Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas Eve

A very Happy Christmas to you all, and a happy and healthy New Year xxx

I've just got one more Christmas card I want to share with you, which I created yesterday for a special friend:

I used the beautiful Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas for this card.  This is a large card, measuring 8" x 6".

The topper is from a die-cut topper sheet and I used the largest one there.

Two Prima resin treasures on the front:

 I'll add some more details of what I used later. Right now I have a Christmas dinner to cook :) Have a great time. Stay safe!!

Saturday, 21 December 2013


Oohh we're almost there. I just love Christmas and all the anticipation :) Our tree is up and it looks just beautiful.

I hope you are ready? If not here is a lot more inspiration:



Have fun creating  :)

Thursday, 12 December 2013

A litle christmas inspiration

Hello girls

I had to make a project for Copic Marker Norge as one of their DT. We have a advent calendar on the blog.

I wanted to make a card using Lou`s template for a stall card, love that template for making small scenes.
I also wanted to use one of my all time favorite digis from Lou, this christmas pixie is stunning and I have used her several times.

I live in North Norway and we have "mørketid" here now. The sun is gone for about two months,so it is quite dark here. So I needed to make something that kind of gave light.... 

I had a vision of a winter scene in white and differnt shades of blue.

No more said, here is a couple of images of my card. Hope you like it.

I`ve been using different Marianne dies and a couple others, some stuff from my stash and so on. I had a blast making this card and it is easy to make, even tough it seem difficult. 
Just follow Lou`s class HERE

So I hope you enjoy these last days towards christmas.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

CLASSES: Tea Light Card, and Stepper Cards

Two great classes on site for you. A fab tea-light card and a stepper card tutorial. Easy to follow instructions:

Click on the pictures to go to the classes:



Saturday, 7 December 2013

Facebook Give-away

Fancy a nice Christmas present from Charmed Cards & Crafts?


Click image to go to our FB.

As has become a tradition we have daily draws amongst orders placed in December, plus two people will win a large prize when we pick two winners in January amongst all orders placed this month. So you have a triple chance when placing orders in December :)

Sweet Sentiments....

Good morning weekend :) Hope you have woken up to good weather and good vibes :)

We recived two new collections from Graphic 45: Couture and Sweet Sentiment, last week, and I fell in love with the colours in the Sweet Sentiment range. I had to make a birthday card for a dear friend who has recently suffered a horrendous loss, and didn't want it to be too jolly and cheerful. The mellow and gentle hues of the "Violet Bouquet" paper was perfect for the job. I decided to use a "Silver Fairy" die-cut topper as my centrepiece. These are fabulous and already coloured in, so ready to go, we have lots more HERE.

The turned-down corner is a very simple but effective technique that I have been using for donkeys years. It's lovely with double-sided papers as you simply turn the paper down and fasten it. Put a piece of the main paper at the back of the now exposed corner.

 A coordinating inside, using the same paper, as you can see I used the reverse side to cut strips for both front and inside.  I used Spellbinder dies inside, and the larger die for matting my image on the front:

 I had some berries and used them with "Wedding Day" Roses and sprigs cut from a Spellbinders D-Lites "Sprigs" die. A Prima pin was tucked in there too. The corner is a mixture of pearls and crystals.

Thank you for visiting the Charmed corner. Have a great weekend xxx

Saturday, 30 November 2013


It's been a while since our last challenge, ABOUT TIME WE HAD ANOTHER!! Autumn is well and truly here to stay for a while, and I just adore those autumnal colours. I would therefore like you to use this beautiful picture as inspiration for your project. Anything goes, so card, layout or anything else you fancy. As a prize we are giving you a £20 voucher to spend in our shop. Anyone can play along, it is not restricted to the UK. The challenge will run through November until 7th December, so plenty of time to get crafting.

Just link to your entry in Mr Linky below. Simple :) 
We look forward to seeing your entries.

