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!