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Sunday, 15 October 2017

All dressed up new challenge

Hi everyone

just a quick note to remind you about the all dressed up challenges.  We run the blog one and the FB one, and there are images to be won in each.

Here is my inspiration this month using Christmas penguins found in the Etsy shop here

A nice simple design using some pink petticoat backing papers and die cut snowflakes which were covered with Chloe sparkly princess glitter.  The cuties are coloured with promarkers,


please hop on over to our latest challenge here, or FB which is pink or pearly themed

hope to see you there!

love
Rachael

Saturday, 16 September 2017

All dressed up - September challenge

Hello everyone

I cannot believe its September already, the year has just flown by!

My post is a little late, so sorry about that, life has a habit of getting in the way sometimes!

As its September and the leaves are turning brown, I thought I'd use this cutie in my card called a splash of Autumn colour, and you can find it, and many other gorgeous images in the All dressed up etsy shop

Our blog challenge (click here!) runs until 14th October so plenty of time to get your entries in, and its anything goes for a chance to win three of Wendys' fabulous images.  Our Facebook competition is also on here.  This is for square cards, so a really easy challenge this month.

Here's my inspiration



I did a gatefold card, using some Nitwit digipapers printed onto pearlescent card.  The image is coloured with promarkers and I punched out those flowers in autumn papers too.

Hope you like it!  see you soon with more crafty makes

Rachael
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Tuesday, 22 August 2017

All Dressed up August release

Hello everyone

Just dropping by to share this months new release from the fabulous Wendy.  If you haven't seen the images yet then you're in for a treat.  Check out the blog for DT inspiration with these gorgeous images!

They are all available on Etsy  to purchase.  I used Surfs up for this month


I used a backing paper from a daisy trail digikit, and my tattered lace dies to die cut the card blank and layers

The image was coloured with promarkers and fussy cut out, before being layered up and stuck on, as was the word 'Dude' which is computer generated font.

How cool is he!  I just love this for boys!

I'd like to enter this into:
Cutie pie challenge - for the boys
crafty card makers - under the sea.
crafty calender - shaped cards

Thank you so much for stopping by - I'd really appreciate it if you leave me a message if you land here!

See you soon

Rachael 






Let Christmas commence

Hello everyone

I couldn't resist the new Lili of the valley images that were recently released, both the sentiments and the images were just so cute, I had to have them. I think this Santa maybe my new favourite!

Here's the first of my cards made with them



The background is the postal set of digi stamps.  I placed them randomly to make a background and changed them and the main sentiment to a sepia colour using craft artist.  The image was coloured with promarkers and a little glitter added for the snow. I used a couple of scraps of green for the layers and voila - another Christmas card to add to the pile for December.  

Hope you like it.

I'd like to enter this into:
Christmas with the cuties - favourite Christmas digi (this is definitely  my fav of the new range!)
613 Avenue create - anything goes
A perfect time to craft - anything goes
crafty girls creations - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look - I love to read any comments you write, it makes my day to see I have happy mail!

See you soon
Rachael

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

August All dressed up challenge

Hello everyone

I can't believe its the middle of August already.  I guess it won't be long before my blog is filled with Christmas makes!

It is again time for the All Dressed up challenge, and a fantastic opportunity to win three of Wendy's amazing images.  It always anything goes providing you are using an All dressed up image.  And if you haven't yet brought any, check out our blog as there is a page full of freebies!

There's also our Facebook page with another opportunity to win three images.  This theme is Girlz rule.  Our page is here 




This image is called - the cats whiskers found on Etsy.  This is a really simple card.  I used Craftwork cards backing paper and a plain pink from my stash for the background.  The image required only a little shading, so if you're not a great colourist, this is perfect.   I gave her a big pink bow and beautiful blue eyes, and then cut her out.  Layering the whole thing onto a landscape A5 card. 

Please check out the blog and FB for more inspiration, and especially to check out the new release images.  I'll be back on 22nd with a couple for you! 

I'd like to enter her into:

Thank you sooooo much for droppiong by, I hope you like her!  

See you all soon
Rachael 


Sunday, 13 August 2017

its beginning to look a lot like Christmas.....

Hello everyone


I did say yesterday that it would soon be time to fill my blog with Christmas makes..... and here is the first of many!

This one is a lovely Christmas village scene using creative expressions stamps.

I've stamped them and coloured with promarkers, cut each piece out (the trees took a while!) and then used copious amounts of glitter.  I am covered in it!

I've layered it up on silver mirri for the mat and used a creative expression embossing folder for the background layer.  I've then rough cut hills and used foam pads for dimension.  Layered the village together and glued in place, and I just love the effect!




