Wedded Bliss..

Morning all!

Thought i'd pop by with a little creation i've had made for a while but haven't had chance to get posted!
Boy does life seem to be getting in the way at the moment! but oh well... it goes on!!!

 I saw a similar project last march at the NEC at the Chole's Creative Cards stand, also where i brought this beautiful stamp from! i so hope they're there at this show in November as i'd like a few more! i love how this turned out PINK AND GIRLY!! Oh and sparkly too!!! hehe!

It's also the first time i've inked up my LOTV wedding sentiment in ageeeesss! i always forget about that i have these stamps lol! i really should use them more! 

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges

Creative Moments -  #20 Flowers
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Can You Digi It White Wedding* (white +neutrals + a pop of colour) (Week 2) ♥WINNER♥
Kaboodle Doodles - Pastel Colors ♥ TOP 3 ♥
Here's my card!

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*Stamps -Chloe's Creative Cards
* Cardstock - Bazill Basics Pink & White
*Embossing Powder - WOW
*Sentiment- LOTV
*Gems & Ribbon - Meiflower

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''Love'' Layout


Oooh get me two posts in one day! Well... i wanted to show off another layout that i've just finished! and my gosh it's taken my ages with all the fiddly circles espech the little ones!

Tonight's layout was inspired by LOVE!! Good ole fashion love! i've used one of my favorite photos from my wedding for today's layout! I've gone circle crazy too with the giant heart which i abbbbbsolutly loved making and i think i'm so going to have to do this technique again as i love how it turned out! 

I tell you now it took me ages to get them to stick in the right places and then 3d ones too but totally worth it and a fab way to use all my scraps up!! and of course pink too!
I've also used my distress inks to emphasis the heart a little more inside too! along with some hand made tags and a gorjuss cabochon brad from american crafts! 

So here's my layout!

(I still haven't mastered taking photos of 12x12 if anyone has any tips throw em my way!!)
♥ Layout Recipe ♥

*C/Stock - Core'dinations - Great White
DSP -  Echo Park, MME, Dear Lizzy, Various all scraps from my scrap box
*Love letters -  Doodlebug
*Thin Washi tape -
*Punches - 1inch & 3/8ths
*Gems - Meiflower
*Always sentiment  - My Minds eye
*Lace Tape - Recollections
*Date note - October Afternoon Tidbits
*Love Note Journal Card - Jillibean Soup
*Date taken snippits - October Afternoon

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Hey all!

So i've been scrapbooking the last couple of days i've so many photos spare from project life and things i need to do something with them all! I'm here with another layout today with the fabby 'Mustache' paper from Fancy Pants! I've followed this sketch from Sarah's Cards...

It's actually the first time i've ever followed a sketch for a layout!! ooo!! But i was really inspired by this one!
I've gone a little mustache mad recently and got a tad excited when i saw a door stop in Primark a few weeks ago so naturally hubby snapped it and it's perfect for today's layout! I'm entering it into this months challenge over at Sarahs Cards :) 

I brought an embossing folder a few months back whit unfortunally i cant emboss a full 12x12 sheet just no way my bigshot will let me do that so i hand embossed them using the small embossing folder to add them to my black backing card...

So here's my layout!

♥ Layout Recipe ♥

*C/Stock - Bazill Basics Black
DSP - Fancy Pants Swagger
*Die - Memory Box mustache's
*Washi tape
*Large Stache' - Fancy Pants Emphemera
*Embossing folder - Sizzix
* Journal Card - Fancy Pants Emphemera
* Thickers - American Crafts 

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♥ Loved - Layout ♥ & Project Life Update!

Hey all!

Thought i'd pop by this afternoon and show off a pretty cool layout i'm quite proud of that i created yesterday! (god knows how as i was running on a couple of hours zzzz in nearly 3 days)!

Before i get on to that! I have to share my PL news! The new kits are ammmmazzzing! I was constantly putting things in my basket and taking them out because they got released 2 days before my pay day!!! Unfortunately i couldn't get the Honey edition as that had sold out and the seasons... but i went for cinnamon which is so nice!!! and blush OMG! That's just love all over again! and the mini kit of holiday! not sure what to use the happy Hanukkah cards for but hey! 

Then... i find that there's more than one stockist in the UK so... naturally i had to nab the seasons mini kit i really like this and can't wait to use it although i'm thinking of saving it to use next year! 

