Thursday, March 29, 2012

Easter freebie download


We here at Cake Ink. are a bit tired of seeing pastels and chickens everywhere... So add some hot pink sophistication to your Easter brunch with our sweet little menu and cutlery sleeve printable! Download it here, we printed ours on cream stock and added some extra zing with a metallic gold texta. Hot!! Happy Easter, hope the bunny is good to you! xo


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Easter ideas...

2. Upcycled bunny from Martha Stewart
3. Silk dyed eggs from 'Skip To My Lou'
4. Centrepieces via Martha Stewart
5. Fabric carrots tutorial via The Crafty Crow
6. Alisa Burke's Sharpie doodled eggs
7.  Hoppy Easter letterpress card from Duet Letterpress


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Recent work!

We've been super busy with weddings lately, creating custom cakes and stationery for our lovely brides and grooms! Below is a snapshot of  some of what we've been working on:

Special mention goes to Sotiria (Sophie) McDonald, who took some of the amazing images above! Sophie recently completed her photography studies and is passionate about product photography, in particular handmade items! If you're based in Melbourne and are interested in enlisting her wonderful services, get in contact with us and we'll pass on her details!

We hope you have a great week, we're busy gearing up for Easter and will have another DIY freebie download and some other little surprises for you shortly!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

hanging mobile art DIY


Well, it's no secret that we love a little DIY over here at Cake Ink. And after much research and pinning (see inspiration board over here), we finally stopped procrastinating and made this lovely colourful mobile for little Lewis' room. It's a nice distraction over his change table and we are really pleased with how it turned out! And it was oh-so-easy too!

We just used our 25mm round craft punch, punched a heap of scrap card we had lying about, and fed them through the sewing machine to create 18 long, spot-tacular lengths which we then tied onto a regular old wooden embroidery hoop, and using some green twine attached it to a hook on the ceiling!! Easy! Each strip of spots has 19 circular discs, and the cardstocks we used were all varieties of thickness and some have a metallic shimmer too. We tried to add a bit of order and symmetry to the whole thing by using a graduation of colour, but you could mix it up and just put random colours all mixed in together, and we are even thinking of making one with bigger circles using patterned paper too, maybe to hang in Janelle's cake room... :)

As you can see, Lewis thinks it's very pretty (just like him), so if you have a nice breezy spot in the house that needs a little sumthin', this is a really easy, cheap project that doesn't take too long and looks pretty great we reckon!! Plus it looks lovely in the nursery hanging in the foreground with our gorgeous Giggleberry Creations bunting in the background!

If you do make one, be sure to send us a pic we would love to see!!! Put it on our facebook page!

Happy crafting! Samone xo 

Friday, March 2, 2012

behind the scenes at Ink.'s HQ - instagram style

sewing little friends for new friends - welcome to the world little Oscar!

finally finished Lewis' quilt
speaking of Lewis... play time!

rain rain go away so we can finish our garden today!