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crop day 08/09/2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — rachelscraftyfolder @ 8:19 am

Perpetual CalendarGood Morning All

Well, as I said, yesterday was Crop Day for our little crafty gang and we’d set a challenge to ourselves to make something that was 3d, as a change from doing a card.

So, here is my contribution 🙂

It’s a Perpetual Calendar made from MDF by Stamps Away, which I bought via Create and Craft.  I’ve decorated it with design papers from the Beach Bliss paper pad by Lily of the Valley.  I sanded round the edges and then coloured them with a brown alcohol marker.  The letter and numbers were inked on using Vintage Photo distress ink through a stencil, which I bought at the same time.

I’ve added some die cut leaves up each side and the dogwood flowers at the front are also die cut.  The sentiment is one from IndigoBlu, which I felt was quite appropriate for a calendar.

I only did the decoration yesterday, the calendar itself took a wee while to decorate and put together, but it’s very sturdy once constructed, and quite a substantial piece.

Have thoroughly enjoyed making this, and it’s been good fun trying something different  🙂

Next month, we’ll be tackling cards again, and the theme of “travel” has been set – so watch this space!

Right must go, gotta look for a new job 😦

Back again soon




old door charm 06/09/2014

Filed under: Challenges,Spellbinders,Stampin Up,Visible Image — rachelscraftyfolder @ 9:15 am

Old Door CharmGood Morning All

This week I’ve taken my inspiration from the Fusion Card Challenge which is “old door charm”.

All the design papers and cardstock are from my stash, but are all Stampin Up items.  The newsprint paper has been overstamped with a flourish stamp from Hot of the Press and inked around the edges to age it slightly.

The central stamp is by Visible Image, which I bought at the recent Great British Craft Festival and then there is another stamped sentiment at the bottom, but it’s quite faint.  This one is from Hot off the Press and is one of the first set of stamps I ever had 🙂

The key charm ties it in to the old door theme and I added the flower coz I felt it needed something else!

Anyhow, that’s all for now, but tomorrow is crop day and our challenge this month is a 3d project, so all going well I should be back soon with some photo’s of what we did 🙂

Have a great day