Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mmm!! ICE CREAM @ Charisma Plus a DT Call...

Good morning bloggers!! It's time for another Charisma challenge and this week Julia would like you all to use
So for my DT card I have used Raspberry Ripple colours, my fav ice cream, apart from Toffee that is
I have used a Kenny K image called Queens Cutie
Marrianne Creatables, Nesties,MS border punch, flowers and silver corner from Wild Orchid crafts.
Papers from Papermania and My Minds Eye and Ribbon and charm from my stash.
Our sponsors this week are Digi Stamp Boutique and Stamp Shoppe who are both offering fabulous prizes. Our fab Charisma Gals have  been busy creating some samples for your inspiration so please pop over and have a look. Thank you for calling into my blog today and I hope you will join in the fun this week at Charisma.
We're currently on the look out for new DT's!!!
we've a number of places to fill before our big reveal on the 4th August!
So we're holding a DT call!!

It's open from 30th June till
14th July 2011 7pm GMT London time!


It's a chance to design for Charisma!!
And be apart of a fabulous challenge blog!!
If you meet the following criteria then please please we'd love to hear from you!
*You must be an active blogger between 3-5 posts a week
*Have high standards of colouring
*Be able to photograph your work
and of course be able to create at least 2 projects a month! if not a few more! (depending on the weeks in the month lol)

oooo and must have a chatterbox within you!! lol
1. You'll join a fantastic Design Team!!
2. You'll get freebies from our sponsors!!
3. You'll Gain experience as a DT Member
4. Have fun!!!

To Apply please email us at telling us why you'd like to join us, and at least three samples of your work and don't forget your blog address!

Good Luck!!
Happy crafting

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sweet Blog Award

Hello again, my lovely friend Fiona (Lil Daffodil)  has passed this Sweet award on to me, thanks so much Fiona it's so nice of you to think of me. I have to share 7 facts about myself then pass it on to 8 bloggers. Here goes.......

 1. I adore Teddy Bears and have loads dotted around the house.I wear a Gold one round my neck Hubby got me 32 years ago on our first Anniversary.
2. I enjoy gardening it's very therapeutic !!
3.  I used to play the Guitar, now I just listen to my Son play instead...he's way better than
4.  I'm a sun worshiper, can't get enough of it.
5. I enjoy DIY and tiled my bathroom top to bottom last year with a broken wrist...( just had to get it finished before they put a plaster cast on it)...I managed it but was in agony for weeks.  : (
6.I enjoy Italian food.
7.  I drive a Ford Focus

I'm passing this lovely award on to the following bloggers.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lights, Camera.... ACTION !! Kenny K digi.

Here she is again I just love this image from Kenny Kiernan, she's called Movie Star and was just perfect for this card. The person this card is for loves New York, Lights, Drama, Movies etc. Her Aunt who works beside me asked me to make a card with these elements. I think I've covered most of them.
I decided a  Step Card would suit it best
The image.....Movie Star,Kenny K
DP..... Papermania Rose Garden
New York City Light photo from Google, I added some Diamond Stickles to give the effect of the lights in the skyscrapers.(if you click on the card you will see a larger image.) 
some film strip along the bottom, also from Google.
Lights , Camera, Action  from Google
Sentiment is a Font called Broadway.....well it would have to be wouldn't 
Flowers and all the bling from my stash.

I really hope she likes it..........I'll find out tomorrow. I also made another card for the same Birthday girl but you won't see that one till Thursday as it's my DT card for this weeks Charisma challenge.
I finish up tomorrow for a two week break....woohoo!!! I'm so looking forward to some ME time. Hopefully I will get some stuff done in the garden and the house while I'm off. I was away on holiday in May so this is just a break at home....unless some fantastic holiday deal pops
Thanks for popping in 

Saturday, June 25, 2011

KENNY K 50TH....

