Saturday, 2 January 2010

Easel Cards

This type of card is just fab. It takes a simple card and makes it look complicated and dead difficult. Have a look how to make these cards right here on the Charmed Cards & Crafts site. If you haven't visited our idea section then I implore you to look, we have some fabulous work from our design team.

You can make them as complicated or as simple as you like, they always look great.

I used Imaginisce Perfectly Posh paper
Queen & Co's Mini Felt Fusion has been wrapped around the top.
Prima Lace for the bow
K&Co Que Sera Sera Adhesive Gems
Prima Sugar Coated flower
I coloured the image with Copic Markers
a Tim Holtz Paper Distresser was used to roughen the edges of the paper.
I created the personalised greeting myself.
Nestabilities was used to cut the scalloped frames.
There's also a Basic Grey Glazed Brad on there - from the Sugared or Sultry collection I think.

Did you know that we are probably the largest K&Co and Basic Grey stockists in the United Kingdom? We stock a huge selection from these two giants, as well as many other fab ranges, such as Prima, Bo Bunny, Fancy Pants, Karen Foster, Hot Off The Press, Martha Stewart, Imaginisce and many many more. Charmed Cards & Crafts really are your one stop shop :-)

Thanks for stopping by ♥

Candy Winners

Happy New Year to you all! I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and wish you all the best for 2010.

Using as always here are the two winners for our blog candy this time:

Winning both bundles, Boy Oh Boy and Sugar & Spice and the two stamps:

Winning Boy oh Boy and Sugar & Spice:

Congratulations both and commiserations everyone else. Thanks for taking part xx

Number 85 is

and number 48 is

Renata Elenbaas

Laney I need your postal address and email address and Renata I need your email address. You can submit them both to us here.

We'll have more candy soon so keep an eye out for that :-)

Friday, 1 January 2010

Christmas Candy

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Fancy something sweet? I promised you a little candy and here it is. All you have to do is to leave a comment and link to it on your own blog to be in with a chance of winning. I have added Mr Linky but no idea if it works LOL PLease leave a comment in the normal way too after you have posted the link.

One person will get the whole lot and another will get the "Boy oh Boy" and "Sugar & Spice" bundles.

Good luck and Merry Christmas.

Monday, 28 December 2009

It's a Girl Thing

I have the headache from hell today, and I strongly suspect it was brought on from an overindulgence of chocolates! It was my birthday yesterday and I had so many chocolate gifts that I absolutely had to try - and one unfortunately led to many!

To try and alleviate my pain I decided to make a card for the Sunday Challenge on Dottie's World. As the theme was "It's a girls thing" I used one of our brand new "Sugar & Spice" images, they are just too cute for words! This card was uber quick to make, apart from the colouring in it took me under half an hour, and that's quick for me - and then two hours to get the pictures taken, the light is awful at the moment.

A very simple inside ready for the greeting

I used one one of the new Martha Stewart Deep Edge punches for this card, isn't it fab?

This is such a lovely image drawn by our Lou. You can get it for free if you win our blog candy :-)

Products used here are:
Image from the Sugar & Spice digi-stamp bundle. I coloured in with Copic Markers.
Heart border is paper from Imaginisce Perfectly Posh, all rub-ons and ribbon are from that range too.
Plain cardstock
Cake inside the card is K&Co Madeline Chipboard
Prima Swirls
Tools used: Tim Holtz Paper Distresser, Nestabilites dies, Martha Stewart Deep Edge punch.

Very simple card to make as the edge and the image really is all it needs.

I mentioned it was my birthday yesterday and one of the highlight of my day was when a totally beautiful, and absolutely massive, bouquet of flowers were delivered. They were from my very special friend Lou, just take a look!! Sorry for the backdrop, the only place I can get any light is in the conservatory.

Totally stunning!! Thank you so much Lou my darling ♥♥♥♥♥xxxxxxxxx

I also got cards from some of my wonderful forum members, Mellie, Shell and Lea. Here they are with my card from Lou:

In order of the picture the cards are from: Shell (who also gave me a box of Hotel Chocolat Pink Champagne Truffles, cor they were nice (yep, all gone), then Lou's card, Mellie's card and Lea's card. Thanks girls xxxxxxxxxxxx

I hope you are all enjoying the Christmas break. Thanks for visiting ♥