Thursday, February 24, 2011

Charisma.... Black 'n White + one other colour

A close up to show the Bling on the swirls

Good morning peeps!! as always this post is scheduled as I'm at work today, so I hope the sun is shining wherever you are and that you are having a fab day.

This week the Challenge at Charisma is being set by the lovely Allison and she would like to see your creations using 
It would be lovely if you have the time to pop over and view the  Design Teams fabulous cards for your inspiration this week, and also have peek at the wonderful prizes on offer while you're there.
Now on to my DT card for this challenge. 
I have used a free download with swirls and flowers which is originally Black and White, I coloured a few flowers with Copics , unfortunately I have had this and others on my computer for years but have no idea where I got them from. If you recognise it and know where it came from I'd be grateful if you could tell me so that I can give credit for it on here. I think it may be a Scrapbook site as they are all 12 x 12.
The corner is a die cut from Marianne Creatables and the Hearts are a Woodware punch. 
The ribbon and pearls are from my stash.
The swirls have been blinged with stickles but the pic doesn't show it very well at all.
This was a really simple card to put together and I was really pleased with the effect it's really quite sparkly in real life. Camera's  huh!!! 
Thanks for popping in today 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

An Award.....

 My lovely friend Fiona has given me this fabulous award. Thank you so much Fiona  I'm really honoured to accept it.
There are three things you must do when you receive this award, they are listed below.

1) You have been tagged, do you want to accept? 'Of course!' then create a post on your blog and post the love blog photo.
2) Link back to the person who gave you the award and say if you accept.
3) Choose 3-5 of your favourite blogs to tag, link these in your post too and tell the lucky people they have been tagged. As the aim of this award is to bring unknown good blogs to light, please don't tag somebody with 3000 followers.
These are my five blogs......

I hope you will visit my tagged blogs and enjoy their fab creations, and once again a Huge thank you to Fiona for this award.
Happy crafting......

Top Tip Tuesday challenge.....Bling it On

Hi there!, over at Top Tip Tuesday we have a fabulous tutorial by the lovely Maggie and it's all about inserts. You won't want to miss this one, she has some fab tips and gorgeous pics  showing you all the various ways to jazz up the inside of your cards.

Now on to this weeks challenge which is

 Looking forward to being blinded by all the bling this 
Here is the recipe for my DT card.

Silhouette Image is a free download but I can't remember where from...sorry!
DP Henbury Lane
Metallic corners( which I Love!!!) Wild Orchid Crafts
Seam Binding Wild Orchid Crafts
Black Pearls  Cuddly Buddly
Marianne Creatables Doily
MS Arch Border Punch

Please take time to view the fabulous cards by our very tallented Design Team and don't forget to leave us a comment with your Top Tip for a chance to win our fabulous Top Tip prize.

Have a lovely week wherever you are.....

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Charisma week #7...Spring has Sprung

Hello everyone, thanks for popping into my little blog today.
This week at Charisma it's my turn to set the challenge, caught me on the hop a bit I must admit, my life is so full at the moment and so is my 
I decided to go with a Spring challenge this week, the weather of late has been so bad all over the country so I thought it would be nice to cheer ourselves up and get rid of the winter blues. 

 As always we have fabulous prizes up for grabs and not forgetting our Top Three too. So lets see all your Spring related projects this week and see if we can coax that big orange ball in the sky to put in an appearance.
I am SO in need of some sunshine at the moment and I can't even think about a holiday until I can find our passports. They've done a disappearing trick, I've been hunting the house for months for them but had no luck. Never mind I suppose I'll just have to fork out for new ones if I need them. My Mum is still very ill and in hospital so I won't need them for a while anyway.
  Enough of my waffling on to my DT card for this week.  Here's the recipe..............
Twisted Easel card
 DP Making Memories
 Image Robyn's Fetish coloured with Copics
Flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts
Oval Nesties
Sentiment from Polka Doodles All around & everywhere CD
Swirls Marianne Creatables
Butterfly Joy Crafts
Ribbon, lace and tule from stash


I'm so looking forward to seeing all you fab Spring creations this week, have fun and don't forget to have a look at all the fab cards our talented DT at Charisma have created for your inspiration.
Wishing you Sunshine...........

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Top Tip Tuesday challenge...all stitched up

Hi, this week's tutorial is from the lovely Anne, and is all about using your sewing machine to help you to create your cards. Anne has given us some fabulous ideas, why not pop over to the TTT blog it is really worth a look.

Therefore our Top Tip Challenge to you this week is of course   ALL STITCHED UP.

Hope to see you all taking part this week again.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Hi everyone, just a short post to let you know that 
 Eilglas has a special challenge on her blog to celebrate the birth of her grandson, Tobias. Please visit her blog and help her celebrate...

