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Globe Trotting Masculine Birthday!

Jul
24

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!

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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

Jane

Coming soon – American Crafts Shimelle!

Jul
1

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 :)

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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

Jane

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

Jun
26

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

Happy browsing

Jane

 

Happy Birthday & Embossing 2

Jun
19

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 :) )

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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!

Jane

Fancy a Bonus Bo Bunny Page Kit?

Jun
10

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!

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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

Jane

Happy Birthday & Embossing 1

Jun
9

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.

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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

New in News: Simple Stories, Tim Holtz, Echo Park and more!

Jun
2

Lots and lots of new lovelies arriving daily at the moment :)   Here are just some of the fab new arrivals:

Simple Stories – Just in are 4 gorgeous new collections, 3 main and one mini – Good Day Sunshine, Hello Baby, The Story of Us and Under the Stars

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Tim Holtz – fab new items in from Tim’s Idea-o-logy and Sizzix ranges

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Echo Park – 2 new collections – We Are Family and Walking on Sunshine

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Doodlebug Alpha Stickers – super sparkly letters in so many colours – yummy!

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Plus loads more including Dina Wakley stencils & masks , Studio Calico South of Market, Crate Paper Open Road, Bo Bunny Enchanted Garden & Somewhere in Time, the doCrafts stamp & die binder and much more! You can see it all here

Happy browsing!

Jane

Masculine 60th Birthday

May
25

I hope you’re all enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend? It’s trying to stop raining here is Sheffield so hopefully we’ll get to see the sun at some point :)

Today I have a masculine card that I made for my Uncle’s 60th birthday. Like most people I normally find ‘guy’ cards really tricky but this time it just came together – I love these colours and lots of nice parallel lines – I’ve realised lately that my aversion to ‘on an angle’ is getting a bit out of control :)   I did ponder adding some twine but sometimes it’s just best to quit when you’re ahead!

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Supplies used: MME Cut n Paste Adorbs 6×6 for that gorgeous woodgrain, Jillibean Soup Birthday Bisque – Pea Pod die-cuts, Flash Cards, Becky Higgins Rain Core Kit 3×4 Cards, Jillibean Soup Irish Farmhouse Label Stickers, Simple Stories Urban Traveler Expressions Stickers Navy Numbers.

Happy crafting

Jane

Jillibean Birthday Bisque Two

May
11

My daughter has a party today so I pulled out the Birthday Bisque from last week to make a quick card  – 2 hours until the party and no drying time required so we’re all sorted with time to spare! I wanted to make a ‘tag’ for the base of the design and pulled out some cream grosgrain ribbon – I LOVE ribbon and have a huge drawer full but using it today made me realise that I haven’t used any for ages, expect to see more :)

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Jillibean Soup Birthday Bisque – 6×6 Pad, Pea Pod die-cutsBecky Higgins Project Life Blush Core Kit Pink Dotty Card, Stampin Up Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon.

Happy Crafting

Jane

Jillibean Birthday Bisque Card

May
4

I hope you are all enjoying the start of the long weekend. I’ve managed to clear a space big enough to work in on my craft desk (woo hoo!) and made this little card with some lovely new Jillibean Birthday Bisque items I had waiting for me :)   This is a really useful birthday collection – bright, but not too bright with lots of great birthday images and patterns – great for any age, male or female.

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Supplies used:

Jillibean Soup Birthday Bisque – 6×6 Pad, Pea Pod die-cuts, Flash Cards, Becky Higgins Project Life Blush Core Kit Turquoise Striped Card, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Simple Stories Typeset Alpha Stickers Red Enjoy!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and happy crafting

Jane

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