Thursday, January 26, 2012

Giveaway - Personalised signed copy of Amy Atlas' new book

Yes you read correctly, we are giving away a personalised signed copy of Amy's new book (due for release in April 2012) Sweet Designs.


Amy has kindly offered to personally sign a copy of her book for you, my very very special blog readers.

As you know Amy was the inspiration behind my business. She took time out of her busy schedule back in July 2009 to write to me and give me much needed business advice. Thank you for being my mentor Amy and helping me on my own creative journey.

All you have to do to win is leave a comment here on this blog post telling me how Amy has inspired you in your life. I'm sure Amy will love reading all your stories (as will I).

Please note that the winner will most likely receive their signed copy in April/June 2012.

One entry per person. Entries will close Sunday, 5th February 2012 and the winner will be announced here on the blog.

Goodluck each and everyone of you! And if you would like to pro-order a copy you can do here at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

First dessert table of the year

Happy New Year to you all. I hope you had a great New Year whatever you did. We had some friends over for a BBQ, the kids swam and we were all in bed by 10pm.

As you may have heard I've decided to close down the retail side of my business to concentrate on styling and my family. I just can't do it all, I'm certainly not a superwoman. So the shop drew the short straw. I absolutely loved sourcing all the products for my shop and really loved seeing how my customers used them in their own parties and celebrations. Yes I'm a little sad but I'm also excited about what lies ahead this year. I have some fabulous jobs on the horizon and can't wait to share them with you.

Today I created this all white dessert table for Julie and Dean's wedding held at The Strand at Rugby Quay. Dean is a dentist so Julie requested that we incorporate lolly teeth into the design.

Julie 13

Julie 15

Julie 14

Julie 11

Julie 12

Julie 10

Julie 9

Julie 8

Julie 7

Julie 6

Julie 5

Julie 4

Julie 2

Julie 1

A huge thank you to all the vendors that worked with me on this.

The Lemony Cupcake - Coconut Stacks, Chocolates, Marshmallow Pops, Choc Pretzels.

Authentic French Macarons - Macarons

Cakes by Simone - Cupcakes and cake

Style Me Gorgeous - all artwork for labels and chocolate bar wraps

Sharnel Dollar Designs - Styling, design and photography