Thursday, December 22, 2011

ANYTHING GOES @ CHARISMA..........WK 50 & 51

Hi all !!!

Here we are with the last challenge of 2011 and this time it's for
We've made it really easy for you to play along as our theme is
We've had a fabulous year at Charisma and it's all thanks to you, our lovely followers and everyone who plays along each week and of course the Fabulous Design team who work tirelessly behind the scenes, creating and commenting on your entries.
So a great big thank you to you all for your support and we hope that you will continue to play along with us in 2012

Our sponsors for this two weeks are


Joanna sheen £10 voucher

My DT inspiration for you is a Wedding card.
Materials used....
LOTV image
Papers are free from Bearly Mine Designs
Flowers and metal corners Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon and trim from my stash
Die cut hearts Marianne Creatables
Heart charm from Mei Flower

Why not pop along and see the Charisma Gals inspiration and also the prizes on offer this time.

Wishing you all a really Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2012.

Monday, December 19, 2011

A couple of Quick makes

A couple of quick cards made for my two Grandson's teachers. Image and sentiment of red card is LOTV , papers are Me to You. Image and papers of Teal card are Me To You and sentiment is LOTV. Ribbons from my stash
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Charisma wk#49......Last Minute Makes....

It's getting close to Christmas now so at Charisma we would like to see your 
It can be anything you like. As you can see I've made a table centre decoration. It's very simple to make.
Here's what to do. Make a cone shape from either acetate or card, I used silver Mirri card. Trim the bottom so that it sits even on the table. Take some narrow tinsel and wrap it round the tree starting at the top, gluing in place as you go. Add some Christmas Baubles and top off with a Star to finish. You can stand it in a nice plate or glass coaster and put a snow scene around it or just have it on it's own. Looking forward to seeing all your creations, I hope you have fun with our challenge this week. Our Charisma Gals have wonderful creations to share with you so why not pop over to the Challenge blog and leave them some Christmas cheer!!

Must dash now as I've still got decorating to finish...............

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Baking Bedlam.........

Hi everyone, I've been really busy all week decorating and as I've not posted any cards on here since last Thursday (tut! tut!) I thought I'd share this one with you.
It was made for a girl who loves to cook. The image is called Baking Bedlam from Phindy's Place and I coloured it with Copics. The circle sentiment and Friendship recipe are from LOTV. The DP is First Edition Up Up & Away.

Only 10 days till Christmas .............Yikes!!!!

Happy crafting

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Charisma wk #48 NO CARDS......

Thanks to everyone who joined in our Spotty challenge last week! For details of winners and our top 3 please visit the Charisma Cardz Challenge blog

This week our theme is chosen by the lovely Jenni and it is...
Here are our wonderful sponsors this time round:

gif maker

Our regular sponsor Bunny Zoes are offering a £10 Voucher to their online store! Wow!

Check out some of their gorgeous NEW ARRIVALS!!


Whiff of Joy

Whiff of Joy are offering one lucky winner a stamp of their choice!

The Stamping Boutique

The Stamping Boutique are offering 5 digis of the winners choice!
Why not pop over to the blog and see the Charisma Gals fabulous inspiration for you this week, there are some amazing makes. Nothing from me I'm afraid as it's Team Gemma's week but if I get a chance to make something over the weekend I'll pop it on here. I have two Christmas nights out this weekend and also next weekend and I still have a few cards to make..... busy busy time, unfortunately I'm not as organized as I would like to be but then who is at this time of the year.
Thanks for popping in, have a great weekend.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Hi !! From Snowy Scotland........

Well it's here again...........I woke up to 3 inches on snow this morning and there is more on the way according to the weather man on BBC. I love the stuff but it does get annoying when the transport is affected. Hubby managed to get out of the street this morning, slipping and sliding all the way up the hill, thank goodness I don't work Mondays !!!
I'm staying in all day..... still got decorating to finish and cards to make.
Here is one I made for an order last week. I love this LOTV image it's definitely my favourite this year. I coloured it with Copics and used Snow It glue and fine glitter for the snow. The papers are Me To You, Winter Wonderland. Roses and metal corner from Wild Orchid Crafts, Marianne Creatables Heart and Poinsettia dies. Martha Stewart Holly Punch and the rest is form my stash.
The snow has made me feel quite Christmasy so I think I'll dig out the decorations and the tree, although I can't put any on it yet as I promised my Grandson's that they could do it, but I'll set it up and put the lights on. 
Have a lovely day whatever you're doing....
Keep warm!!

