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Thursday, 19 May 2011

Charisma cardz #19–DT card

Good morning dear friends, I hope you are all having a brilliant week so far.  Work has been extremely busy this week but at least the time goes quicker that way lol!  It’s Thursday so that means it’s time for a brand new challenge over at charisma cardz challenge.  This week the lovely Carol has set the theme and she has chosen “birthdays in pink”,  which is obviously going to be a very popular theme I think! 

We are sponsored this week by Robyn’s Fetish and the prize is  5 digital stamps or 4 digital stamps and 1 digital paper set of their choice.  The DT were lucky enough to be given one of their images to use on our cards this week and I chose ‘waking up birdie’ which would also be ideal as a new home card too. 

Robyn's Fetish logo

Here is my card:

charisma cardz #20 - pink birthdays

charisma cardz #20 - pink birthdays (close up)

I have to say that I really struggled with my card, even though I really love pink!!  I made the mistake of colouring my image first (which I never do) and then I couldn’t find the right papers that seemed to fit!!  I settled on my standby of gingham, which I bet you are all sick of seeing lol!  I kept the layout fairly simple with just a few punched flowers, pearls and a punched butterfly but I think it looks quite fresh.  I hope you agree!

The rest of the DT have created gorgeous samples once again this week, so please pop over to the challenge blog 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:

Corrosive challenge – birthday

Cupcake inspirations challenge – inspiration photo (I was inspired by the birds)

Stamptacular challenge – pink-a-licious

The shabby tea room challenge – monochromatic

A spoonfull of sugar challenge – anything goes

Claudia and company challenge – girl’s birthday card

Papertake challenge – bloom & grow

4 crafty chicks challenge – spring inspired

Crafty purple frog challenge – monochromatic

Dutch dare challenge – winged things (2nd entry)

Crafty Ann’s challenge – happy birthday

One stop craft challenge – ice cream images or colours (I’ve gone for strawberry with a hint of chocolate)

Critter sketch challenge – hip to be square (my paper is cut into squares)

Creative card crew challenge – cute and girly

Crafts and me challenge – anything goes

Flutterby Wednesday challenge – open theme (I didn’t use the optional sketch)

Paper pretties challenge – flowers

Penny’s paper crafty challenge – anything goes

The pixie cottage challenge – sketch and/or pink & girlie

Truly scrumptious challenge – anything goes

I hope you will be able to join in with our challenge this week and I cannot wait to see what you create.  I would like to say hello *waves* to my newest follower Steph, thanks hun for joining my happy band of followers, I will return the favour very soon.   Have a wonderful Thursday and thanks for stopping by.

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charisma cardz #20 - pink birthdays

Card ingredients:

Image: Robyn’s fetish – ‘waking up birdie’

Paper: promarkers, gingham paper from stash, bazzill bling cardstock (I used the matte side), MS butterfly punch, MS frond punch, ek success medium retro flower punch, personal impressions sentiment, stickles, pearls from the hobby house, small circle punch, corner rounder punch, letraset fineliner pen


sari said...

Denise...This is soooo sweet 6 adorable! Love the gingham paper and the soft colors, that pretty image and your sweet details! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

Jacq said...

Hi Denise,
Just Gorgeous!!! Oooo I could nver get fed up of gingham lol. Love the cute little image, the gingham, the colour scheme is so pretty, love the layout and the embellishments. As always, coloured to perfection.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Anonymous said...

This is really pretty, love the image and the gingham!
Helen x

coops said...

gorgeous card denise.i love the pretty colours and gingham paper and the image is so sweet :D

xx coops xx

debby4000 said...

Adorable gorgeous card Denise.

Melodie said...

Wonderful card with this cute image.

uhooi said...

Waw,, This card is very beautiful, creative and funny,,

tt.scraps said... are a rock star! LOVE this the coloring and pink is my fave color, love the pearls, love it all!
Great job!
Thanks for joining us on SSDS this week! Hope you play again soon!
Tammy, SSDS DT

Manuela said...

Beautiful card. Lovely image.
Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges and Good Luck.

Charlene said...

Adorable!!! I love the pearls in the center flowers Great job!! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card with us this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

Donna said...

This card is totally gorge and scrummy Denise, such a sweet image and pretty flowers...its the gingham thats caught my eye though...gotta love a bit of gingham on a card lol! Thank you so much for my gorgeous birthday are so sweet for thinking of me :) Donna x

Imke said...

This is gorgeous ! Thanks for joining us this week at The Corrosive Challenge !!

Sadilla said...

I love your card!!! The flowers are great, and lovely color combo as well!
thanks for joining us at THE PIXIE COTTAGE

Shelley said...

What a cute card, love the image too this is one of my favourites. Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC. Hugs Shelley xx

ladyjanet_56 said...

OOh I love this card, the image, colour, pearls, flowers & layout. Thank you for playing along at OSCC, Janet

Mona E said...

Really Pretty card. Thanks for showing us at Crafts and Me. Hugs...Mona

Bron said...

I love the layout of your card and that paper is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular this week hugs from bron :D

Rebekah said...

This is lovely and pink and such sweet flowers! thanks for sharing at creative card crew hugs Rebekah xx

Lisa said...

Love the pink!!! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Sheri said...

SO CUTE! I love your take on this image! I've seen it several ways but I LOVE what you've done here! Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room ;-)

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

This is a very beautiful card....i like it....


Dawn♥ said...

Absolutely beautiful card Denise. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog.

Karen Hasheck said...

Fun Hip to be Square card! Too cute! Thanks for joining us this week at Critter Sketch.

Lisa aka Myran said...

This image is adorable and the pearls are a perfect touch! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

jackid said...

Love the card and sweet image thanks for joining us over at critters hope to see you again very soon
Jacki xx

Sharon said...

Such a sweet card Denise. Love the pearls on that cute image.
Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage Challenge.
Sharon xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Beautifully pink! Love the pearl centres on your flowers. Thank you for playing along with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge last week. I'm sorry I'm a little late dropping by and I hope you will join us again this week. Hugs, Lesley

Beth said...

This is such a sweet card, I love this image and the little pearls look fab! Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious Challenge!

Love Beth xx