Thursday, January 27, 2011

Charisma....Valentines/ Love

Hello everyone!!!! wonders will never cease I actually remembered to schedule my post for this morning... Wooohoo!!!!
This week at Charisma we would like to see some Valentines or anything LOVE related. As always we have some super prizes on offer from our fabulous sponsors and don't forget the Top 3 badge too.
My DT offering this week is a very simple card. I have used papers and embellishments I've had for years and put them together to make an Anniversary card....LOVE related... I decided it's about time I started to use up some of my stash of papers and other stuff before I buy any more. The only thing on the card that is new is the LOTV circle sentiment.
So please pop over to Charisma and and feast your eyes on our Design team's inspiration for you this week, you won't be disappointed I can assure you.
As always a huge thank you for all your lovely comments I so look forward to reading them all.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Top Tip Tuesday Tutorial....Making flowers using hearts

This week over at Top Tip Tuesday it's our lovely Leanne's  tutotial on Flowers made from hearts. You don't want to miss this one, we all have heart punches and heart cuttables in our stash and now you can use them to make fabulous flowers. It's really easy and I know you will all want to have a go.
For my DT card for this week I have used a WOJ image Malinda and masked the Magnolia Daisy for her to sit on, Laura Ashley papers, Marianne Creatable dies, punched Hearts to make the flower, Lace, button, flowers and charm from my stash.
Looking forward to seeing all your fab cards again this week at Top Tip Tuesday.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Charisma ...Magic Numbers

Hello everyone!, firstly apologies for my post being late, as many of you who are regulars to my blog will know my Mum has been  in hospital for a few months now and was due to come home this week. However  without going into too much detail,  she had a fall and broke her hip on Sunday in the hospital and has had to have a partial Hip Replacement operation,and to top all that she has shingles.  So as you can see I've been busy going up to the hospital and it's been a really upsetting week. It's going to take a long time to get her up on her feet and fit again, but we will take each day as it comes. She has had a really rough time this past few months and is very tired.
 I managed to get my card done ahead of time last week but just never had time to post it till now. I hope you have managed to pop over to the Charisma blog and take part in our Magic Numbers challenge. As always we have some fabulous prizes on offer for you.
Here is the recipe for my card.
Image LOTV Rosie with Presents
Paper Dovecraft Glamour prints
Ribbon Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment and number from stash.

Thanks for popping into my blog today.
In the midst of all our troubles we have something to look forward to . My new little Grand Daughter Niamh is being Christened on Sunday so like all proud Grans I will have some pics to show you sometime next week.
Have a lovely weekend whatever you are doing.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Top Tip #18 - Making a WordArt Book & 'All Sentimental' Challenge

Hello everyone, this week TTT have a fabulous tutorial from the lovely Carol on how to make a word book. You'll love this one it's really easy to follow and the end result is just fabulous.I'll definitely be having a go at this one. Above is a peak at one of the fab wordart books Carol has made. Again this week we have some great prizes for you to win and for the first time we are also picking a Top Three. Come along and check out our lovely new look blog and badges that Leanne has been busy creating.
No card to show you I'm afraid as it's the other teams week, so why not pop along to the Top Tip Tuesday blog and see all the lovely creations we have for you.
Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you will come back again soon.
Happy crafting

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Week #2 Charisma "Good Luck" plus my Candy winner...

Good morning everyone !!, I hope you all enjoyed our Birthday Blog Hop. As always your entries to our Birthday Celebration challenge were nothing short of amazing, you never cease to impress us each week with your wonderful display of talent.
Now on to this weeks challenge which is GOOD LUCK, I don't have a card to show you  as I'm on  a DT holiday but the rest of my talented team at Charisma have been busy creating, so please pop over to the blog and have a look. Don't forget to check out the winners of all those fabulous prizes and hopefully you will be one of them.
As promised here is the lucky winner of my Candy from last weeks Hop...........

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2011-01-12 22:28:24 UTC

That's you ............Michelle.......(Thistleblue)

Congratulations!!! Michelle, if you could  email me your Name and address I'll pop you prize in the post to you.  You will find my email addy under my pic in the sidebar.

