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, 18 December 2014
Thursday, 11 December 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Thursday, 30 October 2014
This weeks theme at CCT is Razzle Dazzle. I've made a very quick card with a Penny Black image coloured with Copics and a Tonic die. I have added some paper flowers and a Hero Arts sentiment. The razzle dazzle is the glitter on the flowers but unfortunately it doesn't show up too well in the photo!
I'm hoping Mr Blogger doesn't play up as I've had to schedule this post as by the time its posted I'll be in Riga, Latvia for a few days holiday with hubby, can't wait!!
Thursday, 16 October 2014
This weeks theme at CCT is One Layer card. I made with my with Neenah Desert Storm card and Copics. The Copics coloured the card really well but they do still bleed through to the back a bit so I will have to put an insert in the card. The stamp is Great Impressions and the sentiment is Lily of the Valley. I have added glossy accents to the berries to make them shiny. I think I will be making more of these cards as they are very quick and easy to do.
Thursday, 9 October 2014
This weeks theme at CCT is Anything but a Card. I have made a canvas for the challenge. I painted the canvas with gesso and texture paste which I applied through punchinella and painted with Distress Stains. The dress form is a Tim Holtz movers and shapers die.
Thursday, 2 October 2014
Thursday, 25 September 2014
Another nice and easy challenge at CCT this week, we would like you to use dies and punches on your card. I have used one of my new Tonic dies, Beautiful Bramble Square and a Spellbinders labels 1 die on my card. The image is Penny Black, which I coloured with Copics and the leaves are punched with a Martha Stewart punch.
I have just treated myself to a Grand Calibur and a couple of A4 embossing folders and a few Tonic die sets, they are fast becoming my favourite range of dies and there are a few more sets that I have my eye on!
I hope you can join us this week as we have another great prize.
Thursday, 18 September 2014
This weeks theme at CCT is Awesome Autumn. I decided to make an ATC using one of my favourite Magnolia Edwin images. The image is coloured with Copics and I have added a Magnolia sentiment. The papers are some which I won about 7 years ago!
Thursday, 11 September 2014
The theme at CCT this week is another nice and easy one, Too Cute. I have used a Penny Black stamp which I coloured with Copics and a new set of dies from Tonic. I have recently bought a few sets of Tonic dies, I love the intricacy of the patterns, although I have to run them through my Big Shot quite a lot of time to get them to cut!
Thursday, 4 September 2014
Thursday, 28 August 2014
At last I've made something! I just can't seem to get back into crafting at the moment. The theme at CCT this week is nice and simple, Anything Goes. I have made a tag which I coloured with Distress Stains and added some Tim Holtz die cuts and sentiment.
Thursday, 24 July 2014
The theme at CCT this week is For The Birds. I have used 3 wooden bird shapes to make a hanging ornament. I covered the shapes with Tilda papers and added flowers cut with Spellbinders dies, to finish I added some gems and glitter.
Thursday, 3 July 2014
This weeks theme at CCT is Reach for the Stars. I have made a very quick Xmas card using a JOFY image which I have stamped onto kraft card and coloured with pencils.
I've been missing the past few weeks mainly due to totally losing my mojo and also the cycling! I try to get out as much as possible and clocked up 91 miles over 4 days last week.
Thursday, 29 May 2014
The theme at CCT this week is blues and hues. I have made a card using a vintage image and papers from Maja Design.
I haven't been making cards recently in fact the dies I received a month ago are still in the envelope! I am spending quite a lot of time cycling at the moment and we managed a 25 mile ride on Monday with only a 5 minute rest stop. I'm hoping the weather will be nice again this weekend so we can get out again.
Thursday, 8 May 2014
Thursday, 1 May 2014
This weeks theme at CCT is Here Comes The Summer. I have used one of my new Penny Black stamps and coloured the image with Distress Markers. The image is cut out using a Spellbinders die and I have added some flowers and glitter. The paper is from the Prima pack I got free with a magazine and the swirls are a Tonic die.
I hope you will be able to join us this week as we have a fab prize. I have pre ordered a couple of Tonic dies so I am hoping they will arrive this week so I can have a play with them over the Bank holiday weekend. The cycling is going ok and I bought myself a new road bike last Sunday and am hoping for some nice weather so I can get some practice in, I'm still not overly confident!
Thursday, 24 April 2014
This weeks theme at CCT is Blue and Green. I have used a magnolia Tilda image for my card and Prima card pack which came free with a craft magazine. The image has been coloured with Distress Ink and I have added a die cut flourish cut with a Tonic die. The kraft card has been punched with a Stampin Up punch.
I hope you'll be able to join us this week as we have another fabulous prize. I am hoping for another nice weekend as I want to get out on my bike again. Hubby has decided he wants to do Triathlons so got himself a new road bike and I've decided to try a few bike rides with him!
Thursday, 17 April 2014
This weeks theme at CCT is Splish Splash. I have used another of my old stamps, this one is from a Woodware set. I have coloured the image with Sakura watercolour pencils and added Glossy Accents to the bubbles and a little bit of glitter to the water. I used Nestabilities to cut out the image and mat layer and a Stampin Up stamp and matching punch for the sentiment.
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Thursday, 3 April 2014
This weeks theme at CCT is All Boy, we'd like to see your male themed cards. I have made another CAS card using yet another old Penny Black stamp. I have coloured the image with Copics and added a die cut button and trim from a Die-Namics set of dies.
Thursday, 27 March 2014
This weeks challenge at CCT is Floral Delight, perfect for those last minute Mother's day cards. I am still going through my old stamps and found this one from Hero Arts. I have coloured the image with Copics and added 3 little gems. I also added the grass at the bottom of the flowers, not too sure if it was a good idea or not. The sentiment is by Penny Black.
Well the injection seems to have helped slightly with my knee and hopefully things will improve further throughout the week. We had a nice anniversary and went out for a lovely lunch at a local pub.
Thursday, 20 March 2014
This weeks challenge at CCT is It's A Wild World and we'd love to see your cards with animals on. I have used another of my very old High Hopes stamps called Ace. I coloured the image with Copics and added a Penny Black sentiment. I mounted the image onto some Kraft card and put some Glossy Accents on his eyes. Another very quick card!
I hope you'll be able to join us this week as we have another fab prize. I have treated myself to a couple of Penny Black stamps which I have been after for a while so hopefully they will arrive in time for the weekend as I'm having an injection in my knee on Friday and I've been told to rest it for a couple of days so it looks like been a crafting weekend, not exactly what I had planned for my 22nd wedding anniversary though!
Thursday, 13 March 2014
The theme at CCT this week is Girls, Girls, Girls. I have used Maja Design papers for my card and a matching image. The flowers are cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die and I have added some cheesecloth and Shabby White Fran-Tage. The border and corner are cut with Magnolia DooHickey dies.
Thursday, 6 March 2014
This weeks theme at CCT is What A Gem. I have made a very quick and simple card using an old Penny Black stamp which I have had for about 13 years! I stamped the image with Memento and coloured it with Copics. The sentiment is another Penny Black stamp and I added some gems to the flower centers.
I hope you'll be able to join in this weeks challenge as we have another great prize.
Sunday, 2 March 2014
Thursday, 13 February 2014
This weeks challenge at CCT is Clever Cutting. I have made another tag with the Prima Mixed Media Doll stamps. The papers are Kaisercraft and the flowers are from Hero Arts. I have coloured the image with Copics and paper pieced the dress. The edges of the tag were distressed and I have added some pearls and ribbon.
Thursday, 6 February 2014
It's Thursday again so time for another CCT challenge which this week is Lots of Love, so it's just in time for all those Valentines cards. I have made another tag, I seem to make more tags than cards these days. I cut the tag with a Tim Holtz die and used Recollections papers. I cut the hearts with another Tim Holtz die out of the paper and then twice more out of chipboard so they are quite thick. I inked all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and added Glossy Accents to the small heart so it's nice and shiny. The tag is finished off with a piece of twine and crinkle ribbon and I also machine stitched around the DP. Hopefully hubby won't look at my blog this week as I thought this would be perfect for his Valentine's card.
Thursday, 30 January 2014
The challenge at CCT this week is Something New. I have used some new goodies which I got recently to make my tag. The stamp and tag are by Prima and I have used some old papers from my stash. The cute little heart die cut is also new. The image is coloured with Copics and I have added some paper flowers and pearls.
Thursday, 9 January 2014
The theme at CCT this week is Cold and Frosty. I have made a tag using Pion Design papers and image. I have machine stitched around the tag and distressed the edges with Antique Linen Distress Inks, the flower is cut with a Tim Holtz die and the Sprawling Ferns are a Magnolia DooHickey die. I have added a few pearls, a small piece of cheesecloth, lace and FranTage champagne glitter to finish the tag.
Thursday, 2 January 2014
Happy New Year, I hope you had a great Christmas.
This weeks challenge at CCT is Banish The Blues. I have used some very old stamps for my card which I have coloured with Copics. The papers are Kaisercraft and the swirl is a Tonic die which I have cut down. Apologies for the poor photo but the weather is vile here today and its about the best I could manage.
I hope you can join in this weeks challenge as we have a fab prize from Bunny Zoe Crafts.