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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Number 1 Hairdresser!

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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

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

Popcorn & Halloween Bats!

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Stampin Up’s Popcorn Box dies are perfect for treats. This die set is perfect for all year round use! Every celebration needs some sweets and this little box is perfect for holding them all. The patterned paper is from the same stash I had purchased a few years ago and never used it! I used my silhouette portrait  to cut out the bats. The file name is ‘bat halloween set’ by Studio Illustrado. Now I am off  to deliver some to my neighbours!

 

Happy Halloween,

Ashlinn

Emma Bridgewater meets Daisy Delight.

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I love flowers in my home but they can be expensive. So I decided to use my imagination to see if I could come up with an alternative, and this is how it turned out. To make the Daisies I used some floral wire, Daisy Delight stamp set and matching Daisy Punch from Stampin Up. Each flower head is made up of two stamped and punched flowers, I then used hot glue to attach them to the floral wire. I used some artificial flowers from The Range to bulk out the arrangement. The vase is from Ikea. I used chalk paint and I decoupaged the bottle with Emma Bridgewater napkins.  I need to practise my decoupaging skills a little more!

Bella And Friends

 

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I made this little birthday card for a family member’s 12th birthday. She loves animals so the Bella and Friends (141867) was the perfect stamp set. The background of the card I stamped out using the In Colour 2016-2018 Stampin’ Write Markets (141393). I also used Delightful Daisy DSP (144137) to create a layered effect. To finish off the card I added three Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220). If you would like to own any of these products click here and you will be taken directly to my Stampin Up website.

Happy Crafting

Ashlinn

 

Birthday Box Card.

It has been a long time since I made a box card. So for my husbands 30th Birthday I thought I would make something extra special. He enjoys the outdoors so I decided to use a retired stamp set called Walk in the Wild. I also used a current stamp set called Birthday Banners (141506) to add the finishing touches. If you click here you will be taken directly to my Stampin Up website.

johns box card

Happy Crafting

Ashlinn

 

 

Life doesnt have to be perfect

autumn leaves card

Autumn is my favourite season of the year. The colours are amazing and I love the cosy winter nights by the fire. This card was inspired by the season.  The leaves have been cut using my Silhouette Portrait. The name of the leaf design is ‘Hello Fall’ and it is by Echo Park. The rest of the elements of the design have been stamped. The stamp set I used has since been retired by Stampin Up.  I normally find is hard to create a ‘simple’ card but I love how this one turned out.

Happy Crafting

Ashlinn

Daisy Delight

I think I may have said it before but I am completely in love with the ‘Daisy Delight’ (143669),stamp set from Stampin Up. This stamp set can be used for so many occasions.

Stampin Up Daisy Delight

Everything which I used to create this card is from Stampin UP. I have a full list of products below. If you want to get any of the products go to my shop page ‘click here.’

 

Happy Crafting

Ashlinn

 

Sorry I haven’t been around!

Hi. I have been terrible at updating my blog during the summer. I was being kept super busy with two toddlers and wedding stationery orders. I am going to starting trying extra hard to blog more often, has anyone got any blogging tips? In the world of Stampin Up the new Autumn/ Winter Catalogue has just been launched. It is amazing (as usual). Have a look at let me know what you think ‘click here‘ for the link. I have no crafting plans for this evening, instead I am going to my mums house for some birthday cake!

Happy Crafting,

Ashlinn

 

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