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!



Thursday, 4 June 2015

CCT Colours of Summer

This weeks challenge at CCT is Colours of Summer. I have used a Craftwork cards kit for my card and added a few pearls and some punched butterflies. I rolled the flowers using the quilling tool which comes in the Tim Holtz mini tattered florals dies and it was so much easier.


Thursday, 28 May 2015

CCT Too Cute

This weeks theme at CCT is too Cute. I have used one of my favourite Penny Black images which I have coloured with Copics and a Tonic die and embossing set.


Thursday, 21 May 2015

CCT School or Sport

This weeks theme at CCT is school or sport. I've made an ATC using Indigo Blu papers which I distressed with Distress Ink and the sewed to a piece of black card. The letters are cut with my new thinlits alphabet set and the arrow is a Tim Holtz mover and shapers die. The harlequin stamp is also Tim Holtz.


Thursday, 14 May 2015

CCT Lovely Lace

I missed last weeks challenge but have managed a quick card for this weeks which is Lovely Lace. I've started my Xmas cards, mainly because I found this poinsettia die cut already made up in a drawer! The die is a Tim Holtz one and the sentiment is from Inkadinkado.


Thursday, 30 April 2015

CCT Use a Sentiment

This weeks theme at CCT is Use a Sentiment. I have used one of my new Tim Holtz Crazy Birds stamps which I coloured with Distress Markers. The background is made with Distress Inks and I added an old Magnolia sentiment.