I was totally inspired by my new crafty buddy Melanie to create a layout she gave me some fab advice about choosing my photo first! which has helped me soooo much!! thank you hun!! Get this... we both live in telford, both went to the same college, infact the same course! caught the same bus to college, lived round the corner from each other when we lived at home, and yet we didn't even know each other??!?! freeeeaky!! oh and we have the same coffee machine!!! well! we have good taste eh!?! lol it's so nice to know someone who lives close by we can't wait to have some fun crafting and creating together (not to mention shopping) erm... that's already cost me an arm and a leg! 

So I picked my piccy and dug out my stash and here's what i came up with!

♥ Layout Recipe ♥

*C/Stock - Bazill Basics Classic Cream
DSP -  Echo Park, MME, Dear Lizzy
*Flowers - Wild orchid crafts
*Washi tape -
*Frame - Maggie Holmes
*Punch - Martha Stewart 3in1 Butterfly
*Flair - American crafts
*Ink splatters - Honey Distress Inks
*Love Note Journal Card - Jillibean Soup
*Date taken snippit - October Afternoon

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My Smash* Adventures! More Video Uploads!

Hey Guys!

Well as promised i've finally gotten around to uploading my newest smash* videos to my youtube channel which you can find here

I've managed to upload the following today....

Smash* Tasty Style Part 1 (Green Tasty Folio)

Smash* Cutesy Style Part 1 (Purple Cutesy Folio)

and last but by boy the longest...

Smash* Baby Style Part 1 (Turquoise Baby Folio)

I've more smash* to share soon!

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Let's Chat!!

Morning all!

Tis the season for weddings i have wedding invitations and birthday card orders coming out my ears! So i'm off to have a creative day! but before i go i have a new creation to share with you all!

This week's challenge at Charisma is Team Gem's and it's DIGI'S only! perfect!!! 

I'm here with another version of the brand new digi ''Colouring girl'' from Time For Tea Designs, I said a couple of weeks ago i'd created 4 cards using her and this is card number three!! I really do like her she's so versatile for writing and for ideas infact more ideas keep popping in my head as i type!

Today's hair colour is reds! I'm experimenting with hair recently as they're some pretty cool combinations to be found! I love how my card turned out! I absolutely love this paper by echo park thinking i may have to buy some more!! 

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:

Deep Ocean Challenge #53 For A Girl  (Week 2)
ABC Challenge O is for Open (Anything goes)
Bearly Mine Challenges - #90 Anything Goes

Here's my card...

DSP - Echo Park
*Gems - American Crafts
*Sentiment- MFT
*Medium - Promarkers & Stickles for glitter

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My Smash* Adventures 2013 Tasty Style!

Hey all!

It feels like a zillion years since i posted something smash* related on my blog! So I thought i should really get my butt into gear and share some of what I've been up to! There are some video's on my you tube channel (links here) which i posted at the start of the year to some of the new smash books I've been working on! Hopefully i'll have some updated video's real soon as I've done so much more than what's on there currently!

Today i'm going to share a little brain wave idea i had the other day....

Today's Smash* post is about the new 2013 Tasty Style folio, which i hang my head in shame has been sat untouched since i brought it back in march (not forgetting the other untouched smash* books i have eeeekk! i'm currently at a stock pile of 23 of them and no duplicates! I think i only need three to completfe the collection... which ya know me and smash* i will no doubt buy those soon haha!

The Tasty Folio is what it says it is very yummy! it's all food related! Though the one thing i don't like is the spine is green, there's already an ''Eco green smash* book'' but then in the defense it is kinda a different colour green! so it's fair to say it is different (or is that just me being picky)...

I've been questioning what to do with this book for a while and didn't want to start it until i firmly set my heart on what i want to use it for (I've been down the road of starting a book and hating it and yep guilty I've ripped out pages and started again!) so this time I've took the time to think and jot down ideas not just on this book but my other untouched ones too!

So my brain wave... I'm forever printing and writing recipes down i find and try out and have no where to store them so thought i'd use my Tasty Folio to create my own recipe book! I don't normally create the front cover first but i had another brain wave after searching for inspiration on pintrest of using an actual wooden spoon for my cover! I even found some DCWV paper's I've had for years (and i mean years) i forgot i even had which matched perfectly!  Cricut cartridge what 1 maybe 2 years ago and erm never used it now...but AH HA! I told him i would use it!! It's kinda perfect for this project!!!

