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Thursday, 20 June 2013


Good morning all. Happy Thursday.

Things are rather busy here at the moment with quite a bit of DT work and commissions on the go. None of which I can showcase at this time - hence the gaps in posting oops!!

So this morning I decided to drop by with a few ATC's - lovely iddy biddy pieces of artylushesness! 

I love creating these and I belong to several swap groups. Its lovely to receive them each month and see what everyone comes up with based around a single theme.

Earlier this year Clarity launched an ATC club and these are the samples I produced for that.....

Winter.....of course! 
 ......and Romance
Colours of the Garden.... 

....then Springtime in Paris.....mais oui...

...finally Monochrome.

Atc's are a great way to play with new techniques and products and they can take you to whole new dimensions working so confined.

Right I am away to take a friend n his girlfriend on his Birthday trip around the Theatre of dreams!!

Have yourselves a lovely weekend if I don't get chance to pop back before then

Crafty cheers for now :-)




Thursday, 13 June 2013

Alcohol inks......

Good morningly everyone!!

Today I am dropping by with some of the sample from my alcohol inks class. Lovely lovely ladies again! We spent most of the morning playing with techniques and "how to's" so we didn't quite get through everything - oh well we will just have to do a "take 2" ;-)!!

It had been a while since I used alcohol inks but the colours are SO pwetty!! I wont be away so long next time.......

Alcohol inks on everything.....card tiles, shells, paper flowers and mini canvas....(thats given me an this space.......)
Then we went onto romantic backgrounds and using up waste/test pieces there were lots n lots of flutterbies.....

Hope you like!! Dont forget  to drop by and say Hi - I love hearing from you all!!

Crafty cheers for now



Saturday, 8 June 2013

Blue Blue day and frame by frame........

Blue blue day,
Oh frame by frame
Drawing stories on the walls
 Sinking seconds away..........

Morning everyone!! Today I have mostly been inspired by the glorious weather we are having.....Firstly with Art Journey's fabulous stamps, pan pastels, acrylics and alcohol inks.....

.....and then my new "favourite" Clarity stamps the Lesson 18 kit!! I actually made a notelet set of 5 different monochrome colour's blue,red,green,purple and orange. There was nearly a major minor mishap when the shaving foam was picked up instead of the hairspray to fix the pastels on this one!!! Off to specsavers lol!!!

Have a great weekend in this wonderful sunshine!!! I am off to collect a few rays......

Crafty Cheers for now




Thursday, 6 June 2013

Its a beautiful Creative day...

Good morning Everyone! 

I hope you are all enjoying this fabulous sunshine?? It certainly makes you feel a whole lot better about things doesn't it :-) Today I am finishing prep for my class tomorrow on Alcohol inks I'd forgotten what fabby things you can create with them!!

However first I thought I would share with you a couple of my samples from my recent articles for creative stamping/cardmaking. I was so honoured to be asked to do the articles and I had great fun - sometimes all you need is a nudge in the right direction to remind you how great an "old" technique or product is. We are always so quick to "move on" to the next big thing!!

First up from the fabulous Clarity stable is this bright summery offering...

and the second is also from the same article on kiss stamping. I love the simplicity of this design but also the "romantic" feel to the flowers - great on a wedding card too!!

Finally for today a card from the creative stamping piece using their free stamps and the foiling technique.

....very appropriate for this week!!

I hope you like these cards - thanks for checking in - Dont forget to say Hi :-) 

Have a great day!

Crafty cheers for now

Love Rae


Saturday, 1 June 2013

Ring O' Roses - its Challenge Time.

Good morning everyone!!!

WOW WOW and again WOW!

What another fantastic response to last months Clarity Challenge!! There are so many super talented people out there! Congratulations to you all :-)

Well its the 1st again (although summer has still yet failed to download!!) so its time for a brand new challenge over at the Clarity BLOG 

This month its all about Mr and Mrs - all kinds of weddings and anniversaries. Time to dig out the old romantics in you :-) !! 

I used a whole host of stamps on this months card, the small rosecarriage as seen on tv,
 Health, Wealth, happiness and the medium and small lamp posts. I used the Splodgeaway Heart the lot mask to create a subtle background with the sentiment and then I created a frame by masking, repeat stamping and embossing in Wow bridal embossing powder. After cutting the frame out I water coloured the roses using Tumbled Glass distress stain. The main image is simple stamping using the different sized lamposts to create perspective. The die cut wedding bands are from Marieanne.

This design could be easily adapted to a Christmas or winter scene by switching the roses for snowflakes and the sentiment for a seasonal one

Well I hope this gives you some inspiration and good luck with this months Challenge!!
 I am off to put the kettle on and get ready for Clarity on the telly

Have a great weekend everyone

Crafty cheers for now

Love Rae