Saturday, 14 January 2017

More Brusho Experimentation

You may have seen my previous post where I was lucky enough to win a set of Brusho Paints, well I thought I would give them another try today, this time mixing with water to create a water colour palette and then dripping colour using wet on wet techniques to colour my Penny Black Die cut tulips.

Materials used in this project:
Brusho Yellow, Crimson and Leaf Green, Pan Pastel Greens, Penny Black Promise Me II die 51-200, Penny Black Oriental transparent stamp set 30-348, Versafine Ink, Linen and Watercolour Card.

These paint crystals are so versatile and strongly pigmented, I will be experimenting some more with them soon!

Sunday, 8 January 2017

A First Play With Brusho

Over Christmas I was super excited to learn that I had won a set of Colourcraft's Brusho Crystal Colours on Facebook, thanks to my Godmother Kay nominating me for the prize.

I have been itching to crack open the pots and play and today I finally had some spare time and thought I would just play.

I spritzed some watercolour card that I had die cut with water and then sprinkled a few colours of the Brusho Crystal onto the card and watched it morph into beautiful patterns with vibrant colours.  They were so easy to use and I will be experimenting with them some more with different mediums soon.

I then took the Penny Black Sun Fire die 51-121 and cut out 3 images from white card, then matted each layer on top of each other before adhering to my Brusho Background.  This was then mounted onto a card and the Birthday sentiment stamped using Versafine ink and the Penny Black Transparent set A Sweet Day 30-280.  I then added a pearl to the centre of the card to finish, it was that simple!


Monday, 7 November 2016

Friends in Need

Sometimes life deals us or a friend a rough hand in life and when things get too much it is nice to know that you have people around that care and are there to support you.  

I created this card after hearing that a friend has been diagnosed with cancer and I wanted her to know that she was in our thoughts.

The card was created using Chameleon Pens, Penny Black's Butterfly Trio stamp set, and Festive Snippets Stamp Set, Crea-lies stitched squares and Tattered Lace Goldwork Lace die collection.

Thanks for joining me today, hugs

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

A Touch Of Modern Christmas Card

Hi all, back to making Christmas cards today after spending several days creating projects for Spring and Easter for a magazine, at this rate I am struggling to know what day of the month it is!!!  I thought I would give my card today a modern twist by using non traditional colours and I think it worked out ok!

Materials used:
Chameleon color tone pens, Green Apple and Lavender, Penny Black Stamp set Winter Joy 30-374, Penny Black dies, O Holy Night 51-259 and Winter Garland 51-249, Memento Ink Lulu Lavender and Memento Dual Tip Markers Purple Grape and Bamboo Leaves, Spellbinders Grand Circles and Grand Stately Circles, Green, Lavender and White card, glue and foam pads.


  1. Stamp poinsettia using lulu lavender ink 3 times, then color using Chameleon Pens, fusing the pen for between 5-10 seconds depending on the size of the petal/leaf.  
  2. Colour the stamp using purple grape and bamboo leaves ink and using a stamp poisoner stamp over the coloured image. Then fussy cut around the flowers (removing the stem).
  3. Die cut card base from lavender card using stately circles and then a smaller white circle to go inside. Die cut sentiment and leaves then cut leaves in half.
  4. Attach all elements to the card using glue and foam pads.
Thanks for joining me today, hopefully I will find time soon to make and share some more Christmas cards.
Hugs Cathy x

Monday, 17 October 2016

Time To Travel

My lovely Daughter has been lucky enough in the last few years to travel to a big part of the world with her work, we miss her, but love to hear all about her experiences far and near to home.  I love to be able to send her little reminders of home every now and again, or a card just to say hi.  I came across this super cute die set by Penny Black called Love to Travel, it is perfect for mini card just to wish her well on her next trip.

Each of miniature images was cut from white card and then coloured using Chameleon pens, the background was created using Memento Bahama Blue ink and Frost Shimmer Spray from Imagine Craft Tsukineko.

Our Daughter sends us a postcard from each destination she visits, we have such a collection now and it will be great to look back on in years to come.

If you are due to go on any travels soon may I wish you a Bon Voyage too!
Hugs Cathy