Saturday 27 September 2014

Get your SPOOK on ......

That's the call from the lovely Carol over at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week!! Hi folks, hope I find you bright eyed and bushy tailed? I hope so and if not I hope you are real soon :D
I made a card,
Run for your lives they're coming to get you !!!!!!
Spooky skulls from the Stampotique Halloween cube 2 This one is full of spooky pumpkins too, it is my favourite, so big smiles here, I have teamed it with Spider Wings, another favourite!!
Have a great weekend folks, Hugs Gay xx

Tuesday 23 September 2014


Hello there, Welcome, today I have a card for the Sprinkle of Imagination challenge

The green is Cosmic Shimmer sprayed through a Crafter's Workshop mask and some purple Tattered Angel splashed and dripped then sentiment printed from the computer! Stamp from Stampers Anonymous!

Thank you for your insights into blogging, Google+ and Face Book, we all do it slightly differently it would seem but I am pleased that you explained and shared your preferences. :D

It's been a fabulous summer so far but we are inundated with crane flies, Mr Peplow hates these flying nightmares :) Myself it's the spiders that all seem determined to join us for the evening that upset my equilibrium! When we're sitting minding our own business, why do they have to run helter skelter across the floor only to disappear right under the sofa where I am sitting? What is that all about? LOL !!

Thanks for joining me here, have a great week folks :D  Gay xx

I have had some things going on at home that are difficult to deal with lately. I am working through my replies but it's taking me a long time to get to you all, Thank you so much for your patience. Hugs Gay xx

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Tangled Enthusiasm all tied up!

I'm baaack!! LOL  Inspired today by the lovely, talented Sam who's Challenge it is  at the Stampotique Designers Blog  which goes like this.......

"One of the beauties of Stampotique stamps is even though there are 18 amazing artists designing our rubbery goodness and their images work so well together it's great to use a lot of stamps for one project, I often do.

So this week, I am challenging myself too and inviting you to use just one stamp . . . wondering off scratching head and rubbing chin . . . this is going to be SO hard to choose!!

So I got Tangled Enthusiasm out ( he is new to me :D ) and played.....

 The paint shimmers and changes colour in the sunshine, sometimes green and then a bright blue, sometimes light green and then gold, yum!
A while ago I made some Gelli plate backgrounds, a whole afternoon having fun and I was surprised how difficult it was to get it right! All afternoon I played and was only really pleased with this one the one you see behind Tangled I die cut some stars in acetate and used the positive and negative as masks and stencils.
The paints are Pebeo Studio acrylics, some are iridescent and some fluorescent I love the effect in the sunshine. To make the stars stand out I have used Copics and a Multiliner to give depth.
I'm looking forward to another session where I can make something I really like with the Gelli plate. Mastering it will be fun, wish me luck :D
And a big THANK YOU for visiting me here, I really do appreciate your comments :D Lately I have been posting on Facebook and trying to get my head around Google + woah, I feel a bit confused as to which I prefer, what about you? What have you chosen? I guess we are going to use more than one medium online and we will just reach different audiences! So many choices!
Have a happy week my friends :D Hugs Gay x

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Drink me!!!!!!

Hi folks,
Today I am sharing a quick post for LIM where Chrissie and the team said
Our challenge this week is back to one layer once more and we have the theme of 
Any beverage will do; I wonder if our choices say something about us!!
 So my card, taken in the warm , fading September sunshine....
 My image is an Inkadinkado stamp, which I have coloured with Inktense water colour pencils
 The stencil behind highlighting her small glass is Tim Holtz, Shatter, inked with Seedless Preserve DI, she says, 
"I will be needing a much larger glass"
Well Chrissie, I guess this one does say a lot about me LOL Don't you just love a really big glass!!!
Lacking my mojo lately, feeling totally uninspired and I have new schtuff! So no excuse! I think I need a good shaking LOL!!! Thanks for stopping by, Hugs Gay xx

Thursday 11 September 2014

Curiously cute!

Yep that's right I have visited my cute side for this post and I wanted to share :D
Edited to say, Darnell has invited me to link up with her 2nd NBUS challenge, check it out it's so much fun :D

Lily of the valley stamps, I need cute stamps for the family at Christmas and i enjoy making them so I took advantage of a special offer at LOTV and bought 2 stamps, how cute are they??? Sentiment stamps by Mama elephant!  Great to see you and Thanks to Darnell, hugs Gay xxx

Chocolate and mint!!!!

Hi folks, Here is my LIM offering this week . The challenge is a colour and the choice is Chocolate and mint, 

It's been a very busy and quite difficult week, this has taken so long to put together, it just wouldn't go right :(
Spellbinders Die and glitter card in mint, a little Treasure Gold paste and done!

 The light is dull today so no sparkles either. You will have to imagine LOL
I am catching up on lasts weeks post and hope to be with you soon, thanks for dropping by :D Hugs Gay xx

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Life on the ocean waves

Well hello there lovely people,
Today I have a card for LIM where the lovely ladies have challenged us to make a nautical themed card, they said....................
We have another song theme which this time is... 
I do like to be beside the seaside!
Anything with a reference to the sea or the beach or things nautical will be fine as long as your creation is Clean and Simple!
My card is stamped onto layers of white and pastel blue tissue paper and adhered to the card but leaving the edges loose.
I used
The Stamp Man's Aspect of Design Stamps, unavailable now I'm afraid :(
On the outside edges I used Treasure gold in 'White Fire'
Sentiment by Isabelle Norris.
Thanks for joining me today :D Hugs Gay x