Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Take Note. . . . . .

Morning Dear Reader; i do hope that you are well and that yesterday’s bad weather hasn’t affected you too badly?  It looks like we have slipped a couple of roof tiles but as we are surrounded by humongous trees i think we got off quite lightly!

Today i am going to share with you the present that was in the packaging of the previous post.  These notebooks where made by my own hand from scratch for my dear friends birthday.

Sues birthday notebooks handmade notebook simply sketched Check it out at Created by Charlie-Louise Camp Images Stampin' Up! © 2013 21-08-2013 10-08-37

The pages where stitched together by hand from water colour paper, then i made a cover using the co-ordinations card stock which i then stamped and clear embossed with the simply sketched hostess set and the book were held closed with a loop of the ruffle stretch trim in the new in colours.  All ready for my friends to do lists and brilliant ideas.

If you would like any of the products used in this project then please visit my online store

Until next time


Charlie. xx

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Birthday Gift……..

Good Morning Dear Reader; hope that this finds you well? Today i am having my chimney swept so that we are ready for when the now inevitable awful winter weather arrives.  We are very lucky that Mr.C has access to a large pile of season free wood each year so we can cut our fuel bills by using our fire.  Plus who doesn’t love a roaring fire crackling merrily away in the grate?

Today i am going to share with you the packaging that i made for a friend’s birthday present;

Cute packaging for a birthday gift Check it out at Created by Charlie-Louise Camp Images Stampin' Up! © 2013 21-08-2013 09-59-10

I really love the sand-able Co’ Ordinations range of cardstock that we stock and even more so now that it is available in ALL our colours! On this project i have used a band of Pistachio Pudding Co’ Ordinations  cardstock which i lightly sanded on the edges and topped with a crumpled band of Baked brown sugar DSP from the amazing value in colour paper stack; you get 40 sheets for £19.50 that is 4 sheets of doubled sided DSP in 5 colours! Brilliant value!

I sponged and popped a folded doily under the band and then topped it off with a flower in Crisp Cantaloupe Co’ Ord’s which i punched with the Blossom punch sanded quickly and topped off with a vintage button and a pearl. A quick project that really takes a gift from lovely to special.

You can see a sneak peak of the gift through the clear box that i wrapped it in i will share that with you in a later post.

If you would like to make any of these projects then head over to my shop where you can purchase everything that you need.

Until Next time


Charlie. xx

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday Scrapbooking.. Hello There

Good Morning Dear Reader; how are you today? Its very wet and gloomy today and our front path has flooded so i hope the rain stops soon or i shall be swimming to the car when i go out later today ;)

Today i have some layouts to share with you using the gorgeous Soho Subway papers from the Main Catalogue; I think these are my current favourite papers i love that you can use them for so many occasions and they are perfect for masculine themes as well as more feminine ones.

soho subway gorgeous grunge scrapbooking Check it out at Created by Charlie-Louise Camp Images Stampin' Up! © 2013 04-10-2013 14-04-12

This page was made by using 3inch squares of the different DSP’s and then laying them out tile style with white mounts for the photos.  You can see that i have also used a piece of Co ’ordinations cardstock which i embossed and then sanded to show the white core.  On the pink floral tile i searched the remaining DSP for the pattern repeat so that i could line it up with the mixed bunch punch and then popped the punched section exactly above the original to give a simple but effective embellishment.

Must dash now as i am out this afternoon with some fellow demonstrators crafting this gloomy afternoon away; which is for me one of the best parts of being a demo is the network of fellow paper enthusiasts that i now know and count among my very dear friends.

Until next time


Charlie. xx

Monday, October 07, 2013

Do you like Smoothies?


Good Morning Dear Reader; hope you had a great weekend? I did i managed to walk my girls down to Costa’s for a cheeky babychino on Saturday and then yesterday i crafted all day with my lovely friend and fellow demo Sue. 

What i have to share with you today is a simple and FREE solution to a storage problem all us lovers of Framelit dies have…

I don’t know about you but mine constantly pop off the card packet; so when my girls had some smoothies this month i noticed that they come with free magnets so i brought them a pack of ‘proper’ alphabet magnets and swiped all the ones from their smoothies to hold my Framelits.


I stuck the magnets face down on to some card and popped my framelits on top they hold them in place great for when I'm taking them in and out of their folders.

I hope this helps someone out for a storage idea; there will be a lot of children having their 5 a day topped up with smoothies while this offer is on! :D

Until next time


Charlie. xx

What would you do with £25?