And i've even managed to squeeze some washi tapes two of my fav tapes in there both of which are from 
Washi Tape 1pc - Japanese Washi Tapes, decorative tape, MT Masking Tapes for card craft (if you've not already i have a discount code available to all new and existing customers (that haven't already used it...) you can find that post here...
Just for reference the two tapes I've used on my spoon are...
MT Green Graph Paper  and the other Green one is from the MT Wamon 2 Pack both of which you can purchase here too! 

Have you seen there latest tapes? i love the look of the Graduation tape and the recipe tape! (idea for this book!!!) the tickets & newspaper tapes look pretty cool too! 

So today i'm sharing what i did with my cover!!! and here it is!!! 

I'll of course be sharing more pages as i create them and also be sure to check out my You Tube Channel (Charisma Cardz) as i'll be uploading more in depth videos there too!

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Birthday Bear Hugs

Afternoon all!

Thought i'd pop by and share a new creation! I've been so very busy with ''life'' so to speak i'm quite behind in orders and things so hoping to catch up this week on my days off!

Today's creation is one featuring the beautiful Elisabeth Bell ''Beary Big Hugs'' she's one of my favorite all time stamps i own! so nice to colour too! I've dug out my distress ink markers for her too! still learning with those but i love em!

I also tried a new technique i found when browsing through pintrest in how to make martha stewart border punches go around an oval or circle and i love the results abit fiddly but im sure once i've done it a few hundred times i'll find the knack!

I'd like to add my card to the following challenges this week:

Card and Scrap  Use flowers
Crafting Musketeers - Use a stamped image

The Cupboard Trilogy  - Birthday
Created With Love  - Anything Goes

Creative Stamp Friends - (1st week) Birthday
PanPastel UK Challenge  - Anything Goes
The Hobby House -  (June) Anything Goes

Stampin' For The Weekend Week 1 - Cute

 Here's my card!
*Stamps - Elisabeth Bell '' Beary Big Hugs''
DSP - Magnolia
*Gems - Meiflower
*Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
*Flowers - Mix of prima, prima got, prima e
*Ribbons - Gemz of telford 
*Medium - Distress Ink Markers & White Chalk Ink
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I Scored!!!!


No the title of my post isn't that i scored! well it is... but not the way your all thinking haha!!!
infact yep i couldn't get my hands on a particular popular embossing folder at the time of making this card so i sat a scored it myself! toooooook ages!! lol!!! and i can say now writing this post i do infact have the embossing folder haha!! Still it's all fun and games in craftyness!

This week's theme at Charisma is


EEEEEkkkk! i always struggle on these sorts of challenges but i love the way my card turned out with 5 layers! the papers are magnolia of course i love these so delicate and soft colorus, the punch is a martha stewart, ribbon from stash, pearls from meiflower, and the sentiment from kaisercraft!

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Fairy Wishes!

Afternoon all!

So i've been AWOL lately on here! opps! i've been so busy with orders and work i've not had chance to update here! i so need to be a better blogger haha!
I'm here today with some news and a creation! The lovely Time For Tea Designs has released RUBBBBAHHH!!! I know right how exciting! I've not had chance to get my hands on them yet but i hope too! so you must check those out! they're avalible to buy on the etsy shop and at Jo's demo days at hobbycraft in shefield! which i'm hoping to get to go to in august too!

So i'm here this afternoon with the beautiful Flower Fairy digi stamp! creation to share with you all!

I wanted to go OTT with flowers today i was totally feeling a different colour combo with my card today! i'm not usually a purple yet alone green kinda gal! but i love the way it turned out!

I've coloured her with promarkers and flexmarkers and added stickles to her wings to make her more girly and sparkly!!! I've even dug out my ole magnolia tilda papers which i always forget i even own anymore! haha! the sentiment is from Papertrey ink (i adore there sentiments)!

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges...

Card and Scrap Use flowers

Lia Stampz Challenge  - Add a flower (or more)

One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes  
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards   #40 ~ Fantasy and/or Fairies
Crafty Ribbons - #46 (W2 of 2) Anything Goes with Ribbon
Simon Says Stamp -  Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - #173 Girly

here's my card!

*Stamps - Time for Tea Designs ''Flower Fairy''
DSP - Magnolia
*Pearls brads - American Crafts
*Sentiment - Papertrey ink
*Flowers - Mix of prima, prima got, prima e
*Ribbons - green & Pink & lace from stash
*Medium - Promarkers & Flexmarkers & Stickles for glitter
If you'd like to purchase any cards you see on my blog you can find my Facebook selling page here!

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