Category: Personalised

Fairytale Horse and Carriage Wedding Card

It has certainly been cold in Kent this last week, with snow, frost and now the fog has rolled in! This makes for perfect crafting weather, and I have been thinking ahead to all those lovely spring weddings on the horizon. As a former Disney bride (I married my Prince Charming in Walt Disney World in 2011) I had to use this beautiful cutting die for a wedding card fit for a fairy tale princess.

Peach Horse and Carriage Wedding Card

I started with a 7 x 5 inch peach card blank and used a metallic printed paper with flowers and chandeliers on and mounted this on cream card. You may notice that I deliberately turned the print on its side – this was so that the florals would be behind the sentiment at the top and the chandeliers act as a directional print for the carriage to follow.

Next I added a satin peach ribbon in a similar tone to act as a red carpet for the happy couple and their carriage to travel on. I cut the horse and carriage Sweet Dixie die using my Big Shot Plus and then added different shaped gems in the same colour as accents on the coach and a full bejeweled mane on the horse. This die really is so lovely and I didn’t have to run it through again to get the embossing detail.

When I bought the coach die I also bought the Happily Ever After Die (and another beautiful castle die too) which fit perfectly on this card. I used a slightly lighter ivory card for this sentiment and for the surname on the card too. I used the same cream card on the Mr & Mrs heart die (which is from an Xcut mini wedding set) and mounted this using 3D foam for some extra dimension.

Finally I die-cut an additional small heart to mount on the heart in the Happily Ever After sentiment in the darker cream to tie the colours together.

This card is already spoken for, but I have added this wedding card design to my newly opened Etsy store, if you would like to take a look: Houlding Hands on Etsy

I will be entering this into the anything goes challenges over at: Through the Craft Room Door. The anything that shines challenge (all those gems!) over at Crafting by Designs, as well as the ‘New beginnings’ challenge over at the Not Just Cards Challenge.



Tea for two – personalised birthday card

I love creating personalised birthday cards – especially for people who struggle to find their name in products with names on, or for people who spell their name in a non-traditional way. I am quite lucky as Rebecca seems to still be quite popular, although I was surprised to see that my husband’s name: Simon, is no longer ‘standard’. In most of the name sections in our latest trip to Walt Disney World there was no ‘Simon’ in sight – which was really disappointing as he had his eye on a funky LEGO mug, but sadly no Simon available.

Anyway, onto my card. This one is for a very dear friend who has been wonderful this year when I have had a few health issues, and as you can probably guess from the theme of the card, she is an afternoon tea fan! The colours are inspired by the challenge over at Fab Friday, although I have toned down the blue and green to make the whole card a pastel delight.

I am also entering this into the ‘anything goes’ challenges over at the Tuesday Throwdown and Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge.

Eva's Cupcake Birthday Card - personalised


The patterned card is from a DCWV mat stack and has glitter on the little cakes and teapots. I layered this with another mat from the Sweet mat stack. Then I stamped the name and sentiment with a clear stamp using pearlescent purple and pearlescent orchid brilliance dew drop ink pads.

I stamped the cupcakes with an Anita’s wooden stamp in three different brilliance dew drop ink pads in pearlescent orchid, pearlescent lavender, and pearlescent sky blue. I then cut the toppings off each one and switched them around to create three different cupcakes. Next I layered these on a tag and added a purple satin ribbon.