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

Friday, 6 January 2012

Can’t believe this is the first chance I’ve had to stamp this year, let alone blog!! 
I wish all of you a wonderful, Happy, healthy and blessed 2012!
Time’s been really short this last week because I was asked to do some extra work at very short notice, which meant lots of prepping and planning and will be the same next week and maybe for a few weeks after that. Add to that the fact that one of my New Year goals is not to spend as much time on the computer because I sometimes let it ‘steal’ my life AND I’ve had nothing but problems with Firefox since I updated Windows for the first time in 9 months – over 85 updates, so I kept having to restart my laptop.  Then a book I’d been waiting for (for two years!) was released in November and since it’s the fourth in a series and I don’t remember the other three well enough, I decided that I need to read them again before starting the new one!  I didn’t get chance before Christmas, with being ill, and we had sad news about a close friend a couple of days ago, so escaping into a book has been a bit of a release, especially when my head’s tired from planning!
I have a lot of cards to make this month and not a lot of time to make them in, so I thought I’d make a start this afternoon.  Before I go any further, though, I think it’s time I chose the blog candy winner, so ………… dum di dum …………….

The winner is SAM!
I’ll get it ready to post over the weekend, all being well, although my brother is threatening to visit tomorrow, which may set my plans back a bit but I’ll try to get it posted ASAP.
I found it very difficult to choose this time because I knew so many of the people who commented, so I had to get someone else to choose and that’s why it’s taken me so long.  Sorry to keep you waiting and thanks for the comments. Just wish I had half a dozen of them.
I did a bit of CUTE Prisma pencil colouring after Christmas, while watching TV, so I made a couple of cards with the images, adding a bit of ink and some inky backgrounds. This is one of them.
This one was more for fun and started out as a Challenge entry, using text but I only just managed to finish it.
Hopefully, I’ll have more to post over the weekend before I start more prep on Monday! I have about ten on my list – eeeek!

17 very kind comments from lovely people:

sam21ski said...

Happy New Year to you too Cath and also a big thank you.

Whoooaaa - Thank you or whoever for picking my name out for your blog candy. There is no rush in getting it to me, so don't worry about that. As you know, I am incapacitated at present and can't do much!!

I've also had to be suspended for this year from the college course!!

Great makes but I love the bottom one, those staples really finish it off nicely.

Take care - Sam xxx

Sandy said...

Happy New Year dear Cath.

Your cards are wonderful. Great stamping art. Love them. xoxo

Von said...

Happy new year Cath and well done Sam :) 2 lovely and different cards :) good luck with all the preping
Von xxx

Paula Whittaker said...

Sorry to hear you havent been well and that youve had sad news regarding a friend...hope the new year improves for you and yours x
Well, the cards are a great start to the new year...shall look forward to more during the coming weeks and months.

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

Fist a happy new year Cath.
Your cards are marvelous and lovely. great work. Have a nice weekend
Lovely greet

flutterbycrafter said...

Happy New Year Cath, love both cards, but the second one is fabulous xx

Sally H said...

Gorgeous cards, Cath. I love the owl, even if it is cute, and the wild child is fab! You are sounding very busy. I've been reading too - Meg has an exam on 'of mice and Men' next week, so I reread it after 31 years! Having broken up so late I am not back at work till Monday, so have thoroughly enjoyed the last few days - even managed a walk in Sherwood forest where there were some very obliging nuthatches! Don't work too hard, and I hope you enjoy your new book (after the previous three - it isn't about Dragons is it?) Sal x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Love them both.The little owl is so cute, and the background colors are fab. The 2. card with the little boy is fabulous too, love the design and zhe warm brilliant coloring.
Hugs Anja

Tessa said...

Beautiful cards! A lovely 2012 to you!

xx Tessa

Anonymous said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous. Love the colours

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards. Glad you have found time to stamp! I've not got into my craft room yet! xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Happy new year to you,too.
Both of your cards are wonderful. Love the colors on both and the owl is just a sweet image.

Paul B said...

Happy New Year Cath!!!!! And what a great coupla cards to start the year off with. Beautifully bold, arty and colourful. I know what you mean about cutting down computer time. I could do with being more disciplined with it myself. Pxx

Inkypinkycraft said...

Great cards and happy new year, hope your year improves, and you are feeling better! Second card is fab!!! Trace x

hazel said...

Happy New Year Cath. Both cards are brilliant.
xxx Hazel.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you Cath! What a busy start of the year for you! WOW, please remember to take a breath sometime, LOL. I love your cards,always so inspiring, love from Anne xx

sam21ski said...

Thank you soooo much for the fabulous blog candy (and extra bits) which arrived yesterday. The are ALL my kind of thing and will come in very handy.

Thanks again - Sam xxx