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Thursday, 5 May 2011

Charisma cardz #18–DT project

Hi everyone, I hope you are all having a great week so far and thank goodness it’s Friday tomorrow lol!  I got a little confused with my days this week (due to the bank holiday) so forget to schedule my post last night for this week’s charisma cardz challenge, but at least I’m here eventually lol!  This week Carly-Ann has given us a theme of ‘anything but a card’, which always strikes fear into me.  I know there are lots of options of what to make but my mind always goes blank about what to make haha!  I decided to take the easy option this time and make a corner bookmark.  They are so easy to make and I followed a tutorial I found here.

charisma cardz #18 - anything but a card

charisma cardz #18 - anything but a card (2)

charisma cardz #18 - anything but a card (3)

I know the last picture is the wrong way around but it was the only way I could show you the whole thing – it was really hard to photograph and it was 12.30am and I was too tired to mess around lol!.  I used a gorgeous image from Some Odd Girl called ‘flower girl Mae’ and coloured her with my promarkers.  It’s difficult to tell in the pics but I coloured the smaller flowers in her hair with sakura stardust pen so they really sparkle IRL. 

Our sponsors this week are Simon Says Stamp who are offering a $20.00 voucher to their online store, Some Odd Girl who are offering 3 digis of the winner’s choice and Crafty Emma’s Store who are offering a £10.00 voucher to spend in their online store. 

My fellow teamie Leah is also offering candy on her blog for everyone who uses a Some Odd Girl image and enters our challenge this week.  You can check out her post here.  The candy up for grabs is a gorgeous Cosmo Cricket Material Girl 6x6 pad and your choice of FOUR digis, or TWO of the new clear stamps from Some Odd Girl!

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

Crafty Ann’s challenge – fancy folds

Fussy and fancy challenge – springtime

Totally papercrafts challenge – glitter

CES challenge – inspirational photo (I was inspired by the gingham, pink/cream colours)

Challenge up your life challenge – bookmark

Sweet stampin’ challenge – try something new (first time I’ve made a corner bookmark)

Craft your passion challenge – anything goes

Pear tree designs challenge – free for all

Pollycraft challenge – anything goes

A spoonfull of sugar challenge – white + 1 other colour (mine is pink)

Papertake challenge – anything goes

Top tip Tuesday challenge – open challenge

Paper play challenge – show us your style

Shelly’s images challenge – sugar and spice

Some odd girl challenge – make a shaped card/project

Southern girls challenge – let’s hear it for the girls

Aly’s Sunday challenge – a shaped card (hope my bookmark is ok)

I hope you can join in with our challenge this week and I really look forward to seeing what you create.  I would like to welcome my newest follower Wedgie *waves* thanks hun, hope you will pop over and visit me often.  Have a wonderful evening and thanks for stopping by today.

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charisma cardz #18 - anything but a card


Image: some odd girl – ‘flower girl Mae’

Papers: wild rose studio – ‘gorgeous ginghams’ paper pack, papermania – ‘textured cardstock’ pad, SU whisper white cardstock

Tools: promarkers, flower punch from stash, SU basic rhinestones, sakura stardust pen, MS border punch


Patricia said...

So cute bookmark I love it =P

lindyloo said...

Hello Denise
oh super bookmark thank you for sharing with us at the pear tree designs this week hugs linda x

Zoe said...

Hi Denise, I've popped onto your blog before and love your work and this little book mark is no exception. She's a real little cutie and not a type that I've seen before. Thanks for entering her at Sweet Stampin this week and good luck x

Bee said...

Your adorable pink egg box won the last Bee Crafty challenge! Do pop over to the shop and choose your prize (any two images) then email your choice to

Congrats! Bee x

Sandra said...

Beautiful bookmark Denise....such a cute image..thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft.

Take care
San x

Mrs A. said...

Cute little bookmark and ultra easy tutorial for it. Thanks for sharing. Always read loads of books on holiday so it would be good to make and take a few with me. Hugs Mrs A.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is so cute. I can see these going down really well with girls as party favours.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Val said...

This is super cute. Thanks so much for joining our 'Try Something New' challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Sarah Rice said...

this is so sweet! love the pretty coloring and the punched edges

coops said...

gorgeous bookmark your fabulous colouring and really sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Amanda said...

Great and lovely bookmark you made, and thanks for joining us at Shelly's!

Crafty_Fairie said...

Thanks for joining us over a PTD with this fab design.


Jacq said...

Hi Denise,
This is just a gorgeous bookmark!!! Love the sweet little image, the gingham dp, the colour scheme is scrumptious, love the little flowers too. Coloured perfectly as always.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Manuela said...

This bookmark is really cute! Like the colourscheme and the image :) Great job =)
Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life!

Fiona said...

this is fab Denise...I need to try this!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


Kazza said...

A bookmark is a great idea and that image is so cute for it. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls. Karenxx

Julie M said...

Oh that is cute, Denise - lovely gingham paper and cute image. I have yet to make one of these bookmarks - and they are definitely on my to-do list, I'm using an old M&S clothes tag for a bookmark atm!!!

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

fairysparkle said...

Hi Denise that is so cute and anyone would love to have that bookmark ,it beats what i use a receipt,you have inspired me to make one for me .Fairysparkle x

Robin McK said...

Hi Denise!
Lovely job on this - I love what you've done with Mae!

Thanks for playing with Some Odd Girl!

PaulaM said...

What a sweet image. The colors are great. Thanks for joining us this week at Top Tuesday for our open challenge.

Kirsten said...

This is very cute Denise. would make a lovely gift. Thanks for playing along with us at Southern Girls. Kirsten
Oh, and I love your Eric pics on the side bar. mmmmmmm yumm

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a fantastic project ... thanks for the inspiration! Thanks so much for joining in on our Sugar & Spice challenge at Shelly's Images! We look forward to seeing you again next challenge!

Shelly's Images DT

Zarah said...

Beautiful - love how amazingly well matched everything is!

Thank you for playing with us at Some Odd Girl this fortnight! :D

Kristy said...

This is just so sweet! I love the soft feel to it! Thanks for being Odd with us!