Sunday, 26 February 2017

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

I'm Back! And Fundraising news!

Well hello there!
I've been a long time as I had an operation on my knee late last summer and have been taking time to recover from that and attend physiotherapy. I'm pleased to say that it finally seems to be improving although I still have to keep up with the exercises.

Anyway, onto fun and better things now. Together with padawan #2 who has started his own blog and Facebook page for his special dinosaur friend Niguel, I have decided to do some fundraising for Unicef this year.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice In Wonderland. So we thought it would great to celebrate this by hosting a charity tea party and I'd get to use my lovely Wonderland party printables and generally have lots of fun and raise money for a very good cause at the same time.
Theo and I then thought it would be great if we could get our friends, family, blog readers and Facebook fans involved too. That way we could raise even more money for Unicef to help children all over the world who are affected by war, disease, poverty and social circumstances. So if you would like to join in and help us raise some money by raising a cup of tea then you can download an information pack here or on the website. This pack has invitations, a poster, hints and tips and 2 printable games to use at your tea party. It also includes details of where to donate the money you raise.

We have set up a fundraising page with Unicef so you can donate your money here and every penny will go to helping children (as it's Unicef's own fundraising page, no commission is taken off).
I am also going to donate 10% of all sales of my Wonderland Tea Party printables through the website.
Theo and Niguel have some special plans of their own which I will be helping him with over the coming weeks. I'll keep you posted on that as things develop.

For any of you in the UK, we also have a Red Noses party set which you can use for any Comic Relief events you might be involved in or just to have fun at home and make a night of it while watching on the telly. Comic Relief is on Friday 13th March this year (so not long now). The set is £3 and includes invitations, bunting, cupcake wrappers, a bottle wrap, a popcorn box, a food tray and more. I will donate all proceeds from the sale of this set to Comic Relief.

Well, that's all for now folks! We'd love to hear from you if you join in with our Wonderland fundraising or Red Nose Day and see photos of your parties.
Take care
Suz and the Party Padawans

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Christmas In July!!

Hello,
I have a few new Christmas card designs up on the site this week!
I think as crafters and card makers we all know that it pays to get started early on the Christmas cards as there is always so much going on nearer the time! I always plan on doing one or two each month but it never happens!
Hopefully these cute new card designs will help to inspire us all to get some done ready for the festive period.


We also have some cute new birthday designs too.



Happy Crafting
Suz x

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

New Website

I'm so sorry I haven't posted here very much lately! I always mean to but life just seems to get in the way! I have been suffering quite badly with a sore knee and go to see a surgeon next week to see what can be done about it. It has also been quite a difficult time with Theo - he went on his first ever trip away from home at the beginning of February with his class to go skiing. He really enjoyed himself but he was very anxious in the weeks leading up to it. I'm so proud of him for managing something so huge - although his teachers couldn't get him to have a shower once and I'm pretty sure he only changed his clothes 2 or 3 times!!

Due to some unforeseen issues I have had to set up a new website which I am currently uploading products to - I've been pretty busy over the last 3 years so it might take awhile! You can access the shop using the tab at the top of the page and the Arda Cards logo at the side of the page. The website now combines my Arda Cards shop with my Little Handmade Party Company Shop and I have also set up a separate section for special needs resources. All the Little Handmade Company products and special needs resources will be in PDF format to make it easier for most people to print them easily. Craft products will still be JPG's and designer resources are mostly PNG or PSD.

I will try my best to post more regularly about new products and keep you updated about the progress on the website. I think I might have a little relaunch party when most things are uploaded.
I'm going to head off to bed now though as I have been working all day and I'm seeing double now!!
Take care
Suz x

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Autism Awareness Cards In Different Languages

Just a quick post before I go and get some lunch, about my Autism Awareness Cards. I set out some time ago to get the wording on these cards translated so they could be used when on holiday. Autism is hard enough to describe to others who have no knowledge of it in your native tongue! I am now offering these cards as a download on my website. As before, they are free to anyone to wishes to use them.
Available in Dutch, English, Estonian, French, German, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish.
 Click here to be taken to the listings page.
Right, I'm off to see what's in for lunch.
Take care
Suz x