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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


Monday, 13 August 2012

Paintbox Poppets Winter Collection Blog Hop!!

Well I have a wonderful blog hop to share with you.

As you know the wonderful Crafter’s Companion are launching a Christmas/Winter addition to the Paintbox Poppets range on Friday!! I have to tell you it’s just delicious.

So in great Crafter’s Companion spirit they are offering a prize of the Winter Collection CD. So how can you win this I here you ask?

Through an inspirational blog hop!!

Through the week the DT will be posting lots of lovely samples that’ll give you all lots of nice things to look at.

Then you have to go to the News blog and leave a comment saying what has inspired you throughout the blog hop.

A comment will be picked at random to win the new Paintbox Poppets Winter Collection CD-ROM, on the Friday morning at 9am.

If you have arrived at my blog first then you need to go back to the beginning and start at the news blog and then follow the blog hop in the correct order.

If you have followed the hop well i’m last on the list so you now need to go to the news blog and leave your comment!!

Good luck

I will be back to share more inspiration just soon but for now check out this cute decoupage from the Winter Collection.


Beaded Jewellery Challenges #6–Multistrands

Hi all

I have another challenge to share with you over on beaded jewellery challenges. This challenge is to create something with multistrands.

Here’s my creation


I have used Semi Precious beads, crystals and silver pearls.

I love the effect of this one.

Why not pop by and check out the challenge.

Gotta dash

Take care


Sunday, 12 August 2012

Mullberry and Die’sire sneaks

Well today I have a couple of sneak peaks for you of the wonderful new ranges being launched by the one and only Crafter’s Companion. The first one is another of the wonderful Mullberry Wood’s Stamped card.


This one I have used 2 papers from the CD and matted these onto core’dinations card stock. I have taken one of my Marriane dies and cut out a matt for the stamped image to sit on. I distressed the edges of the matt to show the red core coming through.

I have stamped the image onto Neenah Card Stock and coloured with Spectrum Noir pens.

Finally I added a ribbon detail, some gems and glitter.

The base card is a 6x6 scallope.


My next card is a Die’sire sample.


I have used the cute Morehead’s Wedding image for this card, stamped onto Neenah Card Stock and coloured once again using Spectrum Noir Pens. I sprayed the image with pink Spray and Sparkle.

To complete the card I have used backing papers from the CD and matt and layered using core’dinations card stocks. I have used the Ornamental Flower Frame and corners to add details, Along with some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and stickles glitter glue.


Remember that the POD for the Mullbery wood stamps is launching at 9pm on Tuesday over on Ideal World and the Die’sire show is on 19th August on Create and Craft. Hope you have time to watch some of the shows.

Bye for now

Hugs Rachel

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Fancy a trip down Mulberry Woods?

Hi all, well the wonderful Crafter’s Companion are launching 6 more brand new stamps for the Christmas Mulberry Wood range. It will be POD on Tuesday over on Ideal World.
I have made a few samples and here’s one of them.
This first one is of the cute Santa going town the chimney. Isn’t he just adorable. I have coloured this with Spectrum Noir pens on Neenah card Stock. The base card is a scalloped 8x8 and I have used two papers from the Mulberry Wood CD taken into the colouriser and printed in this lovely blue tone. Next I matted all of the different layers onto the Core’dinations card stock.
I finally added finishing touches with  a ribbon bow and some snowflakes, along with one of the sentiments from the stamp plate.
Check back tomorrow for another sneak peak from me.
Hugs Rachel

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Die’sire Sneak Peak No 2

Have you seen that the Die’sire dies are now available on the Crafter’s Companion Website.

Check out the wonderful offers


Also until Sunday evening to celebrate their USA Birthday you can get double points on all purchases on the website and 25% off their USA product range. Crafter’s Companion are just Fab aren’t they?


Well onto another sneak peak from me.

This one’s a hanging Christmas decoration.


I have used the Mulberry wood CD for this one.


I cut out three of the embellishments from the CD and sprayed them with Gold Spray and Sparkle. These were then matted onto some gold Glitter Card which I cut using the Ornamental Flower Frame


Sorry for the poor photo on this one.

Next I joined the three panels together with some ribbon.


Finally I added some stickles glitter to the ribbon.

Hope you like



Monday, 6 August 2012

Diesire to be enlightened?

Oooh hi all. Some of you may already be aware but the wonderful Crafter’s Companion are releasing some brilliant Dies of their own on the 19th August on Create and Craft. There’s some fab designs. I have had the privilege to be working with the following two sets of dies.


There just fab and I’m sure you will like all of the other sets too.

I have made various different samples using the wonderful licenced ranges from Crafter’s Companion. The first sample I am going to be showing you is made using the Moreheads CD.

This sample is a decorative Candle.


I just love this sweet image from the cd. I have printed onto tissue paper and applied to the candle using the greaseproof paper and heat gun method.

Next I have used some core’dinations card stock and the border die and ran these through my Grand Calibur. I have used the off cut as a border along the top and then the main decorative piece along the bottom, edged with some ribbon.

I created a base for the candle using a circle which I have cut on my ecraft and then the scalloped die which I then distressed using the Sand it tool.

Finally I added stickles glitter and flowers to the candle for decoration.

I will pop back over the next couple of weeks with more of my samples.

For now that’s all. Why not check out some of the other DT’s blogs for more of there wonderful samples!!!

Happy Crafting

xxx Rachel xxx

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