Monday, 28 July 2014

Congradulations Graduates

Like many Mums and Dad's I am proud to say that my daughter graduated from University this year after 3 years of hard work, so a little card to congratulate her is in order!


Materials used: Penny Black stamps Graduates 3933K, Sentimental 30-176, Imaginecrafts/Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black and Memento Luxe Rosebud inks and White card.

This was so quick and easy to do, just stamp the image in black and then again onto white card with rose bud ink cut out one person in pink and glue over the top of the black image, stamp sentiment and voila finished!

This had to stay small and simple as it is travelling all the way to Dubai, where she now works.

Have a great week, hugs

Friday, 25 July 2014

My First SRM Design Post - Poppy Calendar

I am so excited to be able to share my first project on the SRM blog today, if you would like to see the full project check it out here.

But as you have visited me today, I am sure Susan won't mind if I share a little sneak peak here.....

Poppy Peak

Can you guess what it is?

Materials used:
This project was created using SRM Mini Calendar standard#48015, Sticker Stitches Christmas #58005, Year Of Memories 2015 #48014 and Glassine Bag 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" #65001. Penny Black Field of Dreams & Feather & Frames dies, Blooming Garden Stamp set, Chameleon Alcohol pens Chrimson Red, Black and Olive Green, Spellbinders Labels Eight, Dainty Dots Embossing Folder and Classic Squares LG & SM, Sizzix Small Easel Die and Circle Paddle Punch, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento dual tip markers, Rhubarb Stalk, Tuxedo Black and Bamboo Leaves, Green, Red & White card stock.

Hope you have a lovely crafty weekend, hugs

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Neon Thanks

Hi I am back today with a super quick card using the new Penny Black stamps, they are perfect for scrapbooking but also great for cards too!

Penny Black Products Used: 30-244 Let's Chat, 30-229 Special Wishes

Heart Felt thanks
Additional Products: White card blank, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Radiant Neon Electric Pink and Electric Blue inks, Pear Tart Fireworks spray, Versafine onyx Black Ink and Love Letter Pico Embellisher


1) Spray card with fireworks and leave to dry

2) Stamp hearts and chevrons with Radiant neon inks and then add sentiment to centre of hearts.

3) Dot pico Embellisher to finish.

Love the neon trend this summer, adds brightness even if the sun isn't shining.

Hugs Cathy

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Home Made Key Hanger

Today I am sharing a home made key holder project on the Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Blog with a video tutorial here.

But hey I couldn't leave with out giving you all a sneaky peek now could I (shush don't tell anyone)?

Bird House

Here is a full list of the supplies I used to create this project:
Imagine Craft/Tsukineko: Memento Luxe Teal Zeal Re-inker, Staz-On Cotton White Ink pad, Memento Dual Tip Markers Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, Olive Grove,Tuxedo Black,  Rose bud and Angel Pink, Memento Luxe Pistachio and Pear Tart inks, Encore Metallic Bronze ink, IrRESISTible Pico Embellisher Love Letter. Monterey Pine Bird, Creative Medium, Penny Black Dancing Blooms Die, Inspiring Stamp, Design Memory craft/Faber Castell Gesso, Wooden Dowels, Bird house wood shape and Sizzix Script dies.

Want to see how it was made?  Well here is my little video showing you how.

Thanks for joining me today, don't forget to see the whole project hop on over to the Imagine Crafts blog here.


Friday, 18 July 2014

Stamps for Scrapbooking and Cards

I was so excited to receive a parcel from Penny Black recently with the fabulous new range of stamps that are suitable for Project Life, Scapbooking and Card Making, definitely great value for money!

Well today is my turn to show how versatile these stamps are, first up I have a scrapbook page that I created from a recent visit to London.

London Scrap page

Penny Black Products Used: 30-244 Lets Chat, 30-245 Special Days, 30-246 Remember This, 51-053 A Pocket Full, 51-056 Picture This, 30-173 Charms
Additional Products: White 12" x 12" Cardstock, Dark Blue, Light Blue and; Red Cardstock, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Luxe Danube Blue and Love Letter Inks, Memento Dual Tip Markers Paris Dusk, Love Letter and Rhubarb Stalk, Versafine Onyx Black and Clear Pico Embellisher. Double Sided Tape and Foam Pads.
1) Mount photos onto Blue and Red card and roughly position on page (this will help you work out where to stamp circles.

2) Stamp circles and Chevrons from Let's Chat set onto page using Danube Blue and Love Letter inks. Adhere photos into place.

3) Cut out arrows from Pocket Full Set and then stamp the small arrow from Let's Chat using Danube Blue ink, hand write messages and adhere to page.

4) Cut camera shape from Picture This die and stamp with camera with Versafine ink colour centre heart with Love Letter Memento Dual Tip Marker and then add Clear Pico Embellisher to give dimension and then add to page with foam pads.

4) Stamp Day, and Month from Special Days and year from Charms stamp set using Luxe inks.

And now for some cards using the same stamps...

Feathery Thanks

Penny Black Products Used: 30-244 Let's Chat, 30-226 Kind Words, 51-039 Feather and Frames
Additional Products:  White, Black and Gloss White Cardstock,  Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Pear Tart Fireworks spray, Radiant Neon Electric Coral Ink, Versafine Onyx Black ink and Memento Rosebud Ink, Tangelo Pico Embellisher and Duch Doobadoo Chicken Wire Stencil, Foam pads and double sided tape.
1) Spray fireworks onto gloss card and ink heart shape with Radiant Neon Ink, stamp to left of card and then stamp again without re-inking allowing images to overlap.

2) Sponge Radiant Neon ink over stencil and then stamp sentiment using Versafine  ink.  Add pico Embellisher and allow to smudge by dragging tip through dot.

3) When dry mount onto black card, cut out feather and colour with Roes bud ink, adding more to the bottom to create an ombre effect.

4) Mount onto card to finish using foam pads to raise the feather.

Love this

Penny Black Products Used: 51-053 Pocket Full, 51-051 Tabs and Toggles, 30-247 Life's Journals, 30-244 Let's Chat
Additional Products: Apricot,Purple, Black, Green, Pale Blue and White Gloss card, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Pear Tart and Rose Bud Fireworks spray, Memento Luxe Danube Blue and Lilac Posies Inks, Memento Morocco Tuxedo Black and Dandelion inks, Tangelo Pico Embellisher and Copic White Paint. Foam Pads and double sided tape.
1) Splatter white copic paint onto purple card and then mount onto apricot card blank, add black card at a jaunty angle.

2) Die cut Circle tab and arrow.

3) Spray gloss card with Fireworks and then add lines using the lids of the ink pads.  Add chevrons with luxe ink and circles with die inks. Dot with Pico Embellisher. Stamp sentiment.

4) Mount onto card with foam pads and add arrow and tab.

I just love how versatile these all are!

Hope you have a wonderful crafty weekend, hugs