Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Charisma - Blog hop!!

Goooooooood Morning Everyone!!

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Charisma,
Happy Birthday to you!!!!

Yep, can you believe it, its been 1 whole year of Charisma Cardz Challenges! To celebreate we have got the mother of all blog hops....we will have 15, yes 15 winners chosen from your entries, plus EACH of the DT is offering candy of their own!!!

Now, how you have to get involved in this fab candy is simple. This weeks challenge is:


- this can be any kinda celebration card, wedding/christening/birthday etc. Please use Mr Linky on the Charisma blog.

To be involved in the individual blog candy - this is simple! Listed below is the order in which you have to do the blog hop. You need to go to each of the DT blogs and find the special word(s) which, when you have them all, will make a sentence, which you will then write in the Comment Moderation Box on the Charisma blog.


Now, as for my secret, I won't come out and say it out, however, its linked a few times in this post....and its in capitals.....!!!

I am offering the following:

  • Sugar n Spice ribbon - lt brown with white dots 2.74 meters
  • Offray Ribbon - Periwinkle 9.14 meters 3mm wide
  • K&Company Clear stamps - AB Lotus Greeting Stamps (20 Stamps)
  • Rhinestone flower in purple and lavender
  • Stampology onyx clear stamp ink pad. Exclusively for clear stamps.
  • Finishing Accents Charms brass - Religious
To be in the drawer for my candy, please leave a comment on this post. It would also be great if you could let people know on your blog about the CharismaChallenges Birthday Blog Hop! The winner will be announced on the 7th January at 8.30am!

Hope you also like my birthday card I made!!

Can't wait to see you all participating in this fantastic birthday candy!

Hugs and all the best for 2010!!!

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Saturday, 19 December 2009

Daughters Christmas Card

Evening all!

Thought that I had better get on with making my christmas cards!!

This is one that I have made using the gorgeous Princess Gina from Robyn's Fetish. Unfortuately Robyn is having a few technical problems with the shop...

  • Robyn's Fetish - Princess Gina
  • DCWV cardstock
  • Gems from Hobbycraft
  • Coloured in using Whisper pens
  • Sentiment from Poundland!
Remember that next Wednesday we will still be giving away a free Robyn's Fetish image...!!


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Thursday, 17 December 2009

Softpencil Thursday!

Yep, Thursday means two posts on Leanne's blog!!!

This week, Elizabeth has given us the most stunning download to work with. It is called 'Eternal Flight' and can be found here in Elizabeth shop for download.

I decided to go with altering a notepad that I had in my drawer for ages.


Thanks for stopping by!


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Charisma Cardz Challenge No. 50 - Anything but Christmas!

Morning peeps!

How you all doing? Can you believe that it is nearly christmas - aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh!!!

Right, over at Charisma this week, our challenge has been chosen by the lovely Jan. It is:

Anything but Christmas

YAY - sounds like a good one to me!!

I wanted to make a little card for hubby to stick in his bag to find when he gets to work (nothing like embarrasing him infront of his work colleagues...!!)

Here it is:


  • DCWVcardstock
  • wire heart from ebay
  • simples!!!
Hop on over to Charisma and join in the fun and be in for the chance to win a FANTATSIC prize. This is a two week challenge, so you have plenty of time to get crafty!!

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Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Wacky Wednesday Freebie

Morning all

Yay over at Robyns Fetish Challenge blog, they are giving away the cutest image this week, its Sally da Sheep!!!

To get your copy of the freebie, please go and visit
the blog and then you can download it for FREE!!!

When you have created something using Sally, then make sure that you leave a comment in the challenge blog so that we can go and view your fab creations!!

Have a great Wednesday!


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Saturday, 12 December 2009

Robyn's Fetish New Release BLOG HOP!!!!

Morning one and all!

YAY - well what a way to start off my new DT position, with a BLOG HOP!!!!

Hopefully you have found me by coming via Meredith's blog!! If you haven't, you had better get yourself over to Robyns Fetish Challenge Blog which is where all this fun starts!

