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.