Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Printable LOVE

Geo Heart Boxes, Patchwork Hearts, You Rock My World, Love Colouring & Love is....
all via the love affair that is Mr Printables 

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Take a Seat

For a while Rice DK have been wanting to make some furniture - just a few good pieces. And so, taking years of knowledge, teamed with a passion for great design, a love of colour and an understanding of the fine balance between functionality and beauty a collection of chairs, sofas and poufs has been launched. 
Rice Dk have taken elements of a 300 year old classic, revisited its modernist design of the 50’s and 60’s and reawakened it. Retaining its glamour whilst re-inventing its feel with a timeless twist, Rice are truly showing off their skills of reinvention and colour.
The wing chair has been given a whole new lease of life. Just as Arne Jacobsen created ‘the egg’ for Fritz Hansen (Denmark 1958) or Grant Featherstone’s interpretation of the wing chair in 1951 shapes are so often seen successfully repeated, rehashed, and reborn into something utterly unique belonging to its time and a remaining a classic forever after. 

This Spring collection of a select few colourful pieces with luxurious velvet takes us back to a time where libraries and lady lounges were the thing. An air of Hollywood glamour intertwined with Danish design and Rice’s signature colour contrast needs a round of applause. 

Whether for a feature in a cosy corner, a key element in a main room, a coffee table-come-foot-rest, a splash of colour at the end of the bed, or for draping yourself over in the dressing room as you pour bubbles into the bath. These iconic styles suit every decor and every room. 

Here’s the practical & the good to know bits: 

The pieces are made in Europe – and made to order. We ask that you please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. We can usually deliver faster but we don't want to make a promise we can’t keep.
The feet of the furniture are made of oak painted with acrylic enamel. The wheels are made of chrome-plated brass. The base of the chair is made of pine wood and chipboard. The stuffing of the chair is VP 25 foam on the backside and arm rests and fiberfill on the seating surface. The textile is microfiber with nano protection.

Stain removal (we know how important this bit is):

When cleaning the fabric, remove the stain as much as possible with a kitchen towel. Use hot water with non-coloured soap and remove the stain by rubbing it in a circular motion with a brush or cloth. Remember to always rub inwards so the stain does not spread.  Wipe off with a clean cloth until it is dry and brush the fabric so the pile rises again. So far we’ve not had a spill we couldn't remove with a damp cloth. 

We hope this is just the beginning of a new adventure for Rice Dk 

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Guess Who's Coming for Breakfast?

Get ready to have breakfast with the most clumsy, shy and friendly monsters: Mr Nail, Bob the Monster, Clever the Ghost, and The Omelettes will become your best guests! 
We present you Guess Who’s Coming for Breakfast..., our new Spring-Summer 2015 collection. A funny, colorful and straight- forward collection that recalls the world of monster tales. Prints introduce strong and distinct characters that go together with vivid colours. Jersey, rib, terry and fleece along with denim and sarja come in simple and comfortable shapes. 

Set the table, let your guests in and enjoy the summer! 

Almost ready to launch the much anticipated SS15 collection. We’re so excited to bring you this glimpse of what’s to come and can’t wait to show you more. 

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Be ready!

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Advents 24th Door

Be sure to say 'Thank You'. Be it thank you for the Turkey Sandwiches. Thank you for helping me with the Christmas lights. Thank you for the festive feast. We will all have so many thank you's to give after spending Christmas with family and friends. 

Here's a few of our favourite free printable thank you cards and notes from this year and last

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Advents 23rd Door

Secret Garden by Johanna Basford is a colouring book that transports you into a magical world where you'll discover the most intricate pen and ink illustrations to colour.  We've been obsessed with its pages since we bought our first copy. We've just discovered that the Guardian have 5 pages to print and colour on their website. A great way to keep little (and big) hands occupied in the last days before Christmas.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Advents 22nd door

A little obsessed with Valesca van Waveren's work I was excited to discover she's got a printable gift tag selection over on her blog ready to download and print. I love this collection of festive characters. Print, cut out and adorn your gifts with these wonderful creatures.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Advents 21st Door

With eight arms to hug and to hold this is one cuddly friend I'd love to knit and give,  and one that i'm sure will be a great companion for some one you love. A great winter project. 


