Sunday, 30 December 2012

It`s been a while since my last post.

Well,as I said: it`s been a while since I last posted something on this blog. I got the latest digi collection, and I love this girl. I used her in a couple of my christmas projects.

I made this card for a SFTW challenge. Colored her in with some traditional christmas colors since I used some papers from Simple Stories. She is colored with my copics.

My next projcet is something I made for our Christmas calender in a private forum.
I used one of the small shadowboxes from TH, I just used the base. Painted it and used some mirror papers on the sides and the Christmas tree is also TH, lots of prima embellishments, and ofcourse this cutie.

 Hope you like her. And by the way, this is just a couple of tips for using this collection. Just think outside the box and you can have a lot of fun.

Wish you all a Happy New year and hope you get a lot of wonderful things comming your way for 

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Card Ideas - and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

How is the holiday progressing for you all? I hope you have managed to put your feet up a little, and not merely been slaves to the stove! You may even have managed a little crafting time with the other half slaving in the kitchen :-)
If you find yourself in the craft room, why not create a few cards? With our amazing download collection you will never be short of an fantastic eye catching centrepiece. I used an image from our latest "Whatever the Weather" collection for three cards recently. Because you colour them in yourself you can match the colours to your card; don't forget though that each image has a coloured version too, which is fab if you need a quick card.
  The first card uses: Whatever The Weather Image - Prima Rosarian Paper - Green Pearls - Birthday Rub-On - Prima Roses - Corners cut with a Spellbinders Die - Basic Grey PB&J Pin.

The image ensures you don't need a lot on the front of your card, so very economical. And of course, because the image is printed, it is there for the next time you need it.

 The next card uses the same image - Prima Zephyr paper - Prima roses - Liquid Pearls - Bo Bunny Lace - Prima Chipboard (big rose in the corner) - Prima Crystal Vintage Shapes Key - Basic Grey Brads - The keyhole is Creative Imaginations; it is part of a sale bundle we currently have on offer HERE (VALUE PACK 583888 ) - Happy Birthday Rub-On - Pink Sparkle Cord.

 My last card again uses that adorable image from Whatever The Weather collection - Prima Paper - Happy Birthday Rub-Ons - Heart Crystals - The crystal corner is a Prima SONGBIRD Crystal border (53920) cut in two - present is a rub on then coloured - Prima rose (Sugar Bloom)- Prima Lace.

So, same girl, but totally different on each card.

We would love to see your creations, so if you have used this collection please do leave a link to your card in the comments below and we will pop by.


We hope the new year brings you everything you could possibly wish for! See you in 2013!

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Christmas is a-coming. Card Ideas

Ready? No, neither am I. It'll be alright on the night I'm sure, so try not to panic too much (says she!!) :-) If you still have Christmas cards to make here is a little inspiration:

This card uses Kaisercraft Turtle Dove Die-Cuts (Tree) - Kaisercraft Turtle Dove Perforated Tag Sheet -  Imaginisce Glitter Brad - K&Co Star - Marianne Design Lace - Queen & Pearls. The corners are cut from a Spellbinders die.

Here I used another Kaisercraft Turtle Dove Die-Cuts (Dec 25)

Easel Card; we have a "How to" class HERE, or you can purchase them HERE.  The paper is Bo Bunny Rejoice. Die-Cuts are Kaisercraft Turtle Dove- Red Jute - Poinsettia Felt Icons - Big Santa is from the Bo Bunny Noel Chipboard sheet.

 Another easel card. The centre piece is again from the  Bo Bunny Noel Chipboard sheet.. Paper Bo Bunny Rejoice. Red Jute - Flowers - White Poinsettia Felt Icon - Kaisercraft Turtle Dove Die-Cuts - Wooden snowflake. Border has been cut  from Martha Stewart punch.

 Picture right shows the card closed. The centre opens up to reveal the greeting. Bo Bunny Rejoice paper -  Bauble from Bo Bunny Noel Chipboard sheet bauble - Marianne Design Christmas ribbon - Poinsettia Felt Icon - "Merry Christmas" is from a Graphic 45 Place in time December cut-apart sheet- Vivant Gold Tag - Gold Stickles - Gold Glamour Dust.

