Saturday, 23 January 2010

CHA 2010

Saturday already! Crikey! Where did that week go? Been a mixed bag weather wise with grey days and sunny days, but no snowy days thank goodness. Business can't cope with another bout of "complete standstill"!

.On to much happier subjects, as we come, yet again, to CHA time; this is where all the manufacturers of the yummy stuff we like to play with come out to tempt us with even more yummy stuff to play with! I see that Basic Grey will be presenting FOUR new ranges, and here are sneak peeks from their CHA banners:

"Green at Heart"



"Max & Whiskers"

They are not giving too much away there. The Basic Grey ranges are substantial these days with a myriad of coordinating products so it'll be interesting to see them all. When we get them you can find them here.

Bo Bunny have SIX new collections, here's something from each collection:


Roughin It

Mama Razzi


Flower Child


What ya think? You will be able to see what we get in here - when we get it :-)

LOTS of Prima, wow those guys go to town! We should be getting our Prima order within the next week or so, so keep an eye out for that (here's our Prima department). There are some beautiful collections amongst our order, for example:

Flight of Fancy Collection - Pastishe Collection - Raspberry Tea Collection - Shabby Chic Collection - Strawberry Kisses Collection - Umbrella Collection - Watercolour Rainbow Collection - Belle Arte Collection - Debutantes Collection - Love Story Collection - Pebbles Collection - New - More Lace Ribbon -Say it in Crystals and Pearls Collections -New E-Line Flower and E-Line crystal and pearls collections ..and more.....

How can you NOT love Prima???

Plus there are loads more goodies from lots of other manufacturers; I could fill the blog with all the stuff I would love to have for the shop! What have you seen that you absolutely must have? What are you loving and desperate to get your crafty mitts on? I would love to know so leave a comment :-)

Bye for now and thanks for visiting ♥

A little Pixie Candy


Just sitting creating a card using one of our Delectable clear stamps and thought I would offer the one I am using as a little Pixie candy for one of you. The candy will run for one week and will be drawn next Sunday morning.
Just enter your name and blog in Mr Linky below to be included in the draw.
It would be great if you could mention it on your blog too :-)

Good luck :-)

Sunday, 17 January 2010


Bright and sunny here in London today and for the first time in I don't know how long, the first thing I did was NOT to put the heating on when I got up this morning! I know it could change at a drop of a hat but the sun does bring with it sweet memories of warmer days, and it would be so nice to be able to step outside your door without instantly freezing into a Madam Tussuad worthy replica of yourself! Don't ya think?

If you are feeling a little cold then stay inside and check out our challenge for this week on Dottie's World. I am giving a £10 voucher to one of the participants over there so why not pop over and join in?

The Sunday challenge this week was set by the lovely Gunn. Gunn wanted to see shades of white to cream with a little brown.

I adhered to the rules for the front but veered well away from the main road onto the beaten track for the inside:

Quite a nice contrast I think with the cool white hues on the front and the warm earthy colours inside.

Pop over and join in why don't ya, it's super fun :-)

Here is what I used for my card:
Image: Pixie available both as part of a download bundle and also as a Delectable clear stamps . I coloured her in with Copic markers. It looks like I used Gold Stickles on her wings but in actual fact I added a touch of brown hues and a little crystal Stickles.
Papers are the new Basic Grey Origin ({heart} that collection) and the white glitter paper is K&Co Smitten speciality paper. I used ivory plain cardstock for the base card.
I used Flowersoft Polar White for the petals on my Pixie.
Lots of Pearls. These were from the K&Co Blue Awning range but we have lots more at Charmed. The pearls inside I coloured with a Copic marker to get the colour I wanted but we have lots in all coloured (check out the e-line Prima pearls for value).
The inside elements are from the "Pieces" pack from the Basic Grey Origin range. This is something new in their collections, there's a similar pack for Sugar Rush too. I also used one of the new Canvas Tags (Origin again) for the front of my card.
The little heart rub-on inside is a Fancy Pants rub-on.
I really roughed up the edges and used my Tim Holtz Paper Distresser for the job.
The frame used as a centrepiece is a large white Basic Grey metal bookplate. I think it makes for a very special card.
Brads are Basic Grey
Mini Felt Fusion floral ribbon on the front
The Glittery paper was cut with one of my Martha Stewart Deep Edge punches.

I think that's it :-)

Have a great Sunday and thanks for popping by the Charmed corner of the Web ♥