Did you guys get crafty for this year’s Super Bowl? I decided to treat myself over the Christmas period and splurged on a Cricut Explore! So far it has been amazing, so easy to use and the possibilities are endless. Recently I’ve been creating my own SVG files through Illustrator and importing them in to the Cricut Design Software however I decided to try out a couple of Cricut’s featured projects for our friend’s Super Bowl party. These Football Mason Jars and Favor Boxes were so quick and simple to make (supplies – mason jars, white vinyl, brown cardboard and a spot of glue), once ready we just filled up the jars with a sweet tea vodka cocktail and the boxes with popcorn for some tasty half time treats!
Every year I say to myself that I will not get in to the Christmas spirit until December 1, I always say ‘November is just too early’ to start celebrating – December 1st, December 1st, December 1st is when I will put up my decorations. However this year, something feels different, I couldn’t be more eager or excited to get in to the holiday spirit.
As many of you know there is no bigger rivalry in the Six Nations rugby tournament than Ireland vs England, for me being English living in Ireland it’s especially an intense game. This year the match fell on a Saturday afternoon which coincided with a friend’s Birthday celebrations so I decided to host a pre match Mimosa party before we ventured out in an attempt to find seats in the packed Dublin pubs. Despite Ireland’s loss, it was such a fun day with some of my favourite ladies and the Mimosa Bar went down a treat!
// Invitation and Itinerary I made for the Birthday Girl //// Mimosa Party Snacks and Treats //// I loved these napkins from Tiger Dublin //
This might be one of the most simple DIY tutorials I’ve ever posted but if you’re like me and sometimes find yourself with more card, ribbons and buttons than you’re sure what to do with then why not put them to good use and make a handmade card. I’ve always felt that it’s those little personal touches, the time someone spends actually making something for someone else that means so much more to the person receiving it (and let’s face it, you don’t need to be a crafting mastermind for this project!).
I’m so excited to be featured in U Magazine‘s Christmas issue! Such an incredible way to end 2013, and what a year it has been. From taking a leap and changing jobs and my first Blog Awards Ireland nomination to clocking up a airmails between Ireland and the U.S, I’m ending the year on an absolute high. A huge thanks to the talented Nathalie Marquez Courtney for asking me to be a part of this feature and for shooting the amazing photos of my crafts!