Monday, May 16, 2011

Birthday Tiger Digital Card

I made this digital card using Cinders the Tiger from the Designs by Charli online store and Shabby Princess Papers.

I am submitting this into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - It's So Distressing

A La Card Monkey - It's Time To Be A Kid

Friday, May 13, 2011

Another New Design!

Presenting Cinders the Tiger! Just let me know what you think!

He is now available in the Designs by Charli store!

New Penguin Design!

I present to you my newest design that is now available on the Designs by Charli website! His name is Ash (after the little stuffed penguin that my boyfriend gave to me when we first got together) and I'd love to know what you think :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


I know this is a bit strange because usually I'm just posting a card or telling you about a new design or entering challenges but I thought that it would be a good idea to tell you all a little bit more about me!

I am a great fan of Youtube vloggers and I've noticed that I always seem to connect with them more if they have maybe an introductory 'this-is-me' type video and I figure that the same applies to Blogland. I think that it is better when you come across a blog that you can connect with or you at least know a little bit about the author so here goes! (Be warned, I will probably end up rambling as I am very bad at stopping typing once I start and if you have any further questions just let me know!

  • I'm called Charlotte but I much prefer Charli....I used to hate that nickname when I was younger but in school, it just happened that people decided to call me either Lottie or Charli and since I don't think Lottie suits me at all, the name Charli kind of grew on me I guess :)
  • I am 19 years old and am currently a student studying A levels in Fine Art, Photography and Media Studies. I already have one in English Literature and I got a B! So I think that's good :)
  • I have a boyfriend called Adam who's in uni at the moment and I've been with him for just over 13 months.....and I am currently living with his family while he's away!
  • I enjoy most types of art but painting is definitely my favourite as I take huge amounts of inspiration from van Gogh and everything I paint tends to be in that very tactile layered style. I also love cardmaking of course, and a newly found hobby is sewing! I used to hate it but after having to make about 50 fabric flowers for my Art final piece this year I have become more confident and even though my hands got stabbed a few times with my runaway needles, I really liked it!
  • I've never really traveled anywhere but I have been on holiday once! I went to Amsterdam with my mum 2 years ago and we went to all the art galleries and the archaeological museum and the zoo and it was amazing! I've got to say, I don't usually agree with zoos just because of the way the animals are kept but in Amsterdam they all seemed a little bit less caged in and happier and there were penguins! :D
  • Got to say......I love penguins.....always have.....and I have no idea why but I just think they're intriguing animals and Adam bought me a small cuddly one with big eyes when we first got together and I just love them :)

I am really bad about writing about myself.....and to be honest I think I'm rambling too much so I'll stop but I hope that you found this kinda interesting and I hope you'll ask any questions or anything or just comment.....this may have been a stupid idea on my part but I do like to ramble sometimes and I think I shall probably start writing more on here in the future along with designs and cards.

So yeah, thanks for reading my ramblings and thanks for following/supporting me in my blogging adventures! :)



Sunday, May 8, 2011

New Design and the blog candy winner!

Squigglefly have released another one of my image avaliable on their website!

It is this really cute teddy :)

For this card I used a combination of K&Co papers, gems, ribbon and the teddy image.

Also the random winner of the blog candy is BUMBLEBEECREATIONS! Congratulations! I will send the image once I have received your email :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Blog Candy! (This will stay at the top until 7th May, please scroll down for new posts)

As it's St George's Day and I'm celebrating the release of my designs on Squigglefly, I have decided to give you the opportunity to win Drew the Dragon!

What you have to do

  1. Post a link and image in your sidebar telling people about the candy.
  2. Become a follower of my blog if you're not already.
  3. Post a comment on this post telling me that you'd like to be entered into the draw.
  4. Blog candy ends on 7th May and the winner will be announced the following day.

It's that simple!

And if you want an extra chance to win one of my digital stamps, please make a card with the theme of FANTASY and link it in your comment! You could use dragons, fairies, mermaids, magic, etc.

