Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Birthday Card for Maggs;

Hello all, i am so sorry for the lack of posting lately, it’s school holidays here and its manic my eldest M, doesn’t seem to be able to be entertained by something for more than 5mins at a time so that’s my inky time out of the window!


Well this weekend it was Mr.C’s Aunt’s birthday, and not only being his Aunt Maggs is also a very dear friend of mine, so with out fail i had to make her a card.

I used the gorgeous Level One Hostess set Because I Care because i love the Hydrangea Head.

I stamped the Perfect Plum Base all over with the flower head in Perfect Plum Ink, and did the same on the Crumb Cake Top Note layer with Crumb Cake InkDSC00971 

I then stamped the flower head image in Perfect Plum and Certainly Celery Ink using my Classic Stampin Spots on a Whisper White Top Note.  The sentiment is from the Level Two Hostess Set Something to Celebrate, from the Mini Catalogue.  All trimmed with the gorgeously tactile Crumb Cake Seam Binding.  I am happy to say that that Maggs loved the card, she’d already had her birthday present back in July when we went to see Take That at Wembley together.

All products used are Stampin’ Up! and are Available to order from me;

just send me an email.


There are still some spaces available in this months paper crafting classes give me a call to book your place on 07583 371 239

Until next time



Sunday, August 14, 2011

Time for a Change.....

As regular visitors may have noticed i have made a few changes to the 'look' of my blog.  If you popped by this morning you may have seen it in the many phases as i tried out litterally hundreds of different themes in my quest for the perfect one.

I have learnt how to customise the Header today fro a great tutorial on the blog template website, a great acheivement for a technophobe like me.
I have also added a page for my upcomming classes, with more pages to follow soon.

I do hope that you like my new look and i appriciate any feedback you may want to give me.

Until next time


Introduction to Stamping Class.

Would you like to learn how to make fantastic projects and handmade cards like these?



Then why not join me for a class where you will learn just that?

Classes run for two hours, and include everything that you need to make each of three projects.

The first Class is “Introduction to Stamping” where I will introduce you to the three main types of stamps that Stampin’ Up! produce. And how to get the best out of them and the co-coordinating products.

This class will run on Saturday September 3rd 3pm till 5pm and cost just £10.00.

Please contact me to book your place or for further details.

Class will also be repeated on Wednesday September 14th 2011 7pm-9pm

Charlie-Louise Camp Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator based in Saffron Walden.

Telephone: 07583 371 239



(Small class sizes no more than 5 people to a session)

A Little Excitement to Share!

Hello all i hope you are well?  I have some exciting news to share with you all, I am now an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  Some of you may know that i had planned to become a Demonstrator many years ago when Stampin’ Up! first hit our shores but life kept getting in the way (moving house, second baby, and a wedding) but finally i am a Demonstrator!
My gorgeous starter kit arrived on Monday and i have been playing with it non stop since!  I changed my stamps to Christmas themed sets as i wanted to get a jump on my cards this year, rather than rushing them the day before the last post!
Here is a picture of all that a starter kit contains, there was so much it covered our king-size bed!
All those gorgeous goodies for only £119 with a value of over £230!!
So what does it mean now i am a Demonstrator?  Well….. i will now be running classes on a regular basis and i am also available to organise workshops and mini classes in your home or craft club or group.  The craft group i organise in Saffron Walden will still continue as normal and hopefully it will expand and grow to include a monthly scrapbook crop in the future.  I can also supply you with a Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalogue (rrp £5.95), and take your orders for you no matter where you live within the UK.
I am busy planning my first class to be held on Saturday September 3rd 2011 at my home (address upon booking) which will be an Introduction to Stampin’ we will be making 3 projects showing the different types of stamps that Stampin’ Up! make, wood mounted, wheel stamps and clear mount stamps.  The projects will be Christmas Themed and i shall post a sneak peak in a few days time, with full details.

If you think that becoming a demonstrator would be a perfect career move for you or you just want to get your hands on the great value starter kit then contact me for more details and a no obligation chat:
Well that’s it for today, Thank you as always for joining me today hope to see you again soon
Until Next Time


Monday, August 08, 2011

Thank you……

Hello!  How are you all today?  Good i hope?

Last week we was invited to dinner at Mr.C’s Nan’s house well we couldn’t go round empty handed so i rustled up a quick card;


I used my new Scallop Circle die for the Big Shot, and Springtime Vintage DSP with Rose Red Seam Binding and Button.  The base card was made of Crumb Cake card stock and i smudged ink all round the edges of the scallops with Crumb Cake ink and a Sponge Dauber.  To finish i added a buckle from the hodgepodge Hardware set and three tiny rhinestones (can you tell what’s been left out on my desk this week?! lol)

I think when i make a Scallop Circle easel card again i will put the button further back to hold the card front more upright.  Of course now the bottle we was taking with us looked rather bare so i prettied that up too!


i didn’t even measure and cut these bits it was all made of scraps on my desk i just sort of threw them together!  The scallop circle is out of my daughters stash of punches as i don’t have a scallop circle punch yet (its on my list) and the sentiment is from the Wedding Sweet stamp set.  I love this stamp set, i used it for my wedding invitations but i have also used it for so much more as it is so versatile.  

However when i got to Mr.C’s Nan’s House i realised i had used the same DSP as the card i had made her earlier in the week!! But at least she didn’t mind she loves to receive cards, which is one of the reasons i love card making.  Something so simple can really brighten up someone's day.

Until next time



Sunday, August 07, 2011

Just a Little Note….

Hello again, hope you are having a good week thanks for joining me again today, today i plan to have a lazy day in my PJ’s and hopefully I'll get inky a bit later, as on Saturday we swapped wardrobes with the children’s and changed their room around, so i am in need of a rest!

