Saturday, June 30, 2012

Spot the difference....Fizzy Moon

Both cards were for a commission from my friend at work. A 50th and 70th Birthday,  she wasn't bothered if they were the same so I only made some small changes here and there. Gorgeous sparkly papers from First Edition, roses from Wild Orchid crafts, corners are from Whimsy Stamps, the image is Fizzy Moon and the ribbons and charms are from my stash.

I'm off for a 2 week break now so hopefully I'll get some crafting done at last. It's nice to have the time to play!!
Thanks for popping in, have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Anything Goes this week @ Charisma....

Good morning all, and what a lovely one it is too. Today is the start of my two week break from work Wooohooo!!  and I'm really looking forward to it. Hopefully the sun will shine at some point and I can get the garden sorted while I'm off. Now on to this weeks challenge.

It's Carly's turn this week and she has made it really easy for you all with


We have our regular sponsor

Buy our digi stamps here...


Two fabulous sponsors I'm sure you will agree, so please visit the challenge blog to find out what they are offering this week. 
While you're there feast your eyes on the fab DT creations for your inspiration and don't forget you can find out more details about each card by visiting the their blogs and please don't forget to leave some luv ! 


As you can see my card above has no image and has been made using die cuts only. Not intentional it's just the way it Dies used .........Nesties labels, Sizzix numbers, Sizzletts cheers and beer, Marianne Creatable swirl and the corners are from Whimsey stamps. Star punch, ribbon and a footie button. Striped paper from Making memories and the blue paper is Papermania.

Thanks for popping in today, happy crafting!!

Challenges entered with this card are....

Incy Wincy...........Anything Goes ( thanks Samantha)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Cheers......Male card

It was my Son Matt's birthday at the weekend (26) and this is the card I made for him.
 I used DSB cheers digi and coloured it with Copics.  The papers are from First Edition. The sentiment was done on the computer and the brads are from my stash. I made them into corners by bending the prongs to a right angle shape and just glued them down. I was quite please with the effect.

I am entering this card in the following challenges...

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Cute little Big Brother.....

A card for a little boy who is about to have a little Sister.
 I loved this range of images from Digi Stamp Boutique they are called Fun Time Dan and there are 4 cute images . I chose this one because he looks really happy and excited to be a Big Brother. It has been coloured with a mix of Copics, Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens. The papers are from a Christmas stack, I have used Nesties and Nellie Snellen dies for the sentiment and used a woodware star punch. 

Hi all!!  This week at Charisma we would like to see your 
 creations.  I know it's not very much like Summer today for most of us but what better excuse to play with your crafty stash. 

Our two fab sponsors this week are....

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

and another lucky winner will receive a £10 Voucher for Joanna Sheen! They have some gorgeous stuff so why not check out their store, they also offer Free shipping, how fab is that!!

As it's team Gem's turn this week I don't have a card to share with you, but If you care to pop back later on I should have something to share with you then.

Happy crafting

Saturday, June 16, 2012

FABULOUS AND 40........

 I was asked recently to make a card for a 40th birthday and it had to be "glitzy" I decided to use First Edition Dream Catcher, these papers are lovely lilacs , pinks and purples, and so glittery, I love using them. I also used die cuts from  Sizzix numbers, letters and champagne flutes, Nelli Snellen rectangle frames and circle Nesties. Flowers and metal corner are from Wild Orchid crafts and the silver striped paper is from Making Memories and some bling from the Hobby House, when you're 40 you need loads of
 The image is from Mo Manning and is just perfect for a girly card.
I'm pleased to say she loved it......

I would like to enter this card into these challenges.

Hope the sun shines for you this weekend.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Male Cards @ Charisma ....

Morning all!!!

It's a brand new challenge at Charisma and our Team have been super busy at designing some fantastic creations to share and inspire you.

Firstly! I'd like to give a huge welcome to two new DT's joining Team Carly this week!!!

♥ Kavitha ♥
♥ Sarah ♥

We look forward to getting to know you and seeing your beautiful creations each week!

On to this week's challenge which has been chosen by the lovely Michelle!


UH OH!!! I hear you sigh!!! well with fathers day fast approching what better way to get something crafty made and join in to win some fabulous prizes which are.....


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Bunny Zoe's Crafts is full of wonderful craft items to make very special cards and crafts from! Nikki is a lovely friendly lady who will make your shopping experience one you'll always keep coming back to!!!
Bunny Zoe's Crafts have a whole array of items in stock from Magnolia Stamps to Charms, from Whimsy Stamps to Ribbon the list is endless why not pop along and see for your self!!!

One lucky crafter will win.....


digital stamps

We're pleased to welcome back..

Some Odd Girl is the place to find fun and quirky digis that I know you will love!!! Some Odd Girl was inspired by two great friends who are such dolls! They took one of my pencil drawings and made it into red rubber! That act of generosity spiraled into what you see today!

This week's prize is THREE Digis of your choice to one lucky winner

My card recipe
Image by Mo Manning
coloured with Copics and Spectrum Noir pens
First Edition papers, New Leaf
Bark embossing folder
Corners from Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment hand written on chipboard and tied with paper twine.

Thanks for your visit today, don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog and see the rest of team Carly's cards for your inspiration.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Travel @ Charisma...

Hello everyone, I'm afraid I'm a little late with my post for this week's Charisma challenge, totally forgot to schedule it last night....far too much stuff going on in my brain this week.

It's team Gem's turn and they would like to see anything to do with
Our sponsors this week are

Simon Says Stamp


Pink Cat Studio

So why not pop over and see team Gem's wonderful creations for your inspiration this week.
Happy crafting

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Silver Wedding Card & Box......

Nesties Die, Marianne Creatable Heart Dies, Sizzix Number dies, Wild Orchid Roses and Metal corner. Metal Butterfly from Mei Flower, pleated ribbon  and pearls from stash. Papers are Paper Cellar, Victorian Classic.


Thank you for calling into my blog today, I hope you all had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend.
 I was busy with my Grandchildren over the weekend and we had a great time. I managed to fit in some craft time colouring  some images, tiling in the kitchen and some gardening too...... the weather was great until today. Never mind I'm back to work tomorrow and it's a nice short week so hopefully it will fly in and it will be the weekend again and then it's only 3 weeks till my holidays  (big smile!!) 

This card was a commission  for a Silver Wedding, I decided to make the box as I don't like squashing cards with flowers into envelopes. 

I wouild like to enter it in the following challenges.....