I look forward to seeing your entries and hearing your comments :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Halloween Pumpkin Digital Card

I made this using my Designs by Charli Pumpkin digital stamp, a Robyns Fetish digital stamp and papers from a Robyn's Fetish paper pack that I won recently at the Pear Tree Designs challenge blog!

I am submitting this into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Haunted Design House - Free For All

I won!

I won the Pear Tree Designs challenge last week!

Just a short post for now but I'm so happy! Shall be using the digital stamps I got from Robyn's Fetish soon! :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Cheeky Monkey Card

Sorry I haven't been around recently, have to do essays and revision and stupid amounts of coursework! :P

I used K&Co papers, Prima flowers and my Designs by Charli Cheeky Monkey digital stamp :)

I have submitted this into the following challenges:

Squigglefly Challenge - Spring Flowers/May Showers

Pear Tree Designs - Free For All

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Zombie Halloween Digital Card

The digital stamp I used is from my Designs by Charli store and the papers were made by me :)

I am submitting this into the Haunted House Designs - Alone in the Dark challenge :)

Colourful Birthday Bunny Card

I used my Cutest Easter Bunny digital stamp now available from Squigglefly and digital papers from Shabby Princess.

I am submitting this into the Pear Tree Designs challenge that is Colourful!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Chick Birthday Card

I made this digital card using Shabby Princess papers and my Cutest Easter Chick digital stamp from Squigglefly!

I have submitted this card into the following challenges:

Scrap Creations - Flowers

Papertake Weekly - Sketch

My Time to Craft Challenge - Perfect Pets

Monday, April 25, 2011

Black and White Bunny Card

I made this black and white digital card using my 'Cutest Easter Bunny' digital stamp (available exclusively on, Shabby Princess embellishments and a background that I designed using some of my artwork.

I am submitting this into the following challenges:

Squigglefly Challenge - Black and White

Paper Playtime - Friends

Delicious Doodles - Anything Goes

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bunny Easter Card

This card features digital papers from Shabby Princess and my bunny digital stamp available from Squigglefly!

I am submitting this into the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - Easter

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Easter Eggstravaganza

Creative Belli Blog - Eggs/Bunnies

Penny's Challenges - Easter

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Squigglefly Release!

Here is a card I made using one of the images I designed that were released on today!

I'm so excited about my new designs and hope you are too! I would appreciate any feedback you have :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cheeky Monkey Pink Girls Card

I used the Designs by Charli Cheeky Monkey digital stamp, pearl and patterned papers, ribbon, printed sentiment and handmade flower embellishment. That flower was so fiddly and tricky at first! Got the hang of it now though :)

This is being entered into;

Crafts and Me - Pink and Sweet

Creative Card Crew - Recycle Something (I used scraps of ribbon to make the flower)

Digital Chick Easter Card

I made this digital card using one of my images being released on Squigglefly on the 23rd April :)

I just thought that this sweet little chick would be perfect for Easter cards so I used bright spring colours with the image and Shabby Princess papers.

I am submitting this into the following challenges;

My Time to Craft - Easter Wishes

Crafty Sentiments - Easter Creations

For Fun - Easter

Pear Tree Designs Challenge - Easter

New Images Released Exclusively Through Squigglefly

Great news! have agreed to let me be an artist on their website! This means that I will be releasing some digital stamps exclusively through them!

The first are being released 23rd April (this Saturday!) and there will be a chick, rabbit and bear :)

Here is my first card made with the bunny image! I used patchwork papers, ribbon, Prima flowers, various brads and sticky gems.

I am submitting this card into the following challenges;

By the Cute and Girly - Cute and Girly

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Spots and Stripes

Cute Card Thursday - No Text

Scrap Creations - Digital

Also check out the Squigglefly challenge blog! They offer a digital stamp from their store every week and have great challenges too :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Drew the Dragon Birthday Boy's Card

As I made a girl's card earlier with Drew the Dragon from the Designs by Charli range, I wanted to make a boy's one so here it is!

