Monday, 4 July 2011

LIM at last!!!

Hello everyone, and welcome here today, it's taken a long time to get here but finally I've a card or two to share for the LIM 22 Challenge
For our challenge this week we would like to see you use 
SHADES of BLUE
You can use a white card base, but we do want to see more than one colour of blue, not just one!
 
 
I've come to the conclusion that blue is not my favourite colour but by sticking to it I produced three or four cards and some will be relegated to either the bin or salvaged in some way probably by cutting up!!   Drawing around the stencil was a big challenge, LOL There is blue card and inked paper and DP all over the place........not a good day:{




The stencil is Tattered Angels and the ink is a Marvy blending block shades of Blue
Stamps by Rubbadubbadoo, the UK firm but now out of business:{ Sentiment by PTI and jewel peel offs by Stampendous.
About time I checked out the other entries at LIM, loads of inspiration there:0) TTFN 

 

69 comments:

Carla said...

great work, the second card is my favourite

Cynthia Schelzig said...

mmmmtwo beauties for today...I especially like the omg you got better nerves than I do drawing around the stencil....I admire your tenacity:) Maybe they have a prize for that over at LIM..........

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Well I think you've done a good job Gay!
Hugs, Sandra

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Very effective cards in shades of blue. Very effective. Tracy x

Dana said...

Both cards are lovely but the second one is just gorgeous.

Elin said...

Wow this is two beautiful card! Love them! Hugs Elin

Vicky Hayes said...

More gorgeousness from you Gay! Both cards are lovely but the first particularly appeals to me. Vx

cardz said...

Don't relegate them to the bin! I really like the delicate style of the second one and the first one is very clever.

Jan said...

Love them Gay, my favourite is the first one xx Jan

Debs M said...

2 great cards but i love the stencilled one! Thanks for the comments x

dahlhousedesigns said...

I always find it funny when you are not inspired by a certain color, how hard it is to be happy with the card in the end. I think both cards are just lovely! But I love blue. :)


lisa a.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Two fabulously beautiful cards Gay - love the vintage lady image. Hope all is well with you and yours - hugs, Sylvia xxx

elinarsku. said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful, both of them.

craftattack said...

Lovely cards, I especially love the stamp you have used for the second one, I have a similar one - my lady looks in the other direction! Hugs, Valerie

Zoechaos said...

Lovely graceful cards delightful XOXO Zoe

Suze Bain said...

Love the stencil and the shades of blue in your first card and love the image and sentiment in the second one.xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Don't you dare throw any of your gorgeous work away I will have it ! lol you are much too hard on yourself . These two are super gorgeous especially love the first one very dynamic and very YOU.

Marie

Michellem said...

You did a great job with the blue challenge - LOVE how you traced around the stencil - very fancy!

Netty said...

Both terrific cards Gay, x

fatmonica said...

I love these especially the second one.That stamp's gorgeous!

Beryl K said...

Two fabulous cards, but the second one has to be my favourite, such a stunning image
Beryl x

Rachelxx said...

They are both fab cards!

Love the shading on the first & the image looking towards the sentiment on the second :-)

GinaA said...

Like the sharp edges of the stencil, well worth the effort.

Debgem said...

Gay - these are both gorgeous cards. I just love the first one with that magnificent flourish - looks fab. The second card is simply lovely - her face is so serene, and it's a lovely sentiment! Great work!

Fiona said...

Fab first LIM card. Love how you drew around the stencil-so neat, and great shades of blue too. (I'm not a fan of it either, don't tell Chrissie or Mandi!lol)

Joey said...

ooooh they are both fab fab fab, I love the striking look to the top card. Joey x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Gay
Gorgeous cards love the second one .....
i HAVE LOTS OF BLUES BUT ALL A BIT TURQUOISY...WOULD LIKE A NICE BLUE...CAN YOU RECCOMEND ANY GAY.....
HUGS S YLVIE
XX

Rosemary said...

both card are fabby, gay! i think i like the first one best, though.

kingstonmama said...

Hi Gay, two lovely cards. I love the shades of blue you've used on both of them. That PTI sentiment is fabulous, and looks perfect the way you've stamped it under the figure.

