Flying High

Today my daughter takes her first long haul flight with Emirates and the best news is that it is to the UK, so I will get to see her!  It was her birthday in June and I wanted to create a card that reflected her new role, so Emirates beige and red were the order of the day!

Emirates Girl

 Materials used: Chameleon Art Pens Chrimson Red, Fawn, Hot Cocoa and Bisque. Stampin Up patterned paper, a Prima Julie Nutting stamp Bolero Dress, Penny Black Celebrations die 51-028, Spellbinders Dainty Dots embossing Folder and Die-Versions Sweet Petites Aeroplane die. Cream and Red Card and paper flowers.

Thank you for visiting


A Birthday card for a Gorjuss Girl

I am so sorry I haven’t posted any designs for a while, I have been super busy on a creative project that will hopefully launch next month.

In the mean time I thought I would share this birthday card I made for a friends daughter, as usual I left it to the last minute to make so reached for my Chameleon Pens, to do a quick colouring in. (If you have not come across these pens before, one pen will give you many shades – from a hint of colour, right through the spectrum to the deepest shade – Makes blending and shading a doodle!)

Just Gorjuss

Materials used: Chameleon Art Pens Blue Violet, Aqua Marine, Cool Grey, Black, Bisque and Hot Cocoa, Memento Tuxedo Black, Lu Lu Lavender, Purple Grape, and Summer Sky Inks, Penny Black sentiment from the transparent set Special Wishes 30-229 and A Pocket Full die 51-053, Gorjuss stamp Ruby, Memory Box Cherish Border Die, white and dotted card, Washi tape and fabric flowers.

Thanks for stopping by.



Imagine meets Dreamweaver

This week IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver Stencils are featuring a Blog Hop showcasing our fabulous products and providing some inspiration for you to get creative!  Be sure to leave your comments on each artist’s post that you visit for your chance to win a fabulous prize that includes IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver products.  Contest closes at 11:59pm PST on Sunday, June15th.


***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like “Sorry this page cannot be found” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture or the blog’s name) and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

I was so excited when I heard that we would be playing along with Dreamweaver, their pastes and stencils are fabulous!  I immediately fell in love with this boat and thought how great it would be for male cards, and had the idea for this sunset scene.

Sailing sunset

The supplies used on this project were:

Dreamweaver Sailboat LG755, Paste Spreader LM2010 and Matt Black Embossing Paste, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Kaleidacolor inks Dessert Heat and Caribbean Sea, Memento Luxe Bahama Blue and Dandelion, Ink Potion No.9, Sponge Daubers.  Teal, Black and White Gloss card and twine.

I have made a short video to show to recreate this card.

Thanks for visiting me today, enjoy the rest of the hop!

Here are the other posts from the Artists In Residence for today:

Kazuko Kocho

Nancy Hawes

And presenting the posts from the Dreamweaver Design Team for today:

Dream It Up!

Lynn Mercurio

Louise Healy

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Hornschu




A Little Spellbound

Hi and welcome to my blog, I love to share my creations with Spellbinders and Explore Beyond, my inspiration for this card came from the recent posts on the main Spellbinders blog, where the designers were working with different labels!

Floral Elegance


This project was created using Penny Black’s Dahlia Dance 4380K, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black and Dandelion Inks, Chameleon Alcohol Pens Orange Red and Olive, May Arts Silk Ribbon and Spellbinders Labels Twenty Five S5-077, Labels Twenty Eight S5-127, 5 x 7″ Matting Basics A and B S6-001 and Floral Ovals S4-356, Dotted Paper, Green Orange and White card and pearls.

Can you believe that this image was coloured using only two pens and I just love how the label dies frame the flower!

Viva Imagination

Mixed Media Blog Hop

Welcome to the IMAGINE Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps! Blog Hop.  For the next week, our two design teams will be featuring some amazing projects featuring products from both our companies.   Amazing stamps require amazing ink, right?

Mixed Media Prize Package

We’re proud to announce your chance to win one of three different Mixed Media Prize Packages from IMAGINE Crafts and Viva Las VegaStamps!  You have until midnight PST on Sunday, May 31st 2014  to comment on as many of the Design Team Blog Posts from this week as possible. On Monday, June 1st  we’ll draw three random blog posts and one comment from each of those posts will win a prize package!

Ready for some inspiration from our artists?

Here’s today’s posts from IMAGINE Crafts:

Cathy Andronicou (thats me – you are here)

Isha Gupta

And from Viva Las VegaStamps!:

Mary Brockway


If you’re just joining us on the Mixed Media Blog Hop, here’ the links to the previous days posts: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday


***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture or the blog’s name) and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

I am so excited to be participating in another blog hop, this time with Viva Las VegaStamps! and Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko, Viva Las VegaStamps! kindly sent me the Flowery Background stamp and the You Color My World sentiment, I have so many ideas for this design and wanted to share this one with you today.

