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.