Sunday, 10 October 2010

Really should be working and have an essay open here and books all over the kitchen table but couldn’t resist a quick play with a couple of my new stamps.
Had a great day at Port Sunny, meeting up with lots of old friends and some lovely bloggers I’d only ever ‘seen’ online, but never met before, which was brilliant.  Good to meet you, girls!

This one’s an early Christmas present from a special friend and is a pretty, pretty stamp :D  I flicked water on the background after I’d inked it up over the embossed flowers.
10 October 2010 (2)
This one’s a set of stamps I’ve been wanting for a while and it’s a page, not a card.
10 October 2010 (3)
I made the background at a Stamp Club with Jo, ages ago – lots of lovely colour spraying with lots of glitz and colour over stencils.  Unfortunately, the gold has interfered with one of the crow’s beaks, but it looks better in real life.  I’ve added a touch of leafy stamping but it isn’t very clear or defined.  I’m really looking forward to a proper play with these when I get the chance.

25 very much appreciated comments:

Zoechaos said...

Wondering how you were doing sounds busy. Great cards love those birds xx Zoe

sam21ski said...

Oooh I love that deep green colour with the birds on.

The flower stamp in the top piece is gorgeous too

Good luck with the essay!!!

JoZart said...

Good to see you yesterday even though it was brief. I enjoyed the day, great buzz. lovely to see you getting in a bit of crafting between study work. great stuff! Love jo x

Sally H said...

Good to see you have managed a bit of craft time and sounds like you had fun at Port Sunny.I love both pieces. Those birds are wonderful!

Sid said...

Brilliant work !

Netty said...

So glad you had such a lovely time, meeting buddies is always great fun. Love the pieces here and some great stamps. Annette x

Tracy Evans said...

Great that you have managed a little crafting between your work and what lovely pieces they are too. Love the flowers and the colours used in the background for the birds is gorgeous. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x x

Chris said...

Love your artwork, Cath, especially the colours and image on the first one. Glad to see you've had a bit of time for crafting. All work and no play... lol

Sarah A said...

Gorgous Cath, love the shade of green on your page and the splashes on the first one is wonderful too.

It was FAB to meet you yesterday in person, sorry I didn't recognise you at first, you look much younger than on your profile piccy lol and thanks for the lovely compliment you left on my blog too, you made my day!

Not had chance to play with my new goodies yet...

Sarah x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love the Murder of Crows. As someone who is on a bird kick, I really want these stamps. Are they made or distributed in the US? Tey are wonderful. And, I wouldn't mind knowing how to make that background, either (grin). Have a stress free week and don't study too hard!

stampdiva said...

Hi Cath. Glad to read you had such a great time at Port Sunny, sounds like exactly what you needed. Good to see you having a bit of craft time. Lynne x

Lottie said...

How I love those stamps and what a fantastic page the 'Crows' are. They look as though they are rummaging on a lawn as they often do.

Fabulous
xx

Von said...

What 2 great contrasting cards :) glad you also had a good time at port sunlight ;)
Von x

Neet said...

The top one is my favourite - should have gone round with you and got that stamp. Off to look for that other one you told me about. Love the colour on that top card especially.

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Cath, ooh it's nice when you come out to play, lovin your cards here, great colours again!
Thanks for your very supportive comments , sorry to hear that it's happened to you too.
Hope you get some more time to play soon:0) xxx

hazel said...

Beautiful work Cath, I love them both.
xxx Hazel.

Jack said...

Great new stamps. Fabulous backgrounds too. xx

Lin said...

I have been lusting after the echinacea (sp) stamp for ages.

I love what you ahve done with it. The colours are fantastic.

Love your bird page too. Those crows are quite sinister!

Lin xx

Anne Jagger said...

Gorgeous creations and I love both your backgrounds.
Anne X

Susie Jefferson said...

Fabulous - I love your 'Murder of Crows' what a brilliant card. And title.

Martina2801 said...

*clap! clap! clap!*

These are SUPERB, dear Cath!
Especially green card with the birds is great.

Have a nice weekend.

MARTINA xxx

Sandra Hall said...

Hiya Cath, catching up on me fave blogs now we're connected! What are you up to with the essay writing? The scene at your house could be the scene at mine! (I'm knee deep in books too and just having a bloggy break!)
Love your page with the birds - great colour! x

Diane said...

Lovely work, Cath! I especially like the top one but then I would, it's my kind of colours!
Diane x

Neet said...

Know you are busy but missing your blogging.

Gez said...

Hi Cath gorgeous cards. :) Good luck with your studies.. Hope you're managing a little me time.. Sending you hugs, Gez.xx