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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Neapolitan at Charisma! :)

well okay, so it's just PINK AND BROWN, but if there happens to be some white in there, we're not going to punish you.  :)  YEP!  it's Charisma challenge time, and we have a couple of FABBY sponsors here, folks!  you wanna win stuff from Digi Stamp Boutique?  (SIX digis up for grabs, and they have SUPER cute stuff!) or how about My Mum's Craft Shop?  (a £10 credit from them is available for one lucky winner!)  and what about Sassy Studio Designs?  (they've got 4 digis for someone to choose from their shop!)

YEP!  awesome sponsors - we Charisma Galz are lucky to be able to work with such wonderful companies - being a Charisma Gal certainly has its perks!  ;)  

SO.  you wanna join us?  create something using PINK AND BROWN (and make these your only colors, with the exception of skin/hair), and link up HERE - you'll be eligible to win if you play by the rules!  

here's what i created using some older BasicGrey paper (Bittersweet - love that pad but seldom bust it out!), letters cut from my trusty Slice, some Making Memories blingy shapes and a Some Odd Girl digi -  Spunky Sprite - she's totally my FAVE fairy so far (but stay tuned, 'cuz there's something fun around the cornah!)...  ANNNNND i'm quite pleased to say she's my first Spectrum Noir project who's made it to a card!  yep, colored her up with Speccie markers (i only bought 2 sets, so i was literally working with 6 colors here).  here she is!

and here she is, close up:

whatcha think?  not horrible, right?  well she's quite content, sitting up there, and i'm thinking that the sentiment is PERFECT for what's going on chez l'Orange right now...  hubbin and i are putting a bid on a house tomorrow, and we know there's another bid out there (it's a short sale), so we're REALLY hoping things will fall into place.  i have to BELIEVE that good things come to those who wait, and that if it's meant to be, it's gonna happen.  now i just have to remember to BREATHE!  :)

okay, so there you have it.  join the Charisma Galz for this challenge and play along by next WEDNESDAY...  the prizes rock, and the projects from my fellow Galz are simply incredible.  have fun, folks!  happy crafting!  xo

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

It's a CUTE partaaaay!

so i heard that Paper Issues is doing another fun linky party, and their theme is CUTE!  of course they're sponsored by the VERY cute Lawn Fawn, so it's a perfect match for the occasion, dontcha think?  i wanted to play along, because i think i have some seriously cute stamps, so here's what i brought to the party!

so the stamp set is Lawn Fawn's On the Mend stamp set, paired up with some Little Yellow Bicycle trims and Cosmo Cricket's 23 papers.  you know how the bandaids have that little puffy pad in the center?  well i puffed it up with a little pop-dot, and thought i'd play up on the idea of a bandaid sticking things together.  :)  does this qualify for CUTE?! 

that's it - quick and cutesy for today!  hope you're all having a great week - i'm feeling rather excited and nervous because hubbin and i might be putting in a bid for a HOUSE this week!  ermahgerd!  totally huge!  (the news, AND the house!)  shall let you chickens know what comes of it, but in the meantime, please cross your fingers and toes for us!  xoxox

Thursday, January 10, 2013


folks, we are turning 4!  yep, Charisma has been around FOUR flippin' years!  isn't that nutty?  4 years, and we have withstood the test of time.  4 successful years of challenges, with amazingly talented Charisma Galz and a brilliant ownie and her awesome sidekick.  4 years with wonderful sponsors, loads of nifty prizes, and TONS of players from all around the world!

so yes, HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARISMA!  and we are celebrating with EVERYBODY this week with a huge birthday challenge with great prizes (some extras this time around!)...  just create your BIRTHDAY-themed projects (unofficial bonus if you can include the word "CHARISMA" on your project somehow, and even more kudos if you have a #4 on there somewhere, too!) and you could be one of our lucky winners... 

you'll just have to CLICK HERE to see what's up for grabs, but trust me, you don't wanna miss this one! 

here's what i created using a gorgeous little clear stamp critter from Lil' Inker/2 Cute Ink stamps and an SRM sentiment sticker ('cuz i lurrrrrrves them):

and you have until next WEDNESDAY to join us for this challenge!  trust me, get in on this action!  CLICK HERE to see what the rest of the team have done in celebration of another milestone for one of the top challenge blogs in the world (yep, seriously!)!  and thank you all for your continued support of Charisma, because if it weren't for you, our sponsors wouldn't continue to donate wicked awesome prizes, and we wouldn't continue to offer you fun challenges week after week with an enthusiastic team who loves their craft!

happy birthday, Charisma!  and thank you for 4 WONDERFUL YEARS!  here's to 4 more!  xo  (side note - i've been on this team for nearly 3 1/2 years, and that's just nutty, too!)