Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Helloooooo :D

Hi my lovely crafty friends :D

I have a quick card for two of my favourite challenges....................... LIM and CASology

The challenge over at LIM is One Layer and 'Anything goes', just my kind of challenge :D And over at CASology the cue word  is BOLD. The young lady's dress is quite a bold colour I think, for her time anyway:D
I was sad that I missed Less is More's third birthday celebrations last week, Congratulations on your three wonderful years, Chrissie, Mandi and Jen !!!!! Here's to many more fabulous years!

For my card I simply stamped, masked and a little platinum stickles applied!

My stamps are Graphic 45 'Couture 3' by Hampton Art.

I hope I find you well?
Things around the UK are fragile, folks struggling with flooding and transport troubles, not much fun! We need a little let up with the storms! My heart goes out to all who have water in their homes, fields and businesses, it must be absolutely soul destroying.

 I am feeling much better after our trip! A change of scenery really brightens me. We had just over two weeks in Florida and although it was cool (temperatures) by Florida's standards, it was really great for us. America has such a positive vibe! IMHO
We saw Alligators galore, Turtles, Dolphins and so many beautiful sea birds.

!!!! Warning,,,, Holiday Snaps !!!!!, you may certainly skip this bit :D

This little chap was outside our house LOL How cute is that!! Look at the lovely neat grass, there are strict rules about the length apparently, (she raises her eyebrows,) I wonder how that would work here :D

An Alligator close up and a Dolphin following the catamaran we rode, woohooo!!!

 A Horseshoe crab (an ancient survivor) and an Osprey that we nearly interrupted with a juicy fish meal
I hope you didn't mind me sharing my pics, it was such a lovely change from the dull grey days here.

Thank you for stopping by :D Hugs Gay x


Sue said...

Stunning card, Gay !! xx

Dotty Jo said...

Well helloooooooooooooo to you too hun! Glad to hear that you feel perked-up by your trip. Sounds and looks like you had a great time. Your card is A-mazing, I love that image and how beautifully you have used her. Good to have you back, Jo x

Netty said...

Great to see you back Gay and hear about your fab trip to USA.
Loving your wonderful card, its great my friend. Take care, hugs Annette x


Suze Bain said...

Well thanks very much for sharing your holiday pics and making us poor minions feel even more depressed with this god awful weather! Lol! Your card is very elegant Mrs P, beautiful colouring and inking. Roll on the spring! Xx

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful looking card


Welcome back to the land of blog Gay - there is nothing quite like a break in a warm climate to lift the spirits.
Fabulous card - love the bold colour of the dress.
Sylvia xxx

Crafty Lark said...

Gorgeous card Gay, enjoyed this post very much so thank you for sharing. xx Flora

Evil Edna said...

this is so elegant wonderful and classic, love the photos the gator is so prehistoric and spiky looking! EE

Darnell said...

WONDERFUL to see you back, Gay!! I've missed you! Your holiday photos are great! TFS!!

Now, your card. Take a bow! This has winner written ALL over it! Unique, stunning, flawlessly executed, jaw-dropping ... people who think one-layer cards are boring have to take a look at this!! You came back and blew us away!! Hugs, Darnell

Chrissie said...

Sounds like you had a great break Gay, I love the states too!
It's lovely to see you again with this fabulous card!
Thanks so much
Less is More

Canonbury creations said...

Yey, you're back!!! Hi Gay, lovely to see you and the pics of your holiday. Back with a bang with a gorgeous card, love that stamp:) My mojo seems to be hiding under my nurses uniform at the moment, hopefully it will return soon!
Val x

Sarn said...

Hi ya Gay . . . stunning card. LOVE IT.

Thanks for sharing some holiday pic's. Glad you're feeling brighter after the trip.

Hugs Sarn xxx

Gerrina said...

Youre card is great! I love that kind of images and your coloring makes it so beautiful!
Don´t mind the pics; I think they are great to give a little impression into your live...(and like to take pics myself...) Have a fun week, Gerrina

Viv said...

Fab card Gay, just love that beautiful stamp and your colouring. So nice to see your holiday photo's too, loosks like you had a great time :) hugs Viv xx

nefertiti said...

Hi Gay!
Thank you for sharing these pictures.
And your card is so elegant and great!!! bizz

Mrs.B said...

Stunning card Gay,this is one layer at it's best. Love the bold colour.
I've just been playing with this stamp!
Avril xx

Karen said...

Helloooooo my lovely! It sounds like you got a lot of R&R from your Florida trip. Thank you for showing your pics, they made me smile ;-D

Your card is beautiful and so clear and crisp and very you. HUGS xxx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Firstly, your card is wonderful. love all the shadings and colours.

How wonderful to see your piccies, I think a few more of us could do with the blue skies at the mo. Glad you enjoyed yourself and have come back with mojo :)

massofhair said...

Great to see you back after your holiday Gay and thanks for sharing some fab images!

Your card is exquisite, chic and beautifully coloured. Stunning work:-) xxx

Doreen said...

Good to see you back all refreshed after your break.....Your card is gorgeous and love your fab photos.xxx

Gio said...

Ciao bellissima and welcome back!
Your card is just super fabulous, love that stamp, that dress and that pink!

It looks like you had a wonderful time in Florida, I love those pictures, so, more from you, don't be shy, please! It's a pleasure to see a world so different and warm from us.
I hope this terrible winter let its grip, very soon...

Thanks for your nice words on my blog.
A big big hug :-)

Yvette said...

Beautiful card! And I enjoyed looking at your photo's.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

GORGEOUS LIM design, love it ! Cheers, Shirleyx

Ardyth said...

Love this bold pink dress - such an elegant image! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Gay! Glad you had a good trip!

Diane said...

Gorgeous card Gay the dress is bold and beautiful. Love the Florida pictures, and the weather was good. We have Osprey's here in the northwest mostly over large lakes and rivers. Huge birds and they really are good at catching fish.

Hugs diane

hazel said...

A beautiful card Gay.
xxx Hazel.

Jenni's Jems said...

Love the card and the pics made me hanker for summer to be here! x

Gillian R said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

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Vicky Hayes said...

It sounds as if you've had a lovely time and I loved seeing your photos Gay! What a beautiful one layer card you've made - I love the background, the perfect foil for that glamorous lady! Vicky x

Shirley said...

She is lovely! Your background is so creative and compliments her. I think I was gone longer than you were!! :-)