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

Saturday, 9 March 2019

There's a 'Close to Nature' challenge on Moo Mania and More challenges, so I made a very simple card, using Oxides and a few stamps. The tree trunks are Stampscapes. Maybe I should've added a rabbit... the words are from Simon Says Stamp, one of the items I chose when I won one of the challenges.

I seem to be using a lot of green at the moment, for some reason - maybe it's that hint of Spring that WAS in the air - it's now cold and very windy. 

This card was just a play around with one of my favourite stamps from Innovative Stamp Creations - I have a feeling they were bought by another company, but I can't remember who - stamped in grey for distance and a bit of depth, then black, clear embossed, over a Birth Certificate text.

I've also been playing with this new Woodware stamp - not a lot you can do with a bunch of flowers, but I do have an idea in my head for one. I just stamped the first two on inky backgrounds, colouring with Prismacolor and/or Posca pens.

I do like the words I used, though 😁

Then a clearner and simpler one.

Id like to enter the following challenges :-

Make My Monday - New (stamps)

SSS Wednesday - Create a Scene (just a little one)

Dare 2B Artzy - Anything Goes

Last, but not least, a bit of journaling... both in my 8x8 Kraft Journal. 
This one is using Dylusions paints and a bit of stencilling before stamping.

This one is simply ink stencilling over a gessoed page, with my lovely alphabet dies.

Thank you for visiting... and oh, I almost forgot to say I finally got my phone back on Thursday! Yay!

Hopefully, I'll be back soon


20 very kind comments from lovely people:

brenda said...

Good gracious Cath you have been a busy girl and clearly you're in a very green mood, not that its a bad thing as everything is really freshening up nicely now, we just need some sunshine. I seem to recognise the trees on the first card - either Clarity or Stampscapes?


froebelsternchen said...

Oh wow Cath - this is quite a collection of AWESOME art here ....
I am in love with every single card and the journal page is fabulous as well! Your style never ceases to amaze!
Happy weekend and thank you so much for joining in at Moo Mania & More! Much appreciated!
Hugs, Susi

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Your art pieces are beautiful. I especially like the green ones. I think it's because I'm hoping Spring gets here soon where I live. This Winter has been cold.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful selection love all your stamps especially the quirky flowers-great backgrounds and sentiments
carol x

My name is Erika. said...

So many cool pages and cards today Cath. I love the nature theme. And your colors today. Purple and green-what could be better? I think I need a bit of focus right now. But this week is almost over and I can move onto a new one which will hopefully be a little bit less crazy. And tomorrow, is an art day for me! I hope I have enough focus to make as much great art as you have here. Enjoy the rest of your weekend Cath. Hugs-Erika

Sally H said...

A beautiful selection of cards, Cath! I love them all. I also love that sentiment x

Judy McKay said...

Love all the flowers in your post The cards are all very creative especially the one you have entered at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Thank you for joining us. Judy

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh Cath I feel like i've walked through a gallery today, what lovely sights to see I've so enjoyed looking at them all. The theme is hard not to be green with Spring waiting to show it's head. I find it's a colour that appears on most of my creations even without the intention of using it hee hee!!
There's many possibilities with that woodware stamp, they have been my go to stamps when in need of a quick card. There's always something that ticks the box.
Wishing you a super Sunday Hugs Tracey xx

Meggymay said...

Green is a lovely colour and I can see you have enjoyed using it today. Fabulous cards and pages Cath, it would be hard to pick out a favourite.
Happy Sunday
Yvonne xx

Rosie said...

Wow, a gorgeous collection of cards

Thank you so much for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Little Artbee said...

What a series of fantastic cards I like them all. But my favourite is the first card, it looks like in a fairy tale forrest. So nice.
Dear greetings

Glenda Atkins said...

A lovely array of beautiful cards highlighting nature at it's flowery best!. Your Grow in Beauty one is a delightful entry for our Flowers challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Kim x said...

What a fabulous selection of cards Cath, you have definitely been a very busy bunny.
Thank you for entering my Flower challenge at CCM.
Hugs Kimx

Mrs.B said...

Love the spring greens in the first two cards and the new stamp may be 'just a bunch of flowers' but I love the 3 cards. Gorgeous colours on the journaling.
Glad to hear your got the phone back.
Avril xx

Susan Renshaw said...

Fabulous creations!
Thank you for sharing with Addicted to Stamps and More!
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Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous card, simply stylish, love it. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xXx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have NO idea how I missed this, but I am green with envy, because yo8u make the most beautiful and incredible cards. Green ones, too. Your journaling is wonderful, too. I am truly in awe of each of these beauties.

Gibby Frogett said...

What a beautiful collection of cards and great stamps Cath.
I love the greens and mauve/purples that you used :)
Thanks for all the comments you left recently.
Hope you have a great week.
Gill x

Neet said...

A whole post of gorgeousness but that first journal page is what caught my eye on Bloglovin' and I just love it. I love the Oxides, the tree stamps, the shrooms, and, of course, the words.
The next journal page using Dylusion paints is fab too and I do like the stencil you have used with the purple paint. Is it the stencil or is it the way you have used it? I can see it is a leaf type image but it is the way the edges are that caught my eye, kind of frondy!
Glad your phone has been repaired and is working - maybe now we can resume contact a bit more - again.
Hugs, Neet xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I especially love the sentiment on the top card but must say these are, once again, all fabulous! Hugs, Chrisx