Saturday, April 26, 2014

Challenge #9 Purple & Blue

Good Afternoon,

Sorry I am late as usual with this post :( 
To cut a long story short I am in the middle of getting an extension 
on the back of our house and as my craft room is at the bottom of the garden
 I haven't been able to access it until now so haven't been in my craft room
 for over a week :( and now as I sit here I have no mojo whatsoever
to make or color anything it makes me sad lol 

So anyways over at Charisma Cardz we have a new challenge which is
Blue & Purple an easy one right?

Can't wait to see what you create and don't remember we are now a fortnightly challenge blog so even more time to partake in our challenges.

So here's what I made 


White Hammered Cardstock - The Papermill Direct 
Blue Cartock - The Papermill Direct 
Bp  Lili of the Valley & NitWits Collections Bonnets & Bowties 8x8 pad
Topper - Lili of the Valley Art Pad Set 24 English Charm 
Butterfly Punch - Martha Stewart 
Purple & Blue Gemstones - Papermania 

Thanks for looking and hope to be back on form soon 
and making more and posting lots :)

Hugs Mandy xxx

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Charisma meets DCC Anything Goes Challenge/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 available 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 fabulous 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!

So here is what I made for the Challenge 

List of Materials 

Hammered White Cardstock – The Papermill Direct
Green Sparkly Cardstock – The Papermill Direct
Backing Paper – Die Cuts With A View The Year Round Stack
Die Cut – Spellbinders Nestabilities Mega Dies - Labels 17
Image Topper – Lili Of The Valley Art Pad Set 3 Wild Flowers
Yellow Ribbon – Stash
Punch – Martha Stewart Deep Edge Punch Garden Trellis
Punch – Artemio 2” Deckle Edge Punch
Happy Easter Topper – Freebie from
Glitter – Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles in Butterfly Trails
X cut Guillotine
Grand Calibur
Double Sided Tape
Stix 2 Foam Pads
Create and Craft Silicone Glue

How I made the Card

1.       I started off by taking an a4 sheet of card and scoring it in half. I then cut it to a 6x6 card using my guillotine. I then cut down a piece of the green sparkly card to mat onto my card and then I cut a piece of the backing paper to mat onto the green sparkly card. I attached all of these to the card with some double sided tape.

2.      I then punched out a border with the Garden Trellis Punch and attached this in the middle of the card with some double sided tape in the middle. I cut a piece of the yellow ribbon and stuck that to the middle of the Garden Trellis punch out. I then made a chocolate box bow with the remainder of the ribbon by cutting it onto 3 piece and taking the longest piece and sticking the ends to themselves and I did the same with the next piece which is slightly shorter and then finally I took the smallest piece and wrapped it around the middle of the two pieces I stuck all of these together using some silicone glue.

3.      I then cut out my topper with the labels 17 Die and added some glitter to the embossed edge. I attached this to my card using some Foam Pads.

4.      I then printed out the Happy Easter Sentiment and cut it out with some scissors. I placed this on to the punched deckle edge topper that I punched out.

 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 Sarah -
 If you just joined the hop, here is a list of designers so you don't miss any

Emma Pountney –
Dianne Grayson – (will be posted on
Anna Bradshaw -
Stacey – www.

Thanks for looking and I look forward to seeing what you make for this challenge :)

Hugs Mandy xxxx