Sleepy Foxes

fox card

I love these cute little foxes. They are part of a Hunkydory Christmas Collection which I purchased a few years ago and never used! I made this card from acetate. The more I experiment with this material the more I love it! I used my sizzix machine to emboss the acetate with a star design. This card is so simple but I love it!

Happy Crafting



Christmas Wishes Sweet Box

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My inspiration for this box came from This is my 1st project using Acetate sheets. To make this box I used 1 A4 sheet. To glue all the panels in place I used Dovecraft Silicone Glue which I got from The Range stores.  The belly band which I put around the box is from an old Hunkydory Christmas collection which I never opened ( I can’t even remember the name!).


Acetate Sheet-28x21cm

Scorn on the long side: 6.5cm,13cm,19.5cm and 26cm

Score on the short side: 6.5cm,13cm,19.5cm

Lots of Love at Christmas

reindeer card

This was a fun quick little project. Noramlly I start making my Christmas Cards in July. That didnt happen this year because I was so busy making wedding stationery over the summer. I want to make a quick card just to get into the festive mood!. The cute little reindeer is from an old stampin up set called Santa’s Gifts. It is a quirky little set which I always go back to every year. I wanted to make this card a little more modern so I decided to use a deep purple base card. Although it is hard to see I have an acetate sheet over the star, this is what the sequences are sticking too. I used my sizzix machine to cut out the star shape. I cut the star out on the base card. then placed the layer of acetate on the card and finally added the colour card with the die cut shape.

The size of this card is 5×5 which is a lovely size to work with.  I have a large stack of acetate sheets which I have never used so I am going to do some experimenting to see what I can made out of them.


Happy Crafting


Ireland at Christmas

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I have spent the past few years taking picture of my home area with the intention of making them into photo cards. So far I have only completed a winter set, but I should make it my goal to make a set for each season next year. All these images have been taken in different years and at different times. The past few years we haven’t had any snow. Where is live is beautiful, I live in the countryside at the bottom of Slieve Gallion Mountain. The nearest village is called Desertmartin and it is about a 10 minute drive, it has one small shop a chip shop, a chinese takeaway and a pub (what more do you need!).

I got these images professionally printed onto a good quality photo card stock. I have them listed on my Etsy shop ‘click here to view‘. If you have an Etsy shop send me the link I would love to view it!

Happy Crafting


Christmas Gift Tags



A great way of using up scraps of ribbon and card is too make gift tags. I used my Silhouette portrait machine to cut of the tag shape. This was a quick method for me as I wanted to make a large quantity for my craft stall. I then used ‘santa’s gifts’ stamp set from Stampin Up! All the ribbon and buttons are left overs from other projects, I am still on my personal mission to use up the crafting materials I have before I go and buy new materials!

Reindeer Food

Today I have been making ‘reindeer food’ to go into Christmas gift tins that I am making. I found this great printable reindeer food label design on Pinterest, click here to be directed to it! I made my reindeer food with porridge (oats), glitter and some shiny stars! I think its a super cute idea for the kids, I am going to make it a part of our Christmas eve tradition!



Craft fairs and little treats!


I am busy organising a craft fair for my local community hall, and of course I have a table book for myself. I plan on selling cards, photographs (i am a photography lover too!), stocking fillers and tea cups., which I have collected up over the past year or so. This week I started to make my ‘fry box’ stocking fillers. Last year these sold great for me, I had them filled with chocolates and candy canes. The ‘fry box’ die is from Stamping up, I have had it a few years now and it can be used for every occasion possible! My Christmas papers which I have used are from collecting over the years. At the start of this year I made a promise to myself that I would not purchase any more materials until I used up most of what I have collected. Like every other crafter I am a sucker for new paper and inks!

Christmas Card #2



To create this card I used my Silhouette Portrait machine. I purchase my machine just over a year ago and it has been one of the best investments I have made to date. Designs are affordable and the variety is endless. I still have not fully masters the art of Silhouette there is still an endless amount of learning to do.

Hi my name is Ashlinn….

Hi everyone it has been a long time since I last posted on here, over a year in fact! Life got very business and my crafting time had to be put too one side. Since I last posted I have welcomed a baby boy into our family, he has just turned one and is growing at a crazy rate. My little girl is growing too fast as well, she is now two. So as you can imagine life is crazy with two toddlers exploring the world! We have also moved house, back out to the beautiful country side of Northern Ireland. My husband and I where both raised in the country side so that is where we feel at peace.

When we moved house I had to say good-bye to my craft room. I now have a craft corner, 7 months later I am still experimenting with how I can get it to work best for me! I am currently helping to organise a craft fair with the local community group. Which mean I am now filling these dark cold evening with  lots of Christmas crafts for my stall, I love Christmas. This is my latest card design which I have made i have used Stampin’ Up rubber stamp set called ‘Santa’s Gifts’. To  make the star aperture on the card I used a star Sizzix die and my  Sizzix Big Shot machine. I hope my card inspires you and I promise my next post will be sooner rather than later.



One week wonders!

Hi all hope you are all in the festive mood! I have been busy selling at craft fairs so I havent been crafting. I updated my Facebook page with a few christmas decorations that I made. After I have finished with all my Christmas fairs, my next task is to clean my craft room! It is out of control! I was at my first recent official Stampin Up convention, and there it lots of very exciting news coming in the new year including how you can get lots of freebies! Have a look at this weeks deals (remember there only here until next Wednesday) and there is some amazing new products in the clearance section. Click on the link below to access my shop. Enjoy

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