This last photo is to show the dimension and layering.

I'd like to enter this into:

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - anything goes (without the optional twist I'm afraid)
Imagine that digi stamp - anything goes
Creative fingers - anything goes
Christmas at sweet stamping - anything goes (Christmas)
Crafty creation challenges - anything goes
The Merry Christmas challenge - anything goes

Thanks so much for looking in - please leave me some love - it's so lovely to hear from you.

See you soon
Rachael
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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Shadow Box card.

Hello everyone

While doing a bit of blog hopping I came across a gorgeous blog with some fab pop up cards.  Arte Banale had also done a tutorial for a shadow box card that I took inspiration from.  Link is here



I used a Hunkydory stamp set called pretty princesses and stamped with Stazon.  I coloured them onto watercolour card with clean colour Kuretake markers and a water brush.

The background layer was water-coloured with tumbled glass distress ink, and I used a 'Joy' die of clouds too (although it is difficult to see them behind the castle!)

I then layered them up onto the tabs inside the card for dimension.  Sorry about the shadows on the photos, I couldn't get a good shot without the flash, which meant I had shadows behind....

The good thing about this card is that it folds flat into a 6 x 6 envelope for posting.  I just loved making it!

I hope you like it too.

I'd like to enter this into:
Polkadoodles - anything goes
C.R.A.F.T - anything goes
creative knockouts - cards for a child
Daydream Challenges - anything goes
Crafty creations - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and especially for any messages you leave.  I love to read them all.

See you soon!
Rachael





Sunday, 23 July 2017

New releases part two July 2017

Hello everyone

If you haven't yet seen the new releases at all dressed up - now is your chance and let me tell you, you will not be disappointed!

Yet again, they are incredible images! and they are all available in the etsy store right now!


My inspiration for you this month was using mermaid kisses.  The font in the background is a little project my friend had written and I asked her permission to use.  Thanks Beth!
The mermaid was coloured with promarkers, and in addition to the sentiment I drew a sketchy line around the edge,  and voila! 


I think this mermaid is one of the most adorable digi stamps I have seen, they are all fab, but there's something mysterious about a mermaid!

Don't forget our anything goes challenge is still running over on our blog, for a chance to win three free images from Wendy.  Our Facebook challenge is themes stars and stripes and you have until 31st July to enter this one.  If your project does have stars and stripes you can also enter the blog for extra chances to win! 

Thanks for stopping by

See you soon
Lots of love
Rachael 

Saturday, 15 July 2017

All dressed up - June challenge

Hello everyone

Its time again for another fantastic 'All Dressed Up' challenge over on our blog.

It's anything goes (using one of Wendy's fabulous images) and there are freebies too if you don't have any.  But entering gives you the chance to win three - yes count them, three images from the Etsy store.

This week I used one of last months new releases.  Its called Flower pots and can be found here in
Etsy



She was coloured using promarkers.  The sentiment is a Woodware set called 'celebrating you' and I used a Honeydo stamp onto patterned paper to make the flower.  The backing papers are Docrafts.

I hope you like her and you're inspired to enter our challenge.

Also on Facebook our current theme is star and stripes, so if you make something that could enter both, you are welcome to do so!

Oh and if you haven't seen the blog, check out the new releases that came out last week - eeekkk they are amazing!

I'd like to enter this into:

Thanks for leaving your messages - it makes reading my email inbox a delight!

See you all soon
Rachael 


Thursday, 22 June 2017

June new releases

Hello everyone

Phew its been a hot one here, as a schedule this post it's soo hot in my craft room the glue is drying before I can stick things together!  Oh well, living in England, I have to make the most of the odd days we get every year that we can actually class as summer days!

Its also very strange because as it is officially the hottest day of the year, I started making Christmas cards today... I know, its still early, but I have a couple of craft fairs this year so I'm making stock to take. I'll try and remember to post some!

Onto the new release.

All the new images from All Dressed up are available on Etsy.  And here they are... they are simply stunning!
Summer Breeze


Flower Pots


New Hair Do


Daddy's Day

I was lucky enough to be given 'New Hair do' and isn't she amazing!  I tried a couple of different cards with her, fussy ones and shabby chic ones, but the best by far was this very clean and simple card.  She is so striking, she didn't need anything else!

I of set her on the page and coloured her using promarkers.  I typed the sentiment using a free font, matted and layered it all and glued together.

I hope you like her!

Please hop over to the blog to check out the other talented DT work, and for further inspiration.  Also on there is details of this months 'anything goes' blog challenge for you to win images, or our Facebook comp is Monochromatic, oh and you can enter both if you wish!

Thanks for stopping by

Rachael
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