Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Charlotte Collection Australasian Blog Hop

Welcome to our Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop featuring this months featured pack called Charlotte = Workshops Your Way™ Charlotte Scrapbooking KitThis new Kit is really pretty and these new designs of Workshops Your Way Kits are so useful. 

If you have arrived here from Maz Wood - Inky Fingers then you are in the right place. If you landed here another way, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. Follow the links, check out all the amazing ideas and eventually you'll come right back here to where you started.

We are all creating with the Workshops Your Way™ Charlotte Scrapbooking Kit.
This kit is featured by Close to My Heart in February and is available for the lifetime of the current Seasonal Expressions 1 Ideas Book (so will be retiring by April 2016). NOT LONG!!
We got this pack at our Close to My Heart Convention last year and we made at the convention the 6 double-page spreads and 9 cards. Your consultant can give you the handouts to make these when you purchase Charlotte or you can download them from my website. Look under the online catalogue and type in Charlotte (it is on the Workshops Your Way™ Charlotte Scrapbooking Kit page link). 

Since Convention I have made 12 Birthday card kits for a Consultant Card Buffet (see below). Then for this blog hop I used scraps from the kit and made a 6x6 sized card and decorated a gift bag. Later I will show you all the bits I have left over to continue creating with. So much value for only $41. 

Workshops Your Way™ Charlotte Scrapbooking Kit Contents:
1 – Charlotte Paper Packet (X7205B)
1 – Charlotte Complements (X7205C)
3 – Cardstock Sheets (1 Black, 2 Whisper)
1 – Black & Gold Ribbon (Z3197)
1 – Treasured Puffies (Z3203)
Featured Colors: Black, Champagne, Slate, Sorbet, Whisper, White Daisy
Use the materials and the online guide to create three traditional layouts and one Picture My Life™ layout.

*Note: The only additions to this kit for me where the Value Pack 5 1/2" X 4 1/4" White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack for the 22 cards I've made and 1 sheet of Watercolor PaperI will also use some Picture My Life Memory Protectors™ to finish off my PML pages using the PML Printed Page on the Workshops Your Way Kit, that I will be making. 

This new system is FANTASTIC!! Its truly amazing!!
This is the 6x6 card I made for Valentines Day (or you could use it for a wedding, birthday, anniversary or any other special day), using all my scraps of the Workshops Your Way™ Charlotte Scrapbooking Kit.
You could use the Charlotte Paper Packet and the embellishments "Special Day" with gold accents and the black stripe heart are from the Charlotte Complements (or Workshops your way).

After making the card I decided to decorate a black gift bag I had left over from ages ago. I placed a few scraps around to decide which placement I liked. I like them all but you can see which scraps I chose on the bag. 

These flowers were made using the Springtime Wishes stamp set with the Watercolor PaintsI fussy cut the flowers out with Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors but I can't wait to get some of the Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts to use in my Big Shot Embossing Machine. 

Front of the bag I made - using Charlotte Complements and Treasured Puffies (all from the Workshops your way kit SCRAPS!)
Back of the Bag made with Charlotte Complements (from the Workshops your way Kit SCRAPS) 
This is the card I made for the Consultant Card Buffet (x 12)

This card is made using Charlotte paper, water colour paper, Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Paand the Host reward Stamp called Birthday Wishes (see page 8 of the Annual Inspirations Ideas book). Plus Watercolor Paints and White Shimmer Trim.

Below is almost everything I've made. 
The 6 pages, 10 cards and 1 gift bag I have made with this kit (Plus the 12 extra Buffet cards not pictured).

This is my scraps after making all the above after making 6 pages (3 double-page spreads), 22 cards (!!) and 1 gift bag.
Remember Charlotte is only available for another 2 months so make sure you get it soon, so you don't miss out! Go to my website and order today. 

Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest projects. I thoroughly recommend this new system of Workshops your Way, its amazing value!! I'm really interested to hear what you think about it, so I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop on our Australasian Blog Hop which is 

  Come back to see me again soon.


  1. The papers and embellishments look great on the black bag Vandra

  2. So many projects from one kit- how fabulous. Thank you for sharing Vandra. :)