Wednesday, December 14, 2011

End of Year "Women's Business" Christmas Party Thank You's!

It's a Wrap!!

Last Saturday we had our End of Year "Women's Business" Christmas Party.

What better way to end a busy year than to to enjoy some quality time
with other women to celebrate the end of a busy year.. Of course a
little drinky poo..

This event was open to any female that wanted to join this Christmas

We wanted to find a beautiful location, that was affordable for all, to
join us. So thanks to my dear friend Carol from Creatively Weddings & Events we choose
the beautiful Sirromet- Cellar Door Section and it was stunning.

 Carol (Creatively Weddings & Events)& Myself

The set up at Sirromet it is such a beautiful spot.

Thank you also to Nat for helping on the day and for all your help this year.

 Guest take home goodie bag who attended.

I love doing up goodie bags as a gift for guest to take home at a Event. So I thought I would put the call out to any business that I have connected with via facebook to see if they wanted to add something to it as a way to spread the word about their business. 
Well this bag ended to be full to the bream with goodness, thanks to all the wonderful business that added to them.
Which were:

Assorted Ah-Tissue poms & Chalk It prop

Carol from
Creatively Weddings & Events
Also thank you Carol for all your help with putting this together and for you wonderful Crackers they were the best ever!!

 (Image by Polkadot Prints)

Thanks to Jordon from Polkadot Prints for her goodies plus also designing the little logo for the event page for this. Also check out her blog post about these here.

Amy from Giggleberry

Lilian from Lily Chic Events

Charmaine from Salon Indulge
(Highly recommended as had my hair done there)

Shannon from Born to Party

Renee from Luminoso Blu

Thanks to new mummy Skye from Ruby Olive for supplying these beautiful assorted coloured bracelets & for supplying a stunning necklace for a lucky table prize..

(Image by Sharnel Dollar Design)

Rebecca from LBT Kids Fashion

Leanne from Sweet Style

Jodie from Bell & Elle

Linda from Bubble & Sweet

Bianca from Peekaboo Magazine

These yummy goodies arrived a few days after (Thanks to Australia Post) which will be handed out to a bunch other Mummy's at another big Christmas Party on Saturday to spread the word for 
Louise from Little Big Company

Also a huge Thank You to Heidi from Linkits for providing 3 packet of her Linkits as Lucky table prizes, the lucky winners loved them

We had such a wonderful day catching up and meeting new Brisbane women. I know in 2012 I think I will be organizing more events like these.

I want to Thank all the lovely ladies that celebrated the end of a busy year with me and also want to Thank all the wonderful businesses that added to the perfect Goodie Bags..

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Bring on 2012!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ah-Tissue 6000 milestone Giveaway!!

So as some of you know we are trying to hit our next milestone of 6000 likers Ah - Tissue and when we do Ah-Tissue will have 6 random picked giveaways to say thank you!!!
So to get things rolling I thought I would do 6 randomly picked giveaways to help it along. 
All you have to do to be in the running of the below giveaways is do the following 2 or 3 steps.
1. Like the comment on my facebook page regarding this post
2. Is to suggest at least 5 friends to my facebook Ah-Tissue page with them becoming a liker of it, and make sure you tell them to write on my page who sent them so I can add your name to the draw.
3. For an extra entry do a post of the giveaway on your personal/business page linking it back to my Ah-Tissue page. Make sure you use the @ symbol before typing my page Ah-Tissue (with no spaces) then a separate box pops up for you to select my page. This will link it back to my page.
Once you have the steps done please let me know so I can check to enter you in the draw..
Wishing you best of Luck!!
Giveaway 1.
A set 12 of Test tubes..These are my new product range "Test Tube It"coming to Ah-Tissue in the new year..
New page is here
Clear Plastic Tubes 16x100mm with cork stopper. (Jelly beans not included)
Giveaway 2.
A set of 2 Chalkboard Speech & Thought Bubbles props from my "Chalk It" range.
Giveaway 3.
 Set of 3 Decorative Flower Poms
Giveaway 4.
Set of 3 15" Hanging Pom Poms - Yellow, Lemon, & Ivory
Giveaway 5.
Set of 30   Miniature Tiny Bottles

