Sunday, 20 April 2014

Happy Easter

Well here it is - my First Post Ever. 

I have to say pushing the publish button on this post was probably one of the hardest and scariest things I have ever done. I'm sure you know what its like; once its on the web it is open to the scrutiny of all whether you like or not. It is also a very scary prospect to talk to everyone and no-one in particular but like many things in life, if you don't dive in at the deep end how will you know if the water really is cold, so here we go!!!!

Let me start by wishing everyone a great Easter, I have had a great couple of days relaxing and eating chocolate with my family. 

Of course "Who am I?" I hear you ask.

I'm Cathie, a full time wife and mother of two munchkins. I am a part time worker and studier of Human Resources. Of course in my spare time (tee hee hee), I have many interests including crafting with or without my daughter, sewing, baking, chocolate making - (influenced by my addiction to chocolate, surprise surprise), digital scrap booking and card making. If only days were 36 hours long, with no need to sleep and I just might be able to fit it all in!

It is my card making that has lead me to succumb to the temptation of starting a blog.  I have learnt so many wonderful skills from other card makers in blogs and forums that I want to be able to pass on some of those skills to others.

So here we have a card with a difference - we are so used to making bright and colourful cards that I found the concept of only using black, charcoal, grey and white incredibly challenging.
Here are the results:
HOB,Sunshine Stamp Set, Pretty Patterns Stamp Set, Label 9, Monochrime

HOB,Hello Sunshine stamp set, Pretty Patterns Stamp Set, Label 9

Card Tip

 If you are like me; a perfectionist and as such your free hand cutting is not as fabulous as you would like, invest in some emery boards from the supermarket. They tend to be quite small and perfect for smoothing out those edges making them look more like a die cut edge and no-one will know you cut it yourself.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: 
White Card Base
White, Black and Grey card stock from my stash
Gina K Designs Pretty Patterns Stamp Set
Gina K Designs Hello Sunshine Stamp Set (sentiment)
Spellbinders Label 9
Black brads from my stash

Challenge List:

CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge #70 Colours

Gina K Designs Mix It Up Monday Metal Challenge
Time Out Challenge #3
Outlawz Paper A La Mode Masculine Card


  1. Welcome to the world of Blogland, Sister! You wont regret it (although your husband might).

  2. Welcome to Blogland, you are going to have so much fun and this is a fabulous card! Love your tip and so pleased you joined TIME OUT x

  3. Congrats on your first post & welcome to blogland! Love the colour combo and I do like me some chevrons! Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

  4. Oooh, a new blogger - yay!! Congrats on the courage to jump in! Your card is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

  5. Fab CAS creation in monochrome. Really like the geometric design, very masculine and stylish. Thanks for playing along at CC&S and welcome to blogging, be warned- it's addictive and time consuming! We hope to see you at CAS Colours and Sketches again and thanks for the emery board tip, I will try that one as I'm never quite happy with my fussy cutting.

    Louise xx