Wednesday 31 July 2013


Hello there, A quick post from me today, up to my eyes in schtuff LOL Mr Peplow has decided he's emptying the loft and has deposited it pretty much all over the house arrggghhh!!!!
This card is for LIM, Chrissie and Jen gave us a picture prompt from Pinterest for this week's challenge!

 OOh it's leaning a little, sorry LOL! Too much Champagne, hic!

 I used an old stamp, from way back, I don't know where it's from and I only have the rubber, so no way of finding out. If you know could you possibly let me know ? Then I can give credit.
Her dress was originally animal stripes so I gave it a make over! I have very few shoe stamps and hope that I'm not too far from the picture's inspiration :D

 I just love a bit of bling, it makes me smile. Now off to sort out a blooming mess :{
Thanks for stopping by, hugs Gay x

Monday 29 July 2013

Matt or Shiny?

Now that is the question?
Hello and welcome, today I have a contribution to the Craft Barn's 'Opposites' week. There will be inspiration galore this week on the blog, do join us if you can!

I made three pictures and I really enjoyed getting all painty.
Pop over to the CB blog for the lowdown ( :D ) on how I changed/ decorated the frames. The outside frames are metallic and really shiny and the recesses are dark and matt, this absorbs light, an effect that I find fascinating :D

I have been a bit busy this last week we had a lovely reunion at home with some of my family from Australia it was a lot of fun :D
Thank you for stopping by, hugs Gay x
This is what I used,
Treasure Gold: Onyxite, White Fire and Aquamarine.
Tim Holtz Alterations Die, Movers and Shapers Mini Silhouettes

Sunday 28 July 2013

Life is a beach?

Hi folks, I hope you have enjoyed a lovely weekend and the rain here in the UK hasn't spoilt  it for you! We had a lot of rain overnight here in the south but today has been absolutely glorious!
Over at Karen's blog Snippets the challenge for OLW ( One Layer Wednesday) is, in Karen's own words,
"Create a card that depicts the beach or is water inspired.  Add a link to your card.  Remember to 
     keep embellishments to a minimum and NO ADDITIONAL LAYERS of cardstock."
 My card is using stamps from Sheena Douglass 'Seaside' I've had these particular stamps for quite a while and this is their first inking but I thought they fitted with the theme rather well :D
 Same card different background! I also used my Inktense pencils, woah! I really like these pigment heavy pencils, you don't realise how rich they are until you add the water, POW soo inky.
Thank you for dropping by, Gay x
p.s My sentiment stamp is by Lindsay Mason, 'Love that Binds'

Tuesday 23 July 2013

A spash of colour

Hi there and you are very welcome here, Today I have a couple of cards made for the Craft Barn. This week we are playing with colour combinations again...

 My colours were Sunshine: Yellow(s)-white-(light) grey
Unusual colours for me but I do love a bit of a challenge :D There are more details on the Craft Barn blog :D

I used
Imagination Crafts Stencils
IndigoBlu Stamp, Poppy Heart
Distress ink Mustard Seed

Thank you for stopping by, Gay x

Monday 22 July 2013

Flowers, lovely flowers

Hi everyone, Hope you are well and happy and if not, I hope you are very soon :D
I have been busy making cards again, two today, for LIM where Chrissie and Jen have asked for some handmade flowers

 First card is with an old Cuttlebug flower die, two cuts layered out of printed vellum with small disks of white card to lighten on the black card base. Hand drawn stems and vellum leaves, the waste from this next card,

With this card again I used die cuts from the Cuttlebug  multi shape die. The centre is another die cut in red mirri card with a small gem! TH Remnant rubs, they are so useful for sentiments!

Thank you for looking today, hugs Gay x
Back tomorrow with my Craft Barn make, BFN x
p.s Have you checked out the SALE? Loads of goodies were half price but they're going fast !!

Saturday 20 July 2013

Sale time!!

Quick heads up from the Craft Barn today
Check it out if you have a minute!!

Thursday 18 July 2013

My Friend

Hi there, Lovely to see you!
I have made a card for the Stampotique challenge, this time it's a clean and simple challenge from the lovely Gez!! How could I resist?

