Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Falling Leaves

Welcome to Autumn and all the beautiful colours as the leaves fluter to the ground before winter takes hold.  Today's card is based on autumnal leaves but I am only going to give you a sneak peek here, to see the whole project and be able to download the instruction sheet please hop on over to the Penny Black blog here.

Leaves peak

Thanks for visiting me today, I hope you find time to pop over to Penny Black to see this project in full!
Hugs Cathy

Friday, 12 September 2014

Poppy Power

Today is a Poppy day, this stamp is well loved and gets quite a few airings on my craft table.



It was created using Penny Black Poppy Trio stamp 40-311 and  Special Wishes 30-229 , Interlocking Die 51-029, Spellbinders Grand Circles dies Lf-114, PaperSource ribbon and Chameleon Art Pens Crimson Red and Olive Green, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Well the weekend is almost upon us and I have it jam packed with project ideas that I want to create, hope you have a fun weekend where ever you may be!
Cathy x

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

A CASE of Donna Mikasa

I recently saw a fabulous card by Donna Mikasa on her blog and thought how fabulous it would be to try with my new Chameleon Color Tones pens, this is the result.

Colour By Numbers

I also Penny Black dies by the numbers and Celebrations tougher with a few sequins and Imagine Craft/Tsukineko Pico Embellisher Tuxedo Black.

Hope you like my CASE (copy all and share everything) card and that it inspires you to try existing ideas but with a different medium.

Hugs Cathy

Monday, 8 September 2014

An Elephant Never Forgets

Well what can I say, I must be getting old and forgetful, because unlike an elephant - I forgot to schedule a post for my latest Imagine Crafts project!  So if you want to see what I had been up to, hop on over to their blog here to see.  I have also popped the video at the bottom of this post just incase you wanted to see how it was created.

But why mention elephants in my post, well my Daughter went to Kenya this month and here are a few photos of the cutest elephants I have ever seen. The baby by the water hole just melts my heart, wish I was there with her to see these amazing creatures!

As promised here is my video tutorial using the Penny Black postcard stamp, lots of Imagine Craft/Tsukineko inks and a very old english  beach hut stamp.

Will be back soon with more inspiration, hugs
Cathy x

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Oh Christmas Tree

I set my self the challenge of creating a Christmas card using only one Penny Black stamp set; 30-254 Beauty of the Season and this is the result - inside and out!

Tree outside

pop up tree inside

Materials used: Penny Black 30-254 Beauty of the Season Transparent stamp set and 91-001 Les Petites White card, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko White And Verdigris Embossing Powders, Versamark ink, Inktense Pencils, Pan Pastels, Kraft and Red Card, Green Vellum, Ribbons and embellishments.

The pop up inside is so easy to create, just stamp the tree onto vellum 5 times and then fold in half, glue the halves to each other and then to the card, as they say simples!

Thanks for visiting me today, hugs