Welcome To Rayley Crafts Blog

Welcome to my Blog I am a crafter and I enjoy all types from knitting and crochet to papercraft, jewellery making and sewing join me on my crafting journey.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Lazy crafter

Hi its been a week or two since my last blog post,
ive been really poorly the past couple of weeks with a cold not to mention juggling a 7 year old and a newborn baby.
I hope to do some more crafting over the easter holidays as i won't have the long 4 mile walk school run to do for a couple of weeks.
I have however ordered some new crafty goodies such as
some peel off sentiments
Twinkling h20 paints
Paper piercing ruler
Some brown kraft card blanks
And a few freebies from magazines including a bow maker and a stamp set all which i hope to be using soon in the meantime here are a few photos of some cards i made a while back that i found the pictures for

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Vintage style butterfly card

This is a card I made today using some leftover butterfly embellishments that I had, i think that the colours of the gold and blue look really nice together, I tore some of the papers and used a tim holtz distress ink on it.
I shaped the butterfly wings by curling them on my scissors to give them a bit more dimension.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Liebster Blog Award

I had a lovely suprise yesterday opened my email to find that a lovely lady from http://inpaperheaven.blogspot.ca/ had nominated me for the Liebster Blog award thanks ever so much for this Loretta
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Sunday, 3 March 2013

Starbucks card

Today i set myself a challenge to make a card using the leftover cup and wrapper from my starbucks coffee and a brown paper bag, my husband laughed at me when i said i was going to do this and thought that i was joking ....
here it is.

i love it i don't think i will be able to give this one away but it makes me think of what else i can make using rubbish

Paint fusion card

I made a beautiful card using my sheena dougalss paint fusion stamps and paints, I even learned how to do the crackle technique too. The card blank was made by using my spellbinders dies to create a lovely shaped card.
Here is the result I am very pleased with it

Friday, 1 March 2013

Alice in wonderland

Here is my card made using spellbinders dies and an alice in wonderland kit

Spellbinders Card

Today i set myself the challenge of making a card using just spellbinders dies, my grand callibur and papers
I chose a monochrome with red and gold colour scheme with red ribbon
The papers were from a Kanban kit called Mckenzie
The dies I used were
Shapeabilities Pendants Tulips for the main design
Shapeabilities Flourish accent for the corners
Edgeabilities Classic bracket for the side of the card.

Rose Easel Card

My next creation this week was a rose decoupage easel card finished with a beautiful butterfly with green sparkles on its body, blue ribbon with tag and a gold peel off border.
Bev X