Silent Sunday – Have A Magical Day


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Handcrafted Greeting Card – Goodbye and Good Luck #Handmade

One of our fabulous regular customers contacted me to ask about a “good luck” card for her supervisor at work who is leaving England to head off to live in Spain (it’s alright for some!).

At the moment they are unsure whether he will be living the life of leisure or will look for some work once he’s settled but just now he keeps winding up everyone at work telling them he’ll think about them slogging away while he is sunning himself on the beach with a beer in his hand.

The brief I was given for this card was it to be an 8x8inch card with a humorous style, depicting a man on the beach with beer – to reflect his statement above.

This is what we came up with:


This card was created using a design sheet from Gordon Fraser which was downloaded from the CraftsUPrint website – I printed several copies of this sheet to allow me to decoupage the key elements.

Our customer loves this card and I hope the recipient does too – I have been assured that he will as he is a very fun, jokey type of person :)

We can create other designs to suit your requirements via our website, so if there is something you would like please just get in touch.

Thanks for looking, love Laura xx

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Daughters 60th Birthday Keepsake Card With Gift Drawer







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Silent Sunday – Happy Birthday Keepsake

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Handcrafted Greeting Card – VW Birthday

I recently had an order from a customer for an eight inch square greetings card for her sons 29th birthday.

The recipient is a VW enthusiast and campervan conversion specialist so the theme for this card was quite an obvious one.

I chose to use shades of blue and silver in this design in keeping with their business logo colours, these colours were layered to give a dimensional detail.

I then used multiple diecut campervans in different colours giving a drop shadow effect before finishing with a ‘Happy Birthday Son’ sentiment and a Hunky Dory insert.

This greetings card was designed and handcrafted by Cards And Candles For All Occasions, if you would like to discuss your greetings card, keepsake card, candle or gift requirements please email me at

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Keepsake Card – Hairdressing theme, 50th Birthday

I was asked to create a freestanding keepsake card for a mobile hairdressers 50th birthday… the theme was ‘hairdressing holdall’ with accessories.

I used black cardstock to create the base of the card which is an opening bag with baby pink ribbon handles and tie closure, I then added cerise and baby pink cardstock using a matting and layering technique to add strength and character to the design.

A selection of hairdressing theme diecuts were added to the inside of the holdall to give the feeling of a mobile hairdressers kit bag, whilst some of the diecuts were left sticking out the top of the bag.

A personalised trophy and name banner were added to the outside of the holdall before the design was finished with butterflies and flowers.

Hairdressing Holdall (1)

Hairdressing Holdall (2)

Hairdressing Holdall (3)

So Excited – Create And Craft TV #Excited

This morning I was watching Dawn Wheeler and Dean Wilson on Create And Craft TV… they were demonstrating the Spellbinders Grand Calibur diecutting machine and as I had bought one of these fab machines then I thought I would email the show with some support and a few of my recent makes.

Guess what… two of my keepsake cards were shown live on television this morning. I was so excited and still can’t believe that something I have made was shown on television :-)

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