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

Thursday, 29 March 2018

It’s been one of those weeks… we all have them, I’m sure Open-mouthed smile

It was my birthday, which became a bit of an extended celebration, and on which my lovely younger son put up some shelves in my craft room. I was so excited, I had to start reorganising it all immediately, which sort of lasted a few days. My (still unfinished) craft room is looking great, but as a result of all the lugging and clearing and cleaning, my hands died Sad smile and my already sore back just got worse, so I’ve been unable to stamp – big AWWWW – or do much of anything else!

I contented myself by making a few bits which didn’t need too much dexterity.

This one is for 

Allsorts Black and White challenge… 

I concentrated on layers, rather than the fiddly bits I usually enjoy adding to black and white. I’m sure it would have looked better if I’d added the brads vertically…


I then made this one… intending to add some tag words, but after numerous failed attempts, I gave up Sad smile  I haven’t used this image for a while – it was one of my favourites a few years ago. The background on the back layer is my trusted crackle stamp, stamped repeatedly around the edges, then clear embossed.


Sticking with monochrome, I found this background I’d stashed, and added the stamp (from my winnings at Simon Says Stamps) and an already cut out image from my ‘cutouts’ basket. I really love the result.


I’ll link this to the

Crafty Friends Challenge – Anything Goes

and to

Crafty Creations – Anything Goes.

This is one I made for a KCUK mingle.. all things New.


I’ll link it  to Mix it Up’s ‘Make Your Own Background challenge.

I’ll end with another couple of scraplings…


Here’s a close up to show the mica in the background.


I’ll be back soon…lots more to share.

Thanks for looking.

Have a great Easter!



5 very kind comments from lovely people:

froebelsternchen said...

Happy belated Birthday!♥
Wonderful cards !
Happy Easter for you dear Cath!
oxo Susi

Neet said...

Lovely cards Cath. I can see what you mean about vertical rather than horizontal but I love the black and white card at the top followed by the lovely girl image which has always been a favourite of mine. The crackle stamp gives a perfect border to it which brings me to say how I admire the way you mount your images, lots of work going on in there with all of them.
Hugs, Neet xx

Irena Stefanova said...

These are simply stunning, thanks for joining us over at MIUCB!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Sorry to hear that your birthday started a few problems! Hope that by now you are feeling better and belated Birthday wishes! Lovely cards - black and white certainly makes an impact in your case! Hope you are enjoying Easter Monday! Chrisx

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely card.
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]