Sunday, 18 December 2011

Craft Barn DT Showcase

Hi, hello and welcome here, Today I'm looking back on my first 6 months with the Craft Barn Design Team. It's been wonderful, better than I could have hoped for and what a lovely bunch of people:0)
I chose some of my projects to share.
I'm not alone the other members of the Design Team have posted their favourite projects on the Blog, worth a look if you have a minute or two :0) We have all got quite differing styles of crafting.

This card for me is the essence of what I try to achieve when making a clean and simple card:0)



and here is one of my first projects, something a bit fishy LOL

















Last is one of my favourite  pages from the Calendar project that we have just finished. I like the colours of the fall leaves with the contrasting background, they aren't dissimilar to the first card,


It has been a revelation to me, I thought the calendar was a huge undertaking but I'm so glad to have attempted and finished it all and am really pleased with the result! My lesson learned, don't be put off by a large project and take small steps to achieve. Thanks to the support of the lovely team members and Sandy and Isabelle for coming up with the inspiration.

I have thoroughly loved being part of the Craft Barn team and I feel so privileged to have been chosen. It's six months since I joined the design team and it's flown by so quickly. Working with the really talented team has truly inspired me and so have our wonderful customers when they have participated and by leaving kind comments. Learning to work to a time limit and incorporate new products into my work is good because I have been known to prevaricate if left alone too long!

Next year I'm hoping that our journals will play a part in the design team repertoir. This is a new adventure and I'm loving playing with it so far. Colour is going to be explored soon and I'm really looking forward to expanding my knowledge.
Well done if you made it to the end of this post and thank you for joining me on my journey, Gay xxx

20 comments:

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh I've thoroughly enjoyed the journey with you Gay. As I've said before . . . you're VERY talented and a great inspiration.
xxx

craftattack said...

Glad you are enjoying your work! Valerie

Evil Edna said...

LOve the new look on your blog and thank you for sharing. I find your work inspiring and have used some of your masking techniques in my cards and white space. Have a wonderful non leaking Christmas.EE

Doreen said...

Three gorgeous projects Gay,I love the calendar page the best.I am looking forward to what you come up with next year.

Happy Christmas to you and your family.xxx

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

the first card is gorgeous!!!!

Suze Bain said...

I really do love all your work Gay, you have a great eye for colour and design. Can't wait to see all your fab creations in 2012! Suze xx

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

beautiful cards, but I REALLY love the teal and orange combo.

Dotty Jo said...

Well thanks to YOU for sharing all your gorgeous work with us!!! Hugs, Jo x

Christine said...

They are all so such a beauty's! When I read it you can see that you are very happy in the things you do and that's the most important I think!
Christine xxx

Linda R. said...

Such lovely work my friend. Those fish just make me smile...

I do hope you are enjoying the season my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Jules said...

A fabulous collection Gay .. .. can't believe how quickly your first 6 months have gone.

Lovely to look back on them all.

Love Jules xx

The Crafty Elf said...

It's been an absolute pleasure seeing all your creations Gay! It is obvious why they chose you and I'm sure they're sure glad they did! Fabulous work my friend! I just had to pop in quickly to visit, I'll be back!

Faith A said...

Oh! Gay these are just gorgeous, I do admire your creativeness

Vicky Hayes said...

You are so talented Gay and it's always a pleasure to visit here. Have a lovely Christmas and thank you for your support over the carpet affair! Vx

Aileen said...

Sounds like it has been great fun and what wonderful projects you've made. I love both your cards and the calendar is something you'll treasure all year long. Merry Christmas x

Jenny said...

Was that really six months just flown by??? I've enjoyed seeing your CB projects too Gay and I have to confess that that fishy card has to be my favourite :)
Hope you have a Wonderful Christmas and best wishes for the New Year :)
Jenny x

Dolly Daydreams said...

It has been a pleasure to join you on your journey, i do so look forward to visiting and am so pleased I found you. Your work and your comments are always inspiring and the three pieces you have chosen are truly gorgeous . Wishing you fabulous happy and healthy holidays and look forward to seeing more of your gorgeousness.

Marie

Valerie said...

Hi Gay your projects are gorgeous, the first card especially appealed to me! I always enjoy visiting your blog and occasionally having a little chat:)
Merry Christmas and see you in 2012!
Val x

Shirley said...

I love all 3 projects, Gay! I think your 'fishy' is just so pretty and the comment so cute! If I don't make it back before....A Very Merry Christmas and Happy Healthy New Year to your and yours!!

kingstonmama said...

You've chosen two wonderful cards and a great calendar page to highlight, Gay. I always enjoy visiting here to see your unique and inspiring creations! Merry Christmas to you and your family. Ann