out. Watch this space for a black and red variation!!!

Thanks for stopping by again.

Hugs Rachel

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Ooooohhhh I'm soooo excited!!!

I have just found out I have been selected to join the DT for the My Time to Craft Blog!!!

I am so excited and so privilaged to have been asked to join. This is my first DT post and am really looking forward to the position!!!

Looking forward to creating cards with their inspirational challenges to share with you all.

Happy Crafting

xx Rachel xx
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