UPDATE: Our winner is GLENNIS. Please contact us for your voucher code Glennis. Thank you to all for joining us and showing us your beautiful creations, it is always so tough to find a winner. Because we didn't have many entries, and all were worthy winners,  we did a name out of the hat this time xxx

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Christmas Projects: Recipe Book Class

Hi Folks,

You may have popped over from UK Scrappers for the beginning of the month long project blog hop, where sponsors will show you wonderful project to make for Christmas. 

I have created a beautiful recipe book and a class with step-by-step instructions. It looks even better in real life and will make a truly wonderful gift. I hope you give it a go.

Click on the pictures to go to the class: 



Please leave a comment so we know you've been :)

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Christmas Projects: Acetate Gift Card


Create this beautiful card for someone special this Christmas. Click picture to go to the step-by-step class on the main site:


Thursday, 3 October 2013

Facebook Give-away and New Marianne Design

We are giving away a lovely ensemble of goodies on Facebook to one of our FB friends or followers. Pop over if you get a chance and put your name down :)

The gorgeous Flight of Fantasy CD-ROM set will be available in the shop within a few days.

The October releases from Marianne Design arrived last week. Not a huge array of goodies this month, but still very nice indeed, with new die sets, papers and gorgeous stamps:

Create beautiful cards and tags such as these:

Have a great day xx

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Just a litle early christmas inspiration

Maybe you think it is to early for christmas cards... I don`t think so... I been making 4 cards each month this year and are still going on.  We have challenge in a private forum, so that`s why  I making them. And belive me, when christmas is arriving I am more than happy for being so "clever".. it is the only way I can make enough cards.

Well I have to admit that I am not into christmas every month, but for september I suddenly remembered this cuties from an earlier collection. So I made these:


These cards are 5x5 inch and It is a great way to use old BoBunny christmas collections.
Just paper, images colored with copic, a star punch and some pearls and a text stamp, This one is a norwegian stamp. 
And Voila.. you have 4 cards in no time. And if you don`t want to color them by yourself, they are pre- colored also, just print out. You can find this collection HERE.

Hope you got some inspiration :-)

Hugs Gunn

Sunday, 29 September 2013

SPOTLIGHT ON: The Avenues by Bo Bunny

The Avenues is a timeless collection of vintage elegance; it lends itself to a multitude of projects with its classic charm and warm pastel hues.  We take a look at some of the wonderful projects created by the fabulous Bo Bunny team using this collection.

Layout by Gabrielle Pollacco

 Gabrielle cut out various elements from the 12x12 papers, such as the clock, shutters and doors, and added them to her layout:

Card by Romy Veul
 Romy has a great tip to share: "Don't be afraid to layer embellishments! On the left part of my card I stapled a chipboard medallion onto a chipboard tag and also added a 3D banner sticker on top of it. By layering embellishments, you can turn one embellishment into a real eye-catcher."

Layout by Ilene Tell
 Ilene has a super tip: "If you want to add a texture stamp somewhere on the layout, and have it fade out toward the center, simply add ink to the stamp and then use your finger to tap the edge and smudge the ink - as a result, you will get a "fade-out" effect."

Layout by Kaori Fujimoto

Mini Matchbook Album by Lisa Gregory

A beautiful matchbook labum by Lisa Gregory. Lisa says: This is a match book style mini album made from paper towel rolls. The paper towel rolls are the pockets and I created tags to slip into the pockets"


One of the The Avenues Trinkets makes a beautiful opener on the front:

Layout by Maryia Potapovich

Layout by Agnieszka Bellaidea

Card by Ulrika Wandler

Layout by Rhonda Van Ginkel

Rhonda has pierced a border around the top of the arch for a great accent:

Layout by Denise van Deventer

Layout by Amy Voorthuis

Layout by Kerry Babbitt

Beautiful inspiration there from the Bo Bunny team. If you have made anything using the The Avenues collection we would love to see it. Just link to your project either here or on our Facebook page and we will pop by and take a look.

Have a great day xx