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Thursday, 12 January 2012

Charisma cardz #1–DT card

Good evening dear friends.  I’m a little bit later than usual posting my DT card for this week’s charisma cardz challenge.  Last night just seemed to pass me by and I didn’t achieve very much!  However better late than never as it’s a very special challenge for us over at charisma this week as it’s our 3rd birthday and to celebrate we have amazing prizes up for grabs.  Our theme is super easy – “birthday” and you will get an extra entry if you use the number 3 on your creation.  Here is my card:

charisma cardz #1 (2012) - birthday

charisma cardz #1 (2012) - birthday (close up)

I made this card for a friend at work.  She and her twin sister (who’s name is Dreana) were celebrating their 50th birthday on New Year’s Eve and she wanted a card that depicted her sister’s favourite past-time……………!!!  She must need psychiatric help lol!  Anyway I discovered this fantastic image at Bugaboo stamps and it also came with a brilliant sentiment (housework sucks!) but as the birthday girl doesn’t think housework sucks I’ll have to save that for another card lol!  I coloured the image with promarkers and flex markers and the papers are a mixture – the pink background paper is SU from the ‘designer series paper patterns stack – subtles collection’ and the shocking pink patterned paper is echo park from the ‘be mine’ paper pad.  A few punched flowers and pearls and hey presto and pretty fun card!  The finished card is A5 in size. 

Now onto our fantastic prizes this week:

Buy our digi stamps here...
DigiStamp Boutique is offering one lucky winner 6 digi images of their choice from her online store.

Pink Cat Studio are  offering one lucky winner 5 Digi's of their choice.

Meljen’s Designs are offering one lucky winner this week 4 digis from their online store

The Stamping Boutique


The Stamping Boutique are offering 5 digis of the winners choice.

Supplying A Fab Range Of Papercraft Items, Cards & Gifts Plus Wedding Stationery

Crafty Emma’s Store has given us a £10 voucher (exc p&p) for one lucky winner this week.


Joanna Sheen is generously offering a £10 voucher


Crafty Ribbons

Crafty ribbons has donated a lovely selection of Cherry Ribbons for a lucky winner this week.

Wow wonderful prizes – I just wish I could win something myself lol!  The rest of the design team have created amazing 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 – ring in the new year (my image is new)

The crazy challenge – lace and/or pearls

Heart song inspirations challenge – border punches and/or torn edges

Totally stampalicious challenge – humour

Card makin’ mamas challenge – something new (my image)

Fairy tale challenge – something new (my image)

Fussy and fancy challenge  – happy birthday or animal print

A gem of a challenge – photo inspiration

Crafty calendar challenge – new news (my image)

Lollipop crafts challenge – anything new goes

I hope you can enter our challenge and I can’t wait to see what you create.  Don’t forget you can combine your entry with a maximum of 10 challenges including ours and we have a limit of 3 entries per challenge.  I hope you have had a brilliant week so far.  I would like to welcome my newest follower Victoria *waves hello* – thanks for joining me and I hope you will visit me often.  I really appreciate all my followers and without you my blog would be a lonely little place (and I would have to talk to myself lol!). 

I would like to thank everyone who left kind comments regarding my sister – she had to stay overnight after her investigative procedure but she is home now and feeling ok, if a bit tired . She will have to go back next week for the result of her biopsy and fingers, toes and everything else crossed that it will be good news.  I will let you know next week how she gets on. 

Ok, so that’s it from me today – I can’t believe it’s Friday already tomorrow – where has the week gone?  Although I do have something to look forward to this weekend as myself and hubby have been invited to a friend’s surprise 60th birthday party so it will be a rare treat for me to go out (I know I’m sad haha!).  Have a great evening and enjoy your last day at work or play.  Thanks for stopping by today.

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charisma cardz #1 (2012) - birthday

Card ingredients:

Image – bugaboo stamps – ‘JJ vacuum’

Papers: echo park – ‘be mine’ paper pack, SU - ‘designer series paper patterns stack – subtles collection’, black card from eBay, white digi stamping card from craftwork cards

Tools: promarkers, flex markers, ek success retro flower punch, pearls from the hobby house, SU scallop border punch, Rectangle nesties, sentiments created on the pc, me & my big ideas alphabet stickers, sakura stardust pen


Bianca said...

What a fab cared! Fab colourcombo and I love your coloration! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Pysselfröken said...

Lovely coloring and beautiful Card. The Stamp is so cool.
Hugs from Pysselfröken in Sweden

Lori said...

Excellent card, Denise! Thanks for joining us at Totally Stampalicious this week :)

~*Nina*~ said...

Haha ... what a great story behind that stamp! ;) Your card is fab. I´m sure she loved it!! :D
Again a fabulous card! *-*

Thank you for joining us at FTC!

juelmarie said...

This is just awesome! You've done a spectacular job!
Too funny!!
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts challenge

Crafty Hugs
Juelmarie DT

Tammy said...

This is adorable Denise!! I love that fun Bugaboo image and your awesome color combo! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!
Tammy :)

Mandy said...

Such a fun image...Great colours...Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge...
Mandy x

Ciska said...

Great card and perfectly matched to her interests, you don't hear that cleaning is a favourite pastime every day! Maybe she can come round my house once in a while? ;) Thanks for playing along at Card Makin' Mamas :)

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge.

Anonymous said...

This all cards are so fabulous and great look.It's amazing.

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lynne said...

Another fab card! Love this image lots. Your colours are just gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month for our New News Challenge!!
Hope your having a lovely weekend!

Lynne x x