Sunday, 7 September 2014

Finally have some space to work in

Well the craft room is still a work in progress but I now have room to do a bit of stamping again and, motivated by Freshly Made Sketches 152 and my new Stampin Up goodies, I felt my long lost mojo tugging at me.  At last!

Kim Singdahlsen has joined the Clean Team as a regular, I do love her cards, and the one she has up for inspiration this challenge got me thinking, which of course led to some inking.....and this was the result.

I used Wisteria Wonder and Vanilla card stocks with Wisteria Wonder and Hello Honey inks (a lot of sponging going on there) along with the Kinda Eclectic stamp set.  It's hard to see in the photo but the tiniest pearl size in the Stampin Up packet is perfect to dot the i in kindness.

I got a little carried away with the sponging so I'm not sure this will be "clean" enough but the most important thing for me is I'm back at my desk and stamping again....and I've missed it!

Photography is getting a little better, thank you to everyone who posted and emailed me so many helpful tips.  I know I should have waited for daylight (it looks a little more "delicate" in daylight) but I'll miss the cut off on the challenge by the time I get in from work tomorrow.  Daylight light bulbs are going on the shopping list.


  1. The colors are warm and lovely together and I'm loving that layered butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. hi Rachel! wow, sweet card...I so luv the butterfly...darlin!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  3. Thanks for your comment for my DT work for Crazy for Cas.
    Nice to see this lovely card from you! Love the colours, design and butterfly!

  4. Very sweet card, Rachel! I am your newest follower and I look forward to seeing more of your cards. :) You can visit me here.

  5. Fabulous warm colours, Rachel .... the sponging really glows! Such a lovely butterfly with just the perfect amount of bling! Anita :)

  6. That's a beautiful butterfly card! Love the sponging! Hope to see more of you soon!

  7. Hi Rachel, thanks for the lovely comment and for 'following' me.
    Pretty card and love your sponging technique. That's something I am so bad at.
    Caroline xxx

  8. Hi Rachel :) Thank you for following my blog...I am now a follower of yours too :) I really love this card...the colour combo is pretty and the layered butterfly is just lovely!
    Lizy xx

  9. Love your pretty card Rachel and the sentiment is lovely. I really like how you stacked your butterflies and the dotty border really sets them off. Hope the Mojo sticks around - pesky things aren't they?
    Carol x

  10. Hello Rachel: I hope you read this comment, I'm so thankful for the sweet comment you left on my SWIM, BIKE, RUN card.
    I was hoping you would have an email address to write to you, I'm so happy to learn you will do your first Triathlon next year, I'm so excited and happy for you.
    I want to wish you the best of everything with your training and racing, I really hope you could contact me.
    My email address is:
    I'm no expert in this sport by any means but I do know about training and racing and most of all, enjoying every single minute of it.
    Thank you again for your sweet words. I hope you subscribe to my blog and come visit me again.
    Maria Rodriguez.