Rachel's Crafty Folder

for my crafty moments

gorjuss girlie 30/11/2014

Filed under: Challenges,Gorjuss Girls — rachelscraftyfolder @ 1:28 pm

gorjuss girlieGood Afternoon All

A gorjuss girlie today, especially for my goddaughter, who turns 13 this week 🙂

I’ve used the current Mojo Monday challenge, and made a tall & skinny card.  All the design papers are from the Gorjuss collection.

The frame for the small image came with the image, but I’ve had to improvise on the larger frame for the mat.  Thankfully, my Purple Cow cutter has a deckle edged blade and I’ve given the white card a light inking with black soot to tone it in with the other one, and then I’ve added a peel off sentiment which I had to colour black to tie in.

I don’t feel like I’ve done much on the crafty front lately, been a bit tied up with other things, but I suppose I’d best get going on Christmas cards at some point, it’ll be here soon 🙂

Anyhow, gotta go, but thanks for stopping by



let’s travel 09/11/2014

Filed under: Challenges,Hunkydory — rachelscraftyfolder @ 7:34 pm

travelGood Evening All

Today was our monthly crop day, and we had set ourselves the theme of travel – no particular reason why, just simply because 🙂

So, after some delving around the various boxes and drawers in my craft room, I found this rather appropriate kit from HunkyDory.  It has a steam punky, time and travel theme to it, with co-ordinating papers and die-cuts, so was just right for today.

I’ve used an A5 base card and just added some brown metallic card to mat and layer, everything else is out of the kit.  For the layout, I’ve followed this week’s Mojo Monday challenge and it all seemed to come together quite well this morning 🙂

Went a bit downhill after that! Only managed half a card, which I must go and finish this evening after my dinner, otherwise it’ll sit there for ages in the UFO pile 😀

So best crack on, but I’ll be back again soon




house full of pretty little things 02/11/2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — rachelscraftyfolder @ 9:47 pm

little houseGood Evening All

Have had a lovely day today – I’ve been at a workshop with Hels Sheridan hosted by Daisy’s, and this is what we made 🙂

There was lots of inking and stamping, but most importantly for me, the chance to learn about the melt pot.

I have one upstairs – it’s still in it’s original packaging 😀

So I’ve learnt how to do faux enamelling, how to use moulds to create embellishments and different coloured UTEE to produce a marbling effect – it’s been great fun learning something new although I think I may need to practice a wee bit.

Might also need to have a little shopping spree to allow me to do all this – ha ha any excuse 🙂

Anyway, must go, but I’ll try to be back again soon