Thursday, May 27, 2010


Good morning everyone, it's my turn to set the challenge at Charisma this week, boy did that come round fast..!!! Anyway I decided on a theme of
As always just have fun making whatever you like, it doesn't have to be a circle card, anything at all as long as there are circles in some form on your project.
As you can see above my DT sample is a wall hanging I've kept it monochrome this time and I think it works really well.
The flower in the center was made from a die cut from Cuddly Buddly called Die ribbon flower 1 and you can purchase it here
It cuts 2 pieces to the flower and a small swirl too, the top part has small slits on the petals and you can thread ribbon through to make the center of the flower. I have tried to show a close up of the flower so that you can see the slits where the ribbon goes. I really like this and will certainly be making loads of different flowers with it.
The DP is a FREE download from Crafts by Carolyn mounted onto silver mirri card. The layer above that is stamped 5 times using an image called Modern flower 1, to make a circular image and is from this weeks sponsor at Charisma the Digi Stamp Boutique. Then of course is the die cut flower on top.
I've had a really busy week with gas fitters in installing new central heating system, the old one was 25 years old and was on it's last legs..... so.....I've been cleaning up the mess all week and thankfully now the workmen have gone. I've got loads of decorating to do now but that will have to wait a few weeks as the bathroom is being fitted in the next few weeks too. More mess.....ugh..but it should all be worth it when it's done. I'm off to bed now as I've scheduled this post to come on when I'm at work in the morning.
Thanks for popping in.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Charisma.. 3-D

Good morning everyone this week at Charisma we are looking for anything 3-D on your projects. As you can see I have made a Baby Scrapbook. I have used chipboard letters painted and glittered with stickles, Forever Friends decoupage bear,various flowers and ribbon from my stash.
the DP is from the Polka Doodles CD All around and Everywhere.
This little album is very easy to make. Just take several 6 x 6 pieces of card and round the corners off using a corner punch. As I don't have a Bind it All I just used my hole punch and put 2 holes along the side and tied the ribbon to secure. Very simple to make. I will also make a pink one as well..........We have another Grandchild on the way and since we don't know yet if it's a boy or a girl I'll just make one of each. So that's the bottom drawer started for the baby along with a few other things that I've started to buy.
So pop along to Charisma and see the DT's fab 3-D projects this week and find out what prize we have for the winner. Looking forward to seeing all your lovely creations again this week.
Thanks for popping in

Friday, May 14, 2010

Baby Boys first birthday

Just a quick post tonight. I was asked to make a card for a little boys 1st Birthday and this is what I used:

Image is from Cuddly Buddly which I have decoupaged to add extra depth
the check paper is Polka doodles from the All around and Everywhere CD
Polka dot paper is from Craft Creations
Martha Stewart Arch Punch
Circle Nesties
Various buttons from stash

Thanks for your visit to my blog, I hope you enjoyed being here.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Oooops !!!! better late than never....DT card for Charisma

Hi there!!! So sorry I'm late posting my DT card for Charisma this week. I was out quite late last night visiting my Mum and clean forgot to post it. Went out to work this morning none the wiser and came home turned on the computer and ....shock!!! no card.!! So again my apologies. Don't know where my brain is these
Right on to the card. It's very simple this week and very PINK. The challenge this week is from our very own Carly who would like to see some SWEET TREATS!!!. I came across this House Mouse image that a friend sent me a couple of years ago and it just shouted SWEET!!!! at me. The papers are FF Pink Parfait, the ribbon I've had for many years and the Sweet sentiment is Meljen's Designs.
We have a fabulous prize this week, why not pop over and have a peek and get some inspiration from the lovely Charisma DT girls.
I hope you are all having a lovely day and thanks for popping in.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Baby Granddaughter.....FF and Cuddly Buddly

A side view showing the tent fold at the bottom.
The back of the card

Hi there, thanks for popping into my blog. The card I have today is for a friend in work. She has just been blessed with a new Baby Granddaughter and asked if I would make her a card. Although when she asked me last week they still didn't have a name so as you can see I have left that part blank on the sentiment and I will add it with silver peel off letters.
I decided on a tent card for this one just to make it a little different.
Here's what I used:

Image Forever Friends coloured with Copics and I cut it out on Nesties Circle and hung it inside a circular aperture cut with Friskas cutter.
The two papers I have used are from Cuddly Buddly and the set is called Little Miss Daisy Spring digi papers and you can buy them here I've been using them non stop since I got them they are so gorgeous.
Sentiment on the back is computer generated
Other embellishments are from my stash.

I really do like this style of card for Babies, it takes a little longer and uses more paper but I think the end result is worth it.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

It's all about Weddings @ Charisma.....

Good morning everyone, It's Thursday again and time for another Charisma Challenge. This week we have the lovely Jan setting our challenge and her theme is WEDDINGS!!
The timing on this challenge is fab as I've just been asked to do a card for my friend for her Daughter's wedding. I've left off the names at the moment and I may change the sentiment too.
Here's what I used.....
Image Wedding Carriage WOJ.... I used flower soft for the flowers on the carriage.
Water Taffeta pearlised card stock....just beautiful for wedding cards....
Oval |Nesties and Labels 2
DP is Forever Friends Pink Parfait
Flowers Wild Orchid Crafts
Nellies choice punch
Papermania self adhesive pearls
Ribbon from stash.
Thanks so much for all your entries to last weeks challenge we had a fabulous time viewing them, so much talent out there.........I hope you will all join in this week again.
Happy crafting....

I found a couple of challenges that fit my card...

SKETCH AND STASH...something neglected/never used... my flower soft....
C.R.A.F.T.... Weddings / Birthdays
Fun to Stamp.......Borders