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Thursday 31 January 2013

Mask It!

Good morning all,
                         It's Thursday again already and time for another challenge over at CRAFT .
This week we would like you to use a mask in your creations.
You can use a masking technique , put a mask onto you project or simply make a mask.
Please indicate the type of masking technique you used in your blog post.

We have some awesome sponsors again this week.

For my card I used a cutting file from Crimson Cloud to make the mask for my card.

The papers are from a Debbi Moore CD called Venetian moments.
The sentiment was made on my PC.
The feathers and gift ribbon were from my stash.
I used fine black glitter and gold glass glitter on the mask.
The filigree corners are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Have fun with this one - there is endless scope to get out your inks and get messy if you like or get sticky embellishing a mask. Whatever your preferred style of crafting will fit this challenge.

Remember to pop over to my fellow teamies and see their brilliant projects. Have a great day.

Monday 28 January 2013

Pearls and Lace

Hello all, hope you are all fit and well and avoiding all of these evil germs that are going around.
Today we have another new challenge at INCY WINCY sponsored by the fantastic

Here is my DT card for this challenge using

Princess Honor

The gorgeous papers are from the La Cremiere  Frambois set by Katie Pertiet here
The lace is from Hobby Craft
The pearls are from  stash

Can't wait to see all your gorgeous creations.

Thursday 24 January 2013

Hearts and Flowers

Good morning again, Today we have a brand new challenge over at 

Our sponsors this week are

Stamp Fairy    and       Marker Pop

Here is my heart easel card made using an image from the Stamp Fairy

The papers are all from the NitWit Collection  - Affection
The Roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The Image was coloured with Promarkers.

Have fun with this challenge and please stop by my fellow teamies 
blogs to check out their gorgeous projects.
I am entering this into the following challenges


Valentines Day or Love

Good morning all,
                         We have a brand new challenge at CRAFT this week

Valentines Day or Love

Our sponsors this week are
This week we also have a top 3 sponsor
First in our Top3: 3 images from Karen's Doodles (or 5 if a Karen's Doodles image is used!)
Second in our Top3: 2 images from Karen's Doodles
Third in our Top3: 1 image from Karen's Doodles

Here is my card using an image from Karen's Doodles called 
Dance My Darling.

The image is coloured with Promarkers and the clothes are paper piecing.
The gorgeous papers are from Katie Pertiet - available here 
The flowers are from Wild orchids.
The pearls are from stash.
The gorgeous taffeta ribbon is from Chloes Creative Crafts
The net fabric is from Hobby Crafts

I am entering this into the following challenges

Have fun with the challenge - looking forward to stopping by your blogs this week.

Monday 21 January 2013

Make Us Laugh

Morning all, hope you are all safe and warm after the heavy snow on Friday.

Today over at INCY WINCY we have a new challenge entitled 

Make Us Laugh!

At this time of year we all need cheering up as the weather bites hard so we hope you will all have fun with this challenge.

We have two sponsors again this week.

Bugaboo Stamps        and        Dr Digi's

The DT were fortunate enough to be given some really funny stamps to play with.

I chose a Bugaboo stamp called GusBDay Rocking chair

Here is my card using this image.

The papers are by Karen Funk - for the boys available here 
The card candy id from stash
The image is coloured with Promarkers.
I added glossy accent to the glasses.

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

The DT are so looking forward to visiting your blogs this week so have fun with this challenge.

Thursday 17 January 2013

Christmas in January

Hello Peeps,
Today over at CRAFT challenge we have a new challenge for you.
Christmas in January.

Our Super sponsors this week are 

For my card I used the Santa's sleigh tag and a sentiment from Bugaboo.

The aperture was cut using a  memory box die.
The trees , let it snow element and paper  were from the Katie Pertiet set frosted winter available here 
The ribbon is from my stash.

Enjoy the challenge and get a head start on your Christmas cards.

Monday 14 January 2013

Tic Tac Toe at INCY WINCY

Good Morning,
                       Time for another INCY WINCY Designs challenge and toady our challenge is tic tac toe.
Just choose three in a row from the board below and away you go.

Our fabulous sponsors this week are .....

