Thursday, June 22, 2017

It's been a long time......

I have decided I have been away from my blog for far too long so today I am returning with few cards made recently, I hope you like them.

I have now retired after 19 years in the Civil Service and have finally got the time to do all the creative things I've had to put on hold for all these years. So watch this space for more craft ideas and projects.

Thanks for your visit

Vee xx

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pop Up Box Card

Folds flat for posting

Hello crafty friends, every year I look for a new design idea for my Christmas cards and this time I've decided on Pop Up Box cards. 
A bit more work to make but I think the end results looks fabulous. This is just the first one I have made but plan to do some with other colours and characters too. I was really pleased the way it turned out the picture doesn.t really do it justice.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Stampin Bella cards for Twins...

At last I've got some time to post a couple of cards I made for an order a few weeks ago. The girls Erin and Katie are 13 year old Twins and are the daughter's of a friend.
As you can see I have used two lovely Stampin Bella images I love all these Uptown Girls stamps I wish I had them The papers are  First Edition another favourite of mine....can't get enough of these papers they are gorgeous.

I also made the girls Exploding boxes from their Parents and they loved them. I'll post them later.

I am entering the second card into Top Tip Tuesday   ...Favourite colour combo....Peach and Purple

Thanks for you visit today

Have a lovely weekend

Monday, October 06, 2014

A Victorian Dolls House....

If you like miniatures and especially Doll House's then head over to Teeny Tiny Toatie I have some pics to show you of my Dolls House that Hubby made for me 25 years ago. There will be more soon so don't forget to come back and see.

Monday, September 15, 2014

A new blog on the block...

Hello crafty friends!  I have a new blog sharing my love of all things Miniature called
 Teeny Tiny Toatie . It's a work in progress and hopefully will be as popular as this one. So why not pop over and see what I've been up to this week.
 Any comments you wish to leave will be much appreciated

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

My first Fairy House

 Hubby and I are both off this week putting up a new fence and re arranging the garden. I had wanted to make a Fairy Garden a few years ago and just never had the time, so this week I decided to have a go. 
 I've been all over the internet looking at Fairy houses and eventually sent for one which should be here tomorrow. In the meantime I decided to have a go at making one myself.  I must say I haven't had so much fun in years. I bought a packet of Air  Drying clay and set about building one as I watched the TV tonight and tried to make it as quirky as possible, I even made a few mushrooms too. I forgot how much fun clay modeling is.  When it's dry in a couple of days I will paint it with Acrylics and give it a few coats of varnish.
My head is buzzing now with loads of other ideas for my Fairy garden, who knows it might end up a whole
I'll post more pics when it's finished.

 Have you got a Fairy garden?... I'd love to hear about it.....

Friday, September 05, 2014

The end of an era....

Today I made a very difficult decision. After 5+ years on the Charisma Design Team I have decided to resign.

It is becoming more and more difficult for me to devote time to my DT work and I feel I'm running around like a headless chicken with so many projects on the go, not just crafting but stuff on the home front too .
  When Carly invited me to join the DT  I was thrilled to bits, that was more than five years ago now when Charisma Cardz first started. Over the years I have been lucky enough to visit thousands of your Blogs and I have enjoyed all of the fabulous creations you have entered into our Challenges, and learned so much along the way, but sadly it's time for me to move on.

I'll still be crafting and popping the odd card on here from time to time and maybe a few other projects that I have in mind as well, so watch this space.

Thanks for your visit today, Happy crafting !!

Hugs & Smiles

Charisma Cardz....Use Acetate

Good morning!!, first off apologies as I'm a day late posting this. Just don't seem to have enough time these days to do all the things I need to get done.
Our challenge this week is to use Acetate on your creations.  As always we have fabulous sponsors,

Buy our digi stamps here...

I do hope you can join in this week, thanks for your visit.
Happy crafting

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Special Birthday...

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well. 
Today I thought I would share this card with you for an 85th Birthday commissioned by one of my friends for her Mum.  I have used my favourite little bear again, everyone always asks for him to be on their cards, he must be the most used stamp I have.
The papers are 1st Edition, I also used Spellbinders dies and Wild Orchid flowers. Organza ribbon and pearls from Meiflower. The lovely little metal butterfly I think was also from Meiflower but I can't say for sure.

Thanks for your visit today, 


Friday, August 15, 2014

Teenage birthday boy

Good morning, I have a busy day ahead but just grabbed a few minutes to share my latest card with you.
 Commission by a work colleague for her Son's 13th Birthday and he loves his Play station and X Box, like most youngsters of his age. Luckily I had this image from Mo Manning which is fabulous for boys cards and she also has a female version too if you have any young girls into gaming.
The papers are from Papermania , I've had these for years, the corners are Marianne Design die, and I also used Spellbinders dies to mount the image and the sentiment.
I have a day with my little three year old Grand Daughter today so sure to be a fun day and and exhausting one. We are planning a Frozen themed birthday party for her in November so I'll print off some pictures and we can cut them out, she loves anything to do with Frozen.
Thanks for popping into my blog today, have a lovely weekend.