Saturday, 22 June 2019


We have a fun challenge for you this week at 52CCT

The team have made some fabulous inventive cards so do go over and have a look here

My card is a more simple version. 

I cut and embossed 5 baubles and then cut them out. Each one is folded in half and then glued to the next one. 
It reminds me of the fold out decorations we used to hang up when I was a child. Bells and baubles made of tissue and card which, though very fragile, used to come out every year. 

I hope you find time to play along with our challenge. You have two weeks this time as it's a 5 Saturday month 
Thanks for visiting, enjoy your day. 

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Vintage or Shabby Christmas

Our topic this week at 52CCT is:

I had an idea and this is nothing like the plan. It's not even the same colours. I like the finished card and that's what matters. I'm not sure if my card is Shabby or Vintage. Perhaps both. 
I stamped the border using Card-io Majestix stamps on cream card using Latte ink. The sentiment is embossed in clear as it didn't ink terribly well so a little embossing powder helped it stand out a bit more. It looks shabby though! I do love the fancy font.
I added the ribbon and a few die cuts sewed on with a button and raffia. Very simple but isn't that often the best way?

Do have a go at our challenge this week. We are only half way through the year so plenty of time to get started on those Christmas cards if you haven't already. It sounds mad but it works. 

Thanks for visiting, enjoy your day. x

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Grey and pink Christmas

Another week, another challenge at 52CCT.

I'm not sure how we came to be in June but here we are into the second week which means a colour challenge. Fabiola has chosen these soft colours for us:

My card came together very quickly once I'd had the idea, which was just as well as I was running out of time!
I used this Christmas tree die which I ordered from a cheap and cheerful website. I'm not sure of the sense in this as they are probably knock-offs and are flown round the world. Every so often I am taken in by the prices and choices. This set has many dies and you can mix an match them. Expect to see it again soon

The background is Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink. The tree is kraft and the border is grey. The star is also grey but I added glossy accents and glitter so it looks less grey now and more silver. The tassel is also pink. 

Thank you for visiting, enjoy your day. x

I'm popping over to Pixie's Snippets Playground before they forget who I am. I used lots of snippets. 
Also Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge #441

Saturday, 1 June 2019

June sketch

Good morning
Welcome to June! As usual at 52CCT our first challenge in the month is a sketch:

I embossed these trees a few weeks ago but then didn't use them in a way I was happy with. Black can look a little sombre but by adding red and gold, I hope I cheered it up. 

Sorry about the shocking photo. The green is green and the red is red irl. 
We hope you have fun with our sketch and look forward to seeing your cards in our gallery. 

Thanks for visiting, enjoy your day. x

Saturday, 25 May 2019

New technique.

Hello and welcome to and exciting challenge at 52CCT.
I always like learning a new technique. I see so many I want to try but often, the ideas are stowed away and I never get round to trying them.
Rosi has challenged us to try the Eraser technique this week so I actually got on and had a go.

Verdict - I found it simple to do and it gave a very effective result. I hope you'll agree.

Finding the right stamp is the key. I chose these geese and had a little play on some scrap paper.

All you need to do is rub a pencil on some sandpaper to get some graphite dust and then sponge it onto the paper.
Being a lazy sort of person, I used an emery board which was in the same room as me, instead of going looking for sandpaper.

Make a bit of graphite dust by rubbing the pencil on the emery board and the rub gently onto the paper. Then rub away parts of the image to expose the white paper. 

Here is a link to the instructions on the technique and a stunning card:

I really think this is the my favourite card I've made all year. I hope you like it and have a go at this fun technique. 

Thanks for visiting, enjoy your day. x

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Carol singing

Good morning, 
Our challenge for you this week at 52CCT is:

I didn't have the right sort of stash for this so I used a digi stamp from Dearie Dolls.

It's a fun image and you can print them in colour. I printed it out and coloured with Pro-markers. So far so good. The I really struggled to finish it off. I've seen stunning cards, layered up with beautiful papers but I don't seem to be able to do that.
In the end I gave it the simple treatment with some stamped snowflakes and called it done!
Did through your stamps, dies and papers and see what you can come up with. We look for ward to seeing you in our challenge. 

Thanks for visiting, enjoy your day. x

Saturday, 11 May 2019

May colours

Good Morning, 

We are back with our May colour challenge for you at 52CCT
Rosi has chosen the following colours for you:

I used a set of Inkadinkado inchies stamps which I bought a couple of years ago thinking that they would be useful but I have hardly used them. Either I need to get them out and use them or move them on...

I just embossed with silver and then backed with a square of turquoise and added a brown ribbon. Getting it all straight on the ribbon was the hardest part!

I've used an Inkylicous sentiment which is part of a set I won in The Playground. I love the set and use it often. 

I hope you enjoy using these elegant colours and come and join in with us. 

Thanks for visiting, enjoy your day. x