Monday 31 May 2010


A friend had this stamp and I fell in love with it so I stamped a couple of images ready for the Copics 020 cards 035

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I hunted my stash for some yellow Gingham paper for the background but you never have what you want so I made my own using copy paper and a yellow Copic marker. Use the Chisel nib of the copic marker and if you put a few 3D foam pads on  the back of your ruler you can draw down with the marker without colourng the ruler. The sunflower head is 3D and the centre of the sunflower  is covered with Glossy Accents and tiny black beads dropped into it. I used the same background paper for the large flower, cut out using Tim Holtz new Flowers die and a darker copic marker to tone the centre of the flower. The leaves are hand drawn. Pearls and beads for the flower centre. Faux stitching using a pricking tool and fine nib marker. A few drops of Glossy Accents on the flower and leaves to finish of.

Thanks for stopping by.

Gayle x

Sunday 30 May 2010

Yet another………

Sister wanted yet another 60th birthday card made, so everything got put on hold. I will get my copic coloured images made into cards. Something to do tonight as no work tomorrow – a day off! So in the meantime just a few pictures of the card I made. Again photos not very good and I had to delete the close ups as they came out a bit blurred.  I used the Dovecraft new papers ‘Eastern Promise’  They are so lovely.

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Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to post some new bits.

Thanks for stopping by

Gayle x

Wednesday 19 May 2010

Birthday Card

This is the card I have made for my neighbours Grandson who will be One.

I did cut into my precious Daisy D papers for this. I used one of the duck images on one sheet and drew the balloons from the plain background sheets added some Glossy Accents and fine glitter and some gold cord. Nothing too taxing as I didn’t have much time. It ended up as an easel card. Hope you like.

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Tuesday 18 May 2010

Quick post

Evening everyone. Just a quick post this evening. I’ve just finished a card for my neighbours Grandson who will be One on Thursday. I’m not going to attempt to take any photos tonight – my bed is calling! I will post the pictures tomorrow evening.  I was at a bit of a loss as to what to do , but going through my papers I came across my Daisy D collection. Up until now they were purely for looking at – I struggled as to whether I could cut into them- you know that feeling I bet! but finally took the scissors and went for it!

Until tomorrow.

Gayle x

Tuesday 11 May 2010

Wedding Card

I found another disc with a few cards I photographed, although some are totally out of focus – I definitely needed a few  lessons in photography back then. I have made a bit of an improvement since taking these – way back when. I will make it my mission to try and take some half descent photos!

The card I’m posting tonight is a wedding card I made for my next  door neighbour whose daughter was getting married.This first picture shows the box lid and the front of the card.


The colours are pinks and lilacs, stamped and chalked onto vellum. Flowers, Butterflies and Dragonflies, ribbon and a little dusting of glitter made this a very delicate card.





and a few beautiful verse stamps to finish it off.

Thank you for looking.

Gayle x

Saturday 8 May 2010

Letters Cards


Its been a while but I’ve found a disc with a couple of my letter cards I did for a friend, so I thought I’d share them with you until I can get more recent work posted. Still works in progress I’m afraid, Oh if only there were a few more hours in a day!!!

This 1st one was for a birthday. I have used one of the forever friends stamps and coloured it using water colour pencils (this was before I discovered Copics!) The bear and present were decoupaged. The flowers are from one of my own stamp sets and they are held in place with a tiny brad.

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This 2nd card was for a new baby. I think the beautiful elephant is from Penny Black. Again water coloured. The papers are from DCWV - Nanas Nursery (Boy) . A beautiful range of papers.

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Very simple cards but can be adapted to suit all ages and occasions.

Monday 3 May 2010

Apologies for the lack of posts recently as I've been working a lot of extra hours ( I did contemplate sleeping there!) and have also been busy getting the samples finished for my next class at Scrapbook Sisters. Hopefully will get back into the swing of things later this week. T'il then, Gayle