FREEBIE: 'Peace, Love and Reindeer Hugs' Gift Tags | November 23, 2011

I've personally never hugged a reindeer before but I imagine the experience would be warm and snuggly and definitely worthy of wishing upon loved ones during the holiday season.

So with this concept in mind, I've created these little tags for you to download and use for your holiday gifting.

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posted under: Christmas, Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Holidays

DIY Paper Popsicle Memory Game | August 22, 2011

As a kid I adored the game 'Memory'. The truth is, I still do. Sure, it's not exactly what you would define as 'challenging' but there's something charming about it's simplicity. So, for a bit of cute fun I decided to re-create the game with a slight twist. I've replaced the cards with paper popsicles. Who doesn't love popsicles, right?

Scatter these at a summer ice-cream social, bbq or picnic for a bit of interactive fun for guests!

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Kids, Parties

Free "Let's Picnic!" Invitations | July 25, 2011

I'd firstly like to apologise to fellow Aussies for my obvious neglect of their 'seasonal' interests in recent times.  It is probably clear, upon viewing my last couple of projects, that I am a touch pre-occupied indulging in fantasies of the summertime. Please forgive me, I find that this helps me get through the cold winter months!

So, for those currently blessed with beautiful weather and thinking of enjoying a lovely picnic or two, I'm hoping that these little invites I've designed will come in handy!

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Parties, Stationery

Free Festive Fruit Drink Labels | July 20, 2011

Dress up bottles of home made fruit juices, ciders, sodas or fruit infused waters with these free festive labels. Take a bright and bold decorative approach to summer picnics, home entertaining and even gifts!

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Drink, Entertaining, Free Stuff, Parties, Stationery

Free Ice-Cream Gift Tags | July 01, 2011

Once again I find myself envious of the weather on the other side of the globe, my mind constantly drifting to thoughts of ice-cream, picnics in the park, summer dresses and warm yellow sunshine.

And so, out of a lust for warmer days, these Ice-Cream gift tags were conceived.

I'm in a much better mood just looking at the bright and cheery colours. I hope you enjoy them too!

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'Mint' Ice-Cream Parlour cup for Wedding Style Guide Magazine | April 08, 2011

Wedding Style Guide magazine's latest issue (which features my wedding!) also includes a mint green version of my Ice-Cream Parlour cups as part of their 'retro green machine' spread (pg.78). The cup wrapper can be downloaded for free from their website!

(Print onto glossy photo paper for best results!)

posted under: Do It Yourself, Food, Free Stuff, Parties, Press, Weddings

DIY Rustic Wedding Table Numbers | March 29, 2011

I recently bought a set of wood coasters from Carina Sherlock in Armadale.  It struck me that they would look beautiful transformed into wedding table number signs for a rustic style wedding.

I thought they would look especially good when combined with a set of nature-inspired numbers I had recently illustrated.

After some research I discovered that I could use Lazertran decal transfer paper to transfer the numbers onto the wood surface and successfully create the table number signs I had imagined!

Continue to download this set of illustrated numbers and to get instructions on how to transfer them onto wood coasters.

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Parties, Weddings

DIY 'Je t'aime' mini card sets | February 12, 2011

I really enjoyed creating the design for the 'Je t'aime' coffee cup wrappers' so I thought I'd also transform them into mini cards with polka dot lined envelopes, for those in need of a (very) last minute gift for a loved one! :)

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Illustration, Stationery, Valentines Day

DIY 'Je t'aime' coffee cup wrappers | February 11, 2011

Wouldn't it be cute to surprise a loved one on Valentine's morning (or any morning for that matter) with a cup of coffee for the road that literally says 'I love you'?  With this concept in mind I designed these love-themed wrappers that can be used to dress up a disposable coffee cup. The perfect romantic gesture for the caffeine obsessed!

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Drink, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Valentines Day

DIY Valentine Popcorn Invitation ( for a cosy night in ) | February 07, 2011

It comes around once a year. Instantly detectable from the overwhelming explosion of pink and red in shop windows, the hiked up price tag on a bunch of roses and the sudden inexplicable desire to buy chocolates or candy. The experience may be nauseating to many, but, in my opinion, the perception of Valentine's Day merely being expensive and fraught with clichés belongs to those who fail to think outside the heart-shaped box. The truth is, I bear little objection to the holiday. In fact, I embrace it and view it as an opportunity to get creative!

