Monday, 30 April 2012

Free Printable Queen's Diamond Jubilee Subway Art

Well here's another first and hopefully one of many to come...



A Diamond Jubilee Subway Art Print to add to your red, white and blue decorations
and ideas to help you celebrate in style...


download free 8 x 10 printable HERE

 for personal use only.

More Diamond Jubilee Ideas Here


Vonnie



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Friday, 27 April 2012

KEEP CALM - AND MAKE YOUR OWN

I see the keep calm prints page is popular,
so thought I would share a little secret with you...



there is this fabulous website where you can make your own very easily...


no tutorial needed it's all on the website...




it's really easy,

Choose your wording,
chosse font colour,
choose the background colour,
choose the font
choose the font size for small text (the word "and")
choose the font size for the large size text,
choose width & height for picture,
choose the picture for the top or upload your own

ta da you've done it!




so now your can Keep Calm for every occasion!



Vonnie

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Sunday, 22 April 2012

Ribbon Chandeliers

I love of these ribbon chandeliers...


they are so easy to make, a large embroidery hoop and assorted ribbons and string...


you can make it in any colours you like...








and these are alittle fancier but so adorable...

(birds and flowers stuck to the ribbon)
You'll find the tutorial here also


just think what you could add for Easter, Halloween, or Christmas
or
any birthday theme!



Hung over the party table,
from a tree, shephards crooks
or either side of the front door they are a fabulous finishing touch.



Vonnie

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Thursday, 19 April 2012

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Ideas


Now throwing a neighbourhood  party is alittle different than a party in your own back yard,



(Don't forget to download your free Diamond Jubilee Subway Art at the bottom of the page)


isn't this beautiful, wrong colours but just wanted to share it with you.


photo source
The Queen's Silver Jubilee 1977



and here's an indoor option,
just in case the good olde British summer lets us down (as if)




ROAD CLOSURE


If you are planning to close the road you will need to get permission from your local council
Councils do vary but approximately 3 - 12 weeks before.



POSTERS

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Christmas Tablescape 2012

I know I am very late in posting this but here we go...

I went for a white snowflake theme this year.

It was rather last minute...


I just placed a garland down the centre of the table,
attached white snowflakes
and added white fircones.

The snow flakes on the napkins are tree decorations.



and for New Years
(as I was extremely short of the money tree at the bottom of the garden,
so couldn't change it completely this year)



so I just change the napkin snowflakes to wishbones...


I boiled them clean and painted them gold.

I just hope those New Years wishes comes true!



Vonnie

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DIY Paper Fans

I love these paper fans...


and they are so easy to make.

this is the best tutorial I have found.

you can cut to shape your fans once you have concertina folded your paper,
and I would glue the section together not staple as the finish is nicer.


Vonnie

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DIY Tissue Flower Poms

I so wish I had a daughter when I adorable things like this...






Concertina fold (make a firm crease) 8-10 sheets of tissue paper...



fold at the centre, and secure with floristry wire.
cut to shape petals...



gently fan out and lift each layer up...



and your done!





Vonnie

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DIY Balloon Banner

This balloon banner is another cute party finishing touch...

I love the tassels on the ends...


string four of each colour balloon together...


tie the four balloons together...



put three groups of each colour balloon together...



thread a strong length of string through the centre of each group of four ballooons...



and that is it!


For full tutorial go to Design Mom



Vonnie

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DIY Pinata

I come across so many magical party ideas that are just amazing,
I thought I would share them with you...

Made from a cardboard box, and crepe/tissue paper...

cut you number from a cardboard box, these are 20" high...

Cut 4" wide bands of card, tape around the edges of the numbers...
you could glue plastic glasses on the inside for strength


cut the crepe paper 3" wide...
Cut the crepe paper, fringe and stick to pinata


I love the colours, and the different patterns of crepe paper.

You can use these for decor at a childs party, grown ups, or wedding aniversary, in alsorts of colourways they are fab!



For full tutorial go to Oh Happy Day



Vonnie

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Saturday, 14 April 2012

THE GRUFFALO PARTY IDEAS

Here's some ideas I have found for a terribly good Gruffalo party...


INVITATIONS


COME FOR TEA IT'S LIAM'S BIRTHDAY YOU KNOW
COME FOR TEA WITH LIAM AND THE GRUFFALO!

THEY'LL BE ROASTED FOX AND SCRAMBLED SNAKE
OWL ICE CREAM AND GRUFFALO CRUMBLE
FOR GOODNESS SAKE!

COME FOR TEA IN THE DEEP DARK WOOD
BUT YOU MUST REMEMBER TO BE TERRIBLY GOOD!






COSTUMES


Tutorial for owl mask
Tutorial for mouse ears




SETTING THE SCENE

 for the back drop use Woods Wallpaper

The deep dark woods




DECORATIONS






BUNTING

acorns and leaves on vines


there is a free template for this cute acorn bunting from Amay Atlas
 I found it fiddly to cut out, as cut all one.
(I have very little patience!)

I found it easier to cut separate pieces and string them together.
acorn nut template
leaf template




TABLE SCAPE



1. Wooden Plater from Bridal Hood
2.  The Two Tree Trunks Cake Stands from Bridal Hood
3. Tree Trunk Plate from My Wedding Report
4. Leave Pile on Tree Trunk Cake Plate from Toast and Tables




I adore this tree cupcake stand
 from Boss
artificial grass mat




FOOD

roasted fox
scrambled snake
owl ice cream cones

Gruffalo crumble - choc pudding purple sprinkles
poisonous warts - green grapes

log pile house - chocolate fingers and jelly snake

purple pickles juice - blackcurrant

IAs you know I am not a great fan of this kind of thing...
 these "oh crumbs" Gruffalo napkins are cute!



CUPCAKES




2. from Here
COOKIES


..."the mouse found A NUT and the nut was good"


1. Acorns in a Basket from My Own Label with instruction on how to make
2. Acorn and leaves Cookies from The Sugar Tree
3. Easy Acorn Cookies from Baking in Heels
4. Mini Acorn Pan from Mini Acorn Pan




BIRTHDAY CAKE

both from Flicker




GAMES & ACTIVITIES

pin the wart on the Gruffalo
enlarge and print a picture of the Gruffalo 
use green round stickers with child's name on for warts.


log pile house - jenga snake

mouse saw a nut - find the nut treasure hunt
printable coming soon!

owl - bean bag toss into a tree trunk hole.
made from mdf or cardboard box.




FAVORS / GOODY BAGS


wooden wriggly snake toy
clockwork mouse




PHOTO BOOTH





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