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September 10, 2009

Guest DT Spot - Charisma Cardz

This is my first Guest Design Team spot at Charisma Cardz. The theme this week is 'patchwork'. Check out the DT creations, they're brilliant.

I have a two week GDT spot with them so I'll be posting another one next week and I'm chuffed to bits to say I will be joining them for the whole month of September next year too.

I didn't want to make the whole card patchwork so I worked on just the lower part. The card is self-adhesive by DCWV as I don't do fiddly and glue! The embossing folders are Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and borders and the star embossing is a Quickutz folder.

La-La Land Crafts are challenging us to do some distressing this week so I distressed the embossing by sanding over with a nail file (no posh crafting distress tools for me!). The letters are a Quickutz alphabet but I'm not sure which one as it was free with the tool and I threw the box away.

C.R.A.F.T Challenge have set a fab theme of a child's card with a detachable gift and this has a cute little teddy bear charm which can be removed from the window in the card as a keepsake.

My Mum in Law asked for this card as her daughter's friend has just had a baby boy named Harry. Welcome to the world Harry, far too young to appreciate this card but I hope your Mummy and Daddy like it.



  1. Wowzers Victoria, your card is awesome. Love that little window with the beautiful charm and your patchwork is gorgeous. Congratulations on your GDT.
    Nicola -x-

  2. Lovely card, like the charm. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT challenge. Anesha

  3. Too cute! I love the different shades of blue and the embossing!

  4. Amazing card! I love your color pallet and the dimension on the card is just so cool!

  5. What a cool card, love those colors.

  6. This is so adorable. I LOVE it! I love the real simplicity of it. It works so perfectly!
    LOVE IT!

  7. Congrats on your Guest DT spot!! Love the embossed faux stitching & that great window with the hanging charm! Too cute!! You have really wonderful creations and I'm so glad I came back to see more!! :>

  8. This is fab, congrats on the GDT spot, well deserved. :)xx

  9. Hi Victoria,
    I love your gorgeous card! The colour is perfect for a baby boy card and I love the lettering and charm! :)
    Love, Georgia xx

  10. Lovely card, cute charm !!!!

    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge !!!

    Peggy xx

  11. Great card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!


  12. Fantastic card, love the charm in the window. Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week.
    Julie x

  13. Lovely card Victoria, thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T this week and good luck :-)

    Rose xx

  14. Fantastic card Victoria, I love the lettering and embossing and well done on creating such a fab DT card....go Victoria :) Donna x

  15. Congrats on your GDT post. Such a beautiful card, the embossed squares look great and the distressing, just goes to show you don't need all these gadgets! Cute charm, I'm sure Harry's Mum & Dad will love it.
    Sam x

  16. This is adorable!! I love all your embossing and it looks fabulous with the distressing as well! Thanks so much for joining us at La La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge :)Kathy

  17. Congrats on beaing a Guest Designer. That is a beatiful baby card!! Love the distressed embossing, and the colors are just gorgeous!! Also love the idea of a removable charm!! Thank you so much for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!!
    :) Irina

  18. Such a cute baby card. Less is defintely more.
    love everytihng about it.
    Thanks for joining LLWWC.

    xoxo karin

  19. OMG - this is stunning! What a creative way to use the charm! The way you've done the 'baby' with all the embossing behind it is just brilliant.
    Sharon xx

  20. A beautiful card and a lovely gift idea! Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. Cheers Claire x

  21. Awwww, this is so sweet! I love the clean look, and that beautiful charm! I'm sure Harry will appreciate it when he sees it many years from now in his baby book.

    Thanks for playing in our challenge at La-La Land Crafts! We hope you join us again!

  22. Great colours and such a different feel to most cards - it's great. Great project for our Distressed Challenge over at La La Land. Thanks for joining in and please call over again for more fun.

  23. This is a wonderful card - really love your embossing/distressing - such an effective card
    Thanks for joining us on LLLC this week

  24. Wowser...this is a wonderful creation! Love all the texture and the little hanging charm! Thanks for sharing with us at LLWWC#4!

  25. Super cute - love all the embossing! Congrats on the guest spot and thanks for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

  26. Adorable card, really cute gift idea too. Thank you so much for joining us at CRAFT challenge this week. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi xx

  27. Congratulations on your GDT spot!! This card is wonderful! Love the distressing! Thank you for joining us for this week's challenge at La-La Land Crafts!


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