Tuesday, 22 September 2009

It's All About The Kids!

Children can be the life and soul of any party but bored children can wreak havoc. I have great fun making up activity boxes for the kids to keep them out of mischief, I think I'm just a great big kid in disguise. Here's a little look at the one that I made for my nephew to keep him occupied during his sisters Christening.

It turns out that the creepy snail that pokes its tongue out when you squeeze it was the favourite toy of the day, little boys really are weird. He spent most of the day chasing the girls with it.

LTC are now offering activity boxes for any event or budget. Let us know the age of the child and a brief idea of what they like and we can cater the box to their likes and dislikes. Simply add cake and you have an amazing party box for a child's birthday party!

Monday, 21 September 2009

The Proud Godmother Strikes....

What an amazing day!! I am so proud of my little goddaughter, she was so well behaved, but I'm more proud of my little nephew. He was the perfect little boy throughout the whole ceremony and he played away with the activity box that I had made up for him. Everyone seemed to like the hall decor which felt amazing, I'd made a large pink chiffon board with the photos' displayed as though they were on a child's mobile. I forgot to get pictures of it though...can you believe it? I'm going to have to go on the hunt now to find someone that did.

Well now the madness of the Christening is out the way, I'd better show you some of the cards I have been working on.

When a man doesn't like football, golf, beer or anything along those lines it makes things much more difficult. But I don't think you can go wrong with blue or presents, so I went overboard with both! I mean, who doesn't like presents?

I can't wait to hear the feedback.

This next card is for the birth of a baby girl. The mommy knows that she is having a little girl but is struggling to decide on a name, the client being the Little Miss Organised that she is wants the card and present well in advance so here's what I came up with.

I just love the little buttons, you can't see it from the photograph but the coloured backing card is polka dots which is why I have used the dotty paper!

Hmmm after all those cards I think we need a wedding fix! The wonderful Kate from Guide To Being A Scottish Bride has been back in touch for some thank you cards for her best men (yup she's greedy and is having two) and ushers. She knew exactly what she wanted and exactly how she wanted it laid out, which made this one of the easiest cards I've ever had to make.

As always, I have to apologise for my lack of photography skills, the ribbon down the side is actually the Black Watch tartan ribbon which is a gorgeous tartan. It ties in nicely with the 'imposter' tartan that the kilt is made out.

This week is going to be a busy one with the most talked about game in Dumfries ever!! Then there is the gathering and distributing of the Christening photos. I'm hoping to make a lovely wee album for the proud mummy and daddy as a wee surprise so that'll be added to the to do list. Whatever you are getting upto this week, have a good one!

Friday, 18 September 2009

Everybody Needs Good Neighbours!

I'm absolutely devastated! After receiving some fantastic news that I will get to work at the most talked about football match in our town since the Scottish Cup Final...I saw the sign! Now I'm not talking about some big cloud finger coming down from the sky, no it's a lot worse than that. There is a 'For Sale' sign in my neighbours garden. I'm not particularly close to my neighbour but we look out for each other, look after each others houses when we're away on holiday, return lost dogs/cats, friendly chats over the fence, that sort of thing. Really in the grand scheme of things, I couldn't have asked for a better neighbour and now....now I'm left with the uncertainty of which poor soul is going to have to put up with my madness on a regular basis! I felt that I should do something to mark the occasion, short of holding onto his leg and screaming DON'T GO!

I tried to keep it quite manly by using the greens with the Forever Friends character making it cute and friendly!

This next card was a bit of a gamble. I was so worried about showing it to the client as she'd given me total freedom with the design. Her wedding colours incorporate a pale pink and flowers are also a big part of the day so I tried to keep these the main features.

The backing papers are all separated to allow the pink backing card to show through. The image is handstamped as is the greeting. Thankfully I can breathe again, the client and her husband to be both gave the thumbs up.

Another little Smirk fix -

I'm really big on saving all the little scraps and reusing them for different projects, this card is one of those projects. I just love the cheekiness of the Smirk characters and that they can be used for pretty much any occasion.

Well, we are now only days away from the Christening. I ordered the balloons for the tables today and I now just have to print off some photographs to use on the walls. I'm sooo excited! I can't wait to wear my lovely dress.

Whatever you have planned for the weekend, I hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Happy Birthday Arline!

...when it comes! Arline has a fantastic blog called "Arline's Allsorts" which really is all about all sorts of things, from scrapping to weddings. She is hosting a challenge for birthday cards with the specifications 'pink and girly.' So here's what I came up with.

