Tag: Satin ribbon

Custom stamped horse birthday card

It has been a while since I posted a custom order, as I have been busy making designs for my new Etsy store and for an upcoming craft fair in Canterbury. This horse birthday card was a real pleasure to make, as it was for someone with a real passion for their horse.

Horse birthday card

I started with an A6 white card and added a patterned brown card from a DCWV mat stack. Then using a stamp from Anita’s I used a Tsukineko Brilliance Dew Drop ink pad to stamp the horse onto white card which I mounted using double-sided tape.

Next I added satin ribbon in a lovely forest green and matching emerald gems in the top right corner of the card. Finally I added a hand-written message (Happy Birthday) using a metallic glitter ink pen. I hope the recipient likes it!

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.



Happily ever after: Princess carriage wedding card

It has been a while since I have been able to post as it has been quite hectic in our house recently as we are currently in the process of buying a house! So now we are playing the waiting game as everything goes through I have been able to spend more time in my craft room – resulting in this lovely Princess carriage wedding card.

Happily Ever After - Princess Carriage card, green and silver

I absolutely love this die from Sweet Dixie (and the sentiment die too!), which I cut in silver and I added pale green gems for the horse’s mane and accents to the carriage. I added this over a green satin ribbon road which was affixed to a pearlescent card from a DCWV mat stack, which I layered on silver mirror card. Then I die cut the sentiment in cream pearlescent card and the same silver mirror card and overlaid them, with an extra heart cut to decoupage on top. Finally I added a ribbon in the same pale green satin with a gem in the centre of the bow.

I am entering this card into the anything goes challenges over at Lemon Shortbread, Through the Craft Room Door and Inspiration Destination.

Summer fun – sailing birthday card

The theme over at A Gem of a Challenge this week is ‘summer fun’. Living near the coast in Kent, summer fun inspires days at the beach and out on the water, so I started with a nautical theme for this sailing birthday card

Sailing Birthday Card - Red and blue yacht

I used my Planes, Trains and Automobiles papers by Far and Away to create the layers and die cut the yacht by Sweet Dixie in both red and navy blue to combine the pieces. Then I used another Sweet Dixie die to cut the sentiment- can you tell I really like the Sweet Dixie style?!

I added the royal blue satin ribbon and die cut the anchor and ships wheel to finish the card.

I am also entering this card into the ‘anything goes’ challenge over at Inspiration Destination.

A handmade Christmas card – a real gift

With less than four months until Christmas I am now very happy to be completing more Christmas challenges and making more handmade Christmas cards, so that I will be prepared when the festive season comes. Although I normally get into the swing of festive cheer quite early in the year, we have a birthday and then a holiday in September this year, so I think when we get back the next big event will be Christmas!

Pink, green and red Christmas card featuring a gift and snowflakes

This card is inspired by the challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown which this week is: gifts. I started with one of my favourite dies from Sweet Dixie – a gift box with elaborate bow details. I cut this using my Big Shot Plus in a pink card and a green card with gold glitter and then cut the ribbon section from the pink card and decoupaged this.

Then I stamped the sentiment with a Hobbycraft clear stamp (which I picked up for a bargain 85p!) using a brilliance dew drop ink pad in pearlescent ivy. The papers are from a set with no branding, but I really like the unusual colour combination on these. After adding the ribbon in pink I added a final gem to the centre of the bow in red.

I am also entering this card into the ‘holiday’ challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Clean and simple style card – sweet!

This card is my entry for the clean and simple challenge over at the Paper Players this week which is: something sweet. For this card I started with my new die from Elizabeth Craft Designs and die cut the topping with this fantastic sprinkle paper from American Crafts.

I then layered this on white card and more of the same paper using an XCut scalloped square die. I added a crimson red ribbon and four little matching red gems and a green one for the bow on the cupcake.

Red cupcake with sprinkles card

Pretty in pink birthday bear card

Today my card is inspired by the theme over at Cute Card Thursday: kiddies/babies. As I don’t have any stamps with babies or children on as I tend to pick the furry cuties such as bears, rabbits and penguins, here is a pink birthday bear card for a little girl.

Pretty in pink birthday bear card

I started with a clear backed sticker from Daisy & Dandelion which I added to a die cut circle of patterned paper, which was backed with a scalloped die cut circle. Can you tell I am new to die cutting and I am now using my dies for every card?! I added patterned paper from the same set (I’m not sure where this cam from as it is an off-cut from my craft stash) to the bottom half of the card and added a pink satin ribbon border.

Then I stamped the sentiment, layered this on patterned card and added a bow from the same Daisy & Dandelion sticker set. I then fussy cut around another two bows stuck on pink card to add a decoupage layer on the image and the edge of the sentiment. I would normally have added gems in the corner but as the sticker set had some small circles I added these to the corner instead, to match the rest of the set.

I am also entering this card into the following ‘anything goes’ challenges at Crafting by Designs and Lemon Shortbread.

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.

Christmas in August? Bring on the mince pies!

I had a little trouble with the sketch over at Mojo Monday as although I am really enjoying playing with my new Big Shot Plus, all the dies I ordered haven’t quite arrived yet and I am still waiting on circles and scalloped circles. So instead I have flipped the layers so my circles are at the front and the squares are behind.

Square red Merry Christmas snowflake card

The tartan paper is from a Christmas Me to You pack, but I’m not sure about the striped paper, as it was in my ‘off-cut’ drawer, but I do recall it was from a 12 inch Christmas set. I stamped the topper using a Rocket Red dew drop Ink pad, and layered this over a large snowflake. Finally I added gems in the corner to add the finishing touches.

I will also be entering this card into the ‘anything goes’ challenges over at Inspiration Destination and Penny’s Paper Craft Challenges.

Die cutting wonderful wedding cakes

As you’ve probably guessed if you have been following my blog, that my posts this week will likely be filled with die cutting as I have my new Big Shot Plus!

A square cream card with patterned gold and mint paper topped with a wedding cake die cut and message: best wishes for your life together

Today it is the turn of the wedding cake die from Sweet Dixie on a card I created for the challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations with the below inspiration, which I am also entering into the Inspiration Destination challenge, which is ‘anything goes’.

Cupcake inspirations challenge 371

Using a DCWV mat from the Luxury Stack I cut and layered this with the same cream card I used to die cut the wedding cake. I then added a rub-on sentiment to more cream card and added this with foam pads, over a gold ribbon. Finally I added three mint green coloured heart gems in the top corner to complete the design.