Thursday, October 28, 2010

Match Master @ Charisma

Good morning everyone! It's Thursday again and that means another fab challenge at Charisma Cardz. This week the lovely Alie has chosen the theme and she would like to see a matching card and envelope.

My DT inspiration for you this week is a Baby card and envelope, I have used a fab little image from the Digi Stamp Boutique who are one of our sponsors this week. The image is from a set of two called Baby Zoe and Henry. I really love this image it's just so cute and the other one Henry is gorgeous too. If you haven't visited Digi Stamp Boutique yet why not pop over and see all the fab new images for October.


Image Baby Zoe DSB. coloured with Copics and I paper pieced the pram
DP a free download ( sorry don't remember where)
Thin cuts die Baby
Circle Nesties
Field of Sky Stamp (round the outside of the inner Nestie)
Martha Stewart Doily punch
CB Swiss Dots embossing folder
Nellie Snellen Mutli frame
Woodware heart punches
Nellies Choice punch frond
Ribbon Wild Orchid Crafts
White Flowers from stash

For the flowers I mixed Perfect Pearls with water, I saw Tim Holtz do this a while ago, and filled a Mini Mister spray, I then sprayed the white flowers a few times and I must say I'm delighted with the effect, and you don't have to put a sealer on either as the Perfect Pearls already contains a sealer. I think I will be doing this to all my flowers Much cheaper option to buying all those Glimmer mists. You can see the fab shimmer it creates on the second pic.
Sorry for the poor picture quality but it's been so dull here today I couldn't get a nice light to photograph in.

Don't forget to pop over to Charisma and see the fabulous matching sets the DT have created and of course those fab prizes that you can win.

Thanks for popping into my blog today and I look forward to seeing all your Match Maker creations this week .
Take care

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Charisma Cardz Vintage...

Good morning everyone, sorry for the lack of cards and posts on my blog, I have been trying to rest my hand since the plaster came off last week.

Our challenge for you this week is for VINTAGE and has been set by the lovely Lora . As always we have some fab prizes for you from our sponsors. If you have the time please pop over to Charisma and take a look at our Design Team's inspiration for you this week.

Now onto my card. It took me a few days to put together as I was searching for an image that was already coloured and would suit a Vintage card. I found this Sarah Kay image called Spring Blossoms and a few others lurking in the depths of an old box I never really use, glad I looked....

I've used Victorian Burgandy paper from Paper Cellar.
A paper doily
Lace from my stash
Oval and circle Nesties
Small roses from Wild Orchid crafts
Large Lilliput Rose from Prima
Pearl swirls also from Prima
Pins home made
Sentiment done on Laptop.

I hope you like this one and thanks for popping in to my blog.
Challenges for this card:-

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Hi everyone!!!! I just had to share my good news with you.

Leanne my lovely blogging buddy and owner of Top Tip Tuesday challenge blog has asked me to join her fabulous DT. Of course she didn't have to ask me twice and I jumped at the chance to be part of her fabulous team.

Of course you will all remember Leanne from her previous Charisma days. I'm so chuffed to be working with her again. I'm really looking forward to passing on my tips and hope you will all do the same. The more tips we gather the better crafters we all become!!.

So if you have some hot tips you use why not share them with everyone and also be in with a chance of winning a prize too.



Top Tip Tuesday has an open challenge , ANYTHING GOES so you don't have to include a Top Tip this time we just want to see all your fab creations.

Don't forget the PRIZES.........

4 of them this time....pop over to the TTT blog and see what they are.

Thanks for popping into my blog today

Happy crafting!!


Hi there, no card again today but I have some fab news for you instead.

This week over at

instead of showing you a Top Tip they have an ANYTHING GOES challenge with four delicious prizes on offer. You don't have to give a Tip with this challenge, they just want to see your fab projects and cards, how easy is that!!

The challenge will last for two weeks and you can enter up to three times.

So why not pop along and see the gorgeous cards the DT have created for your inspiration , remember, each card or project must be new and and linked back to Top Tip Tuesday.

Have fun!!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Charisma would like to see Autumn Colours....

Hi there, I have some good news today, I got my plaster off yesterday and the break is healing nicely. The bad news however is that it will still be very painful for the next 4 or 5 weeks. :(
I have exercises to do and have it strapped up so I'm hoping the pain will start to ease off soon. So still limited crafting I'm afraid as I have to give it a chance to settle down.

Now onto this weeks challenge at Charisma.
Firstly a huge thank you to everyone who joined in my Christmas Crafting challenge last week, your entries as always were amazing and I had a really difficult time choosing the top three. So pop over and find out if you were one of the lucky ones this week and who knows you might even be the winner of our fab prize.

This week the lovely Allison has set our challenge and she would like to see
The DT this week were very kindly given some images from Pink Cat Studio who are one of our sponsors this week. I chose this lovely tree to play with and teamed it up with Laura Ashley dp, and Making Memories dp. The ribbon is from Wild Orchid crafts and the Leaf pins and flowers are from my stash.
Thanks so much for popping in and don't forget to visit the challenge blog and see the fab creations this week from the other DT members.

Happy crafting