Friday, 8 October 2010


New ATC round on the Charmed forum and the theme this time was "textured background". Here are my three swaps:

I made them all different but the format is the same: Claudia Helmut Canvas (tried to link and realised that it's not on site, will rectify that as soon as) painted with a variety of Perfect Pearls - Green Paint Dabber painted torn Prima Paintables paper - inked swirls (using a Crafter's Workshop template) - then embellishments and glamour dust. Embellishments used are from K&Co Ephemera packs: Life's Journey and Cut 'n Paste plus a few paper flowers, a Tim Holtz ticket and some Prima pearls and crystals. All edges are inked with brown distress ink.

Quite hard to let them go once you've created them, but them's de rules... ;-)

Thanks for visiting the Charmed corner of the Web....x

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Circle Journal

I love circle journals. not only is it fun to create in them but I love seeing the creations from the other members. We normally have one going on the Charmed forum and here's one of my recent efforts. The theme was "Grandma's Recipe's". It's a desktop calendar type journal so the pages flip over.

My first page shows grandma cooking. I used Basic Grey papers and embellishments (June Bug) - Prima lace - borders cut with two Martha Stewart punches.

This fab image is Mo Manning. I was searching for a granny stamp and found this digi which was just perfect for the job. She is coloured in with Copic markers (must start writing colurs down for you).

Here is a huge cooking pot on the second page, that I again coloured in with my Copics. Behind the pot panel is a recipe that pulls out. I gave my grandma's soup recipe, which was out of this world. My mum made it even better but I can't quite master it.

You can see how I cut out grandma and mounted her on foam for a 3D effect. I cut table legs for the table and glittered edges distreetly with a little Stickles.

That's it for me today. Thanks for popping by xx

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

FREE Download - Perfectly Defined # 2...

It's Wednesday again and that of course now means a new FREE download for you. This week on our digi blog you can grab this festive definition:

As before it comes in several formats: white on red, red on white, black and white, simple and fancy; so you should be able to use it whatever you are making.

I used the fancy white on red Definition with the gorgeous sleeping Pixie from our Charming Christmas collection. No light at all today so it's a tad dull - must get that light tent!

My paper is from the Bo Bunny Noel collection, as is that gorgeous gold braid.
I used Flower Soft Polar White on the brackets and the hat, and the new Gold Flower Soft on the card.
The word "Christmas" is defined by Glossy Accents but I used an old one and it went a bit funny...!
Gold and Blue Stickles on the wings. Gold, green and red Stickles on the definition swirl.

Let me know if you download this please. ENJOY! :-)

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Charming Christmas

We are going to be releasing a new digi Christmas collection soon, but that doesn't mean we will forget about the others in our shop. I love this sleeping Pixie from the Charming Christmas bundle, waiting for Santa with mince pies, milk and carrots.

The presents were just made from scraps of paper and Christmas ribbon. The loop ribbon is cut from a Martha Stewart edge punch, as was the looped border on the main card. A few K&Co Poinsettias are on there too.

White doily (from supermarket) is behind the Pixie. I glittered it with ultra fine crystal glamour dust. The lace is white sparkle - Stickles on the wings - Polar White on the pom pom on the hat -

I decorated the inside too. That paper is K&Co - Again a folded supermarket doily - Crystals - Nestabilities used for the circles - K&Co Rub-On.

Thanks for visiting :-)

OH - ITV2 tonight at 9pm - new series of Vampire Diaries! Yay!