Thursday 26 February 2015

CCT Fancy Corners

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

CCT Pretty in Pink

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

CCT Crazy In Love

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.