Thursday, 20 December 2012

Charisma Cardz - Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Good morning, not long until the big day now, are you ready for Santa??  We've delivered our pressies, just have a few more to wrap for each other and the girls, and got the grocery shopping to do and we're done done done!!  We have my youngest daughters 8th birthday on the 23rd and my dads birthday on the 24th so it's a busy old time for us!
Anyhow onto the reason for this post, we've got a new challenge over at Charisma Cardz and the theme is 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' (obviously include a Santa!).  I've made a decorative wrapper to jazz up a bar of chocolate, cute huh, and oh so simple?!
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My eldest wanted a little gift for a few friends at school, so following the above chocolate bar wrapper idea, we got some bigger bars, and gave the a snowman look.  I cut and showed her how to make the hats and she did the rest herself.  Cute don't you think?

If I don't get on here again beforehand, I would like to wish you a very 
Merry Christmas

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Good morning, time for a new Charisma Cardz challenge and this week our theme is 'christmas'.  Oh boy it's not far away now is it, are you ready, have you written all of your cards, purchased your pressies, decorated your trees?  I have!!  Well the shopping is done, most of the wrapping (thanks to hubs), the decorating, but still writing the cards and have to admit they are shop bought ones again this year!!!!!
Anyhow, here is my card and it's my first attempt at a twisted easel card, I don't think it's too bad really!
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Thursday, 22 November 2012

charisma card

I know it's tiny but was just seeing if I could get a photo on here after the hassles I had this morning!

Charisma Cardz colour combo challenge

I'm having all sorts of blogging issues at the moment, and can't post any more photos as apparantly I have used up all of my free 1gb of storage and need to purchase more??????  Never knew anything about this?  and won't be paying for more, so unless there is a way around this I will have to end my blog, which is a shame after so many years!!
We do have a new challenge over at Charisma Cardz and it's a colour combo so please head on over to the challenge blog to see the colour, picture inspiration and of course the girls wonderful examples!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Charisma Cardz -Feeling Blue

There's a new challenge over at Charisma Cardz and as you can see from the post title our theme is Feeling Blue.
I've made a card for my cousins little girl who turns 8 at the end of the month.  The image is a cutie from Pollycraft, although you can't see it I've used a gel pen and the icing looks a bit like glace icing!!!!
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Thursday, 25 October 2012

Charisma Cardz - Don't be Square!

Good morning all, what a lovely day I had yesterday (my birthday) spoilt rotten a meal out with the family, truly fabby!!  
Time for a new Charisma Cardz challenge and the theme this week is 'Don't be Square', square being my most favoured shaped card, but this wasn't so bad!  I made an A5 sized card, I'm limited on colours as mine are or have run out, should really spend some of my birthday money on replacements I think!!  But I really like the colour combo, the flower didn't quite look right so I just added the small piece of lace which I think works a treat.  Actually used a peeloff for the sentiment, which is a first for a loooooooong time, I coloured it to match the coloures with my peel off markers something else which I haven't used for ages!
Hope you like it and hope you'll join in with the challenge.
All sponsor and prize information along with inspirational makes from the rest of the DT can be found on the challenge blog HERE.

Have a wonderful day  xx

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

40th birthday celebrations

Well today it was/is my 40th birthday, do I feel any different? any older? actually no I don't, heh it's just another day!!  Some days I feel my age other days I feel about 80 lol!!!  
I've been thoroughly spoilt, lots of cards, money, delicious perfume from my lovely work girlies, more perfume, choccies (naughty for the diet, so will have to ration these!), clothes, a fabby purse with our dog on it so that he can be with me wherever I go, the list goes on...........
We went out for a family meal, it was lovely!  There was a balloon modeller in the restuarant he has got to be the best one we've seen, his creations are ace!  The kids asked for theirs and my sis asked him to make me something as it was my birthday, here's what I got!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
the totally bazarre thing is why did he choose Minnie Mouse?  We're off to see the mouse herself really soon?!?!?
here are the other balloons he made for us, well except the 40 one!!
and here I am with hubs who made my birthday cake whilst I was at work!  The waitress brought the cake over asked me to stand up and then announced to the whole restaurant that it was my birthday and got everyone to sing to me, talk about embarrassed lol!!!
It truly has been a fabulous day xxxx

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Charisma Cardz - sketch

Good morning, Charisma Cardz challenge time again, and this week we have a fabulous sketch to follow, always good when you run a little dry on ideas!!
For my card I have gone for a slight halloween theme, the bubble stickers are ones I picked up a couple of weeks ago, just incase I ever get around to doing any scrap pages!
This is a great layout for scrap pages as the photo can take centre place and you can tart it up with all sorts of embellies!
one fabby sketch (thanks Natalie!)
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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Charisma Cardz - Something for the Boys

Good morning, wow the weeks are flying by quickly, soon be christmas lol!!!!
New challenge time at Charisma Cardz and this weeks theme is 'something for the guys'.  I dug out my Little Musings disc and printed this little fella out, printer is playing up so the colours are totally wrong but I kinda liked the yellow hoody and just went over the jeans (which printed out PINK!!) and the bright orange hair!
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Thursday, 13 September 2012

Charisma Cardz - Shaped Cards

Good morning, it's time for a new challenge over at Charisma Cardz and as you can see from the post title our theme this week is 'Shaped Cards'.
I've gone for a round card, I loved this image as soon as I saw it in my Pollycraft 100 image digi package which I purchased just before Paula closed her shop.  If I'd of had a large snowflake I think that would've been a better addition than the flower, but I haven't so just went with it, and I don't think it looks too bad!!
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Monday, 10 September 2012

Back to school tears!!

