Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Green, one of my favourites:0)

Hi, hello and welcome here, it's lovely to see you:0)
I have been making cards like crazy today but I can only share one with you I'm afraid, (you might be glad!!!) LOL
This card is my LIM 44 offering, this week Chrissie and Mandi have chosen the colour
Green
Here we go


I have used the Tim holtz Noel die again, I just love it, inked with a rainbow inkpad  and TH distress stickles in crushed olive. The background is embossed with a new folder that I bought at the Craft Barn, Not online yet it's by Couture Creations and called Vintage plumes. Martha Stewart snowflake, no stamping at all here today.
Update; the embossing folder is now online, check it out HERE 

Another update: Thanks to Sheila in Cyprus, lovely comments:0) Glad you enjoyed your visit to the CB, I know the lighter in the pocket feeling LOL I can't access your blog( if you have one) to leave a comment so I'm doing it here, Gay xxx

 Just a note:
I would like to say how much I love hearing from you and would like to say a big Thank You for all the comments. It really makes a difference to be able to share and get feedback from like minded crafty people like YOU! If I don't get back to you rest assured I will have tried and will try again because I know how rewarding it is,  often a kind comment makes my day:0) Lately it's been a bit difficult to keep up with everyone I used to visit, it's been manic here. I'm sure most people will be just as busy as me and I hope you'll understand why I've not visited quite as often as I would like but I sit at the computer soo long  poor hubby doesn't get a look in :{ I rather like to be crafting as well :0)

42 comments:

craftattack said...

Lovely card, very fresh and fine! Valerie

Viv said...

Oh Gay this is so amazing, I just love it , well done again my lovely friend :O) Viv xx

Evil Edna said...

that is just stunning. LOve it. Totally understand the busy bee syndrome, if I'm not cleaning the dungen I'm feeding the sharks or foiling an uprising....EE

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh WOW . . . this is just totally brilliant Gay. LOVE that new embossing folder too. Might have to put the TH Noel Die on my Wish List too!

xxx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Gay,I love the Noel die and the snowflake really sets it off.xxx

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Gorgeous card, and what a fab die! I recently spent a lot of time, *and a lot of pennies), at the Craft Barn. What a fab place. Love Sheila

Netty said...

I love the combination of the embossing and the diecut Gay, terrific effect. x

Suze Bain said...

Now this is the shade of green I do like - looks so crisp against the white. A fabbie card! xx

Julie said...

Great layout - love the embossing folder and the work on "Noel "is fabulous. The snowflake is the perfect touch!Lovely!

lisa said...

Hi Gay
It's lovely to see you today in Blogland and with another gorgeous card. That embossing folder is beautiful and I love the olive green. It makes such a lovely change for Christmas.
I know exactly what you mean about spending too long on the computer and not enough crafting, even when it's not the most busiest time of the year. Hope your preparations are going well.
Hugs Lisax

Karen said...

Gay - cor this one is gorgeous. I love it - fits perfectly for LIM too! Karen x

Christine said...

The perfect card for Less is More! Very beautiful Gay!
Christine x

Faith A said...

Just one word STUNNING

Katina said...

This is so beautiful Gay! A really elegant design - love it!
xx

TAM said...

Fabulous card Gay - loving the Tim Holtz Noel and Martha Stewart snowflake - perfect combination

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous, I think I may need that die now.
luv
Debby

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

This TH Noel die is fabulous and I love how you've used it on this gorgeous card Gay. The colour is wonderful and looks so good on a white background. Fabulous snowflake too!

Hugs, Sylvia xx
PS: Strangely enough - I was in our local garden centre today and was very tempted to buy a white Christmas tree and some of their fabulous lime green tree decorations (fancied a change after decades of traditional trees), so we must have been sending colour vibes to each other!! xx

Bonnie said...

Hi Gay. What a great die cut and I love the embossed feathers! This is a very busy time of year and we are all very busy on a regular basis. I love the comments and the encouragment is priceless but not required. If I don't comment, it doesn't mean that I don't enjoy your creations.

