Monday, 2 March 2015

My Son's 21st Birthday Card

My son recently turned 21, yes it was a shock the years go by so quickly! However creating a card for a guy is never easy, so I chose to make a personalised card using the New Penny Black A to Z clear Stamp set the Doodles Die and some numbers too from the Charms set!

21 already

I stamped the blue paper with the 21 numbers using Imagine Craft Memento Paris Dusk ink and then die cut along the bottom edge to create the word border.

I then die cut celebrate in black card and added to the patterned paper, this was then mounted onto the  top of a white card blank.

The Name was then stamped with Memento Paris Dusk and coloured using Chameleon Color Tone Pens, Spring Meadow, Royal Blue and Sky Blue.

I am now feeling rather old as both my children are now officially adults!

Hugs Cathy

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Bear Wishes

Oh my have you heard Imagine Craft/Tsukineko have a new product called Amplify, it is amazing, be warned mind it is addictive you will want to amplify everything in site!


What is it I hear you ask?  Well it is a liquid that you apply to your card and then heat and it puffs up like magic, you can see I have used it on this card to create my little bear's pom pom on his hat!

This card was created using Penny Black Stamps, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko inks and Chameleon Color Tone Pens, doesn't he just look cute!

Thanks for stopping by, hugs
Cathy x

Monday, 9 February 2015

Spring Potted Plants

I know many including us are still experiencing snow and the cold of winter, but it is nice to look forward to seeing those first blooms of spring pop up, this little card has some sweet potted crocuses to give a hint of things to come soon!


This was created using Penny Black stamps and dies, SRM sticker Stitches, Imagine Craft/Tsukeneko inks and Chameleon Pens.  Would you believe the pots are using just one Hot Cocoa pen!  I love how you get beautiful blends with these pens.

Here's hoping spring isn't far away, hugs
Cathy x

Friday, 6 February 2015

Dog-Gone I Missed Your Birthday

I am so busy these days I seem to need belated birthday cards more and more!  I love this set as it adds a comical tone to my misdemeanours!


This little dog has been stamped using Penny Black's Man's Best Friend 30-120 transparent set and Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Paws with Memento Pear Tart and edges Bamboo Leaves), then coloured with Chameleon Pens; Bark, Hot Cocoa, Cool Grey and Spring Meadow.

You can see a video on how to create the fir texture here.

quick get a bone

He is so cute I am sure that the missed birthday will be forgotten in no time!

Thanks for stopping by, hugs

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Valentine's Day Card

With Valentine's day around the corner everyone will be rushing to get their cards posted and delivered on time, this fabulous little Penny Black hedgie is no different!

I heart you

He has been created using Penny Black's Share a Hug 30-271 stamp set for the hedgie and I heart You set for the sentiment 30-272.

The hedgie was coloured using Chameleon Color Tone pens; Blue Violet, Bark, Bisque, Crimson Red, Cool Grey and Warm Sunset then cut out and mounted onto a card base using dimensional foam pads.

The card base has Spellbinders and Little B hearts added and faux stitching using the Chaemeleon detail pen.

Heart post

Oh and if you are in need of any more inspiration I have a video tutorial over on the Imagine Crafts blog here.


Thanks for visiting me today, I hope your love gets their card in time.
Cathy x