Rachel's Crafty Folder

for my crafty moments

Beautiful Mind 22/08/2014

Filed under: Basic Grey,Challenges,Creative Expressions,Indigoblu,Tim Holtz — rachelscraftyfolder @ 9:19 pm

Beautiful Mind

Good Evening All – something very different from me this week 🙂

I decided to have a go at a canvas – eek!  I’m going to be attending a Hels Sheridan workshop at Daisy’s on Sunday, so thought it would be a good idea if I played around a little beforehand, and I have literally had everything out in my workshop 🙂

I’ve used the current Mojo Monday Sketch challenge as the basis to work from and I wanted to use the “Beautiful Mind” stamp set from Indigoblu, as the saying about talking to yourself is sooooo appropriate for me 😀

So, I covered the whole of the base canvas with Scattered Straw distress ink, then put a clock and cogs mask over the top and inked through with Wild Honey.  I’ve then stamped a crackle effect using Rusty Hinge and spritzed with copper Cosmic Shimmer mist.

The design papers are all from the Basic Grey Manila paper pad and I’ve inked them up to match the base canvas.  On two, I stamped and embossed the images with Coffee Bean Brilliance ink and clear embossing powder and on the other two I used my flitter glue and flakes.

  The leaves are the Petite Vinery Dies by Sue Wilson, the glass vials have been filled with some sand (of which I have loads at the moment, where I’ve been working in my garden), the hand has been stamped onto shrink plastic and then I added the couple of brass trinkets for good measure!

I think it’s OK?  It’s been quite fun actually, getting everything out, having a play and getting mucky 🙂

Anyway, I shall post my workshop make after Sunday so you can see how I got on, but in the meantime thanks for dropping by



to dream…. 25/04/2014

Filed under: Challenges,Lily of the Valley,Stampin Up,Tim Holtz — rachelscraftyfolder @ 9:45 am

to dreamGood Morning All,

Well I did manage to do some crafting over the Easter weekend eventually – although it wasn’t the best weekend – the puppy was poorly and the boiler decided to stop working, so not the most relaxing time 😦

Anyhow, this is what I did, it’s an A5 card which has been layered up with some chocolate brown card and design papers from the Wellington pack from DoCrafts.  The image is another one from Lily of the Valley.  I’ve then added some Adage Tickets by Tim Holtz, which I’ve inked over with vintage photo distress ink, the ribbon is from my stash and the little button has been done with a Sizzix cut and emboss folder, which I think I got from Stampin Up?

As usual, I’ve taken the current Mojo Monday challenge layout and followed that.

I also forgot to show you all, what I did for my staff this year for their Easter pressie.

I made carrots 🙂carrots1

The orange part has been done using the Petal Cone die from Stampin Up, which the lovely Sonia lent me for the purpose, and then the green tops have been cut on her Silhouette machine.  I put little white chocolate rabbits inside and a card candy in the centre of the green bit to finish it off (which you can’t see in this photo).  Seemed to go down well with the staff – I didn’t have any left when we finished up for the weekend 😀

Well, I’d best go, got a man coming round to talk about a new boiler in a little while, but I’ll be back again soon



new home 13/02/2014

Filed under: Challenges,Graphic 45,Tim Holtz — rachelscraftyfolder @ 9:05 pm

New HomeGood Evening All

Well, this weeks Mojo Monday challenge seemed to lend itself extremely well to a new home card, which I needed to do for a friend this week.

The card is A5 in size and I’ve used Graphic 45 design papers for the background and to cover the house shape – which is the cottage chipboard shape from Stamps Away.  I’ve done some inking around the edges of both, with Vintage Photo distress ink.  I could have made the cottage more 3D, as the elements are in the pack to do this, but as I am posting the card, I decided to keep it relatively flat.

The heart shape is a Tim Holtz die and then I’ve used some little key shaped embellishments to finish off.