Easel Card; again we have a "How to" class HERE, or you can purchase them HERE - Prima Flower - Bo Bunny Rejoice Paper - Green Queen & Co  Pearls  - Marianne Design Ribbon - Red Jute - Gold Stickles

Bo Bunny Blitzen Paper - Naughty or Nice ticket form Kaisercraft Turtle Dove Die-Cuts - Centre picture from Graphic 45 Place in time December cut-apart sheet - Basic Grey Blitzen Fibres - Marianne Christmas Charm - K&Co Evergereen poinsettia corners from the Die-Cut a& Actate Pack (I used Glossy Accent on them for a raised effect).

Bo Bunny Rejoice paper - K&Co Evergereen Die-Cuts and Acetates- Kaisercraft Turtle Dove Die-Cuts - Green Pearls - Borders from from a Graphic 45 Place in time December cut-apart sheet

The last two cards uses Basic Grey Aspen Frost Paper - Bo Bunny Blitzen cut-out - White Poinsettia Felt Icons - Corners cut with a Spellbinder die - Matting from a Spellbinder Die - K&Co Icons - Prima Welcome to Paris Mini Swirl - Green Pearls - Marianne Ribbon - K&Co Poinsettia - all not linked here have previously been linked above.



We wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and the happiest of new years. Thank you so much  for your continued support throughout 2013 xxx

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Great Christmas Give-Away!!!

Don't miss out on our fabulous Christmas Give-Aways. We are giving away many hundreds of £'s worth of goodies. You gotta be in it to win it!! Click the picture below to check it out.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Craft Storage

Hi Folks, Louise here, How are you all enjoying our new digi downloads? How do you fancy seeing where the magic happens? I've just Blogged about 1 million photos on my Blog but I won't take up that much space here! Here's a peek to whet your appetite :)
I've just adopted this room in the loft, it used to be my daughter's bedroom - hence the dubious stains on the carpet :|

Crafty appetite whetted? well AFTER you have finished browsing all the deliciousness on this wonderful blog please pay a quick visit to mine and discover more of my craft room.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Graphic 45

Graphic 45 recently released a new calendar line called "Place in Time". It is amazing and suitable for so many projects that it's a must have for your crafting box. There's a fabulous Place in Time Project tutorial by the G45 team on their blog HERE.

A previous release by G45 was the beautiful A Ladies Diary. I used elements from one of the sheets of paper called "Ageless Beauty" to make the following two cards:

 The second card uses an image from the same sheet. The backing paper is Prima Zephyr (Paper pad), and the border strip is cut out from the reverse of the G45 Ageless Beauty sheet- Large Prima Rose - Prima Tea Thyme Chipboard - Kaisercraft Rub-On - Prima Crystal

So two simple but elegant cards, with more images for more cards from just one sheet of paper. If you haven't already, go check out the gorgeous Graphic 45 products, they are just amazing.

Friday, 16 November 2012

New Downloads!!

We have a fabulous new collection, created by our lovely Louise Brigden:


As always you get more for your digi money at Charmed Cards & Crafts than anywhere else, and this bundle comes with a fab selection of super sentiments:


A few example cards, using two of the images in the collection:



They are available for download RIGHT NOW. Go get them :)



Monday, 22 October 2012


The two latest collection by Basic Grey have arrived, and they are gorgeous as always.  SERENADE and LUCILLE both comprises 12x12 and 6x6 papers, as well as a myriad of embellishments and stickers, enabling you to coordinate your projects with ease.

Join our  Facebook Give-Away . We are giving away a Lucille collection pack of all the 12x12 papers and stickers in the collection to one of the followers of our Facebook page.All you have to do to be in with a chance is to like  our Facebook Page page, and leave a comment on THIS POST . If you share with your FB friends you are in it twice! We will throw in a few other goodies too. 

Open globally this closes 7th November.Don't miss out! 

Click on the picture below to see the two collections in our shop.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Facebook Give-away

Hi gang!!

