Sunday, 15 January 2012

The birds AAhhhh, you know like Hitchcock, birds everywhere argh....

Well maybe not!  It's just 'Birds' doesn't sound very interesting now does it? Chrissie and Mandi the Lady LIM Diva's over at LIM have challenged us to make a one layer, clean and simple card with birds:0) I love birds they can convey so many moods on a card, Chrissie made me smile with her chicken card and Mandi never fails to impress with her elegant cards.
 I made two :0)


Hi there and very welcome here, I'm not such a happy bunny today I twisted my back yesterday and now I'm very stiff and sore:{ That will teach me to be more careful when I'm cleaning the shower! Perhaps I shouldn't be doing it, cleaning that is......... now there's a thought LOL
My cards use:
Bird stamp by Local King stamps A Canadian company and 2 sentiment stamps by Elusive images, now Chocolate Baroque although I couldn't find them there. Retired perhaps.
Have a great week my friends, Gay xxx

67 comments:

stempelomi said...

wow 2 great cards! I love them!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Love your cards. The sentiments are perfect. I hope your back is better.

Chrissie said...

I love the bird stamps Gay... and your circle background with the water splashes looks wonderful.
Two fabulous cards.
Don't risk your back...get a cleaning lady!!!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Katina said...

Two fabulous cards Gay!The sentiment on the first one is gorgeous. Hope your back feel better soon.
xx

L*I*S*A said...

wonderfull cards!
Lisa

Sue said...

Two fabulous cards Gay. Sorry you've hurt your back - I know how painful it, I've suffered on many occasions. Hope it's better soon and lay off the housework - it's dangerous. Sue.x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous cards, I love the bird. Hope your back eases. Tracy x

Lynne said...

Fabulous as always Gay. I love what you do with inks.
Lynne xxx

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, what a gorgeous bird image - love it and your designs are fab, Gay. Love them both but especially the bottom one x

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards Gay I love them both,the sentiment is quite touching too. I hope your back improves soon. No more cleaning!!!! xxx

Jenny said...

Hurting your back cleaning the shower doesn't sound to clever...I'd definitely give that up, Lol!
Fantastic cards and love the bird stamp...looks like a fledgling :)
Hope you feel better soon and rest up.
Jenny x

joanne wardle said...

oh yes!!! I love both of these, I can't even chose a favourite. love the depth and colour on the first one, and the shadows on the second one are just fab. brilliant, inspirational work

Carol said...

Thee are fab Gay, love your inking on the first. Hope your back is better tomorrow _ I did the same unloading the washing machine last week so housework definitely isn't good for you! Carol x

Deborah Frings said...

Wow, Gay - these are really super. I love the first one - the quote and background are just super. And I like the different size birds on the second!

Hope the back is feeling better soon. Perhaps it means no more cleaning!!

Christine said...

Hello Gay,
Both are beautiful! I love the sentiment on your first card and the birds are very nice!
Christine x

Jenni's Jems said...

These are really great finding it difficult to choice a favourite so will just have to say they both are ! x

Frieda said...

Beide Karten gefallen mir sehr sehr gut !

lg Frieda

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oooh OUCH . . . take it easy and I hope you feel better soon my friend. Gentle hugs going your way.

LOVE these two cards. They're fab xxx

Dolly Daydreams said...

Oh poor you And yes cleaning is so bad for your health as you have rather painfully proved, get better soon. What great cards I love your birds especially the second one , you are a stamping genius M

Marie

Dolly Daydreams said...

My pleasure Gaye , you cheer me up no end !

Marie

Suze Bain said...

Two beautiful cards Gay, great sentiments and fabulous inking (as always!) Hope your back pain eases soon, take care. xx

Jan said...

Two fab cards Gay. Hope your feeling better soon. xx Jan

Netty said...

Am sorry to hear you are in a lot of pain Gay, hope it gets better soon as backs can be very painful.

Loving both your beautiful cards. x

Isabelle Norris said...

how come I need to come on your blog to find out about stamps in Canada? LOL. Love your cards! love the stamps too... off to have a look...
hugs
isa x

craftattack said...

Lovely work! If your back is hurting, come over and join me....Valerie

hazel said...

I love your cards Gay, they're fabulous. The bird stamp is great. I hope your back gets better soon.
xxx Hazel.

kingstonmama said...

Fabulous bird stamp. These are both wonderful, but I absolutely adore the first one. Your circle with inking and specks is gorgeous, as well as the subtle ground beneath the bird. Love it! Hope your back feels better. Ann

Mandi said...

Gay, your cards are sensational AGAIN
LOVE those bird stamps
That circle is awe inspiring
Thank you for what you said about my cards, I feel very humbled
Many thanks
mandi
"Less is More"

Cheryl said...

oh wow these are just gorgeous hun,really beautiful both cards great sentiment too,hugs cherylxxxxx

Sally H said...

Wow! Gorgeous, gorgeous cards! I love the colour on the first and the subtle shadow on the second is just perfection!

Margaret said...

Both fab cards Gay. Nothing worse than a bad back so hope you're better soon
Margaret x

Valerie said...

