I will heartily admit I am a jack of all trades when it comes to odd jobs in my freelance working life. Im master of none, obviously. I do really odd commissions and some that fly out of nowhere and then never to return again. I get frequent commission with some regular companies too but its the freaky ones I love the most. Because they are not routine, I guess. This week has seen a lot of outlandish stuff of which I have enjoyed every second so far. For one, Im currently Junes Fiskateer for the Uk Fiskarettes blog. Last week I supplied this using their products and this week I supplied this using their punches. Go here for the 3rd June entry to see the full reveal of this layout. This week I made 3 projects from very little paper supplies to try and stretch out the budget. I liked the results a LOT.
Today I completed the write up and design of a paper range for Augusts Crafts Beautiful to tie in with my article relating to tea parties. I mean who would turn that down as a human let alone a crafter? I fashioned my designs around spotty tea pots and cup cakes with co-ordinating papers in spots and stripes. I have a sneak preview of them here - the editorial team really think these should be fabrics. If only...................and they will only be available to download from the Crafts beautiful website for one month only in July. I used them to make stationary for my tea party by the form of invites, place settings and cup cake penants. I cant wait to photograph the tea party tomorrow (Ellie has no idea, I cannot wait to see her reaction). I have a beautiful 2 tier cake stand in red spots to fill with scones, dainty sammiches, iced gems, marshmallow on sticks plus royal albert tea cups filled with Tetley tea, glasses of pink lemonade, another cake stand for individual cup cakes that have red and white spotted cases (swoon) too. I think we are all deserved of English tea parties and if you live in the Wigan area, we have enough food for those who live local - you could come if you wanted :)
I have further sneaks of layouts I have made with Junes Kit from Sarahs Cards tomorrow that I have rounded off today. You really ought to brace yourself with the wonderful ideas she has coming your way with the kits. I get so excited when I see friends hitting on a good thing. Im going to be taking pictures of her twins on Friday; Im so so excited. I lerb babies.
This afternoon i also did some collaboration work for Nintendo. I mean, shut up! Nintendo? Im so excited about that. Im not into gaming and essentially what I did was not for gaming. You know, its all CV building stuff! It was all good fun and this house is Nintendo freindly what with a Wii, a gameboy and DS and a DS Lite plus games to go with them!
Lastly, on the home front, have you ever seen such a cutey ravaging ham out of hands before?
Little sod. My boy was out sitting outdoors on some spare bathroom carpet yesterday and was looking in need of a photograph. He tries licking the lens at every opportunity but this time laid back when Mark came outdoors armed with ham and tidbits. Next time mark, he will eat your hand.
As a bonus I have a double tier red spotty cake stand to GIVE AWAY. Can you believe it? The amazing people at www.dotcomgiftshop.com have donated one as a prize for one lucky person who will leave a comment relating to what their favourite product is on the website. **for those who dont know, if you hold Ctrl and click (command and click for mac users) your mouse over a link, it will open a window in a seperate tab so you wont lose this page** It does encourage you to go and have a look but I PROMISE you that you will not be disappointed. They are not paying me and nor have they offered me anything in way of promoting the site, except of course the cake stand for one of you guys to win. I personally love the site and am saving for the French Chateau supplies! Be advised though, this giveaway is open to everyone but if an overseas person wins Id be willing (and hope they would too) to split costs on shipping. It doesn't weigh a great deal and wont cost the earth but it helps with costs etc. I hope you don't mind :)
So what you waiting for, go and have a look and share with me your favvo item. And no, you cant bag the french chateau stuff cos they are MINE. All mine.