Challenge # 5 - WHAT?! NO EMBELLIES?!

Thursday 3 February 2011
Welcome, crafty friends and fiends! :) Leah here,

bringing you our FIFTH Charisma challenge for 2011! I am always so pleased when I get to choose the challenge, and to be perfectly honest, I TRY to get people to step outside their comfort zones, so here's hoping this challenge CHALLENGES you (like it did us)! :D

SO. Today, I hereby challenge you all to make a project (card or other)...

Just images and/or sentiments, and however many layers of gorgeous paper you'd like... You can use border punches, you can pop things up, you can paper piece, but you can't add bling or flowers (or flowers punched from your papers) or ribbon or stickers or glitter or buttons or chipboard or anything of that nature. Sound tough? Trust me, it's not!

Before I show you the samples from our fabulously talented Charisma Gals, I'm sure you all wanna know what you could win by playing along this week, right? Well Chuck, tell the audience what sensational prizes are up for grabs!

Our first RETURNING sponsor is
Make it Crafty - Think it. Make it. Love it!

Make it Crafty is a dream come true for Zoe who has loved making projects from paper from a young child. Whether it be drawing, making cards, colouring, or her absolute favourite 3D mechanical projects; Zoe is always trying to think about new ideas to play with!
For a number of years Zoe has wanted to share her ideas and love for craft products with you and so Make it Crafty was finally born where she sells some of her favourite products as well as special scene digital stamps designed for the characters you already own!
Zoe only sells products she uses personally so she is always ready to help you where she can. You may also like to stop by the Make it Crafty Blog to see the latest projects, news and tips!

Zoe's scene images will make it VERY easy for you to mix with your existing stamps for some absolutely STUNNING scenes! Our first winner will get THREE digital stamps from the Make it Crafty shop - woo hoo!

Annnnnd, our second fabby sponsor is
Pizzazz Aplenty! Here's what Judy has to say about her little shop:

I moved to Kokomo, Indiana when I sold my Gift Basket and Chocolates store in California, in 2005. I thought I was retiring, but just can't sit by and do nothing. When I was teaching cardmaking, I had trouble finding affordable and unusual embellishments to go on my cards. I soon figured if I was having trouble finding these things, a lot of other people were as well. That's when this embellishment business began... and it has grown so fast in just a few months. I am blessed to have my mom living with me; she helps me so much with this business!
My goal is to find quality embellishments that are reasonably priced. I am constantly looking for the unusual embellishment... something that you won't find in your local craft stores. At PIZZAZZ APLENTY you'll find simple packaging, quality merchandise and affordable prices.

Remember... there's no such thing as too much bling!

Pizzazz Aplenty will be sending one lucky winner
a $10 voucher to her shop for you to pick your prize!!

So let's check out the work from our design team, shall we?
We are joined by a brand new GDT for the month of February...
Please welcome Clare as our Guest Charisma Gal!
Here's her fantastic card, using the beautiful Mushroom House digi from Make it Crafty!
(Click HERE to drop by Clare's blog and check out the rest of her amazing work!)

And now for some inspiration from our very own Charisma Gals...

(DT hol)

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(using Rocker Roxette digi from Make it Crafty)


(using the Hidden Forest Seat digi, paired up
with the Magical Sapphire Fairy from Make It Crafty)


(using the Fairy Tree House digi from Make it Crafty)

Using the Mushroom House digi from Make it Crafty:
(using the Whimsical Log digi from Make it Crafty)

So now you've seen how it's done, and we KNOW you can rock this challenge, too! We can't wait to see your embellie-less projects! What a perfect opportunity to showcase some of your fave stamps, or your colouring talent, or even just some of your fave gorgeous patterned papers...

Thanks for stopping by! Please use Mr Inlinkz for your entry and remember your link must be direct to your entry and not to your general blog. Link back to Charisma in your blog post, and play along by next Wednesday at 7.30pm to get your entries in. Happy crafting!

*****We are currently on the look out for new DT's if you'd like to be considered and can commit to a project a week! please put DT at the end of your name! or see the POST HERE*******


  1. Anonymous said...:

    great challenge! and beautiful DT work, it was indeed easier than you would think!

  1. Gisèle said...:

    Thanks for the great challenge! It was rather fun to think outside of the embellishment 'box'. The DT did a great job, offering up some really inspiring cards.

  1. Zoe said...:

    wow ladies! Inspiring creations. Just LOVE ALL OF THEM!! hugs xxooo

  1. Celeste said...:

    Beautiful DT cards! This is the first time I have submitted to your site.

  1. Gorgeous DT work, very inspiring.

  1. Hazel said...:

    Oh dear - I forgot to blog in time, so have missed the linking. My card is here x

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