Hi all! For some reason Blogger won't let me comment if the comment box is embedded into your posts so please dont think I am being rude - I honestly cant comment on your wonderful creations which is soo frustrating! I can only comment if the comment box opens a new window. Hopefully all will be fixed soon! Rach :) x

Monday, 29 August 2011

Birthday Candy!

Hi all!!
This has been a long time coming but better late than never I suppose!
It was candy to celebrate my 1st Bloggerversary but that was in May then I changed it to to passing my third placement back in June but as things go I got distracted lol.
Anywhos its my birthday a week on Wednesday so I thought that was a good excuse to have some candy!
So up for grabs I have:
  • Smirk Friends Forever paper pad
  • Forever Friends single flower stamp
  • A selection of Papermania plain and coloured blooms
  • Some Wild Orchid Crafts roses in various colours
  • The Ribbon Girl Dewdrops - clear, aqua and pink
  • 5 tiny wooden ladybird embellishments
  • And 10 packets of tiny confetti in various shapes  (I thought these might be good for shaker cards which Im no good at making lol!)

                 To enter:

Simply add yourself to Mr Linky.
As this candy is for my fab followers those of you who are a follower please put an F after your name when you add your name to Mr Linky and you'll get added to the draw twice.
Thats two chances to win lol!
Its not necessary to add a picture to your sidebar but if you do thanks :)

This candy will end at 9 pm on 7th September and I will hopefully draw it the day after that!
EDIT - This candy is now closed :)

Im going to the hospital for tablets for something I picked up in Africa (no symptoms but apparently it can kill me :O!) on the 5th and they supposedly make you really ill so Im hoping Im gonna be ok for my birthday and ok to draw this so if Im late please excuse me!

So there you have it!

Hope everyone is well and I'll see you soon!!

Rachael xx

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Grans 81st Birthday.

Yoo hoo! I am still alive (only just tho lol)

I thought Id share Grans birthday card very quickly. I love this image and have had it for quite a while and finally got a chance to use it last week! I used the same layout and style as I did for Mams birthday card but you know when you get an idea and it just sticks? Well Gran didn't notice it was sort of the same thing lol and considering I missed her last birthday with being in Africa I was pleased to be able to make her a card and decided I would put 81st on because I missed the whole 80th thing lol.

I was trying to catch all the glitter in the centre of every single daisy on the paper (talk about hand cramp!) but it didn't come out very well on the photo :( oh well.

This is what I used :
Wee Stamps - Wee Suzi
Crafters Companion Neenah cardstock to print on (amazing!)
Pink Petticoat Daisy paper
Martha Stewart border punch
Label nesties
Craftwork Card card blank
Crystal stickles
Computer generated sentiment
Tiny blue gems

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Happy Crafting :)

 Rachael xx

Monday, 22 August 2011

Forever Friends Fortnight - 3D

Hi all

The theme this fortnight over at Forever Friends and Co is 3D. I had a sudden urge to make my own decoupage lol so I used my Forever Friends CD and printed off this adorable image 4 times and cut out all the little bits, it took a while and some of the bits are pretty dodgy but I think it turned out all right in the end!

It looks very plain and simple but I swear cutting all those little pieces out nearly drove me mad! And then getting the sentiment printed onto the card blank in the right place and right colour!! It nearly pushed me over the edge!!

I added some flock onto the hat and some clear stardust pen around the moon, not that you can see it on the photo!
So hop on over to  Forever Friends and Co Challenge to check out the details!
And remember as long as you include an animal and follow the theme you can enter!

I would like to enter my card into Totally Gorjuss - Cute and Cuddly because to be honest this little bear is the cutest thing Ive seen for awhile lol.

Ive totally lost my card making mojo and it seems to have been replaced by the need to sew? No idea why but I am currently obsessed with making felties and have made 3 in the last week! Will post some photos soon  probs when I get these 5000 word written for SEN!

Hope you are all well, will try and pop by soon!

Rachael xxx

Monday, 8 August 2011

Forever Friends Fortnight DT - A round card

Hi all!

This fortnight over at Forever Friends and Co we are sponsored by the wonderful Di's Digi Downloads and the DT were given some fab images to use. I choose to use "Baptism Bows" image as I have never made a Christening card before! I also thought I'd give the round easel card a go as Ive only ever made square lazy easel and love how cute its turned out!

 What I used:
  • White card blank
  • Large and small circle and scallop circle nesties
  • Image from Di Digital Downloads
  • Promarkers
  • Gingham and plain paper form Pink Petticoat
  • Computer generated sentiment using 'my font isnt funky enough' from Da Font)
  • Stickles
I would like to enter my card into Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes :)

So hop on over to Forever Friends now to check out the rest of the DT creations! And remember as long as you use an animal image and follow the theme you can enter - you don't need to use a Forever Friends image.

Bye for now - busy busy as always lol!

Happy crafting
Hope you are all well!!!

Rachael xxx