'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, 10 January 2011

Sorry it’s been so long and especially so long before I wish you all a Happy 2011 :(    I hope life is treating you all well?

Today, I had an unexpected free day, so I ventured into my Craft room to make a special card for a special someone.  Of course, I didn’t make the card but I did make some ATCs for this month’s KCUK swap, so I’m going to shock Dot and get them in really early.

While downloading the images from the camera (taken this gloomy afternoon after having struggled with the crappy colours from the pain in the neck scanner for an hour) I found two cards I’d made some time last year.  Must’ve been December but I forgot to download them – oops!  So here they are…

It’s a pity you can’t see the detail on this first one because I used a lot of colour and lots of embossing underneath it, creating a resist effect.  It was really fun to make.

b card 2

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My life has changed so much these past few months and it’s about to change again, becoming ever busier.  What little free time I’ve had has been spent on Christmas preps and then on family and friends.  Any other spare time I usually have my head in a book, writing notes on some psychobabble or another, writing up assignments or travelling on buses and trains.  I’ve really missed visiting all your blogs and seeing what you’ve been up to – blogging friends feel so much like family because we ‘see’ each other so often!  I’ve also missed having a bit of creative time and really thought I’d end up playing all the time during the Christmas holidays, but other things took over. 

I have made the blanks for Phil’s wedding invitations – not all of them, just the evening ones – but I’m not allowed to go any further with those until they finalise a few things.  Then I’ll be able to complete those, along with the Order of Service, Menus, Place settings, Table plans, cake boxes, etc, etc.  Let’s hope there’s time to do them!  It would have been nice to get them out the way over Christmas, but you know how it is.  The best laid plans of mice and men… especially when your son is really laid back!

I’ve tried to get around to a few of your blogs in the last couple of days and have left some comments where I could.  I can only visit those of you whose blogs don’t run super slow because of graphics, so please forgive me if yours is one of those which do – just don’t have the time or the hand strength at the moment – sorry. 

I’ll post the ATCs tomorrow – can’t do two posts in one, he, he – not that it’s ever stopped me before!  And I still need to make a card for that very special someone… shucks.  That means I’ll have to go into my craft room again, <evil grin’>.

Look forward to popping in again sooooooooonnn!

15 very much appreciated comments:

Zoechaos said...

Its good to see you Cath and know you are still around albeit busy! Bet it felt good to get a bit of ink on your fingers again. Take care and in the midst of it all Have Fun XOXO Zoe

Sue said...

Happy New Year Cath!

Helen said...

Great to see you back on your blog, Cath - those two cards are beautiful, especially the first one which just looks so elegant.

Helen x

Chris said...

It's good to see you blogging again, Cath. You've been missed. :)

Love your cards, especially the flowers on the second one.

Hope you get your birthday card made on time!

Tinkertaylor said...

Always nice to hear from you lookng forward to seeing those invites

Sally H said...

Your cards are stunning, Cath. The Christmas Break was way too short. Hope you manage to spend time doing what you enjoy the most. p.s. I missed you x

Anne Jagger said...

Happy New Year! You will feel better now you are not "crafting deprived"!
These cards are beautiful.
Sounds like you are a busy lady - hope you get the final wedding details soon.
Have fun. Love Anne

Artyjen said...

Happy New Year to you too! :)
xoxo Sioux

Netty said...

I thought you had dropped off the edge of the planet am glad you are still there.
I love your cards so pretty and delicate.
Hope you won't stay away too long next time. A belated Happy New Year to you as well. Annette x

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Cath - nice to see you again and your wonderful creations.

Minxy said...

Belated Happy new year to you too x

cockney blonde said...

Ooo...how spooky is that, I was only thinking of you today. Happy New Year to you too. Hope the studies are going well, x

Carol Q said...

hey Cath, nice to see you. you certainly haven't lost your creative knack becaues you've had a break! life does change doesn't it? hope you're enjoying what you're doing!

Neet said...

Nice to see you doing something like this - have missed your blogging but understand why.

Anke said...

Happy New Year Cath, your cards are wonderful.