Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Charisma Cardz Birthday Blog Hop!

Christmas is over, the old year is fast drawing to a close,
and a whole new year looms ahead of us.

Before that happens though, we are going to start celebrating our
FIRST BIRTHDAY at Charisma Cardz Challenges
with a blog hop and a lot of fun and a lot of give aways.
So if you have arrived at my blog first, then you need to start at
the Charisma Cardz Blog and go from there.
As you travel from DT member to DT member you will collect words
that will complete a sentence.
Each DT member will have a word or a phrase listed somewhere in there blog.
Now their's may not be as easy to spot as mine, but have you ever
written a paragraph with the main words being and a? You will also
find their celebration creation and a blog candy gift that
will be up for grabs. Ok so come on and get busy showing us
those celebration creations that you have come up with.
You can do a creation and a/or card for birthday, birth, anniversary
celebration, wedding, baptism, etc. You get the idea.
I can't wait to see what you create!

For my creation I made a birthday card and a gift bag using
my favorite color combo of brown and pink.
I used all odds and ends and scraps of paper.

The winners for each blog will be posted on each DT blog Jan 7th
and also on the Charisma Cardz blog by 9AM on the 7th of January.

(my candy will close at noon EST, 5PM UK time on Jan 6th, in order to get my details to Leanne and Carly to be posted in the announcement of winners on the Charisma Cardz Challenge blog by the 7th of Jan)

Good Luck and a happy crafting to you all!
If you haven't figured it out yet my words are: and a
Now on to the next blog which is: Allison

My little gift for my blog will be

In order to win my little prize, you must:

1. leave a message on my blog telling me what you like about Chrisma Cards Challenges

2. spread the word about our Birthday blog hop on your blog (I will check each blog)

3 copic markers, R85, RV11, R59

Scrappy Cat Clear Stamps - Garden Sketches

Autumn Leaves - Stampology clear stamp onyx stamp pad

Prima Fancies Flowers Aloha Petals

2 pkgs Mark Richardsusa dots or pearls

I will ship worldwide.

The line-up for the blog hop is as follows:
Be sure to start at the Charisma Cardz Challenge Blog to get all the details. I'm sure since this is the first time I have ever participated in a blog hop that I have left seomthing out.


Moni said...

Waw it is gorgeous card, love it! happy B-day Charisma! Hugs,moni

Margreet said...

great card and gift Sally.....congrats on the first anniversary of Charisma Cardz....I like the sketches most.....thanks for giving the chance to win your fab candy....
wishing you a happy new year!
xxx Margreet

Gina said...

Love your card and gift bag set. Great candy! Off to the next blog in the hop.

sandra tomlinson said...

congrats on charismas first birthday, i am a regular visitor of charisma its one of my fave challenge blogs as you always inspire me,
happy new year xxx

Anne said...

Lovely card and your calender at the top of your blog is fab too :). Thanks for the chance to win candy and a Happy new Year to you!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

What a gorgeous gift bag! I like Charisma because they offer a wide variety of challenges. I've included a mention of the hop in the Celebration themed card post.

Mrs Bs Blog said...

What a wonderful card and gift bag, i love pink and brown combo. many thanks for the chance to win your fabby candy. hugs Val xxx

pinky said...

Happy Birthday. Love your card and gift bag, very classy. Love charisma challenges as they encourage everyone to enter no matter what level of expertise!

Anne said...

PS Thanks for the heads-up that I didn't do all that I needed Sally :).

What do I like about Charisma? I like weekly challenges, I love sketches, they take lots of the nagest out of making a card, I love looking at the DT work.

Happy New Year!

JanJay said...

Love your card & bag, and I like how you gave your clues to your word(s) LOL

Happy New Year to you

Jan xx

Dragonlady said...

Hi Sally

Great card and gift bag, love those colours.

Hugs Ali x

Love Charisma Cardz challenges because they are so varied.

sugar n spice said...

This is an adorable set you have created, love the papers, cant believe it's just scraps and odds and ends, you've inspired me to rummage my scrap box. I am doing the hop first and then will make my project, but will have it uploaded within a few days. I really enjoy entering Charisma challenges regularly because they are inspiring and fun. Happy Birthday Charisma and a very Happy New year to all The DT.

Suzi x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love your creations, fab colours. Thanks for the chance to win. I love the sketches best. I have entered my card and mentioned the blog hop. Marianne x

Stephanie said...

Love your project, it is awesome! Hugs, Stephanie

Helen said...

Gorgeous set!
Helen x

Jerusha said...

Your card and gift bag are awesome - I love those colours they are fab! Really awesome blog candy! My fave thing about Charisma challenges is that they differ all the time - there could be a sketch one week, a colour the next, etc. I love variety! And I will spread the word on my blog when I have my challenge card ready. Happy birthday Charisma!

Susan said...

Great card and bag Sally! And Happy Birthday Charisma!
I love Charisma Challenges because they inspire and encourage and I particlarly enjoy the sketches.
Have a great New year

Allison said...

fab card and bag
Have a great New Year

JulyeB said...

Love your gift set they look so classy. I like Charisma cardz challenges as you get plenty of time to play ,lots of variety in the challenges and loads of fab inspiration and its fun too what more could you ask for. Happy 2010, have wroye about your birthday blog hop on my challenge entry post , the bit about Charisma cardsz is at the bottom so most peple will see it even if thet skip through the rest of the post so hopefully you'll get lots of visitors to help you celebrate. Happy birthday and 2010 too thanks Julye
ps love the candy

- - Sheryl - - said...

Love your back ground paper - so elegant. Thanks for the blog candy chance I do not have any Copic's yet and you are very kind to offer 3! Happy Birthday!

Benedicte said...

happy birthday, Charisma, and happy new year.
I like the sketches best!

hugs, Benedicte

- - Sheryl - - said...

I have added a post to my BLOG and I love doing the challenges as it gets my creativity flowing and I also get to complete a card and add it to my stash! LOL

Cassie_lu said...

what a stunning set. They work so well together.

Cassie_lu said...

what a stunning card and they work so well together. I love Charisma's Challenges b/c they help me with my mojo.

Tip Top said...

Happy First Birthday! Do like how you've used your scrap oddments!!

paperpapier said...

beautiful card. Love the way you choose the color combo.

Daniele said...

this is simply stunning love colour combo thanks for the chance to wi hugs from Daniele x

mgcreative said...

beautiful project!
and yummy candy too :)
i love charisma card challenge because of the challenges are fun and the gifts are more fun haha..

Jenni said...

Love the colour scheme on your celebration card. Enjoy joining in with the challenges when I have the time and look forward to many more in 2010.
Happy New Year!
Jenni x

Michelle said...

Love your card with the matching gift bag...great idea.

I just found Charisma Cardz Challenge blog today, but I love the fact that you have weekly challenges. I will post on my blog as soon as I am done with this blog hop.

craft_princess said...

Great card and bag! Thanks for a chance to also win some candy!

Crystal_235 said...

Beautiful card! I like trying new things and the challenges at Charisma inspire me to do just that.

PenLight said...

Sally this is a gorgeous card, I too, love brown and pink! Love it! happy B-day Charisma! I just started following Charisma a month ago, the challenges are easy to follow and the blog is updated regularly!

- - Sheryl - - said...

I love Charisma Cardz blog because it helps us complete our to do list! n fact I just finished my celebration card which I am uploading now. Thanks again!

Vee said...

Wow!!!Sally what a gorgeous gift set. I've had fun crafting with you too it's been a pleasure. Wishing you and your family all the best for 2010.
xx Vee

gocanucksgo said...

Fantastic work on the card and bag! I love those colours. I've never done a Chrisma Card Challenge but I really enjoy looking people come up with. It's always nice to get inspiration when you're stuck. I'm off to post about this in my blog =) Keep up the great work and thanks =)

Penny said...

Its hard for me to tell you what i like about the challenges.. as i just found you guys.. so i will have to say Blog Hopping is fun!!

Im off to link the blog hop to my blog!

Happy Birthday Charisma Challenges!!


Lori said...

Hi Sally,

I love pink and brown! It really is one of my favorite combos. Very very pretty :D

Happy Birthday Charisma and Happy New Year to you!

Love and hugs ~ Lori

Loz (Aus) said...

Wow Sally your card and gift bag are so pretty, love the papers and colours!! I've mentioned the blog hop on my challenge enrty post here. Thanks for the chance to win, hope your New Year 'Celebrations' are awesome!!

Loz (Aus) said...

Ooops, forgot to mention what I like about Charisma Cardz Challenges... everything!! The sketches and the array of challegne topics all give me the inspiration I need! And I love seeing all the fab DT cards!!

silvia said...

Fabulous card and gift bag!! Happy 1st bithday Charisma Cardz!! What I love most about Charisma Cardz challenges is the fabulous examples from the DT.. :)

Piali said...

Lovely gift set!! Love the card and color combo. Thanks for the fabulous candy..I'm new to Copics..and don't have these colors yet...
Happy New Year..

Pauline said...

