Royal Christening Special ~ Gorgeous Gifts and Theming

For most of us, silver-plated rattles and Dior sleepsuits are not likely to be our typical purchases for a Christening gift! Luckily, you have us at Ice the Cake to guide you through the very best of Christening gifts from … Continue reading

16 Fabulous Finds to Decorate your Home this Christmas!

Here at Ice the Cake we are counting down Christmas by showing you some of our fabulous suppliers. Today we have some lovely ways in which you can decorate your house with flowers and alternative displays.

Signature Flowers by Emma 
Signature Flowers by Emma

Signature Flowers by Emma
Elizabeth Cross Flowers
Elizabeth Cross Flowers
Big Furry Cat Company
Becky at Blossomking
Becky at Blossomking
Becky at Blossomking
Becky at Blossomking
Becky at Blossomking 
Becky at Blossomking

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Remember that you can find all these suppliers via the Ice the Cake Website Directory!

Christmas in June – Big Furry Cake – Day Five

Guest Blogger – BigFurryCat
I suffer with ‘toomanyideasfloatingthroughmymindatonce’itus! www.bigfurrycat.co.ukreflects this!  Some of the other items we make and sell:

Bauble wreaths for Christmas but actually they are so cool, I have this one up all year round!!


Fluffy Pompom wreaths that you just want to cuddle!

‘Love’ made out of buttons (I do love buttons!) on fabric covered canvases.


Satin wreaths decorated with felt flowers and beads (see what I mean about too many ideas?!)


So there we go, a quick look at what bigfurrycat does.  Always happy to work with customer’s ideas and always happy to talk cats, meow!


Special Offer:  10% off with this code ‘Furry2012’
Contact BigFurryCat
Telephone: 01273 595018

Website: www.bigfurrycat.co.uk


BigFurryCat Thank you so much for a fantastically creative week.  Next week it’s all about the flowers!… xx

Funky Button Jewellery – Big Furry Cat – Day Four

Guest Blogger – BigFurryCat


We have been doing craft fairs for some years now and could never really settle on a particular theme.  Anyone who does craft fairs knows how hit and miss they can be anyway.  BUT we came up with a failsafe, am affordable range of funky, quirky jewellery.

Who doesn’t love buttons?!  These necklaces are made of buttons and beads and are available in almost any colour.


And then to match, a cool button charm bracelet.   Buttons are second only to canvases on my list of favourite things to work with!


As well as glass bead charm bracelets




And then last but not least, the teenagers favourite!  Friendship bracelets.


Special Offer:  10% off with this code ‘Furry2012’
Contact BigFurryCat
Telephone: 01273 595018

Website: www.bigfurrycat.co.uk





‘Whatever’ tick tocks your fancy – BigFurryCat – Day Two

Guest Blogger – BigFurryCat
 
So here’s the thing, I adore canvases.  I mean, I truly truly adore them.  In fact, if there was a Canvas Anonymous group, I would have to attend it.  As a result of this near on obsession, I am always looking for things to put on them and the range of ‘Whatever’ clocks was a natural progression.  They are all handpainted, I outline the numbers and words and then handfill them all in, trying not to sneeze or wobble!

They come in two sizes : 50x50cm aka HUGE and 30x30cm aka a bit more manageable!  The ‘Whatever I’m late anyway’ version in cream is below:

The clock can be made in whatever (pardon the pun!) colours you like.  This can include a particular background colour but also the colours of the numbers and the wording, I made one recently on a white background with hot pink numbers and black letters which did look rather fabulous!  The picture above features a stencil type font but they can also come with a calligraphy type font :


They come in a multitude of colours :

(This is the smaller version) 

I also recently added a slightly different version to the range, this one is a lovely duck egg blue colour :


Again, it can be made in any colour to match your home décor.

I then got a little bit carried away with the theme :
And finally experimented with a different look which I think is beautiful.    This one is only available in the 30x30cm size.

The clock movements are all smooth with no ticking noises and ideal gifts for yourself or a friend!

Tomorrow, we look at our wedding ranges, including cute little bridesmaid gifts and handmade ring cushions.

Special Offer:  10% off with this code ‘Furry2012’
Contact BigFurryCat
Telephone: 01273 595018

Website: www.bigfurrycat.co.uk

Looking for a Quirky Handmade Guest Book? BigFurryCat has the answers! – Day One

This week I am delighted to introduce a fantastic little company based down on the South coast.  If you are looking for quirky gifts or an amazing alternative guest book addition to your big day then you’ve come to the right place!  I was delighted when BigFurryCat joined Ice the Cake and we now have our very own ‘Family’ fingerprint tree which is being created at our networking events across the country!  Introducing BigFurryCat…
My name is Anna from BigFurryCat Company.  BigFurryCat developed its name from, you’ve guessed it, a big furry cat!  His name is Ozzy and he measures just under 4 feet long without even stretching.  He weighs 10kg and is incredibly soppy, which is good as he has big teeth and claws!  We decided on the name as it was definitely different and unique and we wanted something that intrigued people.  It works because cat lovers always want to know about him and even dog lovers are kinda interested as he is actually more of a dog than a cat anyway!

BigFurryCat sells all sorts of handmade items and gifts.  Our main seller is our handpainted fingerprint tree guest books for weddings, birthdays and anniversaries.  People always do a bit of a double take at wedding fairs as they realise what they are and we get loads of interest as they are unique and unusual.
I think people are looking for wedding ideas that are different and the handmade aspect is also bang on trend so our fingerprint trees tick all the boxes!  Our fingerprint trees are painted on to a canvas which means they can be hung directly onto a wall at home as a lasting momento of your wedding day.  They are completely personalised to our customer’s specifications from the background colour, to the tree colour, to the writing and embossing colour to the ink pad colours.  This, combined with the fact that each tree is handpainted, makes for a truly unique item.  The idea is that your guests will put their fingerprint on the tree to look like leaves and sign their names then at the end of the day, you can have it hanging on your wall at home.  It is an alternative to a guest book though a guest book can of course be used in conjunction with the fingerprint tree. 
We can make them in several different sizes, from the smallest size of 40x30cm which in portrait orientation would suit approx 40 guests whilst landscape would suit approx 70, to the biggest size of canvas which is the 60x60cm which would suit a wedding party of around 200 guests.  We have also made a fingerprint tree for 600 guests on a metre square canvas so no wedding party is too small or too big!!
 
The embossing on the trunk and branches can be either gold or silver and I have also added glitter for some orders to really make the trees catch the light and stand out.
With each order, you get an instruction card so your guests know what to do, a suitable pen that allows you to write on the canvas, two ink pads in colours of your choosing (you can always order extra colours for a small charge) and a packet of wipes for your guests inky fingers!  The ink is water based so comes off your fingers very easily.
We have also started to introduce other fingerprint designs such as this cupcake design which could be used for a birthday party or a wedding to a couple that LOVE cake (don’t we all?!)
 
I am also very happy to work with a couple’s own ideas.  Because the trees are handpainted by me, I can be really flexible with their design and style, adding more or less branches as needed or embossing names into the heart or onto the bottom of the page.  You can of course buy other fingerprint designs on the internet but they all seem to be a lot of money for a pdf printout on a bit of paper so I do genuinely believe that our fingerprint trees offer something that little bit special and different.
Tomorrow, we’ll tell you about the coolest clocks you will ever find!!
Special Offer:  10% off with this code ‘Furry2012’
Contact BigFurryCat
Telephone: 01273 595018
Email: info@bigfurrycat.co.uk
Website: www.bigfurrycat.co.uk