Wednesday, 29 May 2013


OOh I really hope so, this is my attempt at humour for LIM!

Welcome here everybody, just a quick post for Less is More today. My car goes missing on many occasions, it has a mind of it's own.............what? :D xx
I used
A new mask ' Faces' is the name I think from Splodge-A-Mask from
Computer generated attempt at humour :)
This is my second post for today, please scroll down for my Craft Barn post

Fashion week at the Craft Barn!

Hello folks........
I'm back again :D This time to share another project for the Craft Barn.

I paper pieced the dress using copy paper that I had inked through with the poppies mask.
Then I made a couple of pages for my journal. The pages were sprayed with a mister filled with distress ink and a little mica. Splattered with the odd drop of pink ink.
My trees were hand drawn stamped, coloured and cut out and the tree trunks added, I drew them with the Copic multiliner
The words are the lyrics from Johnny Cash's 'I walk the line' and all about how he keeps his excesses in check for the woman he loves, it makes me smile :D Such control and dedication, ahhhh!
I used:
Dylusion's stamps Couture Creations
Stencil by Imagination Crafts: Poppies and Dragonflies
Thank you for dropping by, have a great hump day everyone, hugs Gay x

Monday, 27 May 2013

Raining Babies!

Hi folks, It's been a fab day here in the south of England wall to wall sunshine, I hope you've been enjoying a lovely day too.
 Last night I was having trouble sleeping so I stayed up late and made a couple of cards for OLW


1. Create a one-layer card.  That is defined as a single layer of card stock folded in half. No other layers      

2. Create a card with a repeated background pattern using one stamp.  Add a link to your card if you can.                
   Remember to keep embellishments  to a minimum and NO ADDITIONAL LAYERS of cardstock.
More information on Karen's blog HERE

All old stamps I'm afraid, StampinUp Babies and Penny Black sentiment. So simple I feel like I cheated a little. I stamped and then masked the sentiment, leaving the mask in place I sponged ink around the edges to define the sentiment. Finally stamped the baby willy nilly all over the card and glittered each and every spot, voila!! Now I have two baby cards ready for any unexpected arrivals :D !!!!
Thanks for stopping here , enjoy what's left of the Bank Holiday, Hugs Gay x 

Thursday, 23 May 2013

It's raining Cats and Dogs for LIM

Hi there my crafty friends, Welcome here, it's grand to 'see' you LOL
A quick post today, I am just sharing my card for LIM this week. If you don't know about the brilliant challenge at LIM where have you been?? LOL Well worth checking it out in my opinion. I don't play at LIM enough and that makes me sad, so here goes it's all about cats and dogs this week ergo my stoopid title, sorry:D

Puss looks a little irked LOL I think mousy friend has been pinching sardines !! I have been experimenting with my new pencils they are FAB! Trouble is I need to get to know them a little better, my choice of background colour went awry so I rescued with my Copics but forgive  me please I'm learning :D
Thank you for stopping by, Gay x
I used
Penny Black Purrfect Day stamp with sardines from a Lakeland stamp set, not available anymore.
Inktense Watercolour pencils.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Bloom where you are planted!

Hello there folks, Hope all is good with you today. I have a card for the CASology challenge where the cue is Bloom!
(The title of this post I saw somewhere on a stamp I think, it tickled my imagination LOL)
and here is my card

Yes it's another using my lovely new mask from Imagination Crafts, I just love poppies and this mask has so many to choose from
I also used Casual Friday's stamps, 'Only You'
I hope you like it :D
Check out the CASology challenge blog if you have a moment, loads of inspiration there!!!

Monday, 13 May 2013

Build it up!!!

Hi my crafty friends, I hope you're having a great day?
I'm just popping in to share a small project that I made for the Craft Barn. This week we are using dies to build up a project. There will be much more clever inspiration from the design team this week but here is mine

More information on the Craft Barn blog but here is what I used
Marianne Craftables: Flower border rectangle
Black card

Thank you for dropping by, lovely to see you, hugs Gay x

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Less is More.... one layer ;-D

Hi there, I hope all is good with you? We have been spoiled lately with wonderful weather but it's raining on and off today so I decided to have a crafty afternoon, it's good to be playing again!
So I just wanted to share my quick card for LIM where this week the challenge is to make a one layer card with a coloured base. I chose black!
Edited: I made a silly mistake and 'black' is not on the coloured card list duh!! silly me!!

 This could be quite a tricky challenge, working with a dark base you have to be able to make a lighter image, luckily I have a great ink pad > Brilliance, moonlight white :D


 I used a mask and inked through it and coloured with various Copic pens

Thank you for dropping by, I hope you have a great weekend, hugs Gay x
Supplies:D I bought mine from the Craft Barn
Imagination Crafts, Dragonflies Poppies mask
Moonlight White Brilliance ink pad
White pen

Sunday, 5 May 2013

The best kind of friend!!

Hello there my lovely crafty friends, Today I have a card, mainly for you my lovely supportive and understanding friends. I would love to thank you all for your kind comments on my last posts.

 So many wonderful insights and what a relief. I gathered from your comments, that many of you feel the same as I do from time to time. You all seem to have slightly different ways of relieving the pressure. Sandra's idea was to cut down on posting, yup! that's a good one and many of you agreed with her as do I! Suze was correct, I think, in saying that it's only polite to return the compliment of a comment, I agree wholeheartedly. Hence my dilemma!!
Darnell wrote with such passion, what a sweetie!! :D You all made me feel so much better.
So I think I will cut back and post less frequently. The only trouble with that is I love making my cards and each post will probably be so picture heavy it'll take an age just to get through LOL but it's not going to stop me blogging, just yet.
 I also have to thank you all for your sympathy after our burglary, it affected me much more than I'd expected but that gets better everyday, after all it was only things that went missing, I still have the memories. The house is like Fort Knox now. Goodness knows how I'm going to get the hang of the alarm, I've only had to put it on once so far and it went off when I tried to get back in the house, I'm useless LOL !! My ears rang for hours afterwards LOL

 This little card is another version that I'm sharing for OLW where the challenge is to make a one layer card for spring.

 Thank you again for visiting and sharing your thoughts, hugs to all, Gay xx
I used
Crafters Wopkshop masks, Mini Entrelac and Mini Cornflowers,
Stamps are CAS-UAL Fridays, Only You.

Don't forget and I'm sorry I am a bit late with this info but it's free P&P over at the Craft Barn Website this weekend, the link is on the free postage words!!!
This weekend we have a 
offer for you
From 6pm on Friday (3rd May)
until 9am on Tuesday (7th May)
All UK orders will ship free

For EU and all other destinations, free shipping on orders over £30