Hi !! It's been a while since I was asked to make an A5 card and I can tell you I had to really think about the layout. I've been doing so many Easel cards lately it was a refreshing change to do this card.  The image is of course from Kenny K and the papers are from Cuddly Buddly.I have used a few different punches. Martha Stewart, Marianne creatables and a little shoe punch.
The ribbon and flower are from my stash and the cute little handbag charm is from phone jewellery.
Thanks for popping in.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

CHARISMA...White + one other colour

Good morning everyone it's time for another challenge at Charisma and this week the lovely Gemma would like to see

For my DT card this week I have used a fab little digi from our sponsor Robyn's Fetish. I think it's so cute. I've taken a liking to pig images ever since I was asked to do a Birthday card with a piggy image for a friend a while back.
Ive kept it fairly simple using Nesties and an embossing folder Elegant Swirls from Cuttlebug. The rest is from my stash.
You can see the other Charisma Gals fabulous creations here.
I hope you can join us this week. Thanks for popping in

Blogger being a pain again, sorry this was scheduled to be posted at 8.30 this morning, I've just come home to find it never went live. 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Not my usual........and a new header

Hi, today has been really wet so I had some time in my craft room and coloured this adorable image from Funky Kits.
She is called Flora and I decided that a vintage card would suit her best so I set out with that in mind. I was really pleased with the end result, so much so that I decided to make a header for my blog using this card. As you can see I have changed the sentiment to my blog name and put a lace background around it.  I have been searching for a header for quite some time and I loved this image so much that I just knew it was perfect.
The papers are all from my stash, and I coloured cream lace with my Copics to match.
I used Joy Craft and Marianne Creatable dies and Nesties. 
Flowers and gold corner are from Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbons from stash.
I really enjoyed making this card and I would love to hear your views so if  you have the time to leave a comment I would really appreciate it,  as I don't venture into Vintage very often although I really do love the style.
Thanks for popping in

Friday, June 17, 2011

Oh Baby!!!

Hi there, I just remembered I never posted these cards last week. They were both commissions from work. The little one isn't born yet so I couldn't put the name on, here's hoping they are right with the boy has been known you know. It happened to a friend of mine, her Hubby decorated everything pink while she was in hospital and they had a boy.....eeeek!!  Fingers crossed..

Images used are Forever Friends on both cards
Papers are a free block from Papercraft Essentials Mag...Sweet Wishes
and Craftwork Cards stack Vintage Rose it has some striped and
dotty papers at the back.
 Silver corners from Wild Orchid crafts
Lace ribbon and flowers from my stash.
It's been ages since I entered any challenges so I'm off now to have a blog hop and find a few.
Hope you have a lovely weekend
Challenges entered....
Stamp something.....Pretty papers

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Pink & Green @ Charisma

OMG where did my week go  ?
I've been so busy working and crafting it's just flown by. Today's offering is my DT card for this weeks challenge at Charisma and it's the lovely Lora setting this weeks theme and she would like to see the colours
As always we have some fab prizes and also our Top Three badge. 
So what did I use?
Summer Papers ..... My Minds Eye
Sultry....Basic Grey
Image is a little CC Design, sorry don't know her name
Sentiment ...LOTV
Martha Stewart Arch border punch
White seam binding ..Wild Orchid Crafts
Various flowers, pearls and circle Nesties.

Thanks for popping in today,
  Happy Crafting

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Some pics of my new craft room...

At last it's craft room has undergone a transformation in the last few weeks. A new carpet and painted, then my son Matt built me a new work surface the length of the room....sooooo much space!! We added my Mum's sideboard this week when we cleared her house as it doesn't match any of my furniture downstairs, it's just perfect. Below are some pics to let you see how it has turned out. This is quite a long post apologies for that, but you can't show a whole room in just one
 So here we go from the left side of the room as you enter the door drawers for A4 paper, I got these in Ikea years ago and card shelving from my work.... when they asked if anyone wanted them I thought all my Christmases had came at it takes all my 12x12 paper and card.The boxes above the drawers are full of beads, brads, bling and charms.

Next to that I have all my flowers, craft Robo, and in the purple box are stamped images, in the white box and spotty box are my clear stamps. Oh! and that's Edward my Steiff bear he lives in here with some other bears that are dotted about.
Below that I have a trolly with all my punches on the bottom and paper blocks and envelopes on the top, also boxes of photos.

 Here it is pulled out ready to use.
This is where I work.Under the window where there's plenty of natural light. I have my rotating thingy with my copics, an old toilet roll holder with all my tapes, can't throw anything out me!! To the left my cutting tools. In the white basket I have pearls and bling and some sticky fixers. In the middle a variety of stuff for Prisma pencil colouring and a few Copic refills, some glue and other stuff I use all the time.

