Tuesday, 22 August 2017

A few cards I needed to make fast…

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More to come soon…

Thanks for looking.

Cath

xxx

Thursday, 17 August 2017

One of my very special friends has a birthday today, so I made this in his honour.

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This is the inside…

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I’d like to enter this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

…and this is a card for another very close friend…

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I’d like to enter this into Country View Crafts current challenge – blue and green.

Thanks for looking.

Cath

xxx

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

I love techniques of all kinds, but I especially love resist techniques, and I really couldn’t resist playing around with simple clear embossing resist.

This one was for a Christmas in August mingle on KCUK.

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I’m not over impressed with the next one and of course I found the stamp I really wanted to use when I’d already stamped it! That one says,

‘We’re all stars…we just twinkle at different times’

and I agree wholheartedly with that sentiment.

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There’s nothing subtle about the next one…

I photographed the inks I used when I’d finished sponging.

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I’d like to enter this one into the Try it on Tuesday ‘In my Garden’ challenge’.

The next card was one I made earlier in the year, for the birthday of a very special friend!

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Thanks for looking…

See you soon!

Cath

xxx

Sunday, 13 August 2017

I bought this set of stamps ages and ages ago (from Ebay) but didn’t really use them, so when I spotted them, I thought I’d have a little play and I love the results!

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These two cards are from a set Mum brought me when over from NZ a few months ago… I didn’t find them easy to use but I played with them for a while, just messing, really.

There’s another one somewhere, but I don’t appear to have taken a photo.

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Found it!

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This card is made with one of my all time favourite stamps – the grasses! I tried for a long time to get hold of it and since I have, I’ve used it a over and over again. One of my best ever buys, though you can only see a little of it here.

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And another I made a little while ago…

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Plus, a drawing…

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See you very soon!

Cath

xxx

Thursday, 10 August 2017

I managed to get into my old Blogger account, so I can use my old blog – yoohoo! Is it really 3 years since I blogged here?  My, my how time flies…

I’ve moved (again!) since then and am now well and truly settled where I am. I’ve also rediscovered stamping, which is amazing. Sometimes we have to go through ‘stuff’ to get creative again…Thinking smile

I’m struggling to upload this for some reason but will keep on trying… I’m so pleased I’ve found this app – it’s just as good as Windows Livewriter was!

Last week I decided I really ought to get to grips more with my gelli plate/s so I spent a little time with it, using stamps. I’ll be trying more in the future, but this is the result…

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This one is a small oval plate, just using a stencil.

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More inky layer artwork…

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More Clean and Simple

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Thanks for looking… you’re appreciated.

Cath

xxx

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Yesterday’s upload, so I’m up to date.

I’ve recently started stamping again and am well and truly smitten and having great fun Open-mouthed smile

I’ve already posted to my other blog but I’ll repost here what I did there.

I started with some nice, simple designs – I’ve always liked clean and simple cards, so this was a nice, easy way to get back into it. Here are a few of the ones I made.

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Then I started to play with some of the backgrounds I’d made – just finishing them off with highlights and a bit more colour, making them into the following cards.

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That’s it for now.  I’ll be back in a day or two and keep updating until I’ve uploaded what I’ve photographed, hopefully adding as I go along Winking smile

Thanks for looking – especially to any of my older followers.

Cath

xxx



Saturday, 6 December 2014

More pages in my A4 journal, made with watercolour crayons and Sharpies.

RAIN ON ME

MY HIDING PLACE

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Monday, 3 November 2014

It was my turn to do the class at the Stamp Club on Saturday, and I couldn’t decide what to do, so I ended up doing three different things – sort of…  There was a mini meeting before we began, which I wasn’t allowed to attend (I’m not a member), so I started quite late and consequently was unable to complete the final project, a popup accordion book/card. I did give them the die cut cards and show everyone how to put it together, which is a bit fiddly, to say the least!

We played around with watercolour paper and water based dye inks, creating a misty looking background, then overstamped with pigment inks and heat embossed with clear powder.  Here are the results.

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wc 5   wc 1

Some better than others…, lol.

Incidentally, if you haven’t yet tried the Tsukineko Delicata Gold inkpad, you really should!  It’s wonderful and it’s water soluble so if you add it to the paper with water, it leaves a lovely glitzy effect. That’s it on the card above, on the right hand side – used with my trusty Stampendous crackle stamp.

wc 2   wc 4

wc 6   wc 3

They’re all cut with the (TH) Sizzix Cabinet die, btw. I don’t have a lot of dies but I quite like this one.

I have photos of most of the accordion cards, so I’ll upload them in a day or so.

Wishing you all a great week.

xxx

Thursday, 16 October 2014

…more pages!

These two are from Gelli prints Sarah, Lynne and I did together a few weeks ago, using deli paper and various acrylics.

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These come from another avenue I’m currently exploring… a long, ongoing story …

THIS IS THE WAY

COLOSSIANS 1 15-20

… and these are my latest journal pages, hot off the press…

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Thanks so much those of you who commented and welcomed me back – it means a lot at any time but especially at this moment in time.

xxx