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

Monday 2 April 2018

As so often happens after a Craft Room tidy/reorganisation, I ended up with a pile of stamps I hadn’t used for years and wanted to use again…notably, this little butterfly girl, from Time to Stamp, which once was a favourite of mine.  I noticed Rubber Dance now sell the same image(s – there are a few different ones on the same theme), which intrigues me, especially because they credit Time to Stamp…


I masked the butterfly girl and made two quite different cards – this one was a simple one with a plain background, edged with a stamp made from an old rollagraph wheel.

The next one was a bit more complex because I clear embossed some images over the mask, then added inks, a bit more colour and some words.


I’d like to link that to

Make My Mondays - Things with Wings

I was still playing with Black and White for a day or so and made another scrapling…


…and this one from an Art Journey stamp, with an Isa stamp in the background. Not sure if they were pressed by Katzelcraft but I know Isabelle designed the plate. I used a Hero Arts alphabet set for the letters.


Here’s another Winged Creature…or three on an Oxide Background…


…a simple ‘Happy Day’ card on another Oxide background…


…followed by another…


…and today’s journalling spread, again, made with Oxides, various stamp and pens.


I’m linking to the following challenges:-

Addicted to Stamps and More – Photo Challenge

A Bit More Time to Craft – Anything Goes


Simon Says Stamp Wed – Anything Goes

Happy Easter, everybody!

Thanks for looking

See you soon



7 very kind comments from lovely people:

froebelsternchen said...

Amazing cards and the spread is magical!
Happy new week!
oxo Susi

Tracy Freeman said...

Lots of lovely creations, love your page you have created.
Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Have a great day x

cm said...

WOW! An array of amazing creations here! The butterfly girl cards are incredibly pretty; the Nature and birds, eye-catching; the Happy Day cards, lovely; and your journal spread, simply sensational! So much to gaze at and admire! Thank you for sharing your artistry in the ATSM gallery!

Sian said...

Beautiful stamping. I love every one of these. Those background are amazing. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Sian.

pearshapedcrafting said...

You have made some lovely cards here Cath!My eyes are drawn to the birds and the plants especially! I love your journal page too - a great combination of colours!Hugs,Chrisx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW what a lot of amazing compositions, I`m fascinated.
I wsih you a wonderful day,
xox Anja

Bobby said...

What a productive time you had in the craft room, Cath, not only organizing but making so many lovely cards. Lots of lovely blue happening here and the one you sent to Addicted to Stamps and More is very artsy. Thank you for entering our challenge.