Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Had a difficult few days after the joys of my son’s wedding last weekend.  Mum and Dad left for New Zealand – again – and it seems harder to say goodbye every time we say it. 
Today is potentially the last day of my placement (unless we have to put on an extra class so that some absentees can finish their formal assignments) followed by a summative meeting, and I needed some quick Thank you cards, so I took refuge in a bit of stamping therapy.

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Then I spent a little time playing around with some colour for a change, using a new stamp a really good friend surprised me with a couple of weeks ago, along with some fabby narrow double sided tape, the exact size I needed for my tags for the wedding place settings.
Here’s a place setting.
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and here’s the card  finished last night.  I added colour with my Prisma pencils after stamping.
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Can’t not post a photo of my son and new daughter-in-law – I’m still basking in that memory, despite the sadness of the last couple of days.
HAPPY COUPLE 
One assignment to go – once I’ve completed this file I’m working on – so I’m  hoping I’ll soon be able to stamp more often – yay!  Something to look forward to, although I’m thinking of spending some time with my brother, in York, followed by a trip to see my best ever friend in France.  We’ll see!

16 very much appreciated comments:

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Gorgeous cards and beautiful newly married couple!! I look forward to you stamping more often:)

Elizabeth said...

Lovely wedding photo - I wish them both a long and happy life together. Like your cards, the stamping is fab. Elizabeth x

Netty said...

These are all beautiful pieces and love the wedding photo. Its always sad to say goodbye, just look forward to the next Hello. x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great stamped cards and I love the place setting, very quirky. Gorgeous wedding photo, here's to many happy years ahead. Tracy x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Cath
It is always so good to see you post.
A wonderful photograph, usually it is said the bride looks radiant but they both are radiating joy - a great photograph.
Great cards, especially the one with the bird that you coloured.
Take Care
Lynne x

Tinkertaylor said...

Beautiful cards and congratulations to the newly weds.Looking forward to seeing more of your art.

Carol Q said...

phew, you've had plenty on the go recently Cath. I know what you mean about saying goodbye to parents - especially now they're getting older. looks like the wedding was a wonderful day. You certainly haven't forgotten how to stamp (!) lovely cards.

~*~Patty S said...

Your stamping therapy will be a special gift to many!

Brightest of Blessings to the newlyweds...what a gorgeous photo!

Love your bird card too...very much...your hand coloring adds a lot!
oxo

Sally H said...

Fab wedding photo and gorgeous cards, Cath. Sounds like you are in need of a bit of R&R - hope you get some soon. I thought about you today when four baby long-tailed tits were on the bird feeders outside my window

Willy said...

Wonderful set of cards!

hazel said...

Beautiful cards Cath and a lovely photo of the happy couple.
xxx Hazel.

Anke said...

Wonderful cards Cath and the wedding photo is beautiful.

Hugs
Anke

Ann B said...

Good to see you stamping again Cath after a hectic few weeks and some lovely cards.
Have a brilliant time on your travels and enjoy a bit/lot of 'me' time.

Rein said...

Beautiful set of cards!

Hermine said...

They all look great!

Paul Browning said...

Gorgeous ATCs - you are a master at masking and layering stamped images. I love black and white colour schemes like these especially with just a hint of an accent colour. Pxx