Rachel's Crafty Folder

for my crafty moments

a stitch in time… 04/11/2012

Filed under: Challenges,Polkadoodles,Spellbinders — rachelscraftyfolder @ 5:52 pm

Good Evening All

What a week I’ve had ūüė¶¬† Firstly my boiler is making rather strange noises and even though I’ve spent over ¬£400 trying to establish the cause, I don’t seem to be any better off!¬† Then I spent 3 hours sitting in the hospital waiting to see a consultant coz the administration staff had triple booked his appointments – really not a happy person at this stage.¬† Then to top it all off, my gearbox died and I had to go out and buy a new car, coz it wasn’t worth repairing!¬† All in the space of 3 days.¬† So I think we can safely say, that I’ve had my fair share of¬†“spooky” happenings.

Anyway, I have at least managed to make some cards this week – great de-stressing pasttime ūüôā

So, having¬†delved into the Sundae of Seasons CD for Halloween last time, I¬†had another look¬†and found these images to do with sewing, and got some inspiration¬†from the¬†Polkadoodles website.¬† The card is¬†8×8 and I’ve put a base layer of blue card and then some yellow gingham paper, onto which I have stamped some faux stitching to create the border and distressed the edges with my little Tim Holtz tool.¬† The images have been printed from the CD as has the sentiment – I think the images are brilliant, they’re very realistic and dimensional.¬† The swatches, are various gingham papers from my stash, cut out using the spellbinders swatch die in different sizes.¬† I’ve also used my spellbinders to cut out and layer the sentiment.¬† I’ve then added some buttons and a little bit of ribbon to finish it off.

And I’d like to enter it into the following challenges:-

Anything Goes – Anything Goes

Moving Along with the Times – Stitch Up

That Craft Place – Tic Tac Toe (Dies – Border – Button)

The Crafty Pad – Anything Goes

Well that’s all for now, in the middle of¬†cooking dinner for the parents.¬† Mum is¬†lending me her car to get through the week until I get my new one.¬† Will be back again soon.




Spooky…. 26/10/2012

Filed under: Crop Days,Polkadoodles,Stampin Up — rachelscraftyfolder @ 12:45 pm

Good Afternoon All,

I promised I’d be back with the efforts of our last crop.¬† I did actually manage to make two cards, but this one got finished whereas the other one still needs some titivating!

My mum set the challenge this time round and chose “Halloween”.¬† Can’t say I’ve done a Halloween card before, so had to really hunt through my stash to see what I had, if anything!¬† Thankfully I found my Polkadoodles Sundae of Seasons CD, which has some really cute images on it, which can be printed in colour or as a digi stamp allowing you to colour them in yourself.¬† I decided to cheat and use the coloured images.¬† But I did get my inks out to do my background.

I’ve used a plain black base card, and then layered up with a lime green card and bright orange card.¬† Both have been scratched around the edges with my Tim Holtz distressing tool and inked lightly with black.¬† The orange card has been stamped with the lovely large spiders web, which I think is from the Magnolia range and then the little spider is a Stampin Up stamp, to which I’ve added some googly eyes to make it less scary!¬† I don’t do spiders under normal circumstances ūüėź

The stamps were all borrowed from my friend Sonia on the day, who came with all sorts of bits and pieces to do with Halloween, including some rather strange tasting sweets!  All good fun and games as usual.

Anyway, I’d like to enter this into the following challenges:-

Moving Along with the Times – too cute to spook

The Crafty Pad – use an animal

The Pink Elephant – Halloween

Totally Papercrafts – Spooky Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone – hope nothing too spoooooky happens ūüôā