Sunday, 18 March 2012

It’s Mothering Sunday in the UK, so I hope you’ve all been spoiled!

It’s been beautiful here, today – a little chilly but the sky’s been blue, the sun’s been shining and the birds have been serenading most of the day.  I’d love to have gone out for some fresh air and a bit of exercise, but unfortunately had to wait in for a visitor who didn’t actually arrive and only let me know late.  Hey ho – I could’ve gone compost hunting if I’d known and done some planting, even if I didn’t get to go walking, but at least I  managed to do a bit of stamping.

Firstly I did another Wings ATC, although I messed up my little birdie by adding a bit too much white pen, so might just redo this.

wings 4 

Redone version – he actually looks better with more lighter feathers but not when it was so badly done.

wings 4b

Then I used one of my favourite stamps (Paperartsy numbers) to finish a background in greens and stamped with one of my favourite collage images (Stamp Out Cute) which is HUMONGOUS but I only used part of it.

tulip tag

And this one is all Netty’s fault  (he, he) for showing us a Tatty Button image – I fell in love with her and it’s so not my style, but I think they’re really cute. Anyway, I knew I had the perfect words for this one, so I made this and even used Twinklers to colour it – haven’t used those for about 6 years!

under weather

Finally, I finished off an ATC I started about a year ago.

CI BEACH BELLE 

Hope you’ve all had a great weekend!

xxx

22 very much appreciated comments:

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Cath these are so awesome. So beautiful. The purple/lilac brid, marvelous, but also the last one. Wonderful.
Warm greet
Marja

Sally H said...

Four beautiful creations! I love them all. The greens on the tag are gorgeous and that tatty button image is fab. I managed to get out in the garden between showers and was serenaded by the robin and the blackbird (I have decided to name him after a famous singer, as he serenades us so often, but can't decide who... Bryn Terfel perhaps? what do you think?)

Sandra Hall said...

Happy Mothers Day to you Cath :D It looks like you;ve had a lovely inky play day - they're all lovely, I think my favourite is the green tag - delish colours :D x

Deborah said...

I just bought a tatty button stamp (the one where she is lying down) despite it not being my style either LOL Love what you did with yours.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic pieces in great colors.

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

They are awesome Cath
Al of them are very very nice.

Greetings Janny

Larisa said...

I love all the projects you made! All are so colourful!!!

Sandy said...

Wonderful new stamping pieces Cath. Amazing work. Love them all. xoxo

inkypinkycraft said...

fab pieces , i love love love the paperartsy tag, stunning colours!
hugs trace x

Hermine said...

They all look grat, but my favorite is the tag with the tulip.

Di said...

Hi Cath - all so different! Just love the Tatty Button image and a perfect sentiment too. Dontcha just love it when folk keep you waiting in and then don't arrive :( Still, you crafted so that was good! Di xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

You did a great job on these projects, Cath! While you were waiting for your guest who didn't arrive...instead of gardening you've made gorgeous creations :-)

greetings, Alie

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

A beautiful array of projects Cath. As usual, I slather over anything you make with deep, rich colours like the purples in your ATC and greens in your tag. And SHOCK HORROR!!! - you doing cute????? Haha. But I agree, the stamp is fab - i must go check out the link :) Hope you have a good week. Pxx

Rosie said...

Wow, Cath, so much wonderful artworks. I love them all. Mothersday in Germany is in the middle of May.

Ellie said...

Gorgeous Cath! Especially the green tag!

Marjie Kemper said...

You sure did make good use of your time, Cath! Love that purple background and the awesome bird in black against it. And I feel your thrill in completing something like the ATC started so long ago. It looks great!

Ephemera said...

Stunning creations the purple bird is gorgeous, and the tag is beautiful, they all are fantastic and your tatty girl is lovely, I need to branch out of my comfortably vintage zone I think. We had a cold and gloomy day yesterday, but the sun is out and it is gorgeous today. xx

Jackie said...

Such wonderful and creative pieces - fabulous!

hazel said...

A fabulous collection Cath - all so different but all so lovely.
xxx Hazel.

Martina2801 said...

Your cards are always a delight to see, Cath! Beautiful pieces!

Neet said...

Lovely cards and ATC - yes, cute is not you but I do like it. Maybe we are mellowing.
Hugs, Neet x

Zoe Sanderson said...

I'd say Mother's Day was well spent even if you had to stay in. All your samples are great even if you are not happy with the first one. XOXO Zoe