Wednesday, 23 June 2010

L7 ... Square!

Just a quick one today...

I have made this card to enter into a couple of challenges,

Allsorts Challenge - Sketch 57 (which has a few squares on it...)
Anyone for Anya? - Fabulous Flowers!

I love pink & turquoise.. I think they go together quite well :)

Ok.. so the papers, I honestly can't remember where they're from.. they were actually scraps that I found in one of my folders. I have used the scalloped square Nestabilities to cut all the squares out.
The image is of course from TGF, Wildsprout Megan, coloured with Promarkers. The 'Love' embellishment is from a pack that I got from Tesco, they are so pretty. I have put little jewelled brads in the middle of the flowers, which I got from Nutcrafters.

Thanks for looking!
Rachael x

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Only Men Allowed

This weeks challenge over at Anyone for Anya? is Only Men Allowed. You have to "make a card for that special man in your life"
well.. I've already made my Fathers Day card, so I have decided to enter this card that I have made for my good friend James' birthday.

It's his birthday today, so.. Happy Birthday! :)

I have used the boy from TGF's Amazing Duo stamp set, along with the You're Super sentiment. Coloured in using Promarkers.
The starry paper is from a Paper Generations Stacker, and I cut out the skyline myself and used gold Stickles to make the windows, it's meant to look like the lights are on! Hehe.

Thanks for looking!
Rachael x

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Lace, Buttons && Bows!

I am entering this card into TWO challenges :)

Allsorts Challenge - Lace & Buttons
Anya Ink - Buttons & Bows

It's another easel card.. I love making these!
I have used the gorgeous Savannah stamp from The Greetings Farm, (coloured using Promarkers). I have used some Lace on the background (unfortunately, you can't see it so well!) and I have also used my Martha Stewart - Half Daisy punch on the background.
The papers and ribbon are from my stash, and the buttons I have used are by Papermania.

Here's a close up to show the lace and MS punch!

I think Savannah suits green! :)

Thanks for looking!
Rachael x

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Sweet Music

The challenge over at Raise the Bar this week is Sweet Music.

I have made this easel card using Nutcrafters Drumming Cash stamp.

I always get stuck for what to put on cards for boys! And I think the boys Nutshell range is great!

I have coloured Cash using Promarkers. The 'Rock On' I have cut out using my Sizzix Alphabet, and the musical paper is from The Crafthouse Press. I have used a star shaped Gromlet as the prop on the base of the card, and I added a few star shaped sequins I found.

Thanks for looking!
Rachael x

Monday, 14 June 2010

Bloomin' Marvelous

I have made this card for my Dad for Fathers Day next weekend, and also to enter into the Bee Crafty challenge - Bloomin' Marvelous.

To enter the challenge you have to create a card/project using lots of flowers.
Instead of going for the usual girly, flowery card, my Dad enjoys gardening so I thought this brand new Digi image, In the Garden, from Nutcrafters was perfect!

I have coloured the image using Promarkers, and I have used My Minds Eye backing paper. The plants I got a few years ago in a garden embellishment set for about £1 and I had never opened it until today. And I think the little blue flowers are Prima.. they've got mixed in with others so not too sure! Hehe.

I'm sure my Dad will like this!
Thanks for looking!
Rachael x

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Razzle Dazzle

Hello again! Told you I'd be back ;)

I have made this card for this weeks challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenge blog.

For this challenge we had to use lots of sparkles, glitter and gems!

I have used the unicorn image from Nutcrafters Magical Mimi set, and coloured her using Promarkers and Stickles.
The Make a Wish sentiment is also by Nutcrafters, from the Luna Fairy Princess stamp set.

The gems are by Prima, and the papers are from my stash - I'm glad I have finally used this glittery paper! I love it.

Thanks for looking!
Rachael x

Saturday, 12 June 2010


Well.. yet again, it's been almost a month since I last posted anything! Eeek.
I have been a busy bee!

Well I plan on making a few cards this weekend to catch up! So, firstly here's a card I made to enter into the Hot hot hot challenge over at Anyone For Anya?

We could make a card using "bright and zingy colours, or you could just have a summery theme", so I went for both!

I have used TGF's Audrey image, and coloured her using Promarkers, and the summer backing paper is by Imaginisce, which I bought from Nutcrafters. I have used my Nestabilities to cut out the circles and rectangles. I have also used Stickles to highlight areas!

