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

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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.

fairy celebrations

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

From this day forward

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This is a personlised wedding card I recently made. When I make wedding cards I like to add a quote or small verse. Pinterest is often my go to place to find what I need. I love this little verse, it is perfect for a couple starting out their life adventures together. The pearl cluster and rose paper are from Imagine DIY.

 

Happy Crafting

Ashlinn

For my Special Niece

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It is approaching the time of year when some children make their First Holy Communion, I often get loads of requests for personlised cards. I had just ordered this beautiful pink card from PaperMill Direct, it has a slightly shiny,glittery effect. The plain white card is also from PaperMill Direct. I purchased the ribbon from Imagine DIY, it compliments the pink paper perfectly. To emboss the white card I used an embossing folder from Stampin Up called ‘softly falling’ along with my Sizzix Big Shot machine. The faux diamonds are also from Stampin Up. I still have to complete a design for the boys. If you would like to purchase this card or have a look at what others I have for sale check out my Etsy Shop.

 

Happy Crafting.

Ashlinn

Mr and Mrs

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I get asked to make a lot of personlised wedding cards (I also do wedding stationery). The theme of this wedding was Disney. To bring the theme into my card design i used a Disney style font and typed this beautiful quote which I found on Pinterest. You can follow me on Pinterest by clicking here. I kept the colour scheme minimal with using only grey/silver ribbon and silver glitter paper. The Pearlised card which I used for the card base is from PaperMill Direct, my favourite paper and card supplier.

 

Happy Crafting

Ashlinn