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

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Today has been a day of cardmaking… no journaling.

First of all, today I’m thankful for YOU, the people who visit my blog. Thank you so very much!

The big plus of the internet – despite all its drawbacks – is the fact that we can have friends from all over the world and, even though we’ve never (in most cases) met, we share a passion for art, which bonds  us together. I’m grateful for that and grateful for all of you.


I’m linking this to AEDM – Art Every Day Month.


I used a Penny Black stamp I’ve had for over a year… so I’m also linking it to the Anything Goes challenge at Retro Rubber Challenge and to the Thanks challenge on Dare 2B Artsy, so I’ll link to that.

Make My Monday are looking for Stencil Stories; I used stencils in the next card I made, using some new stamps. I enjoyed colouring this, using Prisma Pencils.


I used a stencil for the ground… My imagination was running riot as I was colouring and I decided these two ladies had come to meet up after their separate holidays, to share all the latest gossip and hear about each other’s fab time away in the sun!  I tried to make them look sunkissed but it doesn’t show very well…

I think the tea and cake links nicely to Inkspirational’s Table Photo challenge.

This blossom was stencilled, using Tombow pens, words stamped.


The theme at Sweet Stamping is Trees… this one is from Lavinia Stamps and is a gorgeous stamp, but I NEED the smaller version to go with it Winking smile


My final – simple - card for today is for Fashionable Stamping and for Paperminutes, who both have a Book pages theme  – stamped or actual pages – this one is (obviously) stamped Smile 

This is one of my favourite older stamps and I really didn’t do her justice – must use her again!  It’s just one of those quirky little images that appeals to me…


Last, but not least, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is Make your Own Background. I’ll link one of the above cards to that.

Thank you very much for visiting… I do appreciate each and every one of you!

Thanks for looking

Back soon (hopefully tomorrow…)



23 very kind comments from lovely people:

meg said...

Wonderful selection of cards, thank you for entering the 2nd card to the MMM Challenge. Great use of the stencil and fantastic image

Meggymay said...

Fabulous cards Cath. I have a favourite today and it the one of the two women having tea and cake. Its a real fun image.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

It's great seeing your cards! I used to make a lot of cards and have 2 bigs boxes of them. Then I got way from making them. I like to see these because they have inspired me to make a few. I especially love the first one! It is really beautiful. Hugs-Erika

Kati said...

What an amazing gallery of cards! I love them all. Thanks for playing paperminutes this week.

brenda said...

Lots more lovely inkiness Cath, each one a beauty, sorry short and sweet Tesco order just arrived!

B x

johanna said...

what a wonderful array of cards, each one so beautiful! and i´m with you: we can´t be thankful enough for the blogging community of artist all over the world:) xox

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a wonderful collection of cards! I love the pace of nature one, the quote and background is beautiful 😁. I hope you are having a lovely week and thanks so much for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! J 😊 x

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Love the script background you created for this beautiful flowers, the colors look amazing together.
Thank you for playing along at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again soon.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I had planned to stop by yesterday, but I got really sick. You make the most beautiful cards. Each is a beauty in its own right, and there is NO WAY I could pick just one. Sorry I'm so late visiting from AEDM. I'll try to do better today.

Jan Clothier said...

The Penny Black stamp is fabulous, as are the colours you've used to bring out the richness of the imagery. Love the script in the background too. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge this week.

LeAnne said...

You've been a busy stamper! That Penny Black image is BEAUTIFUL! Reminds me of Scotland! Thanks for sharing this with us at Retro Rubber this week!

Shauna said...

Wow! So many lovely cards! I love your use of color and particularly the girlfriends meeting up for tea... awesome! Thanks so much for sharing at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Pam MacKay said...

Gorgeous card love that stamp! Thanks for joining the Dare 2B Artzy Monthly Challenge! DT Member Pam

Sammy said...

They are all so lovely, including the gorgeous tree card for our challenge! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Cath, just catching up and you've a great selection of cards to show. L0ove the image on the card for Fashionable Stamping, she looks lovely on her grassy background.
Thanks for sharing at FSC.
Avril xx

Hanne's Kartenstube said...

Hi, a very interesting and ingeniously designed card, there is a lot to discover, great! Thank you very much for participating in the Fashionable Stamping Challenge.
Crafty Hugs

Cazro said...

Great cards, I love your Time For Cake card, the stencilled pebbled pavement is so effective. Thank you for joining us at MMM. We hope to see you again. Caz DT.

Barbara said...

Beautiful collection! All tyour card are fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

sweetpea said...

Great cards, love them all. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday challenge Janet DT

Claire Grantham said...

All your cards are lovely, but the Retro Rubber entry is (unbiasedly) my fave...I love how you have coloured the stamp, so rich. Thanks for joining us over at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

Pia S said...

So many fantastic cards in this post. Your ladies card is a fun simple design, the inked ground is spot on! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Inkspirational.

creative lady said...

Beautiful classy cards! I love the one with the purple flowers. Thanks for sharing with Retro Rubber!

Crafty Pink Pixie said...

Awesome cards! Love the variety of images used! Thanks for participating in the Dare 2B Artzy November Challenge! -Tasha ☺