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




simple sunflower 05/10/2014

Filed under: Challenges,Lily of the Valley,Spellbinders,Visible Image — rachelscraftyfolder @ 7:45 pm

Sunflower Good Evening All

P1020687Sorry I’ve been absent for a while, just haven’t been in the mood 😦

Anyhow, had one on me today and came up with this 🙂

The sketch from the current Fusion Card Challenge made me think of a card I’d seen previously which was like two cards in one.  The little card on the right hand side overlaps the main card on the left to hold the card closed – if that makes sense?

The base card is A6 in size and I’ve used some Lily of the Valley papers to cover it.  The sunflower is a Spellbinder die and the sentiment on the inside is from Visible Image.

I’ve kept it very simple today 🙂 need to get back into the swing of things!



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




Superson 08/05/2014

Filed under: Challenges,Spellbinders,Stampin Up — rachelscraftyfolder @ 7:18 pm

SuperSonGood Evening All

Apologies for my absence, I could have sworn I posted my card last week, but obviously not 😐

So below is the card I made last week, and this is the one for this weeks Mojo Monday challenge.  You’ll see a bit of theme running through them as I have been asked to make 5 cards for the same little boy using the new Lego Superheroes images.

I’ve had to trawl the internet for the individual heroes, but I think I’m nearly there!

Anyhow, this weeks card is an A5 card, the blue background has been embossed with a chevron embossing folder from Stampin Up.  The “S” has been cut using my Brother Scan’n’Cut and I’ve just layered this onto a square with one corner cut away to give me the diamond shape – I’m quite chuffed with how that bit turned out.

The banner at the top is a spellbinder die and the sentiment has been done on the computer.  I still feel it needs something else, just can’t quite decide what?  Still, I’ve got a couple of weeks before the little boy’s birthday, so I have some time to think about it.

Well, that’s it for tonight, gotta try and get another one done, if I can, and it’s our crop on Sunday,ironman
so will hopefully be back again soon with our makes, assuming we get anything done of course 🙂




baby blues 17/04/2014

Filed under: Challenges,Forever Friends,Lily of the Valley,Martha Stewart,Spellbinders — rachelscraftyfolder @ 8:17 pm

baby bluesGood Evening All

A celebratory card this week, for my friend Kay, who became a Grandma for the first time 🙂

I’ve used the current Mojo Monday challenge layout, some baby blue card from my stash, design papers from Lily of the Valley and a Forever Friends topper.  The sentiment was done on the computer, to make sure it fitted in the space!  I’ve used my Spellbinder dies and the edging has been done with a Martha Stewart punch.

Cute card for a cute baby 🙂

Got a few days off now for the Easter break, so hoping to spend some time crafting, if I can, so will be back again soon




thanks… 10/04/2014

Filed under: Challenges,Kanban,Spellbinders,Stampin Up — rachelscraftyfolder @ 6:47 pm

thanksGood Evening All,

Oooooh it’s been a long day 😦

But I thought I’d best get this posted tho, before I run out of time.

The current Mojo Monday challenge made me look to my stash of flowers this week, and the burnt orange colour of these ones, is just gorgeous (unfortunately I don’t think it shows up that well in the photo).

So, I managed to find some co-ordinating card and teamed it with some old Kanban design papers.  The bow has been cut using the Die-namics Beautiful Bows die and the sentiment has been cut using a Spellbinders die.  The “Thanks” stamp is from a Stampin Up set and I have absolutely no idea where the flowers came from, but they’re lovely 🙂

Anyway, I am absolutely shattered so I think I’m going to give in and go to bed!

Back again soon



special little person 19/01/2014

Filed under: Challenges,S.W.A.L.K.,Spellbinders — rachelscraftyfolder @ 9:42 am

special little personGood Morning All

I have finally managed to clear the pile of half started cards that I had in my spare bedroom 🙂

This is one of them.

I’d already stamped the image sometime ago, but then hadn’t done anything with it.  Its a S.W.A.L.K. stamp from Crafters Companion and I’ve coloured it in with my promarkers.  I’d actually stamped it twice, so I did one in pink and one in blue, but seeing as we had a little boy card a couple of weeks back, decided I’d show the little girl card today.

The image fits nicely inside the smallest of the Grand Decorative Circle dies from spellbinders, and I’ve then cut out each die in alternate pink and white card, using the largest circle, folded in half to make the card.  Because the dies are so decorative the only thing I’ve then added is a little white bow.

I’m going to enter this into the Crafty Calendar Challenge for January, which is “let’s celebrate”.

Well, I’m hoping today that I will get a few more cards made, so will be back again soon with something else.

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