Sunday, December 22, 2013

Gingerbread house.

Today I finished decorating my second ever gingerbread house. I thought it would be an improvement on last years but... alas not. I made it for my young niece and nephew who are coming to stay with us this xmas. Unfortunately my nephew won't be able to eat any because he has severe life threatening allergies, but he can have the special job of cutting the gingerbread house. I think he will enjoy that.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

christmas e-card.

I revamped an old e-xmas card for a friend for her Facebook page. Her favourite colour is green. It's funny everybody at work has a fav colour. Juanita likes pink, Liz likes blue, Karen likes green and I like beige, although I have been advised politely to call it mocha, latte or capuccinno... sounds much better. I have to agree they are right.

Monday, December 16, 2013


A friend asked me today to design a small poster to advertise a kids night out at a fish pub. It was a rushed love job that I put together in an hour. Sound familiar to you graphic designers out there?

Friday, December 13, 2013

Melting moments.

Yesterday I bought two beautiful little christmas cakes to give to friends. I thought they were fruit cakes but I found out later that they were actually mud cakes. I placed them in the car and headed off for home. I made a couple of brief stops on the way. I should have known better on a 38 degree day. When I arrived home and opened the cake box I was horrified to see that the cakes were oozing chocolate everywhere. The wording Merry Christmas across the top of the cake had completely disappeared and the chocolate icing was dripping all over the decorative ribbon around the cake and all over the cake board. I was soooooo disappointed but I thought I will just have to fix this disaster so back to the car and off to the shops to buy a cake topper and some new ribbon. I managed to rescue the cakes without too much trouble and I think they looked pretty good. I got lots of ooooo and rrrrrrrs when I gave the cakes to the girls today so I was pleased and they both preferred mud cake to fruit cake. Accidents can sometime be a good thing. Below is the "after" photo.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Birthday invitation.

I designed a birthday invite for a special birthday. It is just simple, light and bright.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas post card.

My friend who owns Essenza asked me to design a christmas postcard to thank his clients for their support during the year and to promote his coffee roasting business. Some photos had been taken the day before which I made the most off as they are great photos, bright and cheerful and christmasy. Essenza coffee is delicious coffee. I highy recommend it.


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