Thursday, 12 September 2013

Dress themed birthday party

Hello to you on this rainy Thursday. With the boys both at school I managed to have a morning of crafting yesterday. I have been working on decorations for my nieces birthday in a few weeks time. My sister is the cake maker of the family and Erin has requested a party dress theme. So whilst Katie is busy working out the cake design, I have been making bunting and cup cake toppers to match. Erin loves all the pretty floral patterns in at the moment and her favorite colour is tourquoise, so I had a rummage in my paper stash and here's what I have made
I am yet to find a way to photograph bunting in a way to show its full effect, I am so pleased with this and can imagine it hanging in her bedroom after her birthday.
And here are the cup cake toppers

I really hope Erin is going to like her dresses and I will get some more pics on the actual day with the cake.

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Monday, 9 September 2013

Halloween Candleabra

Hi and happy Monday to you all. You will remember at the end of last week I promised to show you my Halloween wreath, unfortunately the weekend turned out busier than anticipated with Mexican supers, last minute back to school purchases and Ben Nevis of the ironing world. So my Halloween wreath is still not finished, however a wreath will not be the only decoration in the Hobbs house this October 31st. Halloween gets bigger and bigger every year in our house and I just love making decorations for it. Anyway whilst shopping at the weekend I saw some black Candelabra's in the 99p shop and thought they would be perfect decorated up, so a few skulls here and some black net there voila!
Now they look super spooky on the hearth, but you can't see the real effect, so here they are with a lighter background
Not bad for £1.20 each and they will look fab, although I will not actually light them due to the net and plastic being flammable.

Hope you like them, and just goes to show a glue gun is one of the best things you can have in your craft room! I love mine.

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Friday, 6 September 2013

Pin Wheel Birthday Card

I haven't had much time to craft since my last post as we have had friends to stay and the whole back to school rush, talking of which here's Finn and Sam yesterday
I can not believe Sam has started school, it has gone so quickly, how cute does he look?

Anyway I have only had a little time this morning to make a quick card, here it is

Its quite simple in design, I have cut the pin wheel myself as I do not have the die, but they are quite quick to make anyway.

That's all for today as I am off to work in a minute, but I am hoping to finish a Halloween wreath I have been working on over the weekend, so pop back then and have a look.

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