Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Paper Piecing

Hi All, well another week with Fab 'n' Funky and another challenge, this week it's Paper Piecing.

For my card, I've used coloured panels on a monochrome background and I couldn't resist the opportunity to get another Christmas card made!


I love these background layer stamps from Crafters Companion, they create cards so easily, and using a couple of bauble dies on a fully coloured panel looks really effective, I inked the edges of the baubles with Gold Midas Metallic ink and raised them on foam pads.  The side panels are again Crafters Companion from the Poinsettia Perfection collection.

Well, I look forward to seeing what everyone has made this week and see your interpretation on Paper Piecing!

TTFN

Rach
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Wednesday, 30 October 2019

You can't keep me away from Christmas for long!

This weeks challenge on Fab n Funky (#455) is Christmas, and although it's not really my turn to take part, I soo love Christmas I thought I'd take part anyway.  It also gave me a chance to finally use one of my birthday presents (thank you so much Susan!).

I have used one of the cut n emboss dies from Crafters Companion for a quite traditional card, which you can knock up in no time, and I have to say at Christmas, when you discover you've got more relatives than cards made (or is that just me?), you really need this!


I cut & embossed onto Centura Pearl Hint of Gold, then used some gilding wax to highlight the swirls round the outside, mounted this piece on foam pads onto a slightly larger piece of Centura Pearl Gold, then onto a base card, bit of ribbon and a sentiment layered up and you're done.

Well, hopefully you will be able to join us this week, I know so many of you are full on into your Christmas crafting now (only 8 weeks to go!).

TTFN

Rach
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Wednesday, 23 October 2019

A change from Christmas

Well, I actually remembered what day it was today & that I'm supposed to be taking part in the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #454, whose theme this week is Wedding.

I was really happy with this theme as I have some lovely dies & papers from Sara's Signature Rustic Wedding collection, and I also have just taken possession of some of the new Vintage Lace collection as well - Happy days!


This card is quite simple, but then when it comes to Wedding cards I think that is probably best - this edger die is just fabulous, though I have to admit it did take a few passes through the machine to get all of the pieces to cut.  I resorted to my favourite torn roses, these are so easy to make but look just perfect for this.  Behind the roses, you can see swirls and leaves from the new Vintage Lace, which seemed to be just perfect for this.

Anyway, hope you like this and will join us at Fab 'n' Funky!

TTFN

Rach
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Wednesday, 16 October 2019

I'm a numpty!

It's official, life got so hectic that I lost track of what week was what and I completely missed my slot last week on Fab 'n' Funky.  I can't believe that I missed it, especially as it was a Halloween theme (I had some lovely dies I could have used!), anyway, I'm so sorry to all and so to make up for it, I'm taking part in my down week and will also take part next week (providing there are no more brain farts!).

Anyway, this weeks theme is 'Feature a Creature', I have a lovely stamp from Visible Image (love their work) of a Seahorse, which I wanted to play with and here's what I've come up with.  The background is made using my favourite smooshing & layering technique with distress oxides.  I've also used one of the accessory stamps to create bubbly swirls and added Nuvo drops as well.

The sentiment is also one of Visible Image's which was stamped in versamark and embossed with black embossing powder.



Anyway, hope you all have a great week and I'm looking forward to seeing all of your creations.

TTFN

Rach
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Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Fab 'n' Funky are back!!!

Hi everyone, well after an incredibly long summer break (hope you all enjoyed your time!), we are finally back with some more Fab 'n' Funky fun.  We are starting our time back with Challenge #450, which, with it being 25th of the month, is Christmas themed.

Now, anyone who knows me, knows that I really don't need more than a tiny twinkle of an excuse to break into carols and wrap tinsel round like its going out of fashion (please don't tell me it has, I won't accept that sort of negativity!).

So for my card today, I have picked one of my favourites from the recent Sara Signature Range launch, which was Enchanted Christmas, I so love those fairies!  This card is really simple to make too - I just stamped the scene at the bottom and coloured in any missing bits using a black marker.  Used one of the papers from the 6x6 pad on the inside of the card and stamped a sentiment in place, die cut an aperture in the front, which I then backed with acetate and framed with a bit of silver glitter card.  Die cut a fairy from black glitter, perching her neatly on the tree stump (xyron sticker maker is great for this) and then added a few stars, which look like she is blowing them across the sky.


The coordination in this set really does make everything work so well, every card I have seen made using this collection is just perfect, so lovely!

Well, I hope you can join us for our Christmas challenge, and welcome back everyone!

TTFN

Rach
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Monday, 9 September 2019

Fairy Merry Christmas!

Good morning all, hope your Monday morning is going to plan!

Today I'm sharing one of my makes for the Enchanted Christmas range, which was launched recently.  These fairies are more magical as they are floating on an acetate panel.  These fairies are so much fun and given the glitter and sparkle of Christmas is just perfect!



I really hope you've already got yourself this collection, absolutely everything in it is just incredible, the paper pads are to die for, there are stunning dowel stamps, embossing folders, dies, stencils, stamps and dies, dies and some gorgeous stamps too.

Anyway, I have to go and get ready for work early as I have an emergency run to carry out for my most forgetful daughter!

TTFN

Rach
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Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Launch Day!

Well, today's the day these fabulous new Pop up Word Dies launch on Create and Craft and I hope you've managed to clear time in your day (or just ordered them and set the video [how old am I!!!!] to record).

Here's another of my samples for the launch using 'Special Friend' this time.


I used paper from the Downton Abbey 12 x 12 paper pad, together with the rectangle frame, the flowers and the tag are from the Gemini Junior starter set.

Hope you like this and are enjoying hump day!

TTFN

Rach
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