Monday 21 October 2013


Hello my friends,
 I have a couple of cards for the Craft Barn week of Autumn Leaves! Autumn is a glorious time of the year I love the bright reds, greens and yellows of the leaves, the smell of bonfires smouldering away, winter is on the horizon, lets not think about that now though!!!
I have made two cards but only sneak peeks here today
More information on the Craft Barn Blog, check it out, if you have time :D Thank you for stopping by, hugs Gay x

I used
Dreamweaver Stencil Maple Branch.
Kaleidacolor Creole ink pad
Crafty Individuals Stamp CI 214
Spellbinders Ironworks Motives

 This post is scheduled, we are off gallivanting for just a little while longer :D

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Monday 7 October 2013

White Christmas :D

Hi Folks, I hope that I find you happy and well. Chrissie and Jen gave us a brilliant challenge this week, I love white on white although I need a bit of practice, and Christmas as a theme, well that's just lovely :D
So I'm here sharing my LIM offering, this is a quick post as it's all go here today :D

It's so much fun doing Christmas cards I really enjoy it!! This card is really simple, die cut snowflakes and using the die cut remains as a stencil I inked through it with VersaMark and dusted with mica powder. The snowflakes were treated in the same way.

I used
Memory Box Precious Snowflakes,
Joy Crafts Winter Wishes snowflake.

We are taking a break to see a bit more of this great big beautiful world, I will be back to see you soon :D Hugs Gay xx

Friday 4 October 2013

My first Addicted to CAS!!

Hello again, today I made a card to enter the Autumn challenge at Addicted to CAS, I have been meaning to join in for a while now. My smashing friend Sylvia is hostess this time, check out her fabulous blog and makes, a really talented lady :D
This has been a week where I felt a bit arty inclined ( LOL!! ) it has been grand :D I love it when it comes together, time to play and the inclination. So here is my card, I do hope you like it 'cos it was fun!!

The leaves were fussy cut after I had embossed and inked the folder, my sentiment was inked in VersaMark and gold embossed. Here at home my silver birch tree is showering everything with seeds they're all over the house and garden so the little golden pearls made my last element, mimicking the seeds !!

I used

Crafts Too Embossing folder,  Leaves and my favourite sentiment stamps at the moment by Waltzingmouse, Big Day Today, fabulous detail on these stamps, some of the best I have ever used!!
Thank you for stopping here, Hugs Gay x

Wednesday 2 October 2013

LIM Sketch!

Hi folks, I'm baaacckkk, I know just like that little ol bad penny, you can't get rid of me LOL
I made a quick card for LIM this week it's sketch time and here is the sketch
 And here is my effort in the last rays of the sun on a warm October afternoon,
I inked through the mask and then in Sakura gel glitter pen I drew the outline adding the sentiment last :D
I used
Artistcellar mask, Bodacious pods and Waltzingmouse stamps, Big Day Today

Thank you for stopping, have a wonderful week my friends, I'm working my way down your lovely comments! Thank you all, hopefully I will see you soon :D hugs Gay x

Harvest time!

Hello there my friends, Today I would like to share a card with you. I was really fortunate and won the CASology challenge with This Card with that came the privilege of being guest designer for this week Woo hoo !!  :D

 and the cue card for this week is
This was a considerable challenge as I have no suitable stamps, my fruit bowl had to do!!! Sometimes when you have a very detailed stamp colouring it in an equally detailed fashion can distract from  a clean and simple execution. So here I used the graded ink pad to suggest colour, hope it worked :D
Over at CASology I have really enjoyed getting inspiration and participating in the challenges, check it out Here (that's just in case it is new to you!)

For this card I used
A multi coloured ink pad by Dee Gruenig, (Marvy) Blending Blox Shades of orange, direct to paper and a Bravura stamp (eBay) and a new sentiment from Waltzingmouse, called 'Big Day Today'! really 'flourishy', I love this set!!! My white highlights are a Pentel Hybrid Gel, the best white pen that I have found and mine was a gift from crafty buddy Karen from Karen's Carry Ons Thank you so much  Karen!!
Thanks to you for your visit, hugs Gay x