Just letting you know that I have moved the blog to another platform so it can now be found here.
It’s been a while since my last blog post as I’ve been busy trying to transfer my blog to another platform. It proved to be a bit more difficult that I’d hoped and I now know more about sub domains and name servers than I would have liked. I’ve still got a bit of way to go until it’s complete but the hard part is done at least.
So after a dreary weekend, I wanted to start this week with bright, cheery colours… and a freebie! I’ve created a colourful bunting template that you can download for free and then print. Just cut out the triangles, punch holes using the template, string with ribbon or twine then hang. There are spots and stipes in four colours so you can mix and match as you please.
Hope you enjoy!
You’ve probably noticed one of the top trends at the moment is the chevron pattern. It’s everywhere! I’m a big fan; it’s modern, fun and works in so many varied ways. So I thought I would create some chevron digital papers that you can download and use as you please. You can print them and use them for things like gift wrapping, scrapbooking, party decorations and craft projects. I use them for envelope liners for my cards which are over in the shop. Or the digital files can be used for invitations, digital scrapbooking, blogs or backgrounds.
I hope you enjoy….
If you are looking for style inspiration or stationery printables for parties and entertaining, be sure to check out Eat Drink Chic. It’s one of my favourite blogs and creator Amy Moss provides some gorgeous free printables. I love these “Let’s Picnic!” invitations….If only the weather was warm enough for a picnic!
Image via Eat Drink Chic
Here is an easy peasy DIY for turning a plain old paper bag into a gorgeous gift bag. All you need are some paper bags* and some MT Tape to decorate them:
1. Stick lengths of MT Tape along the gusset of the paper bag. Don’t worry if it doesn’t go on straight the first time, the great thing about washi tape is that it’s very easy to take it off and reposition.
2. Use a shorter length of striped MT Tape for the candle and position it on the front of the bag. Then use a solid coloured MT Tape to cut out the shape of a flame (you could draw the shape of the flame onto the tape before cutting). Position the flame above the candle on the bag.
3. Voila! All you have to do now is fill with treats and seal with another strip of tape.
Using MT Tape is the one of the easiest ways to dress up a paper bag. These bags are great for party favours, wedding bonbonniere or packaging baked goods and gifts.
* (If you would like to buy some of these paper bags from me just shoot me an email)
A special thanks to my gorgeous little assistant, pictured below, who helped with the photography for this post…
Earlier this month my daughter had her 3rd birthday and we celebrated by having a party for her at The Farmyard Nursery. The kids all had so much fun, they nursed little bunnies, brushed the Shetland pony, fed all the aminals and even bottle fed the lambs – so cute!!!
When I created the invitations for the party I wanted to keep with the farmyard theme. I immediately thought of red and white gingham which is what inspired this design. We sent out a map with our invitations so I used the twine at the top to tie the invitation and map together. I also created party bag labels to match. Here they both are:
I was really pleased with how the invitations turned out so I’ve decided to add them to the shop. If you like the party bag lables you can have those too by downloading the free printables that I’ve created. When I made the party bags I printed the labels onto card stock, puched a hole and tied them onto the party bags with twine. You could also print them on plain paper and glue them on or print them onto label paper and stick them onto almost anything really,
You can download the Farmyard Party Bag Labels here.
I couldn’t publish this post without including a photo from the party. So here is a photo of the birthday girl who was very excited to be feeding the lamb his bottle of milk!
Disaster struck this week when my external hard drive packed it in. All of my MINQ + MODE photos are stored on it along with our personal photos and lots of other important things. I have been using it to back up my computer, but as my dad pointed out to me today, it’s not exactly “backup” if it’s the only place the files are stored…hmm I didn’t really think that one through. So the external drive is with my Computer Guy to see if the files can be retrieved, I’m still waiting nervously for the verdict on that so fingers crossed.
Anyway, I was going to do a little DIY blog post today but the images that go with it are all trapped on my external drive. So instead I thought I would post a link to a terrific DIY from Minieco. It includes free printables and a tutorial for a gorgeous owl garland that would make the perfect decoration for a kids room.
Hopefully it will be good news about my external drive and I’ll be able to bring you my DIY next time…
Here’s the link: http://www.minieco.co.uk/hoot-hoot/
Image from Minieco