Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Happy Mothers Day Mums

Yes I am 22, yes I made this myself and yes these are all recycled cards and other bits and pieces I found amongst all my other things. I hope you made something nice for your mums.

Monday, 5 March 2012

London Fashion Weekend 23/02/12

 My top 10 of everything London Fashion Weekend 2012

10. Discount Elle Magazine 
At £1 per issue at London Fashion Weekend, this was an amazing bargain buy.

9. Somerset House
No need to say much, a real beauty.

8. Getting Papped
Yes getting papped whilst walking around Somerset House, checking out all the great boutique shopping and getting your photograph taken is just a great boost and then searching the web for your picture after!

7. Getting Style Tips from Fellow Visitors to Fashion Weekend
Yes all around me I was surrounded by a amazing dressers, you can learn so much from the style all around you. Some of the most fashionable people you will just bump into in the toilets.

6. The Catwalk
Watching the catwalk is not like anything I have ever seen before. The lighting, music and intimate atmosphere adds to the unique fashionable experience. You truly get up close and personal with the models, clothing and designers with the helpful introductions and hand out guides, not to mention the celebrity who hosts the show. 

5. The Relaxation

I felt Somerset house was so big and spacious you never felt like a sardine, with mini pop up cafes to grab a  
 cappuccino or a bite to eat it was very relaxing, a stress-free way to shop and catch up on the up and coming fashion fevers.

4. The Late Night Outdoor Lights and The Big Screen
Sitting outside for some fresh air or to pause the shopping was lovely to soak up the lighting all around you. Somerset House was really lit up and there was a giant screen on the side of the building displaying shows from Fashion Week, interviews with celebrities which was really interesting and felt like a mini insight to what had gone on the last few days.

3. Taking Photos of Everything and Everyone
This is a favourite hobby of mine anyway, but taking fashion related photos is a great way to learn about style and I find it just so interesting. I love capturing other peoples styles and finding ways to incorporate fashion I discover and to make new looks for myself.

2. The Holly Fulton Show Bag
Well this was really amazing, full of little beauties! This wonderful bag included Lavazza Coffee, a Toni and Guy voucher, Galaxy Chocolate, Broadway Nails Impress Nail Set, Elizabeth Arden 8 hour Cream and lots lots more....

1. The Pricetag
OK so this may be a little rubbish for a number one, but I think the cost for the 5 hours of living London fashion was a give away. I went for shop & the lot ticket which included entry to the catwalk show, show bag and all the shopping for about 40 English pounds, you can't put a price on love.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Recycle your old cards

We all receive 10's of cards every year for birthdays, Christmas, sometimes if we are lucky Valentines, Easter and other special dates. These cards stay warm in our hearts for maybe a week or two then most of us just throw them away, some recycle (which is good) and others don't. I find the cards we receive have lovely designs, patterns, handmade artwork, photographs and can end up eating away anything around £2.50 each and more and I feel its time for some re-use, re-love treatment.

My favourite card distributor Paperchase : http://www.paperchase.co.uk/

I think its time to mix it up, cut them out, piece them together and make some new magical cards.

My Project for this weekend will be making a lovely mothers day card using old cards hidden away in my drawers so watch this space and give it a go!

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