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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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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

www.facebook.com/rachelscardsandcrafts

Thanks for stopping by

Hugs
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

Friday, 5 August 2016

Magnolia wedding sparkle and in flight

Hi all

Well what a busy few weeks i've had. I haven't been blogging but I have certainly been creating.

I spent  most of a week making things for my sister's wedding.. I am going to share quite a few photo's of them in this post. I have also attended a crafty workshop at Chloe's Creative Cards, made a Wedding Memory Candle, as well as a 1st Wedding Anniversary Frame and a baby plaque. Photos all to follow in separate posts. Then I have had some very busy days at my work as well as a shopping trip followed by the theater to see Chicago. Wow when you see it all written down you realise how busy you have been. Oh and how can I forget. I also was bridesmaid at my sister's wedding, lol.

Well then now for the photo's of my sister's wedding items.

1st I want to share with you the card I made for her. I must say I am really pleased with how this has turned out and my sister loved it too.

Full card view


Close up of floral detail


 Close up of embellishment detail


Hand Coloured magnolia stamped image.



And another view of the completed card.



Card Recipe

Stamped Image - Magnolia Bride and Groom
Colouring medium - spectrum noir pencils
Flowers - wild orchid crafts
Embelishments - wild orchid crafts and stash
Gems and Pearls - Stash
Embossing Powders - Wow Platinum and Frantage
Ribbon - Stash
Distress ink
Butterfly Die

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The next make I would like to share with you is a heart I made for my sister to carry on her big day. 




Recipe

MDF Heart Blank - The MDF Man
Card stock - Centura Pearl
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Butterfly Die
Ribbon - Berrisfords
Gem's Stash
Embossing Powder - Wow Platinum, Frantage
Distress Ink


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Next I made a word art frame for her.







Recipe

Flowers and Swirls - Stamps by Chloe Large and Small Jewel Flower, Everyday Folliage.
Butterfly Paper - Chloe's Creative Cards
Butterfly Die
Gems - Stash
Wow embossing powder
Box Frame


Well I hope you like and I am pleased you have been able to stop by my blog.

Thank You again

Rachel


Saturday, 16 July 2016

Cocktail Sparkle and Fizz 30th Birthday

Hi all

Today I have been busy making a 30th Birthday card for an order.

One of the things the recipient likes is cocktails so I thought that Chloe's Creative Cards Cocktail stamp range and her glitter was perfect for the job.



The card blank measure 8x8" and is very sparkly. You can see a bit of the sparkle in the photo but not as much as in real life. 

I hope you like. Right now I best go get ready to pick up the hubby from his friends.

Take care all. Thanks once again for stopping by.

 



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