Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Thank You

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Feature: NEW Vinyl Gift Stickers

Good morning! I'm sure you remember these pretty gift stickers that I introduced to my shop a few months ago...{you can read the post here}
Well, due to their popularity I have decided to make some new ones! They come in a packet containing 6 stickers for R20 {+ postage}. For more info go to my shop or email me at {hello (at)

Happy LONG weekend!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Inspiration: Lyn's 60th Birthday Tea Party

Hello! Today I am sharing a few pics of Lyn's 60th Birthday Tea Party held at the Food Emporium, Broadacres. They chose the Modern Vintage Mad Hatters Theme {available here}. I just loved the one lady's headpiece and look at the cute cake that Jean-Mari from the Food Emporium created for this event.

Match Set Love - Bunting, Welcome Poster/Mini Flags/Straws & Paper Lanterns
Venue, Food & Cake - D'Ouwe Werf Food Emporium , Broadacres, Fourways  contact Jean-Mari at  or 011 540 1538

Happy {getting ready for the} Holidays

Credit: Photographs taken by myself

Monday, December 10, 2012

Weddings: Nadin & Andreas

Hello! Today I would like to share some images of Nadin & Andreas's elegant Austrian wedding. Because they are currently residing in South Africa and love our proteas, the 'protea' was a must and had to be incorporated into the design of their stationary and flowers. All the stationary was finished with a high gloss laminate and it looked all so stylish. Check out their cute little 'schnapps' favours and the matching vinyl numbers plate for the wedding car!

Dear Nadin & Andreas, I wish you much love and happiness on this journey together!

With Love,

Credit: Photographs of the Invitations taken by Laura Jane Photography

Advent Calender 2012 - IN Action

Hello! Thought I would share these pics of my 2012 Advent Calenders in awesome to see the family jump up in the morning full of excitement to see what surprise the countdown brings.... 

Go to this POST to download your Advent Calendar PDF's for free!

Much Love,

Credit: Photographs taken by myself.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Advent Calender 2012 {Free Stuff!}

Hello! This year I managed to have my Advent Calender ready a whole 10 days earlier than last year, Yay! I collect little gifts though out the year so that I don't have to rush around for 24 {times two!} gifts last minute.

As we celebrate the holidays in the heat and far, far away from snow and cinnamon-smelling markets, I decided to make a fresh & festive, red & white, mini flag design. These little flags are easy to cut out and can be glued to envelopes, little boxes or paper bags. I found pretty silver bags at Party Spot for R1 each. Decorated each bag with a bit of ribbon {and my beloved double-sided tape}. It was a bit tricky to hang them up, so I used little pegs (with green trees) to keep them in place. The 2 x A4 PDF's with the numbers from 1-24 can be downloaded below.

Matching Personalised 'Name' Flags (as per the Lilli example above) are available at R30 per name, and will be emailed to you in a printable PDF format. Send your request to {hello at}.

I always appreciate each comment and please send me a photograph of your calendar! We all love to be inspired.

With Love,

Credit: All photographs taken by myself.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Inspiration: Wendy's 60th Birthday Tea

Hello! This past weekend Wendy and her family celebrated her 60th birthday with a 'Mad Hatter's' Birthday Tea at the beautiful D'Ouwe Werf -  Food Emporium in Broadacres, Fourways. Due to dark and thundering clouds the party had to be moved inside, however I managed to take some pictures of the set-up in their beautiful, lush garden just in time! Here are a few photographs of the details of the day:

Debbie, Wendy's daughter in law who organised the party had the cute idea for the wording of the thank you tag: 'Thank you for celebrating this 'mad'stone with me' - Thank you Debbie for inspiring me!

Match Set Love - Invitation, Welcome Poster, Bunting, Menus, Thank you Tags, Mini Straw/Food flags, Paper Lanterns {}
D'Ouwe Werf - Food Emporium - Venue, Food & Set-up - Thank you to Jean-Marie and her fantastic team {011 540 1538 or}
The Selection - Straws & Bakers Twine used on the thank you tags {}

Happy Happiest Birthday Wendy!

with Love

Credit: All photographs taken by myself

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Month {Freebie!}

Hello! I have made a freebie to celebrate our 'Gratitude for the Gift of Health' during this month of Breast Cancer Awareness.These cute triangular favour packets can be filled with something sweet like chocolate truffels, little packets of bath salt, your favourite tea bags etc. True to the cause I have used shades of pink and the words; Love, Health & Gratitude. It's really easy, just download the printable PDF and Instructions
below. Healing and loving thoughts to all of you, who's lives has been touched by this disease.

Download the 'Breast Cancer Awareness PDF' here.
Download the Instructions here.

With love

Credit: Photographs taken by myself

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Feature: NEW Mad Hatter's Party Kit

O my goodness, I just noticed that one whole month rushed by since my last blog post... how did that happen? Any case, I'm here to share my really pretty and fun 'Modern Vintage Mad Hatter's Party' with you today! This theme is so versatile that it can be used for a girlie birthday, adult birthday, bridal shower, kitchen tea or a baby shower... And it is so easy to decorate!

