Thursday, 1 October 2015

CCT Masculine

This weeks theme at CCT is masculine. I made a card using a Tim Holtz image which I have coloured with my new Lyra Polycolors, they are so nice to use and blend really easily. The camera was coloured with just 1 grey pencil. I inked the edge of the card with Hickory Smoke distress ink.
The background is silver mirri card embossed with a Tim Holtz embossing folder. I have put slate alcohol ink onto the mirri card, which looks really effective but doesn't show up in the photo very well. The sentiment and filmstrip are also Tim Holtz dies.

My mum really enjoyed her 90th birthday and we had a lovely party with family and friends.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

CCT Things With Wings

The theme at CCT this week is things with wings. I made a tag for my mum's 90th birthday using Graphic 45 Botanical Tea papers. The papers have been edged with Distress Ink and I added a Magnolia die cut strip and Tim Holtz die cut numbers.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

CCT Chocolate

The theme at CCT this week is Chocolate. I couldn't find anything chocolate related in my stash so went for chocolate coloured papers etc. I inked the edges of the tag with Distress ink and added papers and an image from Maja Design. The poinsettia and lace border are Tim Holtz dies and the fronds are Magnolia. The Poinsettia is cut from vellum, embossed with the matching Tim Holtz embossing folder and I added some gold guilding wax to give a little shimmer. To finish the tag I added some Fran-Tage to the background and glitter to the tree.

We have another great prize this week so I hope you can join us.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

CCT Numbers

The theme at CCT this week is numbers. I have made another quick card using Stampin Up stamps and papers. The paper has been distressed with Distress Ink and then I stamped and embossed the images. The sentiment is cut with Stampin Up punches and I added some cotton ribbon, a button and some twine.
The number is on the blue banner!

I hope you'll be able to join us this week as we have another fab prize to give away.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

CCT Autumn Leaves

This weeks theme at CCT is Autumn Leaves I have made a tag using one of my favourite Edwin stamps and these lovely papers although I'm sure what make they are. Edwin was coloured with Distress markers and I have used quite a few Tim Holtz thinlit dies for embellishments. The word Autumn was cut with the Alphanumeric dies, the leaves are from the mini Tattered Florals and the swirls are from the Scribbles and Splats set. The scalloped edge is a Die-Namics die and the main tag is another Tim Holtz bigz die.

 I still have a few crafty items to sell but have managed to create a bit of space and I have sold more than I have bought which is good and quite surprising! I also treated myself to a new set of drawers so now have a nice crafty area which is remarkably tidy at the moment.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

CCT Monochrome

Well I have eventually managed to get something made for this weeks CCT challenge and the theme is Monochrome. This is a money wallet which I made for a work colleague of my daughters leaving gift. I made a white wallet from a template I found on the internet and then covered it with Maya Designs papers. The inside is also decorated but I forgot to photograph that. The stamp is by Stampendous which I stamped with Distress ink and dragged the colour onto the butterfly with a wet paintbrush. The flowers are Tim Holtz mini tattered florals and the swirl is a Tonic die. I am really pleased with how it turned out and plan on making a few more for Christmas gifts.

We had a lovely weeks holiday in Wales with all my children and partners and most of my hubbys family to celebrate his 50th birthday, in fact we have booked out the whole of the farm cottages again for next year to do it all over again! 
I have also been selling lots of my crafting goodies as I have far too much stuff and nowhere near enough free time to use it. The money raised is helping fund next years holiday to Rome, which is my hubbys birthday present. Still quite a bit to sell but at least I have some space back again.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

CCT Citrus

The theme at CCT this week is Citrus. I have left the Graphic 45 papers alone this week and have gone back to the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamps. I have coloured the bird with Distress Markers, the colours are Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemon and Twisted Citron. The splats are a Crafters Companion stamp and the smaller dots are from a Stampin Up set. I added a Penny Black sentiment, another quick and fun card.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

CCT Pets

This weeks theme at CCT is Pets. I have made a start on my mini album and here are 3 pages which I will stick to the base pages later, as I will decide on the order of the pages when I've made them all. The papers are Graphic 45 and I have just used various punches for the embellishments. Not too sure about the cat page but can't decide what else to add to it if anything!

Thursday, 16 July 2015

CCT Water

This weeks theme at CCT is water. I made a tag using some of the scraps which were on my desk from a previous CCT challenge. The papers are Graphic 45 By The Sea, the tag is cut with a Tim Holtz die and the little pennant is a Die-namics die. The only other things I've used are a piece of string and some burlap.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

CCT Ladies Only

The theme at CCT this week is Ladies Only. I have started making a mini album using Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs papers and this is the front cover. Not sure when it will get finished though! The album is cut with a Sizzix die.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

CCT We Love Cake

This weeks theme at CCT is We Love Cake. I have used a Penny Black image on my card which I have coloured with Copics. The die cut is Tonic and I used a Creative Expressions embossing folder for the background.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

CCT Stars and Stripes

Our theme at CCT this week is Stars and Stripes. I decided to make a tag for a change using kraft card and MME papers. The tag and all the other die cuts are Tim Holtz, I love the Scribbles and Splats one they are so useful for backgrounds as are the arrows. The number is from the Alphanumeric set, I got the 3/4" ones as I tend to make smaller cards. The stamp is from Julie Nutting and I coloured parts of it with Prima watercolour pencils. The sentiment is from Autumn Leaves.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

CCT Add A Quote

This weeks theme at CCT is Add A Quote. I made my card with Maya design paper and a Stempelglede sentiment stamped onto a Spellbinders die cut oval, which I then layered onto a fancy oval. The colours are lovely light purples but for some reason I couldn't get them to photograph very well.
The flowers and leaves are cut with Tim Holtz tiny tattered flowers dies out of matching paper. I added some glitter to the flowers and some pearls.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

CCT Beside The Sea

The theme at CCT this week is Beside The Sea. I have used Graphic 45 papers for my card, I love these papers and have purchased a few different collections. The only extras on the card are some netting, a die cut banner and a starfish which I have had since I worked in the craft shop over 5 years ago!