Sunday, 22 January 2017

Laurel Burch cat card

Hello, from a very cold but bright location.

I have a quick post today, to say thank you to Chris, a lovely friend of mine.

I had a great surprise when I saw her recently as she gave me a rubber stamp with a cat on, designed by Laurel Burch.
Her art work is gorgeous. I love the quirky cats and you often see her illustrations on fancy notebooks, which Chris and I are both fond of. She did a lot of fantasy designs with horses, flowers dogs, ladies and scenes too, but it is the cats I am particularly drawn to.

I have a bag, which I bought years ago, with one of her Indigo Cats designs on, and I still enjoy using it although it is very faded now.

Stampendous have just brought out a selection of her designs and I had been looking at them the day before, so it was a lovely surprise.

So here is my first card that I just  had to send to her, using the lovely stamp.

I'm afraid the photo is a bit blurred which I didn't check before I sent it! But you get the general idea.

Laurel Burch used very bright, vibrant colours in her designs, and I can't help but smile when I see them.
 There is a very interesting web site with information about her life and art work and a good  image section . 


I shall be playing with this stamp a lot along with a couple of others, that just had to join it.

                                                                      Bye for now
                                                                   Happy Crafting

Thursday, 12 January 2017

More Chocolate Baroque

Hello all.

Well after my last post I have got a bit carried away with Art Nouveau style .
Love the colours of the Chocolate Baroque challenge too and have been doing several variations on a theme.

I have also used  the Harlequin Rose stamp set, which I have had for a long while and have used it   numerous times. It is probably the most used of all my stamps and never fails to please as it is suitable for all occasions.
It has been  spotlighted on Hochanda  recently, which I was pleased to see.
So out it came again.

Below are a couple of the designs I have been working on with these lovely stamps.

This is a birthday card for my daughter.
I have used the Fleurs Nouveau set again with one of the borders from Exquisite Edges.
The wooden heart is from ArtCuts.

This is the beautiful rose from Harlequin Rose and the edging is done with another of the borders from Exquisite Edges.
I have some others started and will post them if I have time.
Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Chocolate Baroque challenge 30

Happy new year to you.
Hope you had a good Christmas.
Well , I am starting off well with my crafting, which I have been unable to do for the last three weeks.  I managed to damage my right arm somehow, and have been unable to lift it or use it without pain.
 Not fun.
Several  physio sessions later, involving even more pain,  and I can at least use it again.
So back to the crafting.
 Chocolate Baroque's new challenge though, has inspired me to get on with something.
Current Challenge
So here is my first challenge contribution for 2017, and it was so lovely to actually be able to do something again.

 Note that crafting was first on the agenda of things to do. when capable, housework being way down the list!! Got to get my priorities right.

I was lucky enough to win one of the challenges last year  and bought this set of stamps as I like the Art Nouveau style.

I actually only really liked one of the stamps in the set, but once I started 'playing' with them, I realized that I have a couple of embossing folders and a stencil, which compliment the Art Nouveau style very well. I have used a Dreamweaver stencil as the background on my card.

May even get around to doing a second project this time, before other things take over.
                                                                Thanks for visiting.
                                                                      Bye for now.