Saturday, 30 April 2016

PBS Showers

An extra card from me this week which is most unusual! We had a fabulous few days in Prague, the highlights of which were a trip to the zoo to see all their wonderful baby animals and a private guided tour of Terezin concentration camp. It's not mentioned much in the history books over here but was fascinating and our guide made it so interesting, I am trying to find out more about it.
While I was in Prague I treated myself to a set of Koh-I-Noor polycolor pencils, they are made in the Czech Republic and are fairly inexpensive to buy there. This is the first image I have coloured with them and am very pleased, they are easy to use and don't require you to press hard.
The image is Penny Black and the papers are MFT, a quick and simple card and perfect for trying out my new pencils.

I would like to enter this card into the Penny Black Saturday challenge which is showers.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

CCT No Patterned Paper

The theme at CCT this week is No Patterned Paper. I have made a card using a couple of My Favorite Things stamps and a stencil. I stamped the image and then masked it off and used Hickory Smoke Distress Ink for the stencil. The stamped image is coloured with Copics.


I've scheduled this post as we will still be in Prague (our last day unfortunately) so I hope it posts correctly!

Thursday, 21 April 2016

CCT Add a Quote

The theme at CCT this week is Add A Quote.I have made a Christmas tag using a Penny Black stamp and Mama Elephant stamps and dies. The reindeer are coloured with Copics and I added some Glossy Accents to their noses. I haven't made a shaker card for many years but I really enjoyed making it, I just need to remember how to stop the sequins sticking to the acetate!


Hubby and I are off to Prague for a few days on Sunday with my son and his girlfriend, I'm really looking forward to it. We have a trip to Terezin concentration camp booked and are also planning a day at the zoo. I'm also meeting up with a friend I worked with a few years ago.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

CCT Homemade Embellishments

The theme at CCT this week is Homemade Embellishments. I have used another Penny Black image for my card which I have coloured with Copics. The circle die and papers are MFT and the tag die and sentiment are Mama Elephant. The flowers are made with EK Success punches and the leaves are Martha Stewart punch. Not sure about the pink flowers now, maybe lilac would have been better, although they look better in real life than in the photo!

Monday, 11 April 2016

Penny Black Christening Card

My daughter asked me to make a christening card and this is what I came up with. The Penny Black image has been coloured with Copics and I added some glitter to the flower. I printed the name etc on the PC and I added some ribbon and pearl hearts.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

CCT Something Shiny

The theme at CCT this week is Something Shiny. I treated myself to this super cute Mama Elephant stamp set called Arctic Penguins and they were sat on my desk so I decided to use them for this weeks card. The stars are cut out of the navy card with a Die-Namics die and I put some silver mirri card behind. The penguins are coloured with Copics and I used a Lil-Inker die for the snow drifts. The sentiment is Stampin Up.


Don't think I've ever made a Christmas card in April before!

Thursday, 31 March 2016

CCT Transport

The theme at CCT this week is Transport.I have used the Mama Elephant Tandem Ride stamps and dies for my card and I coloured the images with Copics. The tag die is Mama Elephant, the clouds are Paper Smooches and the landscape is Lil Inkers. The stripey paper is Lawn Fawn.


Thursday, 24 March 2016

CCT To Die For

The theme at CCT this week is To Die For. Today is my son's 19th birthday and this is the card I made him! He bought me most of the stamps and dies I used on it as presents so I thought I'd make him a card using with them, luckily he found it hilarious. The dinosaurs, trees and sentiment stamps and dies are MFT, the sun is Lil Inkers, the clouds are Paper Smooches, the mountains are Mama Elephant and the grass is Lawn Fawn. The dinosaur and trees are coloured with Copics.

I'm looking forward to a nice long Bank Holiday weekend with hubby and a couple of my children, the other 2 are away on holiday.

I would also like to enter this card into the Everybody Art Challenge which is Anything Goes.

Monday, 21 March 2016

Anniversary Card

Today is my 24th wedding anniversary, can't quite believe its been so long! This is the card I made for my hubby, using images and a sentiment from the Mama Elephant Some Bunny set. I coloured the bunnies and carrots with Copics and then cut them out with the matching die set. The frame is a Die-Namics die and the cloud is Paper Smooches. 


I am entering this card into a couple of challenges: 
Daring Cardmakers - Hand-Krafted Creations
Penny Black and More - Feature A Creature

Thursday, 17 March 2016

CCT Easter

The theme at CCT this week is Easter. I used the MFT Ewe Are The Best stamps which I coloured with Distress Markers. The paper is from Lawn Fawn and the sentiment is Darkroom Door.


Thursday, 10 March 2016

CCT Ribbon or Lace

We have another nice and easy challenge at CCT this week, Ribbon or Lace. I have made a cute tag which I cut with a Mama Elephant die from Kraft card. The papers are Lawn Fawn and the cute panda is from the Mama Elephant Pandamonium set. The sentiment is also Mama Elephant and I cut the circles with Nestabilities. The ric-rac has been in my stash for years!


I am also entering my tag in the Seven Hills Crafts monthly challenge.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

CAS on Sunday You're Rawr-Some!

I've decided to try and enter few more challenges in the hope I will make more cards and use up some of my stash. I have made a card for this weeks CAS On Sunday challenge which is a sketch. The dinosaur stamp and sentiment are from the new MFT release Prehistoric Fun and the papers are some very old Basic Grey ones. The image has been coloured with Copics and I added Wink of Stella to the spots.

Thursday, 3 March 2016

CCT Mothers Day

Our theme at CCT this week is Mother's Day. I have used a Penny black image which I have coloured with Copics. The paper is MFT as is the circle die. The square die is Lil Inkers and the tag is Paper Smooches. I added a sentiment from Mama Elephant and Wink Of Stella to the flowers and butterflies.


Thursday, 25 February 2016

CCT Floral

This weeks theme at CCT is Floral. I have used a Penny Black image for my card which I coloured with Copics and then cut out using a MFT die. The pennant is a Mama Elephant die and the sentiment is also Penny Black. A quick and simple card.

I hope you will be able to join us for this weeks challenge as we have another great prize.
We had a fabulous time in Rome, the weather was lovely as was the company, food and wine. Our trip to Pompeii was really good, the Italian train services are so much better than ours.

I am entering this card into the Penny Black and More challenge which is stamps and dies.