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Making a Mess!


Are your Christmas cards all done?  Time has flown by in the last couple of months and as usual I’m horribly behind.  On the plus side, I have made quite a few of these cute little cards using the Simple Stories Insta Squares – you would not believe how much mess I can make to get a few splatters on the background… I seem to get it everywhere other than on the card, my hands, clothes and everything else in a metre radius :)


Supplies used:

Bazzill Kraft cardstock, Simple Stories Cozy Christmas Insta Squares, DCWV Gold Glitter Cardstock, Dylusions White Linen Mist.

Bonus Charlie Points Weekend


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Happy crafting!


More New In News: Simple Stories & Prima!


New in News

Amazing new collections from Simple Stories & Prima

So much ‘new in’ loveliness this week with amazing new collections from Prima & Simple Stories

PrimaCigar Box Secrets, Forever Green, Coffee Break and Epiphany


Simple StoriesSweater Weather, Frankie & Friends, Cozy Christmas and Legacy

Happy browsing!


New in News: Pink Paislee, MME, Project Life


So much new stuff arriving at the moment with lots more to come :)   The new Simple Stories has arrived today – watch out for this being added today and tomorrow! Already added this week includes:

Pink Paislee Solstice


American Crafts Shimelle (we are expecting some 6×6 Pads tomorrow!)


Couture Creations Dies & Folders


Tonnes of My Mind’s Eye! Just Sayin’  by Rhonna Farrer, Frightful, Sleigh Bells Ring & Joyous


Becky Higgins Project Life Value Packs


plus much more! You can see all this weeks new arrivals here (make sure you have a cup of tea/glass of wine to hand, there are 16 pages of new items this week!)

Happy browsing


Globe Trotting Masculine Birthday!


On my craft desk I have a random assortment of items that I’ve bought home from work to use in projects for the blog – things that have taken my fancy but also things that have got a bit damaged along the way.  When I sit down at my desk, the first thing I do is have a sort through the pile :)   The packaging for this Hero Arts Big Suitcase stamp had got damaged a while ago and it’s been in the pile for the last couple of months – I keep pulling it out and looking at it, but apart from a couple of cards for my PL album I’ve been a bit stuck! Anyway, while I was leafing through the pile today, I noticed the journey sentiment from this stamp set and an idea was born… add some Basic Grey Carte Postale, that has also been in the pile for ages, and a globe trotting birthday card is born!


Supplies used:

Hero Arts Big Suitcase CG508, Kaisercraft Birthday Clear Stamps CS137, Basic Grey Carte Postale 6×6 Pad, MME Kate & Co Oxford Lane Enamel Dots, Memento Espresso Truffle.

Happy crafting


Coming soon – American Crafts Shimelle!


I don’t think we’ve ever done a ‘coming soon’ at Craftie-Charlie but I’m so excited about this one that I just had to share! Released today is the full look at the new collection from the super-talented Shimelle Laine – it’s all on order and will be with us in a couple of weeks :)


Retro meets modern in the debut, signature collection from Shimelle and American Crafts. Go somewhere lovely and have an adventure with this colourful collection! The trendy color palette and vintage-inspired illustrations join classic icons of cameras, suitcases, typewriters and hearts for a uniquely adorable collection. Tell your story in hues of mint, soft pinks, bold reds, lime green and touches of shimmering gold foil.

You can see it all in ‘real life’ on Shimelle’s blog here – enjoy!

Happy crafting


New In News: Carta Bella, Echo Park, Tim Holtz Fabric & More!


Time for some more ‘new in’ loveliness!

Carta Bella Boy Oh Boy – this fab boy themed collection is printed on textured paper and includes rich colours in a scheme perfect for all boys, big and small.


Echo Park Simple Life – this charming collection features water coloured icons and images that centre around the family and home. Whether you’re documenting lazy days at home, or adventures on the road together with those you love this delightful collection will make every memory sweeter.


Tim Holtz Ecletic Elements release 2 – swoon! more fabric loveliness from Tim :)


Fancy Pants Burlap & Bouquets – you’ll find a gorgeous mix of pretty, chic and vintage in the lovely Burlap & Bouquets line from Fancy Pants – the perfect match for late summer and early autumn memories.



Plus Teresa Collins, American Crafts, Hero Arts, Darkroom Door and more! You can see all the new arrivals here :)

Happy browsing



Happy Birthday & Embossing 2


Hi everyone! Another card today using the fab Kaisercraft Birthday stamp. The supplies are pretty much the same as last time, just a little ribbon and a few enamel dots (and no, of course one of them isn’t covering up a smudge on the card :) )


Supplies used:

MME Cut n Paste Adorbs 6×6 Pad, Lawn Fawn Silver Sparkle Hemp Cord, Kaisercraft Birthday Texture Stamps, Ranger Silver Embossing Powder, Versamark Dazzle Frost, American Crafts Solid Grosgrain Ribbon Pack, Teresa Collins Summer Stories Enamel Dots

Happy crafting!


Fancy a Bonus Bo Bunny Page Kit?


Fancy a Bonus Bo Bunny Page Kit? Just order any 12″x12″ album this week and receive this fab Bo Bunny Page Layout Kit with 6 sheets of paper (two of each double-sided design), a co-ordinating chipboard sheet and Bo Bunny Layout Ideas!



Small print! One free kit with each order including any brand of 12″x12″ scrapbooking album, until Sunday 15th June or while stocks last

Happy crafting


Happy Birthday & Embossing 1


A pretty simple birthday card today (in theory at least) but for me heat embossing is never simple! I love this Kaisercraft Birthday stamp – such lovely sentiments :) – and thought it would look lovely embossed in silver or gold.  However, it’s a pretty delicate design and I’m possibly the worst person in the world at heat embossing and normally end up with powder EVERYWHERE, but it turned out beautifully on the yummy ombre paper – hurrah! A couple of other things to note – how gorgeous is the patterned paper, and my peg was a bit too ‘wooden’ so I’ve smudged some white distress paint onto it just to soften the finish a bit.


Supplies used:

Bazzill Kraft cardstock, MME Cut n Paste Adorbs 6×6 Pad, doCrafts wooden peg, Lawn Fawn Silver Sparkle Hemp Cord, Kaisercraft Birthday Texture Stamps, Ranger Silver Embossing Powder, Versamark Dazzle Frost, Ranger Distress Paint Picket Fence White

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