Thursday, March 29, 2012

Bunny Hugs

Good Morning! It is time for another new challenge at Charisma Cardz and this week Gemma has chosen the theme of Easter.

We have two fabulous sponsors who have generously offered up prizes to two lucky participants.

Digistamp Boutique
Buy our digi stamps here...

Who are offering 6 individual digis of the winnners choice!!

and also..

Joanna Sheen

who is kindly offering one winner a £10 Voucher!

I had this cute little Tilda stamp that had not yet seen ink as it arrived too late for last Easter so I thought that it would be perfect for this challenge. I coloured it up without looking for papers first and then went looking for my stask and found these great papers from Basic Grey's Green at Heart collection that matched it perfectly.

For the layout I have followed this weeks sketch from Sketch Saturday and then added an Easter sentiment and a bouquet of spring flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts to finish it all off.

I hope you will join us and share your own Easter creations. I look forward to seeing what you make.
Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to pop back again on the weekend, I will have another creation to share with you.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:

Thursday, March 22, 2012

F for Furry and Feathered Friends

Good morning, it looks like I messed up the calendar and this post did not get published yesterday.  Today looks like it is going to be another gorgeous day here. The weather has been unseasonably warm and we have been loving it. My garden is coming back to life and I have been walking around at mid day with short sleeves. At some point you just know that we are going to pay for this after all, we should still be wearing winter coats.

Today marks the start of another ABC Christmas challenge. This week we are host by Helen and she has chosen the theme of
F for Furry and Feathered Friends

We have two great sponsors this week.


The prize from Lili of the Valley is a £10 gift voucher to spend in their online store!

The prize from Bugaboo Stamps is 7 free digis!

For my card, I have chosen to work with one of my favorite LOTV James Bear images. I have opted to use a different colour scheme when colouring him in and went with non traditional colours to match some great scraps of Christmas papers that were on my desk. I have added a LOTV sentiment which I have cut with my Spellbinders and then wrapped some tinsel wire in behind.
This card will be entered into the following challenges:

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Altered Notebook

Well it is time for another challenge over at Charisma Cardz and this week the theme is Alter It. I had picked up a few spiral bound notebooks at back to school time with the thought of altering them for my nieces and never got around to it so I thought that I would give one a go.

I have used one of the Simply Sassy stamps from Sugar Nellie called High School girl and coloured her to match the cover of the notepad. I then found a few co-ordinating papers and went to work adding a few layers to jazz it up a bit. I have used some punches to add some flowers and a little dragonfly to embellish. Not sure how well that will stand up but we shall see.

This week we are sponsored by the fabulous
All that Scraps!!

One lucky winner will receive 4 stamps or 1 stamp set.
I hope that you will join us.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

E for Evergreen

Good Morning, I am back with another card for the ABC Christmas Challenge. This week the theme is

E for Evergreen

We are asking you to dig into your stash and pull out all that Christmas greenery. You know, the tree and the holly and mistletoe and use that to decorate your card.

We have two great sponsors

who have each generously provided a voucher for a lucky participant.

My card this week features another previously uninked LOTV stamp which I have coloured in rich and traditional Christmas colours. I have worked with a new style of card which has allowed me to use this great frilly frame die from Go Kreate which I bought about a year ago and have hardly touched, it is just so easy to go for a square card but I really like the look of this one. I am going to try to work with some shaped cards over the next little bit as I want to try to put some of my dies to good use.

I hope that you will join us this time around for our challenges. I look forward to seeing your evergreen creations. Thanks for stopping by, be sure to pay a visit to the ABC Christmas Challenge blog and see the rest of the gorgeous creations from the DT.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:

Monday, March 5, 2012

Hush-a-bye Baby

Hello, I hope that you are all well. I am still recovering from that nasty bug that I had last week but my bark is now much worse than my bite and people are no longer afraid to come near me.

I thought that I would pop by and share this little card that I have made for my cousin's baby shower. She has chosen not to find out the gender of the baby before it is born so I have worked it in bright and sunny spring colours to match some wonderful MME papers rather than the typical pastel blue and pink.

In keeping with the spring theme I have added some cheery coloured flowers and then tucked in a few buttons because I think that they are a perfect touch to a baby card. The little is from LOTV and came with this great image.  

Thanks so much for coming by, be sure to pop by again for a visit on Wednesday as I will have another card to share.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Good Morning. It has been a while since I was last here to post as I have been sick with a respiratory infection since last week. I am on the mend and I am back today with some exciting news to share, I have been asked by Carly and Gemma to join the Charisma Cardz team and this is my first week as part of the DT.

The challenge this week is masking and I have chosen to work with some of my much loved Magnolia images to create a twisted easel  card with a spring feel. The image was of course coloured with Copics to match these cheery papers from MME.
The layout was based on a sketch from Papertake Weekly and I have added a lace doily, a ribbon bow and some Wild Orchid flowers to complete that spring touch.

Here is a view of the complete card.

And here is a closeup of the sentiment panel.

I hope that you will join us in the challenge this week.  We have two great sponsors Simon Says Stamp and Pink Cat Studio who have both offered up some generous prizes for two lucky participants.
Before you play be sure to stop by the Charisma Cardz Challenge Blog and see the rest of the wonderful DT cards for some additional inspiration.

This card will be entered into the following challenges: