Wednesday 31 October 2012

Hello there!

Hello my lovely bloggy buddies, yes I'm back from hols and we had a good time:0)
Thank you so much for all your great comments, whilst I've been away, I really appreciate your support. Unfortunately I'm a bit under the weather just now and having some tests to determine why. I will be back soon, I hope, to share some great photos of Arizona and visit all my lovely friends.
So stay crafty and see you soon, big hugs, Gay x

Saturday 27 October 2012

Design tape today

I know the title is dreadful but you know what it's like trying to come up with catchy titles LOL Please forgive me?
Hi and welcome, today I am sharing my design tape makes for the Craft Barn
A little different these tapes, larger and shiny mmm I enjoyed playing with these and got it stuck everywhere, quite a tangle but you won't have that problem LOL It was just fumble fingered me!!

I made a card and a bookmark

The card uses Lynne Perrella stamps from PaperArtsy that I painted with Dylusions ink, lovely bright colour. The shiny tape will work well for the bookmark as it will wipe clean after sticky fingers have played with it! Here it is in one of my art journals

This pic shows the bookmark open and the magnetic sheet inside. I could remember from school something about the polarity of magnets but not enough to be sure that if I cut the sheet up how to make it stick to itself. I remembered something about stroking it in one direction but couldn't remember which direction. Worry not, once cut up it was attracted to itself very nicely with no encouragment at all  from me LOL
Thanks for joining me today, I'm still on my journey so this is scheduled again but I will visit when I get back, hugs Gay x
I used
Design Tape   
Lynne Perrella Stamps 
Magnetic self adhesive sheet                                                                         

Saturday 20 October 2012

Very Crafty Individuals:0)

Hello my crafty friends, Today I have a calendar to share, my second for the Craft Barn this year

I used one of the new Crafty Individuals masks and rather a lot of Dylusions ink sprays. This time I made a hanging calendar and included a space for a pen and some post it notes. More examples of the new masks and dies at the CB Blog

Here is the pen holder, a small rectangle of card, sprayed with Dylusions and masked with the same mask as before but this time I embossed with Dreamweaver gold embossing paste. I love the shade it went on top of the inks when it was spread thinly.
This post is scheduled as I'm off galavanting again, thank you for visiting and I'll get back to you as soon as I return, hugs Gay x
I used
Crafty Individuals mask, Fine flower panel
Dylusions inks
Dreamweaver embossing paste, Gold.
Stamps by Impression Obsession,
Calendar tabs

Saturday 13 October 2012

OOOOOOhhhhhAAAhhhhhhhh It's Hallowe'en!!!!!

Hi and creepy greetings to you all, this is my Hallowe'en effort for the Craft Barn
Check out the CB DT's makes this week they've been very inventive again and put me to shame but here goes..........

I made a couple of cards and both use the new and very spooky stamps from PaperArtsy The first has a secret message ooohhh!!! I hear you say LOL
I love the sentiment it makes me smile everytime I read it

My next card uses the large skull and some drippy wax from a red candle, looks a little like blood?
Both cards have oil pastels for the backgrounds, they smuged beautifully in the first for the grass and in the second the black and brooding cave. I used a fine oil on a cotton bud to spread the pastel on the card.
I hope you like my offerings, I'm off travelling so I will catch up with you later, thank you for looking. Have a great week my friends, Gay x
p.s, I have removed comment moderation, I hope it all behaves and I'll get back to catch up with everyone as soon as I am able, Gay xx

I used
PaperArtsy Stamps: Halloween 1
Oil Pastels in Black, Violet, Grey and Olive Green
Crafty Individuals tree stamps CI-209
Metallic F/X Silver mica powder for the small card
Cosmic Shimmer: Silver embossing powder for the skull and crossbones
Black ribbon

Our special off this week
10% off the Faber-Castell set of 36 oil pastels
enter the code PASTEL10 at checkout

Saturday 6 October 2012

Calendar time

Hi Folks, I hope it's a good Saturday for you so far:0) Here is my Craft Barn calendar make for this week,

Dylusions inks are just so scrumptious!! All those fabulous colours, I really love 'em:0) For a calendar or something that's going to be out a long time(hopefully) you need to protect the colour from fading so I embossed mine with clear embossing powder, that should do the trick! My calendar is on a Spellbinders die, Marvellous Squares, I just love the edges of this one and of course Dyan Reaveley's Stamps need no introduction. All backed by a magnetic sheet and bingo this will stick to anything metal, Christmas stocking filler anyone??
Have a fabulous weekend my friends, lovely to see you, hugs Gay xx

I used
Dylusions Around the Edge stamps
Spellbinders Marvelous Squares

Our special offer this week:
20% off the following stamps

Curious Corrin - Ruby rainbow - Doollally Dorris -
Love struck Lucy -Tallulah Tripp - Dependable Dotty - Traveling Travis - Pondering Petunia
Enter code DYLUSIONS20 at checkout

Monday 1 October 2012

Rudolph day and I'm late again

Oh dear, Trust me!!! There is so much going on I'm running out of days ATM.
Hi there my crafty friends, Welcome to a super quick post for Sandra's Rudolph Day challenge
Some lovely stamps to win  too :0)
Here is my card

It's a Penny Black stamp, I've used it before but wasn't happy with the result. This time, I stamped it in white brilliance  and then again in Distress pine needles but spread micas in bronze and gold then added loads of bronze and gold Stickles. The background is a torn copy paper mask and direct to paper with brilliance ink again. Thanks for stopping by, Hugs Gay xx