Saturday 28 September 2013

Rudolph day :D

Hi Folks, I have a quick posting for Sarn's Rudolph Day Challenge :D

I fell in love with this beautiful image and just couldn't resist it!!! Hero Arts 'Snowy Night' I used ColorBox Chalk ink pads Blossom Pastels, yum!!
Papertrey Ink 'Signature Christmas' sentiments.
Hope you like it :D
Have a great weekend my friends, hugs Gay x
p.s I have a quick snap to share, it's of the crafty stash I got at Ally Pally last week. I visited with my lovely crafty buddy Valerie Cannonbury Creations is her great blog with gorgeous makes!!! We had a really good day :D
OOOh I'm a lucky lady :D xxx

Monday 23 September 2013

Ho ho ho!!

It's time for Christmas crafting here today :D
Welcome here my friends, I am hoping all is good with you!
I have been busy making some Christmas items

More photos and lots more Christmas inspiration at the Craft Barn blog this week, do check it out if you have time, Thank you for stopping to join me, hugs Gay x
I used
 Hobby Art Stamps Christmas Robins
Sentiments by Dovecraft 'Tis the Season, clear stamps
Copic markers for colour

Friday 20 September 2013

Slings and Arrows ?

Well not quite..... but definitely arrows :D This weeks challenge at CASology is to make something with Arrows, I made a card
 it has arrows and they aren't missing the subject, they're to the point and totally Clean And Simple  LOL
I used
Arrows stamp by Banana Frog sadly no longer doing business :(
Sentiment stamp by Paula Pascual for Personal impressions 'Essential Circles'

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend :D Hugs Gay x

Tuesday 17 September 2013

Get well soon

Hello there, Over at LIM this week, Jen and Chrissie have asked for a one layer card that is a get well soon theme, here is my attempt, a Grumpy
 He is an injured Grumpy aaaaawwwww :D I stamped him and then painted with the watercolour pencils, easy peasy :D Hope you're having a great week and thanks for stopping by, hugs Gay x
I used
Smeared Ink Grumpy. Apparently they are now only available as unmounted if you join the club.
Edited to add, I bought mine from Make the Day Special but it was a few years ago. They seem to have one  similar sheet of these stamps available at the moment  HERE.
Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils.

Saturday 14 September 2013

Silhouette peel offs?

Hi folks, I have a quick silhouette card for the CASology challenge. I have to be quick it's ending soon...

I retrieved a few of my under utilised peel offs for the image and I'm so happy to use them, they have been untouched for about 2/3 years. The background is a Crafter's Workshop template, Mini Stripes by Balzar designs. I sponged through the template with Distress inks. The sentiment is from Casual Fridays stamps, Only You!
Funny old weather here again but nothing like the poor folks in Colorado, what dreadful floods they're experiencing, my heart goes out to them :(
Hope your weekend is good, Gay x

Monday 9 September 2013

Colours for LIM 136

Hello everyone, Today I am here with a card for LIM
Chrissie and Jen have chosen  colours for this one, check it out............................
The colours for this challenge are Dark Green and Rust.

I made a very quick card, although it wasn't quick for me, I have a very full bin with my efforts residing in it , it was fun though LOL 
Thank you for stopping by hugs Gay  :D xx
I used 
Crafter's Workshop template, 'Mini Week Circles'
Sentiment Hero Arts 'Live Life'

Sunday 8 September 2013

Layers and lots of luck!!

Hello and welcome to you this showery Sunday afternoon :D Lovely to see you!!
Over at the Stampotique Challenge this week it is all about Layers!!!!

Sue Davies is our hostess this week for our next challenge and here is what she says about her challenge:

I love to use layers on my projects, be it layers of paint and inks or layers of card, or both. I challenge you to use at least three layers on your creation. Have fun xx

This little cutie made it onto my tag ......

And this little one is there too

 Over at the Stampotique Challenge Blog I recently won the $30 gift certificate, WOOPHHEEE :D And here I've used two of my chosen stamps. Thank you so much Stampotique, my stamps are brilliant! How lucky was I ?? VERY!
My tag has FIVE layers in places, Black large tag, 3 layers of bright green vellum and Ghostie & friends! I absolutely love layers of vellum, the torn edges show how beautiful this luxurious paper is. Getting the right amount of layers and density took a while, I've been playing with this one for a few days!
I used
Ghostie, You Don't Say, 
Concentric Squares Border

Just a little loft update :D The work continues, (we're not fast :D )
This is what we found in the darkest reaches
It was almost invisible from inside the loft! No wonder my son was complaining about the wasps for the past few years! I think this one has been there for at least 2/3 years, little stinkers!! Clever construction though!
Thanks for stopping by, hugs Gay x

Thursday 5 September 2013

LIM A rubber stamp?

Hi folks, I've made it back again :D. Today I visited some of my lovely bloggy buddies, it felt good to see what you've been up to, such lovely creations and inspiration galore, thank you all so much for sharing, my turn now :D I made a card for LIM
We want you to use a 

In addition if you could use watercolours that would be wonderful!
My card is using a stamp by Impression Obsession, it is one of my faves but it is just a little bit large for what I wanted to do this time. So I trimmed it! Long ago when I started stamping I used to panic at the thought of cutting into a stamp, it seemed wrong somehow I would tremble with fear but now I cut with relish . You can always put them back together on the acrylic block!
This is how I trimmed the image. My sentiment came on a piece of velum and I can't remember where it's from :( I glued it directly to the card and luckily it doesn't show the glue. My background is painted with water colour and stamped behind then stamped again on the water coloured paper I decoupaged a few of the leaves just to add dimension. You can see more detail if you click on the pics.

 Thanks for stopping!  Hugs Gay xx