Saturday, 21 December 2013


Christmas is almost here. I can't wait for the big day. I think my girls excitement is rubbing off on me, I'm not my usual miserable self LOL

Here is some inspiration I posted on the main site, there's LOTS more HERE, along with classes etc:

On the forum we had our monthly ATC swap, and it was Christmas with a little or a lot of bling. I'm not a blingy person, but hope I got enough in there. Click the picture to visit our forum.

I used a Spellbinders D-Lites wreath die on two of the cards, on Bo Bunny and Graphic 45 papers.

Here's a picture of our Christmas tree this year. I must take another without the clock on the wall LOL and perhaps with a better camera, I still insist on using my tiny little Olympus D545, when I could be using DD1 all bells Pentax.

Happy Christmas to you all. I hope you have a truly magical holiday xxxx

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 :)

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Facebook Give-Away

Hi everyone xx Fancy some freebies? Pop over to our Facebook page and put your name down :)

Have a great Sunday xxx

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Delectable Give-Away!!

Pop over to our Facebook page for a chance to win these two lovely stamps. These are only available through Charmed Cards & Crafts, and we will ship these worldwide. For a chance to get two of the stamps FOR FREE visit our Facebook page :-)

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Gorjuss - and Challenge Reminder

 Not had many entries into our first monthly challenge. You only have a couple of days left to enter so hurry :) Don't forget you can win a £20 Marianne Design Die Set and the challenge is open world-wide.

We have been running a super duper offer of Gorjuss products in our shop. Most have now sold out but we still have some of the toppers left so pop over and grab a bargain.

Here is a card I made quite some time ago with one of the Gorjuss images.

Papers are Prima - Celebrate sentiment is Imaginisce - Flower is Petaloo (3 for 2 special)

Don't forget to enter our challenge! :)

Monday, 14 January 2013

Picture Cards

How's 2013 progressing for you all? Broken those resolutions yet? I haven't even STARTED mine!!!! I'll start tomorrow... Famous last words eh?! Time has a habit of running away with you, and tomorrow seems to be over before you got a chance to start those blasted resolutions!! Oh well, there IS always tomorrow ;-)

Anyway, another year, another heap of cards waiting to be made :-) I thought I would share a couple of cards I made for one of my daughters. I love using pictures on cards, it really personalises it for the recipient and always delights.

In this first card I framed a picture of my daughter with a Prima Crystal Mirror (Vintage Shapes 540715)- they do like their reflection at this age, lets face it LOL I carried on the "Frame theme" with Bo Bunny Lace Trim. The paper behind is Bo Bunny and Prima. The matting is made with Spellbinder Nestabilities dies, as are the die-cut corners.  The big chipboard rose is K&Co, and the roses all Prima.

In the next card I made the picture black and white, then coloured in the rose petals on the picture. I love the black and white with the deep red. The paper is Bo Bunny Enchanted. Fabric flowers are Prima Champagne Roses. Sentiment is a Basic Grey rub-on matted on white and black cardstock. I distressed the edges of the pictures with a Basic Grey Precision File.

Prima Butterfly inside the card.

A great idea for teenage cards I think, and you can extend the idea to boys. We will be having a challenge on the main Charmed blog tomorrow for teenage cards, I hope you will join in (there's a prize for the best one). See you there :)