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

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

The Challenge at Try it on Tuesday is ‘Add a Quote’, so I played with a few of my quotes…

This is one of my favourite all time quotes and fits in perfectly with one of my ‘God Words of the year, which is ‘Brave’.. It took me ages to decide which image to use but I had to go with this one because she looks so fed up of her monotonous, every day life Smile … I used an acrylic background I’d already made and kept it pretty simple, so as not to detract from the quote.

Courage isn’t always being bold enough to do something big and risky, but is about facing the things life throws at us, no matter what they may be… and sometimes is simply about getting up and facing life itself, when we’d rather turn over and go back to sleep, or just hide away from the world. 


This next one is simply a nature quote and I had to go looking for the author of the quote. I knew it was a quote because I remembered finding it online at the time. It was easy to find, thankfully, so I just wrote the author’s name underneath..


This is my entry for the No patterned paper challenge at Simply Create Too. The background is stamped on watercolour paper.

I was rudely interrupted mid-post by a phone call from my lovely brother, thanking me for this card I made him yesterday and posted immediately… not bad going for Royal Mail, whose service has definitely not improved since privatisation. I’m happy about that.

I had to rush out for the bus to get to a Hospital appointment, only to receive a phone call when almost there (10 mins before the appointment and on the second bus) cancelling it… you just have to laugh, don’t you?

Said brother has had to learn to survive on very little sleep over the last five or six years and really struggles with it, so I thought this was pretty apt and might just cheer him up. It did Smile


I love these sheep!!!

I’ve had this picture in my head for a couple of weeks and am really pleased with the result.  I love the idea of the bottom one being almost totally squashed and the middle one falling over…

I used snippets for the sheep, so this qualifies it for Pixie’s Snippets Challenge Winking smile


I used lovely Oxide inks for the background, which fits Fashionable Challenges ‘Use Your Inks’

Back to florals…

I revamped the card that I managed to mess up with a stamp that didn’t work properly, stamping on scrap and adding it over the top of the misstamped verse.


I LOVE harebells, so I tried a simple version on Kraft card, too. The Prisma pencils show up so beautifully on Kraft.


The stamp was a disaster again – this time the word ‘day’ wasn’t straight, but I stamped it again and cut out the word day for a little quirky touch.

I’ll link one to the ‘In My Garden’ challenges at

Stamping Sensations

Country View Challenges



and Anything Goes at Perfect Time to Craft.

Make My Monday’s challenge is Fantasy, so this is for that challenge.


I used LOTS of glitter (Stickles) on this, too. Love that Carabelle border stamp.

I’ll also link it to the Crafty Friends challenge of Fairy and/or Fantasy.

It’s been really nice to craft a bit without melting, even though I do love the sunshine when it’s here.  Lovely again this afternoon, though… a bit of a surprise! Hope you’re all still enjoying the lovely weather.

Back soon

Thanks for looking



23 very kind comments from lovely people:

froebelsternchen said...

A fantastic collection of cards Cath! AWESOME! I adore them all ! Great to see you linking to TIOT's!
Happy week!
Hugs, Susi

Kathleen said...

Some really lovely cards here Cath, love teh harebells image and the lovely CAS design.
Thank you for joining our 'In my Garden' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath x

pearshapedcrafting said...

A wonderful selection of cards! I love those Zinski sheep - they have been on my list for a while now! I love the way you rescue cards - I often have to cover whole phrases!! The two quote cards are both fabulous and perfect for Try It On Tuesday! Melting here again this evening although it has been cooler today! Hugs, Chrisx

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Fabulous selection of projects here. Lovely work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

brenda said...

Another bumper post Cath, such verstility from lovely inkiness through to the classic floral design. I'm always drawn to a tree or two and of course the same can be said for Fairies and quote are something else I have afettish for so all in all every one os a fav today.

Many thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts and Stamping Sensations challenges.

B x

EmmaT said...

Enchanting fairy card. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. EmmaT

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Back again, great work on all of the projects. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

Di said...

What a terrific selection of cards Cath - you've been very busy! I adore the harebells, wonderful colouring. And your snippets card cracked me up - so apt and totally zany. Love it!


Di xx

rachel said...

Gorgeous selection of cards Cath - thanks so much for popping over to visit and for your kind words! Thanks for joining us at Countryview Chalenges too with your beautiful floral card! Good luck. Hugs rachel x

Joan said...

Another great selection of cards Kath, I do love the miserable looking maid on the first one, I feel like that some days!

Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday challenge


Melanie said...

Wonderful cards!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "fairy and/or fantasy” challenge over at Crafty Friends & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

Neet said...

Oh Cath, I love the humour in the card you sent to your brother. Those sheep will never look the same on the stamp sheet to me, never ever again! Guess they will always make me smile now. Fabulous! Love the twist on the saying.
Such lovely cards, cannot decide which I prefer with the harebells. Kraft or white? The other cards are great too, love the background of the watercolour paper one and the 'Courage' card has such beautiful words to accompany that oh so appropriate image.
A feast for the eyes
Hugs, Neet xx

Sue said...

Wow you've been busy Cath, what amazing cards! They are all wonderful, but these PA sheep just carack me up, and I love your bold colours on this one. Have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous collection of cards Cath and I love the image and quote on the one linked to TioT.
The Kraft card is beautiful, the flowers look lovely.
Avril xx

Mrs.B said...

It's me back again - Thanks for sharing this over at FSC
Avril xx

Sue - said...

What a great selection of cards! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.

Miriam said...

Beautiful project - thank you for joining in with the Country View Crafts Challenge.

pinky said...

Wow Cath, what an array of amazing creations!! So beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Unknown said...

Great stash of makes Cath.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Cath. You have a brilliant sense of humour! The sheep one made me crack up.
Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Dot x
Ink Art Designs

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

WOW! Fantastic collection of cards. Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Greetings Carola

Teresa said...

Thankyou for entering the Country View Challenges In The Summer Garden Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again. Teresa DT

Let's Art Journal said...

Such wonderful cards and the image you used with the quote is perfect, she does look fed up, doesn't she ...lol 😁. Many congratulations on being in the Top 5 over at Try it on Tuesday with your fabulous card! J 😊 x