Tuesday, 17 May 2011

New Stash... and a new challenge at My Partner in Crafting Crime :)

Hello again!! :)

Sorry that this post is a little late- should have been up yesterday but I'm really struggling at the mo', had a v bad M.E. day yesterday indeed and was in no state to even think about let alone type a post :S Slightly better today so I’m going to try to make something sensible out of the bits I started typing on Sunday night- when I was already feeling rather befuddled and ill- so apologies if it’s a bit disjointed!! :S lol ...Anyway...

It’s time for a new challenge over at My Partner In Crafting Crime and this fortnight we’d like to see you using Twine, Jute or String on your cards- a nice and easy one for you!! :) - and we’re sponsored again by the fab Bows & Berries Digital Stamps Shop!! :)

I used a fab digi from our sponsors Bows & Berries, which I won when I came in the Top Three in their own challenge a few weeks ago- as soon as I saw this gorgeous Mannequin I wanted to try and colour it to look like it was covered in black velvet- and I have to say I’m quite pleased with the way it came out as it’s the first time I’ve tried colouring anything this dark before :) – and it needed a rich, deep colour to go with it... purple’s always an easy decision for me, especially as I found this gorgeous plum Baker’s Twine at the Ribbon Girl a few weeks back (the perfect excuse to finally place my order and get the seam binding, lace and buttons I've had my eye on for ages, too- all firsts for me!!lol)!! :) I decoupaged the body of the mannequin, too, for a bit of extra depth, which I think adds something :)

I needed to make my DT card as well as a 21st for a neighbour and wasn’t feeling well enough to make two cards in time so the two ideas got combined into this one design with a computer generated sentiment to personalise it and I tried to create a clustered effect with that and all the embellishments, which is a look I’ve been seeing a lot recently and really love :) My photos aren’t great for some reason and it did all look better in reality but the card had been given before I had chance to check the pics!! :S lol

A few close-ups of some of the details :)

The List:
  • 6” x 6” white blank
  •   Gorgeous Mannequin Digi Stamp from Bows & Berries Digi Stamp Shop :)
  • Promarkers: Cool Greys 4 & 5, Black, Grey Green, Aubergine and Copic blender
  • Core’dinations purple card
  • Silver Linen-textured satin mirror board
  • C’bug D’vine Swirls Embossing Folder
  • Dusty Concorde Distress ink Pad
  • Tim Holtz Paper Distresser tool
  • Seam Binding, Baker’s Twine and Pearl Button from The Ribbon Girl
  • Digi Sentiment designed in my graphics program
  • Nesties: Labels 4, Large Circles and Petite Scalloped Circles
  • Pearl Hat Pins
  • Glitter filled domes
  • Purple Flat-backed Pearls
  • Sakura Clear Stardust and Clear Glaze pens

I’m going to come back later and try to find some challenges to enter this in as I haven’t been up to looking around much yet...

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges: OSAAT - Anything Goes :) ; Creative Craft Challenges - Vintage/Distressed :) ; Crafty Cardmakers - Embossing :) ; The Shabby Tea Room - Monochromatic :) ; Stamps R Us - Goin' Digital :) ; There's Magic In the Air - Embossing :) ; Paper Sundaes - Birthday Creations :); PaperPlay - Anything Goes :)

I also made a candle as a gift to go with the card, which I thought I’d show you, too- if I don't show you now, I'll probably forget for months!!lol

I used the same colours though I used a different stamp as our neighbours have a gorgeous little dog and so this Pampered Pets one seemed perfect!! :)

Hope you’re all well and had a good weekend!! :) Thank you for visiting and I hope I’ll be able to get back to blog hopping a bit myself soon- as Mr Blogger’s malfunctions last week showed, it really is an addiction and I miss visiting you all like mad!! :) Please pop over to the main PCC blog, too, and have a look at the fab Twine creations from the rest of the DT!! :)



Vicky said...

Gorgeous Rachel..love the image and fab colour too hun....Oh the candle is stunning as well ...your neighbour will just love it!

Sorry to hear you are feeling poorly sweetie..hope you feel better soon :o)

hugs Vicky xx

bosenberries said...

Card is brilliant! Love all the little details and the mannequin came out super!! Another really cool candle... such a clever gift!! Hope that your are feeling even better tomorrow...

Sandra said...

What a lovely card and Candle they go so well together for a 21st Birthday gift,:)

fairysparkle said...

Sorry you not too good ,i have that too as well as lots of other things so i know how yoy feel (hugs )

Love the card very much and also the other items .Take care hunny x

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Rachel. So very stylish, I love the rich purple and embossing. Fab candle too :o) Sorry you've been feeling so poorly, hope things improve for you soon. Lisa x

Kristel said...

Woww Rachel these are really gorgeous creations!!
Hugs Kristel

coops said...

fantastic gift set rachel.i love the images you`ve used and fab embossing and colours :D
i hope you are feeling better soon,

xx coops xx

Carole of Brum said...

Both the card and the candle look brilliant, Rachel, lovely work as usual!

Hope you are pacing yourself and getting the chance to do whatever you need to get stronger. Feel better soon, petal. CoB

Butternutsage said...

what a fun card Rachel and the candles are awesome!

Debbie said...

Lovely dress form image!! Such a pretty card .. thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room this week :)

Céline said...

beautiful card
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week
Céline PPC DT

Marilyn Webb said...

Beautiful card, love the purples. Thanks for joining us this week at Stamps R Us.

Tracy's Crafty Ways said...

A fab card. thanks for joining in at creative craft, good luck xx

Chocolate Orange said...

Gorgeous makes. Such an adorable card.
Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our ,'Anything Goes' , challenge. Good Luck !
Choccy x

sara said...

gorgeous card what a fab image thanks for joining us at paper sundaes this week
hugs sara x x x

sparklingblackrose said...

These are gorgeous honey! I really miss My Partner in Crafting Crime-I hope you are feeling much, much better really soon! We have lots of crafting chat to catch up on ;-) *big cuddles* Elaine-xxx-

Uhooi said...

Waw,, These cards are nice, sweet and creative,,


Wendy said...

Hi Rachel,Gorgeous card and candle set,lovely images and colours.I have just joined blogland and become a follower on your fabulous blog.
Wendy from docrafts (crazy4flowers) xx

Carole of Brum said...

Hi Rachel, I know you're not very well at the moment, just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you and sending you some 'feel better' vibes. Missing your work, too, and looking forward to seeing and hearing more from you when you feel up to it. take it steady and hope you are stronger soon. CoB

sparklingblackrose said...

Gorgeous honey, I love that digi! :-) hope you continue to feel better and we'l both be back to crafting furiously soon I'm sure :-) Elaine xxx

Carole of Brum said...

Hiya Rachel, thanks so much for your sweet and lovely comment on my blog, you're very kind. I was so excited to see your name there, I hope it means you are on the way back from this setback. I know it takes time, but hopefully you'll feel much better soon. Take care, and keep smiling. CoB


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