Saturday 18 December 2010

Digi masks released

Hi all

I hope everyone is safe and warm tonight. Actually got to Bluewater today and got a fair bit of my Christmas shopping done. Still have some to do so hopefully will be able to get out and about next week to get it finished! I have never been so behind as I am this year. I’ve even had to resort to buying some Christmas cards – dreadful I know! Work tomorrow and last day Monday until the Bank Holiday – in again on the Bank Holiday Monday & Tuesday - groan!

Anway another two of my mask samples . These have been launched on Scrapbook Sisters website today. You can have fun with these as you can make them as ‘Blingy’ as you want.

my cards 290my cards 291This one was mainly glittered and some accent beads added.

my cards 292Ribbon wound round the kebab stick and some paper beads covered in glossy accents threaded onto some gold thread.

This second card is again using the butterfly mask but this time mounted onto an easel cards 284 The mask was coloured in mainly grey copics. The 3D butterfly has a touch of pink as well. Then the butterflies only, covered in Glossy Accents and a touch of Black Glitter.

There are more designs for sale on Scrapbook Sisters website which I still have to play with. I will post some more examples as they are done.

Thanks again for stopping by.

Gayle x

Friday 10 December 2010

Mask 2

I’m starting to panic now……………. have hardly done any Christmas shopping! I have never been this unorganized! The snow last week put paid to my few days off specifically for that job. I can see me doing it all in the last week.

Well tonight I’m sharing another of the masks I did for my cards 288 This one was coloured with Distress ink pads and a separate butterfly cut out, glittered and layered. Again ribbon is twisted around the kebab stick. The bodies of the butterflies decorated with beads.

my cards 289

Thanks for stopping by.

Gayle x

Tuesday 7 December 2010


Hi everyone.

Had a lovely evening at Scrapbook Sisters Christmas party tonight. It was lovely to catch up with everyone. Karen was doing her best to put everyone off the vol-a-vonts (oh that spelling doesn’t look quite right) but we all knew what her game was! They were delicious. I expect some pictures will be appearing on their blog soon.

Anyway this evening I am sharing a mask card that I taught at my last class. They will be available soon as digi stamps.


my cards 293This first one was water coloured using the Black Soot distress ink  pad.

my cards 295I added detail by stitching through the mask with  a gold thread and added the clear gems.

my cards 294I cut  out another flower stitched  and layered it on top and added the beads in the centre. Gold glitter was used for the circles .

my cards 297 I then wound ribbon around around a kebab stick and secured it behind the mask. To give the mask more depth the glue is applied to each side of the mask only and stuck to the black background so that the mask bows out slightly.

There will be some more masks so check back later in the week.

Thanks for stopping by.

Gayle x

Wednesday 1 December 2010

Patchwork challenge

Its been a while but I’m back from my hols. Sure is a shock to the system when you have been laying on the beach in 90deg temperatures and a few days later your having too suffer the minus figures! Mind you I do love the snow apart from driving in it. The landscape is transformed and I love to walk through fresh snow. Driving home from work tonight some houses have already got their Christmas trees and lights up and they looked so pretty twinkling against the snow. I cant believe its the 1st of Dec already, where has this year gone! I think I had better get cracking with my Christmas shopping – I’m starting to panic as I haven’t done anything yet and it will soon be upon us.

Anyway tonight I am showing the card I made for Scrapbook Sisters latest card challenge Patchwork. I thought I would do something a little different for this one so I made my own template of the the cards 300I used brown beige and red papers and distressed the edges. I used a pricking tool and felt tip pen to create the stitching as I was feeling lazy and couldn’t be asked to set the sewing machine up. The holly is made up of little green paper squares stuck onto card and the holly drawn on to it. A very quick card but I think he looks quite cute.

If you haven't submitted an entry yet have a go.

Thanks for stopping by and keep safe and warm if you are out and about in this weather.

Gayle x