Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Elsa, Anna & Olaf guest appearance

We have some guest appearances here today - Elsa, Anna & Olaf from Frozen.  My youngest daughter is turning 5 next month (where did that go!) and she has chosen to have a Frozen Fever birthday party. 

Stay tuned for more Frozen Fever crafts to come. 


I chose the colours to match Anna's dress - they matched so well to our Bermuda Bay, Old Olive & Daffodil Delight so I've used those.  I started by creating my castle (once I had a template I simply copied it to the other invites) and I embossed it using our Brick Wall embossing folder to make it look more castle like.

For the side panels I have used our new Softly Falling embossing folder - see how it doesn't have to be snow?  Its great when you can find other ways to use your supplies and this is one of them.

As for that ice-cream cake that Olaf just can't resist... well I created that using tempting turquoise cardstock and drew the icing on with our white gel pen.  I punched the flowers from daffodil delight and early espresso cardstock, and if you can just see, I've used part of the tree builder punch underneath for the leaves.  A number 5 on top from gold glimmer paper adds the finishing touch.

I've also used the gold glimmer paper and our little letters dies to spell out the children's names on the belly bands.

Elsa, Anna and Olaf have been printed on our whisper white cardstock, cut out and they stand on the wings.  I love how when the invitation is closed Olaf is peeking out from behind Anna's skirt!

The adult's invitations weren't quite so elaborate.  I scaled them down and used the same printed inner piece with the details, backed onto Old Olive cardstock (as they are in the kids ones).  Then I made some small envelopes for them in matching colours using our envelope punch board.  Simple but still effective and the unique envelope might brighten the postie's day.

We really do have everything to you need to create some awesome invitations for your next event. Have a go when you next need to send invitations.  You'll get some great responses from your guests and the invitations will feel all the more special for the fact that you made them.

Thanks to Jen (here) for inspiring me with her design which I have based mine on.  Feel free to leave me some comments below too - what do you think of these Frozen Fever invites?

Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Big shot: Brick wall embossing folder, Softly Falling embossing folder, Little Letters dies
Other: Oval punch (castle opening), Tree Builder punch (leaves), Itty Bitty punch pack (flowers), Envelope punch board, Gold glimmer paper, white gel pen, fine tip glue pen,

Friday, 4 September 2015

Fathers Day cards

I've been a little bit absent lately from here I know.  We are busy painting our hallway and all the doors and doorframes that that entails, and I'm also working behind the scenes on several craft items for my daughter's 5th birthday party.  I'll do a post soon with photos of her invitations which are nearly finished but in the meantime here are the cards I made for our Dads for Fathers Day.

The inspiration for this card came from Linda Kaufman.  I have changed it up slightly and I decided I wanted a bit of colour in mine.  What do you think?

Are you seeing a recurring theme here?  I do like our new Tip Top Taupe in colour for masculine cards.  It looks great with black so I have used the same colour scheme for both cards.

Cardstock: Tip Top Taupe, Basic Black, Whisper White, Memento Black, Soft Sky, Old Olive
Stamps: Traveller, Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Butterfly Basics
Big shot accessories: Little Letters dies, Tags & labels framelits, Tiny Triangles Embossing folder Other: Word Window punch, Sponges, Bulldog clip

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Christmas isn't far away

Christmas isn't far away - 16 weeks - eek!  But to help you out with all your Christmas projects the new Holiday Catalogue launches today.  It has lots of awesome things in it for all your creative Christmas needs including this cool Shaker Card kit, Tag kit and new Pillow Box Thinlits Dies. 

The Pillow Box dies come with a co-ordinating stamp set and they're also a bundle which means you save 15% when you buy both!


There are some very cute kids images in this catalogue too and these Snow Friends also come as a bundle with dies to cut them out.

If you'd like a copy of the catalogue, please let me know and I can get one to you.  You can also view it online by clicking the link further up in this post, or by clicking the image on the right hand side-bar on my blog.