Two wonderful cards Gay, your stamping and ink work is fabulous! I love that stamp, such beautiful birds. Hope your back is better soon get some heat on it to soothe the pain. Just goes to prove you should stay in your craft room and let someone else do the menial tasks:)
Shame about Rock Choir but I agree it's a pity we can't pay weekly but then again I suppose people take it more seriously if they've paid up front! hope you went along for the taster though?
Val x

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful bird stamp, Gay! Both cards are wonderful. Such perfect sentiments!

Lisa A. said...

Beautiful stamps, Incredible quote(LOVE IT!!!)on the first... and Amazing cards, Gay!!! The way you stamped...artistry at it's finest:)!! So sorry to hear about your back...you made me laugh, though...I totally relate and agree with the less cleaning:)!!!..hope your back is better in very little time!!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Gay
Hope your back is a bit better.....most of the time my back is bad...crafting for hours on end doesn`t help......
Both your cards are stunners ...all your stamps are gorgeous....and different...i want to go shopping with you....are you going to Ally Pally Gay.....WE HAVE BOOKED OUR FLIGHT ALREADY....Cant wait....
Big Hugs sylvie
xxx

The Crafty Elf said...

Oh Gay, you poor dear! Nothing worse than a bad back...ouch. I hope it heals quickly for you. Your cards once again ....are so creative and extremely well done. Love the shadows too! Great inspiration as always. Take care of yourself.

Julie said...

I hope the back is improving. I like both cards but the coloured circle and the words on the first are rather special! Lovely cards!

Manna said...

Love your cards, Gay! Can you please share how you did the circle on the first card? Thanks so much!

Hope your back heals soon.

Jules said...

Fabulous cards Gay .. .. I love them both but the first one has to be my favourite .. .. it is stunning.

Sorry to read about your back. I think you have found the solution though .. .. no housework and cleaning from now on!!! LOL!!!

Love Jules xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

You've done it again Gay - fabulous cards and fabulous stamps! Those beautiful EI sentiments are perfect with the bird theme.

I do hope your back is much better now - have a happy week. Hugs, Sylvia xx

Faith A said...

Fabulous cards Gay, and wonderful sentiments to match, love them, so creative.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous cards Gay.
luv
Debby

Margreet Havinga said...

Gay,
thanks for visited my blog. The birds that you used a very pretty and the tekststamps say anove.

Margreet

Christina said...

Woww this is gorgeous Gay!!
Hugs Kristel

Linda R. said...

Both your cards are wonderful my friend.. I remember seeing the movie "The Birds" when I was little, scared the heck out of me!!

I hope you back feel better soon!

Hugs, Linda

Craftilicious said...

These are both STUNNING - I love the inky circle on the first though its just beautiful.

Rosemary said...

both cards are absolutely BRILLIANT, gay!!! love them!!!

Rachelxx said...

Love both cards - those bird stamps are just gorgeous!

Sally said...

Hi Gay, I love the bird stamps on both of your cards but my fave is the second one, a lovely sentiment.

Vicky Hayes said...

You're not supposed to be having any more illnesses this year Gay - you used up your allocation last year! Seriously though I hope your back recovers quickly because I know it can be incredibly painful. I love both your cards with those amazing dramatic bird images and wonderful sentiments. Vicky x

Jane said...

Great cards, I love the touch of colour on the first one, lovely stamp.
You can view my card here

Aileen said...

Two fabulous cards. Like the splashed circle on the first and your sentiment on the second. x

Saks said...

Another two great cards to inspire us newcomers.
Get well soon.
Angela

lin_ka1 said...

Gracious, especially the latter.

~Tammy~ said...

Hope your back is better!

These are two fantastic one layer cards!

Molecraft said...

Wow, these are both fabulous! Hope your back is better soon!
Helen x

Viv said...

Two fab cards again Gay, love them both. Thanks for all the lovely comments lately too :O)hugs Viv xx

Susan said...

You never fail to impress me with your gorgeous cards! LOVE that first one...the inking is fabulous...as is the sentiment! The shadow "ground" on the second is pretty cool too!

~ Ali ~ said...

Great cards, love them

Ali x

Kathyk said...

Love both of your cards although I do prefer the added interest of the water splashed background.

Hope you will soon be feeling better with your back

Kathyk

Wishcraft said...

They're both lovely Gay, love the fab sentiments you've used :o) Lisa x

Emily Leiphart said...

Um, wow. I'm completely speechless at the sheer magnificence of these two cards! I LOVE those birds and the way you masked the rainbow circle and shadows. Wow.

Suzi B said...

fabulous gay! don't know how I managed to misss em!..
I might have to buy those stamps...

Marianne said...

Just saw your cards being showcased on LIM. They're stunning. I especially like the first one.

Carol said...

Oh My Gosh, Gay! Your birds are spectacular! I am especially drawn to the card with 2 birds...LOVE how you inked in the ground. Over the top LOVELY! Congrats on being showcased...you certainly deserve it!

Lisa A. said...

Just saw...CONGRATS!!!! No surprise here...lol...you are an amazing artist, Gay:)!!!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh my goodness Gay. These are strikingly beautiful. I missed bird week. I am so glad I got to see these beauties. Congrats.