Thursday, 29 August 2013

At last :D

Oh yes, at last I managed to get time to do a little post, my duties as nanny and house (retaining heat) improvements have taken so much time, I owe lots of visits! I hope to catch up soon but whilst the school hols continue, it's not easy. For today I did make a card for the CASology challenge where the cue word is

I used a stamp by Crafty Secrets unfortunately it seems they are not making clear stamps any longer. I love this little person, head deep in book :D

Coloured with copics and the sentiment cut into words to allow a little word cloud above the book!
Thank you for looking today, hugs Gay x

Monday, 19 August 2013

Lettering at the Barn

Hi there everyone,
Today I have made a couple of cards for the lettering week at the Craft Barn  just a sneak preview here though :D

More details on The Craft Barn blog! Pop over for a week's inspiration of lettering!
Thank you for dropping by :D Gay x
I used
Sweet Poppy Stencil: LOVE
Dreamweaver Embossing paste
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish 'Little Black dress'
Treasure Gold: Ruby, Aquamarine and White fire

Saturday, 17 August 2013

You turn me right round baby right round............

Afternoon folks, It's just started to rain here but that's fine, I'm making cards :D Should be making beds but hey ho! I know what I'd rather be doing!
Hope you're not out in the rain :(
This one's for LIM where Chrissie and Jen have made some brilliant samples for us and have asked us ...............
For our theme this week our challenge is 
For this you may use any image which implies this things with wheels or which move in this manner etc or in fact cards with some moving parts.


My card centre goes all the way round but other than that the only round things are the wheels on the cars! (Oh yes and the split pin and the stamped holes in the paper :S )

I used
Tim Holtz stamps Tiny Things and School Desk
Thanks for stopping by and check out all of the LIM cards , so much fun and inspiration
Have a great weekend!!! Gay x

Friday, 16 August 2013

Free postage!

Good morning everyone, this is just a quick heads up :D
                 It's FREE POSTAGE time over at the Craft Barn
From 6pm on Friday (16th August) to 6pm on Monday (19th August) The Craft Barn is offering
free P&P on all UK orders. 
For customers outside the UK shipping is free for orders over £30
YIPPEE !!!! 

Monday, 12 August 2013

How about a few Hexagons?

Hi Folks, Hexagons are really quite popular at the moment so over at the Craft Barn we thought we'd play along! Here is my card

Simply inked through a mask and a sentiment added, it really doesn't get any simpler :D
Check out the Craft Barn blog all this week for more hexagonal inspiration :D and a big hug for stopping by to see me :D Gay x
I used

Crafter's Workshop template: Hexagons
Tim Holtz Distress inks
Kaisercraft stamps: Proud

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Baby card today

Hi folks, Happy Sunday to you I hope you are having fun :D
I made a card to celebrate Melissa's new baby, over at CASology. A baby shower is going on and I would love to add my card and congratulate Melissa and her family

and wish the whole family well, nothing like a new addition to brighten up your day :D Hugs Gay xx

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Numbers for LIM

Good morning to you, Chrissie and Jen over at Less is More have suggested we use numbers on a one layer card, good idea :D Here is my card

 I stamped the Eiffel Tower and masked it off then I stamped the postmark and added the sponged stencil '&' over the top of them finally adding the word love! Great fun, I was a woman on a mission, I can feel another little number coming on  LOL
Have fun my friends, thanks for stopping by, Gay xx

I used Tim Holtz stamps, French Marketplace, Tiny Things and a LOVE sentiment from Printworks and a giant '&' mask/ stencil from Crafters Workshop 'Mini and So On'.

Friday, 9 August 2013

Dessert... my favourite part! :D

Hello there my crafty friends, Today I made a quick card for the CASology challenge where the code word is
 Dessert is my middle name :D My good friends and I have been known to go out for the evening and have a salad followed by four desserts for the three of us! Believe me I know about desserts LOL
The sentiment was from a set that I bought many years ago all about fun, I modified it, ( cut off the word fun) for this card, don't remember where it came from but the whole set is all about FUN!  The dishes have all been embellished with Diamond Glaze and I added Stickles glitter glue. Some washi tape to hold it all together and I was done! Lovely to see you, hugs Gay x
I used
Woodware Birthday fun Stamps Francoise Read.  
Stampendous Alphabet stamps Small typewriter Alphabet

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

I made a tag!

Hello there, Lovely to see you here :D
I made a tag and a very elaborate tag, for me, I do hope you like it! Not for a challenge, not for anyone but little old me! It was good fun in the making

I used;
Tim Holtz Ranger big tags
Kaiserkraft  Dictionary meanings stamp and Miss Empire Frames
PaperArtsy MN74 mini stamp
IndigoBlu  Vintage Flourish a Dinkie stamp
Stampendous Frantage Shabby White embossing enamel
 Mostly all the goodies were from the Craft Barn
Except  the beautiful Lace from my good friend Gio!! Thanks Gio!!!

We're still clearing out the loft, Oh my goodness so much stuff!!!
Look at this box, it's from the previous owner of our house! A Derry and Toms Art Deco design label and stamps from the delivery, in 1937. I wonder what was in that box? We found more interesting boxes, one from DH Evans ( 1939 ) and another tin that held Romary's cocktail biscuits from Royal Tunbridge Wells. Imagine that, cocktail biscuits :D We don't even have cocktails, well not at home anyway LOL!!
What a mucky job and boxes and more boxes to sort but no treasure, a nice little Rembrandt or Picasso would have been very welcome LOL
Back to my sorting,  see you soon, hugs Gay x

Monday, 5 August 2013

Colours :D

Hi, It's me back again, more cards :D This time for LIM again, Chrissie and Jen have given us an interesting colour inspiration this week

This is the inspiration photograph for this week
the link will take you to the challenge :D

 Looks like a giant 'P' it doesn't in real life, I had trouble getting the light and dark elements to show , so used different backgrounds  neither really show what it looks like IRL, never mind :D
The lovely lace is a gift from my wonderful  friend Gio in Rome, check out her fab creations on her blog!!!

Then I made a second card this time I got a little carried away a little arty shall we say :D
I hope it's not too random LOL I enjoyed letting loose with the design though!
 Thank you for stopping by,:D Gay x
If you would like to know what I used, leave a comment and I will add it for you :D Have a great week people!

Added for WhyDucks and anyone who would like an explanation, I hope this helps :D
The second card,
The brushes were stamped across the bottom of the card in brown ink then I sponged some yellow along the centre. On another small square piece of paper I stamped and inked  the brushes again, crumpling and inking to get a really used look. On top of all that I stamped onto a small strip of card the letters ART! The strip of card I glued down over both paper and card adding a small embellishment to finish.
I used
Tim Holtz stamps Artful Tools
Craftwork cards clear stamps, for the art word

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Tag time!!

Hi folks, Hope you are good?
I'm just doing a quick share of my Stampotique tag tonight, the challenge is from Astrid and is Tag You're it! My little guy looks like he knows he is!!!!!
It's all up to him :DThat's why his head is blurry, he's shaking in his boots !

 I used Gobby Lin and Tenticurl, by Jo Capper-Sandon
Sentiment by Kaisercraft
It's been so warm today and the forecaster says it will not go much below 20deg tonight, hot and sticky :{ Hope your weather is behaving better :D
Thank you once again for visiting, hugs Gay x