Monday, 16 October 2017

Sending You Smiles

I love the title of this card, it captures the message of support, love and friendship all in three little words!


I found  a two tone piece of wood veneer in my draw and thought how fun it would be to stamp and then colour with my Chameleon Color Tone Pencils.

For this project I used Penny Black's Full of Glee 40-509 cling floral stamp and Happy Times 30-422 for the sentiment.  The flower was stamped using Memento Rich Cocoa ink and the sentiment stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink and then coloured using Chameleon Color Tone Pencils #'s
8 & 20.  To finish off I added some sequins and some Maya Road KO Jute Craft String.

The project was then mounted onto some brown card stock and a white insert added.  I just love how well the pencils work on the two tone wood veneer, it looks so vibrant!

Thanks for joining me today, will be back soon with more inspiration, hugs
Cathy x

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Stary Night

Do you ever look up and wonder where all the stars have gone?  With so much light pollution we often don't get a chance to see such beauty unless we venture out into the wilderness...The Penny Black stamp Star Gazing Friends 30-451 reminds me of one evening on holiday where we got to see the stars in the night sky in all it's glory from a boat in the ocean.  I just had to make it into a card; may be the polar bear and penguin are me and my significant other!



I also used Penny Black's Love & Peace 30-453 stamp set for the sentiment and Snowflakes 51-383, Antique Frame 51-397, Labels 51-344 and A Blizzard 51-268 (I used only the centre of one of the snowflakes). The  image was stamped using Memento London Fog ink and coloured using Chameleon Color Tone pens; Summer Sun, Mellow Yellow, Warm Grey 3, Cool Grey 8 with the Deep Black Color Top. The sentiment was stamped using Memento Stormy Sky and Diamond Stickles added for that extra bit of sparkle.  The background was shaded using Memento Paris Dusk and the stars given highlight with Dandelion ink.

I hope wherever you are, that when you look up you see a bright shining star, hugs
Cathy x



Monday, 9 October 2017

Warm Winter Wishes Feature

Hello everyone, I am super excited to share that I am featured in issue 175 of Cardmaking &Papercraft (p68-69).




So if you fancy seeing a step by step photo tutorial on how to make this card, pop out and get a copy.


Alternatively you can grab a cuppa of something warm, sit back and watch the video tutorial.


Thanks for joining me today, I will be back later this week with more Christmas inspiration.
Hugs Cathy x


Friday, 6 October 2017

Halloween is Scary!

Hi Everyone, today I am doing something I don't usually do...share a Halloween card!  We don't celebrate it quite to much here in the UK as our cousins across the pond do, but I know that it can be scary to get a knock on the door late at night, so was inspired to create this card.


I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp Penny Black's Witchy 40-553 stamp together with Spooky Spheres stamp set 30-249 for the spider, bat and sentiment and Nature's Friend 30-261 for the branches. 

I drew the spiders web using my Chameleon Detail pen and coloured the witch in using Chameleon Color Tone Pens, Lavender, Spring Meadow, Nude, Fawn and Cool Grey 8, combined with Chameleon Color Tops, Grass Green, Deep Violet, Bark & Black.  The background has been shaded with Tim Holtz distress inks; chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky and Black soot, a little sparkle was added to the spiders web with a Wink of Stella pen and the spider given a shine with Clear Pico Embellisher.

Thanks for visiting me today, I hope that when halloween comes later this month it is not too scary for you!  Hugs Cathy x

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Celebrate Autumn

As the leaves are falling and trees turn to beautiful shades of reds, yellows and browns; it is time to celebrate the beauty of life.  Today's card is a celebration of all those glorious autumn colours with this card.


This card was created by stamping the little girl using Memento Rich Cocoa ink and Penny Black's Hello Autumn 40-554 stamp then colouring with Chameleon Color Tone pens, pencils & Color Tops, the background was coloured using Tim Holtz distress inks Fossilized Amber and Carved Pumpkin.

The leaves along the top are from Penny Black's transparent set Tweet Tweet 30-156  using Tim Holtz distress inks, Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin and Candid Apple. The greeting is from Penny Black's Sentiment Collection 30-350 and has been inked using Versafine vintage Sepia.


All that remains is to wish all my readers a very Happy Autumn!  Hugs Cathy x