Thanks for looking!
I'll hopefully post some more tomorrow!
Rachael x

Monday, 17 May 2010

It's a gorgeous day!

Yep, that's right! It's a lovely day here in Manchester! The sun is out for once! And it has inspired me to make a summery card!

So here it is... I have used the "shine" stamp from the Miss Anya - Rain, Snow, Shine stamp set.

I am entering this card into a few challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Blooming Charming (Use blooms and charms)
Anyone For Anya? - Don't Be A Square (Make a card that ISN'T square)
Allsorts Challenge - Birthdays (Make a birthday card)
TGF's Farm Fresh Friday - Colour Challenge (Use the colours given)
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Cute and Girly.

I have coloured her using Promarkers & Stickles. I have used my Classic Oval and Scalloped Oval nestabilities for the back of the easel card.
I have used a FlipFlop charm that I got from Nutcrafters, I thought this went with Anya quite well.
And for my sentiment I have used my "Sunshine kisses and Birthday wishes" stamp. I think it's so pretty! (Sorry it's a little blurry!).

Thanks for looking!
Rachael x

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Two Challenges!

Here's the other card I have made!

I have created this to enter into two challenges..

Raise The Bar - Yellow, Grey and White
Nutcrafters/Nutshells - A card for Mum

For the Raise The Bar challenge, you just had to follow the colour combo, and for the Nutshells challenge, you had to make a Mothers Day card or, (since Mothers Day is in March here in the UK), a card for Mum.

I love this stamp set, Me Time Anya. Wish I was relaxing right now! hehe.
Coloured using Promarkers, papers & flowers from stash.

Thanks for looking!

It's Thursday! ... on a Sunday!

I've not posted anything for a little while! Been rather busy at work etc and not had much chance to do anything :(
But this weekend I finally found some time to make a few cards.. yay!

First up.. it's Thursday!

I bought this stamp when I recently went to a craft show in Port Sunlight, Wirral.

I have made this card for the Saturday Sketch over at Club Anya & Friends. All you had to do was follow the sketch given, and obviously use a TGF image.

I have coloured her in using my Promarkers and Stickles. The papers are from my growing stash hehe, as are the flowers, and I have used a Dovecraft brad for the middle of the flower!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 4 May 2010



Just wanted to inform you all, over at they are giving away a free digi!
One of their brand new Honey Bunny digi images!

This is the adorable image they are giving away FREE, this week only!
How sweet?!
Click HERE to get your free digi! Make sure you check out their blog & become a follower, for great inspiration and fab challenges to enter!

Click HERE to view the Nutcrafters blog!

Thanks for looking!

Rachael x

Sunday, 2 May 2010


Just a quick one today. I haven't posted anything for a little bit.
This is a card I have made using TGF's Gigi stamp and a Boutique stamp that I bought from The Paper Mill shop.
I bought the Boutique stamp a couple of months ago, and hadn't got round to using it. So I was desperate to make something with it. I came across Gigi and thought they went together so well. She's so in fashion! hehe.
I've coloured them using Pro Markers, and for the windows of the boutique, I have used 3D Clear Gloss to make them shiny! I added a little handbag charm too! The sentiment is from a Nutcrafters Cutie Pie set, "Shopping.. A necessity not a luxury!".

Sorry the picture isn't so great, I used my phone! I shall take a better one soon.

Thanks for looking.
Rachael x

Monday, 19 April 2010

fairy cake

It's an open challenge over at Flutter By Wednesdays this week, you have to include a fairy/butterfly/angel as usual though.
I didn't think I'd get round to entering this in time! Luckily I got chance to finish it off this evening!
I have used one of Nutcrafters Cute Pie stamps. She's such a cute fairy image!
Coloured using Pro Markers and I've glittered her bow and wings up using Stickles.
Thanks for looking!
Rachael x

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Dib dib dib...

Hi again! Told you I had lots to show you!

I am submitting this card into two challenges - Club Anya's Saturday Sketch #14 and Cupcake Craft challenge #86 - Childhood Memories.

The Club Anya challenge, you just had to follow the sketch given.
And for the Cupcake Craft challenge, you had to create a card inspired by childhood memories..
So I thought what better than using TGFs Wildsprout Bree, She reminds me of a little girl scout!
I was in Brownies and Guides when I was younger and it was fun!

