Sunday, 3 May 2015

There's always something to be thankful for

Hi everyone, I hope you're enjoying your weekend.
We've had huge amounts of rain and floods in some areas here, so I didn't venture very far from home!

I inked up a few of these woodgrain panels to play with. I got this sentiment stamp as part of a freebie set from Stampin Up. I like the saying.

I'm linking up to a few challenges:
At Addicted to Stamps & More it's make your mark with paints, pencils etc.
I coloured the butterfly with inktense pencils and used distress ink for the background and tag.

At Simon Says Stamp Monday it's anything goes.
Simon Monday Challenge Blog

At Simon Says Stamp Wednesday it's also anything goes.
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

At Cuttlebug Mania the theme is to use a stamp as well as a manual machine like a Big Shot.  I used a couple of stamps and my Cuttlebug with an Mpress die to create the tag surrounding the sentiment stamp.
I had to trim 3 sides off and round the edges but I'm happy with how it worked out!

Darkroom Door Woodgrain stamp: Stampin Up You brighten my day stamp;
Hero Arts Antique engravings butterfly stamp; distress inks; Inktense pencils; Mpress label die;
versafine ink & clear ep; brad; stickles and bling.

Thanks for visiting,


  1. Superb colouring Cathy and I do love the way you create these background. Thanks for joining ATSM

  2. Just fabulous Cathy - and what a clever way to use the die. A lovely result!


    Di xx

    Cuttlebug Mania DT

  3. This is fantastic and super classy Cathy. Love the colouring and BG plus your nifty little trick with the tag. Brilliant tip. Thanks for sharing and playing along at ATSM challenge

  4. Love the woodgrain background and the butterfly is so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  5. This is very pretty! I love the bright blue! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  6. lovely card. I really like the woodgrain background.

  7. Lovely card! I do like the woodgrain background and the blue butterfly is stunning. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

  8. That background is fabulous and our butterfly is so pretty! Thanks Cathy for playing with us at ATSM!!

  9. That is such a great sentiment, Cathy ... and fabulous with another of your stunning butterflies ... which I'm always thankful to see! Anita :)

  10. Love the bright butterfly against the background

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x


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