The Eiglas Challenge is not quite like most of the challenges out there - I am a stern taskmistress!LOL!

To be in with a chance of winning my prize this week I'd like to see the following:-
1) a card or other project which must be specifically for the birth of a baby. No children, toddlers, puppies or doe-eyed girls etc, just newborn babies.

2) the colour pallette can be for either a girl or a boy but please, no gaudy or very dark treatments (I'm very old-fashioned! LOL!)

3) I'd love to see at least one hand-made flower. I don't mean a bought one, I mean one you have made with your own fair hands. You can have as many Wild-Orchid Crafts type flowers as you like too!

4) I'd like to see, (but it's not mandatory) my Eiglas digistamp, 'Baby Toby' on the project . Please help yourselves to it and enjoy it! The only thing I ask is that you send me the link to any projects you make with him as I'd love to see them - preferably on this challenge! LOL! Also, if you'd please give a small credit to Eiglas if you publish him online or in a publication. Thank you so much!

Pop over and see the sweet image on Eiglas's blog.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Charisma #6 Mythical / Fantasy

 A close up of this gorgeous Fairy from Funky Kits

Good morning everyone, thanks for stopping by my blog today.
This week at Charisma the lovely Carol has chosen
Mythical / Fantasy
for our challenge. Can't wait to see all your fab creations again this week. I love these kind of images.
For my DT card  I have used the Large Fairy digi image from Funky Kits and I have coloured her with Copics. The DP is Henbury Lane, I love these papers but sadly they are coming to an end :(   Nesties, Pearl Swirl, Roses and ribbon from stash and the Die cut Butterfly is from Joy Crafts. I have used my Icicle Stickles to bling her up a bit....
As always our super talented Charisma Gals have created some beautiful cards for your inspiration, so why not pop over to the Charisma blog and have a peek and check out our sponsors fab prizes too.

Good luck with this weeks challenge.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Top Tip Tuesday Tutorial....Outside the Frame

Hello ladies,and guys 'cause I know there are a few out there, apologies for my late post today, I scheduled it on the wrong date and only noticed when I came in this evening....Duh!! My head is all over the place at the moment, but better late than never.
This week it's my turn to prepare the tutorial for Top Tip Tuesday and I thought I would show you how to have your image sitting OUTSIDE THE FRAME .This is a really easy technique once you know how. So if you've always wanted to know the way to do it, please pop over to the TTT blog and have a peek. I hope you will also take part in this weeks challenge which is
"Frame It"
  Just use a frame either in the background of your creation or frame your image. Or any other creative way you can come up with.
As always we have some fabulous prizes for you to win, and not forgetting the Top Three too.

Now the recipe for my card.........
Digi Image Dragonfly Days from Robyn's Fetish coloured with copics
.DP Henbury Lane, Papermania
Ribbon and Pearls from my stash.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today and I hope you enjoy my tutorial. 

Happy crafting

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Charisma week #5...... Image , sentiment and papers only....

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog today, I hope you are all well and avoiding all these winter bugs. Touch wood I've been lucky to escape them so far. I had the Flu jab this year and it seems to have worked. Fingers crossed....
This week at Charisma the lovely Leah would like you to use Image, sentiment and papers only on your creations. So no embellishments please!!!!  I know, I know it's hard not to stick a flower or a button on your card and believe me I was dying to...ha ha........ but I managed to override the
As always we have some fabulous prizes for our winners this week and not forgetting the Top Three too.
Now on to my DT card for this week, the image is a decoupage from Craft Creations, the DP is wrapping paper and the sentiment is Whispers Words from Docrafts.  Very simple..but quite effective I think, don't you?.  
Can't wait to see all your fab cards and projects again this week. Good luck with the challenge.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

A New Home....

Hi, just thought I'd share this card with you before I pop off to bed. I love this Forever Friends image he is so versitile, I use him for loads of different Congrats cards and I think he works well here too. The papers are Henbury Lane, and the little house is a digi from Digi Stamp Boutique and the sentiment is from LOTV the rest is from my stash.
It's getting very cold up here in Scotland again and I think we might be heading for some more snow Brrr!! We had quite a few Hail showers today. Hope I'm wrong....but I'll have my boots ready for the morning just incase.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today..

Top Tip Tuesday Use ribbon or Girlie challenge and a fab tutorial for using scraps of ribbon....

Hi everyone we have a fabulous tutorial for you this week over at Top Tip Tuesday from the lovely Dawn showing us how to use up all your little bits of ribbon. So please pop over and take a peek!! The teams creations as always will amaze you they have come up with some fabulous cards for your inspiration.
Our sponsors this week are

Looking forward to seeing all your entires again this week.
Thanks for stopping by.