Friday, 9 December 2011

This is why I am so busy...

Hello blog friends!

Gosh! It is nearly Christmas and I am so so so behind with my Christmas cards and here is why- because... it is my daughter Jasmine's 6th birthday soon!!

I have been busy making the brithday invitations. Then party bags, cup cakes, and the cake will soon be on the production line. Oh my goodness and all these have to be done before this Sunday! Wish me luck!

No more wasting time, I just want to quickly share these invitations with you. With lots of help from my daughters colouring the images, here is what I came up with:

I've actually made more than three but don't know how to fit them all in one picture. But you get the idea! Both my daughters said they like all the fairies to be different and I guess why not?! So they have used their own artistic skills to colour and make each fairy unique in their own way. Here are a couple of the cards in close up.

And a medium close up photo of another card:

The fairy image is designed and drawn by myself. I am lucky enough to have had this image made into a rubber stamp by Elzybells, which unfortunately is closed now. The image is stamped onto white card and die cut by using Spellbinder labels nineteen. It has then been chalked while still in the die for definition.

This one has been coloured in by my eldest daughter Aimee. I love the way she created the stripy top and just used simple lines for the skirt. She also added extra lines around the star which made it really shine.

This one is coloured by Jasmine. I love this bright and colourful fairy. I have added Stickles Crystal glitter glue on all stars and flowers on the head.

Oh.. forgot to mention the inside of the card. I have printed all the party details on the computer. (For privacy reasons I used Photoshop to remove some of the details.) I cut these to size and punched a half circle on the right hand side. Then I simply attached double sided tape on three sides so that it became a pocket for the RSVP slip.

WOW! I don't think I have ever added so many photos in one post. Hope you have not been bombarded too much with all these pictures. I certainly enjoyed making these invitations with my daughters. Thank you for reading, if you managed to get this far down. Hope you all have a nice weekend.


  1. Wow. These look really cool, they are so lucky to have a mom like you. Haha

  2. Hi Julie, sorry I missed your post when you first blogged it - I've not been around in blogland much recently and hardly at all over Christmas!

    These are lovely invitations and it's wonderful that your daughters got to personalize them.

    Hope you had a great Christmas and have a lovely 2012.


  3. Happy belated birthday to Jasmine! Your birthday invites are DARLING! The fairy stamp of your very own design is so very lovely! You are truly talented, Julie! Wish you and family in UK and Taiwan a Happy Healthy New Year!

  4. I really love these birthday invitations..the faries are adorable! great job

  5. so cute! lovely set of invitations, Julie! Happy Belated Birthday to Jasmine, too! =)

  6. Beautiful work Julie, I hope your daughter had a lovely birthday x


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