Saturday 27 April 2013

Up and away.......

Hi there folks, Welcome, I have a card for The Craft Barn today. Take flight is our theme and I chose a balloon,

 My tags are recycled clothes tags, too good to throw out :D, Thank you for visiting, hugs Gay x

I used;
Oxford impressions London Telegraph stamps,
Fresco Chalk paints
Americana paints
Distress ink 
                                And over at the Craft Barn it's a Spend to Save weekend
   Every order with a value of £25 or more placed between 6pm on 25th April and 6pm on 28th April will receive a voucher in their parcel worth £5 off their next shop with us. Vouchers are valid for one month.

 It's been a while since I blogged, I haven't been doing much commenting either, sorry folks. Real life gets in my head and takes over. I find it gets a little overwhelming sitting at the computer for hours, I'm sure you all have the same problem. 
I always had a rule to get back and visit everyone who was kind enough to visit and leave me a comment but  it seems I spend more time on the computer than making my craft and that makes me sad. 
If anyone has a magic formula I would love to hear it. I really love hearing from everyone it makes sharing so much more rewarding, I am fed up with the guilt though! So this leaves me with a dilemma, I love visiting my lovely crafty friends and commenting when I can but how do I decide who I reply to?
This is why I haven't replied to anyone and this is my guilt! Every comment is a lovely crafter who has taken time out of their busy lives to kindly leave a comment about my paltry attempts at a little bit of art. Each comment gives a lovely lift so I know how important it is to reply. HELP, how do you choose who to reply to but keep blogging manageable? 
Thank you so much for visiting, hugs Gay xx

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Saturday 13 April 2013

Going round and round, circles on my mind !

Hi Folks, Lovely to see you here, today I have a couple of cards for the Craft Barn with circles in mind,
and another with different colours this time

I just love distress inks, they move beautifully around the page, super colours and they blend brilliantly too :0)
Check out the Craft Barn blog today if you have a minute, Viv and I share the post mmm love her cards!!

This is what I used:
Crafty Individuals happy Birthday stamp from CI-307
Tim Holtz Stamps Bitty Grunge
Distress inks: Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Frayed Burlap
Spellbinders standard circles large.

The special offer this week is  10% off Spellbinders Dies (Not Grand Calibur)
Just enter 10SPELL at checkout

I am gradually making my way through all your lovely messages. These weeks have been so busy, I will get to you soon, hugs Gay xx

Thursday 4 April 2013

Scallops at LIM and a rotten visitor for me!

Hello everyone,
This week I have been missing sorry, I'll explain later but hope you'll forgive me!
For now.... over at Less is More. Chrissie and Jen have asked us to use scallops. The guest designer is Lizy Congratulations, well deserved Lizy!!!
Here are my cards
Sunshine for this photo, sadly only this one, we had snow and clouds all day today brrrrrrr
This was my first attempt at scallops and not very CAS so I went on to make, this..........................

 again a lot of detail but hopefully it fits the bill. I used a Martha Stewart punch as a mask and inked through it with Picked Raspberry distress, die cut a circle and had a little strip left over perhaps for another card later.

The background is Tim Holtz Photographic Studio stamp.

Okay on to explain my lack of commenting and absence, Easter weekend :0) Family visiting here was  wonderful but busy and no time to get commenting I'm afraid. Then yesterday when I was ready to start I just popped out with hubby for a couple of hours and returned to find that our home had been broken into:{ Oh! dear! what a mess, my jewellery stolen, my IPad and Kindle ( my Christmas pressies one this year and the other last year) gone!!
The rotten devil had taken my stuff and left my husband's untouched, I guess he couldn't carry anymore in the plastic bag he stole to carry all my stuff away in :{
Yesterday was a blur of Police visits, Crime Scene Officers and insurance calls and today has been calls from Victim Support, Locksmiths and more Police stuff :{ The support has been really great, I hope they get whoever it was but I doubt they will.

Thank you so much for commenting on my last post it really is a great encouragement and I do appreciate every single one, hugs Gay x

As part of their Grand Opening celebration, The Craft Barn is offering
FREE POSTAGE on all UK orders
from 6pm on Friday (5th April) to 6pm on Monday (8th April)
For customers outside the UK shipping is free for orders over £30