Thursday, December 27, 2012

Charisma Cardz...Anything Goes

Good morning crafters I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. This week it's Team Carly's challenge and an easy one to finish our year off


Our sponsors this time are

Buy our digi stamps here...


Items used for this card
MS border punch, Labels 2 Nesties,black edged lace,Sizzix large number die,various papers and card from my stash and black pearls from Mei Flower.

Sorry my post is so short but I am in bed with a tummy bug and really struggling to do very much at all. Christmas day was lovely and then this morning it hit me. Should have been at a family get together today but  couldn't go and I've just found out quite a few others have the same thing and couldn't manage either. It seems to be doing it's rounds.
Thanks for your visit and enjoy the challenge.

Monday, December 24, 2012

What to do with all those coins in the jar......

Hi, this is not Christmas related at all but I thought that you might like to have a go at this simple project the next time you're looking for something different to try.
  I first saw this on Pintrest and I had it on my list of things to do. The lady on Pintrest used copper pennies as that was her colour scheme in her kitchen. My kitchen is silver and black so I decided to use 5 pence pieces instead.
The Paper Mache letters were bought in Hobby Craft and they are 8 inches high, you can find these letters in most good craft outlets. I gave them a base coat of Gesso and then I painted them with Silver Acrylic and left them to dry overnight. The coins were laid out on each letter first before I glued them down. You  will have to use a strong glue for this, one that will stick metal to metal, I used UHU all purpose glue. At the moment I have placed them vertical on the wall but I may change them to horizontal later on. 
It's a great way to use up all you pennies in jars, have a go it's a fun project and can be done for any room in the house, the posibilties are endless.I thought of doing an 18 or 21st with coins or why not cover the numbers in flowers or beads for a Birhtday Girl.
 Here are the pics

If you've got some time off during the Festive season why not have a go..........

Thursday, December 20, 2012

5 more sleeps.....Santa @ Charisma

Time for a brand new challenge theme chosen this week by Carissa- and Team Gem reckon
 Santa Claus is coming to Town!!! 
 only 5 more sleeps until you will find out if you've been naughty or nice this year! So we want to see Santa on your projects for this challenge!
Our fabulous sponsors this week are...


One lucky winner will receive 4 stamps or 1 stamp set!

Marker Pop

Marker Pop are a new sponsor of ours!! They are generously offering a $10 voucher for their online shop, be sure to pay them a visit!!

Cedarchest Designs

Cedar Chest Designs are another new sponsor, and are generously offering our third winner a $10.00 Certificate to their online store


I decided to join in team Gems challenge this week and I made a Shaker card.  The image is a kids colouing page reduced in size on Microsoft Publisher and coloured with Copics. I used Nitwit papers, MS snowflakes, star dies, and circle dies for the snowglobe. Inside is a mixture of white and silver glitter to give the appearance of snow when you shake it and I have added a row of snowballs at the bottom.
I hope you can find time to enter our Santa challenge this week.

Sunday, December 16, 2012


The colour
 scheme for this card is silver and red. A LOTV image Marianne dies and spellbinders dies. The rest is from my stash.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Makes...@ Charisma and an edible candle holder..

Hello there everyone I hope you're having a good week. Our challenge today at Charisma is 

For my DT inspiration I have made a candle holder using Christmas Candy Canes. I first saw this idea on Pintrest and wanted to have a go. It's really simple to make, just make sure that all the Candy Canes are the same length or it will look uneven at the top and won't stand properly. 

Our sponsors this week are

The Stamping Boutique

I'm really looking forward to seeing all your Christmas makes this week. Don't forget you can see the rest of team Carly's projects on the challenge blog and see the full details on their individual blogs.

Have fun !

Friday, December 07, 2012

Favourite Christmas card this year....

Good morning everyone it's the weekend at last, what a long week. I'm just popping this card on before my little Grand Daughter arrives, she's 2 and gorgeous and demands all my attention, as you do at that age.

This is my favourite card this year, I made it for a Friend. The colour of the snowflake card is lovely , it was from QVC and I just love that LOTV stamp. The die cut corner and tree are from Marianne creatables and I also used Labels 2 Nesties. The Joy charm is from The Works and the snowflake border is a Martha Stewart die.
I hope you like this one as much as me. Thanks for popping in and thank you to everyone who has left comments here recently, I don't always have time to visit in return but I really do appreciate you taking the time to leave them.
Have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

CHRISTMAS @ Charisma........

Team Gem's challenge this week is 


Our fabulous sponsors this week are...


