Last Minute Doctor Who Valentine – FREE!

Okay everyone – tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! Did you manage to get your hands on the coolest Valentine’s ever?  My printable Doctor Who Valentine’s are still available on Etsy, ** EDIT: now available HERE for 2016 ** but if you want something quick and free, or you want to supplement the Etsy 4-pack, I created one more matching card.

Doctor Who Valentine's Are Cool - freebie printable

You can find it at the Superflash Creative facebook page – all you have to do is “like” the page, and then click the “Free Downloads” tab.  You’ll be able to download the full resolution version of this printable card (with no website tag at the bottom), as well as all of the previously released freebies!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Doctor Who Valentine’s Cards

Okay, so I’m still completely obsessed with Doctor Who – the more I watch, the more I want to be the Doctor’s next companion.  But seeing as how that can’t happen, I’ll just design stuff to feed my obsession.  My latest output?  Doctor Who Valentine’s Day Cards, available now on Etsy Edit: This file is now available HERE for 2016

Doctor Who Valentine's Day Cards by Superflash Creative

I designed them as a one-page printout, with all four cards on one page.  They feature my two favourite aliens – The Dalek’s and the Adipose (both looking unbelievably cute – I think it’s the eyes!), as well as the TARDIS and the 11th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver.

For a quick Doctor Who freebie Valentine’s Day card, surf on over to the Superflash Creative facebook page, like the page, and click on the Free Downloads button 🙂

I dunno about you, but I’d be pretty stoked to receive one of these!  Anyone out there have suggestions for more themed Valentine’s Day cards? I still have a couple of weeks to get some done.  Leave notes in the comments!

It’s October! New print available on Etsy!

October has always been my favourite month of the year. My birthday, Thanksgiving (in Canada), Halloween, all those beautiful fall colours, Pumpkin Spice Lattes… what’s not to love?! Living in Florida is a bit different – it’s still getting into the 90s during the day (nights are a bit cooler, but nothing like Toronto fall!), and there are pretty much no fall colours to speak of – everything here is pretty much green, year round (except when the leaves fall off the Frangipani trees and leave them looking like weird random sticks. That’s just not so pretty, if you know what I’m talking about!)

But anyway, October in Florida is awesome in its own way – especially this year, because I have my parents & one of my good friends from home arriving this week – and with plans for concerts and Disney, who can complain?!

To commemorate the awesome month of October, I created a print that is now available over on my Etsy store. It’s a high resolution PDF print, featuring one of my favourite quotes by Lucy Maude Montgomery from Anne Of Green Gables – “I’m So Glad I Live In A World Where There Are Octobers” – Aren’t we all?!

October quote print at Superflash Creative

Sail on over to Etsy to pick up this print today!  (Please note – the full resolution file does not have the “superflash creative” tag at the bottom)

Life’s A Beach!

Life's A Beach, Superflash Creative, party, printables, pink, yellow, turquoise, etsy, bunting, For her 7th birthday, my niece requested a Beach Party theme, with bright pink, turquoise and yellow being the main colours.  Since I was planning a trip to Toronto that coincided with her birthday, I created the printables here in Florida, but also got to set up the party while I was visiting!  The Life’s A Beach party sprang into motion – you can pick up the printables for yourself over at the Superflash Creative Etsy Page.

The palate was super bright and colourful and it was really fun to come up with a design.  I chose the stripes to be somewhat reminiscent of a beach towel, and all the icons were of a beach theme, like sunglasses, flip flops, sandcastles, star fish and more.

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Speaking of the photo booth – it was definitely the hit of the party! 7-year-olds really love starring in photos!

We set it up outside, on a screened in porch.  We nailed a plain white sheet to the wall, and then used an old fishing net and the bunting to decorate it.  We placed a sturdy crate on the floor and the sheet was long enough to cover it – this was ideal because some of the shorter girls were able to step up, and still have the bunting and fishing net in the background.  To the left, we set up a little Ikea table with a basket full of props.  (By the way – the moustache and giant dollar store elvis glasses were definitely the favourites at the party!)

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Girls love their crafts!  For “entertainment” at the party, we came up with some beach-themed crafts.  It started with the paint a sea shell station, which was set up outside beside the photo booth.  The girls really loved this – some had never even seen a sea shell before! Some of the girls painted 4 or 5 shells themselves!

Life's A Beach Party, Superflash Creative Next, they moved on to the decorate a palm tree station – and it’s hard to say which craft they loved more!  We set out lots of tools for them to decorate with – from small pieces of paper that they could make a mosaic with, to glitter, sequins, gems, fancy scissors, markers, oil pastels and more!

After the girls ate, they moved onto the create a friendship bracelet station, to try and wind them down a bit.  Having craft stations set up is great, because it gives them something to take home (besides the loot bag) that they actually made themselves.  The girls really loved doing all these crafts!

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Life's A Beach Party, cake, beachy bears, teddy grahams, candy, gummies, Superflash Creative What’s a party without sweet treats?!  For Nicole’s Life’s A Beach party, we made a cupcake tower, with super cute, coordinating cupcake picks, and found a palm tree shaped platter to display my sisters famous chocolate chip cookies!

My favourite part though, was the cake I got to decorate for her!  I don’t normally consider myself to be a cake decorator, but I saw this idea floating around the internet, and I really wanted to try it for myself.  I used brown sugar for the sand, and two shades of turquoise icing for the water.  A few teddy grahams and some dolphin and shark gummies rounded out the cake.  This was a complete surprise for Nicole (I decorated it while the girls were painting shells outside!) and she was thrilled.  This is an easy enough design for anyone to make, and a great addition to any beach party!

That’s it from the beach for now! Check out some more photos over at the Superflash Creative Facebook Page and printables from the party at Etsy.  Look out for super cute photobooth pictures coming soon!

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