Saturday, 20 December 2014

Advents 20th Door

This little gang of mischievous creatures look ready for some festive fun. With their party hats and legs ready for dancing I think they just need a little tinsel scarf for a full festive feel. Wouldn't they look adorable sticking out the stockings on Christmas morning. I'm sure Father Christmas's elves will be busy printing these off ready for some Christmas morning fun.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Advents 19th Door - Garlands, Games and Gift Tags

Splashes of colours and lashings of sprinkles these printable donuts are such great bright fun and sure to delight. I know my youngest daughter Oona , self confessed donut lover, will just love to find these in her advent or even in her stocking (if its not too late Father Christmas). Used as a Memory Game, or as Amy Moss suggests; bunting, gift toppers and party bag fillers these really are a wonderful treat. 

The Memory game is always a popular game in our house and quite often the girls will play again and again especially if the images appeal. These Lollipop's will make a popular family game so too will these pretty Matrioska dolls. Discover them all and find your favourites be it for garlands, games or gift tags.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Advents 18th Door

The tree has been chosen and is now standing tall and proud in its traditional spot. We're in full festive spirit and day by day our home is being transformed. We're a little star obsessed this year and as soon as we saw these paper stars we knew we had to use them for something. So, we're printing them out onto coloured card and we're going to incorporate them into our table decor, with a sprinkle of colour on the table and a garland hanging above.

and discover more below:

 We're thinking of ways to turn our stars into a game so if anybody has any ideas do share them. 


Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Advents 17th Door

After our fun with the photoboother yesterday we thought it only right to share some of our favourite free printable Photo Booth props. So, here's a few of our favourites, guaranteed to bring giggles to any occasion. keep them in a pot next to an empty wall, place them on the table as part of the place settings, ask Father Christmas to put some in your stocking or send some off to friends near and far.
All you need is some card to print onto, (or print onto paper and stick onto card), and some straws or little wooden bbq skewers. 

We've accumulated quite a collection over the years from sets we've bought, made ourselves as well as great free printables we've discovered. Here's a great way to get going or even to add to your collection:

Top to bottom: Sweet lips here , more fun props here and here

There are lots of props to print here 
Pick your favourites from this collection of accessories, beards and moustaches here . 
The beards here have become our favourites
These here are great for the kids to colour in and have fun designing there own. 
The girls loved this Father Christmas beard and festive accessories here

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Advents 16th Door - PhotoBooth Me!


We've got a soft spot for some photobooth fun and with a few props they're great for parties and silly get togethers. Of course the festive season just has to have a chair turned into a homemade Photo Booth and we've found ..the most amazing thing.... a place to turn your images into these Photo Booth prints!
Simply, choose your frame, upload your photos, and download.

I've got a new obsession and I'm in heaven.


Monday, 15 December 2014

Advents 15th Door

The day's are whooshing by as Christmas day is drawing nearer  and with the children now having finished school for the Christmas term I'm finding that time has become even more precious. We're all enjoying slow mornings and lazy afternoons and re-discovering favourite games and pastimes. It feels as though the time is ours to spend as we wish and so thats what we're doing.

We've pulled out our Shadow puppet theatre and found some of our shadow puppets and made more characters to add to stories.  Its such a beautiful way to spend the winter afternoons inside warm and cosy and there's no end to the characters and sets that can be introduced. Bedtime stories have been drawn into long bedtime productions and I think there's a secret rehearsal of a special Christmas spectacular!

Here's a great place to start your collection with this free printable download here.

Once you begin you'll see how easy it becomes to make your own, drawn onto cardboard and cut out or discovering silhouettes to print.  These below are a perfect addition to any set of shadow puppets. You can find them here and here .

Today I discovered these incredible detailed ones which I hope to cut out and give for another advent creation for them. If I can figure out how to upload our creations for printing I'll be sure to pass them on.