Monday, 27 February 2017

Cake Crazy!

Hi Crafters,

I am back with a card for my Mum's birthday and I've gone cake crazy.  Last year I attempted to make a three tier edible cake but it was a disaster!  So this year, I'm playing it safe and have made a stamped version!


I used the current challenge over at Global Design Project as the inspiration for my layout.  This week's challenge theme is CASEING the designer and Kylie Bertucci has a great card to spark your creativity.

Here is a close-up of that crazy cake.


I loved laying up the different images and they line up so easily as the stamps are photopolymer and see-through.  Do you have any crazy cake stories to share?  As always, the full supply list is at the bottom of the post.

If you haven't taken advantage of the Sale-A-Bration benefits yet, you only have one month left.  Make sure to place your order soon.

Happy crafting,
Rachel x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:

Global Design Project 076 - Case the Designer


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Saturday, 25 February 2017

Hooray - New Sale-A-Bration Items!

Hi Crafters,

I am so excited to share one of the new Sale-A-Bration products from Stampin' Up!  Three new products were released on 21 February but you only have until 31 March to take advantage of the great Sale-A-Bration benefits.


I chose to use the new Reverse Words stamp set which contains two great sentiment stamps with a watercolour effect.  I teamed this with some embossed cardstock and vellum butterflies.


I used second generation ink in Daffodil Delight for the main image topper and then tore around the edge and inked in Perfect Plum with a sponge dauber.  Once the ink was dry, I traced the letters with my clear Wink of Stella to add a bit of sparkle.  The vellum butterflies were the perfect finishing touch.


I hope you can see the sparkle from the Wink of Stella in this picture - it's so hard to photograph!  As always, a full supply list can be found at the end of this post.

Be sure to check out all three of the new Sale-A-Bration products which you can receive for free with a qualifying order of £45.

Happy crafting,
Rachel x


I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Global Design Project #075 Theme Challenge - Winged Creatures



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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Pretty Kitty Take 2!

Hi Crafters,

As promised, I have another Pretty Kitty card to share with you today.  However, this card is a little different - it's an easel card.  If you are unfamiliar with this card shape, it is simple to create but really has a wow factor, especially for non-crafty friends!


I coloured my image using the Stampin' Up watercolour pencils and blended with the Aquapainter.  Using circle dies from the Stitched Framelits and Layering Framelits, I created the topper.  My patterned paper is from the great paper pad called Serene Scenery which features many fantastic photographic images.




Happy crafting,
Rachel x



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