The Crafty Elf said...

Your cards are so creative, I do love them! For not liking blue, you've done a wonderful job!

Theresa said...

Hello Gay, WOW! Both of your cards are just fabulous. I love the image on the 2nd card, but I also love the image on the first card. I think they are both fabulous. I hate to hear you cut up these two cards. Just beautiful!!

E.T said...

OK wow wow and more WOW! This is fabulous!

Eileen said...

Well ... blue might not be your fave colour but it's done you proud here!!

Love 'em both ! xxx

Eileen xx

Ang C said...

Beautiful cards

juxxboxx said...

Two lovely cards love it.
juxx

Anne said...

That's real dedication to draw round the stencil but worth it, gives a great effect and I think both cards are lovely
Anne
x

Maribel said...

Beautiful two, the lady is divine and the first really original. I love both.

Jules said...

Hi Gay

Beautiful work .. .. I particularly love the first one.

Love Jules xx

Suzi B said...

Love your style... these are fabulous, the second one is my favourite, know what you mean about inky papers all over the place, talk about keep it simple!!!!
Sue :)

Jenny said...

I really like the 'off the edge' design and the outline really makes it pop. Love the bling too :)
Beautiful image on your second card :)
Jenny x

hazel said...

Two beautiful cards - I love them both.
xxx Hazel.

Kathyk said...

Two lovely cards and the general opinion of the first one should tell you that you shouldn't recycle any part of it but send it as it is!!

Kathyk

Pops x said...

HI sweetie these are both stunning the blue reminds me of my nan, i used to live with her when i was young and she has all blue pots hugs pops x

Sarah said...

That first card is so striking. Really lovely shading. Perfect for the theme. xx

ninarsku said...

so pretty - both of them! If I have to choose, the first one would be my pick.

timepasshobbies said...

Wow Gay! These are just FAB! :)
The first one is very elegant and pretty! The second was done with a stamp?!?!?! Geez! I would have never guessed! Awesome stuff! :)

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

the second card is my favorite. so delicate.

Reggirl said...

Very nicely done!!!! I love both of them but I prefer the top one myself. Thank you,
Reg X

Linda R. said...

WOW!! These look amazing.. I love both of them my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Susan said...

Gay, I think both cards are simply awesome...but my "favorite" is the first...it might have been a lot of work, but boy was it worth it!! LOVE the effect of the ink!!My Card

Juls said...

wow these are just GORGEOUS!!!! Love the 2nd one its just so soft and romantic! such inspiring work! Hugs Juls

dutchstamptramp said...

Both absolutely stunning cards!

Mandi said...

These are absolutely stunning Gay
I love the second, although it isn't my usual taste
Stunning!
Thank you
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Mrs.B said...

Two gorgeous cards, but I must say, I do love the vintage 'Lady in Blue'.
Avril x

Valerie said...

Beautiful cards Gay, I love the image on the 2nd one!
Val x

Linby said...

Stunning first card, but I like the subtlety of the second one.
Linbyx

Susan Allan said...

A gorgeous girl! I love the blue inks, graduated shades of blue, simple but very effective!
Sue xx

Christine B. said...

Hi Gay, hope you are well and having a good week. I'm very well thanks. Love your blue cards. I especially like the stencil one, it's so different. Hugs x ChrisB

Angela Weimer said...

these are both beautiful. thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

You really nailed the 'blue' theme. These are gorgeous.
Love the thank you one - that image is so pretty.
Caroline xxx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Gay

Ooohhh these are both gorgeous... and fabulous cards.

Hugs

Tina (no 191)

lisa said...

I love blue, so these really caught my eye, Gay. I love the shades on the first one and the second one is gorgeous, she looks so serene.
Hugs Lisax

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful cards!!1 The first one really caught my eye :)

Simone said...

Two fab cards!!!
Simone

Junie said...

Such magical cards Gay !!! I just love them !!!

Viv said...

Fab cards again Gay, well done again :O) Viv xx

Emily Leiphart said...

I love both of these clean and simple cards, Gay! You are the queen of CAS!

Spardha said...

Super beautiful cards!.. WOW!.. love the masking in the first one! :D

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