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Valentines Day

DIY Holiday Paper Reindeer Postcard & Tag | December 16, 2010

You might remember this little guy from a previous holiday freebie. I've adapted him to include moveable legs, antler and tail to be used either as a decorative tag to adorn your holiday gifts or as part of a playful DIY postcard.

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posted under: Christmas, Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Holidays, Kids, parenting

Holiday Freebie: Typographic Gift Tags | December 02, 2010

Hope you enjoy this set of holiday gift tags I've whipped up for you. I had fun experimenting with some fancy hand-lettering! Continue to download your freebies.

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posted under: Christmas, Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Holidays, parenting, Stationery, Typography

Freebie: "Love and Thanks" Card | October 08, 2010

I haven't really taken pencil to paper in awhile, preferring to rely on digital means to create most of my designs. This illustration, however, began with a session of doodling and evolved into a concept for a thank-you card.

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DIY Wedding "Hanky" Love Letters | August 30, 2010

I love the creative ways in which vintage handkerchiefs have been incorporated into weddings recently! Whether for Save the Dates, Invitations or simply for decoration- a collection of these hankies in various floral patterns creates such a beautiful, old-fashioned aesthetic.

Inspired by this concept, I designed some letter-writing paper sheets in the style of vintage hankies. Guests can pick them off a line to write little notes to the newlyweds and then hang them back up for display!

In the same vein as this previous DIY where I also explored the concept of 'Love Notes', these "Hanky" Love Letters are a unique guestbook alternative for your wedding.

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Stationery, Vintage Style, Weddings

DIY Wedding Love Notes | July 17, 2010

Psst.. I've got a new DIY up on Once Wed!

It's a 'Message in a Bottle' favour with a twist. Includes some free printables. Check it out!

{ Photos by Amy Moss }

posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Weddings

Summer Floral Gift Tags | June 22, 2010

On this side of the world we are entering the depths of winter. Cold and Grey. Dark and Rainy. Don't get me wrong it's not all bad. 'Tis the season of hot chocolate, toasty warm fireplaces and blanket snuggles. But I still prefer the summertime. I miss the sunshine.

Inspired by the enviable weather in the opposite hemisphere and some vintage floral fabric designs, I've created these summer-themed gift tags which I'm sharing with you all.  Bright and cheerful, I've personally found these designs uplifting during this dreary season.

Regardless of whether you're actually heading into summer or you're simply dreaming about it you might find these little tags come in handy for decorating homemade drinks, gift packages, wedding favours, bunches of flowers... whatever you can imagine.

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Vintage Style

My DIY Bridesmaid Thank-you Cards on Once Wed | May 25, 2010

I'm really thrilled today! I've contributed a little DIY project over at the lovely Once Wed where I play with vintage buttons, beautiful paper and toy with my latest obsession- hand-carving rubber stamps!  Go check it out....

posted under: Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Stationery, Weddings

A DIY Christmas Outtake | May 07, 2010

Now, I'm no seamstress. Far from it, in fact. I do, however, have a thing for fabrics. I'm amassing a collection that will soon take over the world.

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posted under: Christmas, Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Kids

DIY Origami Heart Love Note | February 12, 2010

Sigh... I had all these plans to create a plethora of DIY Valentine's Day projects for Eat Drink Chic. However, plans for my impending engagement party have taken up so much of my time that I've had to put these ideas on hold.

A few days ago I created these little origami heart invitations for our engagement. They open up to reveal the invitation message inside and have an attached string so that guests can also use them as a keepsake decoration. They also sit snugly in little translucent paper pockets with sewn edges.

However, in a last ditch effort to get at least SOMETHING up for Valentine's Day (as last-minute as it may be), I've removed the invitation text and provided them for you to download to write a little love note to your Valentine. In fact, you could even use this to surprise your significant other at any time of the year with an unexpected love message.

Continue to read more about the project and to download your freebies!

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posted under: Do It Yourself, Engagement Party, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Valentines Day

Holiday Reindeer Gift Tag | December 23, 2009

Last minute holiday freebie- a printable reindeer gift tag in two sizes. Hope you enjoy! Continue for your free download!

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posted under: Christmas, Do It Yourself, Free Stuff, Gift Ideas, Holidays
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