Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Elijah Rainbow Banner

In preparation for the Cake Smash photos I wanted to make some props, and really liked the idea of a name banner. As I had planned a rainbow cake, a rainbow banner was obviously appropriate.
I used my Silhouette to cut the banner shapes, which made it super easy, and I cut each of the letters of his name out too. I then stamped onto each white banner with the coordinating colours, and used square, circle and star stamps.
Here's a close up...

And here's how the finished banner looks :)

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Rainbow Smash Cake

When my friend who is a photographer was asking for a volunteer to have a go at Cake Smashing I have to admit I didn't have a clue what she meant, but a quick good showed exactly what it was! What do you get if you put a baby and a pretty cake together? Cake Smash!
The deal was, I make the cake, she'd take the photos, so off I set to make a cake. It had to be buttercream icing for the best mess and smash, but I didn't want it to be boring, so I searched around online and found a tutorial for a petal cake. I decided to take it to the next level and do it rainbow coloured. Here are my bags of rainbow coloured icings. You need to work on the one after the other, so I had to be careful to keep them in the right order!

You start by piping dots of each colour, the smudge them right, then add the next row, but move all the colours along one. You repeat this until it is completely covered. 

Here is the cake about to be smashed

Tomorrow I'll be showing the banner I made for the background!

Thanks to the wonderful Kirsty Wiseman for these fab images!

Monday, 24 June 2013

Mickey Mouse 1st Birthday card

This is the card I made for my little man for his birthday, and it is made almost entirely on my Silhouette portrait. We went to Disneyland Paris last week, and in preparation for doing my first real scrapbook I've been looking on Pinterest at loads of Disney layouts and free files which inspired this card. The font is called Waltograph and can be downloaded free from (SO useful for all your font needs!). I made the background paper myself by replicating a little Mickey head over and over. The Silhouettes print feature makes this easy (and it also meant I could just print his name and then cut it on my silhouette. I googled some Mickey things like hands and shorts, then using the trace feature on the Silhouette software I was able to cut each other the parts in different sections and layer up the colours. Some bright red and yellow card was all I needed to finish it off, with a little stitched edge ribbon. I hope you like it :)

Sunday, 23 June 2013

My little man is 1!

Where has the year gone?! I can't believe EJ turns 1 tomorrow. We had family round today for a little birthday tea and although initially I hadn't planned to make a cake I knew I had to!
Joey suggested Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (we went to Disneyland Paris last week) but I settled on just Mickey Mouse. Not wanting to over complicate it I just made a white base and added red and yellow circles and a Mickey head. My piping is, as usual, not great, but I'm working on it!!! I even tried to do a Disney font!

Hopefully I'll post his Mickey card tomorrow, and some other fun things we did for his birthday!

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Gorjus Girlie card

This is a card I made for my friends daughter who was turning 3. I used a Gorjus Girl stamp and coloured her with promarkers. I've learned my lesson in the past and having coloured a beautiful image not been able to find any paper to match it, so based on some advice from C&C I chose my background paper first and based my promarkers on that! It makes SO much sense! I made use of some little punches which often get neglected, a tiny label one onto which I stamped her name, and a candle one which I think looks cute in the centre of a die cut circle. Doing pinks and purples is outside of my comfort zone, but I'm happy with how it turned out!

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Vintage Wedding Card WMS

I think I have a new favourite stamp set. I have fallen in love with the new Waltzingmouse Folk Medallion set. It is so versatile, and I am excited to see all the different ways I will be able to use it. After the blog waltz I had pinned lots of different images onto my pinterest board, and I totally CASEd this card from Karin here

I stamped the main image in versamark and heat embossed with WOW fine white embossing powder, I then chose some of the smaller medallions (of which there are many, and so many combinations you can use!) and stamped them in a variety of browns. I was stamping onto the card which you find in the centre of wrapping paper! I then sponged this and layered up onto some white, brown and then kraft card base.