How about buy some craft goodies? Or how about buy some craft goodies and start your own business working from home around your life selling those craft goodies that you love?!

To celebrate their 25th birthday for 2 weeks only Stampin’ Up! are offering the chance to join as an Independent Demonstrator for only £25!!


So here’s the skinny on this offer;

  • This offer is only good for two weeks, so take advantage of it right away!
  • During this offer, only the special 25 €/£25 starter kit will be available; the regular 129 €/£99 starter kit will not be available. The 25 €/£25 Starter Kit includes
    • 26.95 €/£25.95 worth of Stampin’ Up! products
    • Business pack, which includes
      • A box of annual catalogues
      • A package of the current seasonal catalogue
      • Getting Started DVD
      • Order forms
      • Guest invitation postcards
  • While this promotion will be available in all the current Stampin’ Up! Markets {United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, and France} Stampin’ Up!’s market-specific recruiting regulations still apply.  So i can only sign people up from the UK and Europe.  If you are reading from one of our other markets and would like to take advantage of this offer then please go to the Stampin’ Up! website to find a demo near you.

But that’s not all; Stampin’ Up! are offering an extra perk to all qualifying new Demonstrators

First Workshop Perks

If you hold your first workshop/party and place an order of at least 200 €/£150 within 30 days of your start date, you can:

  • choose any stamp set from the 2013-2014 annual catalogue (redeemable with your first demonstrator order in December).*
  • receive 30% instant income on your first order and any eligible hostess benefits if you hosts your own event.
  • jump into your new role as a demonstrator and start building up your stamping supplies.
  • AND you also get two months free of DBWS the Demonstrator online store front.

*This perk is only available to those who sign up between October 7–21; don’t miss out!


So how does that sound?? If it sounds great to you or if you would like a bit more information then please do get in touch

If you are ready to sign up then you can do so HERE using the online forms it only takes 15mins and then you’ll be a Demo :)

I would love to welcome you to my team i love being a Demonstrator so much it is one of the best decisions that i have made.

Until next time


Charlie. xx

Friday, October 04, 2013

October Promotions . . . .

Hello again Dear Reader; two posts in one day get me I'm on the ball :)

I have popped back to let you know the 3, {yes 3!} great promotions for this month.

Firstly; how would you like to get an extra £25 of FREE product?? Well how about i tell you that you could do that by having a fun and fab night in with your friends?


To celebrate turning 25 Stampin’ Up! are giving party hosts of all qualifying orders {£250 and over} and extra £25 to spend on product!  So if you would like to have a fun get together with friends, learn a few new techniques and have the chance to earn some free products then please get in touch to book your party now!

Also there is a new Stamp set out in the Best of… series of stamps that have been chosen from the Stampin’ Up! archives this months is the best of our yearly celebration Sale-a-Bration


To purchase this set please click the photo to head to my online store where you can order anything that takes your fancy and have it shipped direct to you.

And also to celebrate their 25th birthday Stampin’ Up! are offering you the chance to start your own business as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for only £25!


{full details to follow on Monday} this offer will only be available for 2 weeks starting October 7th so if you are interested then please get in touch for full details. 

How great are all those offers?  If you would like to take advantage of any of them then please email me

Until next time


Charlie. xx

A quick one…

Hello Dear Reader; long time no chat i do hope that this finds you well on what is a very gloomy day here.  My readers are some of the nicest and kindest people out there, i have had some lovely emails asking where i am, if i am well and had i dropped of the face of the earth, one email even asked if i had one the lottery and run off to some where hot!  If only…!

As most my readers know i have suffered for a long time with recurrent tonsillitis and as such had to part company with my tonsils last month, unfortunately i developed post op infections which caused other complications leading to a second op and a lot of blood loss.  So as a result i have been out of action nearly a month and my computer which i blog at hasn’t been switched on in all that time so once my scheduled posts ran out that was it I'm afraid.  But i am getting back on my feet now and starting to feel much more ‘normal’ what ever that is! lol So expect a deluge of posts from me as i update you with all the offers from Stampin’ Up! and my posts that have been patiently waiting for me.

I have lots of new projects planned so will be sharing them with you once i make them; as i had plenty of time sat on the sofa with pinterest over the last few weeks.

So thank you for your concern, i love this virtual community that we are all part of i think our lives are richer for it.  I am back now and normal service should resume soon hopefully with no more tonsillitis to knock me out for weeks at a time.

Until Later


Charlie. xx