Viva flowers

Materials used:

Viva Las Vegas You Color My World and Flowery Background stamps, Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Dye inks, Summer Sky, Cantaloupe, Lilac Posies, Tuxedo Black and Olive Grove, Memento Dual Tip Markers Cantaloupe, Lilac Posies, Bamboo Leaves and Pear Tart, Pico Embellisher Pear Tart. Other: Gloss and Linen cardstock, Vellum, Pink Gems and scalloped rectangle die. Here is step by step tutorial showing how this card was created and a bonus card at the bottom.

Step 1 viva

Viva step 2

viva stage 3

Viva Step 4

viva step 5

Viva step 6

Viva step 7

My Daughter is moving to Dubai soon and I have made her a little set of Birthday/Thank you cards using the same stamp to pack in her case – the box is fairly simple, I would normally decorate it more but don’t want to weigh her luggage down too much!

Card Box

Here are some of the designs inside the box,

Card Set

A close up of one of the cards

Happy Birthday

and the hinge box partially closed

Card Box Closed

Other materials used in this project: Memento Bahama Blue, Lilac Posies, Dandelion and Grape Jelly dye inks, Shrink Plastic (sentiments printed from PC and shrunk), May Arts and American Craft Ribbons, Beacon Fabritac Adhesive, Mirror Card and Coloured card to match ink colours.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you will visit again soon, if you are inspired by my creations please also check out my other blog here!


Stamp”Imagine”Pendous blog hop

Stampendous and Imagine Crafts Header

Welcome to a week of fantastic collaboration between IMAGINE Crafts and Stampendous! We have to admit that our two companies were made for each other and we’re proud to have shared a long relationship of working together.  After all, what are stamps with out ink?  The projects created by our artists this week feature IMAGINE Crafts Radiant Neon™ inks paired perfectly with coordinating colors of Fran•táge Color Fragments from Stampendous, along with some of their newest stamp designs and Stack Art kits.

Prizes galore for participating in the Blog Hop this week!

We’ll be giving three prize packages of 3 Radiant Neon inks and 3 Fran•táge Color Fragments (we’ll choose your colors). There will be a bright crafting future ahead of you! Each day we’ll post that day’s participating artists.  Visit their blog and leave a comment by midnight PST May 25th.  We ‘ll randomly select three different blogs from the five days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog. You must have a U.S. mailing address to win, but we’d love for everyone to hop and comment! You can check out the Official Rules for all our contests if you have questions.

STM Imagine Crafts Prize Package

So are you ready for some exciting inspiration?

Here’s who else is hopping today:

Kazuko Kocho

Jamie Martin

Maureen Cronin

Krissy Fossmeyer

Sylvia Blum

Tenia Nelson

To visit a list of the previous posts that are part of this Blog Hop,

please visit the IMAGINE Crafts Blog to find those links.

***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.
And now for my creation , I have loved playing with all the different mediums and decided to create a picture to hang in my hall.

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Supplies used
Imagine Crafts / Tsukineko
Radiant Neon Electric Blue Ink, Memento Luxe, Toffee Crunch, Rich Cocoa, Memento Dye, Dessert Sand, Rich Cocoa, Staz On Jet Black, Ink Potion No.9, Imagine Crafts Gold Embossing Powder, Creative Medium Clear, Versamarker. Tools Fantastix brush tip, Imagine Crafts Blue Mat, Sponge Daubers, Smudgee, Ink Sweeper.

Stamp Royal Heart SAS03, Kraftboard Royal Heart SAK03, Wired NKCRS02, Dressform CRS7002, Frantage Fragments Hot Blue colour.

Prima Botanical Mix English Garden flowers, Mark Richard 3mm and 5mm pearls, Faber Castell Whipped Spackle, Dark Sepia Pitt Artist Pen, White Gesso paint, Cardboard piece measuring 6 3/4″ x 7 1/2″, Chameleon Alcohol Pen Sienna, Beacon Fabritac Adhesive, Tulle ribbon, Organza fabric and White Voile Fabric. Ikea Ribba Frame 9″ x9″. Heat Gun and palette knife.

I have made a little video to show you how it was all put together.

And here is a close up of all those lovely Fragments and flowers.

Close up


Thank you for visiting me today, if you would like to see more inspiration from my design team projects, you can visit my other blog HERE.

Imagine Ice Resin and Stampendous Blog Hop




If you are here for the Stampendous, Imagine Craft post, my apologies the link seems to be broken, please click on home to take you to the correct page or click this link




Welcome back to the Stampendous Stamps, ICE Resin® and Imagine Crafts®/Tsukineko® Blog Hop! We’re having so much fun combining our products for fantastic results! If you missed yesterday’s post you can find it HERE.

We know you’ll want to try this yourself, and to make that easy we’re offering a nice prize package this week! Three lucky winners will receive a package with:

• 2 – Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamp™ sets with designs sized for jewelry or small project making

• 2 – StazOn™ permanent ink pads by Tsukineko® courtesy of Imagine Crafts® – yummy Ganache and the must-have Jet Black

• 1 – 30ml package of ICE Resin Jeweler’s Grade Self-Doming resin

• 1 – pkg Suzan Lenart Kazmer Art Mechanique Silhouettes in Heart Shape

• 1 – pkg Kristen Robinson Rue Romatique bezel(s) (styles vary). WOW!! You’ll be crafting some awesome jewelry in no time!


How to Hop:

Each day we’ll post the designers participating in the Blog Hop. Click on each one and check out their project. Leave a comment on their blog that lets them know you really looked at their project. We ‘ll draw three blogs at random from the four days, then randomly draw one commenter from each blog. You must have a U.S. mailing address to win, but we’d love for everyone to hop and comment! You can check out the Official Rules for all our contests if you have questions.

So let’s get hoppin! Here’s who is posting today:

Imagine Crafts

Cathy Andronicou

Sharon Morrison


Jennifer Dove

Kristine Reynolds

ICE Resin

Polly Hendrickson

Jen Cushman


***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

Welcome to my  little part of the blog hop, Woo Hoo how exiting is this, I get to play along with some AMAZING crafting goodies today, and what fun I have had, this is what I created – if you scroll down you can see a full step by step tutorial.

Step by step tutorial

Materials used in this project:

Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa Die Ink, Memento Dual Tip Markers New Sprout, Pear Tart, Angel Pink and Rosebud, Staz On Metalic Gold Ink, Gold Embossing Powder, Creative Medium Original, Java Walnut Stain and a Bullet Tip Fantastix.

Stampendous: Stack Art Elements Kit  (Rose Ultra Fine Glitter, Lavender Mica Fragments), Vintage Ladies Clear Stamps and Dress Form cling stamp set.

Ice Resin: Iced Enamels Medium, Iced Enamels Relique Raspberry and Ice Resin syringe.

Other: Silicone Mould putty, K and Co Life’s Journey Frames Metal Art, Artcoe Sunshine Gilding Flakes, Plaster of Paris, Modge Podge Mould Ornaments, Calico fabric, Martha Stewart Butterflies punch, Pearls, Metal, Kraft and White Card.

Don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered into the prize draw , thank you for visiting my blog today, if you want to see more projects relating to my design team posts then please check out my other blog HERE. Now for that promised step by step photo tutorial.

Step by step tutorial Stamp rose onto white card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Step by step tutorial Colour rose using Memento dual tip markers.

Step by step tutorial If you don’t have any bezels you can make a silicone mould from the metal frame

Step by step tutorial Pour plaster of paris into mould and once set remove and sand off any rough edges.

Step by step tutorial Colour raised design of frame with Staz On Metallic Gold using a Fantastix.

Step by step tutorialStick rose image into frame using creative medium

Step by step tutorial Add gold flakes to edges.

Step by step tutorial Add Ice Resin to the centre of the frame and leave over night to set.

Step by step tutorial Punch butterflies from metal and paint with medium add Relique Raspberry enamel and heat.

Step by step tutorial Make frame from plaster of paris, colour with Java Walnut Stain spray and Gold Staz on mount onto stamped sentiment.

Step by step tutorial Stamp background onto kraft card with Rich Cocoa ink.

Step by step tutorial Colour calico with Java Walnut stain, add to card with creative medium. Sprinkle with embossing powder and heat set.

Step by step tutorial Add Glitter and mica fragments using creative medium.

Step by step tutorial Adhere frames and butterflies and add pearls to design to finish.

Finally here is a close up of the centre of the card, I just love all the texture the embossing powder, fragments, glitter and enamel create.

Step by step tutorial

Art Deco Romance

Hi, I am back with a card I created quite a while ago for one of my Husband’s colleagues, who wanted something special to accompany the ring for a proposal for marriage….luckily the recipient said YES!

Art Deco Lace Valentine

To create this card

Hero Arts Gracious Lady (G2811) was stamped onto cream card using Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Tuxedo Black ink, coloured with Copics and cut out. I hand cut a scalloped doily from lace fabric to mount behind the image. Three roses were made from felt using Spellbinders Bitty Blooms and the two hearts were cut from mountboard using Sizzix Doodle Dies Hearts and overstamped with the tail of the bird from Penny Blacks Sweet Melody Stamp set. The background was stamped and clear embossed onto cream card using Penny Black Bed of Roses and then rubbed over with Memento Tuxedo black ink. A With love printed ribbon was added to the bottom and a double bow made from satin ribbon.


My Introduction to Stampscapes

Welcome to my first post, if you would like to know more about me then please click on the about tab at the top of this page.

I recently went to a stamping and scrapbook show and came across a range of stamps made by Stampscapes, the purpose of the stamp designs are to help you create scenic images by using and overlapping their stamps and then colouring them in. This is my first attempt at creating an image using the stamps.


To create this card I used the following products:

Stampscapes Boulders with Litchen205F, Pine Tree 196F and Water Pattern 231C, Art Impressions WC Silhouettes A-2729, Grass Clump AA-1375 and Jumbo Grass Stalks I3007. Semi Gloss Coated White card and Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento inks Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky, London Fog and Espresso Truffle, Kaleidacolor Dessert Heat and Memento Luxe Wedding Dress inks and Ink Potion no.9. Copic White and a fine liner pen were used to create highlights and the birds.