Happy Birthday Sister.

fairy celebrations

Recently it was my younger sister’s birthday.  I am in love with the ‘fairy celebrations’ stamp set from Stampin Up. When I first bought it I thought it would be perfect for little girls, but the more I use the more I can think of other ideas for it. It was my sisters 27th birthday so I didn’t want the card to look childish and I thought that this fairy was perfect. My idea for this card was inspired by a card I found on pinterest. I decided to use purple because it is feminine without being too ‘girly’. I used Staedtler Noris colouring pencils to lightly add colour to the fairy. I stamped the wings onto a scrap of purple card and ‘fussy cut’ around it. To add the finishing touches I added two little pearls. The purple card and white card base are both from Papermill Direct.

 

Happy Crafting

Ashlinn

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Happy Birthday

grannys card

I hate the long dark days of January. I was asked to make a birthday card, so I decided to bring so colour into my day. I used four layers to build up this card, 2 purple and 2 white card. The card I used is from PaperMill Direct. I used a retired Stampin Up rubber stamp set called Bloom of Hope. When stamping the images I put the two layers of white card in position and stamped onto both of them so the images would line up perfectly.  I would not rate my colouring skills very highly, I can keep inside the lines! I used Promarkers because their colours are so vibrant. The grey stampin ink i used is also from Stampin Up and is called Sahara Sand.

First Anniversary Card

rabbit card 1rabbit card 2rabbit card 3

It has been a little while since I posted, I caught the ‘winter bug’ and it completely knocked me off my feet for a week. So I haven’t been crafting too much and I am in the middle of a wedding invitation order. I will post photos of it to my Facebook page after April. I was asked by a customer to make a first wedding anniversary card for his wife and it had to have a rabbit theme. To make the card I used two different Hunkydory papercraft sets. I bought them a few years ago, so i am not sure of the names of the sets.  I always find that I can make each HUnkydory craft set I buy go along way. The quality of the card stock and the printing is brilliant and the pre cut images are perfect.

Happy Crafting

Ashlinn

Number 1 Hairdresser!

hairdresser christmas card

Happy New Year! I still showing off some of my Christmas makes and gifts. I made this card as a request from my mum. She wanted a Christmas card for her hairdresser. I used the cute ‘seasonal chums’ reindeer from StampinUp along with their gold ribbon . The blue glitter card is from PaperMill Direct, the photograph does not show it at its best so it is worth a visit to their website. I have also used Stampin Up Star dies cuts which I used my Sizzix Big Shot to cut out.

 

Happy Crafting

Ashlinn

Butterfly Wishes

Now that Christmas is over I think it is time to start looking forward to new beginnings. This card reminds me of Spring, the colours are bright and fresh. This pretty card is from Hunkydory. I found the ribbon in my scrap pile, it matches the pink tones on the card perfectly. To create the half fold on this card I just simple cut the front of it in half. I think it is a simple way give a card a little ‘wow’ factor. I fussy cut around the butterfly pattern on the patterned card to create the effect that the butterflies are coming out of the card.

Happy New Year

Ashlinn

Merry Christmas

robin card

This pretty little card marks the end of my Christmas Season 2017.  The festive holy which I have stamped on this card is from a Stampin Up set called ‘father christmas’, the robin and the wreath are from a stamp set that came free from a paper craft magazine a few years ago. The white, green and red card are all from PaperMill Direct.  As this is my last blog post before Christmas I want to wish each and every person reading this a very Merry and safe Christmas.

Happy Crafting

Ashlinn

Vintage Christmas Greetings

vintage santa

This is my absolute favourite christmas stamp set this season. I love the vintage style santa with his sack of toys. I stamped this image onto ivory pearlised paper from PaperMill Direct, The green and red layered card is also from PaperMill Direct. The base of this card is Kraft card that I picked up in my local craft shop. The stamp set is from Stampin Up and is called ‘Father Christmas’.

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

a jolly christmas to all

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

A Modern Santa

acetate santa card

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