Featuring 'Friend' a dark little character but he's a friendly little chap although froggy doesn't seem too confident LOL I'm hoping you will find his smile endearing  :D
Stampotique 'Friend' and Stamps by Judith 'Frog' the sentiment is a Paula Pascual 'Essential Circles'

Saturday 13 July 2013

Not Square?

Hi there welcome here, 
Noo definitely not a square, that is the challenge at LIM this week, not a rectangle either and cards are to be one layer :D. Thinking cap time.

 I made two versions because the first ( and paler of the two below) didn't go as well as I had hoped, I messed her eyes up, this ( the darker version above) is better around the eyes but I messed her hat up LOL!

 This shows how I masked the hat for the texture, I hoped it would look like the hat was woven. I repeatedly stamped the tiny dots with Adirondak Sandal ink using the stamp in my hand not on a block. This way I could control not only the amount of ink but where the dots were, I liked the way by changing direction when stamping I made a pattern which is different on both cards.
 As you can see the shaded area around her eyes is too much and the wrong shape but I think I need to get some finer drawing pencils, for definition. Copics are really great but doing very fine strokes I find challenging. Water colour pencils have a grainy texture, again not wonderful for getting really fine detail.
 I used;
Suzi Blu stamp La Belle
Woodware, Singles, Tiny Dots from The Craft Barn
PTI sentiments

Don't miss out........ because over at the Craft Barn ..........
It's a freebie!  From 6pm Friday until 6pm on Monday all orders over £25 will receive a free pack of Tando minis in their delivery.

We're back from our travels and had a brilliant time. The weather was great and it was a very interesting place, Symonds Yat in the Wye Valley, Herefordshire. We walked and ate and thoroughly enjoyed our time there.
Thank you for dropping by, hugs Gay x

Sunday 7 July 2013

Shades of Grey

Hi folks, Phew it's a bit of a hottie today :D Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Today I have a card for LIM where the challenge set by Chrissie and Jen is for Shades of Grey! Right up my alley I have to admit and I did have fun making this one,

The light is going this evening but it's been a fabulous day. What with Murray winning at Wimbledon (YIPPEEE!) and hot sunny weather, we've never had it so good :D

My card was stamped with Woodware, Clear magic Singles Tiny Dots, I used acrylic  black and white paint and mixed the shades I wanted. Some Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs and a little silver gilding flakes on a piece of double sided tape to finish.

I hope you like it and thank you for stopping by.
I shall be away for just a little while, exploring this beautiful country we live in, looks like we might have lovely weather for a change too, can't wait :D x

Thursday 4 July 2013


Hi folks, I hope all is good in your part of the world :D

Over here at Wimbledon Murray made it to the semis, yes!!! Weather is set to be fine for a while and next week I'm off for a few days R&R Yippee!!!

So I have a couple of cards to share, my owl card is for a lovely young lady whooooo is moving on with her job and I wanted to wish her well :D
Check out the mooving eyes LOL I used an Andy Skinner mask Owls

This next card is for LIM where it's a lucky dip week! Chrissie and Jen have challenged us with one word, SAND in honour of Hannelie's GD for this week, well done Hannelie! 

 My choice of stamp is this little cutie wistfully gazing out to sea. I can remember from my childhood how magical it is at the sea-side, watching the salty waves gently lapping onto the beach, seagulls keening above Ahhhhh! Nothing to do, just daydream away..................................
 Thank you for stopping for a while, if you say "Hi" I will do my best to visit you soon, Gay x
I used,
Personal Impressions by Beryl Peters P1273F
Mask by Crafters Workshop, Mini Art Is
Stickles Baby Blue.
Derwent Inktense pencils

Monday 1 July 2013

This blog is moving!

Hi there, Just a quicky to say that I am moving my blog reader to BLOGLOVIN and you can find me there if you would like to !

 Follow on Bloglovin

I'm moving because so much of my blog list is in Google reader I really don't want to loose you all and this way I can keep in touch!! I hope LOL
This is a sticky post that will stay on top until I get my head around all this new stuff!!

Hugs Gay x
P.s I saw a post on this blog    Sew Many Ways  Lots of info on moving your blog reader to Bloglovin Hope that it helps, it certainly helped me, Thank you Karen x