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Thursday, 31 March 2011

Charisma cardz #13–DT card

I’m sorry for being so late with my post for this week’s charisma cardz challenge but I haven’t been very well since yesterday.  I was sent home from work as I had a “funny turn”.  I become light headed and everything was spinning.  I couldn’t walk straight or even focus – I can tell you it was very scary!  It began at 11am and lasted until 6pm – I really thought it was never going to end.  I am still not feeling 100% but I’m so grateful that the world had now stopped spinning lol!  I went to see my GP and as all my bloods etc were fine he thinks its due to the fact that I don’t eat regularly enough!!  My husband is in the background saying he told me so!!  I will have to try and remember to eat lunch from now on (which is something I never do) and have my tea before 10pm, which is my regular routine at the moment lol!  So a slapped wrist all around today haha!  Anyway enough of my ramblings and I need to be quick cos hubby has told me I can only stay on here for 10 minutes! 

This week’s theme over at charisma has been set by Sally and she has chosen “bling and sparkles” so a lovely easy one for you this week.  I decided to go clean and simple again – here is my card:

charisma cardz #13 - bling & sparkles 

charisma cardz #13 - bling & sparkles (close up)

I used a gorgeous butterfly digi from DigiStamp Boutique which was released in March and it is part of the “butterflies” collection, which includes two other images.  I decided to cut around the butterfly and had a ‘happy accident’ cos I cut off it’s antenna (poor thing) but then I had the idea to add some bling instead so that was my bling and sparkles sorted lol!  I coloured the butterfly with promarkers and graduated the colour outwards, which looks much more defined IRL. 

We have three sponsors this week:

Make it Crafty are offering 3 digi images.

Pizzazz aplenty are offering a $10 voucher.

DigiStamp Boutique are offering 6 digi images.

The rest of the design team have created amazing samples for your inspiration so please pop over and check them out.  We really appreciate all the lovely comments you leave for us. 

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

Alphabet challenge – u is for up in the air

Cardmadfairy’s digi days challenge – back to nature

Fun with shapes and more challenge – no designer paper

Catch the bug challenge – monochromatic

Whoopsi daisy challenge – let’s glitz and glitter it

Incy wincy designs challenge – sparkle and shine

Pollycraft challenge – friends

Totally stampalicious challenge – card for your BFF

I love promarkers challenge – emboss it

Top tip Tuesday challenge – nature inspired

Paper pretties challenge – bring on the bling

CCEE stampers challenge – cannot use buttons, buckles, bows or brads – check!

Pixie dust studio challenge – fluttering wings

Shelly’s images challenge – use at least 1 punch

I hope you have a wonderful evening and that you will have a chance to enter our challenge this week.  I would also like to say a big hello *waves* to my new followers – Germana, Kristie and Zizz74, thanks for following me ladies.  I think a few people have stopped following me too but hey ho that’s life isn’t it!!  Thanks for stopping by today.

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charisma cardz #13 - bling & sparkles

Card ingredients:

Image: DigiStamp Boutique – ‘butterflies’ collection

Papers: none, navy card from the papermill shop, light blue card from papermania ‘textured cardstock pack

Tools: promarkers, SU basic rhinestones, personal impressions sentiment, SU cherished border punch, cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder


lalkygirl said...

what a beautiful elegant card ,i love the colour theme you have chosen,and the butterfly is stunning
thanks for joining us at digi days and good luck
tracey x

Dotty Jo said...

A change of style for you hun! It's a beauty. Hope you are feeling better soon, Jo x

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Denise,
This card is adorable. I love the simple layout and the butterfly is beautiful.
Fiona x

Stephanie said...

Oh this is just beautiful, I love the layout and colors! Thanks for playing along at Catch-The-Bug!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous colours on this one and love the layout! Hope you feel better soon!
Helen x

Love to Doodle! said...

Hi Denise - hope you feel much better tomorrow....and I loooove this creation loads....xx

karen said...

Oh such a beautiful card, I really like the design, thanks for sharing with us at Incy Wincy, hugs Karenx

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge this week.

Dora said...

Hi this is gorgeous, so elegant and pretty.. so sorry to hear you were not feeling well, hope you are better now. Hugs xx

Alaine said...

Very pretty. Love the bling.

Cat said...

Your card is lovely! Such a pretty butterfly! Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Dust Studio this week!

Joy said...

how cute!! thanks for playing with Bugaboo this week! Joy DT

Melodie said...

Gorgeous card, the butterfly is really wonderful.

debby4000 said...

Wonderful beautiful card Denise.

poodlechops43 said...

Oh Denise,
Sorry to hear you've not been feeling well, hope you're better soon. I get slapped wrists a lot lol as i should eat regular being diabetic but naughty moi often doesn't lol. Anyhoo Love this card, its just Stunning. So elegant looking, Love the layout, the bling, the colours, that butterfly digi is just scrumptious. Fantastic job as always.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Anonymous said...

Wow - your card is just lovely - really beautiful image and colours.
Rachel and Angela
Rainbow Studio's

Jodie Mackrell said...

very pretty! thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at Catch the bug!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Denise!! I love the colors and all of the bling! Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug!
Tammy :)

Maggie's Crafts said...

WOW! Love it!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday

Come back next week for another great tutorial!


Lorraine said...

Oh, I do like simple and this is simply gorgeous. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Annika said...

Oh wow, so pared-down, delicate and utterly beautiful!

Shelly's Images said...

I just love the bling on that butterfly. Thanks so much for playing along with our "Get Punchy" Challenge this week at Shelly's Images

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Denise :)

Hope you are feeling much better. :)

I love your butterfly with its bling! Great card, simple but striking. You have used my favourite MS punch - which I must have! ;) lol.

a really classy card.



Chris said...

the bling looks great on the butterfly.
thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful Denise!! love that butterfly!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Hey Denise!! Hope you are feeling better - that is very scary what happened. I had that happen to me in Nov. from an ear infection - totally freaked me out. Glad to hear it was nothing serious. Your card is gorgeous as always:) Thanks for playing this week at WHOOPSI DAISY!!

katesacraftybugger said...

gorgeous card , super shading on the butterfly . Thanks for joining us this week at I ♥ Promarkers.Kate

Scrappychick said...

gorgeous card! Love the bling on the butterfly and the borders:) Thanks for visiting my blog this week {grin} and thanks for playing with the Pixies this week! We hope to see you back again :)

Helen Ann said...

love the simple design, fab colours

(sorry for the late comment - work and holidays keeping me busy lol) Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog - hope to see you again soon


Fuzzy Slippers said...

Lovely card! Thanks for playing with us this week at Top Tip Tuesday. :)

Julie said...

A fab card, very elegant. Thanks for joining us this week at I ♥ Promarkers.

Julie W x