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:

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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!!