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Charisma wk #47 SPOTS....

Good morning everyone, it's Thursday already and we have a band new challenge for you over at Charisma Cardz. This week the lovely Shannon would like to see 
on your creations.
Our sponsors this week are Simon Says Stamp and Pink Cat Studio and once again our Charisma Gals have  outdone themselves and created some beautiful cards for your inspiration. Remember you can now enter on Facebook.
My DT card this week was made using DP from Papermania, Sweet n Sassy image from Funky Kits coloured with Copics and blinged up with Stickles. Marianne Creatables Heart Die, Sentiment from LOTV and the Rose is Wild Orchid Crafts. Ribbon from my stash.
Happy crafting!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

My fav colour this Christmas.....

Morning everyone, it's Friday at last. Just popped on to share this card with you, I love these  Me to You papers and this Santa image from Just Ink Lined and I have made a load of cards with this combination this year. Again not a very good photo because of the light factor, I ever used my daylight lamp to photograph this but it didn't make much of a difference there's just no substitute for good old
I'm just filling in time while I'm waiting for the engineer to come today to either fix my Fridge/freezer or confirm it dead.  The latter would suit me as this is the second time in 5 weeks I've had to throw out a freezer full of food....grrr. 
Two nights ago we had a feast as everything was defrosting I cooked up all the meat and chicken and pizzas to use them up. Unfortunately there are only three people in this household and I couldn't store it in the fridge as it conked out that night too, so most of it went in the bin.  Ahh!! the joys....

Tomorrow William & I are off to a Wedding in Glasgow at the House for an Art Lover, for those of you who are not familiar with the venue it was designed by the famous Architect 
Charles Rennie MacKintosh and is a favourite for Weddings. My Nephew was also Married here this year and we had a fabulous day. I Love MacKintosh designs and just soaked up the atmosphere the whole day long, so I'm really looking forward to tomorrow. Please please please let the sun shine...........

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Charisma wk #46 SNOWFLAKES.....

 Hello everyone I must apologize for this post being late, last night was spent doing Christmas card orders into the wee small hours and I completely forgot to post the challenge, and I might add I thought today was probably because I had a day off earlier in the week and my poor old brain just never caught
Anyway enough waffling, this week our theme is chosen by the lovely Natalie and we want to see...

No card from me this week for the challenge as it's team Gemma's turn, so just the info.
Our sponsors are.....
Crimson Cloud
Joanna Sheen
Digi Stamp Boutique

I' be round your blogs later to see your fab Snowflake creations, Have fun !!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

In the Pink with Kenny K.....

Just a quick post tonight. A Kenny Kiernan image for this one, she's called Queens Cutie. The DP is gorgeous all glittery and is from the First Edition Sweet Owl paper pad. The metal butterfly is from Wild Orchid Crafts, Ribbon from Mei Flower,the doily is a Marianne die and the flowers, gems and wooden heart are from my stash.
Here is another one I did with KK Movie Star, same design with a few variations. Very 

I'm all pinked out for this week..........

Thanks for popping in...

A couple of challenges for these cards
Top Tip Tuesday.....More than one fold
Digital Tuesday.....Sparkle & Shine

Monday, November 21, 2011

LOTV... Icing The Cake

Hi,  I've had a really busy weekend and not had much time to blog so tonight I thought I'd share this Christmas card with you. Apologies for the bad picture quality it's been so dull here of late that it's difficult to get a bright photo.
This image is Icing the Cake from LOTV, I've been using it a lot for my cards this year, I think it's so cute and looks good in all colours. The papers are Me To You, Winter Wonderland and half the block is Sparkly, gorgeous papers I love them....some of them can be used for any kind of card which makes it really good value. 
Other elements used are Wild Orchid flowers and corner. Marianne heart die, Martha Stewart Snowflakes from the border punch, heart charm and ribbon from Mei Flower.

