Rachel's Crafty Folder

for my crafty moments

it’s my dad’s birthday 24/05/2015

Filed under: Challenges,Spellbinders,Tonic — rachelscraftyfolder @ 8:10 pm

DadGood Evening All

Well, as you may have gathered, it’s my Dad’s birthday this week, so I’ve created this, using the current Mojo Monday challenge 🙂

I’ve flipped the design, so that it worked the way I wanted it to and used an A5 card.  It’s all basically die cuts and a few brads, nothing extraordinary I’m afraid!  Needed to get it done today, so kept it fairly simple.

That’s all for now, gotta go




chuffed 26/04/2015

Filed under: Challenges — rachelscraftyfolder @ 6:21 pm


well wishes 18/04/2015

Filed under: Challenges — rachelscraftyfolder @ 12:58 pm

well wishesGood Afternoon All

Well, this was supposed to be a card for my brother and his wife, for their wedding anniversary next week but it didn’t quite turn out that way!

Using the Fusion Card Challenge, I sorted out the colours and then the layout, cut all my bits and pieces out, but once I’d put it all together it didn’t feel like an anniversary card.  Can’t explain why, that’s just the way it was 🙂

Anyhow, that point apart, I used a spellbinders lattice die to create the centre panel, which I’ve then sandwiched between the frame and the backing.  The flowers are the Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur set which have been stamped, clear embossed and then cut using the corresponding die and the pearls are from the Hobby House.

I even managed to find some swirls and leaves in my bit box to use up too!

Just for information, I have now made an anniversary card, so they won’t miss out 🙂

Right, well off to work now, so will hopefully be back again soon.

Thanks for stopping by




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




dangling daisies 19/10/2014

Filed under: Challenges — rachelscraftyfolder @ 4:00 pm

Good Afternoon Alltrio of daisy's

This week I have used the Fusion Card Challenge for my inspiration and made this card with dangling daisies 🙂

I had to work backwards on this one – starting with the blue card in the centre – in order to get my apertures in the right place on each layer.  The daisies have been die cut (Spellbinders D-Lites range) and then stuck back to back over some cotton which is running through the layers of card and allows them to dangle.  Doesn’t show in the photo, but I’ve popped a Wink of Stella on the leaves, so they also sparkle when they move.

Bit fiddly, but made a change from doing a flat card 🙂

Unfortunately I am off to work again, so must dash, but I shall be back again soon




woo-hoo! 11/10/2014

Filed under: Challenges — rachelscraftyfolder @ 12:28 pm

woo hooGood Afternoon All

This may be a bit of a swift post as I’m going to work in a little while, but wanted to try and get this done today if I can 🙂

Yesterday was my friend Kay’s birthday and this is the card that I made for her.  I’ve used the current Mojo Monday challenge layout as my guide and an A5 card as my base.

The papers are all from the First Edition Desert Blooms paper pack and are nice warm autumnal colours, which I’ve matted and layered onto brown card.  The owl is a Cottage Cutz die, which allows you to piece together the owl in different papers, so you can be as artistic as you like!

The branch comes with the owl die, but I thought it needed some leaves, so I’ve used an X-cut Botanical Embossing Punch for the ivy leaves.

The sentiment is from the Stampin Up  Just Saying Word Bubbles stamp and die set.

Gotta go, but will hopefully be back again soon