Friday, 2 December 2011

I'm late I'm late for a very important............ well you get my drift, LOL

Hi everyone,
The challenge over at LIM this week is a recipe and a bit of
How much fun is that!!! I've had a challenging week so I'm glad to be here although a little late, I made it!!
  My card uses a die from Cheery Lynn B140 Christmas sleigh, I love the shape of the sleigh it's just how Santa's transport should look, I think! I cut it out of white card and inked it up with the new winter distress ink, festive berries  brushed when wet with gold mica powder and the flourish on the side is evergreen bough and crushed olive, red gems for my bit of bling. The sentiment is PTI and I used Versamark ink and mica powder :0) The light is very challenging, the lighter parts of the black card are sunlight, that's how watery it is! So it looks a little lacklustre:{ in reality it's quite shimmery.

Leak update Feel free to wander off at this stage if you are on your LIM commenting, I'm only having a waffle about my plumbing woes, LOL
We had another water leak, I could not believe it when water was leaking down into the kitchen but that's how life is sometimes! It was nothing to do with our recent troubles it was coming from our main bathroom . This time it's nothing really bad but we need to get the pipes leading away from the bath and handbasin changed to plastic from the old lead, big sigh, more plumbing, I suppose it could have been much worse, if we hadn't had the new bathroom we would be without a bath or shower, not good!
I just need to paint the sitting room and then we can begin to think about Christmas and trees and all the fun stuff, I can't wait LOL Gay xxx


Doreen said...

Your card Gay is as always stunning,I do like the sleigh and how you have used it.

Oh poor you !!!! I do hope you get your leaky pipe sorted

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely card, that sleigh is really gorgeous! BUT - so sorry you are still having water problems, I know how that is and how much work it makes....Hope you manage to stay dry over the weekend, Hugs & sparkles, Valerie

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great card, I love the sleigh, so effective. Tracy x

Stamps and Paper said...

HI Gay, well I am pleased that I am not the only one making my LIM card at the last minute! Love those little sleighs on your card and I can see from the close up that they are very blingy.....lovely


Susan said...

Having plumbing woes at this time of year must be rough (plumbing trouble ANY time of the year are no fun!)

LOVE your card...the sleigh is so perfect...and I love how you were able to capture the glimmer on the sleigh in the close up. I never can get my glimmer to show up! Excellent card!

Sarn said...

What a week for you!

LOVE your card though. Well done for crafting through your troubles. xxxx

Dotty Jo said...

Stunning card Gay, love those sleighs - they look just how a sleigh should look! Poor you, more watery woes. Isn't it odd how these things seem to come along all at once. Hugs, Jo x

Karen said...

Gay that is stunning. Love the sleigh die you've used, and the way you've highlighted it is gorgeous, pretty card Karen x

Junie said...

Hi Gay !!!
Awww I just love your card !!! those sleighs are just mega cute I think and I love your sentiment ... who doesn't love BLING !!
Oh I could not believe when I read you had another leak !!! oh I hope you get all cleared up !!!

Carole Campanile said...

WOW Gay ... this is super fabulous. I love the tough of gold dust and really like how those colors turned out.
I'm so glad you were able to play this week, your cards are always so inspiring. Sorry to hear about the plumbing issues and hope the repairs go well.


Mandi said...

Just when your waiting for a sleigh...5 come along at once LOL

FAbulous card Gay
LOVE the dark card base, those sleigh look terrific
Thank you
mandi LIM

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic card! Love your line up of sleighs, the mica powder and the dark background, really makes them pop!

Christine said...

I love the sleighs! So beautiful with the dark background!
Hug x

Jenni's Jems said...

This is such an eyecatching card just love it! x

Gez Butterworth said...

Beautiful card Gay. I love the black and gold look. What a classy card.

I hope things settle for you soon. Wishing you a great weekend. Gez.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Gay , sorry to hear your still having trouble with the old water works how annoying ! Hasn't affected you crafting I see , what a trouper you are./ This is fabulous love the die and those gorgeous spicy colours, a beautiful piece of art as always.


The Crafty Elf said...

Fantastic card Gay!!! How could "I" not love it?? I'm just sick for you about your plumbing. If it doesn't rain it pours! No pun intended!

Chrissie said...

I could fancy a trip in this transportation!
Super job Gay!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Vicky Hayes said...

I can't believe it Gay! You have definitely used up all your plumbing problems for years ahead! All joking aside, your heart must have sunk - really hope you get everything sorted very soon and can get ready to enjoy a well deserved Christmas break.

I love your gorgeous glittery sleigh border and the black card stock makes it look very atmospheric! Vx

Netty said...

Terrific card Gay. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Virág Éva said...

Very cute card! I love the sleighs:)

hazel said...

A fabulous card Gay, I love the sleighs.
xxx Hazel.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

How wonderful, I agree about the sleigh a fabulous die and you have made a fabulous card, I love the inking.

Sorry to hear about your plumbing playing up again, what a nighmare, hope all is back to normal soooooooon.

Jenny said...

Hi Gay, sorry I missed your beautiful card from last week! I love the gorgeous bright colours you've used, I have those inkpads to and they look really vibrant especially on the dark bkgd :)
OH no another leak, you're really having a time of it lately but dare I remind you that these things happen in threes!!!!
Jenny x

Isabelle Norris said...

Gorgeous card Gay. Love the shimmery details.

kingstonmama said...

Those sleighs are really great, Gay. I love the little gems on them and the sparkle. Hope things dry out soon at your house. Ann

Shirley said...

I think it's perfect! I love the colors you used and that die is awesome too! Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

sorry i am so late on my blog reading! ha. hope all your leaky problems are resolved.

Your card is gorgeous. Love the simplicity and the blingy beauty of the sleighs.