Vicky Hayes said...

A lovely card full of texture Gay! I love the glittery 'noel' and your embellishment is gorgeous - a nod to snowflakes AND Christmas greenery! Re: your note - I know what you mean, I think we all do: we all so as much commenting as we can without it taking over I think. Never a good idea to neglect Mr Mustavcoffee! Vx

Valerie said...

That's a very impressive die Gay and I love the EF so unusual;0
Val x

Linda R. said...

I can see why you like the Tim Holtz die. I love it also. It is such a busy time of year my friend. I think everyone should know that. I come to see you beautiful work and because you always make me smile. And also because I love your blog name! Hee Hee!!!

Hugs, Linda

Chrissie said...

Great card Gay, that really is a super die!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Deborah Frings said...

Love it! The bold sentiment is gorgeous and I do like the embossed background!

Kathyk said...

Simply beautiful card and I love the embossing folder you've used

Kathyk

Kristel said...

Woww this is absolutely stunning Gay!!
Hugs Kristel

Dee said...

Hi Gay

The Noel card is simple but striking, great colours. I understand about sitting at the pc, I use one most of the day as part of my job and the last thing you want is to sit all evening at one too... Dee xxx

Dee said...

Hi Gay, it's a lovely Die striking but simples... lovely colours. I know what you mean about the pc, I use one in my job and really don't want to be sitting at one all night too... Dee xxx

Jenny said...

Well this is seriously stunning Gay, love the treatment of the NOEL die-cut :)
I like the showcase of the embossing folder...not a company I've heard of but they look scrummy.
I so know what you mean about commenting at the moment...all this madness for one day ;)
Jenny x

Isabelle Norris said...

ohhh, green. I love green too and your card is gorgeous!!!
That embossing folder is nice, isn't it? I might have to try those out myself ;)
hugs
isa

Pauline said...

How gorgeous! I love the embossing folder, very art deco!

Mandi said...

Superb card Gay
Cards dont need stamping to be fabulous, as you have proved
thank you very much
mandi LIM

Sally said...

Oh Gay, this is a beautiful creation. I super die & love the embossed background. A perfect card for the greem LIM challenge.
Sally x

The Crafty Elf said...

Gay, this is by far one of my most favourite Chrismtas cards ever!! I'm talking about all the different cards made or bought! You have a real winner here - honestly! Absolutely love it!

Susan said...

What a GREAT embossing folder!! I love the die cut too...very festive...and a perfect Christmas card!

Esther said...

Hi Gay - hope you are well..like you I've been a bit mad busy so haven't had much time for visiting...love this card, fab embossing folder - could very well be tempted ! Take care...Esther xx

Colleen said...

Beautiful, Gay. That embossing folder is going on my "must have" list. Love this card!!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

ooooh, the green may be my favorite! this is lovely and that embossed background is gorgeous.

Carol said...

Gay, you make the most G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S. cards! This one is especially spectacular!

Hello From Texas said...

OH my gosh Gay .. I do not know how I missed this gorgeous card last week. I'm so sorry for the late comment.
I love how you inked up the Noel. I've got that die on hold at the local craft store; I must pick it up today so I can case this beauty. ;)
The embossed background is fabulous as is the funky snowflake. Great card Gay. TFS
Carole

Dolly Daydreams said...

Firstly here here with your just a note. I am barely keeping my head above water these days trying to craft and comment is a full time job and i have one of those as well !! Everyone is so busy at this time of year and i think we all all understand the lack of commenting, so dont worry we all understand. Love your card that fabulous Green Noel against that stunning embossed background is just breath taking, I just adore your work Gay always a pleasure to visit.

Marie

Shirley said...

Love your whole card and the way you used the colors and texture! Wonderful!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Love this one too Gay - ye am a green girl dont know the die Tims a classic though, and naturally love calligraphic things, Shaz in oz.x