Thank you to everyone who left me a comment and to all those who played along with our Birthday celebrations. Hope to see you again this week.... and Good Luck.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Top Tip easy one for you this week

Hello again, this week at Top Tip Tuesday we have an Open challenge for you, so nice and easy.
We also have our new DT members on board this week and I would like to say welcome to Elaine, Heike, Samantha, Eileen and Paula. They have produced some wonderful projects for your inspiration this week so why not pop over and have a look.
As always we have some amazing prizes for you to win, so come along and join in the fun at TTT.
For my DT card this week I have used my new LOTV image and coloured it with Copics and also used LOTV sentiment too.I have used Nesties, Marianne Creatables,
Joy crafts Butterfly, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Brad,and charm from Hobby House ,
Paper is Forever Friends, Pink Parfait.Ribbon was my bargain of the week from B&Q sale at 25p for 2 meters in their Christmas bargain sale. I got a few different colours.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Little Rapunzel..Elizabeth Bell


Good morning everyone, I came across one of my favourite Elizabeth Bell images this morning and just had to colour her. I've always liked this colour combo but somehow don't manage to use it enough...must remedy that I thought.... so here she is, Little Rapunzel. This is a digi image and can be purchased here.
I'm back to work tomorrow after a three week break so I'm having a crafty day, meeting friends for lunch and then up to the hospital to visit my Mum. It's been really great having time to myself this past couple of weeks but sadly it can't last As always I never done half of the things I promised myself I would do but I did manage to get a wee bit ahead with my crafting so I'm pleased about that.
The papers for my card are Papermania capsule collection Aqua,
Image Little Rapunzel Elizabeth Bell coloured with Copics
Corners Marianne Creatables
Arch Punch Martha Stewart
Pearls... Hobby House
Flowers ...Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thank you popping into my blog today and don't forget to scroll down for the chance to win some candy and fabulous prizes in the Charisma Birthday Blog Hop which runs till Wed Night.

Happy crafting

Blogger seems to be acting up again some of my pics are missing from posts and my background too.

Thursday, January 06, 2011


Hello everyone!!! we have a really special challenge for you today as it's
Charisma Cardz SECOND BIRTHDAY...Wooohooo!!! So we are having a Blog Hop to celebrate.

This weeks challenge is
Birthdays & Celebrations

Do it with a number 2 for a second entry

We have some amazing prizes for you so what are you waiting for......

All you have to do is get yourself over to Carly's blog to start and follow the route through the Charisma DT's blogs. You need to collect a word on each blog to make up a sentence, when you have gathered all the words email your sentence to

We are really looking forward to seeing all your amazing CARDZ as always.

If you have arrived here from Leah's blog..... then you're on the right track, if not then please go to Carly's to start at the beginning.


I am also offering a little candy to celebrate, a really cute Rachelle Anne Miller stamp called My Prince Charming and some satin ribbon. If you would like to be included in the draw then leave me a comment, it's as easy as that.

Now your next stop is Denise. Have fun and thanks for taking part in our Birthday celebrations.

Don't forget to pop back here on Thursday the 13th January to find out if you won my Candy.I will post the winner on my Charisma challenge post.

Happy New Year to you and all the best for 2011.



Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Top Tip Tuesday Tutorial....Alter a tin...and the challenge is use Metal

Good morning! and a very Happy New Year to everyone.
Before I tell you about this weeks challenge I thought I would give you a little update on my Mum. She came through her 2nd operation okay and is now recovering well. Hopefully we will get her home in the next couple of weeks. A huge thank you to everyone for all your get well wishes and prayers for her.


I hope you all had a lovely time over the festive season and now you're ready to get crafting again. This week at Top Tip Tuesday the lovely Moriah is showing us Altered Tins. My contribution to this week is a Jack Daniels tin from last Christmas, you know the ones with a miniature bottle of Jack D and a small glass. Nooooo!! It's not it's my Son's.
I have altered it to make a tin for a fisherman to use. Very easy to do and quite decorative looking. The images are from DRS image on the lid is called Fishing Square and you can find it here and inside the lid the image is called Fishing Rules and is here, both great images for the fisherman in your family.
I used a check ribbon from my stash to cover the sides and a clip art image of a fish. On top of that I added some some plastic mesh from some fruit bags. I made a fishing hook from a paperclip some beads and jewellery findings and added some jumbled up twine to finish it off.
I gave it to my Sister in Law's Hubby yesterday as he's the only guy I know who goes fishing and he loved it.
So on to this weeks challenge which is to use METAL on your projects, could be a brad a charm anything metal. The choice is yours. We are really looking forward to a New Year full of fab tutorials for you on the TTT blog and we also have some new members on our teams too, so lots of fab new ideas for you every week and as always amazing prizes from our fabulous sponsors. Why not pop over and see the lovely projects our DT have for you.
Happy crafting