Rachel's Crafty Folder

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off to a “roaring” start…. 08/09/2013

Filed under: Basic Grey,Crop Days,Jolly Nations,Stampin Up — rachelscraftyfolder @ 6:41 pm

Roar..Good Evening All

Sincere apologies for my absence, been doing 12 hour days at work over the last month whilst we had some refurbishment works going on, so no time for anything else other than eating and sleeping 😦

Back to normal now, I hope, so decided it was time for a crop with the usual gang.  I set a colour challenge of Brown, Blue and Orange (these are the new colours following the refurb at work) – what was I thinking?

So, last night I pulled all my stash out trying to work out what to do today and eventually plumped for dinosaurs – as you do!

Inspired by some Basic Grey papers, which thankfully included all three colours, I then selected a “stampin up” stamp set which gave me the dinosaur – a Tyrannosaurus Rex, I believe, and the sentiment.  Some burnt orange card to layer up, my promarkers to colour the image, a bone from a Jolly Nation decoupage sheet and an old Mojo Monday challenge layout and hey presto, the finished article 🙂

Not too bad going, bearing in mind, I really haven’t done anything for sooooooooo long.

In fact, everyone got stuck in today and produced some really lovely cards – so a good day all in all.

The challenge has been set for next time – Autumn Leaves – so roll on October 🙂

Should be back again sooner than that though all being well



commissions 12/02/2012

Filed under: Cricut,Jolly Nations — rachelscraftyfolder @ 11:07 pm

Good Evening All

Bit late tonight, was watching the Ice Skating!

Well this week I was commissioned to produce two cards for somewhat different ends of the age spectrum – a one year old and a forty year old.

Firstly, the card for the younger generation.  I am lucky enough to have a Cricut and a Winnie the Pooh cartridge – without it this card just would not be possible.  I am still amazed by how the Cricut cuts images out, and with a little bit of layering I can produce characters like this.  The base card is an 8×8 and then I’ve basically just used various bits and pieces of different coloured card to create the images with the help of the Cricut.

The slightly older generation card is for a lady who has horses, so the Rosette idea seemed quite appropriate.  I’ve used a Jolly Nation character on this one, with the matching backing paper.  The centre of the card has been cut out using a Go Kreate die and then I’ve layered behind with the red and the backing paper.  The rosette is made from two 5cm wide strips of the red paper, scored on the Hougie board and then stuck onto the back of the nestabilities circles, eventually (it was a bit temperamental!).  The Cricut came in handy again as I used my Art Noveau cartridge for the numbers on this one.

So there we go, just hope that both recipients like them?

Back again soon