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Thursday, 6 January 2011

Charisma Cardz #1 – blog hop

** Sorry this is going to be a long post so grab a cuppa and a biscuit and get comfy!! **

Good morning everyone, it’s a very exciting day for us at Charisma Cardz challenge as this week it’s our 2nd birthday and we’re celebrating with a blog hop!!  We would love it if you would enter a card into our challenge and then visit each of the design team and on your way collect a word from each of us which will make a phrase.  You should have come to my blog from Vee’s blog but if you think you’ve got lost on the way please start back at the beginning here.  Now I’m sure you’ve already got a hint at the word you need to find from my blog but I’ll tell you at the end of this post if you’re still not sure.  At the end of the hop you must email the phrase to and one lucky winner will receive a mystery prize from The Stamp Shoppe

The Stamp Shoppe logo

Not only that but we also have 9 separate prizes up for grabs – I know how fantastic is that?  Here are the details:

Simon Says Stamp is offering a $20.00 voucher and free shipping.


Pink Cat Studio is offering 5 digis of winner’s choice.

Pink cat studio logo

Prairie Fairy Designs is offering 5 digis of winner’s choice.

Prairie Fairy

Meljen’s Designs is offering 4 digis of winner’s choice

Meljen's designs logo 

Digi’s with Attitude is offering a $10.00 voucher.

Digis with Attitude logo

Robyn’s Fetish is offering either 5 digi stamps of winner’s choice or 4 digi stamps and 1 digi paper set of winner’s choice

 Robyn's Fetish logo

Make it Crafty is offering 3 digi images of winner’s choice


The Ribbon Girl is offering a stunning array of ribbons and embellishments


Kenny K is offering 3 separate prizes of 3 digi images, 2 digi images and 1 digi image of winner’s choice

Kenny K logo

Wow I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s definitely worth entering our challenge this week!! 

This week's challenge theme is ‘birthdays & celebrations’ and if you add a number 2 you’ll get a second entry!!  However dozy head actually forgot this bit of the challenge on her card, as you will see lol!  Here is my card:

charisma cardz #1 - birthday & celebrations

charisma cardz #1 - birthday & celebrations (close up)

I actually made this for my great-aunt who celebrated her 99th birthday on Monday, such an achievement isn’t it.  She is remarkably well for her age and even lives alone without any care.  The only help she has is that my mother does her shopping for her and my father calls over most days for a chat!!  I would usually have personalised my card with her name and age properly but my printer decided to go on the fritz just when I needed it – typical!! 

As an extra bonus I am also offering some personal candy and will draw a winner from everyone who leaves a comment on this post.  Want to know what you can win?  I have a Simply Sassy image from Sugar Nellie called ‘Bella bunting’ up for grabs.  They are so adorable and a dream to colour. 


The next journey on the blog hop is Julia.  I hope you enjoy visiting all our blogs and will find the time to enter into our challenge this week.  Oh and in case you hadn’t realised the word you need to collect from my blog is CHALLENGE!!!!

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

Paper playtime challenge – use faces on your project

Anything goes challenge – the letter C (cake)

Papertake challenge – anything goes

Ladybug crafts challenge – anything goes

Stampin’ royalty challenge – birthday theme

Creative craft world challenge – anything goes

Fab ‘n’ funky challenge – anything goes

The Pixie cottage challenge – sketch and/or punches (SU border punch and oval all punch)

Scrapbook sisters challenge – anything goes

Crafty catz challenge – your choice of previous challenge (#15 birthday card)

Crazy 4 challenges challenge – celebrate something

Totally gorjuss challenge – for someone special

Polka doodles challenge – sketch and use a coloured image

Sorry this has been a mega post today but if you’ve made it this far you deserve a medal lol!  Don’t forget leave me a comment to be in draw to win my personal candy of the sugar nellie stamp and I’ll choose a winner next Wednesday evening and announce it in my post next Thursday.  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by. 

