Sunday, 4 September 2011

Metallic, nice!!!

Hi folks,  bit wet here today perfect for crafting, mojo's still off and not sure about these latest offerings but I just plod on:0) Here we have the Less is More week 31 offering! As a member of the Craft Barn DT I won't be in the running for the prize but I didn't want to miss one of my favourite challenges
METALLIC

We'd like to see CLEAN & SIMPLE cards with something that has a METALLIC finish to it... ink, embossing, card, charms, actual metal... come on people let's get creative!
 

I've used my new die from Memory box, I love it:0) Behind the card you can put a battery candle it looks lovely at night! I cut the die from copper mirri card then cut it out again from the card base and with fine acetate from a small bag mounted it into the die cut shape. Glued it with Art Glitter dries clear,  peel offs to finish, job done!
 





 This card is using the cut out design from the previous card and some star brads. Again I like it at night when the light behind makes the stars twinkle, LOL
 I hope you like and if you don't already know all about the challenge at LIM pop over and have a look there is some brilliant inspiration and a lot of lovely people there:0)


 

60 comments:

Ang C said...

WOW!!!! I love that tree

Jo Street said...

Brilliant cards Gay, I love the bottom one with the shiny stars!
Jo x

val090 said...

That is a gorgeous card and a lurve that die.........

Valerie said...

Gay this is gorgeous what a fab die!! Love the idea of light behind it:)Personally I think your mojo is right under your nose!!!
Val x

Katina said...

Gosh you are clever Gay; these are amazing!!! Love them!!! xx

Lynne said...

Oh Wow Gay, these are both fabulous. That die is gorgeous but what you`ve done with it gives it an extra special look. Brilliant.
Lynne xxx

Suze Bain said...

These are both great, what a fabulous die. I really love the black one, very modern & stylish. xx

Mrs.B said...

These ae both gorgeous and that die is fabulous, love how you have used it 2 ways.
Avril

Valérie Perlin Démonstratrice Stampin up ! said...

waaaouuu it's incredible , very beautiful job
I love your cards

Beryl K said...

WOW Gay, this is amazing, love that embossing folder
Beryl x

craftattack said...

Beautiful cards and I love that die too! Hugs, Valerie

Rosemary said...

adding my "wow, your cards are amazing" to the list, gay!! both are just beautiful!

Faith A said...

Oh! Gay this is amazing, I love the idea of the tea light

Dolly Daydreams said...

Wow Gay this is amazing just love them all. Very clever use of the negative stencil and a fab idea for a christmas gift too. Beautiful work as always.

Maroe

Sasha said...

Every tree is wonderful, Gay! And I love the idea of putting a candle light behind. It's amazing what you can create with one die! x

The Crafty Elf said...

Those are two very pretty cards and what a great idea to put the candle behind. I love that die Gay, it's awesome! Good luck with the challenge!

Chrissie said...

Gay, this is really clever!
It's a fabulous die and a fabulous technique... excuse the pun...but what a star!
What a terrific card!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Sandra said...

Gorgeous!
Sandra

Loli said...

Hola Gay, Fabulous cards!!! Gay, i love your christmas trees, very origianl, the black tree it's so elegant, great idea :D.
a hug from Palma

hazel said...

Wow Gay! These are fantastic. You are clever.
xxx Hazel.

Anne said...

OMG Gay these are just amazing. If that's what you do with no mojo heaven help the rest of us! I've bought one of these dies so far, yummy but would love to get the tree and CASE you, these are lovely
Anne
x

Sally said...

Hi Gay, two great looking cards but I have to admit that the second one is my fave. I love the simplicity of it & that tree is stunning.
Sally x

Mandi said...

FAB cards Gay
The black one is fantastic, I love it

Thank you
Mandi
"Less is More"

Jenni's Jems said...

Absolutely stunning and can't decide which is my favourite! x

Viv said...

Two lovely cards again Gay, and you used acetate....wow!! nothing wrong with your mojo at all!!!! :O) Viv xx

Christine said...

Very beautiful cards. I love that tree and the way you used it!
Christine

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Gay - these are fabulous - love the black one with the twinkling stars - it's magical!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

M said...

These are great. I love the lighting up aspect.

Jenny said...

Hi Gay, fab cards. Love that they are useful as well as decorative :) I have that die on order too, should be here this week, good to see it in action :)
Jenny x

Linby said...

Fab cards Gay.
Linbyx

Zoechaos said...

Ooh the black on black version is yummy. Lovely diecut. XOXO Zoe

Meadie said...

Two stunning cards! I really love the little stars on your second card, what beautiful cards for christmas x x

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

WOW... two stunning cards!!! Fabulous use of the die.

Debgem said...

I love that diecut - so, so pretty! And I think that both these cards are just brilliant! Love the black one with the stars!

cardz said...

These cards are so lovely and as always incredibly original.
Heather T.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Gay
Gorgeous cards ....love that Die....stunning as usual Gay....love it ......
hugs sylvie
xx

Netty said...

Oh wow Gay you have created 2 amazing cards. xx

Lisa A. said...

Hi Gay!! These are BEAUTIFUL!!! How funny...I had never seen this tree die used, but I ordered it a couple weeks ago...I thought it looked so pretty and interesting, it was just shipped a couple days ago...so now I am REALLY excited to have it!! I love how you did the first one...and putting light behind the card...creative genius...simply lovely:)!!

Andrea said...

Those cards are amazing. Love the idea of putting a battery candle behind it.

Hello From Texas said...

Gorgeous Gay!! I really love how your cards turned out. The black on black with the bling is fabulous!! Very elegant and at the same time WOW!!!!

I have that wonderful die but haven't put it to use yet. Now you have inspired me.

Gio said...

i love both..but the second one...!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Oh God . . . this is ANOTHER thing you're MAKING me put on my wish list! I'm going to stop visiting your blog!

NOT REALLY! That was just an empty threat . . . I LOVE visiting you as you are soooo inspiring.

Hugs, Sandra

Penny said...

Hi Gay, I love your acetate card, so clever! But my favourite is the black card - very classy and minamalist. When I first made black christmas cards a few years back my friends were saying eh??? But I think they are perfect! :)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi gay thanks for your lovely comments. I think the wood was the problem not the crackle as it is quite porous the wood I mean not the crackle lol , but I quite like the effect anyway. Thanks for the tip .

Marie

Sarina said...

Amazing and gorgeous cards.
xxx, sarina

nnalorac said...

Fab cards, love the die created on black, stunning. Carolxx

Spardha said...

OMG!.. Its super duper wow!.. :D
SERIOUSLY!.. Amaaazing!.. Thanks for sharing the idea but I need a video tutorial please! :)

lisa said...

Hi Gay
Ohhhh it's good to be back amongst all this lovliness again. I've had a great time browsing back through your stunning projects and had to stop on every one and look at what you'd done. Your blog is one of my favourites to visit.
This tree die is amazing, I've never seen one like it and the way you've used the negative bit as well is just inspired.
Hope all is good with you.
Hugs Lisax

Christine B. said...

Two beautuful cards. Love the die, not seen it before. Hugs x ChrisB

Margaret said...

Stunning, beautiful cards Gay
Margaret x

Aileen said...

Brilliant Gay. Both are stunning especially with the light behind them. x

Carol said...

Stunning cards Gay with or without your mojo! Love the effect with the candle behind - brilliant idea. Carol x

Bonnie said...

Whoa, I love that die! These are both so creative! And I'm still trying to figure what to do.

Linda R. said...

Well my friend, All I have to say is that you are the queen of CAS.. I just love these...

Hugs, Linda

Jules said...

Hi Gaye

These are gorgeous. I don't know why you are worrying about your mojo when you can create beauties like these!!!

Loving the first one very much.

Love Jules xx

Craftilicious said...

Sheer genius - love the night time sparkle!
Tara

Tejal said...

So sorry I haven't been able to stop by for so long...traveling and bad health...
oh Gosh! you're tempting me with that die..its sooo fabulous!! love the intricacy of it...
Gotta stop oogling at the craft barn..my wishlist is way too big and the exchange rate is way too high!!! so thank God for that! :D
Love, Tejal

Pauline said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!! I love them both! I have to get that die lol!

Vicky Hayes said...

Just fantastic Gay - I particularly like the way the stars glitter with the light at the back. Vx

Shirley said...

Both are drop dead gorgeous!