Can’t help but love those Crazy Birds…

One of my very special friends has a birthday today, so I made this in his honour.


This is the inside…


I’d like to enter this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

…and this is a card for another very close friend…


I’d like to enter this into Country View Crafts current challenge – blue and green.

Thanks for looking.




Can’t resist…?

I love techniques of all kinds, but I especially love resist techniques, and I really couldn’t resist playing around with simple clear embossing resist.

This one was for a Christmas in August mingle on KCUK.


I’m not over impressed with the next one and of course I found the stamp I really wanted to use when I’d already stamped it! That one says,

‘We’re all stars…we just twinkle at different times’

…and I agree wholheartedly with that sentiment.


There’s nothing subtle about the next one…

I photographed the inks I used when I’d finished sponging.



I’d like to enter this one into the Try it on Tuesday ‘In my Garden’ challenge’.

The next card was one I made earlier in the year, for the birthday of a very special friend!


Thanks for looking…

See you soon!



Stampin’ up

I bought this set of stamps ages and ages ago (from Ebay) but didn’t really use them, so when I spotted them, I thought I’d have a little play and I love the results!



These two cards are from a set Mum brought me when over from NZ a few months ago… I didn’t find them easy to use but I played with them for a while, just messing, really.

There’s another one somewhere, but I don’t appear to have taken a photo.



Found it!


This card is made with one of my all time favourite stamps – the grasses! I tried for a long time to get hold of it and since I have, I’ve used it a over and over again. One of my best ever buys, though you can only see a little of it here.


And another I made a little while ago…


Plus, a drawing…


See you very soon!



Gelli Plate Play

I decided I really ought to get to grips more with my gelli plate/s so I spent a little time with them, using stamps, stencils and ink. Needs more work but this was the result…



This one’s a small oval plate, used with a stencil – more clean and simple, other than that..


More inky layer artwork…


(Yes, these are some of my favourite stamps!!!)



More Clean and Simple



I’ve been trying to link my new Blogger blog with my old account but the information just isn’t available to me. I can still access the blog, but no way of importing the information there. I have one more option to try but it will take a little while… scratch that – I just got into the old account and have updated my old blog – I’m so pleased to be able to access all the old info. Promise I’ll try to stay more up to date…Rolling on the floor laughing


Thanks for looking… you’re appreciated.



I Stamped…again!

I’ve been bitten by the stamping bug AGAIN!  Hurray!

I’ve had so much fun, playing, the last few weeks, but it’s definitely an addiction…

Just thought I’d share a few of the cards I’ve been making.


I decided to break myself in gently with simple cards… always easiest and, besides which, I have always loved clean and simple!



Then I went back to a few of my unused playtime results…




I’ll be back with some more…just wanted to get to grips with WordPress again and make a start.

It’s great to be back 🙂

Cath xxx

Stamp Club

It was my turn to do the class at the Stamp Club on Saturday, and I couldn’t decide what to do, so I ended up doing three different things – sort of…  There was a mini meeting before we began, which I wasn’t allowed to attend (I’m not a member), so I started quite late and consequently was unable to complete the final project, a popup accordion book/card. I did give them the die cut cards and show everyone how to put it together, which is a bit fiddly, to say the least!

We played around with watercolour paper and water based dye inks, creating a misty looking background, then overstamped with pigment inks and heat embossed with clear powder.  Here are the results.

wc 8   wc 7

wc 5   wc 1

Some better than others…, lol.

Incidentally, if you haven’t yet tried the Tsukineko Delicata Gold inkpad, you really should!  It’s wonderful and it’s water soluble so if you add it to the paper with water, it leaves a lovely glitzy effect. That’s it on the card above, on the right hand side – used with my trusty Stampendous crackle stamp.


wc 2   wc 4

wc 6   wc 3

They’re all cut with the (TH) Sizzix Cabinet die, btw. I don’t have a lot of dies but I quite like this one.

I have photos of most of the accordion cards, so I’ll upload them in a day or so.

Wishing you all a great week.