Sunday 28 June 2015


Hi there, Today I have a card for Stampotique

Astrid Stulemeijer is our hostess this week and here's her challenge:

Every stamper has a little Frankenstein in them.  Give a stamp without wings a pair of them.  Have fun creating!
 I played for ages with this one, I do hope you like it.
It's all about teenagers, when they adopt that pained expression, screwing up the nose and asking in a whiny voice.... What?
As if they haven't got a clue why you are even talking to them LOL

 My background is Dylusions,white and bubblegum, water sprayed and swooshed onto card.
 I used Penelope Baby Cthulhu Spider wings and Cityscape
Thanks for stopping, Have a great week, hugs Gay x 
Thank you all for your kind comments, I love hearing from you and Gabby, I'm sorry I cannot reach you via blogger so thank you for your congratulations :D Gay x

Tuesday 23 June 2015

Celebrating 200 challenges

Hello there, Over at Stampotique the team are celebrating 200 challenges, YAY!!!!
Kim Howard is the hostess this week and we are celebrating:

Today is our 200th challenge and we'd like you to join us this week by celebrating.  Create with celebration, anniversary or best wishes in mind.  

Congratulations on a fab challenge Stampotique!!!!
My card was born out of sheer frustration, lately I have been indulging myself (lucky me :-) ) and have quite a few new Stampotique stamps, as the expression goes 'I was spoilt for choice.' I couldn't make my mind up which little beauty to use. So finally Barkabe and the Dog cube came in to play.
Hope you like it folks, :D Hugs Gay x

Sunday 14 June 2015

Stampotique shiny

Hi again, The Stampotique challenge is from

Kathi Rerek she is our hostess this week and she's shimmering and shining:

My spirit animal must be a magpie as I'm attracted to all things that shine, shimmer or glitter.  My challenge for you is to create a project that literally shines!
So I made a card
 This one features Queen of hearts with Daniel's Leeta with the Mad Hatter's hat

 Very difficult to show how shimmery and shiny my background is, it's such a gloomy day here.
I brayered shiny paint onto my Gelli Plate and used a stencil for the pattern.
 Leeta's head needed a new neck and shoulders for this so I made them out of card and transplanted her! She shook her head with a quick flick and her baubles flew out, she's lucky she didn't brain herself !!!!Mind you she is definitely a little green about the gills!

The work at home continues, a weekend off and back into the racket tomorrow. It will be worth it, just think no more worries over leaks but the house is soo cold and dark with scaffolding all over it. Even last week when the temperature rose to 28/29degs it was really cool inside.
I hope all is well with you my lovelies, hugs Gay xx

Tuesday 9 June 2015

Favourite stamp :D

Hello there, I have a new offering for the Stampotique Designers Challenge

Gez Butterworth is our hostess this week and she's playing favourites this week:
We've ALL got one!  What's yours?  We would love to see your favourite Stampotique images (if you can't pick just one) on your creations this week.  Which stamp makes your heart skip a beat?

Well I have far too many favourites so what I decided was, to go with the stamp that I have desired for a very long time and just managed to acquire. Queen of Life by Daniel Torrente

The queen of Life needed more children so I brayered the image so it came out in reverse, cut it out and bingo three little ones :D
 I also used Wings from Angel Boy, Daniel's Hearts, France Papillon's Rusted Rivets.
Gold Flake, chocolate box from IndiGoBlu.

 This is the second of my atc's for the Stampotique FaceBook challenge, it made it all the way to Australia :D Stamp By Roc Nicholas Daisy head
The lady now sports a tin hat LOL
Thank you for joining me today!
I'm going crazy with all the hammering....we are having a new roof put on the house, what a racket LOL Hugs Gay

Tuesday 2 June 2015

A little horse!!

Hello there,  Today I am sharing a quick card for Stampotique ,
(Edited: Too late I missed the time, aw shucks LOL)

Janet Klein is hostess this week for the SDC197 challenge.  I am challenging you to use some form of tin in your artwork.  Consider incorporating craft tin, tin tape, an Altoid container, a repurposed tin can or any tin object to incorporate with your stamping.

 Over at the Stampotique Face Book page I have made a couple of ATC'S for the Shiny or Metallic swop
I can only share one as the other is winging it's way around the world!
 Both have metal bases and extra metal embellishments, loads of fun was had in the making.
I stamped them onto the metal cut them out and burnished the design from behind. They were filled with Pinflair glue gel so that the dimension would stay put.

 It's been ages since I blogged, life has a way of changing when you least expect it but I hope to be crafting and sharing a bit more in the coming weeks.  :D Hugs Gay x