Wednesday, 4 August 2010

CJ Time!

I can't believe it is CJ5 on the Charmed forum - five circles, five years - where did that time go? I love doing these circles with my lovely Charmed friends, they are a fantastic bunch of people.

So last weekend I created my journal, and yesterday I tearfully waved it bon voyage. In almost one years time it will be returned to me filled with wonderful pages; I can't wait!

Can't show you my journal in case the girls are watching, but here are some sneaky peeks. My theme this time was "Self Portrait":

Crikey it's bucketing it down out there! We haven't had much rain later, and God knows the lawn needs a little moisture, but it looks like the big guy upstairs has decided to give us the whole lot in one go! Are you seeing any lasting sunshine where you are? I don't just mean a little teaser now and again, I mean golden rays all day, no interruptions! If you live in the UK I bet your answer will be a resounding no! It's been warm yes, but most days have been overcast and grey with no wind, quite opressive really, especially here in London where I live. Oh well, perhaps it'll get better :-)

Bye for now. Thanks for visiting the Charmed corner of the WWW :-)

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Manly with a twist

Tis sunday again, where did that week go?? Adele has provided us with a fun challenge on Dottie's World, this is what she wants:

Whilst looking through my stock box I noticed I am incredibly short of cards for men so I thought it would be a good idea to get a few in there rather than keep putting myself under the pressure of having to make them at the last minute - cards for men can be tricky enough as it is! You have loads of images to choose from the Charmed Download collections so lets see what you can come up with........Now for a little twist, I want to see some ribbon on your manly cards!!

So, a manly card with ribbon, and here is mine:

I decorated the inside too, as the saying I created has a second part inside. I used Gramps from Meet the Martians, I adore him, he's so funny and fab for so many occasions. He is perfect for the sentiment I think and I'm going to include this sentiment within the bundle for you.

Paper used is mainly from the Tim Holtz Shabby Vintage pad. Presents inside and candle on the front are K&Co Happy Birthday 2 U chipboard. Tickets inside are Tim Holtz. Swirls and Crystals inside and out are Prima. Blue glazed brads on the front are Basic Grey Sultry. I used distress ink for edges and a paper distresser to roughen them. Middle bands on front and inside are cut with a Martha Stewart punch, all other paper shapes are cut with Nestabilities. That ribbon is perfect for the card as it matches Gramps "buzzin'" antenna's, it's K&Co's Life's Journey but has now been discontinued so no longer available.

..and finally I used some silver Stickles for this silver fox :-) Gramps were coloured in Copics and I used distress inks for the background. Again I only used part of the image and it shows how versatile they are. Don't be afraid to use a little bling for manly cards, the guys are not adverse to a little sparkle - don't put them in the corner with the boring cards :-)

Pop over to DW to see what the other DT members have created for your inspiration. If you have any of our downloads (and we have HEAPS) then please join in :-)

Thanks for visiting. Have a great Sunday ♥