Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Party Straws

Slurp, Slurp, mmmmmmm! Nothing better than a refreshing glass of lemonade in the summer, is there? It really helps to cool us down in the sunshine. So with that in mind, here's a fun way to add a little brightness to a kiddies summer party.

Challenge links are at the bottom of this post.

These are my DT items for the Pixie Cottage Challenge where the theme today is 'grab a glass of lemonade' and there's also a sketch challenge if you want to do that instead/as well. For once, I just used the theme.

I think I may have given poor Katie a heart attack with this little lot. She usually links to the specific images that we've used on the challenge blog. oops!

Well here are the links to the stamps I used on these straws.

Hannah on Stepping Stones by Sandra Hammer
Barney in Spring by ARTish

Pumpkin Molly
by Elaine Gutierrez
Gone Fishing by Di Carubia

Baby Maisy by Di Carubia
Got Rabbits by ARTish

These were so easy to make. Use a standard circle nestability die for the image, the next size larger in the Lacy Circles nestability, and a size larger in the scallop circle nestabilities. The images were coloured using Promarker Pens and attached to a straw.

I'm entering these into the following challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge - Here Comes Summer
Top Tip Tuesday - Open Theme
Creative Stamp Friends - Birthday
Hooked on Crafts - Anything Goes
KB Cute Mondays - Anything Goes
Stampin for the Weekend - Lemon & Lime
Totally Papercrafts - Summer
Moving Along With The Times - Anything But A Card
Do You Stack Up - Birthday

We hope to see you all entering the Pixie Cottage Challenge this week (don't forget to take a peek at the fab items created by the design team this week).

Thanks for looking,
Sharon xx


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fantastic creation, just love the images & the colours are fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
hugs shell xx

Sally Morgan said...

Hi Sharon,
What fab straws, they are so cute!
Thank you for playing along with the Hooked on Craft challenge!
*hugs* Sal x

Tanya R said...

How PERFECT! I may have to borrow this idea for birthday parties! Well done.

Miranda said...

wow, love the idea of party straws and they look awesome too
well done Chris
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

Miranda said...

oeps, did I just wrote Chris instead of Sharon......silly me, sorry Sharon
but your straws are gorgeous, I really love the idea

Flutterby Trina said...

They are wonderful!!! Love that idea!!! They are so beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us this week at T.T.T and out 'open challenge' week, hope to see you again soon! Good Luck

Chris said...

Adorable, the kiddies will love them.
thanks for playing with us at SFTW.

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Fabbie idea and they look so cute. Thank you for joining us at Anything goes

rachel said...

great idea!!:)I like it:)

SANDRA said...

Brilliant idea. Love them. Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes. Love Sandra x

Samantha said...

ha ha!! these are so fun! Lovely Thanks for joining us on the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge this week, hugs Samantha

Anne said...

Your creations are too cool Sharon!
Beautiful work ;)

Hugs from Anne

Karen Howard said...

OMG, you are so talented, LOVE these straws... what a fabulous idea! Hugs, Karen

PokSa said...

What funny and BEAUTIFUL idea. I love it.
Thanks for joining us at the Creative stamp Friends.
xx Sandra

Kathryn said...

wow they are fabulous!! I love them and am going to make some tomorrow! I feel so summery now! Thanks for joining in with us at Anything Goes, K x

Kate's Makes said...

These are brilliant! Love your choice of images :o) Thanks for playing along with our SFTW challenge and good luck! Kate x