This weeks theme at CCT is Charmed. I have made another tag using Distress Ink for the background in some of the newer more vibrant colours. The stamps and dies are also Tim Holtz. I have added glossy accents to the heart and I dyed the ribbon to match the tag.
Thursday, 16 April 2015
Thursday, 9 April 2015
This weeks theme at CCT is Bonny Blue. I have made a tag for this challenge which I coloured with Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Inks, it is more vibrant than it shows in the photo. All the stamps are from Ryn Designs, I love the water droplet ones they look so effective.
I hope you all had a good Easter, I didn't manage to do any crafting at all.
Thursday, 2 April 2015
The challenge at CCT this week is Buttons and Bows. I have made a little tag using a Hanglar and Stanglar image which I coloured with Distress Markers. The papers are MME which I was lucky enough to win from Michelle you can visit her fab blog The Card Grotto here. I have added some lace and some flowers and a swirl punched with EK Success punches. The bows are in her hair and the button is in the centre of the flower.
I hope you have a good Easter, I don't think we will be doing much apart from lots of extra dog walks and hopefully some bike rides if the weather is nice and I will try and sneek some crafting time!
Thursday, 26 March 2015
This weeks theme at CCT is Easter. I have made another of my quick cards this time using two old Magnolia stamps which I have coloured with Distress Markers.
I hope you will be able to join us this week as we have another great prize.
Thursday, 19 March 2015
This weeks challenge at CCT is Spring Fever. I have used one of my favourite Penny Black images and have coloured it with Distress Markers and added a little bit of glitter to the flowers. I have used a Tonic die for the background and Nesties to cut out the image.
Thursday, 12 March 2015
The challenge at CCT this week is Celebrate. A very quick card from me this week as I've only had 1 night off work so didn't have much time. I have coloured the super cute Penny Black image with Copics and added a Penny Black sentiment.
Hopefully I will have a bit more time next week!
Thursday, 5 March 2015
At CCT this week we would like you to use die cuts and punches on your card, a nice and easy challenge. I have started to decorate a mini album to put some photos etc in of our recent trip to Rome. So far I have only managed to decorate the front but at least I've made a start! I bought the album from a craft sale a few years ago and have just used a piece of kraft card distressed with Pumice Stone ink to decorate the cover. The stamped image is from a new set by Tim Holtz 'Cityscapes'. The word Rome is die cut using the Tim Holtz Wordplay die, the numbers are from a very old Quickutz set and I added 2 punched corner tabs. I added some ribbon etc to the metal ring and 3 small tags cut with another Tim Holtz die. The words are stamped with some little alphabet stamps I picked up at the NEC a few years ago, they were a real bargain at £1.
Hopefully I will manage to get a couple more pages done at the weekend.
Thursday, 26 February 2015
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
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
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
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
Thursday, 15 January 2015
Thursday, 8 January 2015
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.