Birthday Celebrations Gift Tag

I made this large gift tag to match the card from he previous post. To create the shape of the tag I used my Sizzix Machine and a die set made by Spellbinders called Grand Nestabilities. This is a great set of dies to purchase as there is a range of sizes.  The background card layer is from Kanban Crafts. This card cut perfect and  glided so easily through my Sizzix Machine. The glitter papers are both from Imagine DIY. I used my Silhouette Portrait Machine to cut the circle and the numbers. A Silhouette Machine is a great item to have in your craft room, I have had mine for 3/4 years now. I used it daily and the Shilouette Shop has never ending list of designs. I am however thinking about upgrading to a Brother Scan N Cut, id love to hear some feedback on this machine.


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40th Birthday Sparkle card.

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I loved how this card turned out. Gold and Silver glitter was a perfect fit for the celebration.  I made this card in a larger format compared to my usual smaller cards. At the start it was a challenge but by the time I finished I liked the bigger format. I liked it so much that I am now considering making all my cards this size. The size is 21cm x 21cm, it is a great size to create a good visual impact. The mirror card used in the background layer is made by Kanban Crafts. I purchased a pack of their card at the Crafting Live Show  in Belfast earlier this year. The quality of the card is brilliant, it cuts well and the look of it is amazing. The silver and gold glitter papers are from Imagine DIY. The are a little harder to cut, but this is to be expected with gold quality glitter papers. To cut the circle and the numbers I used my Silhouette Portrait machine.  I also made a pretty gift tag to match this card, I will post about it next week.


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Ann-Marie and Aidan-Cards and Cake

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I have been busy behind the scenes making wedding stationery, personalised cards and keeping the kids entertained over the summer break. My creative spark seemed to disappear for a few weeks too. But the good news is that it is back and better than ever. I am starting to prep for Christmas now that the summer is coming to an end.

I was asked by a local wedding cake designer to make a card for a wedding she was attending. She was making the wedding cake.  She sent me a picture of the design and this provided the inspiration for the card. The colour scheme was pink and sliver. I used my Silhouette Portrait to create the cake cut out. The pink shimmer card and the pearlised ivory card are from PaperMill Direct, and the glitter paper is from Imagine DIY. Each little flower has been punched out using a Stampin Up punch, sadly this has been discontinued. I have used a few different brands of punches but Stampin Up punches are my favourite.


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For my Godson.


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A few weeks ago I was asked by one of my best friends to be her little boys godmother. I was so thrilled, he is my first god child. Little moments like this make me feel so blessed that I have the best people in my life. For his Christening Day I made him his special little card. The blue glitter base card is from PaperMill Direct, the colour is very vibrant and with little sparkles are beautiful. The plain white card stock is from Stampin Up. The stamp set is also from Stampin Up, ‘Moon Baby’ is one of my favourite stamp sets.  And I absolutely love the large stamp I have used.

Thank you….

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The inspiration behind this design came from Pinterest. A bride and groom give me the poem, and they wanted me to create a ‘thank-you’ card that they could display to their guests at their dinner table. I typed out the poem and worked on the type, I wanted to try and highlight the most important words. As the theme of the wedding was ‘travel’ the anchor worked perfectly. The image of the anchor came from a Stampin Up stamp set called Guy Greetings. To give the cards a little bit of extra luxury I added three small advice pearls, I got a sheet of these on EBay.


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A beautiful card to mark a great milestone in a child’s life. As always the base card is from Paper Mill Direct.  The gold card is from my stash I no idea where I got it from but I wish I did, I have no more left! All the cut outs have been made using my Silhouette Portrait machine, I purchase the files from their online store. To bring everything together I have used Pin Flair gel glue and a few pieces of 3D form to create a little bit of depth to the image.  To finish off I added a simple mint ribbon.

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White lace and a beautiful heart.

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I love it when people ask me to make them cards especially when it involves an extra special occasion. I decided to make this wedding card with only a white colour pallet. The diamond embellishment was going to be the main focal point. The white pearlised base of the card is from Paper Mill Direct and the reset of the materials are from Imagine DIY. When working with lace and large embellishments I always use hot glue, and for the patterned paper I have used Pin-flair glue. Pin-flair is an amazing gel glue which doesn’t leave behind a ‘wet and wrinkled’ look unlike some PVA glues.


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Happy wedding day!

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I made this wedding card for my cousin a few months ago. I used a sizzix heart die, so I had a shape to work with while I glued the buttons on. I have discover that hot glue is the best method for this. Another tip is to place all the buttons down before glueing, It always takes me a little time before I get a shape that I am happy with.


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Dylan is One!

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I got asked to make a memory frame for a first birthday. The frame is from ikea, it is a deep box frame there their is loads for room to play with.  I just Alphabet stamps which i purchased from ebay to stamp on the frame, I used Tim Holtz distress ink in Black Soot. I put a little peg in the frame so his mum could put a photograph of him in it. I think it turned out super cute!.

Schools out for Summer!

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Here in Ireland the summer holidays have just started. We get a long summer break so no school until September.  Like most parents I like to give a little something to teachers for all their hard work over the year. The design for this card came from the Silhouette store.  I love the quote ‘thank you for helping me grow’ and it is perfect for the end of the school year. I personlised each card I made with the teachers name. I have these for sale at my Etsy Shop along with loads of other cards!

Happy crafting!