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Thursday, 28 November 2013

Peronalising Cards

Well where did all that time go!  I'm pleased to say I have been very busy - but it's a shame I have been too busy to update this blog recently so a bit of a double-edged sword there.

Today I want to tell you all about how I can personalise cards for you.

Personalising a card can mean anything from adding a name, a specific sentiment, an age or making a card with a specific theme/image.  It can also mean using your photographs on the card too.

Here are some examples of cards I have personalised, just to give you all some idea of what I can do.

The first card is one I made to send to my cousin.  To make this card I used two photographs - one taken about 50 years ago and the other one taken earlier this year - both of my cousin.


Earlier this year my sister in law asked me to make a wedding card for her - and to put the names of the happy couple onto it.  This is the card I made for her:

Not only did they get their names on the card but also the date of their special day too.
The same card was adapted to make a Ruby Wedding anniversary card for my cousin and her husband.



Here are more examples of personalised cards:

This was a card I made when our great nephew was born, complete with his name and date of birth.
  I have made many new baby cards for people which have included a photo of the new baby and details of name, date and place of birth on the insert.  Here are a couple of examples (details have been removed to protect privacy)

Both the card front and the insert were personalised on this new baby card

The insert of another new baby card


A couple of examples of children's cards with names added to them:

Name and age added to this card front

Name added to this card front

I was asked to make a card for a couple whose anniversary is at Halloween, and who like bats.  This is the card I made.

I don't suppose it would have been easy to find a mass-produced card to these specifications in the shops!
And this card was one I designed a couple of years ago for my niece who loves hats, tea and Alice in Wonderland:

More information about this card HERE

Earlier this year my son sent me a photograph of a friend and some wording and asked me to turn it into a birthday card for him.  This is the card:



And a birthday card I made for my husband:

The clock on this card started life as a photograph of his own Regulator clock - more info HERE.
And more examples of personalised cards:

First birthday card for our great niece.


New Home card with the surname of the recipients on the sign.

Photograph of pet on front and personalised message inside

18th birthday card with name on front

Birthday card with name on front

Wedding card with names and date on front

Birthday card with name on the front
Birthday card for a dancer with name on front - more information HERE

Birthday card for a tea lover with a photo on front (more info HERE)

Birthday card with name on front

Male birthday card with name on the front - more info HERE

As a large percentage of the cards I make are designed digitally then most cards can be adapted to incorporate names, ages, specific wording/sentiments or designed around a particular theme/topic.

If you are interested in having a personalised card made then please contact me by either completing the contact form at the bottom of this page, messaging me on my FACEBOOK PAGE or emailing me at charliecardscramlington:gmail.com (marking the subject line card enquiry).

For more examples of my work please visit my PERSONAL BLOG.

Thank you for visiting Charlie Cards blog.

Catherine




Saturday, 24 August 2013

Wedding Card and a new venue

Evening everyone

I have just added a layered and embossed wedding card to the page Dimensional Cards.  This card has a decoupaged topper and a matching insert.  The front is finished with a rosebud and ribbon trim.



New Venue

Today I had my first day at Crafters Alley, The Fish Quay Fair, North Shields, and I will be there tomorrow and also on Bank Holiday Monday.

From Wednesday I will be having a permanent pitch there for the foreseeable future so will be
selling my cards every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Why not call in and say hello? 

Crafters Alley is only a few weeks old so is very much in it's infancy.  It is situated upstairs at the Fish Quay Fair and has stalls making and selling jewellery, origami, knitted and crocheted items, hand painted plaques, a dressmaker, cosmetics.autographed items and even a sewing machine repair service. 


Other traders include Seawitch at Tynemouth, Belle Boards, Youniquely You Jewellery, and Midnight Tea Parties Jewellery to name but four.  So if you are local, please come and support us if you can.

Thank you for visiting my blog

Catherine x

Monday, 19 August 2013

Five new quirky male cards

Evening everyone.  I've been a bit quiet lately but hopefully I will be able to add some more new cards soon.

Today I have added five new cards to the General Cards section - just click onto the tab at the top of the page to see the full selection.  These card a little bit quirky - do you recognise the man in your life here?

They are printed direct onto a cream coloured card base and they each have a matching insert.

Here are the cards:






And a little bit of news.  On Saturday 24 August and Sunday 25 August I will be selling my cards at Crafters Alley which is situated on the first floor of the Fish Quay Fair, North Shields, so if you are local why not drop in to say hello - I would love to see you.

Thank you for visiting my blog

Catherine x

Monday, 17 June 2013

Fab Four and Medieval Fantasy

I have just uploaded two new cards to the General Cards page.  Both cards are larger cards at 8x8.  Click onto the tab at the top of the page to see all the general cards.

Should you wish to purchase any of the cards on this blog then please use the contact form which can be found at the bottom of this page or message me on Charlie Cards Facebook Page (where the two cards can be found in the album Larger Cards)

Here is a preview of them:

The Fab Four - Word Play image

Fantasy Medieval

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Catherine x

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Shaped Cards

I have just added a new page dedicated to shaped cards.  Click on the tab at the top of this page to see them.  If you would like to purchase any of them then please contact me using the form at the bottom of this page or message me on Charlie Cards Facebook Page.  All nine cards are tent style cards and come with matching inserts.  They can all be personalised on request.

Here is a preview of the nine new cards:

Handbag 001

Handbag 002

Handbag 003

Handbag 004

Handbag 005

Handbag 006

Beer 001

Beer 002

Beer 003

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Catherine x

Saturday, 1 June 2013

A girl can never have too many ....

Another three new cards for you today.  This time something for the ladies and you can find them on the General Cards page.


And the side view:




Side view: 







Side View: 


If you are intersted in purchasing any of the cards on this site please contact me using the contact form at the bottom of this page or you can message me on the Charlie Cards Facebook Page

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Three new cards today

I have just added the following three cards to the Dimensional Cards Page.


"Kissing" using artwork from "At the Bottom of the Garden" and a fancy card base.  Glossy topper and hand made flowers.  Comes with matching box.

Side detail of card





"Sunflower" using artwork from "At the Bottom of the Garden" and a fancy card base.  Glossy topper and hand made flower.  Comes with matching box.




And the side view






"Doggie" using artwork from "At the Bottom of the Garden" and a fancy card base.  Glossy topper and hand made flower.  Comes with matching box.


And the side view






 Please use the contact form at the bottom of this page or message me on Charlie Cards on Facebook if you are interested in purchasing any of these cards, or any other cards on this site.

Thank you for visiting my blog.