Thursday, 1 December 2011

Charisma Cardz - Spots

Back again today with another card, and its a good thing I had it made at the weekend!  I have spent the last 2 days mopping up, emptying buckets and saucepans and drying off towels used to soak up the flooding water coming in all over the house.  Its not stopped raining heavily here all week, and what a stormy battering we have had! :( 

Anyway, we have a new challenge today over at Charisma Cardz and our theme is 'Spots'.  We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and Pink Cat Studio so there are some lovely prizes to play for.  The DT have created some really brilliant cards, so I hope you find time to check out the blog and play along.

I did an awful lot of die-cutting on this card too - lol! :)  I love the frostyville border by Memory Box, and I teamed it with various Spellbinders and Marianne dies.  The paper is K&Co and I coloured with PM's.

I struggled to take a good pic of this, and couldnt choose, to I uploaded them all! :D lol.

I am entering this card in the below competitions:

Totally Papercrafts - Christmas
Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle
Bling It On - Its Christmas
Just Magnolia - Red, White & Pink, the DP is red with pink spots (hope this is ok)
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Red & White
Stamptacular Sunday - Anything Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - 'C' for Christmas
Colour Create - Red, White & Green
Crafts & Me - Pearls and Swirls
Marianne Divas - Sparkle & Shine.  Glitter, and crystals on this.

Thanks so much for looking at my blog today, and good luck to everyone in the challenges.


debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous cute card.

Sara said...

Ooo good luck with the flooding water!!! That´s a pain!
Your card looks gorgeous as always!I so LOVE all the die cuts especially that gorgeous one in the border!!!!
The image is super cute and well coloured and I also love the design paper =)
Have a nice day!

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Alison, love the dies you have used. Sorry to hear your surrounded by soggy towels, lets hope the sun shines for you!

Olga said...

absolutely gorgeous, love all the die cuts, layers, flowers, and your fantasitc coloring!!!!!

Paula (PEP) said...

Lovely effect with those silver snowflakes to highlight the die cutting. Hope your weather has calmed down a little - we've had lashings here too & was I thankful the chimney was rebuilt earlier this year......we really would have had it tumbling town otherwise. The drains blocked so mega job for the drainage company - moss & silt from the roof sludged it up........but I'm thankful we found it before the snow begins. Drifts of leaves several feet high......... Take good care midst the mopping.
Paula (PEP)

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. Another amazing card. Love the colours and such a sweet Tilda image. Love the detail and dies you have used. Hope your weather improves. Donna

Rose said...

Wow, Alison, your Tilda looks wonderful on this fabulous card! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Digi team's "Pearls and Swirls" challenge. ~ Rose

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww this is gorgeous Alison, I adore the cute Tilda image and I love the colours 'n' flowers too :)

Iulia said...

Hi, Alison; no idea where time flies and how comes my visits are so few and far between; I guess life just carries us away:)
Your cards have always been so beautiful and it's such a pleasure to browse through your blog. The thing I like most is that they are also creative and have a clean look. This one is lovely; great shape and colors really perfcet for this week's challenge at Just Magnolia.
I've just seen your comment pending for moderation. It seems there was a problem with Inklinks. I see it's now fixed. Maybe one of the girls did that. So you could be able to add your card within the next couple of hours. Sorry for that:)
Anyways, I'm happy you played along:)
Hugs, Iulia

Teresa said...

Hi Alison, so sorry to hear abotu the flooding, it must be awful. I do hope it stops soon for you..OMW what a wonderful card today, Love all those pretty does and you colouring is absolute perfection as always...good luck and Hugs, Teresa x

Teresa said...

Beautiful card Alison, sorry to hear about all the flooding you've had, hope it clears soon.
hugs Teresa xx

Anonymous said...

Oh Alison, another stunning make!!! Just fabulous!

I hope everything dries out soon - poor you!!

Denise and Louise said...

Love this - so, so pretty and gorgeous little Tilda.
So sorry to hear you have been flooded - know what you are going through as I used to work for a fire and flood restoration company. No fun :0( Hope you dry out soon.
Denise xx

coops said...

wow, so stunning alison.the snowflake border is beautiful and i love the sweet tilda and gorgeous colours and details :D
so sorry to hear you have been flooded out, hope its stopped now.

xx coops xx

Sue said...