Thanks for looking
Rachael x

Friday Sketchers

I have been very busy the last few days! Making lots of cards to submit in to challenges. There's so many great ones to enter at the minute!
I am entering the following card into Friday Sketchers challenge #97.
All you had to do was follow the given sketch! Easy peasy!
I have used TGFs Savannah stamp! She is adorable! Coloured using Pro Markers & Stickles.
I have also used a dragonfly charm that I bought from Nutcrafters, and used stickles to glitter it up! (The photo doesn't show it very well).
Papers and ribbons etc from my stash!

Thanks for looking!
Rachael x

Tuesday, 13 April 2010


The Monday Mania challenge at Club Anya is to create a card using ephemera!
I had NO IDEA what this meant! Luckily, they explained! Hehe...

"Ephemera is all those little bits and pieces of paper and what not that usually get thrown away as you go about your day, like: newspaper clippings, business cards, shopping bags, fabric and clothing tags, broken jewellery etc!"

This is what I have used on mine, old dress labels, buttons and a gift tag that my sister made for me at christmas. I thought these dress labels would come in handy!The gold beads are off christmas crackers from last year! I thought they were too pretty to throw away! Thanks for looking!
Rachael x

Punk it up!

I have created this card to enter in to the Punk It Up challenge at Club Anya and also the
Get in Shape challenge at Anyone for Anya?

I have used TGFs Ebony image and coloured her using Pro Markers and Stickles. I have used a Skull stamp that I bought from Nutcrafters, and I found a spare safety pin & attached the star charm. Papers are from my card box!
For the get in shape challenge I have used 3 rectangles, 2 ovals and 1 circle.

Thanks for looking!

Rachael x

TGF Battle - Week 3!


We made it on to round 3! This weeks challenge is to make a scrapbook page.
This is our entry from Laura! Isn't it pretty?!

If you would like to vote for us, click HERE!

Rachael x

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Team Edward!

Over at Club Anya, there's a challenge where you have to make Anything But a Card. So I have made a bookmark, obviously inspired by The Twilight Saga!
I have used Wildsprout Edward from TGF, and coloured him using Pro Markers, but for his skin I have used some sparkly paint.. shame you cant see it properly! I bought the apple charm from Nutcrafters, and coloured it using stickles!

I have done the 'Team Edward' using an alphabet stamp set, cut it out, and edged it in red.

Rachael. x

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Fairy Card

This is a card I have created to enter into a challenge over at Flutter By Wednesdays.

You had to create a card using either butterflies/fairies/angels, and then glitter them up!

I have used the Fairy Tink stamp from TGF which I bought from Nutcrafters.
I have coloured her using Pro Markers and Stickles. The papers and pearls are from my stash.

Thanks for looking.
Rachael. x

Monday, 5 April 2010


I have created this easel card to enter into two challenges,
Anyone for Anya? and Anya Ink.
There wasnt a set theme for either of these challenges, we can enter any card we want aslong as it has a TGF image on it somewhere!

I have used a Miss Anya Love image, and coloured her in using Pro Markers and Stickles. The flowers and papers are from my stash, and I have used yet another Gromlet as the prop on the base!

Thanks for looking!

Rachael x

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Spring Kit CANDY Celebrating 100, 000 Blog Hits….

Fancy winning this fab stamp set?!

(Copyright to All That Scraps)

Over at Kellie Winnel's blog she is offering you the chance to win this great set of stamps.
She is celebrating 100,000 blog hits!
Head over to her blog to read how you could win this Spring Swiss Pixies Kit.
It includes 8 Swiss Pixies, 6 accessory stamps, and 3 Spring Sentiments.

Rachael x

TGF Battle - Week 2!

So we were lucky enough to go on to the next round! Let's see if we can do it again!
I think we can this week, with Kim's ADORABLE card!!

This is her creation for this weeks challenge!
This week we had to submit an easel card, and this was Kim's first try at making one, and I think she's done a fab job!

If you like this card and want to vote for us, again head on over to TGF by clicking HERE!

Thankyou x

Sunday, 28 March 2010

TGF Royal Battle!

The Greeting Farm are holding their biggest challenge yet!

There is around 60 teams who will submit one card each week, using a set theme/colour scheme set by TGF. You have to vote for your top 3 cards, and the teams with the most votes will move on to the next weeks challenge!
(Tough stuff!)

