Thursday, March 29, 2012

Charisma #12 EASTER ...

Good morning everyone, and a lovely sunny one it is too. Our theme for you this week is.....


It's Gemma's team this week but I thought I'd join in as I'm on holiday and I've been making some cards. For this one I have used .... Digi image Sweet Blossom from Wee Stamps,paper...Boho Chic First Edition I just Love these papers. Nesties, Marianne Creatable Lacy die, flowers from Stash and the card shape is cut using Go Kreate die # 9.

Our fabulous sponsors this week are....

Digistamp Boutique
Buy our digi stamps here...
Who are generously offering 6 individual digis of the winnners choice!!

and also..

Joanna Sheen

who is kindly offering one winner a £10 Voucher!

Looking forward to seeing all your lovely Easter creations this week.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Commission......... a Special Friend

 picture overload......sorry but I wanted to show all the aspects of this card. It was a commission for a special friend card and it had to be different from all the designs I had done before, simply because I've made cards for this lady quite a few times. I'm delighted to say she loved it....phew!!! 
I have used First Edition papers though out and  the images are from the fabulous Saturated Canary coloured with Copics.

Inside I have used a circle sentiment from LOTV and the butterfly is a Marianne Creatables die.

Flower from my stash and the metal corner is Wild Orchid Crafts, ribbon from Mei Flower

The Birthday Recipe stamp is from LOTV and the other verse is computer generated.

I've kept it quite simple as I didn't want to overpower the fabulous images. I've taken a liking to First Edition papers recently and have bought most of  they are so lovely and half are sparkly and the other half are double sided, great value !!
 That's me for tonight hopefully I'll be back with more cards in a couple of days as I'm off work for a week and I'm planning some crafting time...........woohooo .. I would love to hear your opinions on this card as I've never done this design before and would value any comments you care to leave.

Thanks for popping in.......

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Charisma wk #11 Pocket Cards

Hello everyone!  So sorry this post is very late. I was preoccupied last night and thought I had scheduled it only to find out about 10 minutes ago that I hadn't. Hubby and I were out most of the day and evening and I've just turned on my computer. So no more waffling lets see whats in store for our challenge this week.
 It just happens to be my turn to chose a theme (which makes me feel even worse for not getting my post on in time) and I thought it would be nice to make a
Now that may sound scary but there are lots of ways you can interpret this theme!!!
Be it... pockets on your cards... pocket theme... etc etc or check out our fab Design Teams work for more inspiration...

Our wonderful sponsor this week is the one and only Stamp Fairy!!

Who are generously offering our lucky winner a £10 voucher to their online store! Wow!

Ingredients I used for the Pocket card above. First Edition Papers, Stamp Fairy Image Molly. Marianne Creatables dies, Butterfly and lacy circle. Flowers are Prima, You make me smile stamp, Daisy and Dandelion. Ribbon from my stash and the pearl buttons are from the Hobby House ( I think !!)

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog I really appreciate your visit. Don't forget to pop over to the Charisma challenge and see the wonderful creations from my teamies.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

60th Birthday and a Cruise.....

 Hi! something a little different today.
 I have been meaning to share this card all week but It's been a bit hectic around our house this week with Birthdays and other stuff going on.
This card was made for a lady celebrating her 60th Birthday this month. Her Husband , who is one of our Managers at work asked me to include pics of their Caribbean Cruise Ship the Emerald Princess as they will be on board on the 24th March which is his wife's birthday. They will be at the Port of St Thomas on the Virgin Islands.....Oooooo!! how lovely.!!

 I must drop a few hints to my Hubby for next

 I decided to add the pics in a flip down design and used a small closure at the bottom and a length of Organza ribbon at the top to secure. The papers are all from the First Edition 6x6 pack Summer Breeze. I thought they looked lovely an Tropical. I added a large flower made up of more Tropical colours and a used metal corners from Wild Orchid crafts. The number 60 is cut with a Sizzix die .

