Friday, 30 September 2011

Demo Samples

Hi folks
Sorry I haven't blogged for a couple of weeks, but between taking over the Stampeezee webshop, and working full time for the last few weeks I haven't had a minute.
I'm currently reviewing the webshop prices as obviously my overheads are not as high as Debbie's were so I'm hoping to pass on some savings to my Customers. I'm also about to put some new stock online so please keep popping on if you get a spare minute as there may be something that takes your fancy.
I've got a few demo's coming up for Design Objectives and have put together some samples using the Tatty Teddy range and also one of the Papermania Nostalgic Christmas ranges:
I painted this image with Distress Inks on watercolour card. I am really pleased with the result.

Pretty Poinsetta image coloured with Pro-markers

I really like this idea - a stamp and embossing folder that match. The snowflake is a Spellbinder die I bought last year. 

I don't usually use die cut characters, but I do like this one.

Anyhow, must get on and pack for tomorrow's demo.
Thanks for stopping by.

Rachel x

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Exciting News!

No samples today just my NEWS!!!
Took over the Stampeezee webshop yesterday. Lots to learn and it's going to take a while, but hopefully this is going to be a great move for me.
Please drop by and have a browse if you have time. I'll be re-stocking and adding new lines shortly and should soon be able to accept card payments, not only Paypal as I have now.
I'd like to say a big THANK YOU to Debbie for all her support and giving me the opportunity to turn my dream into a reality and I really hope that she enjoys the next stage of her life.

Anyhow that's all for now.
Thanks for stopping by.

Rachel x

Friday, 9 September 2011

Belles & Whistles Challenge

Hi there

Another first first for me - a sketch challenge. This one is for the Belles & Whistles Challenge. I have used the first stamp I bought by Elisabeth Bell a few years ago and is an image I love.

I have used papers by K&Co and coloured the topper with ProMarkers. For the shape the sketch requested I have used a Sizzix die, I cut the flower from vellum that has first been embossed using a Cuttlebug embossing folder and then layered up. The sentiment is from Lily of the Valley and the butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch.
I am really enjoying entering challenges - I find that I am really having to think about what I'm making - good for brain!!
Well, that's all for now.

Rachel x

Tuesday, 6 September 2011


Hi there,
Here is my entry into the Simply Less Is More Challenge this week:
For this Challenge I used a stamp set from Paper Artsy. The background was stamped using Archival Coffee ink.  I made the watch face by heating copper embossing powder in a foil muffin case and when molten pouring out onto my craft sheet and stamping into it with my rubber stamp inked up with Versamark ink. For definition I brushed over it with copper mica powder. The sentiment was also embossed with copper E/P and I edged this and the kraft card blank with a copper pen.  I hope you like my masculine, metallic card.

Bye for now

Rach x