Archive | July, 2012

Make me a felt tiger!

19 Jul

Meet Tobias the Tiger (I’ve been watching arrested development – If you have watched the show, Tobias the Tiger has no similar qualities to Tobias I promise! ahaha).

Tobias the felt tiger is a very easy and inexpensive friend for your little (or big ones) room. Even if you are not the most craftiest you will find this very to put together , as they are all very simple shapes, and can be done for any animal, just simplify them!

Start off with drawing out what you want to create – I drew out the shape of the tigers head, then drew in his face details using large shapes, I then used my drawing as a template to cut each piece out from my felt pieces.

Then I stuck all the pieces onto the initial face shape – use craft glue or double sided tape (which I used, as felt is very textured it tends to stick to each other anyhow). I then chose a bold colour for the backing which I couldn’t find large enough in felt in the colour I wanted (my tiger was to fit into a 23cm x 23cm box frame (I bought this Ribba frame from IKEA), so I used a very fine corduroy, and then I popped it into a frame… yes as simple as that, I really didn’t even need to explain it, see the images below of the shapes I used and how I put Tobias together!

Give it a go you will be surprised at what you can create! Have fun x

Printables are here!

17 Jul

I have to firstly apologize, I haven’t made a post in more than a few weeks! I have been working on getting my printable pre-designed invitations available online and along with preparing those I have also had a fair few custom invite and party projects that have been keeping me busy, when the Lil M isn’t already keeping me on my toes!

AND I have discovered Instagram properly, so I have been posting quite a lot on there in the past month – follow me and find me on Instagram – muskaelvis – I have plenty more pics and ideas on there regularly which I don’t always post on here or on Facebook, just to keep everything fresh and different and non repetitive!

I have more ideas than I have time, so there are still plenty more printable designs coming! Have no fear though, I do still provide the whole package of printing onto gorgeous paper stock, with trimming and assembly on all my printable designs, just ask and I will provide you with free no obligation quote!

Check out my album on Facebook here with images of all the printable party packs, invitations and thank you cards available.

So I’m going to say that I’m back! And over the next few weeks I have some fab posts coming up – I’ll leave you with a snap shot of what I’ve been up to and some of the posts to come!

Have  a fab day! x

Custom bridal shower/kitchen tea invites and recipe cards

Custom Thank You cards

Creating artwork for Lil M’s nursery, while bringing back my love of pastel pencils – I will have a full post on this, on how to create a fun and effective piece of artwork onto kraft card with more artworks to come

DIY initial die cut cards you create at home that look super cool! I will be doing a post on this with a FREE printable download for a try fold heart die cut card in this design and hot pink chevron

Meet Poochie, my much loved toy since I was 3 and her life story, and I already have and will be calling on more stories like hers! If you would like to share photos and stories of your much loved childhood toy I would love to do a post, a month dedicated to your loved one – you can be anonymous if you like, send pics and a stories to me @   Muskaelvis@gmail.com  come join in the fun!

So don’t go too far, there is more to come! x