WOWIE! 4K on IG Thanks – My gift to you!

11 Feb

Wow, I just noticed today I have over 4K followers, I am absolutely humbled by the fact you would like to follow my feed and see my work, and everything in between. To say thanks for all of your support I have a gift for you! An A4 black and white ice cream print – just download and it’s yours to adorn your lovely walls! It will be available for 24hours 9pm Wednesday February 11th until Thursday February 12th 2015.

Thanks again, it means so much that you are interested in what I do, and that it keeps me going doing what I love most! xx

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Sorry this free printable has now finished, please keep an eye out it will soon be released as a print! xx

©Muska & Elvis 2015. All designs are protected by copyright. Artworks cannot be copied, printed, or reproduced, in whole or in part, without the permission of Muska & Elvis. MuskaElvis_BWIcecream_Printable2015 is for person use only and is not to be reproduced or sold.

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM MUSKA & ELVIS

24 Dec

WOW! This year has flown by, I really have no idea where it went! I’m sorry that I haven’t posted much this year, to be honest Muska & Elvis got really busy in the past 6 months and I’ve been really trying to balance everything out, and unfortunately here got left a little behind. Although I aim to get back on it next year with lots of goodness, in the meantime you can always find me on my Instagram & Facebook account.

I hope that you all have a Fab Christmas, and a brilliant New Year ahead! Take it e-e-easy and take care!

xx

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Printable Christmas Cookie/Candy Labels & Gift Tags towards the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal

25 Nov

Let your giving go that little bit further this year. Do you remember my HO HO HO Christmas cookie bag labels I designed last year, that I used to package small gifts of choc dipped pretzels with sprinkles? Well they are now a printable and available in my Etsy store for $5.00AUD along with matching gift tags. You can print as many as you like and 100% of purchases will be donated to the Australian NSW Salvation Army Christmas Appeal. These are perfect for that little home baked gift to give out to friends and family and also make the perfect teacher gift, school or kindy gift, that the kids can get in on to help make. Doesn’t have to be pretzels, I’m thinking Gingerbread or Biscotti again this year…..

The link to the listing is here, and to find out more about the Christmas appeal and how you can get involved even more, click here xx

Ps. I bought these awesome polka dot cello bags from the dollar store $2 for 20, you can find lots of different ones to add even more fun to your gift!

Pps. In the download there are guides where to punch to thread the ribbon, but there is also a template without guides for those of you who want to use label only and no ribbon.

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Santa is coming to town!

24 Nov

WOW! I am so sorry for my lack of posts! I have to say that Muska & Elvis has been very busy and keeping me on my toes, as well as trying to find a balance looking after and spending time with my tiny’s, the Mister and friends and family, and just your everyday everything, it.is.challenging. So unfortunately to keep up my blog has suffered, but to make it up to you I have some fab FREE Christmas downloads available over the next few weeks. To start I have these super fun Santa letters! You know Santa likes the finer things in life too, and he likes to receive something cool everything now and then too. So I have designed 4 different designs to cater for every child (I hope) traditional, the non-traditional, and the ever so popular monochromatic child, and incase you have 4 or more children, they can all choose their own letter! I have made them super easy, no bleed, just easy to use crop guides for you to cut. There are 2 letters per A4 sheet. Print borderless A4 if you can from your printer (no problem if you can’t print border less it will still fit. Print at 100% scale, landscape orientation. You can print off as many as these babies as you like.

Keep your eyes out, I will have some gift tag downloads coming soon! xx

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©Muska & Elvis 2014. All designs are protected by copyright. Artworks cannot be copied, printed, or reproduced, in whole or in part, without the permission of Muska & Elvis. Muska & Elvis Santa Letters all designs are for personal use only.

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Letters to my children

21 May

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Especially now that I have children of my own, my parents are constantly telling me stories about how I was when I was younger, and what they used to think and do, and how they felt during certain moments in my life. When Lil M was born I had so much to tell her, there was so much I wanted her to know right there and then, but she won’t ever know or understand what I am saying. I knew there would be so much I would want to share with her and I wanted her to know my feelings of her in real time. So I designed a letterhead just for her and kept an empty letter in an envelope in my hospital bag, so I could write her a letter telling her exactly how it felt to meet her, no details missing to my memory. Then I realised I would always have so much to say, so I printed out more, and every now and then I sit down to pen a letter to my little darling. Of course I have continued this with the birth of Mr Lil M. I put each one in an envelope and date them and keep them in a box along with all the cards and notes we have given her so far, even Christmas tags from her first Christmas.

I tell her how much she amazes us with her curiosity and determination to learn and to soak up the world around her, how much of a little adrenaline seeker she is, which I love, but scares me at the same time, but I know I have to let her explore, and that she will get her own bumps and scratches along the way, that she is such a funny little entertainer, with such a huge personality, always trying to make us laugh, and that she loves to dance (love is an understatement, especially if Pharrell’s Happy comes on) and how kind and nurturing she is (her toys get the most kisses in the house), I also tell her how she can also be so naughty, but that at the same time it can be so funny when she chucks a tanty and that she is so brilliant at ‘fake’ crying and peeking through her hands to see if we are watching (how does a 2 year old know how to do these things?!), and that we have to hide or turn around to hide our laughter. Or that time I had to carry her under my arm to the car whilst kicking and screaming, whilst pushing Mr Lil M in the pram to the car, because she didn’t want to leave and wanted to hang out with a weird and freaky looking doll (from my point of view, any real life looking baby doll freaks me out!) from a playgroup. Or how recently she has heard me say the ‘F’ word once which I rarely ever say, and now she has been using it in a Monster voice tone whenever she drops something, and now I’m in damage control to get her back to saying Oh no! (it’s slowly working if you are interested, and I’m constantly ‘dropping’ things in her presence saying ‘Oh no!’)