Material: Glass & Plastic Size:2.5x1cm(Total), Bottle
: 2x1cm, Hole Stopper:1.5mm
Giveaway 6. 
A $50.00 gift Voucher to use for anything on my web site
So with your help of spreading the word to your friends & family about our page our 6000 liker giveway could happen sooner than later woooohooo!!
Will be drawing  winners once we hit the big 6000 liker milestone..
Good Luck and Thanks for your help in spreading the word!!
Owner, Mum & Creator

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gift Wrapping with Recycled Tissue Paper!!

As I keep all the off cuts from my Ah- Tissue poms I wanted to share with you another way you can use these offcuts..

Now my first ever job was a gift wrapper at a shopping center, so this concept come from when you use potpourrie when gift wrapping..

 1. All you need is your desired paper, I used a piece of plain white paper for one and the other used brown kraft paper. You will also need some clear cello, sissors, sticky tape, desired ribbons and of course some off cuts.

2. Place the clear cello sheet on the table then scatter your selected offcuts over the sheet in this one below I just used red & lime tissue paper ones.

3. Then just place your desired paper over the top and press down to flatted the tissue paper pieces. After you do that you can wrap you gift by placing it on the paper.

4. I think looks great as is or add a gift tag, but you can always a your extra touch with ribbon & extra offcuts.

I also did another one using Brown Kraft Paper

Hope you liked my very first quick tutorial, please excuse the photos I took them very fast heheh..

Now I have 2 x Garbage bags here if anyone in Brisbane want them and can pick them up great for school craft activities..If you do please email me at

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

So the LUCKY soon to be owners of Ah-Tissue Flowers (set of 3)ARE:

1.   Michelle Stokes of Little Miss Leila

2.  Ashlea Brown

3. Andrea Evans

4. Renee Patterson

5. Jennie Mannix 


You will all recieve an email shortly from me asking for the colours you are after and your postal address..

You will get to pick the inner & outer colours of the flowers..

I want to Thank You all in advance for the support it is and has been much appreciated xoxo

Monday, September 5, 2011

5000 Milestone!!

Giveaway once I hit the 5000 Milestone on my Ah-Tissue business page!!

I have decide once I hit the big 5000 mark on my page I will be giving away 5 x sets of my Ah-Tissue Flowers since these are becoming very popular due to being beautiful Spring Time!!.
You will get to pick the inner & outer colours of the flowers..

So if you haven't already done so please spread the word & suggest my page to your friends to reach this milestone.

I want to Thank You all in advance for the support it is and has been much appreciated xoxo

Once I hit past the 5000 (liker) mark I will do a random draw..

Good Luck !!!

So if you are a liker of my page and want to go into the random draw for a set of these, please comment here with your name and email address:

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Tahlin’s 3rd Safari Party Recycle, Reduce, Reuse! & Facebook Business

Tahlin’s 3rd Safari Party

Recycle, Reduce, Reuse!
& Facebook Business

I know that is a long title but that is exactly how I came about putting my beautiful little boys 3rd Birthday together. When trying to think of a theme to go with for his birthday, I first looked at what he was interested in. Since he was really taking an interest in animals when reading to him and then picking them out on tv, I thought maybe a Safari theme. Who doesn’t love a Safari Party! So then my creative brain started ticking away. I have always been one to first look around the house for re-usable things to use, as you can be surprised what you have that can be turned into something else before buying something new (hey lets be honest our little family is not made of money heheh). Then if you are lucky enough to have a someone with a heart of gold that lends & gives you items to use like my good friend Carol from Creatively Bespoke Weddings & Events, then you are very lucky. I have become friends with Carol since she has been a long time customer of mine, which I met through the wonderful world of Facebook Businesses. So when I was over at her place one day talking to her husband in their shed I noticed this big crate and thought this would be perfect to use as the feature of his dessert table. That’s how I started to put this all together.