That's it really and I'm glad to say he was delighted with the card.

I'm off now to dream of Palm trees and and white sandy beaches ~~~~~*

Thanks for popping in....

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Charisma wk#10 ALTER IT........

Hi there! Happy Thursday to you all.

This week at Charisma Cardz our theme is chosen by our lovely Denise and it is...
Alter it!!
Yes we want to see your Altered creations!

This week we are sponsored by the fabulous 
All that Scraps!!
One lucky winner will receive 4 stamps or 1 stamp set.

As it's team Gem's turn this week I don't have an Altered project to share with you but if you pop over to the Charisma blog you will see some amazing work from the other team members.
Altering everyday objects is great fun so why not have a go at our challenge . Looking forward to seeing all your Altered projects this week.
Have fun

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Double fold.... Mother's Day

 Hi, Thanks for visiting my blog today .

 This is the first time I have used this double fold technique and I really like the effect. I'm always on the look out for new designs and shapes and you can put one of these cards together very easily. They are also great for using up scraps that you have left over from bigger sheets of paper.

The image is from LOTV ,front digi papers from Cuddly Buddly ,inside paper is First Edition, flowers are Prima, ribbons and Pearls from my stash. The sentiment and verse are computer generated.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges.

Charisma wk#9 Ribbon, Ribbon, Ribbon

Good morning everyone !!

We have some fantastic prizes up for grabs this week and a wonderful challenge set by our very own Crazy Ribbon Lady Emma!

She's chosen (if you haven't guessed already..)


We want to see your creations this week with ribbon on, the MORE the BETTER! We will be counting how many you use they'll be a special prize for the person who uses the most! (So be sure to leave us a number next to you linky name of how many pieces of ribbon you have used! and or on your blog post!) 

Our Sponsors this week are...

Prize One

Supplying A Fab Range Of Papercraft Items, Cards & Gifts Plus Wedding Stationery

Emma from Crafty Emma's Store is offering one lucky winner this week a £10 voucher to Crafty Emmas store (not inc pnp)! her store is full of wonderful things why not take a peek!

Prize Two is an online shop based in the UK. We sell all sorts of electronics and appliances for home and garden, along with gifts for women, men, and kids! This neon magnifying lamp is very popular for crafting and when working on small details. Which they have kindly donated to one lucky winner this week! how cool is that?!?!

Prize Three 

A Mystery prize for the person who uses the MOST ribbon on this weeks creation - to qualify for this prize you must leave next to your name in the linky how many pieces you've used and or in your blog post!

My card materials...
Paper Bearly Mine Crafts
Sizzix number dies
Marianne creatables flourish, butterfly and heart dies
Wild Orchid Crafts, flowers, metal corner and pearls.
Ribbon from my stash. 

I'm really looking forward to seeing all your projects this week, thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

LOTV bouquet ted...

Another easel card. This one is for a birthday. Papers from Papermania back to basics
Flowers and ribbon from stash.Nesties and Marianne creatables dies.
 Metal corners from Wild Orchid crafts. Image from LOTV coloured with Copics.
Martha Stewart border punch.
Apologies for the short post, it's our Anniversary tomorrow and I wanted to post this tonight as I will be out all day Saturday.
Thank you for popping into my blog, much appreciated.
Happy crafting

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Masking @ Charisma.

Good morning all, this week our challenge for you at Charisma Cardz is..........

Masking Technique (plus optional: use 3 stamps)
Masking is the technique of covering a stamped image so that other images may be placed partly over it without the overlapping area being visible

Our wonderful sponsors this week are...

Simon Says Stamp

Simon Says Stamp are generously offering our lucky winner a $20 voucher to spend in their online store! Why not take a peek at :)

Pink Cat Studio
and another lucky winner will get 5 digi's of their choice from Pink Cat Studio!

No card from me today as it's team Gems turn. Please pop over to the blog and see our DT's wonderful inspiration for you this week.
Have a lovely day