Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Tuesaday Spotlight

This week we have a biiiiiiiig time Simply Sassy/Sugar Nellie fan in our spotlight.
Krista has even drawn her as a Sassy girl for her blog 

And here is the sweet card she made for us

Using Amelia

*Start by telling us a little about you:
I am married with two gorgeous little girls who love nothing more than to fiddle with my craft stash if I let them!! We also have a cat who likes to play with my ribbon and get in the way when I am crafting, and we have just gained a kitten, who will no doubt also like messing around and getting in the way!

 *When did you start card making and what made you start?
I started out scrapbooking in 2005 after our older daughter was born and I needed something to do other than change nappies! I made a scrapbook of our wedding and honeymoon, and then started a baby book for Ellie. One of my friends suggested making cards rather than buying them, and after some encouragement I made Christmas cards for the family that year. Then I found the DoCrafts forum and someone on there introduced me to a lovely pair of stamps, Maggie and Hamish .. and I was hooked on the HOS!

*What is your preferred coloring medium?
I haven't got a favourite, depends very much on my mood and the image I am colouring. I use pens (promarkers and copics), Distress inks and prismas. I tend to use my pens and prismas more on the Simply Sassy range, than the distress inks, although I use my inks to grunge the images up a bit!

*What is your fav Simply Sassy stamp?
Ohhh I haven't got a favourite, which ever is in my hand is my favourite, I love them all!!! I do have a soft spot for Amelia, Hippy Chick and Love a Latte though (but don't tell the rest of them, they might sulk!!).

*How did you notice the Simply Sassy stamps the first time?
On the Sugar Nellie blog and I started following the Simply Sassy blog before it got going.

*What is your favourite style (card making)?
Again its really dependent on my mood ... I love CAS cards, but also all things Tim Holtz so the vintage/grungey look is a regular feature on my cards!

*And what would you love to see more of at the Simply Sassy blog?
That's a hard one ... its fantastic as it is, and I check out every post, the DT samples are amazing. 

Here is some of the beautiful cards I found at Cathy's blog
but do go over there as i couldn't fit them all into one blog post..

Using Butterflies and Pigtails

Using Tammy 

Thank you so much Kathy for letting us spotlight you and sharing your sweet cards 

Hugs Maria 


  1. Congrats to Kathy ... what an artist!! such fabulous card, thanks for all the inspiration!! Hugs Juls

  2. Fab Sassy projects Kathy and I love that you have your own Sassy - now we'll all want one!

    ** Kate **

  3. Whoop whoop huge congrats my lovely friend and VERY much deserved :)

    Ali x

  4. Lovely variety & that Amelia design is just right - vintage & apt - I especially like the Missing you composition, that swirl is something else.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. Congratulations Cathy lovely to see you in the spotlight xx

  6. Beautiful work Cathy. Your coloring is gorgeous. Love the Simply Sassy image of you!

  7. wow Cathy, I love all your cards but the Amelia one is amazing, an off to check out your blog now x

  8. Wonderful cards Cathy! Another brilliant splotlight, Jo x

  9. Wonderful cards by Cathy. Great range of styles.
    Off to visit her blog now.

  10. OMG, fabulous cards but I have to say I WANT A SIMPLY SASSY of ME!!! haha That is the coolest!