Wednesday 28 September 2011

Kathryn's party ....

... I've been meaning to share a few photos from Kathryn's birthday party - but time somehow got away from me.  I've gone through my photos and now have a few pictures to share. 
Kathryn's party was on Sunday 18th September; she invited all the girls in her class to her party.  So from 1.00pm onwards we had nine girls aged 9 to 10 years in the house - Jonathan felt somewhat out numbered :) 

I set up our dining room as a large craft area for the girls to decorate a photo frame each.  I'd already painted the frames white - so all the girls had to do was decorate.  I provided stickers, peel offs, buttons, glitter, gems, paper flowers - all sorts of stuff - and glue!  They had a ball - and created some really super frames.

Once the girls finished the frames, they all headed to the kitchen for food and drink.  And in the family room I'd arranged for a face painter to come to the house.  Cree is just amazing - we first met her a few years ago at the Acoustic Festival of Britain - she painted both mine and Kathryn's faces.  Cree does the most amazing work - she started with Kathryn, and over a period of two hours she did all the girls and me!!  Well, I didn't see why the girls should have all the fun!  Oh yes, Cree also did some glitter tattoos - they looked super. 

Edited - Jeanne kindly left a comment earlier suggesting I added a picture of my face painting!  Okay - here goes - excuse the double chin!!  I went for a discret monochromatic look - but it was such fun having it done!

Jonathan took studio photos of all the girls after they'd had their faces painted - and we printed them off to go into their newly decorated picture frames.  Here's a picture of all the girls and Kathryn's birthday cake.

You may have noticed the party banner in the top photo - I made this using Waltzingmouse stamps and Spellbinders dies - so easy, and lots of fun.  Here's a close up of the banner.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Gingham & Co, Eat Cake; Hero Arts - Clear Design Letters (as above); Papermania - Typography numbers 1 and 0
Inks: Big 'n' Juicy - Happy Birthday; Stampin' Up! - Various; Stazon - Black
Spellbinders: Nested Lacey Pennants (S5-029) #4, Nested Pennants (S5-028) #4, Beaded Circles (S4-292) #3
Accessories:  String to hang the banner

I used the gingham background as it matched the gingham ballgown on Kathryn's birthday card.  And I carried the theme on into Kathryn's thank you cards - they were quite easy to make.  I simply stamped the smaller gingham stamp over the base card, cut out some blacked beaded circles, added cut out cakes and the thank you sentiment.

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Gingham & Co, Eat Cake, Say It Loud
Inks: Big 'n' Juicy - Happy Birthday; Stampin' Up! - Various
Spellbinders: Beaded Circles (S4-292) #3

Below are two close up photos of a couple of the cards - they were fun to make!

That's all for today - it's been a fabulous day here.  Really hot and sunny and I got lots of washing done - sadly that does mean lots more ironing to do.  Never mind!!  If you want to see more pictures from Kathryn's party - Jonathan has put up a set on Flickr - check it out here.

See you tomorrow!


Jeanne J. said...

Deb, How Cool!!! Thanks for sharing the birthday photos. What a fantastic idea to have a face painter! Kathryn looks awesome - she looks like she should be on stage or in a music video!! You need to post your make over!! The girls look like they had a blast - your banner and thank you notes are beautiful. Thanks again for sharing - you made me smile!

Tara Cardwell said...

what a cool party! I would have LOVED to craft at my parties as a kid.

Marie said...

What great party fun! Looks like everyone had a ball. Sweet thank you notes.

Mona Pendleton said...

Oh Deb! Looks like Kathryn had a great time! Thanks for sharing the photos :)

Paula (PEP) said...

Your banner is gorgeous & those thank you cards super. What a lovely idea for a special day.
Your face painting is rather stylish too.
Paula (PEP)

Pauline said...

What a fab time all the girls had, and the face painting is gorgeous! Love that cheerful banner too, and the matching thank you notes, the gingham looks great!

Jenny said...

Really looks like a fun party Deborah and the cake was amazing...I bet you didn't want to cut it!
Fabulous face painting :)
Jenny x

G Peplow said...

WOW what a great party, the girls and you look fabulous, how much fun was that!!!! LOL, I'm pleased you all had such a great time:0) Gay xxx
p.s love the pennant banner too:0) x

Marlena M. said...

What fun!!! That is so cool that you thought of a face painter. Lovely work on her part. The designs look great on you and Kathryn! ;)

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