Snowman Tags

snowman box

I found this pretty little kraft box under a large pile of 12×12 papers. It is prefect for some christmas sweets, it just needed a little Christmas magic. I decided to keep the colour scheme simple and I think the red is the perfect colour with Kraft card. The red ribbon and the snowman stamp is from Stampin Up, this stamp set also comes with a matching thinlit set which makes life so much easier. This was a very quick project and colouring the snowman was very relaxing!

Happy Crafting

Ashlinn

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Scrabble Tree Decorations

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After making loads of cards over the past few months I wanted to try something different. While browsing through Pinterest I started to see loads of things made from Scrabble tiles. It is something which I have never done and it looked like loads of fun! I went on Ebay and ordered some tiles, when they arrived I decided to make some christmas tree decorations. These where very simple to make and all I needed was a hot glue gun, ribbon, embellishments and glitter. These where loads of fun to make and it was nice to be working with different materials other than card and paper! The tiles I ordered from Ebay where cheap but not of a great quality, since making these I have picked up some more tiles from the range. They where slightly more expensive but they are of a better quality.

Happy Crafting

Ashlinn

Nanny & Grandad.

nanny & grandad snowmannanny and grandad reindeerI have been making cards for quite a few years. When I first started to making cards every card I made was personalised and very unique. I would spend hours making one design. As my cards became more popular and I started making money I realized that I would have to change things a little. It was easy to make personalised birthday and wedding cards but when Christmas came around personlised card took up a lot of my time. I started to sell at craft fairs and I made loads of cards with out the personlised touch. My cards did sell but I have come to realised that when people are buying handmade they often what it personlised.  So I am moving back to my old ways and instead of making loads of pretty cards I have now started to give them a more personal unique touch. The stamp set which I have used to make these cards is from Stampin Up and is called ‘seasonal chums’.Has anyone else got any craft fair tips?

Happy Crafting

Ashlinn

A Jolly Christmas to All

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I wanted to make a quick Christmas card with the sentiment being the main focus. To make this card I used papers from my scrap box. We all have an overflowing scrap box, right!? The stamp set I used is called ‘Father Christmas’ and is from Stampin Up. My base card and coloured card is from PaperMill Direct. I used a gold gel pen to add in the stitched marks to give the card a little more detail, and used my Stampin Up Write markers to colour the holly.

Happy Crafting

Ashlinn

Christmas treat box

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At Christmas I like to give little treat boxes filled with sweets along with gifts. To make this box I used ‘window shopping’ thinlits from Stampin Up. This thinlit set is very versatile I have used it all year round. The stamp set which I used is also from Stampin UP but I am not sure of what it is called!. The ivory pearlised paper on the top of the box and the  red card are both from Paper Mill Direct, the quality of their card and paper is brilliant.

Happy Crafting

Ashlinn

A Modern Santa

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The illustrations on this card and the colour combo is beautiful. It looks rich and festive.All the images are from a Hunkydory Collection. that I had laying in a drawer. I used dovecraft silicone glue to create depth and it stick everything brilliantly to the sheet acetate. The acetate sheet was a single A4 sheet. This card was so quick to make and it looks amazing.

 

Happy Crafting

Ashlinn

Kitchen Flowers

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I love flowers, they always brighten up my day and now that the days are shorter I knew that these simple flowers would be perfect in my kitchen! They are relatively easy to make once you get the hang of it. It is best to use paper instead of card. Card makes the folds too thick and each petal is harder to construct. You will also need a glue gun,some florist wire and buttons for the centre (decorative purposes).  Each flower starts off as a square I made mine 5×5 inches, you can make it whatever size you want. To make one flower you need to fold 5 petals. Once the five petals are finished you glue them together in a circle, the florist wire goes up through the center and is held in place with more hot glue. To finish each flower I glued buttons to the front. The pattern paper which I used is called vintage florals and is from The Range.I have put together a picture tutorial to show the folding of each petal.

 

paper flowers tutorial

Happy Crafting

Ashlinn

Sleepy Foxes

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I love these cute little foxes. They are part of a Hunkydory Christmas Collection which I purchased a few years ago and never used! I made this card from acetate. The more I experiment with this material the more I love it! I used my sizzix machine to emboss the acetate with a star design. This card is so simple but I love it!

Happy Crafting

Ashlinn

Fairy Celebration

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I love fairies, there is something so magical about these little creatures. This stamp set is from Stampin Up and is called Fairy celebration. I decided to buy it because I thought it is a perfect set for little girls and adults too. I like to buy stamp sets that I know I can use for loads of different occasions.  I am also planning to get some cute little photo frames and make some beautiful pictures for my daughters bedroom. The purple glitter paper I have used is from PaperMill Direct. I love their paper and card is it brilliant quality and the colours are so vibrant.  To colour the fairy I used Staedtler Noris Colour pencils. These are my favorite brand of pencils. I give this card to my friends little girl for her 3rd Birthday.

Happy Crafting

Ashlinn

Christmas Wishes Sweet Box

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My inspiration for this box came from Pootles.com. This is my 1st project using Acetate sheets. To make this box I used 1 A4 sheet. To glue all the panels in place I used Dovecraft Silicone Glue which I got from The Range stores.  The belly band which I put around the box is from an old Hunkydory Christmas collection which I never opened ( I can’t even remember the name!).

Measurements:

Acetate Sheet-28x21cm

Scorn on the long side: 6.5cm,13cm,19.5cm and 26cm

Score on the short side: 6.5cm,13cm,19.5cm