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Friday, 31 January 2014

It's all about the ATC's......

Good evening all!! 

Sorry it's been a while - those of you on FB may know I had a crafty sale this week and it swallowed up SOoooooooooo much time oops!!

Anyway thought I would pop on with these tonight - I deceided to inc a little "thank you" with each thing I sold n as I dont like repition I went for thank you ATC's :-)

It's great because you get to use loads of techniques and goodies.... can go wild with colour or wild with anything :-) 

I just picked a couple of colour schemes and played :-)

Well I am up here for a crafty weekend with the lovely Hels Sheridan
so will be lots of Inky mess I am sure :-)

Thanks for stopping by 

Have a great weekend and see you next week!!

Crafty cheers for now



Sunday, 26 January 2014


Well the day of rest is on us.......for some maybe!! 

I am still doing battle with the craft room redesign n my head is all over the place lol!!

So I decided that some calmness was required.....

This card uses a colour scheme of Victorian Velvet, Pumice stone and Peacock feathers and the gorgous Essence of Nature stamps from Chocolate Baroque.

I love the calm serenity of these colours and the sentiment....

Forget not that
the earth
delights to feel
your bare feet
and the winds
long to play
with your hair....

So on that note of peace I will leave you to enjoy a restful day :-)

Thank you for taking the time to stop by

Crafty cheers for now




Saturday, 25 January 2014

Vintage Creative Stamping.......

Good Morning everyone! Welcome to the weekend :-)

Today's make come's from the latest issue of Creative Stamping (Issue 15) There is a fabulous set of free vintage/stempunk stamps this time around n I was asked to complete a project - 1 style 3 ways......

This was the vintage offering. It started off life as a piece of mop up card - I always have lots of bits of mop up card on my desk for diff colourways - you get fab n unique backgrounds for your projects. Then the topper was added and the stamped image embossed and stained. Before being embellished. 

I was hugely honoured when my copy arrived to see.... 

......that it had only gone n made the cover!!

There are some fabulous products in this issue - I hope you can grab yourself a copy from your local craft shop!

Right - off to rearrange the craft office!! I may be gone a while!!

Have a great Saturday and thanks for stopping by!!

Crafty cheers for now




Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Chocolate Baroque Butterflies.......

Hello Bloggers! Happy Hump Day!!

Picking it up now 2 posts in 2 days eh?? lolol!!

I had an hour's play time yesterday so I got bright and breezy with the baby wipe technique again - this time with distress inks.....

The cross mask is another from Green Pepper Press and the gorgeous butterfly tree stamp is Essence of Nature from Chocolate Baroque....

A while ago I had a Gelli session and created this butterfly from a Splodgeaway mask, the tag is made with the rusted enamel technique so I combined the two and finished off the the Chocolae Baroque stamps again :-)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like todays makes

Crafty cheers for now




Tuesday, 21 January 2014

A quick and easy technique with Gelatos.....

Good moring all? How is your week so far?

I havent had a whole lot of craft time recently but I did manage to make this quick tag the other night using gelatos. there's a big trend for these little sticks of creamy water colourness at the moment. Easy to blend with/without water and very versatile.

For this tag I used the 50's Diner Glato set and the technique for this tag blends them directly onto cardstock and then you simply place a mask over and then wipe across with a babywipe to remove colour :-) 

Easy peasy and it also works with distress inks too! On this cardstock I didnt use a layer of gesso beneath the gelatos but certain stock will achieve better results if gessoed 1st. 

I layered a second stencil over the top using Distress inks and then stamped in archival using Lost Coast Design and StampersAnon.

The masks I used came from Green Pepper Press.

I hope this technique is useful - I look fwd to seeing your makes with this!

Crafty cheers for now - going to see if I can catch an hours sleep!

Thanks for stopping by.....




Monday, 13 January 2014

Pan Pastel Masterclass

Good afternoon Bloggers!!

Today it's all about Pan Pastels :-) and a little spring in the air......

......I do like these PaperArtsy stamps so useful for any occassion! I embossed the cardstock then highlighted the words gently in pan pastel. The background was then run back through the cuttlebug to flatten it out and the background colours added before stamping, erasing and fixing.

Pam Pastels are great for achieving the Ombre look so on trend just now.....again the eraser technique was used on this one too to add highlights

Thanks for stopping by - I am off to redesign my "office" for the umpteenth time!!

Have  good Monday eve

Crafty cheers for now

Love Rae


Friday, 3 January 2014

Revisiting Creative Chemistry 101/102

Good evening everyone!!

Popping back again with a quick share for the weekend.
I am currently enjoying revisiting the Creative Chemistry Classes I took last year courtesey of Mr Tim Holtz

This card uses the marbled distress paint technique. Also on this card I have used the fab Studio 490 Modeling film which is a big trend right now

This is it coloured with.........nail polish!!! Yep its agreat fun medium for acetate n film I will revisit this soon.

Have a great weekend guys I am off celebrating turning 40 tomorrow!!!

Crafty cheers for now




Thursday, 2 January 2014

Beginning with Birthdays......

Good evening everyone :-)

Welcome to 2014!! I hope the festive season was kind to you and the New Year has begun well?

January for me is a busy month of birthdays.......(inc my own big four oh) I thought I would start the year off with a couple of Birthday Card makes

Yesterday I had a play day with Mum and I got very messy with lots of distress paints and stencils/masks making lots of backgrounds. One of which I used for this card, the Sweet Poppy Stencil is beautiful and to accent the eye of the feather I used Glossy Accents sprinkled with distress glitter

This second make is a one layer card using masking and masks and one of my "go to" male stamps from Art Journey. Masking is great for adding depth to cards that you need to get through our marvellous postal system!!! 

I have vowed (again!!) as a New Year's Resolution to blog more......I promise to try!!

Thank you for popping by :-)

Crafty Cheers for now