Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Hi Folks,
My sister-in-law gets married next week and a few weeks ago we hosted a bridal shower/hen night for her in a local hotel. The theme was pink & black - naughty or nice. I had the exciting job of decorating the venue and co-ordinating gifts and games etc. In traditional bridal shower fashion everyone in attendance received a goody bag which i made using the template Sarah from Sarahs little snippets gave me.This bag was made using 2 sheets of a4 black card This was embellished quickly with pink & white pearlised card cut into strips. The wording was printed on using Lucinda Handwriting. The little image is from a set of stamps by Smirk, stamped with staz-on black ink and coloured in using whispers brush pens. The scalloped circle is a woodware punch. 3d foam pads were used to attach the image to the bag and pink organza ribbon was used for the handles.
Lots of little goodies were popped inside for the attendees and proved a lot of fun on the night.
I had to make a larger bag however to accommodate all the essential items for the bride to be this required two sheets of a3 card. To decorate this bag i used a large strip of pink pearlised card and using my cricut cut out the letters "bride to be" in black card and attahed them with foam pads. I dont have a picture for this sadly.
They were fun to make! (Just as well as I had 13 to do!)
Thanks for looking

Monday, 18 July 2011

End of term presents ....

Hi Folks,
It was that time of year that saw me in a last minute flap (as usual) to get cards and gifts made for the teachers and assistants!
I had got some lovely bath salts with wooden scoops that just needed packaged nicely. This was a job for my cricut - tags, bags & boxes cartridge. Once glued together i just used some pink ribbon and gingham card to embellish the rose scented salts & lilac ribbon and gingham card for the lavender one. To attach the scoops i made a simple slit through which i tied some silver cord.
The cards were made using stamped images from the stampendous pail topper set which i can't remember the name of! (school days is in my head but i could be making that up!) And coloured in using pro markers. The patterned paper is from an old be unique range and cut using a large sizzix scalloped square die.
Thanks for looking.

birthday cupcakes

Hi Folks,
my son turned a "big 4" as he talks about at the end of June and I had the task of creating his wish to have tractor cupcakes! I didn't delight in the thought of making individual ones and decorating them as there were quite a few to do so instead i thought i'd use them to make a larger cake.
Once i baked what seemed like hundreds of cupcakes (actually it was more like 50) i set about trying to arrange them into the shape of a tractor (trickier than you think especially at midnight!) and decide what colours which cupcakes had to be iced like.
From the picture you can see the outcome! Caleb was delighted, as were all the kids (& big kids) who came to the party! It took longer however to get the green food dye off my hands!

crochet hat

Hi folks,
found this picture on my phone of my son(yes i know he's wearing a pink hat!lol) with one of my baby gifts i made a few months ago!
Its a little pink crocheted hat with matching purple crocheted flower. Very simple to do and very much appreciated by the mother of little anna!