Last weekend it was my Boyfriends Dad's 60th Birthday. They wanted to get him something special and decided that a European Football Match game and night away was just the thing. He loves his football, and doesn't get much of a chance to go to an actual game. So I was asked to design a 'Golden Ticket' for this match, giving him the option of the top teams he's always wanted to see. I thought it was a very nice idea letting him choose which one he most wanted to see, with no expense spared. It's not everyday you get a present like that is it? Then again, It's not everyday you turn 60!!
I have included one of the Baby Shower Games I designed. These are free to Download if you wish to use them, just right click on the image and 'save image as' to your desktop. Please do not claim them to be your own and please do not edit them. Enjoy!
And if your wanting Pink for a girl, please see below.
At the start of March a valued friend of mine gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Riley. About 3 weeks before the birth, Myself and another good friend met up with mum to be, Stacey and decided that we would host a baby shower 2 weeks later. This seemed like a very short time frame to organise a baby shower, and stressed me out a little but we managed it and in all honesty I actually quite enjoyed sorting it out. I decided that I would surprise Stacey and design a few games for the party so that it was unique to her. So I came up with some ideas such as Guess the Celebrity Baby, Pin the dummy on the baby and a Nursery rhyme guessing game and they seemed to go down really well. We ended up buying a lot of the decorations as we just didn't have time to create those as well but in the future I would like to do this providing I have the time to do so. This is what the room looked like...
The spread, We were only catering for a small party, so this was just enough.
We also scattered Handmade Tissue Pom Poms and Balloons around the flat.
I really enjoyed organising a party, I think I should do this more often. Good Luck to Stacey, Andrew and baby Riley! xox
I must admit, that I have been pretty poor with my blog over the past few months. I have had a lot going on and now I feel that I'm back on track with things and can pick up where I left off.
Everybody has these times where life just takes over and there really isn't anything you can do about it apart from just get on with it. I'm pleased to say that my nan has made a good recovery from her accident in late October last year, and since then she has had another birthday and mother's day thrown in too. So she knows just how special she is to us. xx
I feel embarrassed that I have left my blog without posts for so long! Since October a lot has happened and I've found it a struggle to get any time to do anything for myself and to be honest my blog didn't even come into my mind until a couple of days ago! I forgot about it!!!
I have had a rocky few months which I could not do anything to help, I had some personal things to deal with on top of my nan being taken into hospital, then my post got stolen which were valuable items, then on top of sorting that out I was supposed to visit family in Scotland, so off I trot and then when I come back my uncle is admitted to hospital. So 2 members of my very small family of 5 weren't with us, and we weren't even sure if they would be home for Christmas. I was sat by nans bedside every evening until they kicked me out. You see my nan is probably the closest person to me! She's not just my nan, shes a best friend of mine. She has lived with me since 1994, until I moved out in 2012. She had a nasty fall, which scared us all a LOT!! and being 93 years old I wasn't sure how well she'd cope with it. It turns out that she is doing well now and will hopefully be home soon but this year my priorities have changed and family is my main one, which is why I'm not on my blog that much right now. I hope you can bare with me for a while until I can get myself back on track. I'm not entirely sure why I have written this but sometimes I think others views can put your own into perspective. It's not that bad after all!
I do hope that you are having a lovely Christmas, hopefully spent with the ones you love most in life! Have a very happy new year, and speak to you soon! :)
Something I did a little earlier on in the year! Copyrighted to Leanne Carpentier. Please not copy!
About a Month or two ago, I finally finished the design for the roller blind fabric. It took a little longer than I expected but that's because I used an American company to print it and had to wait for printing/delivery times. The fabric is now with the client and they are very happy with the result.
Before I printed the final piece,I needed to make a few amendments since the last blog post about it, as the sample that I got back in the post wasn't how I wanted it to look. The scale needed changing as it was way too small to been seen when sat down. So this was scaled up by 50%. I also needed to change a few colours as the blue and yellow didn't show very well. I'm definitely glad I ordered a sample piece. I always get samples before I print, I don't think it's worth the risk if it does happen to go wrong, and as I hadn't used this printing company before it was a must!! So here are some photos...
This was the first sample that came back to me, As you can see the colours are a little too light and the scale is pretty small.
And these photos were of the final print. I'm pretty happy with the way it looks. The colours are more vibrant and the scale is much better! You can't really tell the scale from the photographs but trust me on this, it's a massive difference.
I hope you have enjoyed reading about my little journey with this project and hopefully it has inspired you to create something from scratch too. If you want any advice or information about this project, then please get in touch and I will get back to you.
Hopefully I will get some photos of the blind up in the window soon, and when I do I'll post them up on this blog.
When I was doing some research for my last blog post I came across some great Accessories for the Home, All from Marks & Spencer. Most of these were prints or wall art, here are a few that I thought I would share...
'4 Owls', £15
'Bird postcard', £9.50
'Home Sweet Home', £17.50
'Linen Stag Canvas', £9.50
'Owl Print and Frame', £35
'Peacock Wall Art', £17.50
'Fox Frame', £25
'Stag Framed', £35
What do you think about these? Have you found any other interesting Autumnal Prints lately, please feel free to share below if you want!
Or if you would like to purchase any here's the link.
My boyfriend has an event called 'Appreciation week' in his workplace and this event basically puts on team building exercises and likes to Thank people for their efforts in work. They take part in fun activities and get to eat cake all day!! I really like this idea, I think it's pretty cool to be rewarded and acknowledged for your hard work, It's a very good moral boost! So he came to me with some ideas of what to do and I offered to design and make some Thank you cards for his staff, he agreed this would be a nice idea and something a little more personal. So this is what I came up with...
In the end my boyfriend chose option 2. He wanted something suitable for all ages and this seemed a little more fun looking.
This is what the final outcome looked like...
Please note that all design work is copyrighted to Leanne Carpentier. Please do not copy!
Ok so most of my close friends know that I am completely obsessed with MINI. I love MINI's. They are just the best!!! I think my obsession started when I was in high school (about 14years old) and I used to plaster my bedroom wall with brochures and images of my dream mini. Back then it was a Yellow Mini Cooper Sport with fog lamps and a checkered roof - I always thought it would be so cool to have a game of backgammon on the roof if ever you got stuck in a traffic jam - anyways, I grew up a little and then fancied a Burnt Orange Mini Cooper Sport. Little did I realise that One day I will get my Mini. That day was a Year ago today. And I have a gorgeous little blue Mini Cooper Convertible. I am in love!! Well and truly! So enough about my fascination, I wanted to feature some of the new mini campaign images on here as this campaign really is cool!
My little beauty!
Here are a few of my favourite images, enjoy!
Haha! Looks a bit like the one I wanted when I was 14!
I should definitely try this sometime!
Love this! Genius.
I will one day own a house like this! and I've always said if I win the lottery I am going to have my own little MINI museum!
Please note that I do not own these images and all images belong to MINI.