Thursday, 22 March 2012

Good to be back!!

Hi everyone, It's lovely to be back with you all, we had a great holiday and now I'm facing mountains of washing, ironing but I don't mind I've had a brill time!! This was the view from our balcony, ahhhhh Looks a bit odd but it's 2 pics together, only the horizon matches LOL

 I suffered again from the dreaded mosquito bites, I think I've got a bull's eye over my head ( Here she is guys................ come on, free lunch) and they all zoom in to get me, pictures a bit fuzzy but by the time I took this I was fuzzy from all the antihistamine I'd been taking.

Here is my offering for LIM 59 Masking is the theme. I've really missed making cards and thoroughly enjoyed creating this one, should have been doing the other stuff I mentioned but just wanted to have a play, you know what it's like I'm sure.
I used the  shape left from die cutting with the Bigz picture frame and leaving it in place inking then using another mask over that inked again, quite a soft result. The flower is TH Mini Tatttered Florals in Clearly for Art, white, heated and shaped then coloured with shimmer sprays and copics.

I have received over a hundred comments whilst I've been away, Thank you all so much, and it will take a little time to get around to everyone, so bear with me and I'll be by a bit later.
Big hugs to all my favourite crafty people, Gay x


Bonnie said...

I'm glad you had a good break and are ready to get back to creating cards. I really like this. Very creative use of masking and the colors are beautiful.

Jo Street said...

Gorgeous card Gay, I love the colours. The Mozzies like me too nasty little bugs!!
Jo x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Wow Gaye this is super !! the card I mean not the mosi bite !!! That's the worst thing about living in Greece the summer is hell !! What amazing colours and the masking is beautiful. Lovely to have you back.


Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

SUPER masking and a great result xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Gay....I am glad I!m not the only one who gets eaten on holiday...ooohhhhhh that looks painful.
Lovely LIM card


Cynthia Schelzig said...

I´ll say you had a brill time by the looks of that view from your balcony but...ouch the old bites...makes me start scratching just looking at them....but I can relate,,,as they love me too:) Love your card...brill masking too...have fun with the washing and ironing.

Vicky Hayes said...

Hello Gay, welcome back! The view from your balcony looks wonderful although I'm sure you could have done without those mozzies! Your masked card is beautiful with those gorgeous blues and greens. Vicky x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Gay, nice to have you

craftattack said...

nice to see you back! Bite those mosquitoes before they bite you! Valerie

Christine said...

I'm glad that you've had a great vacation! (exept the mosquito bites) Your card for LIM is so beautiful, I love the colours! Great job again!

Mrs.B said...

Glad you had a lovely holiday, view looks fab - nasty bite!
This is a gorgeous card Gay, you can tell the creative juices are now flowing.
Avril xx

Netty said...

wow thats a great view Gay and your bite looks very nasty.....poor you.
Loving your LIM card......welcome home. Annette x

Aileen said...

Your masked framing looks fab. love the soft colours. Super photo from your hols. It looks brill, I'd be like you though covered in mozzie bites. They seem to like me too, we must be sweet! x

Scrapmate said...

I love the masking on this. Your holiday pic looks wonderful - worth a few mozzie bites for.

Susan said...

Looks like your vacation spot was heavenly!! Sorry about the mosquito bites. Little hint...Hang a bag of water over an outside light and it will help keep the mosquitoes away. I know it sounds crazy but we have a bag hanging on our back deck, and we're never bothered by flying bugs of any kind.

Love your card this week...great color combination!

Chrissie said...

This is great masking Gay and lovely colours.
I was trying to work out what part of your anatomy has been affected by the wretched mossies! They kinda like me too!
I'm glad you had a great hol despite the bites.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Valerie said...

Very creative Gay and I love the colour combo! Lovely to see you back having what looks like a fabulous holiday, apart from the mozzies!! A course of Brewers yeast tablets before you go can be effective, mozzies don't like the smell from your body that these tabs cause. Only smelt by the mozzies by the way:))
Val x

lisa said...

Hi Gay. I'm so glad you enjoyed your holiday, despite the mozzies. The view is beautiful. How I wish I was there!!!
It's lovely to have you back and your card is beautiful.
Good Luck with all the washing. At least you should be able to peg it out!!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Lisax

Mandi said...

Welcome back Gay
That view looks incredible
Your card is FAB as ever, super layout
Thank you so much
"Less is More"

Jenny said...

So glad you had a wonderful time... even if the mozzies did too :0(
I didn't notice the photo was two joined together at first...lovely view.
Fab card the colours are amazing together and I love the masking :0)
Jenny x

Linda R said...

Welcome back my friend.. That looks like one nasty bit.. You must have sweet blood.. Your card is so pretty..

Hugs, Linda

hazel said...

Welcome back Gay, looks like you had a great time, apart from the bites.
Your card is fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Evil Edna said...

welcome bck, I find when I have been lunch that an aloe vera leaf snapped in halfand the juice squished of the area is very soothing.EE