Hi Sally, a happy New Year from Australia! I love the DT's inspiration at Charisma Cardz. It's fantastic. Thanky you for sharing your creativity in the DT, and for your generosity in the bloghop.... hop I go!

Stempelfan said...

You´ve made a beautiful card and bag.

I love the Challenges at Charisma, because they are so varying. I get so much inspiration by visiting the other blogs and looking at the great DT-works.

Here is my entry for this week and I tell my visitors that you have a bloghop at Charisma.

Happy new year from Germany

Lisa said...

Hi Sally, Gorgeous card and gift bag! Love the colours. Thanks for the chance to win.

Happy New Year!

Lisa x

Helen said...

Happy New Year!

My favourite thing about the Charisma Cardz Challenge is the variety of themes.

Helen x

El_Burnzo said...

Fantastic card and gift bag, love the blog hop!

Cheryl said...

Happy New Year! I am new to participating in challenges and this is only the 2nd one that I have been in. So far, I like the theme challenges.

I have posted a card for the challenge and gave info on the hop on my blog.

Love your card and gift bag.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!
thanks for this great bloghop, I enjoyed it very much!
Your designs are really lovely, I like them very much!

My card for the challenge is already at Mr Linky!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful projects- I love the colors you used too. Happy birthday to Charisma- I have just recently found you, but will be coming back! Happy New Year!

Sunny79 said...

A Happy New Year to everybody and a happy anniversary too.
I like to take part at Chrisma because every time I get inspired by your lovely DT cards.

xoxo, Marina.

DesertBuni said...

Great Project! Looks so elegant! Thanks for the chance to win some great candy! I THINK I like the sketches, helps launch my "mojo" lol...

Diamond Doll said...

Happy new year Sally and Happy 1st Birthday CC.What a gorgeous card and gift bag you,ve made.
I have linked on my sidebar and will make a Celebration card hopefully over the weekend.I have an engagement card to make My son got engaged Christmas day!!!
Trish (-:

li-bee-ti said...

Happy new year and 1st birthday!
I too love the combo of pink & brown.
I've linked the blog hop on my sidebar here.
thanks for the chance to win!

mckinkle said...

Really amazing set youve made for the 1st birthday celebrations! Super colour combo too.

Super candy from you also.

Keryn :D

mckinkle said...

Forgot to say I like the variety of styles from the DT.

Keryn :D

Ingrid said...

Hello Sally,

What I really love about Charisma!!!
There are so much lovely cards made by all of you.
They are very inspirational.
I have never done a blog hop before, but it is great.
I also liked the theme to enter this challenge.

Regards Ingrid.

Anonymous said...

I love pink & brown too! lol Happy New Year, Thank You for the change to win and a very Happy First Birthday!! xx

Kat said...

I love your card and gift bag. Pink and brown is a lovely colour combination. I like Charisma challenges because they are always fun to do. I am off to spread the word as soon as I finish this blog hop. Thanks for the chance to win candy.

Kat x

Patricia St Martin said...

your card is outstanding.. I have put charisma cardz challenge on my blog. your candy is wonderful. I love the copic markers.

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

Wow what talent you have. I love these hops.. it's so great to see all the talent everyone has. I get such great ideas.

Gotta get hoppin... Come check Big Mamma's Blog out.. you'll see I'm following the rules..


Pauline C said...

Fab card Sally and great blog hop. I lvoe the variety of themes in your challenges and would love to enter for your fab candy please !! :-) I have entered the challenge and included a toot for the blog hop in my post though mr Linky is down so have left a link to my card in the comments on the main blog
Pauline x

Sheng said...

Oh, lovely card. I don't remember what Charisma Cardz blog looked like before but I'm lovin' the look of the blog. It reminds me of cherry blossoms. I've posted about the blog hop on my blog.

Happy 1st B-day Charisma Cards!!1

Vinglefrøken said...

Elegant card! I'm just getting to "know" Charisma Cardz Challenge Blog - but it looks like a place to get a lot of inspiration! :-) Happy anniversary - and happy new year!

Mrs Bs Blog said...

Hi Sally, many thanks for the chance to win. I love the pink and brown colour combo you`ve used with the card and gift bag. I like the CharismaCardz challenges because they inspire people of all abilities to have a go. I have put the fabby challenge now onto my blog. Many thanks for the chance to win. Hugs Val xxx

Pat said...

Gorgeous card and gift bag, great blog hop.

Pat xx

Nikki said...

Fab card, it's my first time playing with charisma, I just happened to come across it whilst hopping but will definately play again - thanks for the chance to win!

Annemarie said...

Your creation is fabulous.
my card already entered the Charisma Challenge

Davi said...