 After starting my own Business & Facebook page, which if you didn’t already know I am Daneve Owner, Mum & Creator of Ah-Tissue, I have been able to come in contact & even become friends with many different businesses on Facebook. I am a huge supporter of businesses that also support mine and I really wanted to make a point if I was going to purchase things for his party. I wanted to try and use ones that I have found through Facebook.

I feel that having a Business Facebook page is not only to support your own little business but also to help support others and to be able to connect with so many other great businesses.

So when I thought it would be nice to get someone to capture his party, the first person that popped into my head was my loving & supportive husband as he is a photographer. But since I thought he maybe a bit busy entertaining, why not put a call out on my page to see if there were any photographers out there wanting to build up their portfolio. Well! I was so surprised how many emails I got responding to the call out. So to be fair, I went with the first one and I was so lucky to have the lovely Katie from Katie Takes A Picture capture the day for us. Most of the images you see in this blog was taken by the talented Katie with a few from Darren (hubby) & his Mum (Dianne).

We wanted to have something that greeted the guests as they arrived at the party.
Tahlin is very lucky to have 2 creative parents, so Darren drew a free hand Rhino onto a sheet of chalk board (which you can pick up from Bunnings) but we had some left over in the shed from something we used previously. Then he cut it out with a jigsaw. The real bamboo was cut down by Carol at her place, warning bamboo can cause a little rash just ask Darren hehehe.

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Image 1. Invites and printables were designed & made by mummy and daddy. 
Image 2. Was a ECO Re–Purposed  Safari Story Book Flag Bunting 
Image 3. Was an area above the gift table that we displayed photos from Tahlin's first 3 years. I made the hanging display using an old canvas that was left over from a display I used at the markets. I covered it in photo's, mini Ah-Tissue poms, bamboo and letters cut out of an old piece of leather.

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 Image 1. My mum is an retired music teacher so the kids got to play with an assortment of African musical instruments.
Image 2. The kids were able to take a pair of binoculars and a Pith Helmet.
Image 3. A number 3 Pinata that was re-covered to match the theme of the party. 

 I am a big believer if you have around 24 kids coming to a party you need to be prepared with activities for them to do. So we had: A Jumping Castle, Playdough, Colouring in, Balloon Balls, and Balloon Animal Making which I think the adults had more fun in the end. (Wade is the Master heheh)

 Also to keep the children entertained we had chalkboard place mats on the table with a piece on chalk next to each one for them to draw on. These were also cut out by Darren. The kids were also treated to receiving a fun Ribbon Wand that they were able to take home.

What would the party be if I didn't make some of my own Ah-Tissue pom poms. I had just recently started offering my printed range of poms, so what a perfect opportunity to test them out. I used the Giraffe, Zebra, Leopard and a mixture of other colours.

If you are on a wild Safari you need something to quench your thirst! I had a perfect Safari Bunting custom made for Tahlin so he can also use in his room. The Jungle Juice was a hug hit!! 

With the Kids mini milk bottles glasses I wrapped them in hessian and connected a little balsa wood name tag to them. The straws I sourced from 2 different businesses that I have listed at the bottom of the post. Then the little animals that daddy designed were then glue onto the straws.
The Adult drinking jars were made from recycled pasta sauce jars and wrapped with hesian & Zebra print Tissue Paper. (Jars had been washed very well be use)


All the printable you see in any shot were designed and made by team Mummy & Daddy

Tahlin got a bit hungry before the guest arrived.

As you will see our place is very fitting with the theme we went with, as we love the nature. That is another reason why I wanted to make it as eco friendly as possible. So I used as much items I had home first in regards to the serving items, but when I needed to buy items I made sure they were Organic Biodegradable, Eco Friendly. The pile of plates & cutlery you see in the images above are Made from 100% organically grown with no bleaches or dyes.

