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

Thursday, 29 December 2011

I enjoyed using Versamagic, so made these in pastel colours for two special people who are going through a very sad and difficult time right now.
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They’re more or less the same design, using the same colours but stamping the backgrounds in different colours (alternating between Ocean Breeze and Aquatic Splash for text and flowers) finishing off with two different colours (Purple Hydrangea and Turquoise Gem) which gives them a slightly different look.  Spring Pansy just adds a touch warmth to the otherwise cold colours. It’s not often I stamp without black but I’m quite enjoying the softness of these inks at the moment.
Love this stamp set from Innovative Stamp Creations – the flowers are wonderful and work well for a lot of occasions but will also be perfect for a backdrop in my journal.
Thought I’d have a go at the Craft Barn Journalling challenge and found this – I’d forgotten all about it.  I was upset and frustrated about something at the time – can you tell??????
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So I just finished this page for the Craft Barn Challenge.
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The theme is buildings and I was thinking about a U2 song (or 2).
I still haven’t decided on the Blog Candy – my apologies but I’ve found it difficult for various reasons, so will ask someone else to do it as soon as I can!  Sorry to keep you waiting but I got some other stuff together and there will now be more than one prize, so hang on in there.
Wohoo!  Just found out I won the Craft Barn Journalling prize and am absolutely gobsmacked!  Can you tell I’m from ‘up North’, he, he?  Ooh, I get a prize, too – can’t wait!  Thanks to whoever chose my page xxx

28 very kind comments from lovely people:

Inkypinkycraft said...

Beautiful cards which I am sure will be much appreciated. Trace x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Gorgeous work...Happy New Year to you and yours.....take care, CYNTHIA

sam21ski said...

Hey cath, don't apologise, life happens!! I'm sure you'll get round to it when you can and it will be fab.

Great couple of cards, really love the colour combos and it just goes to show that you don't always have to use black, they look special.

Take care - Sam xxx

Ann B said...

Beautiful cards Cath and your first journal page made me smile - I have days like that.
I'm gathering stuff together for my first blog candy as well - just as much fun as entering someone else's.

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

Gorgeous cards. I do love also love the two cards with the same colours, gives differennt looks.
Lovely greet Marja

Ellie Knol said...

LOVe all of it, your art journalpage is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous art journal page, love all those little houses, great colours

Carol Q said...

love seeing variations on a theme Cath. these are lovely and bound to be appreciated. lol at your Frustrated page and lovely colours on your house page.

Isabelle Norris said...

Beautiful work on this post. Love your AJ page!!
Thanks for playing with us at the Barn

Von said...

Well the cards are gorgeous Cath and the journaling I can certianly empathise with your frustrated page and love your buildings :)
Von xxx
Have a Happy New Year

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely cards, I love the images. Your journal page and building piece are fabulous. Enjoy your New Year. Tracy x

Sally H said...

Beautiful cards - love that colour combo, and your journalling pages are fabulous. That first one could have been me the last week of term!

Sandy said...

OMG Ctah these are really really beautiful.
Stunning work and colors. Love them.

Wishing you a healthy, happy, and joyous New Year! I look forward to more of your beautiful creations in 2012! xoxo

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards! Love them!

Dear Cath,
I wish you the most wonderful creative, happy and healthy New Year! Thank you for all your lovely comments over the year!♥●•٠·

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've created wonderful pieces, love them all.
Wish you a great weekend and a Happy New Year. :)

Anonymous said...

Love the pages, especially F, lol. And the cards are just stunning. xx

Cherry said...

Lovely cards. Just love your buildings on your journal page and the vibrant colour. Cherry X

froebelsternchen said...

I love those cards...so soft !
I love your both Art Journaling pages too! Gorgeous!

xxx Susi

Scrapmate said...

Great page - we both had the same idea but I love your colours and interpretation.

Scrapmate said...

I thought I'd posted but maybe not. Looks like we both had similar ideas but I love your colours and interpretation.

hazel said...

Beautiful cards Cath and I love your Journal pages.
xxx Hazel.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Love all you new creations, wonderful the soft cards, but also the pages are gorgeous!
Dear Cath, I wish you a happy new year!
Hugs Anja

Jolette said...

Beautiful pastel colored cards!

Birgit said...

gorgeous aj page. love these little houses. beautiful colored cards too.

Yvonne said...

Stunning cards! Beautiful pastel colours for the first two cards, real gorgeous!
And I like your journaling cards, also great colours and fun to see!
Greetings, Yvon

lena-dailyscrap said...

Lovely journal page! Gorgeous background and doodling!

Gio said...

Love your page. So colourful!

Ann B said...

Congratulations on your win Cath, I saw the results yesterday and gave a little 'whoop' myself. Beautiful page and a well deserved win - don't forget to let us know what your prize is.