Practising Creativity

March Digi Stamp Diva – Charlie's Stamps

Image copyright Charlotte Engelsen 2021. All rights reserved.

Even if the calendar says it technically isn't yet, March's arrival to me is synonymous with spring. The days are getting longer and warmer, the snow has melted away, and little wild flowers are popping up all over the place. In this spirit of newness, March's Digi Stamp Diva showcases the youthful creative spirit  of Charlotte (Charlie) Engelsen, from Osøyro, Norway, the artist behind Charlie's Stamps

Image copyright Charlotte Engelsen 2021. All rights reserved.

Charlie was originally introduced to digital stamps by her mother, an ardent card maker. Her mother was talking about digistamps one day and that got Charlie to thinking. She did some research and decided to put her love of drawing to good use. In 2017 – at the ripe ole' age of 18 – she decided to open her own digital stamp shop on Etsy. Charlie's fondness for animals (and her own treasured cat which sadly passed away in 2019) is evident in her work. I especially like her cat illustrations (this adorable sunbathing kitten digi just makes me smile).

Charlies drawing and creativity have successfully morphed from a hobby, to her Etsy shop, to professional illustration and design assignments. For the last few years, Charlie has been studying towards a degree in graphic design and was due to finish her bachelor's degree program in Australia before being sidelined by the Corona virus. She says she's not letting that stop her creativity though, she's continuing to accept professional commissions and to expand her digistamp repertoire.

In addition to her Etsy shop, you can follow Charlie on Instagram, Facebook and her blog.

Support your favorite digi artists, respect their copyright; buy/download direct from the artist!

With Easter coming up, Charlie has agreed her Adorable Bunny freebie was perfect to share with this post (click on the link there to access). She has two different versions of the digi – one with bolder outlines and one that is more softly drawn. I chose the second version and that is what you see on the card below. She's also given PNG versions of the stamps, too, so if you want to get creative and layer them up (to fit a slimline card, for example) you can. I created the sentiment with Annie BTN font.

I dug out my Easter 'go to' dies – my Xcut extra large egg dies (retired) – to use as the card's base (search the blog by Easter and you can see just how often I do go to them). 

Paper is Love to Craft Papillon (retired) and the dapper bow my bunny is wearing is from the same product line. I dressed up the bottom of the card with this no-brand greenery die that I only ever seem to use with this egg die (as this Easter Mary card would attest). I've used another of my new no-brand die strips (as seen on my recent Windsurfer Teddy card) along the bottom as well.

Supply List

Paper – cardstock, Love to Craft Papillon
Digital Stamp – Charlie's Stamps Adorable Bunny freebie
Dies – Xcut Egg dies, no-brand greenery and ribbon strip dies
Embellishments – bow
Font – Annie BTN 
Spectrum Noir Illustrator alcohol ink markers
Art-n-Fly white pen

17 comments

  1. Hi Shari, a stunning card to celebrate both Spring and Easter, love the bright purples you have used and the egg shaped card is great.. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw.. Megan DT LPoCF

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  2. Adorable! Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenge.

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  3. A gorgeous card and I enjoyed reading about Charlie.
    Thank you for sharing with us at CD Sunday Plus.
    Carol xx
    DT

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  4. This is such a pretty card and I love the colours.
    Pamela
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

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  5. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your art at Crafting Happiness Challenges this week, and hope you'll link up again.
    :) Janis, Owner & Design Team

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  6. This bunny is adorable on this very pretty card. So glad you shared at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, come back again soon. CarolG

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  7. Such a great card, sure to make the recipient smile.

    Jo
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  8. Love this series you're doing, Shani! So great to bring recognition to those fabulous digi artists out there. Such a lovely Easter card too! I especially love that sweet bow.

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  9. Perfect Easter Shaped card Shani! Thank you for sharing your adorably happy creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge where we enjoy seeing the creativity. Join us each month for a NEW challenge. Stay safe, stay healthy and happy crafting!
    Hugs,
    Jan
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

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  10. I love this card, beautiful colours and great sentiment
    Thank you for joining us
    Margaret
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  11. What a fabulous Easter card. Thank you for sharing your lovely design with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  12. What a beautiful Easter, shaped card. The image is just stunning.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Jan’s Digital Stamp Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx
    Jan’s Digital Stamps DT
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner – My Blog

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  13. Omg with the bow is sooo cute :)

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  14. Awwww! Great shape and I love the simplicity of your coloring on the cutest image, love it Shani!

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  15. Love the shaped card and color (my favorite)! Darling bunny image.

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  16. So lovely and cute.
    Thank you for joinning us at the Animal Friends.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  17. Oh wie süß!
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
    LG Dreja

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