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Please welcome our new Designers!

January 23, 2012

We are thrilled to welcome two new Designers to the Penny Black Team. Please say hello to Karen Dunbrook and Cathy Fong!

Hello….I am Karen Dunbrook. I am a married mother of 2 sons and have lived in Ontario, Canada all my life. I have a degree in ECE and taught preschool for many years before starting my own home daycare business. I am pleased to say that I am still going strong after all these years and countless children being welcomed into my home and family.

I have always loved crafting in some capacity or another. I don’t know exactly when I got totally addicted to stamping although I have always stamped as part of an art program I run with my little ones. By the way, they love stamping, too! I get so much joy and satisfaction in creating cards and sending them out. I think I got more involved when I (very hesitantly) started posting on Splitcoast Stampers years ago and then started a Flickr gallery as well. I am thrilled and honoured to be a new member of the Penny Black designing team. They are so talented and inspiring.


Hello. I’m Catherina Fongjoyo a.k.a. Cathy Fong. I live in a small town called Samarinda in Indonesia with my family. I work as a Mandarin teacher at Kindergarten and Primary school. I started card making at the end of 2010 and I really love what I am doing right now. I have made so many friends through blogging and crafting, and it really stretches my creativity to gather inspiration from friends. I’m so happy and thrilled to be joining the Penny Black Design Team.

37 Comments leave one →
  1. Catherine Andronicou permalink
    January 23, 2012 12:15 am

    Welcome, so glad you are joining the team, Karen your cards are wonderful, I adore your road of words and the flowers from the All You Need set have a wonderful watery effect.
    Cathy, you make the Cutest cards, Love what you do with Mimi and the Lips shaped cards look wonderful. Love how you have the lion on his own little hill too!

  2. January 23, 2012 12:29 am

    Welcome Cathy and Karen! I have been a great admirer of Cathy’s and Karen’s work for a while now so I am thrilled that they have joined the PB team.

  3. January 23, 2012 12:46 am

    A warm welcome to Karen and Cathy! I love both of your cards and I’m looking forward to seeing more magic you’ll be creating with Penny Black stamps!

  4. January 23, 2012 12:58 am

    Welcome Karen and Cathy! I’m so looking forward your creative projects 🙂

  5. January 23, 2012 1:06 am

    congrats, girls! your work is gorgeous!

  6. January 23, 2012 1:53 am

    Welcome. Awesome additions! Beautiful work here.

  7. January 23, 2012 2:42 am

    Congratulations to you both & looking forward to seeing your contributions. Great seeing the above & the difference in your two styles.
    Paula (PEP)

  8. January 23, 2012 3:06 am

    Congratulations Karen and Cathy. Looking forward to your lovely creations.

  9. January 23, 2012 3:51 am

    Congratulations Karen and Cathy! Your work is fabulous and I look forward to seeing your creations on the PB blog.

  10. rcwidow permalink
    January 23, 2012 4:58 am

    congrats ladies! love the cards!

  11. January 23, 2012 5:01 am

    Congratulations to Karen and Cathy! Love these fabulous cards.

  12. January 23, 2012 5:49 am

    A very warm and happy welcome to Karen and Cathy! Your cards look just beautiful!

  13. January 23, 2012 6:05 am

    Congrats to Cathy and Karen… your styles! Looking forward to seeing more of your work xx

    Jenny x

  14. janet Wilson permalink
    January 23, 2012 6:16 am

    Congratulations, Karen and Cathy! Beautiful work :o)

  15. January 23, 2012 6:33 am

    Two wonderful additions to your team! I ALWAYS love everything they create – congrats to all!

  16. January 23, 2012 7:08 am

    beautiful work, by both ladies & so nice to see a Canadian designer chosen!

  17. Virginia L. permalink
    January 23, 2012 7:13 am

    Wow! AWESOME news all around! I have seen so much beautiful work from these two super talented stampers who are so very inspiring! HUGE congrats to Karen and Cathy! You are going to rock the DT!!

  18. January 23, 2012 7:13 am

    Good luck and congrats,, beautiful samples again;-))m

  19. kim permalink
    January 23, 2012 7:14 am

    awwww…..these are all so lovely

  20. January 23, 2012 7:26 am

    Congrats Karen and Cathy! :> Such a fantastic addition to the team! Truly talented and PB is smart to have you ladies on the team! :>

  21. January 23, 2012 7:43 am

    Great samples ladies. Can’t wait to see more! 🙂

  22. January 23, 2012 8:26 am

    Congrats, ladies & go Canada!!!
    Love the samples & can’t wait to see what you guys have in store for us 🙂

  23. Maria Helena permalink
    January 23, 2012 8:36 am

    Congratulations….Such amazing work!!!!

  24. January 23, 2012 8:50 am

    A warm Penny Black Design Team welcome Karen and Cathy!

  25. January 23, 2012 8:52 am

    What a pair to be adding to your team! Both Karen and Cathy create such wonderful cards! Congratulations to you, ladies! So exciting! 🙂

  26. January 23, 2012 8:55 am

    Congrats Girls….I am so HAPPY for you Both….I have really enjoyed Cathy’s Creations with your stamps for a long time…so glad she is on the team!!!!

  27. January 23, 2012 8:59 am

    congratulations cathy and my friend karen!

  28. Pai permalink
    January 23, 2012 9:02 am

    fantastic cards! can’t wait to see more of your work as part of the PB design team!

  29. January 23, 2012 11:27 am

    Welcome Karen & Cathy!
    Wonderful cards!!!

  30. January 23, 2012 12:53 pm

    congrats to Karen and Cathy…

  31. January 23, 2012 4:23 pm

    Awesome additons to the DT! Have admired the work of these ladies from afar!!!

  32. January 23, 2012 10:14 pm

    A warm welcome to Karen and Cathy. Both of your cards are so stunning, creative and elegant with a fresh twist. Thrilled to have the opportunity to work with you, Hugs, Kathy

  33. January 24, 2012 12:36 am

    so happy with this announcement, welcoma karen and cathy, both of them have a great talent and onderful design. Adore cathy so much..

  34. January 24, 2012 7:19 am

    Congratulations to both Cathy and Karen! Each of your cards are lovely and I look forward to seeing more of your work on the blog.

  35. Ruth Hinkle permalink
    January 24, 2012 10:13 am

    Congrads, on both of you. This is so exciting for me, to see everyone’s work, it gets my creative juices going

  36. January 24, 2012 4:54 pm

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous projects! I am back for a closer look at all of them.

  37. CherylQuilts permalink
    March 19, 2012 12:26 pm

    Woohoo, Karen and Cathy! You both do lovely work, and I’m delighted for you both! Thanks for all your inspiring work and for sharing it with us!

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