So sorry! read your other post before this!! The flooding sounds awful Alison !!! Aww what a nightmare for you, don't think there's anything worse than your home and/or belongings getting soaked. Really hope you've managed to clear up ok - Hope the weather settles down!!!
Your card is gorgeous!! Love the Tilda image - not seen that one before - very sweet! Beautiful design and love that Frostyville Border!! Gorgeous flowers and leaves!!
Hugs Sue xx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous, love the colours hugs pops x x x

Claire said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous card hun - love the image, just the cutest and fab detail and colour combo. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Heidi said...

Your card is gorgeous!
Beautiful colours and design:)
So sorry to hear about the flooding you have had. Hope it's over now.
Have a great weekend Alison, hugs:)

Anna said...

Hi Alison, so sorry to read about the flooding, I realy hope that it the water hasn´t caused a lot of damage to your house? Here in sweden we have had some stormy weather as well but thank god no water in the house so far.
The card you've made is absolutely wonderful. Love everything about it!
Hope you'll have a great weekend

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Alison this is amazing!
kim x

Michelle B. said...

Absolutely adorable! Beautiful papers and your coloring is fab! Love all the details. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday this week!

Lorraine said...

This is such a pretty easel card - love the image and all of the detailing! Girl, you got a lot of dies, LOL. Sorry to hear about the storms and flooding - hope it gets better soon.

Marion said...

Wow! This is fabulous Alison. Terrific layout and an adorable image. Love all those diecuts.
Hope you are not always liable for getting flooded when it rains.

Deb said...

wow, this is absolutely beautiful, love the striking colours and the image is so adorable!
So sorry to hear about your flood, that is so awful. I do sympathise, we had a few floods in our basement last spring and it was just horrible, hope things dry up over there!
have a great weekend xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow alison what a gorgeous card I love that edge punch that is great.

greetings karin

Sharon said...

Such a pretty card Alison. Great use of punches and the challenge colours.
Sorry to hear that you've had to deal with flooding - hope there's not too much damage.
Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
Sharon xx

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. You certainly did a lot of die cutting. So sorry to hear about your flooding, especially this time of year. Hang in there and thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week. Hugs, Linda

Suzilou said...

Hi Alison, missed this post, sounds like the weather is playing havoc in your part of the country, hope it settles down soon.

Gorgeous card and oh boy yes what a lot of die cutting hehe :) xx

Tracey T said...

I absolutely love this Alison. The shape and diecuts look fabulous and your colouring is gorgeous as always. Hope you've managed to dry out a bit more now; we're flooded in the garden and field which means the septic tank & soakaway can't cope. Been out rodding the pipes this morning - lovely! xx

Artesania said...

I love this beautiful creation ,the die cuts are amazing ,nicimage perfect colouring! thank you for joining us at Marianne´s Design Divas challenge this month!
Hugs Artesania

Mynnette said...

Oh my word, this is AMAZING!!! LOVE all the punched paper details! LOVE IT! :)

shell said...

Gorjuss Alison, thanks for joining us at Bling It On this month.
Shell xx

Louise said...

Oh my word Alison - this is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you've structured this card and all the die-cuts you've used. The Memory Box dies are great aren't they? I've only got one so far but a few for my wish list - perhaps Santa will be kind!
Sorry to hear of your flood problems and hope all the mopping up is done with now. x

Camilla said...

WoW your Christmas card is amazing!!
Thank you for joining Deep Ocean Challenges.
Hugs, Camilla

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous-gorgeous-gorgeous!!!! Great christmas colors, cute image, fantastic card :)))))
Hugs Lilli

debby4000 said...

Just popping back to say thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Debs said... all the dies you've used...totally fabulous hon...thanks for sharing with us at Bling It On..hugs Debs x

Sharon said...

What a stunning easel card Alison - just beautiful :)

Thanks for joining us at Colour Create for the Green, Red & White Challenge!

Sharon x


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