We have a winner!

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Congratulations to Claire, winner of my 200 Likes contest!!  She will receive a custom designed Holiday card in a high resolution (for print) and low resolution (for web) to her specification – as well as one for a friend of her choosing!

Thank you to all who entered my contest – be sure to keep your eyes peeled for another contest soon! This was fun!

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Contest! Win a Holiday Card for yourself and a friend!

To celebrate 200 likes on Facebook, I’ve decided to host a giveaway!  Up for grabs are 2 custom designed holiday cards.  They can be for whatever holiday you want – Christmas, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, New Years, Festivus, Kwanzaa, whatever you want!  You can tell me your preferred colour, style, if you want me to include a photo, you’re welcome to send it over.  Want a particular wording in a special font? I can do that too.  I will design something for you and one friend of your choosing.  You’ll get a low resolution that you can email to friends or add to facebook, as well as a high resolution version that you can submit to a site like VistaPrint so that you can print as many cards as you like!

 

Superflash Creative 200 Likes Contest! Win A Custom Designed Holiday Card for You and a Friend!

 

Interested?  Enter using Rafflecopter, below!

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There Is No X!

I’ve found myself with a bit of time off work lately, so I’ve been exercising the creative side.  I’ve had this idea for a print to hang in my kitchen for a long time, and now I’ve finally gone and made it.  The meaning of “There Is No X” is of course, for all the people who pronounce this amazing Italian coffee as “eXpresso” instead of espresso (a nice, soft s sound), a total pet peeve of mine!  I have a few other ideas in mind for future prints with the same theme.
There Is No X

I created the espresso pot, cup and coffee beans using my own little vector technique in Photoshop.  I figured that I would offer it up for sale on the same site that I list my photography, because I’ve ordered prints from them, and they always turn out great.  ImageKind.com is a great resource for photographers and graphic designers, as they will print photos and canvases in just about any size, with just about any frame and matting you desire.

The full size print is a high resolution file with no web crushing, as you see in the preview.  It does not have the “superflash creative” tag at the bottom.  I also created a version with a wider border that would look nice as a gallery wrapped canvas.

If you would like this print, but you want the colours customized, please send me an email and we’ll work something out!

Petting Zoo Party

Petting Zoo Party by Superflash Creative

Back in September, Jennie emailed me and asked if I would work on a party theme for her little guy, Caleb.  Caleb was going to have a farm-themed party, complete with a petting zoo in his own backyard!  I was super stoked to design the invitations, bunting, tented cards and more.  I thought about what best conveyed a “farm” / “animal”/ “country / “petting zoo” theme, as well as something suitable for a little boy.  I came up with red, navy blue and beige as the main colours.  I started by hand-drawing and scanning all the animals.  I drew a cow, sheep, chick, chicken, pig, and rabbit, and after I scanned them in, I coloured them digitally.

Petting Zoo Theme Invitation by Superflash Creative Jennie wanted to incorporate Caleb’s picture into the invitation, so I had her send me a photo, and then I drew some overalls and a hat.  I put them into photoshop and combined them all, and the result was a truly customized invitation that she wouldn’t be able to get anywhere else!  It’s little touches like this that really set invitations apart when your guests receive them in the mail!

There was a lot of information to deliver on a single flat card invitation, so with the top half of the card, I played with the colours and fonts to really convey what the party was all about.  Below the dots, I included all the information that Jennie needed her guests to know, including address, time, food and clothing options.

The “Yay or Neigh” text was Jennie’s idea, and I thought it was such an adorable touch!

A few of the farm animals were placed along the bottom of the invitation.  Between the animals and the bandana graphics on the invitation, party-goers would recognize a lot of the elements from the invitation carried throughout the party with various party printables.

Petting Zoo Theme Tented Cards by Superflash CreativeI created a set of tented cards to be placed on the food table.  The middle was left blank so that Jennie could write in the food options once they were decided.  She chose adorable names like “haystacks” for Rice Krispie Squares and “Chicken Feed” for Chex Mix.  It was super cute!

I actually created 5 pages of Bunting for Jennie – below is just an example of how it turned out.  I did one sheet of the plain bandana print in the 3 colours, a few pages with each animal taking centre stage, and I also spelled out “C-A-L-E-B” using the same font as his name in the invitation.  And of course, the Farmer Caleb picture made an appearance in the bunting too!

Some other elements that aren’t pictured here are a large “3” and “Happy Birthday” with the bandana print that Jennie used as decor and for the centrepieces.  I also included black and white versions of all the animals so that the kids could colour them.  Oh, and of course, there’s a thank you card… but you can’t see that until all of Caleb’s thank you’s get mailed out!

Petting Zoo Theme Bunting by Superflash Creative

I really wish I had been able to attend Caleb’s party. I was told it was a blast for both the kids and adults alike.  And naturally, Caleb thought it was the best party ever!

Photos at this party were taken by local photographer, Rachel Price – hopefully she will have some on her blog soon to share with you all.

Are you interested in hosting a farm party of your own?  Or would you like me to design custom printables for your party?  Float over to my connect page to get in touch with me!

(Linky Party links are also found on the connect page – check that out to see where I’ve partied this week!)