Monday, 23 April 2012

Charming Moi?

Well maybe not but I try :0)
Welcome to a very soggy, wet Coffee towers. The coffee is piping hot and delicious pull up a chair and join me.
I hope your day is going well?
The weather lady said this could be the wettest drought you've ever experienced LOL

The challenge over at LIM 64 with the lovely Chrissie and Mandi  is...............
Our theme this week is 
How Charming!
Make and/or use a charm on your project
I made an oriental card, it's a very long time since I got these stamps out but I've always loved them. They were from eBay so I've no idea what make or manufacturer.

My charm is made from a large chinese bead  and some  more beads from a broken bracelet threaded onto a piece of gold wire.

The diamond shape is on the easyscore board, I scored the two diamonds and cut the centre out then drew around the cut out to make my shape in black card. Embossing the shape and using rubbing paste gave it a little interest I then trimmed down. 



It was a nightmare to photograph because of the low light. Using different coloured backgrounds gives very different results but a bit of sun would have helped, It always does :0)


The potograph of my day out was at RHSWisley no-one guessed it :{ Never mind:0)
Thank you for joining me today, hugs Gay xxx

47 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your take on the Charm challenge Gay...nice to see an oriental image

Anne

Elaine said...

Love your oriental card - very sophisticated in black and white!!

Karin said...

very nice, beautiful stamp!

Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful card, Gay! I love how you upcycled a broken bracelet to make the embellishment. So very cool! And that photo is so fun. I love that sculpture!

Jenni's Jems said...

Really eyecatching card the charm is so in keeping with the oriental theme! x

Aileen said...

Love the oriental theme. Love your charm. x

Suze Bain said...

Gay, I LOVE this card, fabulous stamps and embellies. I would put it in a frame. xx

Netty said...

Loving your Oriental card and its fabulous charm. Annette x

lisa said...

I think the South has caught all the rain today, Gay, it's been dry here but very overcast. Probably be all change tomorrow.
Your Oriental card is gorgeous, love that diamond bead.
I would never have guessed your photo was RHS Wisley. That's one place I'd love to go, your day out sounds great.
Hugs Lisax

craftattack said...

Gorgeous Oriental card, very stylish in black and white. Valerie

Sue said...

Such an elegant creation! :)
We are also having a wet drought..how ridiculous!
xxx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous ,love the stamp and fabulous charms.xxx

Valerie said...

Mmm oriental, my favourite! Love the monochrome and that fabulous chinese bead:) Every time we trot off down to Portsmouth I keep thinking we must visit Wisley it looks lovely from your photo Gay. Miserable day here as well!
Val x

Evil Edna said...

ooh simple and glam.EE

Christine said...

A special one Gay! But very beautiful!
Hug
Christine

nicolet said...

It´s lovely!
Hugs nicolet

Mrs.B said...

Love the Oriental theme Gay, great embellishment.
Avril xx

lainey said...

WOW Gay stunning!! love your charm lainey x

Cath Wilson said...

Lovely. I love Oriental, although I don't do as much now, but I think I have this stamp - just wish I could remember who I bought it from, lol. It was a set of three, I think - will try to get to it in the mess and check for you. It's an American company, that's all I remember x

Chrissie said...

This card is absolutely brilliant Gay. The charms are AMAZING!
I love the diamond shaped one, but they are both simply gorgeous!
What a star you are!
Thanks so much
Chrissie xx
"Less is More"

Esther said...

Hi - lovely card and brilliant charm ! Hope you're well...Esther xx

Lynne said...

Isn`t it strange how fashions come and go even in card making? Love this card and lovely to see some oriental images.
Lynne xxx

Loli said...

Hola Gay, fantastic card the charm and the image look perfect, clever idea and beautiful design.
A hug from Palma

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Gay - the Oriental design is so classy, and I love how you created the charm. Methinks I see another ShowCASed card on the horizon!!

Have a happy week - Sylvia x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Love your card, Gay! I think you have a natural talent for jewelry making there!

Sam said...

Lovely card you have made here Gay. You never know, I might just dig deep and get my oriental stamps out!

Bonnie said...

Classy and elegant card, Gay! Perfect stamps to accompany this charm!

Sasha said...

Gorgeous oriental charm card, Gay. Great job, making your own charm! x

Linda R said...

Sooooo pretty. You rocked this challenge my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Paula Whittaker said...

like the bold charm on your card...its quite a focal point.

Maribel said...

Precious, I love card, very beautiful charm

hazel said...

Fabulous card Gay, I love the charm.
xxx Hazel.

Zippy said...

Hi Gay, thank you for visiting my blog!

I love your card and the charm is fabulous! Luv Zippy xxx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Beautiful and very classy. xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

Your cards are always so individual Gay. I love this oriental card and your fabulous charm. Vicky x

PS We always serve hot chocolate at Crafting Clare's stately home (so-called because it's in a terrible state!)

Scrapmate said...

Beautiful card, I love oriental themes. The charm is fabulous & really in keeping with the whole card.

Romaine said...

Gorgeous beads, and so suited for this card! I love the Eastern theme!

Mandi said...

A corker of a charm Gay
Wonderful , wonderful card
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Dotty Jo said...

Briiiiiiliant charm card Gay! I recently bought an amazing Geisha stamp from ebay - I was chuffed to bits with it. So RHS Wisley huh, had me beat! Jo x

Mynnette said...

This is really cool! LOVE the images you've paired with your amazing charm! Gorgeous!!! :)

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card, gay... your charm is absolutely brilliant!!

Jules said...

Hi Gay

Loving the look you have achieved here.

Your embossed diamond is brilliant and the perfect finishing touch.

Love Jules xx

Charlotte said...

Very nice LIM card Gay! Love the oriental theme!
greetings,
Charlotte

Jenny said...

Hey how unique is that charm!.... I love it Gay and so in keeping with the oriental style :0)
Love the part embossing on the diamond.... It's the same as my post it note box :0)
Jenny x

Anne said...

How elegant Gay! Lovely, simple b&w, looks terrific
Anne
x

Faith A said...

Stunning Gay, I love your stamp and the bead/charm is fabulous

Diane said...

Gorgeous card, love the detail on the diamond panel (thought it was metal at first.....fab!!)
Diane
P.s white with two sweeteners please! :0)