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…