Monday, 26 March 2012

More beautiful weather here, and my last day to play before I go back to work after being off sick for a couple of weeks, so I’m Spring and flower focused today.

spring flowers

I’m also a bit mica powder happy, having forgotten how much I used to love them.

spring flowers 2

I went upstairs to do some resist, having a sudden strong yearning for my favourite technique, but didn’t get very far, although I did stamp some of my favourite Unity flowers in readiness.  I did a bit of journalling in very pretty paler colours but I’m not going to upload some of it and the rest isn’t quite finished because it’s for my April Calendar pages.

It was my birthday on Saturday and I’m feeling very blessed with all the cards and gifts I received, not to mention being treated to a brilliant afternoon and evening out, seeing one of my favourite bands and having a wonderful meal in a Pan Asian restaurant with my three favourite people!  So, I’ve been getting some Blog Candy ready – in fact, most of it was ready before my birthday and I had intended uploading on the day, but time ran away with me and I didn’t quite get it ready.  

Watch this space…

Have a great week, everyone!

xxx

31 very much appreciated comments:

Deborah said...

Happy belated birthday wishes :-) Love your cards - you've obviously been very creative while you've been off work.

Sandy said...

Really really beautiful Cath.
These are a dream. xoxo

Helen said...

Sorry you've been unwell but glad you had a lovely birthday. These cards are just fabulous!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two wonderful cards with great spring feeling. Love the backgrounds and the stamping on it.

inkypinkycraft said...

Happy belated birthday, the colorise these pieces are stunning! Theyvlook so beautiful! Hugs trace x

Carol Q said...

you do make some gorgeous backgrounds Cath. these are lovely

Wax Beach Artist said...

I love your beautiful spring pieces! Happy Birthday!

Mrs.B said...

Two beautiful cards, love the soft colours.
Avril x

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

A delated congratulations to you Cath. I love these cards soooooooo very much. Such a beautiful technique and fabulous colours.
Lovely greet
Marja

Elizabeth said...

Belated birthday wishes to you ... sounds like you had a great day. I'm liking your think spring projects - love the colours and the stamp collages. Elizabeth x

sam21ski said...

Fab cards Cath, love the colours of the top one.

Glad you had a fab day on Saturday, sounds like you had a fun time.

Can't wait to see your blog candy as I was lucky enough to win the last lot.

Sam xxx

Hermine said...

Both are gorgeous, love the colours you have used.

Karen said...

Belated Birthday wishes Cath. Those two samples are absolutely stunning! I may have to go get my Perfect Pearls out to use this week now! It's funny how we crafters go through phases hugs Karen x

Ephemera said...

Beautiful backgrounds, the blue and greens are such gorgeous shades, sounds like you had a great birthday. xx

Sally H said...

Wow, Cath! These are stunning! I love them both! keep on playing with those mica powders - it is obviously suiting you. A very happy belated birthday to you. Glad you had a great weekend. Big Hugs x

brenda said...

Two super cards Cath, I particularly like the bold colour combo on the first which works well with the resist.

Thanks so much for joining our Springtime theme at Penny Black and More this month and good luck with all the great prizes on offer.

B x

Vicky Hayes said...

Good gracious Cath, your cards and projects are absolutely stunning! I love the depth and light effects you've created on both these florals. Happy birthday for Saturday - it sounds as if you had a lovely time! Vicky x

Marjie Kemper said...

Happy Belated B'day! These are so beautiful, Cath. I especially love the white/black stamping over the top piece. Can't wait to see your April pages... it's hard to believe we're at April already. Have a great week!

hazel said...

Glad you had a good birthday Cath but sorry to hear that you've not been well.
I love your cards, the colours on the first one are fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Shar said...

Very pretty! Love your beautiful backgrounds with those striking silhouettes.

Linby said...

These are both so beautiful. Thanks for joining in at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts this month.
Lynn x
DT

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

AHH Happy Belated Birthday Cath, sounds like you had a wonderful time, great:0)
Love your artwork here, the purple and lemon colouring on the first card is stunning, Gay xxx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great technique Cath....and the colors are so nice for these collages.....Great!

greetings, Alie :-)

Ellie said...

I love both of your cards, but the colors on the first one is stunning!

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Beautiful Spring cards Cath
Love them both

Greetings Janny

Terry said...

Beautiful backgrounds! Both cards are just bursting with the feeling of Spring! Happy Belated birthday! Glad you had a great one!

Lynn Stevens said...

Happy Belated Birthday Cath. I am sorry to hear you have been sick though! Hopefully didn't dampen your special day. it does sound like you had a wonderful time.
Gorgeous spring cards. so lush!
hugs Lynn

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh my gosh!
CATH!

what fabulous new pieces are here...I love all the compositions and colors... absolut awesome art!

xxx Susi

Linda said...

Stunning! Love the beautiful colors of the top card. But the green card is my favorite. Very special!

Paulien said...

Wauwww , they are all beautiful, love the colors!

WendyK said...

Gorgeous colours and backgrounds Cath, love all these cards. Hope you are feeling beeter.