Monday, 15 August 2016

Happy Accidents and how to correct

Well we have all do next, dropped an ink pad , smudged something or just cut the wrong bit!  It is what we like to call a happy accident.

This happened to me this weekend, I was creating a clean one layer card, I had coloured my Hydrangea flower stamp 40-469 from Penny Black and decided to add a small panel of the Petals die 51-042, I lined it all up so that it would only cut the bottom section and then put it the wrong way around and cut my flower by mistake!!!  After all the Coloring I didn't want to throw it away, so I stamped the image a few more times coloured and layered to create this card.

I then added some pale gree paper behind, a bit of washi tape to the side and added the sentiment Smile using the Penny Black die from the Hooray collection 51-038.  The flower was coloured using Chameleon Pen Deep Violet.
And that he s why it is called a happy accident, because in the end it was saved and looked OK!  I would love to hear how you have dealt with happy accidents, let me know in your comments.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Make A Wish

Hi everyone, do you ever get stuck in a rut with your creativity, I looked back at some of my recent projects and found they were all either square or rectangular cards.  So my last post was an attempt to break that mould, I had so much fun thinking outside the box I thought I would give it another try  with this card.

I went for layers and angles making sure there were a few bits that hung off the card for extra interest.

This project used Penny Black's Little Gini stamp set and Flourish and Butterflies Die together with Chameleon Pens.

Who knows what shapes I will create with next!  Until then, hugs

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Butterfly Madness

Hi everyone, well I finally got 5 minutes to myself again and wanted to play with this new stamp set from Penny Black called Butterfly Trio .

I had the vision of lots of butterflies flying around and so this thought dictated the card style with the illusion of them moving up the card.

I also used Penny Black's Whimsical Tree , Golden Moment Designer pad, and Love Expressions die the card blank was created using tattered lace's zig zag card die.  Images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Chameleon Color Tone Pens.

I will be back soon with more inspiration, thanks for visiting me today, hugs

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

We All Need A Friend

A true friend is there for you during the good times and the bad and part of the unwritten rules of Friends is that you should always be there for them too!

I have a friend that is really struggling at the moment and I wanted to send her a card just to let her know I am there if she needs me. I thought I would share it here with a video on how it was colored too.

Materials used: Chameleon Color Tone pens, Penny Black Fab Friends Stamp, Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Onyx Black ink, Orange card, Scallop off cuts.

Here is a short video showing how it was colored.

Thanks for joining me today, I will be back soon with another project. Hugs
Cathy x

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Wonderful Waste

Hi Everyone, if you are reading this then welcome, I know it has been an absolute age since I last posted on my blog, life, work and general busyness just seemed to take over, but today I was determined to re-ignite my crafting just for ME!

Many of you know I am in love with my Penny Black stamps and dies and they are always bringing out new products that just make you want to go oh yes I NEED THAT!  Like their latest release here.

But today is about some dies from their Little Bit of Sunshine release, the dies in this collection are a must and I know as soon as my Mum sees this Floral Butterfly die she is going to want it!

I created two cards with this die, one from the negative waste and one from the actual die, so don't ever throw away the bit that is left!

I also used Penny Black's Love to Travel Die and Happy Snippets Transparent sentiments.

I hope you enjoyed visiting me today, I will hopefully be back soon with more inspiration.