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

Monday, 8 February 2021

 Just sharing a couple of cards I made last week... just messing around.
The sentiment of this card is NOT that of its creator, but the stamps made me giggle when I saw them 😁 I bake simply because I enjoy it!  

This was a first try with the huge background stamp. I decided to try a spritzed rainbow effect but wasn't so keen on the result. I thought I'd use it to make a card anyway, but it's big - 8". It will be great for sunshine effects. That little sheepie may change its coat - I don't like this colour. I used Appliqué on his ears but it's so old it didn't fluff up the way it used to.

One of my favourite Dylusions sayings... I used Versafine Clair for the duckies on the side, but when I was outlining the inking with black ink, I missed and the ink went all over my duckie image on the left. I did my best to cover it with paint pens, but it didn't work too well. The pink is Kitsch Flamingo. To me it looks like a deeper Spun Sugar - a Candy Floss pink. Love these ducks...

Linking to these challenges
2 Crafty Critter Challenges - ATG with a critter
Crafty Friends Challenge - Animals/birds
Sweet Stampers - Latest dies/stamps (ducks and baking lady)
Stamping Sensations - Colour My World

Thanks for calling in and thank you to all those of you who commented. Your comments really did bring tears to my eyes - in a very nice way. Bless you!
Stay well and stay safe!
Back soon

9 very kind comments from lovely people:

Laurie said...

Beautiful cards, I love the baking quote 👍❤️

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

All three cards made me smile, especially the the first one, so thank you. Great stamping and wonderful, bright colours to brighten the day, just what I needed! x

My name is Erika. said...

These are great Cath. The baking sentiment made me laugh. I wouldn't punch people either but kneading some dough is a good thin to work out frustrations. And that sheep with the tie dye glow is also great. That would be a super sunshine stamp. I do like the sheep thought. That's a great expression. And the duck family is also fun. I love the duck stamps. You have a great sense of humor today. We can all use that now. Take care. Hugs-Erika

brenda said...

Glad to see you back to full on inkiness Cath and what a beautiful colourful collection, so pleased you used the rainbow effect one as it's my favourite.

Thanks so much for joining in with our 'Colour my World' theme at Stamping Sensations February challenge.

B x

Marie Bingaman said...

Those critters are super adorable...I love the look on the sheep's face! And the colors on that duck card...😍! Also, I love the way you colored the baker's hair. I'm so glad you were able to join us in our current 2CCC challenge! Hope to see you again soon!

~Marie B - DT

Marlies said...

These are all lovely cards. Very bright and cheerful. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

crafty-stamper said...

Great fun cards love the images and sentiments -the sentiment on the last one I have on a plaque-I love the spritzed rainbow
Carol x

Neet said...

I just adore that first card - what a great image and such super words to go with it. Where on earth do you find such fab images? You have the knack!
The expression on the face of the sheep is brilliant, especially with the word Joy over the top - fantastic background, absolutely brilliant.
I can relate to that Dylusion saying being one of your favourite and I love the way you have interpreted it with the ducks. Great card again, great background.
Hugs, Neet xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Smiles for sure Cath! Love the first card - I remember going through some troubled times where bread making was great therapy! My favourite here is the duck card. looking forward to my Pink Flamingo goodies arriving! Hugs, Chrisxx