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Thursday, 14 July 2011

Charisma cardz #28–DT card

Good morning dear friends.  I hope you are having a good week so far.  I’ve had a mixed week, it was my birthday on Tuesday and I had a wonderful day and everyone made such a fuss in work and it wasn’t even a special birthday lol!  Also I had so many birthday messages on facebook and here on my blog and I feel so lucky to have such amazing friends as you all.  Of course my dad is still in hospital and he is likely to be in for at least another week.  The preliminary diagnosis is a leaking heart valve, which sounds quite scary, but I’m not sure at the moment if he is going to need surgery or not, the docs need him to have another CT scan first.  The weird thing about it all is that he feels ok and remarkably he’s lost 8lb in 2 days as he is now being treated for his water retention (wish I could lose that much weight in two days lol!).  I will of course keep you all updated and I’ve been passing on your get well messages to him! 

Ok, onto my card and today there is a brand new challenge over at charisma cardz challenge.  The lovely Clare has set the theme and she has chosen “it’s in the stars”, so she would like to see some stars on your projects.  I was lucky enough to be able to use an image from one of our sponsors this week and here is my card:

charisma cardz #28 - it's in the stars 

charisma cardz #28 - it's in the stars (close up)

The super cute image is ‘Lily the Mermaid’ from Pink Cat Studio and I’ve coloured her with my promarkers.  I’ve used my new x-cut nesting star dies to create the mat behind my image and Lily has two star-fish with her!!  I’ve gone crazy for gingham again but this time went for a monochromatic look.  The paper is wild rose studio from the ‘gorgeous gingham’ paper pack and the plain cardstock is stampin’ up. 

We have three sponsors this week, firstly we have Pink Cat Studio and the lucky winner will receive 5 digital stamps of their choice, our second sponsor is Crafty Emma’s store (please check the main challenge blog for details of the prize) and our third sponsor is the stamping boutique and the lucky winner will receive 5 digi’s of their choice. 

The rest of the design team have created amazing samples as usual, so please pop over to the challenge blog and check them out.  We really appreciate the lovely comments you leave for us. 

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Lexi’s creations challenge – at the beach

Magical Monday challenge – use some texture

Digital Tuesday challenge – spellbound (x-cut star die)

Everybody art challenge – maritime

Flourishes timeless Tuesday challenge – embossing

Ladybug crafts ink challenge – summer birthdays (2nd entry)

Creative inspirations challenge – no flowers allowed

Penny’s paper crafty challenge – happy birthday

The pixie cottage challenge – sketch and/or wrap it in ribbon

Stampavie and more challenge – birthday

Mami doodles challenge – at the beach

Totally papercrafts challenge – the beach

Allsorts challenge – free and easy

Mark’s finest papers challenge – use a die as a mat

The sweet stop challenge – sketch

Crafty calendar challenge – under the sea/water theme

Ok, that’s my lot for today.  I hope you can join in with our challenge this week and I look forward to seeing what you create.  Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by today. 

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charisma cardz #28 - it's in the stars

Card ingredients:

Image: Pink cat studio – ‘Lily the mermaid’

Papers: wild rose studio – ‘gorgeous ginghams’, plain blue card from SU (bashful blue)

Tools: promarkers, sentiment from craftwork cards, raffia from stash, x-cut nesting star dies, prima bling flourish, cuttlebug spots & dots embossing folder

26 comments:

Molecraft said...

Just been catching up with all your fabulous cards. Loving them all. Sorry to hear about your Dad hope things improve soon!
Helen x

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi denise,
I love this girly card. Beautiful image and that gem swirl is fabulous. Brilliant work.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Tanya R said...

PERFECT use of ribbon for our challenge. It shimmers. Thank you for sharing with The Pixie Cottage this week. Good Luck.
Hugs
Tanya

brenda said...

What a sweet little image Denise, a really lovely card.

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week adn good luck.

B x

pinky said...

Beautiful card Denise, love all the sparkle. Hope your Dad can get sorted now they know what they are dealing with. Thanks for joining us at LCI this month.
Pinky

NGCARDS said...

This is a fantastic card hun! Thanks for joining in with our theme of No Flowers Allowed over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

Winnie and Patty said...

This is so cute! And I love all the bling! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card! Love the cute image, the bling swirl! Awesome take on the Sweet Stop sketch. Thanks for playing along with us again!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card! Love the cute image, the bling swirl! Awesome take on the Sweet Stop sketch. Thanks for playing along with us again!

Shannon White said...

Awww, This is soo Adorable! Love your Darling image and all theBling and the lovely blue. Really Sweet! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Melodie said...

Great design, cute image, wonderful colours, and the ribbon is fantastic.
Hugs
Melodie

anusch said...

Ein niedliches Motiv hast du verwendet.
Vielen Dank fürs Mitmachen bei EAC.
Liebe Grüße Doreen

Paddington fan said...

What a cute image and an interesting layout with perfect embellishments! A perfect bright and summery card!! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time and good luck! Love Jacky x

Nicola said...

Great card, love the image!
Thanks for entering our Free and Easy challenge over at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

Jennipher Lowery said...

Darling card! Thanks for joining us at the Sweet Stop.

Karen Howard said...

Very,very pretty! Love how you wrapped it in ribbon. Thanks for sharing with us at The Pixie Cottage! Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Karen

Mona Evy said...

This is a fabulous card! Thank you for playing this weeks at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge!

Wendy Colledge said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Mami Doodles!
Have a wonderful day and good luck in the draw ◕‿◕

Wendy Colledge said...

Me again ;o))
This is such a wonderful creation Denise. Thank you so much for participating in the Lexi's Creations with it.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

What a fun mermaid card. Love the bling flourish and your pretty layout. Thanks for playing at Speedy's Friends Challenge. It is a pleasure to visit and see your work. Hope to see you again this week!

Wendy said...

Super cute card! Love all the bling!! Thank you for enter our Sketch/Wrap it in ribbon challenge over at The Pixie Cottage!

Hugs,
Wendy

Fluffles said...

Lovely card. Great layout & I love the gem flourish - very swirly, like seaweed. Jx

Amy Johnson said...

Such a pretty card! I love those rhinestones. Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

Hazel said...

Love your card, so nice to see all the white space. Thanks for joining us over at Magical Mondays,
H xx

Lacey Stephens said...

Fabulous card. I love all the textures you added. Thanks for joining us at Magical Monday Challenges. We have another fun challenge starting today - Red and Teal color combo. Just remember, you must use a Magical Character to enter.
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com
Magical Monday Challenge DT

Mary J said...

SWEET! Love this Denise!

Thx for linking it up to the Ladybug Crafts Ink challenge! Hope to see you again soon!

Mary J x