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Penny Black Designer, Cathy Andronicou

May 2, 2011

Welcome back to the Penny Black Blog! We have two new Designers at Penny Black. We announced Jill Foster over the weekend, you can scroll down to view her introduction. Today we are so excited to introduce you to Cathy Andronicou! Cathy’s style caught our eye in our Gallery and we were so happy when she agreed to officially design for Penny Black. You’ll be seeing Cathy’s creations all week long and we know you’re going to love her work!

Cathy has enjoyed crafting from an early age, but got back into card making and stamping about 12 years ago when a friend showed her a card she had made. That lead to a trip to her local craft shop for supplies and after a few visits she was asked if she would be interested in teaching classes; so that is what she did on her days off work. She no longer teaches at the local shop but has found a whole new community of friends over the internet through blogging. You can visit Cathy’s Blog by clicking on her photo.

The greatest pleasure Cathy gets is from trying out new techniques and products to see what effects can be created, more recently venturing beyond cards into altering items around the home. Cathy Lives on the South Coast of England; with sandy beaches and the New Forest National Park on her doorstep. She shares her life with her husband and two teenage children.

Cathy’s first project of the week is an altered lamp using Penny Black’s “Star Inpired” stamp. You can view Cathy’s amazing video tutorial on how to create this project, HERE!

Now for our challenge this week… Create a new Penny Black stamped card by ‘lifting’ a design by one our Designers, found in our Gallery. You can view the Designers’ work by clicking HERE. Upload your work to our Gallery by Midnight Sunday night, PST and be sure to tag your entry with “pennyblacklift“. We’ll choose a winning entry to receive their choice of a Penny Black transparent set of stamps and a package of Mix & Match cardstock. The winner will be announced in next Tuesday’s post. Good luck!

Lastly, I want to tell you about National Scrapbooking Day. NSD is on Saturday – the first Saturday in May of each year. Stop by the Penny Black blog for a full feature from our Design Team, contests, and prizes!

21 Comments leave one →
  1. May 2, 2011 12:06 am

    Congrats to Cathy on joining Penny Black! Love her work with Lazertran and I can’t wait to see what she does with PB stamps!

  2. pinky permalink
    May 2, 2011 12:32 am


  3. May 2, 2011 1:04 am

    Awesome! Another uber talented artist…. how can we not be inspired by the talent in the Design team. Way to go Penny Black

  4. May 2, 2011 2:21 am

    Congratulations, Cathy! wow ! i love ur work! this is so gorgeous 😀

  5. May 2, 2011 4:52 am

    Congratulations Cathy! You and Penny Black are a wonderful match! Hooray!

  6. May 2, 2011 5:46 am

    Congratulations Cathy! I love Cathy’s work! Ditto with Dawn’s said…she is uber talented artist!

  7. May 2, 2011 6:04 am

    Congrats, Cathy for being the PB Designer!

  8. Virginia L. permalink
    May 2, 2011 6:08 am

    Woohoo!! Congrats, Cathy!! I am always amazed at Cathy’s technique and craftsmanship!! I’m thrilled to see Cathy’s talent is going to be showcased here on a regular basis! She is going to be a GREAT asset to the Penny Black team!! So happy for Cathy and Penny Black!!

  9. Rosemary D permalink
    May 2, 2011 6:18 am

    wooo hoow!!! big, big congratulations to cathy!! she is a great addition to your team!!!

  10. May 2, 2011 6:31 am

    Congrats, Cathy! LOVE her work and am so pleased to be working with her on the DT! She ROCKS! Great project–headed now to check out the video! 🙂

  11. May 2, 2011 6:35 am

    Love Cathy’s work she is just an Awesome crafter….and Artist! Congrats Cathy….xoxoxo!

  12. May 2, 2011 7:56 am

    Congratulations, Cathy! Wooo-hooo! 🙂

  13. May 2, 2011 9:18 am

    Congrats Cathy! Penny Black has acquired so much TALENT on the DT! This lamp idea is AMAZING. Just beautiful!

  14. May 2, 2011 1:59 pm

    Congratulations Cathy. Looking forward to the rest of the week’s posts to see more of your work.
    Paula (PEP)

  15. May 2, 2011 7:13 pm

    Congratulations on Cathy joining the Penny Black Design Team!!!

  16. May 2, 2011 8:50 pm

    This is great new Cathy! You always amaze me with your incredible idea and techniques. You are a wonderful addition to the Penny Black team and I am thrilled to be working with you. Hugs,Kathy
    Love this cool something new for me to try out!!

  17. May 2, 2011 9:51 pm

    yay!! congratulations, Cathy!! so well deserved DT spot!! looking forward to seeing more of your amazing work with Penny Black!!

  18. May 3, 2011 6:39 pm

    Congrats Cathy! You’ll be a great asset to PB! Love your altered lamp project! 🙂

  19. May 5, 2011 6:02 am

    So happy for you, Cathy! That lamp is AMAZING and I loved the video! Beautiful work! Big congrats!

  20. Pai permalink
    May 6, 2011 3:10 pm


  21. May 25, 2011 9:58 pm

    Hi Cathy,

    Congratulations and Welcome to the Penny Black DT ! What a fantastic group of ultra-talented ladies. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

    Love your project above and am going to check out the tutorial now.


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