Thursday 24 April 2014

blue and purple

The theme at Charisma cardz this week is blue and purple, I used a cool digi stamp from Sassy Studio designs, I went a vintage route as I thought it suited Mary Poppins. I used my Promarkers to colour the image but I'm not too pleased with my colouring on this one it's a bit washed out.

Hope you can join in and check out the DT creations x

Tuesday 22 April 2014


For my DT card this week I used papers and elements from the jam packed sugar birdies birthday collection, including the number, the cute owl and the sentiment. I cut through the balloon string and replaced it with silver cord and decoupaged the owl so it looks like he is holding it, and added some glossy accents to the balloon and owl.
Hope you can join in the fun at digi choosday this week where it is always everything goes!

Tuesday 15 April 2014

Paper piecing- digi choosday

I have never tried this technique with digis before, it is so easy and fun. I used a gorgeous Nikky Hall digi available here and cute Polkadoodles digi papers. I love challenges that get you try something new!
I hope everyone is enjoying the Easter hols, it means I get two weeks to concentrate on my coursework, well that's the theory anyway I also have to find ways to entertain a 7 year old. I cannot wait to be up to date and finished with all my course work, learning is hard lol!

Hope everyone hops over to digi choosday to checkout the DT inspiration and join in the fun xxx

Tuesday 8 April 2014

digi choosday - Ovals

It's almost Easter egg time so ovals will be popping up everywhere. I found an oval box cutting file on the Silhouette site and couldn't resist trying it, it was a heck of a lot bigger than I expected :\ I downloaded the flowers and leaves bundle to use for this project, it is jam packed with spring floral papers and elements it was ideal for the idea I had in my head. I have used soft pastel tones and embellished with flowers from the bundle as well as sentiments from the candy doodles cd.

join us for the challenge at Digi Choosday this week and check out the fab download discount code and DT makes, gorgeous as ever xxx

Thursday 3 April 2014

Charisma Cards meets Diecut Crazy Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Charisma Cardz Meets Die Cut Crazy Special Challenge & Blog Hop. Our Wonderful design team have this week teamed up with the wonderful Magazine Die cut Crazy to bring you some wonderful inspiration from the world of Die Cutting and also a fab packed April Edition which is avalible for download on all IOS Apple Devices via the Newstand & in PDF format from the website! Our designers have made some wonderful Easter and Spring projects to inspire your own  crafting with your die cuts. 

This week at Charisma we have an ‘ANYTHING GOES’ Challenge where you can join in by linking or emailing charisma with your cards/designs and of course as always there are some fabuolous prizes to be won which the winners will be announced next week on the blog and featured in next months issue of Die Cut Crazy.
As well as this we have a fabulous blog hop show casing all the designers which you should have a look around! And for each comment you leave at each stop we’ll be drawing some random winners for prizes!
If you just joined our hop, be sure and go back to the Charisma Cardz Challenge Blog to start from the beginning!

For this challenge I cut a piece of black card to 145mm x 145mm and layered patterned paper on top leaving a narrow border around the edge. I layered a piece of 145mm x 40mm peach patterned paper onto black card leaving a narrow border added it to the centre of the layered square. 
I cut the heart frame from the cutie frames silhouette file to measure 127mm x 104mm from black mirror card and enlarged the Some Odd Girl digi stamp to fill a square measuring 90mm x 90mm. I printed and cut it on my Silhouette Cameo and coloured with copic markers. I attached some patterned paper to show through the die cut hearts in the frame and attached the frame to the layered square at an angle. I placed the image in the frame to make it look like a holiday snap. I added the whole piece to a 150mm x 150mm card blank. I embellished the card with gems.

 Thanks for stopping by the Charisma Cardz Meets Die Cut Crazy Magazine Blog Hop & Challenge . I hope my project inspires you to create your own Spring/Easter project.  Please leave a comment to let me know you stopped by.Next up in the hop is Vee

Tuesday 1 April 2014

flower power- digi choosday

I have used a fab digi image this week, a little out of my comfort zone as I usually go for characters but scenes are great to colour. I glazed parts of the image to look like rain drops, quite fitting for this spring I think :) Join us at Digi Choosday for the chance to win a fab prize and check out the gorge DT makes xx