Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Somethings cooking .........

Hello there and welcome, it's lovely to see you:0)
The challenge over at Less is More this week is a recipe

Take 3 Challenges
We want you to choose 3 from any of our previous 29 and combine them in your design.

My card is using challenges
  • week 1 Pink Black and white.
  • week 2 One layer , flower or tree.
  • week 4 Three squares.
I chose the first three because I didn't take part in the challenges until week 7 so I missed them, if I was really clever I'd have incorporated all the weeks that I missed but sadly I'm not that clever LOL
The Divas Chrissie and Mandi have made some fabulous samples, check them out, if you have a minute!

I made a mask with my embossing board using Eclipse tape ( best thing since sliced bread, oh yeah!) and Graham's embossing board, I scored the 3 squares with a small embossing tool. This made the edges tear until I removed the squares making all the edges softer when I inked them. Cool!
The Chrysanthemum flower is from a really old stamp set from when Lakeland were selling crafty goodies! Oriental vases and swallows, I'm sure you've seen the set before. I stamped the whole image onto eclipse again and cut out the flower. Now using the tape upside down on top of the stamp I masked the rest of the image and just inked the flower. I've always loved that flower:0) I wonder what it would look like turned facing up?..........have to try that one :0) I can see you now turning your head to get a view, I only know that because that's what I did too LOL



The sentiment is from a set by HOTP.
My favourite is the one without......... I think !



41 comments:

Mandi said...

That;s a gorgeous flower Gay
I prefer without" whilst I like sideways fonts, it's kinda swirly for the neat design somehow
Having said that it;s still FAB!
Thank you very much
Mandi Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Jo Street said...

Gorgeous card Gay, colours are so soft, the flower looks fantastic.
Jo x

Sasha said...

Love them both, Gay! That Chrysanthemum stamp is gorgeous, (No! - I haven't seen it before), and it looks perfect where you stamped it. A beautiful CAS card!

Fleur said...

Gay your cards are always stunning. these are simply beautiful
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Suze Bain said...

Oh I do like that chrysanthemum stamp and those pink squares too. Both beautiful cards. xx

Valerie said...

Such a beautiful card Gay! I love that flower and yes I did turn my head:)
Val x

Valerie said...

Check out my post at the top of my blog Gay and you'll see how fantastic I am feeling at the moment :))
Val x

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

what a lovely and stunning card! adore the soft pink and that simple coloring on the flower is perfect!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Gay
Gorgeous card the flower is stunning....i used to love Lakeland....
Beautiful card as always
hugs sylvie xxx
Must go to bed its 2am here ....

Sandra said...

Beautiful cards. I've caught up on the challenges now! Missed the first and had a blip in the middle when decorating!
Sandra

Kathyk said...

Fab card, pretty colours and my personal fave is the one without the sentiment

Kathyk

hazel said...

These are stunning Gay, I love the flower.
xxx Hazel.

Chrissie said...

I like 'em both Gay.... what I DO love is the randomness of those gorgeous pink squares... such a fab shade too.
A super pair of CAS cards.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Fantastic . . .I love both cards.

Looks like the old mojo has returned.

Hugs, Sandra x

Aileen said...

Love the pink squares and you flower is so delicately coloured. It's a close call but probably prefer without the sentiment. x

Linby said...

Lovely card, I prefer the more delicate feel without the sentiment personally ;).
Linbyx

Jan said...

These are both fab, Love them xx Jan

Jenni's Jems said...

Loving that stamp and the pastel pink sets it off beautifully x

Katina said...

Gorgeous Gay and I think both versions work so well. xx

Jenny said...

I really love this Gay, the design is just perfect and I prefer the sentiment-less design too. Do you know I think I have one of those boards somewhere in my stash...love how you used it to make your stencil:)
Jenny x

Christine B. said...

Beautiful delicate card. Love the shade of pink you chose.Not seen the flower stamp before, but it's lovely. I also loved your card with the sentiment on as well. Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you are keeping well. Take care. Hugs x ChrisB

kingstonmama said...

Beautiful cards. I love both, but I may prefer the one without the sentiment just a bit. Ann

The Crafty Elf said...

Gay, super card and wonderful colours!

Lisa A. said...

Hi Gay:)!! Well, this is such an amazing card...sooo beautiful!!! I LOVE the way you made your squares(I got Eclipse tape a few months ago...I agree...it rocks!!). You have the most unusual and amazing images...love this one, too!! Great colors and coloring and the sentiment is beautiful on the second... ...both fantastic cards:)!!

Linda R. said...

This is so pretty my friend.. I just love the soft color you used.. I do hope you are having a wonderful week so far.. I have been busy, busy.. Having trouble keeping up. I am sure it will calm down after Labor day weekend.

Hugs, Linda

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card Gay, I like both versions
Beryl x

Eisbärin said...

A gorgeous card, Gay, I love it! I have to say I prefer it without the sentiment, I think somehow a "cleaner" font without the swirls would have worked better, but it still looks fab!
Lots of love, Alex

Tara said...

Fabulous card Gay, love the pretty pastel colours and gorgeous design and sentiment!
Hugs Tara xx

Viv said...

Gay I just love this card, what colour is the ink?? I adore the colour:O) Viv xx

Suzi B said...

Like this alot Gay... such softness about it. If I had to choose I prefer without.
Suzi B xx

Rosemary said...

wow gay... love both of them!! so perfectly done!!

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous love this image, love how you have done the blocks fab colours too, hugs pops x x x

chris said...

Hi Gay, wow I love your cards both versions,such a great idea.
hope you are OK, sorry I haven't been around, its great to see your picture, knew you would be beautiful.could tell by your kind words.
hugs Chris xx

Debgem said...

Gay - you've made two stunning cards. I love the softness of the squares and that flower is just stunning! I think I marginally prefer the card without the sentiment. I'm running late - here's mine!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What a wonderful shade of pink...love ly examples of three in one for LIM....

fatmonica said...

It's a great card.I love that flower image! I prefer the one without the sentiment but I love that sentiment!

Ang C said...

A beautiful card - what a gorgeous flower

Lou said...

Hi!really pretty card Gay,love your design and colours.
I used to love to have a look in Lakeland too,there is a little thank you candy on my blog.
thanks for your lovely comments,
hugs Lou.xx

GinaA said...

Super card, love the flower image and the colour is perfect.

Faith A said...

Gorgeous gorgeous

Dolly Daydreams said...

Ah so pretty , lovely stamping masking and beautiful stamp. You are one talented lady.

Marie