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charisma cardz #1 - birthday & celebrations

Card ingredients:

Image: Lili of the valley – ‘Rosie with cake’

Papers: pink paislee ‘queen bee’ paper pad, plain card from stash

Tools: promarkers, gems from the hobby house, sentiment from craftwork cards, SU border punch and oval all punch, stickers from stash


Squirrel x said...

Fabulous card hunny, loving that little LOTV lass with that enormous cake! I'll be back later when I have more time for the hop.
Hugs, Sxx

Louise said...

fab card for a fab lady it would seem. off to have a quick hop before I best get to work!

Louise x

Julye said...

Fab card and wow for your aunt hope I'm fit and healthy and reach her age. Fab card too thanks for the fun hop .

Anonymous said...

Just love that card - sure your Great-aunt was pleased even without her name on it. So love those ribbons on offer i am going for a blog hop and might even enter the challenge.
x Tricia

Rachael said...

Wow 99 what a good age!! Love the colours and the colouring of the image!
Have a good day
Rachael :)

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Denise,
What a fantastic card for a very special birthday. I love the colours and papers and the image is fabulous. I love it.
Fiona x

Tine said...

Hi Denise. A lovely card as usual! I hope your great aunt loved her special card for her special birthday.
Tine :)

Jo said...

Adorable! and I bet your great-aunt fell in love with her card too.
Hope she enjoyed her special day, 99, wow!
Happy 2nd birthday to Charisma too! xx

Crystal said...

Oh my Denise this is sooooo sweet, what a beautiful card!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card Denise and love your colouring and design.Happy second Birthday too oh thanks for the extra candy too.
Hugs Linda

Lisa Jane said...

wow what a beautiful card for such a special lady
Love the cute little image
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa ;)

Lou said...

What an achievement to get to 99 and a beautiful card too. Thank you so much for joining in with us over at CCW.

Lou x

Jennie said...

Love your LOTV image Denise! Your card is gorgeous and Wowee to your Great Aunt doing well at 99!!

Happy 2nd Birthday to Charisma :D xx

Katie said...

Adorable card, super papers, I'm sure she loved it!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Pops x said...

Gorgeous card sweetie, i love this, love the colours you have chosen too,big hugs love Pops x x x

Gram's Treasures said...

What a beautiful card! Your great aunt will love it. I can't even imagine 99....what an achievement.
Joyce xx

Mini said...

A super card for a special lady! Thanks for joining our card challenge at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

Marie said...

Such a lovely card! Love your clean look. Your great auntie will be thrilled. Wonderful colours!

Jenny said...

Lovely card & a great take on the sketch! Great colouring too! Thank you so much for sharing your project with us over at Polka Doodles.

heidy said...

Oh what a sweetie,thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week

pinky said...

What a sweetie, love your card. Thanks for playing along at LCI this week.

Sadilla said...

WOW!!!! your card is simply stunning! Lovely image, and that cake look so good!!! =)
thanks for playing at The pIxie Cottage

coops said...

stunning card denise.the image is gorgeous and i love your fab papers and colours :D

xx coops xx

Shirley N said...

Happy Birthday to your great-aunt, I'm sure she's loving this adorable card!

Saskia said...

Lovely to see your work at Polkadoodles Challenge!

Saskia :)

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

fabulous Denise, what wonderful colouring of your image.. love the Design Paper
have a great day tomorrow
x Claudi

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

first I have to say I love your eye candy! Second what a great card for your aunt. Good for her .. god bless her.

Cheryl said...

oh this is one gorgoues card,really adore that image beautifully,colured too hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Cheryl said...

opps sorry, bless you for playing at the pixie cottage hope too see you again soon,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Melodie said...

Wow, Denise,
your card is really fantastic.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute Denise, fabulous card.

Katharina said...

Lovely card. Great colours and papers

Pami said...

Hi Denise, I love this image! Its so cute. And what a lovely card for such a fabulous birthday! Thank you for joining us at LCI this week. Pami x

Hayley @ said...

Fabulous card, I love the colours
Thank you for joining us at LCI this week x

DonnaMundinger said...

A big congrats to your great aunt! God bless her! I'm sure she loved the adorable card. Love your candy too. what a sweet stamp! xxD

Chocolate Orange said...

