Friday, July 18, 2014

Mickey Mouse Cake Smash

Recently I had a lovely customer contact me in hopes I'd be able to help her with her son's upcoming 1st birthday party. The party theme was Mickey Mouse and she had seen some of my previous Mickey Mouse punch art and loved how it looked (you can read about it here). I was of course happy to help her out and off to work we went on planning and co-ordinating everything she needed. The main item she was after was a Mickey "Happy Birthday" wall bunting set so that she could use it for the cake smash photo shoot as well as the party. And here it is in action! 

Isn't Oliver the cutest little guy? His massively talented mum Kelly, of Ollie & Me made the cake smash set. And the beautiful shot taken by the super clever Kate Wiggins Photography

It was a fun order to make and I can't wait to show you the photos of the rest of the items I  made for the birthday party! 


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sketch Layout Challenge #13

Our sketch this fortnight was designed by Tristan of Tinstar Designs. She is loving banners right now so naturally wanted to make sure her sketch featured them. Enjoy everyone's creations and don't forget you can easily Pin the images if they take your fancy by hovering over the image and then the "P" button will appear! :) 

First up is Tristan's design (Tinstar Designs). She has 65 Christmas cards to make each year as she likes to send cards to all her family and friends all over the world and thought this month was a good time to get started. 1 down, 64 to go!

My sister made these cards! My favourite of the two is the top one because of the gorgeous vintage floral stamped banner, but they are both beautiful aren't they?

These two were made by a friend of mine. She is generally a scrapbooker and has recently joined our card challenges. I looove her designer paper choices. I have a sneaking suspicion that her DSP stash is better than mine!

My favourite card of the challenge, made by Stacey from Rustic Squirrel Handmade. The Bermuda banners along side the white and the Natural Composition DSP... to die for!! Stacey has blogged about her card here and you can read about what she used and how she made it.

This lovely design was made by Eliza Childs. Instead of using large banners she opted to do smaller and using a floral ribbon, which is was a lovely idea.

These two stunning cards were made by Mary Shapley who is a downline of my downline! I am really loving her black flower in the top card! 

Michaela has joined our challenge group and this is her first creation. It is pretty awesome isn't it? I love the new chunky baker's twine that she's used. And of course the green!

Now for my cards. I was feeling a little lazy for my first card design. It was late at night and I was getting tired, but I really wanted to try to make at least one card for the challenge before I went to bed. I remembered I had a baggie full of unused gift tags and embossed cardstocks from projects that I didn't finish in the past. And this is where I found a set of 3 matching gift tags that I made for a display for my catalogue launch last year! They work perfectly as a slightly different interpretation of the sketch! 

Then my second card design. I was feeling indecisive. So I turned to my colour coach and randomly chose a colour. The colour I chose was Basic Gray. I turned over to the back of the card for some colour combination ideas. 

I chose the top colour combo! It was a combo I had never seen before so thought I'd give it a whirl and this is what I came up with. 

I think it is actually quite an awesome combo. I especially love the green and grey together and am hoping to try and use it again soon on another project. 

And that wraps up yet another Sketch Layout Challenge. If you're a card maker yourself and you'd like to take part in our challenges in the future just pop over and join our group here. We'd love to have you.