Archive for October, 2013

Diwali, The Festival of Light

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

The festival of light is in full swing and we have wonderful ecards that you can send to loved ones in celebration. Some good ways to prepare for Diwali include making sure you’re fully equipped with candles, sparkles and fire crackers as they help to drive away evil spirits!  We hope you enjoy this beautiful festival, Katie x

Diwali Card, Katie's Cards

Diwali Card, Katie’s Cards

 

 

 

Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Here at Katie’s Cards, we care about the environment and know that there’s just under five weeks until the Christmas season is in fully fledged festivity mode. So, we’ve got some tips on how to make your Christmas a truly green one whilst also reducing the budget.

  • For a cheap and recyclable solution to your Christmas tree decoration’s, painted egg shells are ideal. Make a hole in the top of the egg, empty the contents and give it a wash. Then you can paint your egg shell however you like and alas you’ve got yourself a home made Eco friendly solution!

    Painted Eggs, courtesy of http://tinyurl.com/oht3lqc

  • Next on our top tips, pine cones! Pine cones are another wonderful and natural resource to add an Eco friendly seasonal feel to your home. You can paint them, cover them in glitter, stick sequins to them, pretty much do whatever you like! Then simply attach a string.

Beautiful Pine Cone Decorations Courtesy of http://tinyurl.com/nd23ufe

 

We’ve found some ways for you to create Eco friendly Christmas decorations that will also bring some fun to your household. In the countdown to Christmas we will be giving more tips! Also, here is a Christmas ecard from our collection you might like. You can find and send this ecard by clicking here. Look at our Pinterest for more Christmas ideas.

 

5th Birthday Children’s Ecard

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Updating you all on the latest in our aged 1-10 year old birthday cards. Our 5th birthday ecard has two versions, one for a boy and one for a girl. This makes each card perfectly tailored to suit their needs! Below is the initial sketch of our boys dinosaur card complete with the final design underneath. These dinosaurs are great cute friends for kids to enjoy on their day!

 

Initial Sketch of Dinosaurs Boys Ecard

Initial Sketch of Dinosaurs Boys Ecard

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Below, we have our girls 5th birthday card. This pink and purple colour scheme and chirpy little pigs makes this card ideal!

Five Little Pigs For A 5th Birthday

Five Little Pigs For A 5th Birthday

 

 

4th Birthday Katie’s Cards Preview

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

We thought we’d share our 4th birthday preview with you today! This is one of our aged 1-10 years old age specific ecards that will be joining our birthday collection.

First sketch of girls 4th birthday ecard

First sketch of girls 4th birthday ecard

 

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These adorable rabbits are the perfect way for any little girl to celebrate her birthday. With their charming little smiles, we know they’ll suit the needs and wants of any four year old.  The purple and green colour scheme has been created to suit girls whereas the cheeky monkeys below in green and blue are more tailored towards boys.

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The monkeys in this card are simply devious therefore perfect for a boys 4th birthday!

Share Your Appreciation This Thanksgiving

Friday, October 18th, 2013

We have a range of 9 Thanksgiving cards that are the perfect way to show everyone you care.

Katie's Cards turkey ecard

Thanksgiving Turkey Ecard

 

This wonderful animated ecard is one of our Thanksgiving cards that can also be used for Christmas! Its seasonal feel and beautiful design is sure to brighten anyone’s day! We also have a game ecards which bring lots of fun and entertainment!

With less than two weeks to go until Thanksgiving, we thought we’d give you some tips on how to get through the day relatively stress free!

  1. Delegate tasks to all members of the family; give everyone one job to do, it not only gets everyone involved and doing things together, it makes life a lot easier for you!
  2. Preparation: There’s a lot to be said for starting to prepare as early as possible! Imperishable  ingredients bought a couple of weeks in advance will take the stress off when everything else needs buying.
  3. Turkey: The most important part of the meal. Make sure you’ve arranged to get your turkey before hand whether its frozen or fresh!
  4. Decoration and guest list: Ensure you’ve invited everyone and find out what they’ll be bringing with them. Also start preparing your decorations which will add a little magic to your thanksgiving.
  5. Don’t forget to wish everyone a happy thanksgiving!

We also have a couple of fun trivia facts!

  • The average person consumes 4500 calories on thanksgiving and 229 grams of fat
  • Pumpkin pie is the most popular pie for thanksgiving
  • 400 million pounds of cranberry is consumed each year!
  • The average Thanksgiving turkey weighs 16 pounds

Share your Thanksgiving stories with us at Katie’s Cards 

Spooktacular Halloween Cards

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Mid October, the midst of autumn, the leaves are falling, the airs becoming crisp and Halloween is fast approaching! In light of this, we thought we’d give you some help for preparing for your ghostly gatherings.

Katie's Cards Halloween Invite

Katie’s Cards Halloween Invite

This invitation, from our Halloween collection, has fun and spooky little characters that are perfect for charming your guests. If you’re thinking of throwing a dinner party this Halloween, there are some great ideas and recipes for spooky but tasty meals from the BBC food website. Click here for those recipes and get a know how on making the perfect themed food to impress your guests.

BBC Recipe Ideas for Halloween

BBC Recipe Ideas for Halloween

To ensure a fangtasting evening also don’t forget to prepare your pumpkins, costumes, sweets and get a scary movie!

Newest preview of Katie’s Cards children’s birthday ecards!

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Ascending up the years, we are now proud to present a preview of our 3rd Birthday Ecard in our age specific collection!  This ecard features three fishy friends delivering a bubbly birthday message.

First pencil sketch of our friendly fish

First pencil sketch of our friendly fish

 

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Finished design of our fishy friends

Here is the first pencil sketch of our friendly fish and its transition into a vivacious ecard that is perfect for any three year old. The yellow, green and pink colour scheme makes this card suitable for both boys and girls. A charming birthday card that will soon be joining the rest of our birthday collection, which you can view here. Stay tuned with us on  www.facebook.com for our next preview.

 

Climbing up the ladder…

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Did you know that over one hundred years ago people started to send birthday cards in England? So out with the old and in with the new, in the 21st century we are now sending electronic greetings. Katie’s Cards presents to you a second taster of the new range of children’s birthday ecards. This time we are targeting the terrible twos!

Here’s a preview of the early stage sketch along with the finished design.

Cute cat early stage sketch

Cute cat early stage sketch

 

2nd Birthday Cute Cat Final Design

Bright and Vibrant 2nd Birthday Cute Cat Final Design

 

This bright orange and red birthday card offers any small child a vibrant way to kick off their special day! This ecard, complete with two cute cats is the perfect way to say happy birthday. What do you think of the second card in our new collection? This card will be joining our birthday ecard collection soon! You can share your thoughts with us on… www.facebook.com

Engage the young ones in your family with our new children’s birthday range!

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Did you know the most cited song in the English language is the Happy Birthday song? If you’re looking for some new ideas for a child’s birthday card, we’ve recently been working on a new range of birthday cards featuring a variety of children’s ages. Whether it be for a girl or boy we know you’ll love them so we thought we’d bring you a preview from an original sketch to the final piece!

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Friendly lion 1st birthday ecard initial design sketch

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A bright and exuberant friendly lion to light up any birthday

 

With a range of different ages up and coming in the next couple of weeks let us know what you think about the designs and keep updated on their progress on… www.facebook.com/Katies.ecards