Thursday 27 December 2012

CCT Anything Goes

This weeks challenge at CCT is Anything Goes. I made a very quick birthday card with a Snoopy stamp and a left over piece of DP.

I hope you all had a good Christmas and got lots of lovely pressies, I got some fabby Stampin Up goodies off my hubby.
Have a good week and enjoy your New Year celebrations.

Thursday 13 December 2012

CCT So Charming

The challenge at CCT this week is So Charming and we'd like to see your projects which feature charms. I haven't done a card this week instead I decided to decorate a mannequin which has been lurking in my crafty stash for about 6 years now!! I painted the mannequin with gesso and acrylic paints and then stamped the various Stampin Up stamps onto tissue with Versacolor inkpads which I then heated embossed to set the ink. It would of been easier to use dye inks but I specifically wanted these colours to match my daughters bedroom. I then stuck the images onto the mannequin using Mod Podge and added a charm, piece of lace and the crystally trim (not too sure what the proper name is !). To finish off the base I added a few flowers, a pearl which I coloured to match with Copics and a grungepaper butterfly coloured with the same inks as the stamped images. Luckily the girls love it and I have now got a couple of others to do for birthday pressies.

I love this stamp set by Stampin Up, the images are so pretty and the set also includes a fab swirl stamp. Hubby has got me some Stampin Up goodies for Christmas I can't wait to see what he chose from the rather long list I gave him!!!
Have a great week, i can't believe how fast the time is going at the moment!

Thursday 6 December 2012

CCT Red & Green

This weeks challenge at CCT is red and green. I have made a Christmas card using this gorgeous Stampendous stamp which I stamped the image onto cream card, distressed with Distress Ink and coloured the image with Prismacolors. I added various Frantage glitters and powders and some ultra fine glitter to the berries.

I hope you'll be able to join in this weeks challenge as we have another fab prize. Enjoy your week.

Thursday 29 November 2012

CCT - Snowflakes

This weeks challenge at CCT is snowflakes. I have made another super quick card using a Memory Box die and Cuttlebug embossing folder. The snowflake is cut in silver mirri card and has a little gem in the center and that's about it really apart from a sentiment and piece of ribbon!! I'm trying to finish all my Xmas cards as I have some new scrummy Stampin Up goodies to play with.

Bed time for me now, have a good day!

Thursday 22 November 2012

CCT - One for the Girls

This weeks challenge at CCT is One for the Girls. This is the tag which I made for Kerry's birthday. The tag has been coloured with Distress Stains and ink and the main image is Stampendous. I added a few flowers and pearls to finish it off.

Another super quick post as there's the dreaded housework to do and I really must get on with making Xmas cards! 
Have a good week.

Thursday 15 November 2012

CCT - Starry Starry Night

This weeks challenge at CCT is Starry Starry Night and I have made a very quick and simple card using a new stamp which I got from Paper Artsy. I stamped the image directly onto an A7 Kraft card and then stamped a piece of Stampin Up paper so I could cut out the star. I added glitter to the paper star, a stamped sentiment and some highlights with a white gel pen. Very quick and easy but I am pleased with the end result!!

A super quick post off me because its nearly my bedtime. I was at work last night and have 2 more nights to go but at least I'm off at the weekend and hubby has offered to take me craft shopping.
Have a good day.

Thursday 8 November 2012

CCT 242 - Sketch

Well I've finally got round to making a card for the CCT challenge which this week is a sketch from Deb. I love this sketch, nice and simple which is about all I can manage at the moment!! I have used kraft card, some MM paper and a Hero Arts stamp. The image has been coloured with Copics and I have added a bit of glitter and some Flower Soft to his hat. Hopefully I'll get back into card making now!

I am also going to enter my card in this weeks Papertake challenge which is Anything Goes.
I had a great time in Prague with Kerry, its a beautiful city and I'm looking forward to going back in Feb for a few days with hubby.
I hope you'll be able to join in with this weeks challenge as we have a fab prize.
Have a good week.

Thursday 20 September 2012

CCT 235

This weeks challenge over at CCT is to make a different shaped card. I have made a heart hanger wedding card. The hearts were cut on the Cricut and the image is Penny Black.

Well that's it for another week, work and family things are just getting in the way of my card making at the moment!! Never mind though because in 3 weeks I'm off to Prague with my youngest daughter for 5 nights to celebrate her 18th, can't wait!

Thursday 6 September 2012

CCT233 Autumn Gold

This weeks challenge at CCT is autumn gold. I have made a card using Distress Stains for the background, which I have overstamped with some bubblewrap and a Tim Holtz scratch stamp. The image is from Stampendous and the die cut is Tim Holtz.

Thursday 16 August 2012

CCT Back to School

This weeks challenge at CCT is Back to School. I have made a little bookmark using a Greetings Farm Image and some SU paper. The image is coloured with Copics and the stars are cut on the Cricut.

Another super short post! Enjoy your Thursday.

Thursday 9 August 2012

CCT - Tag You're It

This weeks challenge at CCT is Tag You're It. I have made a tag with Wendy Vecchi and Tim Holtz stamps and Clearly For Art film. I have coloured the tag with Distress Stains and Inks and added some Glimmer Mist. I also coloured the ribbon with Distress Stains.

Another quick post as I worked last night (& tonight) so I'm off for a sleep!!
Enjoy your Thursday.

Thursday 2 August 2012

CCT Clean & Simple

This weeks CCT challenge is Clean & Simple. I have used my favourite Penny Black image which I coloured with Copics and added a few touches of glitter. 

Hopefully my card has posted ok as I'm in Wales for the week and we have no internet connection where we are staying.

