Thursday 11 August 2016

Dare to Dream

Crikey O'Riley! It's been a long time since I posted to this blog. I'm going to endevour to rectify that!  Oh first of all let me tell you about our latest give-away on facebook. It's pretty fab. Click on the picture to go there:

I've been playing around with the Bo Bunny collection "Beautiful Dreamer" and made a bunch of cards. Here is one of them, a very easy make, which actually was inspired by the latest challenge on Daring Card Makers:

I love the gold detail of the Noteworthy die-cuts from the "Beautiful Dreamer" collection.

I created the Dare to Dream sentiment, the background paper is from the paper "Memories"

I'll post the other cards I made over the weekend and have a longer chat :)  Have a great Friday xx

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 :)

Saturday 29 December 2012

Card Ideas & HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Copy post from the Charmed blog, so apologies if you follow both. Just spent half the day battling other shoppers in the sale and feeling a tad fragile LOL To be honest I hardly bought a thing, but at least I had a look; I'd be wondering what I'd missed if I hadn't. It's MUCH better to shop the sales online - you wont get sick from it either, I heard too many coughs and sneezes out there. I was armed with my trusted anti bacterial gel and used it at any given opportunity I can tell ya!

So, have you all had a lovely Christmas? I hope you managed to take a little time out. It's hard work for us kitchen workers at this time of year LOL

Anyway, I wanted to show you these card I made recently, using one of the image from our latest "Whatever the Weather" collection. Because you colour them in yourself you can match the colours to your card, so one image but three different looks.
  The first card uses: Whatever The Weather Image - Prima Rosarian Paper - Green Pearls - Birthday Rub-On - Prima Roses - Corners cut with a Spellbinders Die - Basic Grey PB&J Pin.

The image ensures you don't need a lot on the front of your card, so very economical. And of course, because the image is printed, it is there for the next time you need it.

 The next card uses the same image - Prima Zephyr paper - Prima roses - Liquid Pearls - Bo Bunny Lace - Prima Chipboard (big rose in the corner) - Prima Crystal Vintage Shapes Key - Basic Grey Brads - The keyhole is Creative Imaginations; it is part of a sale bundle we currently have on offer HERE (VALUE PACK 583888 ) - Happy Birthday Rub-On - Pink Sparkle Cord.

 My last card again uses that adorable image from Whatever The Weather collection - Prima Paper - Happy Birthday Rub-Ons - Heart Crystals - The crystal corner is a Prima SONGBIRD Crystal border (53920) cut in two - present is a rub on then coloured - Prima rose (Sugar Bloom)- Prima Lace.

So, same girl, but totally different on each card.
We would love to see your creations, so if you have used this collection please do leave a link to your card in the comments and we will pop by.


We hope the new year brings you everything you could possibly wish for! See you in 2013!

Thursday 20 December 2012

Christmas Cards

Quite a picture heavy post, so get ready LOL These are the cards I made this year. To be honest I didn't start making them until last weekend, but I spent a very pleasant Sunday crafting away :-)

This card uses Kaisercraft Turtle Dove Die-Cuts (Tree) - Kaisercraft Turtle Dove Perforated Tag Sheet -  Imaginisce Glitter Brad - K&Co Star - Marianne Design Lace - Queen & Pearls. The corners are cut from a Spellbinders die.

Here I used another Kaisercraft Turtle Dove Die-Cuts (Dec 25)

Easel Card; we have a "How to" class HERE, or you can purchase them HERE.  The paper is Bo Bunny Rejoice. Die-Cuts are Kaisercraft Turtle Dove- Red Jute - Poinsettia Felt Icons - Big Santa is from the Bo Bunny Noel Chipboard sheet.

 Another easel card. The centre piece is again from the  Bo Bunny Noel Chipboard sheet.. Paper Bo Bunny Rejoice. Red Jute - Flowers - White Poinsettia Felt Icon - Kaisercraft Turtle Dove Die-Cuts - Wooden snowflake. Border has been cut  from Martha Stewart punch.

 Picture right shows the card closed. The centre opens up to reveal the greeting. Bo Bunny Rejoice paper -  Bauble from Bo Bunny Noel Chipboard sheet bauble - Marianne Design Christmas ribbon - Poinsettia Felt Icon - "Merry Christmas" is from a Graphic 45 Place in time December cut-apart sheet- Vivant Gold Tag - Gold Stickles - Gold Glamour Dust.

Easel Card; again we have a "How to" class HERE, or you can purchase them HERE - Prima Flower - Bo Bunny Rejoice Paper - Green Queen & Co  Pearls  - Marianne Design Ribbon - Red Jute - Gold Stickles

Bo Bunny Blitzen Paper - Naughty or Nice ticket form Kaisercraft Turtle Dove Die-Cuts - Centre picture from Graphic 45 Place in time December cut-apart sheet - Basic Grey Blitzen Fibres - Marianne Christmas Charm - K&Co Evergereen poinsettia corners from the Die-Cut a& Actate Pack (I used Glossy Accent on them for a raised effect).

Bo Bunny Rejoice paper - K&Co Evergereen Die-Cuts and Acetates- Kaisercraft Turtle Dove Die-Cuts - Green Pearls - Borders from from a Graphic 45 Place in time December cut-apart sheet

The last two cards uses Basic Grey Aspen Frost Paper - Bo Bunny Blitzen cut-out - White Poinsettia Felt Icons - Corners cut with a Spellbinder die - Matting from a Spellbinder Die - K&Co Icons - Prima Welcome to Paris Mini Swirl - Green Pearls - Marianne Ribbon - K&Co Poinsettia - all not linked here have previously been linked above.