Thursday, 26 February 2015

CCT Fancy Corners

This weeks theme at CCT is Fancy Corners. I have made a card using Graphic 45 papers and an image from Stampendous. I have distressed the papers and added ribbon from Creative Expressions. I made a fancy corner using various flowers and leaves. The sentiment and matching punch are Stampin Up.


We had a fabulous time in Rome there is just so much to see, we definitely needed a rest when we got home.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

CCT Pretty in Pink

The theme at CCT this week is Pretty in Pink. I have made a tag using Prima papers which I got free on a craft mag. The heart is kraft card put through a ribbler and then painted with gesso. I added another strip of card , some flowers ribbon and pearls after distressing the edges of the tag with Distress Ink. 


I'm off to Rome for a few days on Friday with hubby and daughter. I can't wait to go as Rome is somewhere I have always wanted to visit. We already have tickets for The Vatican and The Colosseum. Perfect Valentines and birthday holiday.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

CCT Crazy In Love

The theme at CCT this week is Crazy in Love. I have made a tag this week using some papers which I bought for Valentines last year, I think I'll probably be using them for next years card as well! The paper has been distressed with Weathered Wood Distress Ink and using the same ink I randomly stamped some splodges from the Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge set and also some texture stamps from last weeks Pick of the Week on Create and Craft. They are part of a Crafters Companion texture set which also included some embossing folders. They were delivered within 3 days which I think has to be a record for C + C. I then added some Aged Silver Fran-tage to the paper.
The cupid is a Tim Holtz movers and shapers die, which I cut from chipboard. I painted the chipboard shape with Gesso and when it was dry I coloured it with a gold inkpad. I then spritzed it with some black spray which I made using a Distress Ink refill in Black Soot as I don't have any ink sprays. While it was still wet I covered it in rock salt and then sprayed with the black spray again. When it was dry I removed the salt. I saw this technique on the internet and loved the effect, I shall certainly be doing it again. I distressed the heart with a Crafters Companion embossing folder from my new set and covered it in Crackle Accents. It isn't as red as it appears in the photo!
To finish the tag I used a Dymo to write the sentiment and added some ribbon which I bought on our holiday in Latvia last October and I added an Ideology clip.


Gosh that was a long post! Hopefully you'll be able to join in this weeks challenge as we have a great prize from Bunny Zoe. 

Thursday, 29 January 2015

CCT Stamping Crazy

The theme at CCT this week is Stamping Crazy. My son is off to Paris on a school trip in the summer so I made a French themed tag for his birthday. I cut the tag from Stampin Up cream card and stamped the background with various Tim Holtz stamps and then used Vintage Photo Distress Ink for the colour. The harlequin stamp is a very old Hero Arts one which I heat embossed to add a bit of texture. I cut the Eiffel Tower and Fleur De Lys from white card using a Tim Holtz die and then I embossed them with the corresponding texture folder. I then coloured the shapes with Tarnished Brass Distress stain and when dry I went over the top with Black Soot Distress Ink. I can't take the credit for this technique as I saw it on a blog but the results are so effective I shall definitely be doing some more.The sentiment is also Tim Holtz and the word strips are from Darkroom Door.


I really enjoyed making the tag and hopefully will get to spend more time crafting now. 

Thursday, 22 January 2015

CCT Colourful

This weeks theme at CCT is Colourful and we are sponsored this week by Diane's Daydream Digis. I have used one of her fun precoloured images for my card. The embossing folder is from Couture Creations.


Thursday, 15 January 2015

CCT Just For Laughs

The theme at CCT this week is Just for Laughs. I have made a little tag with a Greetings farm image which I coloured with Copics. The sentiment is from Autumn Leaves.


Thursday, 8 January 2015

CCT Whats New

I can't believe its 2015 already, I hope you all had a good Xmas and new year. The theme at CCT this week is What's New? We would like you to use some of your new crafty goodies to make a card or project. I have used a new Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers die for my very quick card and a Darkroom Door sentiment. 


My Xmas present to myself this year was this


Boris Big Shot Pro!

 I did quite a few nights overtime before Xmas and have been after one of these for a few years now so decided to treat myself. It really is easy to use although it takes up a lot of room. Just need more time to play with it now.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

CCT Sparkles

This weeks theme at CCT is Sparkles. I have made another quick card using a Penny Black image which I treated myself to last month. The image is coloured with Copics and I have used a Sue Wilson die for the background. I love this die but unfortunately it doesn't cut very well. I have added a few gems and lots of glitter to the image.



Thursday, 11 December 2014

CCT Bells and Bows

The theme at CCT this week is Bells and Bows. I have used a tag and papers from Craftwork cards. I inked around the tag with Distress Ink and added some lace and pearls.



A super quick tag as I am doing quite a bit of overtime at the moment and have very limited crafting time.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

CCT Little Angels

This weeks challenge at CCT is Little Angels. I have made a tag using a photo stamp from Stempelglede and Maja Road papers. I stamped the image onto glossy paper using Archival ink and the added a bit of Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to slightly age the image. I edged the tag and papers with the same ink and added a Prima flower and leaf and some lace. To finish the tag I added some Shabby White Fran-Tage. The tag was cut with a Tim Holtz Altercations die.


I hope you'll be able to join in this weeks challenge as we have another great prize.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

CCT Ginger Spice

The theme at CCT this week is Ginger Spice. I have made a tag using papers from Craftwork cards. I cut a tag from kraft card using a Tim Holtz die and after adding the paper I put some Fran-Tage and Mica onto it. I coloured the ribbon with rusty hinge distress Ink.


Thursday, 20 November 2014

CCT Stars

The theme at CCT this week is Stars. I have made yet another very quick and simple card, the star is punched out of red embossed card and I have added some ribbon and a bow. The sentiment is a very old one from QVC which I have embossed in silver.




Thursday, 13 November 2014

CCT Red and Green

The challenge at CCT this week is red and green. I have used one of my new Tonic dies along with an old stamp. The image has been coloured with Copics and the embossing folder is the Heart Lattice from Sue Wilson. I have added a sentiment which came free with a magazine.



Thursday, 6 November 2014

CCT Stripes

The theme at CCT this week is Stripes. I have made my card with Tilda papers and die cuts. The only other things I added are lace, ribbon, pearls and flowers. The leaf die cut is Tonic and I have edged the papers with Distress Inks.


We had a great time in Riga, its a lovely place with lots of interesting museums to visit and fabulous food.