Whats the reason for this blog hop I hear you ask? Well, Robyn has got a whole load of brand new releases out for December! Where can you get these releases? Please click on the shop logo above like magic, it will whizz you away to her shop!! Since there is new released, there is a sale going on at the mo with 30% off - so what you waiting for - get on over there!!

This week at the challenge blog, the challenge set was a recipe. Here it is:
  • Any Robyn Fetish image
  • 1 patterened paper
  • 3 colours of cardstock
  • fibres
  • buttons
  • punches or die cuts
Cor what a recipe!! Here is my creation, the idea came out of all that snow in the 'let it snow' seemed appropriate way to go!:

I was given the very cute image,'Bucket of Snowballs' to work with. Here is what the rest of my card is made from:
  • Cricut grey cardstock with white core
  • Fibres from ebay
  • DCWV snow paper
  • Buttons from Paperchase
  • Snowflake diecuts from Hobbycraft punch
  • Silver and white cardstock from Hobbycraft
  • Dewdrops (on the snowballs), from ebay
  • Glitter from Create & Craft
So, now, the challenge is up on to you!! Start at Robyns Fetish Challenge Blog, go and visit everyone in the list (below), and then come up with an absolutely wonderful creation with the recipe! If you do, you will be able to win 6, yes 6 of Robyn's images! You will need to leave a post on the challenge blog in the comments section linking directly to your creation (not just your blog). Make sure you leave a comment too on all the ladies on the hop, so that we know that you are hopping along!!

Here is the list of the hop, just incase you hop in the wrong direction!!

Leanne <--- Me!
Robyn's Shop

So now you need to make sure that you hop on over to Joy's blog to continue on your journey!!

You have until Friday December 18th at 12pm to enter the comp to win the 6 what you waiting for?? Go and get crafting!!


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Friday, 11 December 2009

Robyn's Fetish!

Afternoon all

Oooh bit an e-mail to say that I had made it onto the Design Team of Robyns Fetish Challenge Blog!

Have you ever been to Robyn's shop?? It has fantastic digi-stamps and much more, so why not click the logo above and go and have a nose!!

Come back tomorrow to see my first challenge....ooooh scary!!!

Hope you are having a great Friday!

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Thursday, 10 December 2009

Softpencil Thursday!

Yep, its me again!! LOL you don't get any posts most of the week and then you get two off me in a day!! Today is Softpencil Thursday!

We were given a stunning Christmas image to work with - it is really gorgeous. I loved working with this one as it reminded me of my Elise & Harry.

The download we are working with is called 'We wish you a Merry Christmas' and it can be purchased

I have made a little post it note holder for my daughter to keep in her bag, she likes using these in school but if I give her a whole pad they go in a day, so putting a few in each day will make a pad last longer!! She absolutely loves this image and she even said it reminded her of her and her brother!!

Have a great day peeps!!

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Charisma Cardz Challenge # 49 - colour combo

Morning one and all!

How you doing today? Over at Charisma this week we have a fantastic colour combo challenge set by our lovely Carly.

Red, White (Silver), & Green

Again, we have a fantastic sponsor, so go and have a nosy!

Here is my creation, I decided to make a door hanger to go on my daughters just got to make one for my son!:

  • DWCV red card
  • green paper from Create & Craft
  • Santa from Poundland!
  • Gems from stash
  • Thread from stash
I am really getting into this hand sewing on stuff - takes ages, hurts my thumb pushing it through the card (sure there is an easier way), but love the way it looks!

Hope to see you at Charisma.


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Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Something a bit different!!

Hi everyone!

Hope you are having a lovely week. We had a sandstorm yesterday in Dubai, and the sand got everywhere!!

Hubby asked me to make a card for one of his work colleagues who is getting married on Friday.

Here it is. Recipe:
  • cream base card from ebay
  • gold card from hobbycraft
  • mesh hearts from ebay
  • gold ribbon from hobbycraft
  • gold embossing powder
The hearts in the centre are actually red wood, so i double embossed them in the gold - I quite like how some of the embossing powder got on the wire mesh aswell.
Take care!!