Thanks for your visit to my blog I hope you like today's card. 

Smiles !!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Charisma wk #45 Lace & Pearls

Good morning bloggers, I hope you are ready for another fab challenge, this week we would like to see some Lace  &  Pearls  on your creations.
Our sponsors for this challenge are.....
Some Odd Girl

 And the

Stampin Boutique

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Cutesy challenge the entries were outstanding to say the least and if you would like to see our winners and of course our Charisma Gals inspiration for you them please pop over to the Charisma Challenge blog.

For my DT inspiration this week I have made a step card. At the moment it is minus a sentiment as I haven't decided who to send it too......The materials used are, LOTV Image,Me to You papers,Wild Orchid Crafts corner and flower,Marianne Creatables swirl die, Circle Nesties and lace and ribbon Pearls and brad from my stash.
I hope you can find some time this week to enter our challenge and look forward to having a little nosey round every one's blogs.
Happy crafting....

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Father Christmas @ Just Ink Lined

I have been looking for a Christmas image this year that I can use for vintage style cards and I found this fabulous Father Christmas digi stamp at Just Ink Lined, isn't he just wonderful. I love him to bits.... he has a lovely kind face and his eyes follow you around the
I used HOTP papers, Marianne Creatables heart die,Burgundy organza ribbon from Mei Flower, Oval Nesties, Stickles, Red rose from Wild Orchid crafts, charm the Works, and Poinsettia from my stash. Sentiment from last years Christmas box.
Thanks for popping in, have a lovely weekend.
I am entering this card to the following challenges

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

For my Sweet little Grandaughter Niamh who is 1 year old today....

 My Grand Daughter Niamh was 1 year old today,I can hardly believe the time has gone so fast. We had a little Cup Cake party tonight and she had a ball. Below is the card I made for her. It's a bit larger than I normally make this one is 8" x8".

Here's the Birthday girl on the Zebra Hubby and I got for her.

And here is her Birthday Cake...........Mmmmm Yummy Cup Cakes!!. it was amazing. As you can see she just loved it, all pink and sparkly.

Just had to squeeze this one in, it was taken last week at Halloween she was a Snow Princess, the dress was gorgeous and she couldn't wait to take it off as you can see in the second

Thursday, November 03, 2011

A Blue Christmas..........

Hello again, as promised here is a card made with the image from LOTV Oh Christmas Tree. It's such a fab image I think it's going to be one of my favourites this year. 
I used Anita's Classic Christmas Blue papers from 2 years ago I think!!  Circle and Oval Nesties,Copics and Spectrum Noir pens.Marianne Creatables Poinsetia and a metal corner from Wild Orchid Crafts. Stickles, and Snow It with fine glitter. The ribbon is from my stash.
I Love blue Christmas cards.............
Thanks for popping in

Challenges for this card..........
LOTV....Bright and Sparkly
Winter Wonderland.....Sparkly
Allsorts... Christmas Easel card

Oh Christmas Tree.....reverse image

Hi all, no card today as I've been colouring Christmas images all afternoon. I just popped on to share my latest purchase with you, the LOTV Oh Christmas Tree stamp. I had coloured a few the other day and suddenly noticed that the image is back to front.
On the LOTV web site all the cards that are shown with this stamp are the other way round, and also on the pre coloured squares, that is the little girl is on the left in LOTV and on the right in mine when it's stamped.
It doesn't matter to me at all which side she is on but I let LOTV know anyway. They very kindly offered to replace the stamp and said they would contact the manufacturer to see how it happened. I'm quite happy with my stamp so I'm not returning it.
Just a piece of useless info for
I used Copics and Spectrum Noir pens and added some Snow It around the image to give a 3D effect. I'm not happy with the hat in the blue image too much glue I think...

 Just out of curiosity has anyone else got the same stamp as me?

Thanks for popping in hopefully I'll have a few cards made this evening to show.