Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Round I go again, more Less is More, :0)

Hello again, I've got circles on the brain, just a few more for LIM.

I should really be getting on with other stuff but as I said, circles on the brain......................

Bathing Beauties
Coloured with Copics





                                                                          
  I've loved this set and used so many of them. Circles are a favourite of mine I've always liked circular things in design they appeal to me, haven't a clue why?


 On this next card I used several Nestie's as templates and inked through them stamping the butterfly over the top.







 This next card I made with Andy Skinner's stamps another set recently purchased and used so many times, I just love it.
The circles were embossed then I stamped the sentiment stamp onto red card, punched out the circles and placed them at different hieghts, you can see the embossing better if you click and enlarge the photo.
Thank you for your visit, please come back again :0)


 I used
Isabelle Norris Eclectic Butterfly, out of stock, ATM  sorry
Isabelle Norris, with KatzelKraft, Nature and Travel quotes
Crafty Secrets, Bathing Beauties
 Andy Skinner's Gothic set
Waltzing mouse Fancy Phrases                                     

54 comments:

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

OOOH - you def have circles on your mind. These are great cards Gay.

Now . . . go alter something like you're supposed to!!! You naughty girl.

Hugs, Sarn x

Doreen said...

Wow you have been busy these are all gorgeous Gay.xxx

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

you have wonderful stamps! i love them all!! beautiful cards as always

Tejal said...

OMG OMG!! these are so so fabulous!! I love them..especially the coloring on the first, the butterflies on the 2nd and the brilliant design on the 3rd...
If this is what you do when had to do something else, I just wonder what you'd come up with if you really had to make cards???

Valerie said...

OMG Gay you must be dizzy! These are stunning and my favourite is the 2nd one with the butterflies, love the vintage feel. Have to say I love the 1st one as well and can you send me some inspiration please:))

craftattack said...

Great cards, and the butterflies are EXTRA great! Valerie

Viv said...

Oooh such great cards Gay and such variety too! my fav is the butterflies one I think, great idea :O) Viv xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely cards, all very effective and I love love that butterfly one, very striking. Tracy Evans x

The Crafty Elf said...

Super cards as always Gay it's amazing what you can do with circles, circles and more circles. You blow my mind...I make one card and you make several and each and everyone is fantastic! Wow!
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Netty said...

Oh wow Gay such fabulous cards and the butterfly one really stands out. Fabulous work, x

Mandi said...

Fabby cards Gay
All so different but all brilliant
I love the butterfly one!
Thank you
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Marijke's stamping creations said...

these are gorgeous, especially the one with the butterflies

Marijke

timepasshobbies said...

Whoa Gay! You really went circles! :) FAB cards all of them!
Did you emboss the last card one by one??? *sigh*

GinaA said...

Great seagull placement for the 'fun in the sun' that is a really fabulous diving stamp, I thought at first she was surfing! Must admit that the Butterflies are my favourite.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Brilliant cards Gay - you always seem to find THE most unusual and fabulous stamps (I would love to go craft shopping with you)!! Love them all, but my favourite is the Fun in the Sun card - the bathing beauties are gorgeous, but the placement of the seagull is perfection.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Just can't keep away can you !! and why not , fabulous work once again love them all, ! You are a great colourer in and even manage to stay inside the lines !!! Fabulous techniques on all of them and each one so different, well done that man !

Marie

Junie said...

Oh Gay your cards just blow me away !!! WOOOOOOOOOSHHHHHHHHHHHHH !!! I mean in a good way !!! These are just truly STUNNING !!! I particularly love love love the middle card !!!! YOU ROCK !!!

Elizabeth said...

All three gorgeous cards!!

fatmonica said...

Love them all especially the first one.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Gay

Wow you've made some great designs for the circles challenge love 'em all! Thanks also for your lovely comments on my blog.

Take care

Tina

kingstonmama said...

Three fabulous cards, Gay! I love them all for different reasons, but I think my favorite is the last one. Super simple and striking.

Lynn said...

Wow Gay, you certainly have got circles on the brain! Three cards in a row - go girl! They are all gorgeous and I could not possibly pick a favourite. Lynn x

Vicky Hayes said...

These are all gorgeous Gay but the bathing beauties are my faves. I think it's the unexpected colours. That and the seagull! Vx

Christine B. said...

Wow stunning cards yet again. You make the most amazing cards. I adore the second one with the butterflies. Hugs x ChrisB

Debs M said...

