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Friday, 20 May 2016

In the pink


Hi everyone. I feel a little run down at the moment- it is exam time for my college students who are retaking GCSE maths and English and the pressure is on! It is hard not to feel the stress as many of them have worked so hard towards the exams (and there are some who haven't too). Next week is my last full week of teaching at the college I have worked at for 12 years- then there will be 4 weeks after half term of admin and desk clearing before I leave for self-employment.

All of this might explain why my crafty motivation has deserted me a little- but I did manage to get a few cards done last week so here is one that I really like.

I have used some very pretty Craftwork Cards papers and flowers from the Rosa pad for this one. The edges of the paper have been gently distressed using scissors and inked with Victorian Velvet distress ink. This is still my favourite distress ink colour- do any of you have favourites?

The topper is also Craftwork Cards- from their Floral Prints set. I distressed the edges of this too. The flowers have been shaped and distressed before adding to the card, then finished with some Candi.

I will be catching up with everyone's blogs later. Thank you for visiting today and for all of your lovely comments x

13 comments:

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

so very beautiful Kathy, love all the pinks and red together as well as the distressed edges

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Whoops, I meant Cathy!! I hate it when people keep spelling my own name wrong all the time. Cheers, Holley

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Cathy, love the papers and pretty design.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Lovely card Cathy..love the pinks..

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Cathy this is a stunning card I love all the pinks. I hope your last few weeks at work go well. You are very brave. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Beebeebabs said...

Such a lovely card thanks for sharing!!!

Shabneez said...

Love the pinks and the hearts. Beautiful design. Concentrate on the positives in your life and the rest will follow. Your tutoring has really taken off and so although it feels like an end of an era in some respects it's the start of a new adventure. I wish you happiness in all that you do Cathy xxx

Andree said...

This is a pretty pink card Cathy. The papers and design are fabulous. Good luck with your new venture and I hope all the current stress doesn't get you too down xx

Brawny said...

Absolutely lovely. X

Laine said...

So pretty in pink!
xx

Sylvia Ames said...

Such pretty papers, beautiful card xx

Sylv xx

Desire Fourie said...

Cathy is so beautifully feminine and I love the hint of vintage.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Kathy said...

Doesn't look like your crafty mojo has left at all, this is lovely! The colours, the flowers and the hearts are such a sweet, pretty mix.

Fingers crossed for the success for your students and your own new endeavours