Sunday, October 4, 2009


Morning folks......I had a real fun day yesterday getting my fingers all inky......playing with these gorgeous stamps from Artemio...the images have a real etching feel to them and I love the trees and of course...the snowflakes.
and apologies in advance for the pics....lots of great natural daylight but it was blowing a mini hurricane...if I had set the cards up outdoors....chances are they would have been half way to Europe by it had to be indoor shots

and my favourite....I wonder why....

Images: Artemio...Impressionist Christmas
                 ....Impressionist Noel
Snowflake: Cuttlebug Die
Sentiments: Craftwork Cards
Flower: Craftwork Cards Festive Flowers
Buttons...ribbon & twine from stash
Self Adhesive Gems
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads...Antique Linen...Brushed Corduroy....Walnut Stain
Frayed Burlap...Peeled Paint and Faded Jeans
Ranger..Distress Stickles....Antique Linen

And what am I doing today....well to start off I am thanking my lucky stars we still have a roof on the house...the wind last night was horrendous.....lots of tree branches down and yes leaves all over the garden.  Our garden fence has taken a bit of a that will keep hubby occupied today while I  have another FUN day...this making cards for fun is so today it's some simple cutsie Christmas cards which hopefully I can share with you all tomorrow and maybe...get some challenge cards sorted.
I am a "real up early in the morning kinda" girl but the last week or so I have been struggling to drag myself out of bed......I hate the darker mornings and was I relieved that I didn't have to get up at crack of dawn again this morning to go to the car boot.   I never got a chance during the week to let you all know about last Sunday's trip....a very productive trip indeed....met lots of lovely crafters and were they in a buying mood....I arrived with 4 huge boxes of stuff and came home at 1pm with barely enough to fill one box and a bundle of cash for the crafty stash piggy bank....which will come in handy for my trip to the doubt I will see some goodies there that I just have to buy.....and I will also be looking out for some extra special things for a little give-away.
Toodle...oo for now.......hugs Kath xxxxxx
Edited to add....I had a real job hunting these stamps down but eventually found theme HERE


Eveline said...

Gorgeous cards Kath. I like Artemio stamps and they are not too expensive.
I went to my cousins orchard yesterday to pick apples and pears, luckily it's an orchard with low trees, I wouldn't have liked to climb big trees with the wind we had yesterday.

rachel said...

beautiful cards!!:)
Have a great day!

kim-paperbabe said...

Wow Kath you were busy yesterday I still need to photograph mine. Those stamps look gorgeous just love what you've done with them. Very stunning Hope you are well, HuGs Kim :)

loftylass said...

You're right Kath - those stamps are gorgeous (you've just altered my plans for my Christmas cards!!!) and the cards are so beautiful. I check in to see you each day and you never disappoint -see you tomorrow....I'm off now to see where I can buy these stamps.
Have a fun day.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Kath these are absolutely stunning!
I just love your chosen colours beautiful!
Your designs are wonderful and your detail gorgeous!
So glad you were successful last week and that your house is ok!
kim x

Tara said...

Wonderful cards Kath, you will be so well stocked for Christmas by now me thinks!!
Hugs Tara xx

Helen said...

These are beautiful Kath! Love those Christmas trees!
Helen x

Dolly said...

Wow Kath you've created some stunning cards with those stamps, never heard of Artemio before so tfs. Enjoy the rest of your day. :)x

Donna said...

Beautiful cards Kath, I love hoe you have used the images and distressed your cards :) Donna x

weewiccababe said...

gorgeous cards Kath, must admit the snowflake one is my fave too.
wow - your trip to Thainstone went well then.
have a great day - the winds picking up here again today, it had died down earlier, had to move the car out of the drive yesterday as I was scared the tv aerial was gonna come down yesterday

Marley said...

Wow Kath.. they look gorgeous! Great stamps.. xxx Marley

Cass said...

Stunning cards Kath.Can't choose a favourite they're all equally gorgeous.
Cass xxx

Sam said...

hmmm - it was rather windy yesterday wasn't it!!!?

Lovely cards - just the thing to get in the Christmas mood!

Peet said...

oh my..these are so gorgeous Kath!!!
Peet x

Mummylade said...

the stamp set is fabulous, and I wish you had gone for outdoor pictures - maybe they would have blown all the way to me ;)

Christine (Craftling) said...

These cards are just gobsmackingly divine! Got to get me some of those stamps!

Chris xx

Carol Ann said...

Absolutely beautiful cards Kath, I like them all! x

Jo said...

Gorgeous cards Kath, hope the wind has died down today and that it doesn't come our way!!!! Jo x

Cath Edvalson said...

Hi Kath! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! I appreciate your kind words...and I'm so glad that you enjoyed our worldwide tour! I'm hoping that the spirit of World Card Making Day will last throughout the year!

Lorraine said...

These stamps are georgous. I love your ideas, I have even copied a few if you don't mind but always give you credit when people ask. I really love your cards, keep up the good work.

Pia said...

These are beautiful Kath

Unfading Spring said...

well you have been busy, some great cards Kath.

Big Hugs Carol x

Allison said...

fabby cards Kath and you are so tempting me to buy that snowflake dye

Milliesmarvels said...

Hi Kath! These cards are truly stunning, I had never heard of these stamps before, they are gorgeous! Thanks for your kind comments on my Funky Hand halloween bucket, I am really glad you liked it. I just love your blog and look forward to your updates and seeing more of your clever designs. Hope your fence is ok now.

NGCARDS said...

Gorgeous cards Kath, whoever receives them are very lucky indeed! xxx

Suzanne said...

These are absolutely gorgeous, Kath. Loev the snowflake one
Suzanne x

manicstamper said...

Your cards are just awesome Kath. I love them all and the colours are divine.
Thanks for sharing..........but now I want those want those stamps and I so promised myself I wouldn't buy many new Christmas stamps this year.......humph......another promise!!!

Christine (Craftling) said...

Thanks for adding in the link for the Artemio stamps, Kath.. Have ordered the Noel set! :o)

Kind of difficult to use the excuse that they "fell into my basket" when I've ordered on-line, but must have been a technical glitch, eh? ;o)

Chris xx


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