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

Saturday, 4 April 2020

That's the theme of our April Challenge at KCUK. We usually do monthly 'mingles' where we each send something we've made to one allotted person. This time we're going digital because mail is suspended to some countries.
This little Katzelcraft birdie was already coloured and sitting on my desk, waiting to be used. I found my bee stamps and when I saw the beehive, I suddenly thought he'd look good if he was looking up from his perch, seeing bees all around... the beehive looks as if it's floating 😉... I will use a wall or fence stamp next time, I think, but for now, I'll claim artistic licence. They must be bumble bees, looking at the size of them and the flutterbies are obviously babies, a last minute addition to include all three Bs. The branch is a die cut.

Another blossom card , too. I love this image but I seem to hit problems with the words every time I use it, lol. This time I decided to emboss in white EP, but it didn't emboss well, so I had to go over the words with a white gel pen... The words say, 'My soul sings as I stand in awe of the complete and utter beauty of nature.' I think it's an old Stampinback stamp and one of my favourites. I smooshed over the stamped flowers, then bleached out the colour, adding Prisma colour afterwards.
Linking to
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday Challenge, Bugs, Blooms and/or Butterflies

Thanks for calling in today
God bless you and keep you safe!

16 very kind comments from lovely people:

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Lovely cards.

Let's Art Journal said...

What beautiful cards! I love both designs, they remind me of spring and the cheeky birds that we have in our garden at the moment ...lol 😉. The blossoms are gorgeous against the blue background and such lovely wording too! Wishing you a happy weekend! Stay safe and well! Hugs, Jo x

Mrs.B said...

Great cards Cath, the birds expression is brilliant - can't believe his eyes - very artistic! I love that flower image, the colours are gorgeous.
Have a great weekend and stay safe.
Hugs, Avril xx

Ellibelle said...

Two beautiful creations, loving the bees and bird and such pretty blossoms on the second card!
Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month where it's all about bugs, blossoms or butterflies!
Ellibelle's Corner

crafty-stamper said...

Both beautiful cards love the blossoms and the Bees
Carol x

Meggymay said...

Two wonderful cards Cath, the expression on the cute birds face had me smiling tonight and the flower card looks beautiful.
Stay safe and well.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

A cutie and a beauty. I love your versatility and these 2 cards too Cath. Hope you are having a nice weekend. Hugs-Erika

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW your cards are so beautiful, Cath. Fantastic works.


Rosie said...

Absolutely beautiful cards, dear Cath. I love Spring.

Stay safe and have a wonderful Sunday

froebelsternchen said...

So beautiful ! The first one is simply lovely and the second one is simply GORGEOUS!

Corrie Herriman said...

How lovely ! love the bird. Thank you so much for playing along with my 'Animal Magic' challenge over at Country View Challenges.
Corrie x

Caty said...

Wowww those Cards are absolutely Gorgeous Cath !! I love the wonderful backgrounds you have created, in both, the bird is so cute, fantastic baby bees and word ! Your second card is Amazing. Great flowers and colours.
i wish you a very nice afternoon, stay safe and well dear friend,
Big hugs, Caty

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sorry I'm late visiting. I can't seem to stay online. You have created two adorable cards, Cath. The first one is fun and the second one is elegant.

Miriam said...

Fabulous project. Thanks for joining in with the Country View Crafts challenge.

Neet said...

I was certain I had seen and commented on this top card. I found it so delightful and it had my favourite bees on it. Beautiful colouring skills Cath and I do like how you have chosen to colour the background a light yellow suggesting honey around the beehive.
Can understand the next card having a flower stamp which you claim is one of your favourites. It is a beautiful stamp and reminds me of Japanese Cherry Blossom. Delicately coloured by you it looks just perfect.
Hugs, Neet xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love the bird and the bees Cath! Your blossom card is such beauty, especially wth the quote you are using! Hugs, Chrisx