I am on team Little Star Shooters!
Along with Kim (Team Captain)
and Laura.

We had to submit a retro card this week using a certain colour scheme, turquoise and burnt orange/brown.

Laura had a great idea that we all make a card each and then send them to each other and then decide who's card to send in. This makes it fairer, (and we all get to do a bit more crafting!)

This week, my card was submitted (eek!) ...

When I thought 'retro', I thought of the 50s - diners and ice cream parlours, so that's what I went for! I have made an easel card so I could get lots of detail into the card, to prop the card up I made a Sundaes sign.

I have used the orangey/brown paper to make the counter, and sat an ice cream on top of it. The ice cream was made using a Sizzix die, and to top it off I added the cherry brad.

I have used TGFs Wildsprout Megan, and gave her a pleated skirt out of turquoise polka dot paper, and also gave her a red bow from ribbon.

If you would like to vote for us and have a nosey and the other great entries, just head over to TGF. Click HERE if you like our card and want to vote for it! Thankyou!

Rachael x

Friday, 26 March 2010

Hey Cupcake!

I made this card for a friends birthday, and then came across a challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenge. The theme for this week is food & drink.

I have used a Miss Anya Love stamp from TGF, and sat her on top of a cupcake which is part of the Pink Frosting - Breast Cancer Awareness digi set from Nutcrafters. The 'Hey Cupcake' sentiment and little cakes are from the Cutie Pie Collection, aslo from Nutcrafters.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 23 March 2010


I am entering this card into the challenge over at Bee Crafty. You must make a spring inspired card, and I thought what's better than Easter?
I have used a digi image from Nutcrafters. This is Nutshell Easter Bo, she is so cute in her bunny costume!
The papers I have used are from my stash, and I used the Spots & Dots Cuttlebug to emboss the easter egg, and then highlighted some with Stickles.
I recently bought some spring Gromlets and I'm obsessed with them, so I had to put the egg shaped one on here!

Rachael x

Thursday, 18 March 2010


The challenge this week over at Anyone for Anya is Spring Fever, to create a card with spring colours or blooms, and also there is a challenge at Allsorts challenge Blog to use the same theme.. (Spring!). So I would like to enter this card into both.
I have chosen to use The Greeting Farms Twinkle Tots Izzy for my image, I thought she was perfect for this challenge as she looks ready for spring in her Easter Bonnet!

I chose nice fresh citrus colours for my card and matched papers from my stash to some new Prima flowers I bought and a Fancy Pin.
This is the first easel card I have done and I loved making it! I have used a Spring Gromlet for the prop on the base, and think I will be making lots more cards in this style.

Thanks for looking, Rachael.

Sunday, 28 February 2010

I believe in fairies!!

It's been so long since I last entered any challenges! Almost a month!
So I've been busy this weekend creating a few cards!
First up, I have made this cute fairy card to enter into
Nutcrafters: Nutty Nutshells challenge #10

You have to create a card etc using shades of green in celebration of St Patricks day! And you must use an image that Nutcrafters sell, (there's plenty to choose from).
I have used the fairy tink stamp by TGF that I bought from Nutcrafters last year.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Bee Crafty challenge - Romance.

This is the card I have made for my boyfriend for Valentines Day, (let's hope he doesn't come accross this!) I thought it was perfect to enter into the 'Bee Crafty - Romance' challenge. You had to create a card with a romantic/loving theme, and the image used must be a digi image.
I purchased this digital image, called 'Loved Up' from, it's one of their new releases and I thought it was so sweet and had to have it!

Friday, 29 January 2010

Birthday Card

Metal Mania challenge

I made this card to enter a Club Anya and Friends challenge. You had to have metal somewhere on the card, so I have used charms, beads, eyelets, brads and wire!

Heart 4 Heart's sake

I have made this card to enter Anyone for Anya's, Heart 4 Heart's sake challenge. You just had to use an Anya stamp and as many hearts as you wanted! (I've used 4 in total!)

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Anya birthday card

I have made this card to enter a challenge on Cute Card Thursday's blog. You can enter any card aslong as it has flowers on it!

Nutshells Challenge

This is a birthday card I made using Tash from the Nutshells range.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Princess Card

This is a birthday card I made for one of my friends using a 'Princess Anya' stamp.