In accordance with Facebook rules and regulations we have to post certain details of this outside FB, so here we go:

Join our Facebook Give-Away this month to win a smashing bundle of goodies. In this bundle you will find:  
Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Paper Pad, G45 Nutcracker Sweet Chipboard Tags Set #1 and set #2 - Prima Flowers - Prima Crystal corners - Kaisercraft Peace/Hope/Swirl Wooden Embellishment pack. 

Just like our Facebook Page to be in with a chance, then leave a comment on THIS FACEBOOK POST so we know you're in. If you share the give-away with your friends on your FB then you're in the draw TWICE!

Closes 7th October. GOOD LUCK!!

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Holly in England

Hey there crafting buddies, Lou here remember me? It's been a long time right! Well I'm still here and just to prove it I've done a little crafting. My computer died a few months ago and I lost everything. I'm quite ashamed to say that I had nothing backed up so until I get access to my old hard drive and a new PC the only digi images I have are the ones I already had printed. In a way it's a good thing because it meant I could have a wee stroll through the past. I went back to one of my old favourites; Holly and Madison. Here we have Holly in England she seems to think she is Mary Poppins but I happen to know her dirty secrets and she ain't practically perfect at all!
I would normally discard a shot like this because it's quite dark but in this instance I think the moody lighting works.
Here's a brighter shot...

Here's the shopping list..
Liquid Pearls (for the buttons)
This is the very first card I have made in my new craft loft, check back for the photos, It's looking quite fab!

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Zutter Give-away!!

We hope you have been enjoying the Jubilee celebrations. Weather hasn't been the greatest (anyone owning up to putting the heating on again??), but hopefully the rain stayed away if you enjoyed street parties in your area.

We have a new facebook page, where we are giving away a magical bundle of a Zutter Bind-it-all V2 machine, PLUS loads of accesories, PLUS a further £50 worth of goodies. Check it out :-)

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Easter Egg Hunt!

Happy Easter to you all! I hope you are enjoying a peaceful and tranquil Easter :-) Remember that chocolate is not fattening over Easter, not a single calorie! Zilch! Make the most of that! ;-)

We have our annual Easter Egg hunt on the Charmed Cards & Crafts site right now, so pop on over and join in the fun. Click the image below to go to our Easter page, where you will find the clues to locate the eggs :-)

Good luck, and HAVE FUN!

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Spring Competition

I have totally forgotten to mention our latest competition. You have until 1st April to email though your entries. GET CRAFTING!!
:-)))) Deadline extended so you have until 1st May now.

LOADS of new products!

We have added so many new products lately that my head is spinning. If you haven't been for a while it is well worth popping over to Charmed Cards & Crafts and checking out all the new goodies. Here are just some of them:

Two new ranges by Basic Grey Konnichiwa and Plumeria

Lots of new dies from Spellbinders: Edgeabilities, Nestabilities and Shapeabilities, as well as the new M-Bossabilities folders.

All the main paper ranges from Prima, plus loads of flowers, masks, albums, journals and stamps. Here is the new Prima:
Paper Collections: Almanac, Country Garden, Sun Kiss, Songbird, En Francais, Meadow Lark

HUGE amount of flowers: Laredo Leather flowers, Fabrique Fabric flowers, metallic flowers, Tattered Treasures, Primmers, Miss Godiva, Tasha flowers, Manette Eyelet Flowers, Parisa Flowers, Larraine Roses, Velvet Rainbow Flowers, Pankita Flowers, Charlotte Fabric Flowers, Vinetta Flowers, Vines, Charme Roses, Perle Berbe Flowers, Camille Flowers, Lucerne Flowers

Poppies and Peonies collection (including canvas sheets and banners, journals, stamps and albums)

Beautiful Genie Stones

Mariposa Butterflies

Vintage Metal Trinkets

Canvas Shapes


Petal Pins

Amazing Stamps (Clear and Rubber)

Lace and Trims

Art Tiles

Metal Charms



Wooden Buttons and Tickets

Flutter Bitsand an array of STUNNING crystals!

Tim Holtz: Compendium of Curiosity Volume II, Chit Chat, Destination Papers.

Graphic 45 Little Darling and Olde Curiosity Shoppe

Wishing on a Star collection

Bo Bunny six new collections


That's just the most recent additions, we have LOADS more
Click here to see all new products

Thanks for checking us out xx