Monday, September 12, 2011

Sept 11th

As you all know it was the10th anniversary of Sept 11 yesterday and I would say that everyone, like myself, was thinking back to where they were when it happened.  I was on the Italian / French border in a little craft shop when the shop keeper showed me the tail end of an Italian news broadcast on a tiny portable tv.  I came away thinking there had been a horrific plane crash at JFK airport, I only found out the terrible truth later.
The whole world changed that day.

'To get through the hardest journey, we need only take one step at a time;
but we must keep on stepping'

Keep stepping.
xxCathy.




Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Another 'Pretty in Pink Card'

Hi again from the West of Ireland, South County Mayo to be exact:  It's a beautiful morning here, I am sitting at my kitchen table with the sun shining in; and yes for those doubting thomas's, the sun does shine in Ireland - I might even do a weather report everyday to prove it LOL!!

On another note my little boy started Naoinra (gaelic name for playschool, pronounced neen-a-ra / neen-ra) yesterday and ran the whole way in.  I think I was the only mother who was left behind, feeling very unloved and unneeded, Boo Hoo! But it was great to see him so happy and content playing with his friends.  He had a big 'sl├ín' (pronounced slawn; gaelic for goodbye) and off he went - a scrapbook pag. e in the making!!

I have another pretty in pink card (last of my trio) to show today and I am also going to enter it into the challenges below.
1. http://craftybootschallenges.blogspot.com/2011/09/anything-goes.html
2. http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/2011/09/make-it-monday-53-birthday-blog-hop.html
3. http://craftingwhenwecanchallenges.blogspot.com/2011/09/challenge-1.html


Thanks for dropping by and have a sunny Day
Cathy x

Monday, September 5, 2011

Pretty in Pink Cards!

I don't know where you are living but if you are like me and living  in the very beautiful west of Ireland you will be a little fed up today.  It started off a lovely morning, so much so that I hung out a line of washing to dry, when two hours later i had to brave the wind and the driving rain to take them in and hang them on the clotheshorse ( why do we bother with clothes lines - I will have to take a leaf out of an american friend of mine's book and start using the dryer!)


Anyway, it hasn't stopped raining all day so I decided to buck the trend and blog about the weather only joking;  so 'pretty in pink' cards it is!
I was lucky enough to attend a workshop by a very very talented lady,  Dyan Reavley  http://www.dyan-reaveley.blogspot.com/ a couple of years ago (have been a fan ever since) and I was introduced to Blonde Moments and instantly loved their Sugar Dumpling collection http://www.blondemoments.org/sugarDumpling.html  and have been stocking it ever since. I made these cards using that collection and stamps and embossing powders, as well as some other products from our store;






Thanks for dropping by and great if you leave a comment,
chat tomorrow
Cathy.


Friday, September 2, 2011

I love Butterflies!

I am coming to the end of my thursday, the first day of Sept (can you believe it's September already!!  I am winding down and am just going to post some pics of some cards I made while crafting into the early wee hours of the morning this morning.  Got together with my crafting buddy Anne last night and started off with a specific plan in mind and ended up doing something completely different which is not unusual for me, I tend to jump from one different project to another depending on where my creativity brings me (which is probably why I have a few unfinished items on my shelves - ready to be picked up for the next creative step).  Anyway, i started out with a scrapbook album and ended up making some cards (pics below - also entered into this week's paperplay challenge http://paperplaychallenges.blogspot.com/ and the challenge at http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/) using some stash I had in my tote bag and I also did some sketches for a project that I have in mind.






Thanks for dropping in and saying hello.
Happy Crafting, Cathy