30 August 2013

Personal Photography Work | Danielle Designs Photoshoot

Other than enjoying being a graphic designer, a blogger and social media lover, I love photography ! I wanted to share some of my recent photography work I did recently for a good client of mine. She wholesales an amazing range of jewellery and leather satchels to choose from.

27 August 2013

A visit to Mexico

Last week I visited Hamilton and was taken by a restaurant on Victoria street called Mexico. A relatively new restaurant to the Hamilton hub as I use to live there. My absolute favourite drink at Mexico was their virgin margaritas! They where fantastic! Next time you are in Auckland or Hamilton stop by for some lunch, you won't regret it.

22 August 2013

Camp | Creative Workshop

Now this is something I would love to get behind. It's called Camp Creative & it's a workshop based in the US. It offers a multitude of courses & workshops.

Every season a new schedule will offer a variety of crafternoons, master classes, workshops, lectures, and intimate gatherings that can appeal to a novice learning a new skill or a master refining their craft.

18 August 2013

For The Love Of Stationery

Yes, I am a confessed paper and stationery lover. All things pastel, with polkadots, birds and pretty stripes has my name written all over it. 

Like most graphic designers, we stop and drool over shops like WholePort & Kikki.K. It's a natural instinct that kicks in and it's like you switch onto robot mode: " must touch this stamp set"," pick up envelopes", "stair at folded paper in pretty packet for 20 minutes".It literally takes me an hour and a half to actually even order something from WholePort let alone visit a stationary shop. Awh the joys of being a self confessed paper stationary lover.

13 August 2013

Free Blogging Resources

I love finding new blogging resources or design elements I can use for blogging and random fun design projects around the house and wanted to share a few of my favourites.

Here is a little list of websites I find very useful and who has great free blogging resources for you to download. 

1. Pugly Pixel - Freebie: Dried Peony Petals
2. Noor Al Qahtani - Freebie: Glitter Sheets
3. Pugly Pixel - Freebie: Painted Impressions (brushes)
4. Love Mae Blog - Freebie: Desktop Callender
5. Olive & Ivey Blog - Freebie: Free Blog Bling - Arrows
6. Besotted Blog - Freebie - Hand drawn wreath digital stamps

12 August 2013

Rabbit Sugar Cookies

I spend the day enjoying playing with my new rabbit cookie cutters from WholePort. While the weather isn't the greatest here in Hawkes Bay I am making the most of just relaxing at home and enjoying baking up a storm. If you want to know what recipe to use to use your stencils on you can click here for a normal sugar cookie recipe.

Have fun & enjoy your day!

09 August 2013

Michelle Joanne Collaboration | A Winter Road-trip

I recently collaborated with Michelle Joanne's Photography on a little photoshoot in Hawkes Bay. It was a fun weekend filled with good food, great company, belated birthday presents, a heck of a lot of photos & thrifting. 

For a more in depth clip of the weekend, check out the little video posted below by 
Michelle. To book her for a photoshoot, wedding or special event you can click here

06 August 2013

We Are Having A Baby!

Finally we have been able to  share the good news! I am 3 months pregnant with our first little baby on the way. I have been dying not to say anything for 12 weeks and finally I have been able to share the good news with you all today.

02 August 2013

The Kitchen Table Cafe

jean jacket - factorie, retro sunglasses - vintage

A few friends came to visit me here in Hawkes Bay over the weekend and I have been dying to show them Me & Mike's favourite CafĂ© called The Kitchen Table which is located in Napier, down a little hidden alley. 

They have everything vintage from communal knitting needles, old fashioned board games & a delicious amount of tasty treats to choose from. They love doing things the old fashioned way which is exactly why it's a favourite of mine.