Monday, 25 February 2013

A little piercing for LIM and Rudolph day



Hello there my friends welcome,
I've had a little time to play and I've made some cards, three for Sarn's Rudolph day Challenge and incorporated one for LIM which is piercing or pricking! I've had the best fun I've had for ages, check it out.......











 Here is a larger pic to show the pricking and another to show how Santa is supported off the card, he is jumping around full of the joys of spring. He knows he is on hols until December and although it's cold he is well equipped, that beard is wonderful insulation LOL The paper piercing is laborious but oddly therapeutic, in fact I enjoyed it very much! Thanks Chrissie and Jen!

This Christmas stocking was great for colouring in and I smothered it in glitter, yum! The stamp is Impression Obsession from last year, in fact Santa is also IO I bought mine at the Craft Barn





The card below is my final card for Rudolph day, it is a Penny Black stamp, Christmas Star! I stamped and embossed in gold detail powder. After bleaching the inside of the image I painted with H20s and glazed with Diamond glaze. Just before the glaze dried I sprinkled some mica powder into it but I think it went a bit blobby so the next time I will have to do it another way!



So that's what happens here when I have a bit of spare time. It's so cold I hardly want to leave the house!!
Thank you so much for stopping by , hugs Gay x





38 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

love the last card...its very striking.

Karin said...

gorgeous cards!

Suzi B said...

fabulous cards...love the stocking!
Suzi B x

Sue said...

Beautiful Christmas cards! The paper piercing on the super fun Father Christmas card looks amazing.

Faith A said...

Gorgeously fabulous cards Gay.


Sorry been MIA, but for some reason I have "lost" a number of people's links, just found you again LOL.

Chrissie said...

Oh my, what fabulous cards Gay!
I am totally in awe!
Brilliant job!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Less is More

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely cards Gay ..your Father Christmas is fabulous but my favourite has to be your stunning leaf

Anne

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous cards Gay - love the happy Santa image and the Christmas stocking!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Katina said...

OMW!! Fantastic cards Gay!! I love the Santa image and that's what I call paper piercing!!
xx

Rosemary said...

WOW!!! what a fabulous set of cards, gay!! can definitely tell you had lots of fun making each one... the santa card is my favorite, although the other two are equally as good!!

Suze Bain said...

Fabulous cards Gay, the poinsettia is stunning and I think Santa's been at the sherry! Xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Gay
Fabulous cards....
Hope you are well....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Kathleen said...

What an absolutely brilliant set of card, I love them all, so very clever and so very CAS, they are all stunning.

Kath x

Samantha Elliott said...

Beautiful cards there Gay! Love the Poinsettia one for its richness and the other two are fun!
If you can do pricking like that you could be a lacemaker!
Hugs
x

Deborah Frings said...

My goodness - you've been really busy! I love your sweet Santa, and the paper piercing is beautiful! My favourite of the three cards is the Christmas stocking - love the colours and sparkle! Fab work!

Doreen said...

Gorgeous cards Gay,love them all.xxx

Netty said...

wow three fabulous cards Gay, loving them all. Annette x

Di said...

Wow Gay - three fabulous cards! Super paper piercing - the last card is my very favourite. Totally stunning!! Hugs, Di xx

Anne said...

Wow what a stunning bunch of cards, love the paper pricking border and that poinsettia is just awesome!
Anne
x

debby4000 said...

WOW Gay these are amazing.
luv
Debby

Vicky Hayes said...

What a fabulous array of cards Gay! I love the pierced border on your jumping santa card and what a cunning way to support him too! The stocking is beautifully coloured and glittered too and I love the drama of the poinsettia. It's great to catch up with you and to hear that your health is improving. Wishing you and yours all the best. Vicky x

lisa said...

Love these, all of them, Gay. Even though Christmas is long gone, your jolly Santa really made me smile on such a grey cold day. The long stocking is gorgeous and I adore your sparkly poinsettia. You'll have a good start on next year at this rate.
Keep warm
hugs Liax

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW WOW and, er, WOW! Three absolutely gorgeous and fun cards here Gay.

Love how you did the jumping Santa.

The stocking image is wonderful and the poinsettia is beautifully done.

Thanks for joining in this month, I know your free time is limited.

Big hugs
Sarn xxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Gay, All three of your cards are beautiful. Santa is cool and the paper piercing awesome (I have lots of stencils for this, should be making something for the LIM challenge). I also have the IO & PB stamps that you used, we share some same tastes ! The 2nd has such beautiful colours and the 3rd so elegant & rich on the black. Love your cards. Take care, Shirleyx

Linda R said...

Well my sweet friend your cards look amazing. I just love the way that Santa is kicking up his heels. So cute.

Hugs~

Isabelle Norris said...

OMG xmas already?
gorgeous cards Gay xx

MaryH said...

I recognize these IO stamps. Got these at a show, not used yet! Yours will inspire me to hunt them out! Really pretty cards, but my fav is the last one. It is simply stunning. I'm amazed at the H20's (I'm challenged with those things! but I love the look). Wouldn't have thought to combine with bleaching, but this is a beautiful effect. TFS

hazel said...

What a great collection of cards, I love the jolly santa and the last one is stunning.
xxx Hazel.

Jenny said...

Hi Gay, Glad to hear you are still enjoying some crafty time :0) That santa is splendid, love how he is jumping about on the card and the pierced border is inspired :0)
The poinsettia is jaw-droppingly beautiful, such shine and dimension :0)
Jenny x

Aileen said...

Hi Gay

Your leaping Santa is wonderful. He's so much fun. Love your intricate piercing. Super pattern and I found mine very therapeutic too. x

Irene said...

Oh my Wow and treble Wow your cards are just stunning and beautiful. Love the paper piercing and jolly Santa.
luv
irene
xxxx

scrappymo! said...

Loved them all but that last one is just so glamorous! It is really eyecatching!!!

And Santa popping off the first card like that is superb!!!

Hello From Texas said...

WOW Gay ... Fabulous cards. Love the piercing on the Santa; it's a perfect touch. The stocking is a dream; I love the coloring and the glitter!! I have that IO stamp and now I'm inspired to pull it out and give it another try. The PB on black with the H2Os is gorgeous. I have not ever tried H2Os but that beauty will have me looking into the medium. Thank you so much for sharing such wonderful creations. As always, your works are lovely and inspiring.

Thank you,
Carole

Dotty Jo said...

'Ouch,' said Jo as her jaw hit the floor.... Jo x

Julie said...

Three great cards. All very different. Hard to choose which I like best, but maybe Santa wins me !

baileyrosy.com said...

I have so mised seeing your amazing creations and have to say all three are just stunning but Santa just pips the others at the post this is so pinned. Hope all is well with you.

Marie

Darnell J Knauss said...

Good to see you back, Gay! I hope you continue to have good health and wish the best for your sister.

Now about this Santa card. Can I just say that I have pinned it as the best card in the universe! I can't find other words. I also can't tear my eyes away. Dang!

Dee said...

Great cards for Rudolph day Gay. Thanks for the comment you left on my blog, you were so right, it is a very bracing wind up here but at least we have no snow. Dee x