Happy 30th Birthday!

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One of my closest friends turned 30 in July. I have known her since the first day of primary school, we do not get to see each other very often (sometimes being an adult sucks!)but when we do it feels like we have never been apart. To celebrate her birthday I took her for a nice dinner and a few drinks. It was so nice to have a girly evening out! I made her this card and a bottle tab just to make the champagne that little bit more special. All the stamps I used are from a retired Stampin Up set called ‘Bloom with hope’. I used my Silhouette machine to cut the numbers onto some glitter paper and the pink circles.


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Happy Birthday

My baby boy turned two this week, time really does fly! I like to keep all the birthday cards we all receive in a keepsake box,looking back over them brings back so many happy memories. I spend my time making cards,as you all know, so this was a very easy task! He like most little boys loves tractors. The Silhouette store has a the cutest farm tractor image available by Studio Ilustrado. I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut the farm tractor image,text and the number.  I used my sizzix big shot to create the grass using a Stampin Up die called basket bunch (now retired). This was a quick fun project which just involved a little computer work, gluing and layering. The card was a big hit!


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First Birthday Box frame

Ikea stock great box frames at low cost. I have seen loads of crafters use them and I have never seen any at better quality for the price. Follow me on pinterest for some inspiration. I made this one for a baby boys first birthday. Hope you like it.

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Birthday Boxes

birthday-box-1birthday-box-4birthday-box2Whenever I am giving my family and friends gifts I always love to try to add the ‘handmade touch’. These little boxes are 6cmx6cm, each box is made from 1 A4 sheet of card. It was a great way for me to use up little scraps of card and embellishments that I had lying around. My plan is to put sweets into them and give them out as a little extra birthday surprise.

Throw back Thursday!

I thought i would make this light hearted post to show case some of the cards and gifts that I have previously made. I am very busy this month finishing off various orders and preparing for the birth of our new baby! Only 3 weeks left! Id love to know what crafty things everyone else is up too.

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Birthday gift box and card.

I love to give little surprises along with my cards. I truly believe that it is nice to give a little something with out going over the top. It’s the though that counts, isn’t it? I made this card and little box for my brothers birthday I filled the box with lots of haribo sweets. To make the little ‘ chip’ style box I used StampinUp’s fry box die for the sizzix big shot. The stamp sets used are also from StampinUp. I hope you enjoyed this little project!

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Happy 60th Birthday

So far this summer box cards have been in massive demand!Everyone seems to love them! This box card was made for a ladies 60th birthday. I wanted this card to be bright and colourful, my two favourite colours a pink and blue they work perfect together. I stamped the flowers and coloured them in, something I don’t often do! The stamp set I used is from Stampin Up and is called Petite Petals (133152) and this set comes with a matching punch (133322). I also used Stampin Up Rhinestones (119246) to add a little sparkle!

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Products Used:

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Happy 30th Birthday

I loved making this girly box card! I think the colours work perfect together and reminds me of summer. The butterflies I used are made by Hunkydory, the little flowers are from Stampin Up and I also used the matching punch to cut them. ‘Happy Birthday to you’ is also a Stampin Up product but unfortunately it has been retired. I hope you like this card as much as I do! Happy crafting.


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Happy 1st birthday

Yesterday was a very special day for me and my husband, we marked the occasion of our daughter’s very 1st birthday. We celebrated with family and friends. I made this special card for my little girl along with the help of my Silhouette Portrait machine. The papers used are from be bunny, I have had them in my craft stash for ages! The paper bow was made with the help of Stampin Up bow builder punch.  My inspiration came from a card which I found on Pinterest. I really enjoyed making this card so I plan to make some more similar to this. Hope you have a wonderful crafty week.


To a classic happy birthday dad!

After a crazy day yesterday trying purchase some of the retiring Stampin Up products I needed a little bit of crafting therapy to calm me down. I normally struggle with making male theme cards, but after some thinking the ‘Guy Greetings’ (137178) Stampin Up stamp set provided me with some inspiration. I used black card and layered it with grey card. I stamped the hat design onto this and used cream satin ribbon to ‘lift’ the colour. The main image of the car and the greetings has been stamped onto an off white coloured card. I hope you like the final outcome. I would love to see some of your creations inspired by the Stamp set.

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