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Friday, 2 November 2018

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Circles

Hi Crafters,

I'm back hopping with the Global Stamping Friends and this month we are showcasing projects featuring circles.  This really leaves the design wide open to so much creativity.  I have a Christmas project featuring a circle frame.  




This card probably looks complicated but it's really simple.


I created a card base in Real Red cardstock and then adhered a piece of Whisper White cardstock which was embossed using the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I've used this embossing folder on so many projects - it's a crafty must have.  To create the topper element I die cut the frame using the largest and second largest Layering Circle dies in Whisper White cardstock.  I also cut the fence from the Farmhouse Framelits Dies in Whisper White cardstock.  I did a watercolour wash on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then cut this out using the largest Layering Circle die.  This cardstock isn't recommended for water-based techniques because it can pile but if you use the water sparingly, you can achieve the desired watercolour effect.  I stamped the robin from the Painted Glass stamp set in Early Espresso and then coloured using Stampin' Blends in Real Red, Crumb Cake and Bronze.  The sentiment was stamped in Balmy Blue to match the background and came from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set.  I added the robin and the frame with Stampin' Dimensionals.  

I hope you like my take on the circle theme.  To keep hopping click the picture below to get to Tricia's blog



Happy crafting,
Rachel x

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1. Narelle Fasulo
2. Anastasia Radloff
3. Lisa Ann Bernard
4. Kimberley Anne Morris
5. Jenn Curtis Charles
6. Rachel Macleod ***You are here***
7. Tricia Butts
8. Jan Musselman
9. Amanda Farlinger
10. Anja Reuss 
11 . June Olsen
12. Angélique Stempelkeuken

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Thursday, 1 November 2018

Snowflake Showcase from Stampin' Up!

Hi Crafters,

Today is so exciting as the Snowflake Showcase from Stampin' Up! is now available!  I've had a chance to use these products for a couple of weeks and I highly recommend them for your Christmas crafting and beyond.  The collection comprises two stamp sets and a co-ordinating die set.  




I have a clean and simple card to start off.  I thought Stampin' Up!'s shimmer products would pair perfectly with the Snowfall Thinlits Dies.  


I created a card base in Shimmery White cardstock and then added a layer of watercolour wash using Balmy Blue ink and an Aqua Painter.  I cut the letters and snowflake from Whisper White cardstock and adhered with Liquid Multipurpose Glue.  I left the points of the snowflake loose to give dimension.  Finally I added drops of the Frost White Shimmer Paint using an old paintbrush and a tapping technique.  


This angle really shows the shimmer on this card.  The Snowflake Showcase is only available for the month of November.  I will be sharing more projects over the course of the month and hope you find inspiration too.  To purchase any of the products from the Snowflake Showcase, simply click on my online store in the right-hand bar.  

Happy crafting,
Rachel x


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Friday, 12 October 2018

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Halloween

Hi Crafters,

We are back with another Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop and this time we are showcasing all things spooky!  It's a Halloween themed hop and I can't wait to be inspired.



I absolutely adore the Cauldron Bubble Suite from the new Stampin' Up! Autumn/Winter catalogue and it's perfect for today's theme.  



The images just make me smile and I love all the embellishments that are available with the Suite.  I've used quite a few on my project!



I created a 5" square card base in Lemon Lime Twist and then took a piece of Whisper White cardstock and inked up in Basic Grey and Memento Tuxedo Black with a sponge. I stamped and coloured my images on to Shimmery White cardstock using an Aqua Painter.  I stamped the stars and bubbles in the background with Lemon Lime Twist ink and then popped the witch, cauldron and frog up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Using the spider web die from the Cauldron Framelits, I cut out two pieces in Vellum and adhered with Liquid Multipurpose Glue.  I added a piece of the Glittered Organdy Ribbon and attached a Spider charm.  I stamped the sentiment in Lemon Lime Twist onto Whisper White cardstock and then inked the edges with the sponge using left over ink from the background.   I added a line of Wink of Stella to ground the images but this hasn't shown up in the photo.  

I hope you aren't too spooked with our Halloween hop!  To keep hopping just click the image below.  However, if you get lost there is a full list at the end of this post.  



Happy hopping!
Rachel x



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