Sunday 10 August 2014

Giving Thanks

I feel lucky to have such a big family, who enjoy spending time together, and I love it when the "out-of'towners" stay over. has been really good that they have made an early getaway this morning due to the children's social calendar, and Gran has time to get crafty on a damp Sunday afternoon. Equally as good, my lovely (Italian-born) husband is making lasagne from scratch!!! YUM!!!

I am also excited by the fact that my BBB (big brown box) with my pre-order for the Holiday Catalogue arrived on Friday. I had too many errands to run Friday, and the visitors arrived early Saturday, so didn't get a chance to play till now. I have managed to mount a couple of stamp sets, including Four Feathers, which I KNOW will be a favourite. Another stamp set I received this order is from the new-ish annual catalogue. And Many More has 23 sentiments in it, covering babies, birthdays and almost every other event you can dream up. It actually took me quite a long time to put all those stamps on blocks and match up the labels. I've used one and a half on my card - thanks actually has "Give" before it.

I loved the challenge colours at Colour Q, it took me a long time to start to love Summer Starfruit, but now I hope it returns sometime when Stampin' Up! do another re-jig of colours! It's great to use these colour challenges, as this one in particular used a combination I would never have dreamed of, but even DH has commented on the colours. You probably can't see, but I used the fourth of the Four Feathers to stamp on the Summer Starfruit layer.

 As for the sketch, Freshly Made Sketches always give me inspiration, but this one, with more complicated layers was a real challenge for me. When I think I've pulled it off, I get such a thrill. There's still some time left for you to enter one or both of these challenges too.

Thanks for popping by my blog,



  1. The feathers caught my eye right away and are definitely high on my wishlist! I love your use of the sketch with the grouping of feathers to the side. Thank you for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  2. You totally rocked both of these challenges! The feathers are fantastic in those colors and I love your textured background. Thanks for joining us at colourQ and Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. I love your card and can't wait to get that bundle, myself! It's really fun, TFS!

  4. Great job combining challenges! Those feathers look fantastic on this fab card! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  5. Love this! That set is on my wishlist and I hope it get it soon. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  6. Wonderful card and I have to say these colors look amazing stamped with feathers, just the perfect stamps. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ColourQ this week.

  7. Rachel, I had a hard time concentrating after I read the word "lasagne!!" I've come by to congratulate you on your well-deserved Courtier recognition from ColourQ for this stunning card!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Well done Rachel. Your card is lovely and very deserving of the two wins.


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