Sunday, 12 February 2012

Free Digi... (if you are interested!)

Hello blog friends!

Hope I have not kept you waiting for too long. I did say that I was going to show you something that you've not seen before in my last post, didn't I?

Well, it was my daughter Aimee's 9th birthday last Sunday (where has the time gone? She has grown so fast!). We had around 6-8 kids around our house for a fun party with yummy food. To start the party off we had a craft session first. We made key rings, ear rings and magnets out of shrink plastic. The kids enjoyed it! It was their first time to see such a thin plastic sheet wiggled and wriggled and shrinked to 7 times smaller into a hard piece of plastic. It was great watching their faces being amazed at the transformation! ^_^ Then we had an intense and exciting sports team competition and funny dance along games on the XBox Kinect. Gosh! I almost forgot that I am not as young as these children. After the party, I was aching everywhere!!

Anyway, enough of me talking. The thing I was going to show you are the party invitations which Aimee and I made. Aimee had a special request for her invitations. She said she would like a fancy dress party at home. Therefore, she would like to have an image of someone dressed up in costume as the main focus on the invites. And as it is the year of dragon this year, preferably someone dressed up in a dragon outfit. Hmmm.... this request turned out to be almost impossible. Where would I find a stamp/ image as she described? There might be one out there (if you come across one, please do let me know) but due to time restriction I didn't have a choice but to try and draw one myself!! So here it is, our first invitation with my creation. You have been warned, there will be lots of pictures in this post!! tongue smileys

I think I haven't done too terribly here, have I? I think she looks quite cute in the dragon outfit! When I drew her I had Aimee in mind, so I decided to call her Em. Here is a closer look of Em, holding a birthday cake too:

And here are some of the invitations which Aimee coloured in. She coloured them in according to her friends favourite colours.

Here's a closer look. I particularly love the colourful wings on the far right. We also added  Stickles Crystal glue on the wings and 3D Crystal Lacquer on the dots of the dragon, which unfortunately didn't show up very well in the pictures.

I also wanted a sentiment specifically for this invitation, thus I used Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 to create the circular sentiment image. We used coloured pencils on the centre smaller circles and attached gems on each side.   

This is the inside of the card with all the party details. I applied double sided tape on three sides so it acts as a pocket for the RSPV tag.

Here is a picture of the RSVP tag.
Hope I have not bored you with all these photos. If you have managed to stay with me this far, I am delighted to tell you that I am happy to share Em with you. I know there are a lot of talented artists out there and their creations are amazing. But if you like Em and would like to use it on your cards, scrapbooks or any craft creations, please email me HERE and I will email you a copy.

Thank you for reading my post. I will come back soon. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


  1. Wow well done she is so cute a beautiful drawing see you have found a new talent love it
    Jacki xx

  2. Wonderful invitation, Julie! Love the sweet dragon - you did a fabulous job drawing and coloring the images! Hope your daughter had a Happy, Happy Birthday!


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