Tuesday, 24 July 2012

… quickly, so I chose a simple design, got out some of my solid flower stamps and made these for my students and some of the staff at the place where I’ve been working.  Unfortunately, I’d already sealed a lot of the envelopes before I realised that I ought to scan or get photos, so this is only a small selection.

LIGHTHOUSE CARDS

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lh3

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I’m looking forward to a break in a couple of weeks but before then, I hope to get down to at least a little stamping because, as of this afternoon, I’m OFF for a few weeks and don’t yet know when I’ll be starting again… Unless I find something else in the meantime, I just have to wait for them to contact me when they’re ready.  Pity they don’t pay me for holidays!

Hope Summer has reached you – it’s not sunny here – this IS the North West of England – but it’s HOT and humid, so I’m not complaining; the good thing is, it’s DRY!

This is my entry for Crazy Amigos, which is a ‘FREE THEME’ for Summer and lasts TWO WEEKS until 31st.

Have a good week.

xxx

29 very much appreciated comments:

sam21ski said...

Gorgeous cards as every Carol.

Glad you're off from now to get in some much needed me time, but like you say, pity they don't pay your holidays!!

Hope you heard of something soon, in the meantime, looking forward to your creations.

Sam xxxx

cockney blonde said...

Love those cards Cath, very effective. We have sun in Bradford which is unusual so I'll send some over, lol. Enjoy your break, x

herminesplace said...

Great series!

Carol Q said...

ooh, they're lovely Cath. just what I like doing - matching mats to the ink colours.

Karin said...

wow they are looking great!

Von said...

These are fab ! you sure where on a roll when you made those :)
Von ♥

Paula Whittaker said...

a fab set of cards.Enjoy your break.

Lynne K said...

Love these, Cath. They're stunningly simple and simply stunning!

Zoe Sanderson said...

Not a bad time to be off work but its tougher when you have to wait to find out when you will be earning again.

Lovely fresh cards your creativity and originality of design always inspires me XOXO Zoe

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

Quickly cards but o so beautiful Cath.. Love it
Lovely greet Marja

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What a gorgeous lot of cards...each one pretty as the next!

Liz (Chubby Frog) said...

These look fab - the clean lines and vibrant colours work so well with the black stamping. I'm feeling quite inspired :-)
Best wishes - Liz

Netty said...

I love it when the stamp and colour are the main features, your cards are terrific. Enjoy you break, Annette x

Lottie said...

Wow, these are terrific - I love them and especially the sentiments.

Each one such an original work of art.

Genius.

Hope you soon get another contract - or at least get to enjoy a holiday if not.
xx

Karen said...

these are gorgeous! really stylish and perfect CAS cards Karen x

Sandy said...

Wow Cath these are all so beautiful.
Wonderful idea and great stamps.
Love them all.
xoxo

inkypinkycraft said...

love the contrast of the white space, the black and the vibrant colours..great cards..hope thing work out for you, trace x

Helen said...

Gorgeous gorgeous cards!

Sandra Hall said...

Lovely cards Cath, so effective - the simple elegant stamping with that stunning splash of gorgeous colour in the background.... genius :D x

Deborah said...

Beautiful, elegant cards. Silhouettes seem to be in at the moment and it's easy to see why, looking at your cards. Enjoy your time off.

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, these are stunning Cath, so beautiful, enjoy your time off xx

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Beautiful Cath
Lovely colors and stamps you used.

Greetings Janny

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, these cards are wonderful, love the colors and design.

Anke said...

Absolutely stunning Cath, I love your cards.

Hugs
Anke

Neet said...

Lovely cards and very LIM and I own one of them. Very YOU and very classy.
Hugs, neet xx

Bianca Kalksma said...

Yes this is a great way to make a lot of beautiful cards! Great collection!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, elegant cards! The colored bands behind the stamped flowers -- is that patterned paper, or is that also inked/stamped?

Cath Wilson said...

Oops! So sorry I missed this. The coloured bands are inked and lightly stamped, usually with text stamps, to provide texture.
Thank you for your lovely comment :-)

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