 If you're still with me up to now well done , told you it was long.........he he!!  next is my laptop, printer,  Big shot machine and all my Nesties and embossing folders are in the black and silver box. Above that, ribbons and lace.
All the Betty Boop stuff was found in my Mum's house last week when we cleared it out so I thought it deserved a show case. I'm now a Betty Boop fan.......... For those that don't know the story she is now quite happy in a Nursing Home ( my Mum that is  not so her house had to be emptied.
 The sideboard is filled with paper, boxes full of embellishments boxes of completed cards and loads of jars waiting to be filled.The two top drawers are filled with wooden stamps and the bottom two with stationery.

Phew......... hang in there we're nearly finished just the cupboard now. It's nearly always open but it does have a mirror door . In the bottom is our previous TV unit, came in very handy and holds all my Scrap booking stash.
As you can see this space is crammed full including my little sewing machine all my pens and pencils and paints, empty tubs, more paper and card, ribbons hanging on hooks,boxes waiting to be altered, chip board shapes behind the teddies and some stamped images.

 Lastly this shelf has all sprays and distressing stuff , in the silver box is my Copic Air gun which I'm sorry to say I've hardly used....pencils and paints on the left.
Congrats if you made it to the end, you deserve a cuppa after this. 
I love my new space it's just the way I've always wanted this room to look, I don't suppose it will stay this tidy for long I'm afraid I'm one of those crafters that needs everything out while I'm creating to get some inspiration so It's nearly always messy . 
Thanks so much for your visit and I hope you enjoyed seeing my new space.
Happy Crafting

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Wedding Day...Cream and Gold

Hello... thanks for popping into my crafty space, I've been searching the web all day trying to find a new background for my blog and have finally settled on this one. I wanted something really simple but elegant and I think this one fits the bill, what do you think?
Getting back to my card, I was asked by my friend Susan to make a Wedding Day card in Cream and Gold and this is the design I came up with. I have used a LOTV  image and coloured it with Copics. The broad ribbon is from
B & Q (watch those bargain bins !!!) and the corners are from The Hobby House. Roses from Wild Orchid crafts. The gold bling on the base is from John Lewis ( bargain bins again !!!) and I used Nesties for the mounts.

I hope you have a fab weekend wherever you are, I'll be back tomorrow with pics of my revamped  craft room.
Watch this space!!!!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Week #23 a creation with a number at Charisma

Hello there, thanks for popping into my crafty space today. This week at Charisma my lovely teamie Joanne would like to see numbers on your creations. 
For my DT inspiration this week I have used one of my PB piggy images and coloured it with Copics. I have used My Minds Eye papers along with Martha Stewart Arch border punch and Nesties. The ribbon is from my stash, gorgeous isn't it? I love it. The flowers  are a mix of Wild Orchid and Hobby House and the metal corner is also from the Hobby House. The fabric flowers I've had for years and I added little pink pearls to the centers. The number 13 is of course a Peel Off.
This weeks sponsors are Make It Crafty and they are giving 3 digital stamps to this weeks lucky winner.
Looking forward to seeing all your fab creations again this week.

Toodle Pip!!!

Thursday, June 02, 2011

CHARISMA...something that flies..........

Wooho!!  I'm off work today, I can hear my craft room and it's also Charisma Cardz challenge day.
A HUGE thank you to everyone who played along last week with my male card challenge, your projects were all amazing I was  sooooo  impressed. I think you've all lost your fear of doing male cards judging by the amount of entries we had.... over 200....fantastic!!!. Right onto this weeks theme which has been set by my Charisma buddy Allison and she would like to see 
 Our sponsors this week are Simon Says Stamp and Pink Cat Studio and as always they are offering fab prizes for you to win.  So what are you waiting for pop over to the Charisma blog now and have a look at the fabulous projects the Charisma Gals have created for your inspiration this week, and....while your there check out my Top Three from last week and of course the winner...

My DT sample this week is a little heart shaped tin which has been altered and as you can see I have used a beaded Dragonfly on the top. I was lucky enough a few years ago to win a fabulous Candy from Sassy and these little embellishments were among the goodies. On the lid I have added a heart cut on my Craft Robo (which has been sadly neglected of late) and also some roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and some braid and ribbon from my stash. 
Thanks for popping into my blog today  I hope you have a lovely weekend wherever you are in the world.
Happy crafting