This kit is sold as a pre-printed option - R250 + postage for a party of 10, including a customised invitation (email and printable PDF), 10 Bunting flags, 10 Thank you tags, 10 Party Cones, 20 Mini Flags, 10 Water Bottle Labels. If you require a quote for a different amount of guests, please email me at {}. You can find the kit in my online shop here.

Do you love tea parties? I do!

Happy Tuesday,

Friday, September 7, 2012

Inspiration: Lulubelle's Fancy ART Party

Good morning, it is amazing to think that last Saturday we had a real hot summers day to celebrate Lulubelle's Birthday with and today we are freezing after a magnificent thunder and hael storm! Bronwenn, Lulubelle's very creative mom, set up a colourful, arty party with so much detail, love and effort. She made use of a wall to create a fun 'canvas' for the kids to explore their inner Picasso. Each child also got a box full of creative goodies to take home; think green slime, soft & glittery play dough, stickers, waterpaint... everything you need for hours of fun! For eats and treats, Bronwenn went bright and healthy with little tubs filled with fruit salad, yogurt and sausage rolls. Denise from Dotty Delights baked the prettiest cake. Stylishly white decorated with colourful butterflies, just to surprise you with layers of delicious colour as you cut it... have a look and enjoy the pictures!

To contact Bronwenn for anything Creative:
Bronwenn - Paper Whimsy

To contact Denise for a Cake:
Denise Diedericks - Dotty Delights
083 778 7752

with Love,

Credit: All photographs taken by myself.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Inspiration: Party Pack in a bucket!

Hello! Today we might have our first spring rain and I am so excited. A little bit cool and overcast; is my favourite weather {maybe because it reminds me of Europe... aaah}. Today I would like to share a very beautiful and creative 'thank you party bucket' that my neighbour Mia made for her gorgeous son, Leonhardt's first birthday. The mask that she put around the tub is such a clever idea and the combination of the ribbon, peg and pretty tag is just perfect. Thank you for inspiring me Mia!
With Love,
Credit: Photographs by myself

Keep Calm

With Love, Liezel

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Colour: Pretty Baby

Today we celebrate Spring Day! Some spring shades to inspire you...

Love Liezel
Credit: Photography by

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Inspiration: Lilli's 2nd Birthday - Ice Cream Theme {Part 2}

Good morning! As promised herewith follows the craft and thank you favours we did for Lilli's Party.

The Craft:  I made a template {that you can download for free below, yay!} of popsicle shapes. Copied it onto coloured card board and glued two-two together with an ice cream stick in between. Then I put together little packets of coloured confetti {yes, yes, I punched away one evening} and stick-on shapes as well as shapes that had to be glued on. Lilli's principal was so kind to borrow me a table and chairs, so I set up a craft station for the kids on the balcony.

The Thank you Favours: I wanted to do something from the heart and not only sweeties. So there were 'real hot chocolate' stars with mini marshmallows. Each girl received an Alice band with a purple felt flower and when I saw the wooden tetrus blocks, I had to get that because Lilli just loves puzzles. To make it a handy toy to go with where ever they do, I made little string-bags. It was packaged in plain white paper bags with personalised matching 'Flag Tags'.

What do you think are nice gifts for the kids in their Party Packs?


Credit: Photographs taken by myself.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Inspiration: Lilli's 2nd Birthday - Ice Cream Theme {Part 1}

Hello! Ooh I am so excited to share ALL of these photos with you today. There are lots, so bare with me. Our precious daughter Lilli turned two last week and as we were not home on her 1st Birthday {read the post here}, I had to make up for it now {chuckles}. It all started with the picture of a cake I saw on Pinterest. It was a light pink cake with a 'fallen' chocolate ice cream on top. Now that I had my theme, all the ideas raced towards me and here is the end result:

The Invite: As an Evite the invite is square, however if it is printed; it is double sided, front to back and rectangular. {This Party Kit is also now available in my online shop here}

The Savoury Snacks: I tried to make nice and {relatively} healthy savoury snacks to try and balance out all the yummy sweet things {as if such a thing is possible}. There were colourful crudite served in shot glasses nested in a  spoonful of caramelised onion dip. Baby Marrow, Pea & Mint Soup Shots, served chilled.  We made small portions of nachos {hot and not ;-} in cupcake cups and Veggie and Ham baguettes wrapped in the 'water bottle labels' to finish of this section. 
The Sweet Stuff: Lilli was so sweet to help me prepare these 'marshmallow pops' and the 'rice crispy treat cones'. It was quite a challenge for her not to eat it all and every now and then a marshmallow went a stray. 
Off course there had to be ice cream. I bought in the Belgium Chocolate ice cream, then made a dairy free Pina Colada Flavour. A heavenly Vanilla and Coconut and ended with Strawberry Frozen Yogurt that the kids loved! I set the ice creams in little tubs and in shot glasses to make small pops so that you could try more than one...