Here is my card using a limited runs image called  church 2

I used four DP; pearls and added metal ( charm)

The papers are a mixture of Katie Pertiet sets available here.
The sentiment is a cuddly buddly sentiment and the rest of the embellies are from stash.

Enjoy the challenge.


Thursday 10 January 2013

Happy 4th Birthday Charisma Cardz

Good morning all,

                          Today Charisma Cardz is 4 years old!

Happy Birthday

And Happy Birthday Mum 80 today! 

And to celebrate, the whole DT team have come together to celebrate by making their own birthday cards.
We have six amazing sponsors this week .......

The Stamping Boutique


I used an image from The Paper Shelter to make this birthday fan for my mum.

The image is called Japaneze Doll and is coloured with Promarkers.
The panels of the fan were a cutting file for the silhouette cameo from silhouette america .com.
The edging was made using a tonic punch I got from the NEC in November.
The gorgeous oriental paper is from a set available here at Top Toppers
The butterflies are from my stash
The frame is cut from a Mariane Designs die
The sentiment was made on the PC
The ribbon is from stash and the flowers are from Wild Orchids.

I am entering this into the following challenges

Have a great day and remember to pop over to Charisma cardz to have 
a look at my fellow team members' work.

Colour Combo

Good morning peeps,
I trust you are all well today. Over at CRAFT Challenge today we have a new challenge.

Colour Combo

As usual we have several sponsors

My papers are from Katie Pertiet over at Designer Digitals 
The flowers are from Wild orchid crafts
The doily was cut using a Marianne Designs Die.
The ribbon and pearls are from Stash

Have a great day

Monday 7 January 2013

First Challenge of 2013

Good morning all and welcome back to the first challenge of 2013 over at INCY WINCY DESIGNS
The Dt have had a much needed break over the holiday and are back with some fantastic projects.

The challenge this week is Something New and we would like to see you using those new crafty goodies that you all had for Christmas.

We have two sponsors this week

The DT were allowed to choose which company they would like to feature in their Dt projects, so because Cedar Chest Designs was completely new to me I chose one  of their images - Framed Lighthouse.

My new things are the new image from a new (to me) designer and the anchor and rubber ring were cut out on my new silhouette machine. 

The cord is from my stash and took me ages to find because I hadn't put it in the right place last time I used it!
The papers are from two sets by Katie Pertiet - Coastal kit and Artistry de Azul by Katie Pertiet both available here

The sentiment is from cuddly buddly 

Enjoy the challenge and pop over to our blog to check out our DT projects.

Thursday 3 January 2013

Monochrome Challenge

Good morning all
The festivities are now well and truly over for another year - hope you all enjoyed Christmas and the New Year.
Today is the first challenge of 2013 at Charisma Cardz

Today it's Team Gem's turn to host the challenge and the theme chosen by our very own Allison is
our sponsors this week are .....

I chose this super cute image by Pink Cat Studio called - Billy Madhatter.

The image was coloured with Promarkers.
The key was made using a Marianne Die
The tag was cut using a Go kreate die.
The fabulous papers were from Crafty Button Designs

I hope you enjoy this challenge and as always we are looking forward to visiting your blogs to look at your work.
Please hop over to my mega talented DT buddies who have the most amazing inspirational projects to share.

Have a great day

Make Your Own Backing Paper

Happy New Year to you all,
The first challenge of the year at CRAFT challenge is sponsored by 

I made my papers digitally. For the bottom layer I made a textured background in a design program and then used a heart digital punch to add the pattern. The upper layers were made by creating a square filled with gradient colour and then digital stamps were added and built up.

My image is called Reading Beauty by Saturated Canary

The flowers were from Wild orchids; Joanna Sheen  and Hobby Craft.
The swirls were made with Marianne Dies.
The lace is from Hobby Craft.

I am entering this card into the following challenges.
My Mum's Craft Room - Anything goes
The Pink Elephant - Anything goes
Make it Monday - Always Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Celebrate
By the Cute and Girly - Cute and Girly
Cards by Lady Anne - Anything goes
Saturated Canary - inspired by a song (Beauty and the Beast by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson)

Have fun with this challenge and please stop by my fellow teamies blogs to look at their inspirational projects.