Simon Says Stamp 

Simon Says Stamp are generously offering a $20 voucher to their online store!!! 

and our 2nd sponsor this week is the lovely Pink Cat Studio who are offering 5 digis of the winners choice!!

A nice easy one for you this week so no excuse for not entering, hope you have fun with our challenge.
Happy crafting

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Tonight I'm having a break from making Christmas cards.........all my orders are done..Yay!! and now I have my own cards to make but I think I'll have a couple of nights just relaxing and catching up with everyone in blogland first. So feet up, a cuppa and I'm ready for commenting.

This card was made using a  Go Kreate die to cut the card stock , LOTV image and papers, Mariane and quick cutz dies and MS snowflakes. Ribbon and snowflake charm from Mei Flower. 
Challenges entered with this card are below.

Thanks for your visit

Monday, December 03, 2012

Be careful on the icy roads look at this.........

Pic taken at 7am this morning from my bedroom window, thankfully no one was hurt.  Be careful on those icy roads.........

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Hi there, thanks for popping in today, my DT card for this weeks challenge was made with Nitwit papers, LOTV image ,Martha Stewart punches,Quick Cutz star die, button and charm. I also used Bigz  square scallop die to cut the card stock.

This week it's Team Carly's challenge which has been chosen by the lovely Kate!!!


Any creation from any type of craft!!! 

As always we have some fantastic sponsors...

Prize One
Digistamp Boutique 
Buy our digi stamps here...
Digistamp Boutique are generously offering 6 individual digis as a prize to one lucky winner!!

Prize Two
The Stamping Boutique

The Stamping Boutique are offering 4 digis of our second winners choice! From their online boutique store full of wonderful images! 

Prize Three
Freckled Fawn

Our Newest Sponsor! The lovely company Freckled Fawn
Doe and Deer manage Freckled Fawn. They currently offer over 300 washi and deco tapes--a perfectly addicting embellishment for all your crafty endeavors.
Who are kindly donating...
$10 voucher to there online store!!!

I hope you can find time to enter our challenge this week.

Monday, November 26, 2012


Good morning everyone , I hope you're having a good Monday.  I don't know where my weekend went they seem to get shorter and shorter the nearer we get to Christmas.
 Today I have a Red Christmas card to share. The image is a colouring page, I think......... I've had this one for ages and didn't mark the file. Coloured with Copics and Flex markers. I also added some Liquid pearls to his beard to make it stand out and loads of Stickles .
The beautiful red metallic card is from a TSV from QVC made by The bottom paper is from last years Me to You Winter Wonderland Christmas set. I made the star embellishment from a free star stamp in a mag, a Quick Cutz star die and a small red button. Snowflakes are Martha Stewart and Sizzix and the Joy die is also Sizzix.

I'm off now to have a crafting day, thanks for popping in.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Colour Combo @ Charisma

Time for a brand new challenge theme - and this week Team Gem have a fab colour Combo for you, chosen by Cat! 
Our fabulous sponsors this week are...


Kenny K are offering 3 prizes this week! 1st will be 3 digi's 2nd will be 2 digi's and a lucky winner will also receive 1 digi of your choice!!
Kenny K's is a fab online digi shop with fun upbeat digi's for all your crafting needs!

Sassy Studio Designs are offering one lucky winner 4 digis of their choice from their online store! Wow!! be sure to check out their shop as they have brand new release digis avaiilable!


Marker Pop are a brand new sponsor of ours!! They are generously offering a $10 voucher for their online shop, be sure to pay them a visit!!

No card from me for this one as it's Gemma's team this week, but I'll be back soon with some Christmas cards.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Keep your cool Charisma

This week it's Team Carly's challenge which has been chosen by the lovely Sarah!!!

Yep we'd like you to use ONLY the cool colours this week! (Skin tones / light brown are allowed)

As always we have some fantastic sponsors...

Prize One
Crafty Ribbons
The Lovely Ali from Crafty Ribbons is sponsoring us this week with the winner recieving some gorjuss ribbons! (to be annouced)
 Crafty Ribbons is a ribbon emporium, we are passionate about ribbons and want to share our fantastic ribbons with others. If you've never been to the shop where have you been!!! go see!! so many beautiful ribbons for all sorts of crafty projects!!! 

Prize Two
Joanna Sheen are generously offering a £10 voucher!

My card this week is white with pale lilac distressing, can't get any cooler than All die cuts from Marianne Creatables, Wimsey stamps and Memory box.
Thanks for stopping by.