Today the project i am sharing with you is small, i often get asked by my regular customers for note paper for thank you’s so i thought i would use the Top Note and Scallop Envelope dies (SU exclusive) for the Big Shot to make a small set;


They may be small but they are the perfect size for saying thank you or if you’re my eldest daughter they’re prefect for playing ‘Postman Pat’!  The images are from the Baby Blossom stamp set the flower heads were stamped 3 times once each in Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, and finally in Rose Red inks and the stems were stamped in Certainly Celery and Wild Wasabi inks, all from my Subtles Classic Stampin’ Spots set.

I hope you like them

Until next time



Saturday, August 06, 2011

A Parliament of Owls

Did you know that a group of owls was called a parliament?!?  I didn’t either until i googled it! lol
But, here is a parliament of owls that i have created this week using the two step owl punch from Stampin’ Up!  I always keep my owl punch on my desk and when i have a scrap of DSP that is big enough to cut a chest piece out, i do it there and then and file it away for next time that i want to make an owl, otherwise my offcuts build up and never get used.
So here they are;
They are very simple and easy to make i do think they need a sentiment but i don’t have one that is perfect yet so i am leaving the sentiment blank until i do. All made using scraps of card and DSP mounted onto a 4”x4” Whisper White square card blank and finished with a knotted length of Baja Breeze Seam Binding and a little rhinestone on the hearts on their chests.
Hope you like them
Until next time

Friday, August 05, 2011

Pretty Little Flutterby.

Morning All, hope you are all well?  So today my project to share is something you have probably seen on lots of other blogs but i just fancied making one to look pretty on my desk space.


A simple butterfly easel card made using the Big Shot and the Beautiful Butterflies die which i believe is exclusive to Stampin’ Up!

I used Very Vanilla cardstock for the base and the top smaller butterfly, and a small piece of Springtime Vintage DSP.  To make the wings stand away from the vanilla base i used half a dimensional just near the centre which i had secured with tombow.  And just because i seem to be addicted to them at the moment a small strip of rhinestones down the body of the smaller butterfly.

Until next time



Thursday, August 04, 2011

My Little Bit of Lovely……….

So here is the promised bit of lovely.  I got my Scallop Circle Die for my Big Shot the other day and now i was feeling a little better i knew exactly what i wanted to have a go at making.  In Maths classes at school we had made models using circles and i wanted to recreate one (i was thinking Christmas Decorations) i could sort of remember the basics so i had a few plays about with it and finally cracked it.
Here it is;
I think its lovely, but then i am biased! lol
Now it looks complicated but once i had got the hang of it and made myself a template i flew through making one in DSP. 
I am planning to make some for my Christmas Decorations, but i think this one would be perfect for a Baby Shower.
Hope you like it
Until next time

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Springtime Vintage……….. Part Three

Good Morning All, Hope you are all well? My Mother in Law is coming to help with the children today so that i can have a slightly more restful day as i have had them on my own since Monday and i am not quite recovered yet so i am in need of a rest!  Why is it that in the summer holidays little people seem to be almost exploding with extra energy!?!?
Hopefully while she takes them down the park i can have a short interruption free inky time. :) my craft space is in what is basically a corridor so my chair is in the way if you want to go anywhere so i am always jumping up to let people past, so while they are out i shall be able to sit for the entire tie it takes me to finish a project!
Any way on to today’s project, here it is;
This little card is again on a Baja Breeze 4’’x4’’ blank that i cut myself, i have used two different sheets from the Springtime Vintage DSP the main layer that is folded back on itself has a pink stripped alternate side so i used a small scrap of another to cover up the folded corner so that it wasn't pink! i then added another small scrap of DSP this time the white floral print, peeking out, the corner was secured with a brad from the Hodgepodge Hardware set as is the frame surrounding the ‘thanks’ sentiment which is from the Trendy Trees Stamp set which was partially inked with Early Espresso.  The card was then finished with Baja Seam Binding, can you tell that Baja was out on my desk this week?? lol I have used a lot of it!
Here is another two photos of the trio all together.
I am thinking of giving these as a gift set together.
Until next time

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Springtime Trio………. part two

Thank You for joining me again today, here is the second of my Springtime Vintage Trio.


Again i cut the base for this card from Crumb Cake, then layered up a square of Baja Breeze with a square of Springtime Vintage DSP, i then added a offcut of Crumb Cake.  I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso Ink from the Trendy Trees Stamp Set onto a small strip of Baja Breeze cardstock and mounted it on dimensionals.  Finally i finished off with some rhinestones and a water scrunched Baja Seam Binding Bow.  I love that you can achieve this look so easily but dampening the seam binding and scrunching before letting it dry – and it stays like it!

I shall be back tomorrow with the last one

Until then



Monday, August 01, 2011

The Springtime Trio…

Before i succumbed to this awful infection i had spent a little time getting inky at my craft table while Mr.C watched something ‘’interesting’’ on the History Channel.  I came up with a Trio of little 4’’x4’’ square cards made using pieces of two of the blue toned sheets of DSP from the Springtime Vintage Stack.

I shall share them all with you and here is the first;


I cut the card myself from Baja Breeze card stock, and simply mounted a square layer of DSP (with Tombow), i stamped a thank you sentiment from the Wedding Sweet stamp set onto a scrap of Baja Breeze card stock and framed it with an oval frame from the Hodgepodge Hardware set. This was then mounted on dimensionals, and i added a little knot of Baja Seam Binding, and then a Rhinestone in each corner.

I’ll be back tomorrow with the next one.

Until next time