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Thursday, 3 December 2009

My first Softpencil Thursday!

YAY! How excited am I to be doing my first Softpencil Thursday!

This week we are working on the fantastic Calenders that Elizabeth has created. My one is soooo adoreable!! Our challenge was to use 2 or more layers.
My calendar download is called 'Looking for my friend' and is availabe to purchase here

I changed the layout of my calendar as I wanted to make a fridge magnet, as I am always misplacing my calendars, and thought this would be a good way to always find one!!

  • Softpencil 'Looking for my friend' Digi download
  • DCWV christmas paper
  • white card from ebay
  • cotton from my newly purchased sewing kit!
  • Coloured with whispers pens
  • little magnets (on the back), from Create & Craft
I have layered up the calender and hand sewn it together to make it easy to tear off when those first 3 months have flown by. I also added the handsewing element around the image - never done this before and quite like how it has turned out!

I can't wait for our next weeks challenge - these images are lovely to work with, so go over and have a look at what the DT have come up with as well as what Elizabeth sells in her store!


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Charisma Cardz Challenge #48 - Dreaming of Summertime

Morning all!!

Yay, after all the christmas cards we have made, our lovely Karen has given us the challenge this week of :


So get your thinking caps on for this one!!

Here is my creation for this week:

My daugther needed a diary for school to put in the things she has been doing during the Eid holidays, so I got a plain one from Paperchase and jazzed it up a bit!

  • Notebook from Paperchase
  • Blossom & Butterflies paper
  • Blossom & Butterflies rub ons
  • ribbon from eBay
  • flowers from Hobbycraft
  • Gem brads from Papermania
We are sponsorted by Simon Says this week, so its a fantastic prize.

Also, I just wanted to wish Karen all the best for the future for her and her family. She has decided to step down from the DT, so she is going to be missed by us all.

If you are interested in joining the DT at Charisma - please click here


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Sunday, 29 November 2009

Bang goes the 'L' Plates!


How you all doing?

Well, my hubbies aunty has finally passed her driving test in Italy....I believe it has been a VERY long time coming!!

Here is the card I made (ahead of time), for us to send her! I had some fab shiny red card that I have no idea where I got it from that suited making the 'L' - look just like a real one!!

Hope you have all had a wonderful weekend - why does the time fly by so very quickly?!!

Also, was wondering if any of you know how to make two pictures appear side by side instead of underneath each other - its driving me potty!! LOL unintended pun there!!


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Friday, 27 November 2009

OOooh so excited!

Yay! I am soooo excited!!

Been out all day, then come back, check my e-mails and see that I have been chosen to be on the Softpencil Digi Stamps DT!!

I am soooo excited and can't wait for my first challenge!!

Have a great weekend everyone :o)

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Thursday, 26 November 2009

Charisma Cardz Challenge # 47 - Anything Christmassy!

Morning all!

How you doing today? We are getting into the Christmassy feeling over at Charisma Cardz!

This weeks challenge, set by the very lovely Sally, is:


So then, that lets you create anything you want lol!! Can't wait to see what you create!!

Here is my creation, have kept it very simple this week!!

  • White card from hobbeycraft
  • Cuttlebug christmas tree embossing folder
  • silver card from ebay
  • gems from ebay
I like simple at the moment, my friend had me make some very fussy christmas cards (typically forgot to take pics of them as I did them in a rush...!!), so now I am into simple!!

Have a great week/end everyone!!

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Thursday, 19 November 2009

Charisma Challenge # 46 - sketch

Morning all!

Hope you are having a good day.

Well it is Sketch time over a Charisma this week and its a fab one! You can make anything you like, so get crafting!

Here is my card:

  • Cream card form hobbycraft
  • gold paper from ebay
  • ribbons from ebay
  • gold mesh found in drawer
  • gold embossing powder
  • Inkidinkidoo (sp) stamp of snowman
I tried my hardest to make a star out of the wire mesh - did I succeed? I'm not sure lol!

Great prize this week as well....get on over to Charisma to find out!!


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