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.

 

Happy Crafting,

Ashlinn

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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.

 

Happy crafting

Ashlinn

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!

Ashlinn

Happy 4th Birthday

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My little princess has just turned four, how did that happen!? She loves unicorns so Stamp’in Up Magical Day bundle is perfect for the occasion. I layered various elements to give the card a feeling of depth. To cut the number four and the wavy circle i used my silhouette portrait. This was a quick card to make just before bedtime!

 

Happy Crafting

Ashlinn.

Male themed birthday card

johns box card

I often struggle to make masculine cards. This was a card I made for my husband’s 30th birthday. He is a fan of hunting so this stamp set from Stampin Up was a perfect match for him. The stamp set is called ‘Walk in the wild’, I have had it for a few years now and I think it was since been retired. I made the colour scheme natural, using only brown and green. The box card folds flat and it was part of a blank card kit I purchased from Hunkydorey and few years ago.  I have made a promise to myself that I would stop buying more craft items a start using what I already have, wish me luck!

 

Happy Crafting

Ashlinn

Unicorns and glitter!

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Unicorns are a growing obsession in my house. When I seen this cute stamp set from Stampin Up I knew I had to get it. It is called ‘Magical Day’. It is a great value set as their are 12 stamps suitable for both males and females, so it is a definite must buy.  When I purchased this stamp set I also purchased the co ordinating die set which works perfectly with my sizzix big shot. The white card base and purple glitter card are both from PaperMill Direct the quality is brilliant as always! To cut the circle design behind the unicorn I used a punch from Stampin Up called ‘Starburst’. I highly recommend buying a few punches for they are so easily stored and are really quick to use. The glitter paper which I used is from Imagine DIY.

Happy Crafting

Ashlinn

Happy Birthday.

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I give this pretty little card to my sister for her birthday.  The stamp set is called ‘Fairy Celebration’ and is from Stampin Up. The purple and white card is from PaperMill direct and the little pearls are from my craft cupboards which I have filled over many years! I used Staedtler Noris colouring pencils to give my fairy a little colour. To make her wings I stamped the fairy image onto a scrap piece of purple card. I then cut out the wings and glued them directly on top of the original stamped image. The ink which i used to do all my stamping was Tim Holtz distress ink, in black soot, this is my normal ‘go to’ ink pad.

 

Happy Crafting.

Ashlinn

Michelle and James

michelle & james velvet heart

 

Michelle came to me  a few months before she got married to order her wedding stationery. I have not yet shared her invitation on this blog  but you can pop over to my Facebook page and view it there. I wanted her wedding card to echo her stationery theme. The beautiful pebble effect paper is from Imagine DIY the little heart and the velvet ribbon are also from here too. I highly recommend purchasing the paper and the ribbon as they are the most amazing products I have worked with in a while. Is it strange that I get excited over pretty paper and ribbon!

 

Happy Crafting

Ashlinn

Katie

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I love how this card turned out. This shade of pink is my favourite colour, my bridesmaids dresses where this colour when I got married. The main elements of this card was made using Stampin Up products. I used an embossing folder called ‘softly falling’ along with a Sizzix Big Shot machine. The faux diamonds are also from Stampin Up. The pearlised pink card and the beautiful white card is from PaperMill Direct. A finial the gorgeous ribbon is from Imagine DIY. I also made a none personalised version of this card which can be purchased from my Etsy shop.

 

Happy Crafting

Ashlinn