Sunday 24 October 2010

Halloween American style ………

Afternoon everyone.

As promised I will be sharing with you some pictures I took on a visit to Vegas a couple of years ago. It is the most amazing place and hopefully will get back there some day. The Americans certainly know how to do the WOW factor.

My sister and I stayed at Caesars Palace – incredible place!  Next door was the Bellagio hotel ( the one that has the fountains that are synchronized with music ) in which they had a what they call the ‘Conservatory’ This is where they do the most amazing displays dependant on the time of year. We were lucky enough to be in Vegas in October so Halloween was was the theme.

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I will share some more photos later in the week of some of the other hotels.

Gayle x   

Friday 22 October 2010

Trick or Treat …..

Hi everyone.

Day off today so taking a bit of time to post.

I am sharing with you one of the Halloween digi images from my class last night at Scrapbook Sisters.

my cards 119For this card I shaded areas of the mummy and cat using a grey copic  marker. I photo copied the image and cut it out to create a mask to distress the background. The bats are masked out and I  cut a circle in some copier paper and laid the open circle over the bats and very lightly created a shading for the moon. Removing the paper I then laid on the circle over the shaded area and continued to distress the background for the night sky.

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I found the gauze in the cupboard and cut small slits in the paper and poked the gauze through where the bandages are unravelling.

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I cut out one side of the  mummy and laid him over the rolled edge of the spotty paper. The bats were glittered and the ‘Trick or Treat’ is clear embossed but its not showing in the photo.

Tomorrow and the lead up to Halloween I will show some photos I took in Vegas a couple of years ago. The Bellagio Hotel had the most amazing Halloween theme in the Conservatory.

Thanks for stopping by.

Gayle x

Friday 15 October 2010


The launch of my first Digi stamps for Scrapbook Sisters.

I did try to post last night but for some reason I couldn’t get onto my blog.

I have been beavering away and have come up with quite a few Christmas images and a few Halloween.

The first card I am posting is one of my favourite images relating to the festive season ‘The Snowman’ I hope you like him.

my cards 091I made this one as an easel card. I copied the snowman onto photo copy paper so that the main image could be masked out and the background was inked using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads to match in with the background paper.

my cards 092Coloured with Copics and some glitter added.

my cards 093The snowflakes were die cut from the background paper, glittered and a clear gem added to the centres.

You can see more examples at Scrapbook Sisters. If you make any examples using any of the Digi images please email pictures of your work to Scrapbook Sisters as I would love to see what you do with them.

Thanks for stopping by.

Gayle x

Tuesday 12 October 2010

We Will Miss You…..

Hi everyone.


The card I am sharing tonight is one I made a couple of weeks ago for a colleague at work. She  is a lovely lady and one of those people for whom nothing is too much cards 075

The papers used were from Papermania ‘simply elegant’ 8 x 8” paper pad. I die cut the flowers using the Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers dies. The circles were cut using the new lacy circle nestabilities, one in white and one in Maroon card and layered.

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The butterflies were stamped onto acetate using Stazon and coloured behind with alcohol inks.

my cards 079Beads and Glossy accents used to finish of the flower centres.

Thanks for stopping by


Oh just noticed over 1000 visits to my little ol’  blog – thanks everyone.

Gayle x

Sunday 10 October 2010


Is my favourite time of the year for card making. The trouble is that I make so many cards for classes etc that my own cards to send are made in a mammoth sprint just before Christmas. Every year I say that I’m going to start earlier but never do- maybe next year!

Anyway tonight I am sharing one of the cards I made for the demos at Scrapbook Sisters crop in September.

my cards 040I cut out some leaf shapes from white crepe paper and coloured  them with red and green copics. The centre of the Poinsettia was a punch, you know the one that looks like a ‘splatter’ but makes great flower centres and this was also coloured with copics.

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my cards 042The music paper was from the ‘Jolly Happy Christmas 6x6"paper pads  from Dovecraft. The top and bottom of the paper is torn, rolled and inked. Simples!

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Gayle x

Friday 8 October 2010

Build a Butterfly


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Hi again. Sorry for the lack of posts lately.

This is the card I made for my sons girlfriends Birthday. I used the build a butterfly stamp and some white flowers which I coloured with copics. The background papers were from the pink and grey paper pad by Tim Holtz. I love these papers-the colours the designs, just everything about them.

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my cards 018my cards 019I really enjoyed making this as you know butterflies and flowers are my favourites apart from Christmas theme stamps of course.

Thanks for stopping by.

Gayle x