Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Top Tip #31 - Easy Envelope Box & Squares Challenge

Hi, firstly apologies for not posting this yesterday, I've had a really busy week and last night by the time I had remembered I was just too tired, but better late than never.
This week at Top Tip Tuesday we have a fabulous tutorial by our lovely Leanne  on how to make an easy envelope box. Its so easy to do you'll never need to buy any cards boxes again. Also our challenge for you this week is anything with squares.  I'm off for a wee holiday this week for some R & R so I'll not be around much, I hope you are all enjoying some hot weather wherever you are, I'm off now for some Tenerife sun.
See you soon

Thursday, April 21, 2011

CHARISMA..Week 16 Jokes and Laughter

Good morning everyone here we are Thursday again and that means another fab challenge at Charisma Cardz. This week the lovely Christel would like to see anything with
we want to be grinning like Cheshire Cats when we view your creations.
For my DT card I have used a PB image. Haven't a clue what it's called as it was sent to me in a swap ages ago but I've always thought it was rather funny. The DP is from Craftworkcards, Vintage Rose collection and it has this lovely polka dot and stripe paper at the back of the pack. I teamed it up with some green papers from my stash and added a Computer generated sentiment to match. The large flower, bee chippy and flower chippy are all from my stash. 
As always we have some fabulous prizes for you from our sponsors, and you can see the wonderful creations made by the Charisma Gals for your inspiration.
I'm really looking forward to seeing all your fun creations this week so come on Make us Smile!!!!
Have fun....

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Top Tip Tuesday challenge.... OPEN CHALLENGE

Hi!! Today at Top Tip Tuesday we have an OPEN CHALLENGE  so make anything you like.
For my DT offering I would like to share this Scrapbook page I made with a photo of my Grandparents. Here's a little background to the pic. Firstly it was taken to commemorate their Wedding Day. My Grandmother's dress was handmade from Gold silk. The material was brought back from overseas and made into this beautiful Wedding Dress. Oh how I wish I had a colour photo...!! This is the only photo that remains in the family as far as I am aware so I had it duplicated and kept the original safe.
Now on to our fab prizes for this week.

Again we have some amazing sponsors to motivate you with today....

Random Org Prize...

Pink Cat Studio are offering one lucky winner 5 digis of their choice.
Pink Cat Studio is all about offering fun and whimsical stamps to inspire your creativity. They have a huge selection of super cute digi and rubber stamps to choose from and they add more each week. Owner and artist Melissa started PCS in 2005 and over the years nothing has excited and inspired her more than to see your creations with her stamps. Melissa’s goal is to continue to delight & surprise you with her designs. Stop by the studio today and get in on the fun!


This Week's Top Tipper Prize...

Your Next Stamp prize is $10 voucher

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Looking forward to seeing all your lovely creations this week.
Thanks for popping in

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Hi there, this week at Charisma we have a colour challenge for you...........the lovely Denise has picked PINK  BLACK  &  GREEN... 
My DT card this week is a tall card for a change, I haven't made one of these for ages. The image is from Make it Crafty who are our sponsors this week, I have coloured the image using Copics, mounted it on to pink card and black shimmer card, added a computer generated sentiment and a big flower. I used  a corner punch from X Cut, Fiskars border punch and Woodware heart punch and added some bling and stickles. 
Please visit the blog to check out the other Charisma Gals stunning creations for this week .

A huge thank you to everyone who enters our challenges each week, we are so happy that you keep coming back and have made Charisma one of the top Challenge blogs out there.....We couldn't do it without you !!!
Happy crafting

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Top Tip Tuesday challenge.... Spring Time inspired

Hello everyone, what a quick week that was... today at Top Tip Tuesday we would like to see all your SPRING TIME inspired creations.
My DT card recipe.....
 Magnolia image coloured with Copics
Marianne Creatable lacy circle
Sentiment from Cuddly Buddly
Flower from stash
Nellie Snellen Frond punch
Fiskars border punch
DP from my stash

We have fabulous prizes for you again this week

$20 Credit to spend in store

Top Tipper's Prize..
x2 Images of winners choice 

Also our tutorial is all about Spring Cleaning and organizing your crafty stash, so you won't want to miss this one, it's by the lovely Moriah aka Fuzzy Slippers.....So if you are looking for some really useful hints and tips on storing all your yummy crafty goodies get yourself over to the TTT blog and marvel at the tidiness of this gals room.....
I've got loads of storage ideas too and shelving to put up but I just don't have the time at the moment so it will have to wait.  My whole craft room needs to be re organized and it needs new flooring too so we are talking major upheaval......ouch!!! I'll get around to it eventually.
Looking forward to seeing all your fab creations again this week and don't forget you can also win a fab prize if you include a Top Tip on your post. Just remember to add the word TIP after your name when you link you creation, simple as that .
Happy crafting..

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Charisma's challenge Weddings/Anniversaries

It's that image I just had to use it  for this weeks DT card at Charisma as the challenge is of course
The Charisma Gals have created some fabulous cards for your inspiration this week and of course our sponsors prizes as always, are amazing.
Now on to my card, Wedding cards are among my very favourite cards to make and I'm always on the lookout for new images, so when I saw this one at LOTV I just had to have it. I think it has a lovely flow to it and it's a dream to colour.
I used CB Elegant Swirls for the background
Pink paper from my stash
MS border punch
Organza spotted ribbon
Roses from Wild Orchid crafts
Heart punch Woodware
Nellie Snellen Frond punch
Small pearl heart the Works

I'm really looking forward to seeing all the entries this week I just love Wedding cards.
Thanks for popping in today, Happy Crafting

Wednesday, April 06, 2011


I managed to make a quick card tonight for the Less is More challenge they wanted to see a touch of Red. It's very simple, Sentiment from Whispers Words Docrafts, embossed Nesties, punched hearts, stamped corners, red Satin edged organza bow and mounted onto pearlescent  red card. 
I've been playing about with some new PB Piggy stamps that I bought to make a card for an order. They're really cute hopefully I will be able to share it with you all tomorrow. Oh and don't forget it's another fab challenge at Charisma Cardz tomorrow too, hope to see you all there.

Other challenges entered...

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Top Tip Tuesday.....Thank You challenge and a fab gift box to make..

Hello everyone, thanks for popping into my blog today I'm afraid I'm a little late posting this weeks challenge at Top Tip Tuesday, I've had a really hectic weekend which carried on through Monday and I clean forgot to do this post. 
 My lovely DT buddy Elaine has a fab tutorial on how to make a great little gift box, it's really easy to do and I'm sure you will make lots of them once you've done one. 
Our challenge this week is anything to do with
It's the other design team this week so I haven't got a card to share with you but if you pop over to the TTT blog you will see some fabulous creations.
This weeks Top Tip prize is a 2 week guest DT cool is that... So don't forget if you include a Top Tip in your post please remember to add the word TIP after your name when you link it.
Happy crafting....

Monday, April 04, 2011

Get Well.....

Hi !! Just a quick post before I'm off to bed. This is the first Less is More card I've made and I must say I quite enjoyed playing around with my Nesties and made quite a few cards tonight with various embossed centers for future use. The stamp I used is one I've had for years and I bought it from a Scottish company called S for Stamps. I'm not sure if they are still on the go, I will Google it and see if I can find them.I added a little gem in the center of the main flower. The sentiment is from HOTP again another set of stamps I've had for years and very rarely use them.I added some Dovecraft decorative chalks round the embossing and also added an organza ribbon. Nice and easy to make and really quick.
Thanks for popping in, have a great week whatever you do...