I hope my friend likes it and settles nicely into her new home 🙂

Anyway, that’s all for now, but I’ll be back again soon




little things 23/07/2013

Filed under: Challenges,Spellbinders,Stampin Up,Tim Holtz — rachelscraftyfolder @ 6:00 pm

little thingsGood Evening All

Am off this week, so have had a little bit of time to myself to be able to do what I like.  So, this afternoon, seeing as it was a fraction cooler in my craft room, I have made this offering.

I have used the Afternoon Daydream Scrappin Kit from Stampin Up again for my design papers and card, a 5 x 7 base white card and the current Mojo Monday Challenge layout for the design.

The sentiment is a stamp from Tim Holtz and the label has been die cut using my romantic rectangle spellbinders.  The ribbon and flowers are from my stash and thankfully co-ordinated really well 🙂

Providing the weather remain reasonable, I shall continue crafting this evening, so will be back again with something new.  Thanks for dropping by.




Anniversary wishes 24/04/2013

Filed under: Challenges,Stampin Up,Tim Holtz — rachelscraftyfolder @ 6:28 pm

Anniversary cardGood Evening All

I needed to come up with a very quick card for my brother’s wedding anniversary tomorrow!  So here’s a very contemporary card based on the current Mojo Monday sketch.

I’ve used a 5×7 base card and layered it up with some black and then orange card.  The polka dot paper comes from Stampin Up and the ribbon is some from my stash.  I’ve then used some Tim Holtz adage tickets, which I’ve just tucked under the ribbon.  I think I’ve picked appropriate wording, but the peel off sentiment does clarify the reason for the card – just in case 🙂

Short and sweet I’m afraid, need to get it in the post!

Back again soon



very best wishes 10/07/2012

Filed under: Challenges,Spellbinders,Stampin Up,Tim Holtz — rachelscraftyfolder @ 9:51 pm

Good Evening All

Well this card was started quite late last night and I’ve not long since finished it this evening!  Makes it sound a bit epic, doesn’t it, but I have been to work in between!  It started off heading in one direction and then I changed my mind halfway through 😉

One of the girls at work turns 50 this week, so I thought I’d do something a bit special for her.  The papers I have used are from Stampin Up and the bottom one is flocked, which gives the card a very luxurious feel.

I’ll be very honest and tell you that I have used one of Sue Wilson’s previous card designs for my inspiration, but from there on in, it’s all my own work.  The base card has been made using 2 pieces of black card, cut, folded and stuck together to make an 8×8.  I’ve then layered the various papers and pierced the base one around the edges.  The sentiment has been stamped and embossed and then cut out using my nesties.  The flowers have been cut using a Tim Holtz die and then I’ve spritzed them with water and scrunched them up.  The centre of the flowers are black pearl brads, which I got from the Hobby House along with the hat pins behind the bow.

I’m going to enter this into the following challenges:-

Cupcake Craft Challenges – Number Cruncher

Moving Along with the Times – Make it Sentimental

That Craft Place – Anything Goes

I’m really quite pleased with how this card turned out in the end and I really hope that Alison at work is pleased with it too 🙂

Will be back again soon




Thinking of You… 06/07/2012

Filed under: Challenges,Spellbinders,Stampin Up,Tim Holtz — rachelscraftyfolder @ 1:55 pm

Good Afternoon All

I know I’ve been quiet for a few weeks, just seem to have been really rather busy!  Aren’t we all?

Anyway, finally got around to making some cards this week using the Mojo Monday sketch 248.  I’ve used an A6 card – which I haven’t done for ages – and a green and black colour scheme, which was inspired by the butterfly on the card.  The papers are from Stampin Up layered onto some plain black card.  The sentiment is a stamp from Hot off the Press, which I’ve had for years.  I’ve used my nesties to cut the ovals and then I’ve inked with the die still in place using my Distress Inks.   It’s quite a striking colour scheme, but works really well.

Anyway, I’ll be back again soon, it’s crop day on Sunday so hopefully will have something to show for it at the end of the day! 🙂