Thursday, 26 November 2015

CCT Angels or Fairies

The theme at CCT this week is Angels or Fairies. I have used another Hanglar image for my card which I have coloured with Distress Markers. I cut the card base with another Go Kreate die, and added some paper from a Tilda pad. The other dies are Spelllbinders and Tim Holtz and the sentiment is Hero Arts.

I really enjoyed making this card, its been a while since I used my Distress Markers. I hope you'll be able to join in this weeks challenge as we have another great prize.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

CCT Light it Up

This weeks theme at CCT is Light it Up. I have used one of my new Go Kreate dies and a Hanglar image, which I coloured with Lyra Polycolors. The papers are Stampin Up and the dies are Tim Holtz and Spellbinders.

Not the best photo because the light is so bad here today. I had hoped to make the card a bit more elaborate but a combination of working extra and only having 1 night off and no heating for the past 2.5 weeks has limited my card making time. The engineer is back again sometime this morning so I hope he fixes it this time!
We had a nice day on Saturday when we went to Old Trafford to watch the David Beckham Unicef match, we all really enjoyed it.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

CCT Animals and Birds

This weeks theme at CCT is animals and birds. I have made a very quick card using Tim Holtz dies. The reindeer is cut from double sided adhesive and is covered in gold glitter, it is so sparkly but it doesn't really show in the photo. The joy is cut from gold mirri card and I made the ticket shape from a rectangle of card cut with a corner punch.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

CCT Food and Drink

This weeks theme at CCT is food and drink. I made a ticket shaped kraft card with a We R Memory Keepers punch and added some My Minds Eye papers. The image is an old Edwin stamp which I coloured with Lyra Polycolor pencils. I added some die cut pennants and a Tim Holtz scribble die cut. The tab is a Stampin Up punch which I stamped with some alphabet peg stamps which I picked up from the NEC a few years ago for £1.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

CCT Sparkles

The theme at CCT this week is Sparkles. Another quick card from me using a Hanglar image coloured with Lyra Polycolor pencils, a Sue Wilson embossing folder and a Spellbinders die set. The snowflake is a Tim Holtz die cut from glitter card and of course I added lots of glitter to the image and background which doesn't really show up in the photo.

I'm hoping this posts ok as we are on holiday in Devon this week.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

CCT Anything Goes

Its an easy challenge at CCT this week, Anything Goes. I have made a quick anniversary card using Indigo Blu and Stampin Up stamps and Distress Inks. The sentiment is Darkroom Door.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

CCT Candy

The theme at CCT this week is candy. I have used one of my Hanglar stamps and have coloured it with Lyra Polycolors. The papers are Basic Grey and the poinsettia die and embossing folder are Tim Holtz. The sentiment is also a Tim Holtz die.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

CCT One Layer

The theme at CCT this week is one layer cards. I have stamped a Tim Holtz bird crazy stamp onto kraft card and given him a santa hat. The images are coloured with my new Lyra Polycolor pencils and I have added a bit of glitter and an Inkadinkadoo sentiment. 

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.