I baked a marble cake {yes, yes... to continue the colour theme.. hie hie} with a butter cream frosting. I found the recipe in my all time favourite magazine ... Donna Hay. To make the ice cream ball for the top of the cake I made a big ball of the 'rice crispy treat' and dipped it in chocolate. After the cake was iced, I placed the 'rice crispy chocolate ball' on top of the cake, poured some more melted chocolate over to get the 'melting' effect and mounted the wafer cone....mmm and it was so delicious!
The Details: I just love paper lanterns. In summer with all our magnificent thunderstorms it is impossible to hang them on our balcony, however, August is perfect. Don't you just love the pretty paper straws that I found at The Selection?
I read this quote by Voltaire... "Ice cream is exquisite, what a pity it isn't illegal". A-ha, new poster for the guest bathroom. Also,  I made a special poster for 'Lilli {age 2} Loves' with all the things she loves to do now and used it as the centre piece of the savoury buffet. To bring in a bit more girly pink I framed two of the Pink Theme Nursery pack posters available here

Tomorrow I will share the craft we did as well as the thank you favours!

Thank you so much Elsali for all your time, willingness to help and your lovely Soup Shot Recipe. You are so appreciated and we are very blessed to have you in our life.

Thank you Rainer for making all of this possible!


Credit: Photographs by myself, Rainer Glaubitz, Debbie Buchanan & Claudia Warchal

Monday, August 20, 2012

Inspiration: Jazy's 2nd Birthday!

Hello! This past weekend we celebrated gorgeous Jasmyn's 2nd Birthday with the fun 'Monkey Around' Theme. They have a beautiful garden and lots of space to climb, run, jump and Monkey Around!

I just loved the creative monkey cupcakes her grandmother made and the cute monkey thank you favours! Someone even drew a Mr. Monk on the black board, Oh, how I love detail! Her mom also baked a monkey cake with the cutest banana paws and arms! Here are a few images of the day:

The 'Monkey Around' theme is available here in my online shop.

Have Monkey Monday,

Credit: All photographs by myself

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Feature: NEW Bohemian Paisley Party

Hello! Today I would like to share my new 'Bohemian Paisley Party' theme with you. If you are planning an elegant, special birthday, this one could work for you. The main two colours are purple and green and features an Indian Paisley Print, combined with a nice, scripty font it looks really beautiful and fresh. This set consists of Invitations, Envelope Design (if required), Favour Boxes (2 x after eight choccies fits perfectly), place cards and mini flags.This Party is now available in my shop here.

Happy Wednesday,
Love Liezel
Credit: All photographs by myself

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Introducing: & Jewellery

Hello! Today we are celebrating my mom's 60th Birthday. Except for all the planning and organising the big question was what gift to get her. We wanted something really special and personal. We thought of a special piece of jewellery and found the perfect person to create + make it for us. Her name is Andrea Neethling, the very talented jeweller behind the Cape Town based & Jewellery. She created a beautiful sterling silver piece for us consisting of 7 'icons' with spacers on the most delicate snake chain. The icons represented my mom's three children, her three grandchildren and her beloved dog Josie that passed away earlier this year. Each 'icon' has the matching birthstone and name of the person engraved on it. The perfect gift for a very special and colourful woman!

You can contact Andrea here:
+27 84 423 2644
or check her out on Facebook:

'Veels Geluk Hiep Hiep' Vinyls Stickers available here.

Happy Birthday Mom!
With Love,

Credit: Photographs by myself

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Woman's Day Bookmarks {Free Stuff}

Hello! Tomorrow, 9 August 2012  we celebrate Woman's Day here in South Africa and to celebrate I have decided to make something special. These pretty little bookmarks fold at the top to keep your place secured. There are three bookmarks with three different quotes on the downloadable PDF. Just; print, cut, score and sit back and enjoy your book. These bookmarks could also be an awesome little favour/gift at your next girls breakfast, tea or whatever!

Have a Wonderful Woman's Day,
(Credit: Photographs by myself)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Out & About: Market on Main

Hello! This past weekend we eventually went to Market on Main. It's been on my to-go-to list for quite a while now... and I must say: "I am so happy we did". It is situated  in the Maboneng Precinct on the east side of the Johannesburg CBD  and located in an early 1900's warehouse. Arts on Main aims to preserve the historical aspects of the building and contribute to the Jozi CBD's urban regeneration. The way there is a bit dodgy, however don't be put off by this, we didn't feel unsafe for a moment and if you follow the directions on the website it is quick and easy to get there.

We were welcomed with beautiful food stalls and products to taste. My husband stumbled upon 'Pauli's Tomali Relish' and I think for that reason alone we might be back next weekend. 'Two Man Jam' did a really good job with their 'Jungle Jam' too. I settled on a delicious veggie filled Roti from Durban Curry and my Hubby & friend on Chocolate Crepes... lots of variety to suit everyone's fancy. Coffee to me is real important and 'Ikhofi' makes a great cuppa..

There are tables and crates to sit down and enjoy your gourmet finds inside or you can venture outside up to the roof top bar.

Do yourself a favour and go enjoy some urban revitalisation!

Credit: All photographs taken by myself