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

Saturday, 9 February 2019

I've been wanting to make this card for a couple of weeks, but just haven't managed to get around to it, so today, I made my mind up to do it - and to combine two challenges, while at it.

Seize the Birthday have a Black and White Birthday challenge and Daring Cardmakers have a 'So Many Candles' challenge, so I made this card.

My wonderfully straight snippet isn't as straight as I'd hoped - I obviously veered upwards towards the end, lol. I love this little Birthday stamp set - it's just so easy and versatile.

I also made another tag for Penny Black and More's Tag Challenge
I was playing with stencils and stencil paste and found some Paper Plus Pattern Builder, so I thought I'd try that out - I'm NOT impressed, lol, but at least I tried it before binning it... So I added inks and paints over the top and some 'just for fun' Paperartsy characters, then some PB words.

This one is just a playabout with a scrap of card left over from a Brushos project.

  SSS Monday want red on our projects, so I'd like to link to them.

Hope you're all enjoying your weekend...
Thanks so much for calling in 
See you soon

16 very kind comments from lovely people:

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great mix of artwork. I especially like the words on the third piece.

maria f. said...

What an array - from B/W to that explosive red sky. Love 'em all.

froebelsternchen said...

A fabulous B/W card abd I think it is straight! And the tag and card are amazing as well!
You do such an variety of art! Goreous! Happy weekend dear Cath!

crafty-stamper said...

Great projects all different and all beautiful
Carol x

Meggymay said...

The B/W card looks fantastic as do all your other pieces.
I looked at the row of candles and they look straight to me.
The card with the red base looks awesome, I love the bright colours you used on this one.
Have a good rest of the weekend
Yvonne xx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a fun collection of artwork! I enjoyed seeing each project so much and thought your use of your leftover Brusho paper was especially brilliant! I liked all the colors you used and am so glad you shared your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

brenda said...

Another tag and two more dips into the pot Cath, your little balloon people really made me smile, such fun with their cheery faces, thanks so much for joining us again at our February challenge at Penny Black and More.

B x

Dawn said...

Fantastic candle card. I love the black and white and the design. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. x

Sylvia Ames said...

Love this CAS black and white "Lots Of Candles" card. Thank you for joining us this week at Daring Cardmakers.

Sylvia xx

Mrs.B said...

Great cards Cath, love the B/W looks stunning. Love those PA characters, so cool.
Avril xx

Colleen said...

Fabulous black and white birthday card Cath. Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Ellibelle said...

Such wonderful creations, and it's so nice to see you again at Penny Black and More challenge this month!

Linby said...

Fantastic projects and all so different.
Thanks for sharing with us at PB & More challenge.
Lynn x

Neet said...

I love black and white and this is a great card - so suitable for men too which is always a difficult one. I can imagine you doing lots of things with this image - what a great buy.
The tag - well, I think it is just so cute and I have not seen those figures before but they work so well the way you have coloured them and placed them against that background.
The third card just showcases how good you are at making backgrounds - a lovely card.
Hugs, Neet xx

Miri said...

Great Cards and a lovely tag.
I really like the black and white candle card that you shared with the Daring Cardmakers. It looks great - and it's always good if a card is also suitable for men ;-)

Daniela said...

Such lovely creations! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More Challenge!
x Daniela (DT)