Thursday, August 30, 2012

No Embellishments @ Charisma.....

Time for a brand new challenge - and this week Team Gem want to see your creations with 
No Embellishments!!
This means Image, Papers and Card Only!!

Our fab sponsor this week is...
Digistamp Boutique

Buy our digi stamps here...
Digistamp Boutique are offering our lucky winner their choice of 6 individual digis from their online shop!! 

And of course we also have our Top Three. If you're looking for some inspiration why not pop over to the challenge blog and see the beautiful creations from our fabulous design team.
Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Male retirement........

This card was a commission and the spec was Hill Walking, cycling, beer festivals. I use DSB image Jim Hiking, DSB cheers and the Bicycle image is from Rhoda  Design Studio. The hiking boots were part of a 3D sticker set. Papers are First Edition, Wimsey Stamps Die cut corners, Nesties Labels, and the leaves are Memory Box Dies. 

I seem to get a lot of orders for cards for men and I was thinking about having another blog just for Male cards, where I can have them all in one place. 
What do you think ?
 It would also have links to other male cards and links to images useful for guys and boys.  Just something I've been  thinking about for a little while and I would value any comments or ideas you might have.

Thanks for your visit today and for any comments you are kind enough to leave.

I have entered the September Anything Goes Challenge at Unique Crafters with this card, hope I'm lucky!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Lovely Lace @ Charisma...

Good morning!!  This week at Charisma it's my turn to choose the theme and I thought it would be nice to see some LACE on your projects.
As you can see my DT card above is for a Christening and I have used a LOTV stamp. Not much colouring required on this so it's ideal if your in a The metal corner is from Wild Orchid Crafts and the flowers are Mulberry Crafts. Lace and ribbon are from my stash, had them for years....and the cross is from The Works. Martha Stewart Punch and Nesties.
Now on to this weeks fabulous sponsors

Joanna Sheen

Joanna Sheen are generously offering a £10 voucher! wow!! Joanna Sheen's website also offer free p&p worldwide!! how cool is that!!!

and Meljens Designs are generously offering one winner 4 Digis of their choice!!

Thanks for popping in, I'll be round your blogs again this week commenting and as always we will pick a lucky winner and the Top Three.
 Looking forward to seeing all that Lovely Lace.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Flower Fields...

I've had this Stampendous stamp for quite a while and this is the first time I've inked it up.It's called Flower Fields, I really love the sketchy look of the flowers and decided not to fully colour them but instead just gave them a hint of colour with some chalks. The paper I've also had for ages it's from Papermania Henbury Lane and the ribbon is from  Mei Flower. The tag is LOTV. 
I've been busy this past week or so trying to organize my unmounted stamps into folders, not an easy task I can tell you ....but hopefully when it's finished it will be a lot easier to find the image I need. I never knew I had so 
I bought one large ring binder,( Pink to match some of my boxes..) thinking that would be enough but I'm going to need another 2 or 3 I think...OMG!! where does all that stuff come from....he he he..
My whole craft room needs some serious organizing but this will do for starters.

Thanks for popping in


Monochrome @ Charisma....

Hi all, Team Gems turn again this week and the lovely Joanne would like to see all your Monochrome

Sponsors for this challenge are.....

                                                                         $20 voucher 

Stamp Fairy are generously offering our lucky winner a $10 voucher to their online store

Gemma's team have some fabulous inspiration for you so why not pop over to Charisma Cardz and have a peak.
Hope you enjoy this weeks challenge.


Thursday, August 09, 2012

Flowers and Fauna @ Charisma

Good morning ! hope you are all ready for this weeks challenge at Charisma Cardz. The lovely Leah has chosen the theme Flowers and Fauna, in case your not sure that's Flowers and Animals. 
This week our sponsors are 


The Stamping Boutique are offering 5 digis of the winners choice! From there online boutique store Full of wonderful images! 

A Crafty Prize from Carlyann

For my DT card this week I have used a PB image given to me ages ago by my friend Elaine and I coloured it with Copics. The floral frame was cut on my Craft Robo, flowers and ribbon from my stash and the label sentiments are from LOTV.
I hope you enjoy our challenge this week.


Friday, August 03, 2012

Christmas cuties, DSB....

Hi I'm back as promised with a couple of the cards made with the toppers I made last week using Digi Stamp Boutique images. These are so cute don't you think, and so easy and quick to colour. I made a total of 29 cards last night for our Bowling Club charity day in aid of Strathcarron Hospice. I just kept it simple although you could add a few holly leaves or poinsettias if you wanted to fill the space.
  Hopefully people will like them enough to buy a few, I'm also going to make a few less is more cards for the usual Birthdays, Wedding, Anniversary, Thank You etc.  I would love to hear your comments if you have time  and maybe you might have some quick card ideas you can share.
Thanks for popping in today, have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Christmas toppers.....

I've been busy this week making some toppers for Christmas cards for our local Hospice. Our bowling club is holding a charity day for Strathcarron Hospice in a few weeks time and I thought I might do some cards for the event. These little toppers were made with Digi Stamp Boutique images and they are really fun to colour. I used die cuts to mount them and embossed them with Cuttlebug embossing folders. Hopefully I'll get some crafting time over the weekend and make some cards with them. The plan is keep is simple.....but knowing me that may not happen, I'm too fond of my papers and
I'll probably do some Birthday and others as well, so keep popping in if you'd like to see what I create.


Pink + One other colour Charisma....

Time for a brand new challenge - and this week Team Gem want to see your creations in Pink plus 1 other colour, this week chosen by Carly!!

Our fab sponsors this week are....
Prize One
Simon Says Stamp 
Simon Say Stamp are offering one lucky winner a $20 voucher to spend in their online shop!

Prize Two

and Pink Cat Studio are offering our second Winner 5 Digi's of their choice!

Prize Three

Crafty Ribbons are generously offering these sweet Owl ribbons to a third lucky winner!

NO card from me this time as it's Team Gem's week but I'll be here tomorrow with a couple of Christmas cards to share. See you then!