Thursday, April 22, 2010

Who caught my eye.....

Morning folks....something a little bit different today.....thought I would share with you all some cards that really caught my eye this week in bloggy land....and hey this could become a regular feature.....I don't get as much time as I would like to wander through bloggyland looking at all the fabulous creations made by seriously talented crafters....I have to ration myself or I would never get any work done at all...but these two cards from Penny Black Saturday's challenge this week....really caught my eye.....

This is my kinda card I thought when I first saw it and no surprise then when I read that Carolann was inspired by one she saw here using this gorgeous Silhouette Grass stamp from Hero Arts and I love how she combined it with the beautiful Penny Black Butterfly Images.    Carol goes on to say that she shied away from stamping because she is no artist....well you could have fooled me Mrs......this is stunning and I do suspect that the background is my must-have of the moment....sticky back canvas inked with Sir Timmy's favourite Distress Ink too...Brushed Corduroy.....and apologies Carol if I am a bad influence in the crafty stash buying department.....but not my fault if you have no willpower and I love what you have done with your purchases....hope we can meet up again soon and it may well be you on the demo side of the table next time.

I loved what Fae did here with her gorgeous hedgie.....stamped in Brilliance Ink and coloured the image with the same ink and a little give this beautiful sepia look ....thanks for sharing the technique Fae.....will definitely be giving this one a try.

And I have to share this gorgeous card from my lovely buddy......

from the Hero Arts Flickr seriously talented Hero Arts addict.  Lin left me a comment to say that she would be casing my Allsorts card from yesterday.....isn't it fabulous

and I love be honest I hate to admit it but I like it more than my effort....better composition for a start.....3 flowers perfect.....2 is a real NO.. NO...have I forgotten the basic principles of design....and if you are looking for some fabulous Hero Arts inspiration....look no further than Lin's Photostream
And it's back to the saga of the bedroom......well the tiler is finished and it is looking so....GOOOOOD.....I have loads I could be doing to get the bedroom ship shape and ready for moving in again....but after my day stuck at the computer with my eyes out on stalks...I need to break free and have a little me time.  The step by step instructions are done and dusted and thanks to the wonderful world of technology and e-mail...they have now arrived safely at their I am escaping from the cubbyhole and taking a trip to visit the lovely Jacqui at Simply Create to have a coffee and a little chat this space....and no doubt the credit card will be getting an airing again.
And the last thing that caught my eye yesterday and not seen for quite some time....that rarest of  species in the mechanical bird world.....a British Airways jet high up in the sky heading goodness knows where...with I bet lots of happy smiling faces on board.
Toodle...oo...for now.....back tomorrow with a sneaky peek and hopefully another challenge card.
Hugs Kath xxxx


  1. What great cards you found Kath, each is beautiful in it's own right.

    That sepia touch on the hedgies looks really fab!

    Hope you have a fab day!

    Keryn x

  2. thanks for sharing these beautiful cards with us,
    but I'm waiting for your card and your story's ofcause
    it's like I'm with you in one room if I read them
    hugs andrea

  3. Morning Kath, thanks for sharing my card, chuffed to bits. Demos? my audience some years back was doing arts and crafts with playschool children, don't know who was the biggist kid, them or me come a long way with the card making and its all thanks to crafters like you, friends and the internet. Where would we be with out it I wonder! Can't wait for an Alford Demo, better start saving as I do love to spend. Have a lovely afternoon with Jacqui. nnalorac.xx

  4. Love those cards you've found around blogland. I'm not surprised people are inspired by your cards...I always am too.

    Enjoy your visit to Alford.

    Kat xx

  5. I love your cardmaking samples. I especially like the fist one.

  6. Thank you, Kath, for featuring my card today! I'm thrilled you liked it; yours are a constant inspiration for me. And I like your idea of featuring things that have caught your eye.....filing that idea away, too. Hugs!

  7. Great cards people made this week, I bet it was difficult just picking two. I visited lots of folks who entered this week and I was blown away by all the wonderful creations, everyone rocked this challenge that's for sure!

    Enjoy your time with Jacqui. I visited the HA blog and saw their Artistic Prints stamps, gosh I wish you hadn't sent me there!!!


  8. Beautiful cards. Bet you will have your bedroom sorted out in no time. Have fun and hi to Buddy. Anesha :)

  9. This just goes to show what an inspiration you are kath - aren't they all gorgeous cards.

    Love Lynda xxx

  10. Thanks for sharing your blog hopping finds. They are beautiful. I'm afraid that I have just had to purchase Tim's Distress Ink - Brushed Corduroy. I hold you responsible!!!!


Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx