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

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Firstly, here’s a silver card for this week’s Less is More challenge – not brilliant cos the ‘o’ almost disappeared but it’s silver embossing on white – always so elegant.  Unfortunately, silver’s a nightmare to scan, as I’m sure you know.


Sadly, it’s a Sympathy card and so is this.


Both very simple, but apt.

My daughter-in-law’s Dad died suddenly last weekend, while on holiday – horrendous.

Also made a super quick Birthday card earlier this week.


Colours (and stamps – Stampman) were based on one Vix sent to me a couple of years ago – it’s very simple but I love the feel of it and it was quick and easy to make.

My journal pages for September are finally finished and I can start to think about the October ones – I’m finding it really difficult to stamp or create anything at the moment :-(

This is the one I made but wasn’t happy with… I did start to Gesso/white paint over the crossword bit but couldn’t be bothered and knew I had another sheet of card I’d sprayed at the same time, so I used that one instead.  It may well still surface in my own journal.


This is the one I’ve just finished – and I even got the date wrong!

Cath page 2 for Wendy C

Both bright and bold – not exactly how I’m feeling right now.  The Zetti image looks more like the current me.

Room destashing is well under way now and I’ve already sold some stamps and stuff on Ebay – sorry I didn’t tell you and there was some Tim H stuff… more to come (TH that is) and LOTS of stamps, but I may just put it on the For Sale page instead of using Ebay.

Have a lovely weekend :=)


25 very kind comments from lovely people:

Sue said...

A gorgeous set of cards, Cath. I love the delicate image on the first. Sue x

Mandi said...

Your LIM card is lovely, even better in real life Im sure
Sorry for your family's loss
Thanks very much

Deborah said...

Unfortunately sympathy cards are a fact of life - and yours are beautiful and appropriate. Love the contrast of your bright journal pages.

Sally H said...

fab journal pages and three very elegant cards. Sorry to hear about your DIL's dad. Hope you feel a bit more like creating very soon. I have been way too tired to create anything all week, but Rwanda was amazing!

Loli said...

Hola Cath, simply beautiful LIM card, perfect CAS card, your others cards are fantastic too.
A hug from Palma de Mallorca

Inkypinkycraft said...

sorry to hear the sad and very shocking news,
the card is elegant and simply effective.
hugs trace x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

The sympathy cards are so elegant...The birthday card has amazing stamps and colours Cath en the journals? I like them both...so many lovely details...

greetings, Alie

GinaA said...

Your LIM card is amazing, love the simplicity.
So sorry for your family's loss.

Sandy said...

Really elegant, beautiful and colorful new work Cath.

I love them all.
Gorgeous work.

Paul B said...

Your Sympathy cards are appropriately delicate and unfussy, making the message stronger. They are simply beautiful. Your art journal pages are quite the opposite in style. very bold, brassy and colourful and equally creative. I know what you mean about not feeling like stamping or creating. It's left me temporarily. But it'll come back to both of us in time :) In the meantime, i'm loving your journal pages and see no lack in your flair. Pxx

Netty said...

wow you have been busy with all these beautiful makes. Annette x

flutterbycrafter said...

Such elegant cards, they are beautiful. Sorry for your family's loss xx

Janny Jager said...

The cards are really beautiful Cath
Very elegant
Your Art journal pages are great Love the colors and every detail on it.

Greetings Janny

froebelsternchen said...

so wonderful -- your cards are very elegant ...the pages are AMAZINF vibrant and genius!

Anne said...

Your cards are simple elegance and will be much appreciated. Beautiful! So sorry to hear of your sad loss though. For someone who is not feeling creative, you have been very creative and your pages are bright and fun, even if that is not how you feel right now. Bravo!

Brenda Brown said...

Sorry you have had such bad news Cath, your cards are perfect for the occasion. Love your journal pages, bright, colourful with fabulous stamps.
Hope you have had a great weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

The LiM cards are amazing so fine ans soft, I love them very much. The contrast with the colorful magnificent designed pages shows, that you are avery talented artist.
Hugs Anja

sam21ski said...

Great cards, but so sorry that you've had to make them.

Hope your world improves very soon.

Sam xxx

Susan said...

What a beautiful array of cards!! Well done!

Lillibelle said...

Your cards are so great and elegant. The different, fine motifs I like very much.

Chris said...

Such beautiful cards. The sympathy cards are perfect- so simple and elegant.

Neet said...

Lovely cards, I especially like the third one down. Sorry to hear about the sudden death - what a terrible thing to happen. I take it it was sudden.

Lovely work as always.

Hugs Neet xx

Minxy said...

Sympathy cards are the hardest to make, you did a lovely job of them

Unknown said...

Lovely set of cards Cath. So sorry to hear the sad news.

Karen x

Chrissie said...

Just lovely cards!
Thanks so much
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