Mr Lil M, so far only has one letter, but his next one I’ll be sure to tell him that he doesn’t give me much sleep lately, but that on the upside it means I get sneaky warm cuddles while everyone is sleeping, that when he smiles my heart absolutely melts, and that I wonder whoever else’s heart he may melt in the future, and that he loves really long ‘chats’ with Daddy, and that his sister absolutely well and truly adores him and thinks it’s the funniest when he ‘does big fart’ or ‘big burp’.

To be honest I had not opened the box for a while properly, I’ve only put things in it, until this morning to take some pictures for his post, and so many gorgeous moments came flooding back to me, even just my eye catching Lil M’s hospital band when she was born made me feel so elated, I am so happy to have this box not just for my children (who I will give them their boxes and contents at a very later stage to keep, in the mean time I can’t wait to read them the letters or let them read them, once they are much older, enough to understand and to appreciate the moments shared – maybe when they are 18 or 21? Who knows, I’ll know when) but also for me and the Mister to go back in time a little, as time is moving far too quickly for our liking.

Don’t think that it is too late to start either, I think that any memory you can hold onto is one to be cherished. x

I actually picked this box up at one of my fav secondhand markets straight of the bat, it’s part of 3 that nest together, as Lil M’s collection grew I needed a bigger box and this was perfect and now I also have another the same for Mr Lil M.

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If you would like a custom pdf letterhead designed by me for your child, please feel free to contact me Muskaelvis@gmail.com x

DIY Easter surprise! An ‘almost’ choc free toddler gift

11 Apr

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How is Easter get here already!? It’s already a quarter of a year over! So Lil M is still only 2 so I think we will be waiting until next year for her first easter egg hunt which I cannot wait for, and being so little we are also not giving her a truck load of chocolate. Last year she received a super cute yellow spot egg cup (which has since broken – not by her) a good sized Max Brenner egg (that took her about a month to eat a little bit here and here ha! And it was one of her first tastes of the good stuff) and who we all now know as Spot, a Craftholic rab toy we purchased for her in Singapore earlier that year who is now one of her besties!

This year I went a bit DIY. I am in love with all the blank goods available from Blank. As soon as I saw the blank hollow eggs, I was sold and I had so many ideas running through my head for Lil M, she loves nesting dolls, we have a few OMM sets that she adores, so I thought she would love opening these to find a little surprise in each!

This was so much fun to do, although I changed my mind on one and I did a complete overhaul, many coates later I was happy (the gold and peach egg), I just used acrylic paint, to do the perfect spots, I cut holes out of some very low tack white sticker paper I had, then used them as a mask to paint over, then peeled off.

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One egg is filled with a big heap of scratch ‘n sniff stickers – again this little lady is crazy for stickers, the scent is an added bonus to the excitement! Another is filled with hair clips from The Kid Store (co-lab with Milk n Soda), and the other is filled with a Lindt chicken – only one just fit, but she can have the rest hanging outside,  oh and the little wooden rabbit toy is a little click clack I also bought from The Kid Store, she already has a pig that was a gift that keeps her busy for a while racing him along the floors!

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As for the little guy, well definitely no choc for him, but I made him this little bandit bunny that I created out of some calico scraps, and left over scraps from one of his change mats I had made. I haven’t finished him yet and I’m not sure if he will work out to be what I had in my head, but if he is, you will be sure to meet him…

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Here are a few of my picks for some choc free easter pressies!

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1.Oak bunny ears egg cup by Hop & Peck   2. Rabs by Craftholic   3. Miss Rabbit onsie (illustration) by Laura Blythman available at The Club of Odd Volumes   4. Mr Agent poster available from MiniWilla   5. Graphic Knitten beanies available from Larkstore   6. Animal egg cups also available at Larkstore   7. Balthazar the knitted bunny available from Bla Bla   8. Bunny plate by Omm available from Made590   9. Miffy Books available from Kinokuniya   10. Amugurumi Moustache Crochet Bunny available from Whitesundays on Etsy   11. Bunny Girl illustration by Nomuu   12. Miffy money box available at Shorties Kids

Happy Easter have a wonderful time spent with family and friends! xx

Mr Foxy Face Printables available now!

5 Apr

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Ohhh Mr Foxy Face!

I original designed this little guy for an A4 print, and then used his face for a felt cut out card, and now he is crashing in on printable gift wrap, gift tags and greeting cards (a banner and poster prints to come later this week). Check him out in my Etsy store, everything is under $5 (AUD), and the best thing is, is that once you have the file, you can print as many as you like, and have it at easy reach for when you need to glam up a pressie or pen a note to someone special! Enjoy the many faces, of Mr Foxy Face! x

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