That is a beautiful card and gift bag. I just love brown and pink!! Wonderful candy also. :)

Pinkllilac said...

Hi Sally great hop candy and gorgeous card and gift bag to go with it, love the design and detail, the colours are beautiful.
Hugs Linda

JAYNE said...

Beautiful card set, I also love these colours.
Thanks for the chance to win your candy.
Jayne W

Linby said...

I don't get to participate a lot but even if I don't I love to see the DT cards. Will link on my entry when I finish the hop!


Lovely card and happy everything- to you- Charizma and all of us

Chrissie said...

Always lots of variety at Charisma!
great candy. Happy Aniversary!

Marcea said...

Fab card and candy
Happy New Year hun

Lorraine A said...

fabulous card Sally :-) I love the colours and papers you used ,,, stunning ! :-)

Happy Birthday Charisma Cardz and thanks to all the DT for organising a fabulous hop :-)
Lols x x x

Mary C said...

I love your card with the matching bag, both are so beautiful! Thanks for offering us the chance to win some great birthday candy!

iluvmybugs said...

What a pretty card and matching gift bag!!! Great colors!!! I'm new to Charisma Cardz Challenge and I'm enjoying the DT's work so I'll be visiting and participating in challenges thru-out 2010! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome candy!!!

Happy New Year!

Kathryn Mangelsdorf said...

Hi, Thanks for celebrating with some blog candy on Charisma's First Birthday.

Simone said...

Happy Anniversary to Charisma! And I wish you a Happy New Year!
That´s a very gorgeous card set! Great papers!

Yvonne said...

I like being able to see the design team cards and the different interpretations of the one theme - very talented.

I've spread the word about the birthday celebrations blog hop on my blog here -


Avril Ann said...

Super Card Sally, I have entered a couple of Charisma challenges this year and like the variety and the inspiration we get from the DT, I have made a resolution this year to enter more challenges, not just stick to my DT cards....loving the hop, and the chance to win your candy is great, I hope you girls have a fabulous 2010, I have linked my card and mentioned your Bloghop on my to hop. Hugs Avril xxx

Spyder said...

Fabulous prizes! I love your card, still making mine! Happy New Year!!!

Spyder said...

Love blog hopping I get to see sooooo many lovely cards, lovely prizes too, such a great Idea to start the new year! Haven't finished my card yet but will spread the word as soon as I do! Happy New Year,


Lilacanglia said...

Stunning card,
Lovely colours,
Thanks for the chance of winning the blog hop candy,

Lynne in NI said...

Great birthday project Sally - those colours are fabulous together

Glennis said...

Fabulous colour scheme Sally
Happy New Year to you

Anonymous said...

Lovely card and your gift bag set is yummi! Great candy! thanks for hte chance of winning happy new year.
Samantha :0)

CreaRenata said...

I always get inspired by the challenges at Charisma Cardz!
I wrote about the blog hop on mine.

Regina said...

congrats on the first anniversary of Charisma Cardz!
I’m enjoying the wonderful Blog Hop and all the lovely cards!

craftykitten said...

What a beautiful card and gift bag, such subtle colours. Gorgeous.
Dawn xx

Craftyanny said...

congrats on the 1st anniversary of Charizma cards:) Lovely little gift set too:), very pretty!
Anne x

southernscraps said...

Beautiful colors in your project! I love Charisma Challenges because they are fun and different!

sam said...

great card and candy!

Andrea said...

Hi Sally, great projects! I love the Charisma Challenges as they offer a veriety of different themes! Happy Birthday and a happy new year!


Spicey Cat Chick said...

GREAT color combo, it's one of my favorites! Almost to the end of the hop and I already posted a card for the challenge. WAHOO!

Chaosmaus said...

Happy Firts Birthday and thanks for the Chance to win.

Divinity said...

very creative with the words!!! LOL
also love the card -- especially the colour combination! love that!! :) thanks for the chance to win your candy! :) i'll post a link on my blog about this blog hop -- i'm thoroughly enjoying it! :)

Sarah A said...

Gorgeous card.

I love all the inspiration I get from each of the Charisma Cardz gals!!

Sarah x

Serafiia said...

What a great card and a gift bag you have made - just adorable!

I love Charisma challenge - they are fun and it's nice to see other people's works too. Only I hope that I would have enough time to take part every week. :D

Anne H. said...

Happy Birthday!
Your creations are gorgeous. I love the beautiful colorcombo!
Take care xx
Anne :)

LuLu said...

Georgeous card and lurve the bag too . . . also just love blog hops ! Have already entered my projects onto the Charisma blog . . . hee, hee !


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