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

Thursday, 19 April 2012

My very first PTI order and haul video!!!

I finally took the plunge and placed my very first order with Papertrey Ink in the USA and it arrived yesterday!!!!!!!!!!
I have literally been stalking the Parcelforce tracking website to find out when it would arrive lol. It only took 12 days which I am mega impressed with as Ive heard many many times that it normally takes 3-4weeks!

Anyway I was soooo excited that I thought I'd attempt to make a haul video or unboxing as the bf called it yesterday which had me in absolute kinks ha ha!!
 I enjoy watching haul videos and have thought many times about making them myself so Ive bitten the bullet and had a go!
Its pretty rough so I do apologise and there are one or two mistakes but I cant for the life of me work out how to edit them lol.

Hope you enjoy it!
I'm off to stroke my new stamps he he!

Thanks for watching :)

Rachael xx

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

LOTV Pink Fairy

Hello everyone!
I managed to steal a bit of time at the beginning of the week to play with one of my favourite LOTV stamps...

What I used:
  • LOTV Fairy on Tiptoe
  • Coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
  • Spring Drop paper
  • Doodlebug Pink Posie CS
  • Personal Impressions sentiment
  • MS Butterfly Punch
  • WOC flowers
  • Tiny clear dew drops
I would like to enter my card into the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge - Transport.

Off to do some planning for placement which starts on Monday aaaah!!! Lol!

Hope you're all well!!

Rachael xx

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Candy winner!!

Hi everyone! Thanks to all of you who have entered my candy!

I went the traditional route (as always lol) and wrote all the names down:


And asked the bf to pick one out:

And he chose:

Congrats hun! Will you please email me as soon as you can at
so I can get your goodies sent off before I start placement!

Thanks again to everyone for entering and thanks to all of my amazing followers!

Rachael xx

Monday, 16 April 2012

Forever Friends Fortnight - Think Pink

I haven't been fulfilling my FF DT duties with having so much work to do recently so I tried very hard to get a card done for this challenge which is

Think Pink

and we are sponsored by the lovely

with this lovely kit:

This is what I made for the challenge:

What I used:
  • 5 by 5 scalloped card blank
  • FF Going to the Chapel stamp
  • Promarkers
  • Pink Petticoat Sweet Flourishes digi paper in Pretty Pink
  • WOC flowers spritzed with Perfect Pearls
  • MS butterfly punch
  • TRG pink dew drops
  • Mini dew drops and pearls
Do pop over to the Forever Friends challenge blog to see the other projects made by the DT.
And remember you don't need to use a FF bear - any animal will do as long as you follow the theme!

One last thing - thanks to all of my new followers! Its lovely to have you and I'm hoping to find some time to visit you all this week to say hi!

And if you haven't entered my 'thank you blog candy' which ends tomorrow you can find it HERE.

Happy Crafting!!

Rachael xx

Monday, 9 April 2012

Thank you blog candy :) - closed

I'm back! That was quick I hear you say lol!

Well I wanted to offer up some candy for all of my wonderful followers to say thank you for sticking with me through my none posting period. I lost one follower recently (sorry to see you go whomever you were) therefore wanted to say a huge thanks to those of you who stuck with me while I was busy completing my final assignments for Uni.

So the candy:

A little collection of 6 by 6 spring papers, a collection of buttons, beads and dew drop gems, gingham ribbon and a flower stamp :)

A close of the stamp, ribbons and dew drop gems, beads and buttons.

A close up of the papers.

The annoying rules bit.

You need to:
  1. Be a follower
  2. Post a the picture in your sidebar
  3. Add yourself to the Linky below.

I want to get the goodies posted before I start my block school placement so this candy will end on

Tuesday 17th April @ 9pm
Thanks again for being wonderful followers and all of the sweet comments and encouragment you leave!

Rachael xx 

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter!!
Long time no post- again!
All finished with the dissertation woop woop!! And no more Uni assignments to hand in ever!!
Just a 6 week block placement teaching in a Year Two class then if I pass everything I can graduate :D
on Friday 13th none the less-good job I'm not superstitious lol.

Anyhoo I feel I have eaten my weight in chocolate today :s (not good for the hips!)
I only managed to make 3 Easter cards this year but it was one for the Mother and Co, one for Gran and one for the Aunty and Co so I'm not too fussed.

I used last years Forever Friends Springtime decoupage and papers.

I would like to enter this card into Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes challenge.

I would like to enter my card into the Creative Inspirations - Easter challenge

I would like to enter my card into the Hooked On Crafts - Easter challenge.

I'm hoping to be around more now I have everything handed in. Sorry for the lack of commenting - I will be trying hard from now on!!

Hope to be back soon :D

Hope you're all well!

Rachael xx