Friday, 1 August 2014

Marvellous Mugs

I have been bursting to show this, ever since it came out of the oven, I have been itching to try my Chameleon Pens on Lazertran and this is the result!

mug side view

mug front view

Materials used
Chameleon Art Pens Warm Sunset, Olive Green and Spring Green, Penny Black Tiger Lily 40-199, Lazertran Ink Jet Paper, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and a white mug.

1) Stamp image onto glossy side of Lazertran paper using Memento ink, heat set for several minutes to set ink.

2) Colour image with Chameleon pens, by making the centre and edges darker it gives the impression of light bouncing off the petals.

3) Place the Lazertran paper in water until the decal slides off, rinse off all adhesive from decal and then place image side down on mug.

4) Squeeze out any air bubbles and then place in a cool oven at lowest temperature for 1 hour, gradually increase heat after this at 15 minute intervals until the decal goes shiny (around 180 deg.)

5) Remove from oven and allow to cool, rinse off any brown marks left by adhesive and your mug is ready to use.

Please note they are not dishwasher proof and you should avoid strong abrasives, but they are fine hand washed.

I love the way this turned out, I will now be shopping for more plain white mugs!
Have a great weekend
Hugs Cathy

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Summer Blossom Pocket Card

Today I am sharing this post over on the Penny Black Blog, so if you would like to see a full step by step tutorial please click on over to see how to here.

Happy Blossom Pouch with notes

Happy Blossom Pouch empty

Happy Blossom Pouch full

Penny Black Products Used: 80-001 Madison designer paper pad, 30-237 Dazzlers, 30-247 Lifes Journals, 30-244 Lets Chat, 51-052 Texting, 51-053 A Pocket Full, 51-046 Fresh Breeze.
Additional Products: Imagine Craft/Tsukineko Versamark, Memento Luxe Rose Bud, Memento Dye Rose Bud and Dandelion inks. Imaginecrafts Clear and White Embossing Powder, White and green card stock.

Thanks for joining me today, I hope you will pop on over to the Penny Black blog to check out all the inspiration using the latest release of dies and stamps.
Enjoy the rest of the week
Hugs Cathy

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