Wednesday, 1 August 2018

UK Scrappers and Charmed Cards and Crafts - second challenge

Our second challenge, in combination with UK Scrappers, is brought to you by Sue, aka MiniOwner.

We'd like you to browse our blog and scraplift any page we have posted, or if you'd prefer, why not take your inspiration from any cards or other projects that take your fancy.

Don't forget to leave a comment on this blog post, and to upload your completed page to the UK Scrappers' gallery.

Sue chose to scraplift a page which Anita posted on 16 October 2016.




Don't forget to leave a comment on this blog post, and to upload your completed page to the UK Scrappers' gallery.

We will be choosing our favourite entry to win a £10 gift voucher to spend at Charmed Cards and Crafts.

UK Scrappers and Charmed Cards and Crafts - first challenge

Charmed Crafts and Cards has joined with UK Scrappers to bring you this challenge.
Karen, aka scrapdolly, has set a recipe for you for this challenge. You can add any other ingredients you like but your page must include the following
~ Plain background (my go to background as I struggle with patterns)
~ 2 photos approx. 4” x 6”
~ 4 patterned papers
~ A tag
~ Stamping
~ Brads
~ Flowers
~ Visible journalling

Here is an example of a page with the ingredients of this recipe ...


Don't forget to leave a comment on this blog post, and to upload your completed page to the UK Scrappers' gallery.

We will be choosing our favourite entry to win a £10 gift voucher to spend at Charmed Cards & Crafts.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Stamperia

Helloooo,

How are you enjoying the heat? My my it has hotted up out there!  We are certainly feeling it here in London, where refreshing breezes are sadly lacking. Hope you get a little more respite than we do here. It's a little too hot to handle.

I wanted to put focus on a brand we started stocking earlier this year: Stamperia. This Italian company produces the most beautiful vintage designs and I am just totally in love with it.  We are currently bringing these to you at rather crazy prices, at £9.99 for a 12x12 pad, and £1.75 per sheet of rice paper. Take a look, I bet you will like what you see.

https://www.charmedcardsandcrafts.co.uk/acatalog/Stamperia.html



https://www.charmedcardsandcrafts.co.uk/acatalog/Stamperia.html

Stamperia is perfect for every type of papercrafting; whether scrapbooking, cardmaking or mixed media the collections lend themselves perfectly.
The Christmas collections from this great company, arriving end of July and August, are just darling. Watch this space... :)

Have a great Sunday xxxx


Saturday, 9 June 2018

Anthology Inspiration from Kaisercraft

Hello lovely crafting friends,

I hope you are enjoying the weekend. It's beena  bit of a mixed bag here in London today, intermittent sunshine with grey skies hinting at a possibility of rain. Hopefully Sunday will prove brighter.

I wanted to show you one of the latest collections from Kaisercraft: Anthology.


https://www.charmedcardsandcrafts.co.uk/acatalog/Kaisercraft-Anthology.html 

 I really like this release, it's a vintage collection depicting antique florals, with birds, butterflies and other winged creatures, as well as feathers, sentiments, and even an apothecary cabinet - all in deep warm hues. Coordinating with the papers are die-cuts, stickers, stamps and new templates, and we put together  other coordinating products you may like to team it up with. 

As you can see the collection lends itself perfectly to a plethora of projects. Here are project examples, cards and layouts, from the very talented Kaisercraft design team:
















Totally inspiring work there from the Kaisercraft team, all using the new Anthology collection.

Happy Crafting friends :)
 


Tuesday, 15 May 2018

The Charmed Cards & Crafts Kits

Helloooo!!  My goodness it has been a long time since we posted on here. Must try better, and indeed I will do my utmost to rectify that :) 

I wanted to tell you about our kits. I have been asked for over a decade to produce kits, but it took our Cal to finally get me put something together, when she asked if I would like to supply the kits for her monthly crops. We have had some truly beautiful kits, and always provide inspiration for each one.  Some of the kits have of course sold out, but the inspiration remains and there are several fabulous classes created from them. Here are some that used Graphic 45 papers as the main theme, including our latest "Sun Kissed":

Sun Kissed Kit

 Projects:


Fairie Dust Kit (Sold Out - Click here for other Fairie Dust products)


Projects:



Master Detective Kit (Sold Out) 

https://www.charmedcardsandcrafts.co.uk/acatalog/craft-ideas-july17-kit.htm

Projects


These projects and classes can of course be applied to lots of different paper collections, so I hope you will find inspiration even if you don't purchase one of the kits.  You can subscribe to our newsletter if you wish to be kept informed of new kits. 

 


Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Last Minute Inspiration




As the title suggests I have a little last minute inspiration for you, although I fully expect you to have created and sent out all your cards by now... but maybe not 😄

I used Kaisercraft papers for my cards here. Some uses our Mint Wishes kit (see the entire Mint Wishes collection), I will include a couple of pictures of the layouts you can also create with the kit.

For the first lot of cards I used a mixture of Christmas Editions and Letters to Santa. I love the splashes of red from Letters to Santa against the monochromes of Christmas Editions:





The papers on these two cards are from the Christmas Editions pad, with the die-cuts from theLetters to Santa Collectable pack.  I placed Father Christmas on foam tape for a three dimensional effect and added a little Glossy accents here and there.





The next two are again using papers from Christmas Editions pad and die-cuts from Letters to Santa.
 Also used are Kaisercraft's wood flourishes, red paper bows and pearls.



The next few cards uses papers from the Letters to Santa pad, as well as the collectables and wooden flourishes with lace ribbon. To achieve a vintage effect I distressed the edges on all of these shaped cards by sanding them down:






Finally here are cards created with Mint Wishes from Kaisercraft. These are all made with our November kit. You can see how to create these HERE.






The two layouts from our Mint Wishes kit:



Again you can see instructions on how to make these HERE.

Happy Crafting!

We Wish You a Wonderful Christmas, and a Very Happy New Year ♥♥♥


Monday, 27 November 2017

Christmas Advent Wreath

YAY!! Countdown to Christmas is well and truly underway. To make December even more special than it already is our uber talented Louise has created a humongous advent wreath using Kaisercraft's delicious "Letters to Santa" collection.  Pop over onto the site for instructions:

https://www.charmedcardsandcrafts.co.uk/acatalog/christmas_crafting_ideas_-_christmas_advent_wreath.htm