Been having probs trying to upload pictures into my post, hence not posting for a while!  Don't know what I've done differently today but it seems to be working again!!  Bloomin technology lol!!
Thursday was 1st day back to school after the summer holidays, and as expected my youngest was in tears!  For some the holidays aren't long enough, but I think for her they are too long!  She gets used to being home, getting up when she wants, wearing what she wants, eating whenever, going out and about, and although I rraaaarr.... at them she gets used to being home with me.
Here's an unplanned photo but my fave of the back to school ones that I took.

and just look at that blotchy little face!!  the thing that makes this year worse is that her and her 2 bessie mates have all been split into different classes and all have new teachers, I do feel a bit sorry for them, but they can catch up at break and lunch time.
 just had to show you this picture, last day of the hols we went to the cinema and nipped into a couple of shops, now 'owls' are supposed to be the 'in' thing this season and yes I have my eye on a top (I'll be dropping hints for my birthday next month ;0) ) we found these wonderful hats in Primarni, if I didn't think that i would look like a wally in one I would have one myself!!!!!

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Charisma Cardz -Marvelous Monochrome

Good morning, a scheduled post from me as I'm sitting in the hospital waiting to have an endoscopy (camera search) done of my stomach! oh the joy!

It's new challenge time over at Charisma Cardz and if you don't like the theme blame me I chose it lol!!  Yes I've gone for Marvelous Monochrome.  I've gone for a change in colour, usually when I do monochrome I do black and white so red was a complete change and I LOVE it!!!  The smudged background was a complete accident I was only trying to do the very edge and  I over splodged!
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Friday, 3 August 2012

Charisma Cardz - Pink + 1

Oooppss..... very very late with this post, apologies girls!
The new challenge at Charisma Cardz is to use the colour combo  Pink + 1
I used a freebie kit that came with one of my mags a while ago and made a couple of quickie cards for this challenge.
Pink and Green!
Pink and Gold! 
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Thursday, 19 July 2012

Charisma Cardz -Favourite Animal

Good morning, it's time for a new challenge over at Charisma Cardz and this weeks theme is to include 'Favourite Animal' in your creation!
Anyone that knows me knows how much we love our animals, we have 3 guinnea pigs, 2 netherland dwarf bunnies and an 11 month old Jack Russell.  If I had to choose my fave it would be the dog, I guess because he is in the house with us all of the time, he's so loving and so bloomin cute!!  His name is Jacobie and we love him to bits, even if he does find the nearest bit of paper to shread all over the carpet just minutes after you've finished hoovering!!!!!!!
We helped my sister to move at the weekend, and in one of her throw out bags was an old hair piece which had gotten a little tatty, so with treats in hand I got Jacobie to model it lol!!!  Don't you think it's suits him?  I just adore him in these pictures and the lion king sprung to mind, hence the inspiration for my scrapbook page which measures 8x8inches, I think I may have to frame it!!
I couldn't believe it when I googled the lion king and saw this little piccie of Simba, with a mane, how perfect! 
thought I'd share a couple more piccies of my little chap.
I've put his cushion on the storage box under my desk which I use as a foot stool, he lays here when I'm being creative!! 
and this is where he sometimes sits when I'm in the living room on the laptop, usually on Facebook!! 

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Thursday, 5 July 2012

Charisma Cardz -Sketch

Good Thursday morning, we have a fab new challenge this week over at Charisma Cardz  we have a really lovely sketch to follow (see below)
For my card I have used an old Tilda image, papers from a freebie pad from my mag, gems and ribbon from my stash!  Different colours for me but I really like it!
here's the sketch
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Thursday, 21 June 2012

Charisma Cardz - Summer

Good morning, it's time for a new challenge over at Charisma Cardz and this weeks theme is 'Summer'.  
I tried something new for my card re inspiration from one of my crafty mags.  I've made a pinwheel which actual goes around!!  It's attached to the card via 2 pennies, it's not the smoothest of motions but it's ok for a first attempt!
 you can just about see the pennies in this side on piccie!
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Thursday, 7 June 2012

Charisma Cardz - Travel

New challenge time over at Charisma Cardz and this weeks challenge is 'Travel'.
For my card I have used a cutie die-cut topper from Lili of the Valley and colour matched it with my papers.  For an added bit of texture I scrunched up the grey layer and then opened it up and stuck it down, the bottom of the card was a little bare hence the addition of the 3 contrasting buttons!
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Thursday, 24 May 2012

Charisma Cardz -NO Flowers!

Good morning, Thursdays seem to come around soooo blinkin quickly, almost another week over!  Soon be christmas lol!!!
It's new challenge time over at Charisma Cardz and this weeks theme is 'NO FLOWERS' and we all know how much we love using flowers on our projects, but it is do-able by using brads, gems, ribbon, lace, buttons etc or a simple choice is to make a male card  ;0)
Here is my card, very simple, the topper is decoupaged and I think kinda cute!
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