3 fabulous cards, think the fun in the sun is my fave x

Pauline said...

Wow, fabulous cards! Love them all, but I really like the inked circles and butterflies one, it's a technique I have yet to master!

Elin said...

Again more lovely cards! My favorit is the one with the butterflies. Love the colours and how you blended colours :)

Chrissie said...

Wow Gay, I love all of these and each so different!
You must have really been inspired this week.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Jenny said...

Such a feast for our eyes Gay, I love all three and they are so different. You're such a versatile crafter :)
I've never thought about my favourite shape but I suppose I'm drawn to circles too :)
Jenny x

Karen Aicken said...

Wow - you did an amazing job with the circle theme. I struggled to just get one card done! (to be posted tomorrow). I love all yours - but I think the butterfly one is my favourite. TFS
Cheers, Karen
alteredscrapbooking.blogspot.com

Shelley Starkis said...

Wow! These are all gorgeous, but I love, love, LOVE the butterfly card ;)

Jules said...

Hi Gay

Three beautiful cards here .. .. so much to see and learn from.

I particularly love the second one with the gorgeous butterfies. A wonderful finished project with stunning colours.

Love Jules xx

Kristel said...

These are really fabulous cards Gay!!
Hugs Kristel

Suzi B said...

Wow! as everyone else is saying! fabulous cards..I love the butterflies.
Sue:)

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Gay

Thank you for the tip on the no more shims thingy - I have got one - but thanks so much for letting me know about it anyway. The stencil I was using was so thin I needed paper shims as well (although I didn't make that clear in my post).

Take care and thanks again.

Speak soon

Tina
X

Suze Bain said...

You make such fabulous cards Gay, my favourite of these is the butterfly one, absolutely gorgeous. xx

Linda R. said...

All your circles look amazing.. I just love the bathing beauty's.. So fun.. But they are all fabulous..

I missed you last post, How did that happen.. Yea.. Your computer is fixed.

Hugs, Linda

Sasha said...

All your cards are so perfectly stamped and beautifully coloured, Gay. I really love the butterfly one, such a fab effect!

Susan said...

You've done it again! LOVE all three cards, although if pushed to make a choice, I believe the last one is slightly ahead of the other two. LOVE the design and the look of that third card!! My card

Anne said...

What a stunning set of circles! Like the idea of using Nesties as templates and the butterflies, but those bathing beauties look great, especially with the seagull at the top, nice touch
Anne
x

Kathyk said...

FAB-U-LOUS cards from you but I am in AWE of your pink/orange butterfly card

KAthyk

Fleur said...

STUNNING cards Gay, I absolutly adore the butterflies, really beautiful. Sorry not been about much, trying to catch up on my DT comments.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Mina said...

wow wow wow Gay these are complete stunner, what a perfect use for circles...oh and did I say wow lol
Mina xxx
so happy you got your comp fixed

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, Gay, these are amazing! I don't even know where to start. The first card really made me smile. The second card is just a stunning combination of stamps, colours and layers. The third card is so romantic!

Sarita said...

These are all lovely circle creations, I perticularly love the inky butterfly circles, your stamping is amazing.
Fab fab work,
Love Sarita xx

kelly said...

what a great bunch of circle inspired cards!
Kelly xx

Spardha said...

wow!.. all the cards are gorgeous!.. love all the circles! :D

Faith A said...

Wow Gay, you have outdone yourself again, these are beautiful cards. Couldn't favour one over another, just lovely cards

Valerie said...

Congrats on being showcased Gay, well deserved:)
Val x

Dotty Jo said...

Just back from holiday and my PC doesn't seem to want to play ball and let me comment! Congrats on your ShowCASe - well deserved as always, Jo x

Lisa A. said...

Hi, Gay!! These cards are so wonderful...what a way to use circles1! I love the butterfly one...the pop of bold color against the white is amazing...they are all so very nice:)!!

Lins said...

Hi Gay,

what a beauties! Your cards are such an inspiration.
Congrats on being the showcase with LIM with such a gorgeous card!

Have a nice weekend,

Lins :)

Mrs.B said...

Didn't see this cards until now, WOW! they're fab, love the bathing beauties, and the way you have positioned them.
Avril x

lisa said...

You've certainly gone dotty with all these circles, Gay. They are all wonderful but I love the butterflies in the middle. Inking in the nesties is a great idea, I shall definitely be giving that a go, it's so effective.
Hugs Lisax