I had a lovely parcel of new papers arrive and I really wanted to do something with them, so rather than wait on an order I thought I would take up the challenge. This is the first challenge I've ever taken part in and it was really good fun. Please take a look at Arline's blog it's definitely worth a read with a cuppa in hand.

Here We Go!

Oh my goodness!! I am so nervous. The big Christening is this Sunday and I'm so not finished yet! My usual printer is on holiday so I'm having to rely on one I've never used before which adds to the nerves.

Anyway...to Little Tiger things. I've been rather busy with bespoke single cards. So here's a wee peek.

The first one is the card which I made for my dad, I was running a bit behind on the to do list so I made him a nice simple card which I knew he would love.

My dad is all about simplicity and sensibility. He's not one for extravagance and gifts must be sensible and useful, so I thought this card would suit him perfectly.

As always, a little wedding fix. Kat's wedding colours are purple and her best man is a big fan of cars, so here's the design we came up with for his thank you card.

I just love the shiny, silver card that I used for the lettering. Maybe it's a girl thing but I just love all things shiny. Unfortunately you can't see the pearlescent backing card very well. it really does make me think of a well known chocolate brand....I wonder what chocolate I have hidden in the house!

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Table Numbers - A Great Idea

I was having a nosey round the world wide web today whilst I had a few minutes to myself and I came across this absolutely stunning idea for a centrepiece but also for table numbers. I think it would be absolutely perfect for that vintage wedding. Very Pride & Prejudice don't you think?

I found it on OnceWed which is a site definitely worth a look. I may have to go a hunt round the charity shops to find some books and give it a try myself.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Smirk Away

I absolutely love the Smirk characters, they are just sooo cheeky and cute! I recently discovered that finally somewhere in my little hometown stocked some of these Smirk products and I had just the perfect project for them.

This is a birthday card for a 'tweenager,' not a teenager in years but definitely in attitude! The lass is a pink loving, sarcasm learning brat in the most loveable ways (well that's what I'm told anyway).

How cute is the muffin paper?!

This next card is for a mum who is more like a best friend. I really enjoyed making this card as I pretty much had free reign on the design and the butterfly gave me the idea of using the brown papers.

I wanted to keep it grown up by using the brown papers and burgundy ribbon and have the Smirk embellishments keep the fun, cute factor.

There seem to be lots of birthdays in September, I have quite the order list to be getting through. I've been experimenting with 'word cards' so watch this space and I'll let you see what I've managed to come up with. I thought my very own nana's birthday would be the ideal opportunity to get some practice in with these kind of cards. Can't wait to share the finished product with you all.

The Christening is now under 14 days away and I'm getting incredibly nervous about it, afterall this is the church floor that I got caught on when walking up the aisle on my wedding day - as long as I don't drop the baby or have my knickers tucked into my skirt I'm going to call it a success!

Hope you had a good weekend, I'm still trying to catch up on sleep after a weekend of night shifts!

Thursday, 3 September 2009

LTC Featuring on Guide To being A Scottish Bride

I've just completed and emailed off a suppliers interview for Kate at Guide to Being a Scottish Bride so keep an eye on her blog for it being posted! Kate is trying to show the people behind the company logos' and how knowing your supplier helps build great business relationships which are important for such big events as your wedding. We're really excited at having been picked to participate.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Paper - The First Anniversary

Well Saturday 29th August marked the end of my first year as a Mrs! I was incredibly spoiled by my husband on the day with all sorts of 'paper' gifts completed by releasing two sky lanterns before midnight. He also treated me to an ENTIRE outfit for our nieces' Christening, that included shoes, handbag and jewellery. He had better be careful because I could sure get used to that sort of treatment.

I've been working ridiculous hours this month (night shifts galore on top of a 9-5) and I have fallen a little behind on where I wanted to be at this stage. But after a hard evening tied to my desk I have almost caught upon my to do list which is an amazing feeling.

So as always, here's a little peek at what I've been upto. This is a thank you card for a bridesmaid.

The bride has chosen a colour scheme of purple teamed with a butterfly theme so I wanted to include both of these in the design to tie it in completely with the big day. I've not added any wording at this stage as I felt the text would take away from the detail.

Now...this fairy-themed Christening. Well I've been thinking hard of ways to incorporate the theme into the decor and here's a look at what I've come up with for the balloon weights.

The little fairies are hot pink against a baby pink box. As always...please excuse my bad camera. The glittery wings are so much better in the flesh so to speak, the sparkle really draws attention to the detail of this little paper fairy.

Well it's September which means it's not long to go until the Christening day and well Christmas whilst we are discussing the 'Big Cs!' Better get my list drawn up of who I should be buying for this year but not right now, the midnight hour is upon us and my bed is calling me....

Good night