Thursday 26 July 2012

CCT - So Distressing

Can't believe it's Thursday again and time for another CCT challenge. This weeks challenge is So Distressing and we are sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps. I have coloured this cutie, Ava Mistletoe Fairy with Copics and used Distress Inks around the edges. I have added a few punched snowflakes and glitter and gems. Her dress isn't so bright, not sure why it looks like this on the photo!

I hope you will be able to join in this weeks challenge as we have a fab prize.

Thursday 19 July 2012

CCT Fairy Nice

This weeks challenge at CCT is to use a fairy on your card or project. I have used an old Swiss Pixie stamp and some Cosmo Cricket papers. I have coloured the image with Copics and added some flowers punched with  EK Success punches. 

Thanks for popping by, have a good week.

Thursday 28 June 2012

CCT Patriotic

This week at CCT we would like you to make a Patriotic themed card. I have made a card for my son to give to his friend so it's pretty plain as I don't think teenage boys would appreciate a 'fussy' card! The image from The Greetings Farm has been coloured with Copics and I have used Bazzil card and arrows cut on the Cricut.

I hope you'll be able to join in this weeks challenge as we have another fab prize. 
Have a good week.

Thursday 21 June 2012

CCT Here Comes Summer

This weeks challenge at CCT is Here Comes Summer, I have used a Wee digi stamp which I coloured with Copics and Basic Grey papers.

Thursday 14 June 2012

CCT Punch Drunk

The challenge at CCT this week is Punch Drunk. For my card I have used a Saturated Canary image which I've coloured with Copics. The papers are Cosmo Cricket (I think) and I've used Stampin Up, Leone Em and EK Sucess punches.

I hope you'll be able to join in this weeks challenge as we have another fab prize! Enjoy your Thursday.

Thursday 7 June 2012

CCT - Water, Water

The challenge at CCT this week is water, water. I have used an old digi image, not sure where its from, which I have coloured with Copics. Not much else to say about it really!!

Hubby and I had a few days holiday in Wales last week and we took Alfie with us. I think he enjoyed himself and spent lots of time either swimming in the sea or in rivers! This photo also fits this weeks CCT theme!!

Thursday 31 May 2012

CCT Planes, Trains & Automobiles

This weeks theme at CCT is planes, trains and automobiles. I had to make a very quick card for my daughter to give to her friend who had passed her driving test and this was the best I could come up with!! The papers are Stampin Up and the stamp is from Great Impressions. I have coloured the image with Copics to match the colour of her car and added some Card Candi.

We have another great prize this week so I hope you'll be able to join us. 

Thursday 24 May 2012

CCT - Pink & Green

This weeks challenge at CCT is pink and green. I have used some pink and green paper from my stash and another Stampendous stamp called Bird Post. The image has been stamped and embossed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and I also used Distress Ink around the edges of the stamped image and the main card.
I have added more Fran-tage glitters, embossing enamels and Mica Flakes and coloured the bird with a very pale pink Copic pen.

I hope you will be able to join in with this week's challenge as we have a fab prize up for grabs. Enjoy the rest of the week and the gorgeous weather we are having at the moment.

Thursday 17 May 2012

CCT - A Touch of Sparkle

This week theme at CCT is A Touch of Sparkle and we have another fab prize to give away. I have used a Stampendous image, Butterfly Post which I stamped and embossed with Vintage Photo distress ink. I coloured the butterfly with Copics and added Fran-tage embossing powders, mica flakes and halo glitters. The edges have been distressed with Vintage Photo distress ink and the papers are Graphic 45. I love using all the Fran-tage range and seem to be putting it on nearly all the cards I make at the moment!! If you click on the photo you can see all the sparkle and embossing detail.

I am also going to enter my card into this weeks Stamp Man challenge which is to use your favourite technique, mine has to be Fran-tage at the moment!!

Have a good Thursday, I shall be asleep (hopefully) for most of the day as I was working last night!

Friday 11 May 2012


No card from me today as I haven't got round to photographing the one I made yesterday but I thought I'd share a couple of photos of Alfie instead, he's a Springer Spaniel. We got him from our local animal rescue home in August last year when he was just 5 months old, he is such a cutie but does tend to be hyperactive, at least it keeps us fit with all the extra walking! Luckily Honey (our 12 year old lab cross) and him get on well and he has just about stopped chasing Tilly the cat.

Thursday 10 May 2012

CCT 'Food + Drink' Challenge

Here is my card for this weeks CCT challenge which is Food + Drink. I have just rejoined the CCT design team after a 2 year absence and am really looking forward to been part of the DT again, thanks to Deb +co for asking me back :-)
Its a bit of a basic card I'm afraid as I was running late due to working Mon & Tues nights. I have stamped Edwin and coloured him with Copics and used some very old Paper Crate paper which I found in my box. The edges have been distressed and I added some faux stitching.
I hope you'll be able to join us this week as we have a fab prize from Whiff of Joy.

I'm off work today and am hoping to get another couple of cards made. 
Have a good Thursday.

Sunday 6 May 2012

Back To Making Cards & New Look Blogger

I've eventually got round to making some cards but am having trouble working out how to use this new look blogger, as you can probably tell from my Blog Header, I can't get to text in the middle, can anybody help? 

This is a canvas which I have decorated using acrylic paints,stamps and all sorts of other things I found lying round the house. I really enjoyed making this and got very messy!! I do have some photos of my cards somewhere but we have a new PC which I am struggling to find my way around, technology is not my thing!!

Hopefully this is going to work and I can get some photos later of my most recent cards.

Enjoy your Sunday.