Such a beautiful card. For such a great reason, 99 years young is fantastic !!

Thankyou for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our 'Anything Goes' first card challenge.. Good Luck !

Choccy x

~ Kendra ~ said...

Such a beautiful card! She is so adorable!! Happy 99th B-day to your great-aunt!

sandra's crafty corner said...

oh wow i bet she will love it, the lo is fab,
also a very generous candy offer too xxxx

Brook said...

Beautiful card. Wow, 99 years is a huge accomplishment and I'm sure she loved the card.

Sarah said...

This is just so lovely - thank you so much for joining our challenge at CCW :-) x x x x

Ginny said...

GORJUSS, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

Carissa said...

I bet that your aunt loved the card. It is gorgeous and 99 is a huge milestone. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Carissa

mum of two said...

What a beautiful card! I love the image you chose, and your coloring is gorgeous :) Thanks for playing with us this week at Paper Playtime!


Suzanne said...

A gorgeouse card, Denise and how lovely and such an achievement for your great aunt. Thanks forthe hop x

Anneke said...

Great card!!
Hugs Anneke

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Just adorable! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week!

Scrapbook Sisters Blog said...

Thank you for entering your fantastic card in our 17th Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge. Hugs from Julie and Karen xxx

Ann Elin said...

Happy 2nd birthday !
The birthdaycard for your great-aunt is beautiful. Love the yellow color and the image.
Ann Elin

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Wow fab card for your great aunt and what an achievement 99 years of age. Thanks for the chance to win some candy. Sarahxx

Stempelfan said...

What a cute card.
Happy Birthday to the Challenge-Blog.
Thanks for the chance to win a candy.

Hugs from Germany

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, what a fabulous card! Love your LOTV image (I have that one too LOL!)
Happy Birthday to Charisma and to your Great Aunt!

Stacey said...

Such a fabulous card for a wonderful occasion! Love the colours that you've used and the way that the image just pops off the page ~x~

Kim Dellow said...

Oh so cute Denise, lovely card. Thanks for joining my blog candy, good luck! Kim

Mary Lou said...

Cute card and WOW great aunt is 99! That is truly amazing--hope it is in your genes :)
Thanks for chance at sweet goodies!!

Tanya R said...

Loving the punches! Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.

Mary said...

Beautiful card. Love the image and the colors you used.

Kathryn said...

lovely card and well done great-auntie! I am sure she loved it, lovely colours. Thanks for joining Anything Goes this week, K x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Happy Second Birthday to all at Charisma and Happy Ninety Ninth birthday for your great aunt! I'm sure she will be delighted with this lovely card. Warmest wishes, Lesley

Sammibug said...

Adorable card! Happy Birthday, Charisma! Thanks for the chance to win the candy!

Lisa aka Myran said...

Wow Denise, this is gorgegous! I love this image. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

Norma said...

Denise, gorgeous card. Adorable image and beautifully coloured. Love the layout.


Thistleblue said...

Beautiful card! Lovely image and great colours! Many happy returns to both your Great Aunt and the Charisma Cardz blog. Thanks for sharing

Sam said...

Lovely card, thanks for reminding me, I've got those papers stashed away somewhere. Sure you Aunt loved the card. Hope you got your LOTV stamps, I ended up ordering mine before work this morning as it was so slow last night.
Sam x

BondGirl said...

such a lovely image and a great card. Thanks for joining in the polkadoodle challenge

Sharon said...

Fab card Denise. Love the image and the colours you used.
Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage.
Sharon xx

anne said...

wow..on both your card and your great aunt celebrating 99 years.. wow... this little one is a cutie with her little blue dress on.. nice job -anne-

Franca said...

Wonderfull and sweet candy

Zitronenfalter said...

WOW, 99th Birthay?
And such al lovley Card!


Simone said...

What a beautiful card!!! And such a cute image! Love it!

ChickieChirps said...

Gorgeous card! I love the LOTV images! Wow your Great Aunt must be one very interesting lady to chat to... imagine what you would see over 99 years!


Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! Happy Birthday to your great Aunt!