For this card I used the Drew the Dragon digital stamp from the my range, papers from the Basic Grey Archaic paper pad, Woodware corner punch, a sentiment typed and printed from the computer and some metallic brads. Just think the punched corners add that little bit of difference to the papers :)

I am entering this card into the following challenges;

Papertake Weekly - Spots and Stripes

Digital Tuesday Challenge -Pretty Punches

Fussy and Fancy - Card for a Child

Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes

Card Ideas Challenge - Let's Hear It For The Guys

Totally Stampalicious - Keep It Simple

Drew the Dragon Girl's Card

I made this card using the Designs by Charli Drew the Dragon digital stamp which is available from the online store and Shabby Princess digital papers and embellishments.

I think that Drew looks great on both boys and girls cards!

I am entering this card into the Squigglefly Workout challenge (how do YOU use your digital stamps?) and I used the Allsorts challenge sketch :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Drew the Dragon!

Here is a new image by Designs by Charli! He's called Drew the Dragon and is perfect for many styles and types of cards, both male and female :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Pumpkin Happy Halloween!

I don't know why but I just love making Halloween cards!

For this one, I used the Designs by Charli Pumkin digital stamp (this can be found in my store in the sidebar), Basic Grey papers, a Prima flower, ribbon, sticky gems and a sentiment that I printed from the computer.

Cheeky Monkey Little Girls Card :)

This card is for the Crafts and Me Ribbon Challenge and also the Gem of a Challenge Pearls and Swirls theme.

I used the Designs by Charli Cheeky Monkey image (this can be found on my website in the sidebar), K&Co papers, sticky gems, American Crafts ribbons, pink buttons, flower brad and Prima flowers.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Zombie Card!

I made this digital Halloween card using a combination of Shabby Princess digital scrapbook papers and my Designs by Charli - Zombie digital stamp. I think he's just perfect for Halloween cards, in dark or bright colours! :)

I am submitting this to the Haunted Design House Zombie Apocalypse challenge.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Monkey Card and New Design Team Member!

I am very excited to announce that Pascale has agreed to be on the Designs by Charli DT along with Jane. I'd like to welcome her to the DT :)

I made this card digitally using my Cheeky Monkey digital stamp and Shabby Princess papers. I just love how this monkey could be used for different styles of cards, both for girls and boys :)

I am submitting this card into the Creative Card Crew Spring challenge and Fussy and Fancy Friday's card for a child.

First Design Team Member and a Card!

I am very happy to announce that Jane Overy from JANE'S CRAFT has agreed to be part of the Designs by Charli Design Team!

I am still looking for more DT members so if you are interested, email me at :)

Also, I will soon be announcing a challenge, the prize will be some of my digi's so be sure to keep checking back! :)

So here's the digital card I made earlier!

I used Shabby Princess papers and the Cheeky Monkey digital stamp from my range :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Thanksgiving Card Using My Pumpkin

I know it is the wrong time of year for Thanksgiving, but I just thought that this little pumpkin would be perfect for this type of card :)

I made this card digitally using papers from ShabbyPrincess as I don't really have enough stash to make actual cards at the moment :( I added some glittery swirls and have submitted it into the Crafty Sentiments Designs Glitter It Up challenge :)

Hopefully you all like this!

NEWS! THE WEBSITE IS READY!!! It can be seen here I'm just so excited about it! :D

Also I am wanting DT members so if you are interested, email me:

If you are selected to be on the DT, you will receive some of the digi stamps for free, will get your cards posted on both your own and my blog and also on the website gallery, and also I am comfortable with you using my images for other challenges :) Please let me know if you're interested!

Monday, April 11, 2011

First Designs!

Here are the first 3 designs that I have made! They will be available in the store but for now I just want to show you them so I can get feedback :)

Check back here for ideas and cards using my designs and even a blog candy in the near future!



I'm Charli and used to have a blog called Charli's Crafts. I deleted that one due to concentrating on my A levels but now I'm back with a new blog and a new adventure! :)

Basically I am now designing my own digital stamps and will be launching a website with store sometime in the next few weeks so I hope to get lots of people interested in the images and maybe even suggest characters that I could design :)