Thursday, 25 July 2013

Charisma Cardz - Make your own Embellishments

Woo...hoo... no school runs and no work as today is the first day of the summer holidays!!!!!!!!!!  No packs ups (well that's a lie, hubs still needs his bless him!), alarm clock only to be set on rare occassions, no uniforms to sort out, oh the list is endless lol!!!
Well onto the real reason for this post and that's to tell you about the new challenge we have over at Charisma Cardz and this week the theme is to 'Make your own Embellisments' these can be for any project!!
I used a card layout that I always resort to for a quick card (just love it!) I found the paper pad and matching chipboard embellies when looking through a pile of old mags, these are the freebies that came with the May issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft!  They are so lovely, can't believe I misplaced them!  My handmade embellishment is the rosette, made from various sized circles which I tore around the edges of, then screwed up to give it a bit more texture, the centre is one of the chipboard freebies!
close up of the embellie! 
Really hope you can join us for this challenge, for all sponsor and prize info please head on over to the blog HERE.
Enjoy the weather, however much longer it lasts!!!
(mind you I've scheduled this so it could be peeing down with rain with the addition of thunder and lightening for all I know lol, but enjoy it anyway!!)

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Charisma Cardz - NO Designer Paper

Good morning, new challenge time at Charisma Cardz and this weeks theme is to make a creation with 'No Designer Paper'! Shock horror!!!!
I am extemely embarrassed to even show this card but had no time to make another one before the blog post went up :(
Looking through some of my mags in the hope for inspiration I came accross a far better version of the card I've made!
BUT it is my first (well second if you see the practise attempt!) at a freehand watercolour painting lol!!! Omg it looks so pants :/
close up still doesn't show the different shadings of the flowers!
this my practise attempt was slightly better!!!
For all sponsor and prize info head on over to the blog where you can see the gorgeous offerings from the other girls, they most certainly put me to shame!! (walks off with head hung in shame!!!)......