Tuesday, 20 December 2011

New Year's Eve Dessert Table: "All that Glitters"

To capture the glittery warmth of a New Year's Eve celebration, I have created this "All that Glitters" Dessert Table & DIY Party Printable Set to welcome 2012.

Featuring a beautiful, gold bokeh design and teamed with warmly-themed food (and chilled champagne, of course!), this glittery feast sets the stage for a fun-filled celebration.

To add to the golden sparkle, I used a glittery wrapping paper for the table cover & cupcake wrappers.

Food & drinks included a warming Butterscotch Schnapps starter, tagged with personalized wine charm tags (you can personalize these yourself in the PDF file!). A mix of savoury & sweet foods followed including individual serves of Apricot & Almond Cream Cheese with Honey, served with crackers; Champagne Cupcakes, Brandy Snaps & a trio of Coffee, Vanilla & Chocolate Macarons.

Co-ordinating candy bar wrappers complete the look along with wine labels, bunting, favor tags and fill-in invitation to set the tone.

This New Year's Eve Printable Set is now available in my Etsy shop here: All that Glitters Printable Set

Enjoy & Happy New Year's & wishing you a fabulous 2012!


Personalize Straw Tags for Butterscotch Schnapps starters

Almond & Apricot Cream Cheese with honey & a trio of Macarons
Champagne Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream.
Glittery wrapping paper was used for the cupcake wrappers & table cover.
Mmm ... Brandy Snaps. Personalize your own Buffet Labels with this editable PDF file.
Candy Bar Wrappers
Favor Tags & 6" Circle Bunting

New Year's Eve DIY Printable Set available on Etsy.com here.
New Year's Eve DIY Printable Set available on Etsy.com here.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ...

It certainly is looking like Christmas at our house this week . My kids are well into the routine of checking their Advent Calendars (first thing in the morning & before breakfast!) to consume the little chocolates inside and count down the sleeps until Christmas.

The tree is up, almost all the gift shopping is done (but none of the wrapping), and my credit card is looking a little bit worse for wear. Yes, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ... except for the cupcakes!

I have had no time at all this year to bake any! So this is last year's collection of cupcake ideas I came up with for various occasions. I really like simple, easy ideas that work.

Thanks so much for following my little blog throughout the year and I wish you and your family's a happy & safe Christmas.


Monday, 28 November 2011

Happy Cyber Monday!

Celebrate Cyber monday with 50% off all DIY Party Printables in my Etsy shop:

Grab a bargain!


Monday, 21 November 2011

Let it snow, let it snow ...

It's almost Christmas!

Doesn't it seem to turn up on the door step so fast? so, for St. Nick's impending arrival, I have designed this very traditional Christmas Printable Design Set – "Let it Snow".

For some reason I always hear Dean Martin singing that in my head whenever I type it!

This is a modern take on a very traditional theme – a little bit fair isle and a little bit modern silhouette.

I wanted to create the illusion of a beautiful winters dessert feast when designing and photographing this table – I hope I succeeded.

This DIY Printable Party Set is available in my Etsy shop and includes cupcake toppers, monogrammed party dots, bunting, water and wine bottle labels, large and mini candy bar wrappers, straw flags, gift tags and gift cards. All for just $10. Just print, trim & create.

I hope you like this set and I hope it captures the idea of a white family Christmas for you.

Let it snow, let it snow, let snow!

2" Party Dots with graphic symbols and Christmas sayings.
Use them as cupcake toppers, favor tags, wine glass charms, paper ornaments and more.
I love how these silhouette graphics turned out – especially the sleigh, reindeer & tree.
The Printable Set includes these 2" Monogrammed Party Dots. Use letters A to Z as paper ornaments with your family members' initials for your tree, as wine glass charms or place cards for your Christmas table.
Add straw flags to a skewer with marshmallows for your hot cocoa treats.

Set includes four wine label designs
This silver-plated sugar scuttle and fruit platter are recent additions to my growing collection of silverware!

Large and mini candy bar wrappers. Mini designs are perfect for Hershey's Nuggets.
Use for favors, teacher treats, hostess gifts or on your Christmas table.

The set includes "Let it Snow" Bunting and six folded gift card designs
Small gift tags – perfect for candy canes, lollipops and favors.
I love these new cellophane Treat Tubes. Sixteen tag designs in the set.

Six folded gift card designs and eight large gift tags designs.

"Let it Snow" DIY Printable Christmas Party Set now availble in my Etsy shop here:

Design: Sweet Scarlet Designs
Photography: Elise Butler
Cellophane candy bags: Treat Tubes
Candy Jars: Sharnel Dollar Designs
Diamonte 3-tier cake stand from Earthborn
Silver-plated sugar scuttle and Fruit Platter sourced from eBay and flea markets

Happy holidays to you & yours


Saturday, 8 October 2011

Little Monsters Halloween Printable Set

Let me introduce to my second Halloween theme this year – "Little Monsters".

My other theme – a Vintage-Style Halloween Set was more for an adult Halloween dinner or cocktail party - but this one if definitely for the kids!

Live, bright fun and not too spooky – perfect for a first Halloween! Your little ones will love this cute little set to put any Halloween party on the map. I went for something different other than witches and ghosts and pumpkins and let the "monsters out" for this one.

This printable set include a 4"x 6" Fill-in Invitation, 2" Party Dots for cupcake toppers, food and favor labels and decorations, cupcake wrappers and halloween bunting. All for just $6 in my Etsy shop now. Just buy, print and create!

Printable sets make it so easy to create a professional-looking party table

I was so happy how these mini milk bottles turned out – they were a last minute addition.

Halloween cupcakes: 2" Cupcake Toppers with co-ordinating Cupcake Wrappers

6" x 4" Fill-in Invitation

Halloween party banner/bunting 

I found this gorgeous little pumpkin on Etsy.com
from SeaPinks: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SeaPinks?ref=seller_info

Use 2" Party Dots as decoration for candy jars – too easy.

This DIY Printable Party Set in now available in my Etsy shop for just $6.
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Good luck & Happy Halloween!