Well, last year my youngest turned 5 (yes, I know, I’m a little slow at getting photos up on my blog!). Anyway, despite all our encouragement for a party at a venue instead of at home, Harry wanted his party at home. And he wanted a Spiderman party.
So here are some photos from his party. First, here is a photo of the birthday boy with his cupcakes for school and the invitations I made for his friends:
A close up of the Spiderman head on the invites:
Next were the Spidey Strawberries:
Then there were the Stampin’ Up! Fancy Favor Bigz Die Spidey popcorn boxes:
This is the Swallowtail stamp, inked and Versamark and heat-embossed with black powder.
I love the colours Black and Crumb Cake together! And Versamark ink is so useful. Along with the embossing powder, I’ve also stamped Serene Silhouettes for a background effect in Versamark ink. There is a Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp, “with sympathy”, stamped in the corner of the card with black ink.
This is a gorgeous stamp, Swallowtail, available in Stampin’ Up!’s Seasonal Catalogue. I have stamped the butterfly in Versamark ink, then stamped into onto the Tea for Two DSP. I then embossed it with Pewter embossing powder (love that powder) and sponged some Island Indigo ink on the butterfly for colour.
You can make so many different cards with this stamp, and quickly too. I’ll post more of this beautiful butterfly from an afternoon of stamping soon.
Please come along to my Girl’s Night In for a card making evening to help raise money for the Cancer Council.
On the night, you will make and take 3 pre-designed cards, and they will be quite PINK! There will be PINK nibbles and drinks. Plus, there will be lots of prizes to bid on, games to play and raffles to enter! This is a picture of 1st prize in the raffle!!
Come and join in the fun for a good cause!
All are welcome, so please bring a friend!
When: Friday 19 October 2012 at 7.30pm
Door Entry: $15 ($10 donation to Cancer Council) – Plus all $$ for raffles and games will be donated!
RSVP: Monday 15 October 2012 (BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL) via firstname.lastname@example.org and I will provide my address at Stanhope Gardens.
This is a Christmas card I made for a Christmas in July team swap (yes! I know! We’re already thinking about Christmas!). My card was inspired by this simply lovely card here.
This is a close up:
I wasn’t sure if I preferred a Very Vanilla background or a Cherry Cobbler background, so I made both to see which I liked best. For those ladies who received my swap, they will know I ended up with a Very Vanilla background 🙂
Now, I didn’t emboss my frame with Gold Embossing powder – I was surprised that I didn’t have Gold Embossing powder in my craft stash!! Of course, I will rectify that problem very quickly, lol! So, my fix for the lacking of Gold Embossing powder was to stamp the image in Versamark ink, then into Soft Suede and then emboss the image with clear embossing powder. It worked a treat!
The colours I’ve used are – Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold, Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede. And the Sentiment is from Four the Holidays (such a useful stamp set!). With my Big Shot, I’ve used the Labels Collection Framelits, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder and Petals a Plenty Embossing folder. My flower is, of course, my favourite new punch, the Blossom punch. And the sparkle comes from the Champagne Shimmer Paint – which i adore!
This gorgeous Christmas banner was inspired entirely by the ever-so-creative and clever, Elisabeth Stewart. You can check out Beth’s beautiful work here.
Beth seriously inspired everyone at Convention in Canberra on stage this year with her wonderful creations! Please excuse my poor photography, it’s hard to photograph something long with a standard camera! But I have tried my best to re-create Beth’s Christmas banner here – this is a “Merry” banner:
With two boys, one in Kindy and the other in Year 1, we’ve had a few boys’ birthday parties to go to already this year! So, I found a layout that I really like using and I’ve just varied it a little each time. I have used the Grunge Rock and, sometimes, Extreme Elements stamp sets . I loved the colour combination of Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango and Night of Navy.
The next card I added the birthday boy’s age “5” by using the Big Shot and Simple Numbers Bigz Die and gorgeous red glitter paper.
And the next one I added a “6” and stamped the “Happy Birthday” in a different spot: