Monday, 7 October 2013

Visit me at Papier Mouse Designs.

Hi there, 
Thanks for dropping by.  As you can see things have been a bit quiet around here for a while and that is because as of mid 2013 I am now operating my Graphic Artist and Creative Consultancy business over at Papier Mouse Designs.  

Please visit me at my new site, or jump over to my blog  and see what I have been getting up to. 

Papier Mouse Designs -  Contact Details

Papier Mouse Designs -  Service Details

Monday, 6 May 2013

21st Birthday Party Invitations

How could I refuse the plea of one of my nieces when she requested an invitation for her 21st birthday? "Nothing too fancy, I'll leave the design up to you" she said.  Knowing that she loved pastel shades I jumped straight in and after not too many client alterations these were the final three I presented her with.  I can't wait to see which one she chooses.  
Which one do you prefer?

Three Options .... Which one do you prefer? 

Now to wait for my invitation to arrive in the post so I can photograph the printed version....

Visit my site at to view my full range of services. If you would like me to design a unique party invitation for you, please email me at and I will get back to you. 

Monday, 29 April 2013

Business Cards Delivered

My first batch of client business cards arrived in the post today. I was so keen to open them and make sure that they looked just as good in real life as they did on my screen!  And they did, my client (Jenny from Practical Bookkeeping Solutions) loved her new cards and I am so pleased to have another happy customer. 

I had a great time working with Jenny to design her logo, website and business card. Once the cards were designed I uploaded them to Vistaprint  and organised hassle free printing at a very reasonable price. 

If you would like me to design some unique business cards for you, please send me a message and we can chat about your requirements.  Remember... I just love to create stuff :) 

Business Cards made to order.
Unique Business Cards Made To Order

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

If it makes my life simpler.... I like it!

OK, well today I have stumbled across a fantastic little tool called the Wufoo Form Creator and like all good freebies - it was just begging me to give it a try. 

After learning all about coding forms in HTML5 it seems only fair that I have stumbled across this tool after my web assessment items are completed!

Wufoo - The Online Form Builder Screenshot
Wufoo - The Online Form Builder

The great thing with the Wufoo forms are that you can personalise them so easily! Not only can you select the type of data fields you want (single line, text area, radio buttons, drop down options, etc, etc) but you can also incorporate css to 'fancy' the form up a bit.

From what I can see so far once you register on the Wufoo site, you are able to create 3 free forms. I haven't gone any further yet in regard to pricing... I am having too much fun playing with my form. 

The data and the admin interface remains on the Wufoo servers and you login in to Wufoo to manage everything, but the form looks like you're hosting it on your own site. Once you create your form you can link to it from your site or embed the form - as I have done below. Another option is to download the HTML file for the whole form and upload it with your site - allowing you to handle the server side stuff yourself.

So go ahead and use the form below for me and let me see how it works.  Check back here later in the week for my follow up opinion. 

So here we go:

Fill out my online form.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Shutterstock Infographic

Shutterstock's Global Design Trends Infographic 2013

I love this great infographic from Shutterstock.... Some great information here about how Graphic and Visual trends have altered over the past few years. Infographics are certainly the 'buzz' at the moment - and I think they will be around for a long time to come.

What do you think?

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Digital Darling

Just Adorable
Here we are, 12 weeks after our darling Ellie was born and already she has such a personality!  I can see that this little lady is going to be such a blessing to her parents and our family in general.  She has certainly re-ignited my creativity - I haven't scrapped for ages, now I have a reason to start again.  This layout uses word art from Word Art World, papers and elements from Chelle’sCreations and the gorgeous little bugs are from   Ziggle-Designs-by-Kami.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Creative Inspiration

What better way to get back into my passion for digi-scrapping than to create a layout of my gorgeous grand daughter. Studying my Diploma in Graphic Designer has left me very little time to create for fun lately, don't get me wrong I am enjoying myself studying, I love the challenge of learning new things, and boy have I learnt heaps over the past year! But sometimes I need to just 'make stuff' for the hell of it.
One of those times was this morning.  Whilst blog hopping I cam across the fantastic Krista Sahlin and her amazing Sahlin Studio site. Krista's designs just called to me, and I had to immediatley download some of her fantastic product and start creating.

Using her wonderful 'I'll Love you Forever" kit I created this layout of Miss Ellie....

Hello Sweet Baby - products from Sahlin Studio.

What do you think?

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Droughts and Flooding Rains.

Not as high as 2011, but still this flood created havoc.
The Bremer River in flood. 
HEARTBREAK: The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service helped with the flood clean-up at Colleges Crossing yesterday.
 Colleges Park was due to be reopened after a full reconstruction
 following  the 2011 floods.  I think the  opening might be
 delayed for a while.  

The month of January has been an exhausting start to the year.  One week we were sweltering in 40 degree heat, and the next we are isolated by floods!  
Personally we have been very fortunate to have gone through the whole flood issue completely unscathed.  Our house is on the highest point in town, and we didn't have any electricity outages at all.  Sure there were some minor inconveniences but nothing that couldn't be handled.

I feel so sorry for those people who experienced evacuation, water flooding their houses and businesses, loss of electricity for extremely long periods and other challenges thrown at them by mother nature.
Sadly to say there were also a number of lives lost as well.

A very big thank you must be said to all those tireless volunteers and professionals who are out there doing there best for their community.  SES, police, fireman, ambo's, council workers, electricity workers, even down to the those who baked items and donated them at the evacuation centres around town.

Thankfully this experience was no where near as bad as the 2011 floods for the people of Ipswich and Brisbane, but emotionally it brought back those memories to a lot of people and that in itself was bad enough.  

Friday, 11 January 2013

Love is in the Air....

Isn't this Valentine Cake, from Cocoa Bean Cakes, just adorable?  I just love how Renee incorporates so much chocolate into her cakes.  Chocolate cake, with chocolate icing and even chocolate hearts... yum!!
Valentine Cake
and this is just one of the amazing cakes that Cocoa Bean Cakes has created ! Here are a few more of her absolutely gorgeous, made to order, cakes.
Vintage Rose

Merry Chocolate Christmas

Playboy Delight
Even the bunnies are chocolate!
I don't know about you, but I am sure I could find the an occasion that needs a cake!  Especially one of these yummy chocolate delights.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Download this cute Reindeer for Christmas

It seems I just can't stop designing for Christmas! Here it is, New Years Day and I have spent the last few hours drawing this little fellow playing in the snow.
Feel free to follow the link to download him for FREE.  I have supplied the image as is, as well as the little reindeer and snowman on their own for you to use on your own Christmas creations in 2013.
Nothing like getting in early is there ?

Just follow the link to download this image as either a jpg or png (with a transparent background)
Download Link


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