To put this together I used alot of recycled items I had around the house already. Made the table cloth out of strips of hessian and Jute. The real bamboo was cut from my friends Carol's place along with a lot of other items I borrow from her to use.
You can't a have a kids party with treats & lots of lollies!! 
In the glass balls, I had fake moss and mini plastic animals hanging inside. 

I made the survival bags for the guest to fill up with the treats with. I already had them here from years aga but Darren designed me up a transfer to add to them. He also did up the cookie design for me to give to Linda from Bubble & Sweet to make the divine cookie, she also created those very yummy cupcakes you see.


Now I am not a cake maker nor have had any lesson so excuse the cake, the design popped into my brain one day so I just went with it. I do have to say the middle cake got burnt the first round so that ended up a good old packet mix, then the other 2 were a mix of white & choc mud cakes. With the help of my hubby, mother in law and great friend Mel this was produced heheh

And the main thing is that Tahlin loved his cake!!

Yummy treat for guest to take home were made by Mel & myself.

The printable were design by Darren and the frame we used was recycle from my old Market stall I used to do.

We have a little studio downstairs so Darren set it up so we could get some fun shots with some of the kids. 
Then from the little shoot the kids got to go on a little Safari to try an find themselves a little Zebra. If they found one they got to keep it and was given a prize. 

In full swing Party action.. 
Bit of Survival Food to keep them going.. 
We made up thank you bags to thank Tahlin's friends for coming. The bags I had already but yet again Darren designed me up a transfer to add on the front. 
My little Family!! Thanks to my loving so supportive husband for helping put this together for our little boy.

Hope you all enjoy his party as much as Tahlin did!!

Styling & Event Design – Me (hheheh) Daneve from Ah-Tissue

Real Bamboo, Lolly Jars, Tongs, Mini Bamboo Baskets, Banana Lollies, Snakes, Wooden Crate, Glass hanging Balls, Mixture of Soft Toys, Chairs, Chair Covers, Black & leopard print Table cloth, Fake Green Tissue Paper Grass, Mini Milk Bottles, Napkins, Drink Dispenser, Big hanging Safari Backdrop, & many more items so as you can image I can’t thank this lovely lady enough. – Carol from Creatively Bespoke Weddings & Events

The Talented Main Photographer – Katie from Katie Takes a Picture

Round Biscuits + Cup Cakes – Linda from Bubble & Sweet

Jungle Safari Ribbon Wand – Kate from Pinwheels and Pearls

Pine Food Boats, Cups and Cones, Green/White Straws, & the Colouring in Sheets. Marissa & Liz from The Princess & Pirate

Black & White Lolly Pops – Emma from Lollipop Brides

Grey/White & Black/white Straws, Fake Moss rolls & Fake Willow Vines – Sharnel from Sharnel Dollar Designs

Balloon Animal Kits & Mini Wooden Pegs -Helena from Occasion by Design

Zebra & Tiger Printed Balloon Balls – Carolyn from RAHZY Children

Pith Helmets & Black Binoculars - Celebrate Express

The Beautiful Animal Prints (Zebra, Tiger & Giraffe) I am in love with everything this Photographer does. – Sharon Montrose – The Animal Print Shop

Pine Cones – Jordon from Polkadot Prints

Safari Prints 10 Flag Bunting – Amy from Giggleberry Creations

Animal Hats - Kate from Piece of Cake & Celebrations

ECO Re – Purposed Safari Story Book Flag Bunting – Katie from Kitty Boo Boo Design


Animal Shape Cookie Cutters – Jill from Sweet Theme

Organic Biodegradable Plates, Eco Friendly which are
Made from 100% organically grown with no bleaches or dyes. – Packaging Products

Banana Lolly Pops - Candy Addictions

Special Thanks goes to: Darren, Mel, Carol, Ronel, Angus, Carl & Dianne. I really wouldn't of been able to put this together without the help from you all..xoxoxox

Hope everyone enjoyed the party as much as I enjoyed putting it together for Tahlin..

Till next time!!