Sunday, October 31, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

To market, to market...

This weekend, Sydney and Adelaide will each host Mathilda's Market - a haven full of creative handpicked artisans and designers showcasing their gorgeous hand crafted, original wares.

Sydney kicks off the event on Saturday 30th October at Paddington Town Hall between 9am and 1pm and Sunday sees a special debut at Norwood Concert Hall between 9am and 1pm for Adelaide's last market for 2010 so make sure you don't miss out!

Want a sneak peek to see what's on offer before you get there? Head on over to the Mathilda's Market website for a complete listing (and gorgeously styled pics!).

Prefer a pre-loved fab find? Then the Baby & Kids Market is the place to go! Mums sell their gently used baby and kids goods at very reasonable prices and it's a sure way to grab some amazing bargains! For our shoppers in Queensland, the Baby & Kids Market will be heading to St Joseph Nudgee College (2199 Sandgate Rd, Boondall) between 9am and 1pm with over 70 stalls to browse through. And for the kids? Face painting of course!

If you're in Sydney, head to Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview (Tambourine Bay Road) from 9am to 12 noon. Come prepared with lots of shopping bags and most importantly, cash, as there are no eftpos facilities at the venue.

Have some of your own things to sell? Head to the Baby & Kids Market website to grab a stallholders information pack.

Happy shopping!


I was flicking through a bridal magazine the other day and came across the most amazing (and delicious!) wedding cake idea EVER - a three tiered cheese tower! Why didn't I think of that when I got married? I love cheese... I love it more than chocolate. I'll eat it sliced, grated, melted, shaved, crumbled and now, as a chunk of wedding 'cheese' cake!

For those of you that are as obsessed with pasteurised delights as I am, I've put together an inspiration board and have even included some cute ideas that would add some 'cheesy love' to a savoury buffet at a wedding. Bon Appetit!

1. Cheese buffet table by Sunday Suppers (photography by Karen Mordechai). 2. Celebration Cheese Cake available for order at Waitrose. 3. Love Bird Cheese Markers from Style Hive. 4. Clean Slate Risers from From This Next 5. Rustic Cheese Wedding Cake available for order at Fromage To You (12 Mill Hill Road, Bondi Junction NSW). 6. Stainless Steel LOVE Cheese Knife from Elegant Weddings Plus. 7. LOVE Pottery Plate from Hideminy Etsy Store. 8. Riedel Black Tie Bliss Wine Decanter from Tasting Tools. 9. Cheese Wheel Wedding Cake Tower available for order at Fromage To You (12 Mill Hill Road, Bondi Junction NSW). 10. Five Tiered Cheese Tower available for order at Formaggi Ocello11. Valley Lahvosh: Heart-Shaped Crackers from The Nibble. 12. Cheese & Herb Centrepiece (instructions for DIY available at Southern Living). 13. Heart-Shaped Cheese Board with matching Heart-Shaped Cheddar from Godminster Vintage Organic Cheddar.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fab find!

They say the grass is always greener on the other side and in this case it actually is! This garden-esque place setting from Sharnel Dollar Designs is a must-have for your next enchanted outdoor themed event. And guess what? The flowers come with it too! Way too cute...

And in keeping with the theme, Paper Candy designed this custom communion invitation earlier this year... and it works perfectly with Sharnel's alfresco table top decor! Orders for this design or a custom design can be emailed to me at 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Oh boy!

Check out the launch issue of Cosmopolitan Pregnancy: The Ultimate Baby Checklist and head to page 50 to find the latest birth announcement design (top left - No.1) from Paper Candy (formerly Maria Centorino Boutique Stationery).

This birth announcement is double sided and can be customised to suit both genders and multiples! If you are interested in purchasing this card or would like to discuss a one off design please email me at

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Prepare to scare!

With only seven days until Halloween, it's time to get the party preps started. I've put together an inspiration board to get your spooky juices flowing...

1. Halloween adhesive wall decals from (image courtesy of 2. Cake pops from Bakerella 3. Bloody Mocktail (recipe at 4. Vintage inspired Belle & Boo cupcake wrappers from lark 5. Halloween bunting from The Cotton Bunting Company 6. Halloween invitation from Paper Candy 7. Assorted spooky latex balloons from 8. Trick or Treat inspired back packs from Monster Couture 9. Spider web wallpaper from Imprintables 10. Broomstick lolly bags (DIY instructions from The Celebration Shoppe) 11. Severed finger halloween invitation (DIY instructions from 12. Caution tape from 13. Ghost cookies from Just Cookies

Saturday, October 16, 2010

So sweet!

How cute! Designed by Livework Studio in Seoul and available at these retro cards are a perfect way to send your sweet thoughts to someone special. Oh, and it comes with an equally cute transparent envelope - this is def. PAPER CANDY at it's best... yum!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Freaky Friday {Halloween Sneak Peek}

I'm in the middle of making up an inspiration board for Halloween but could not help myself and just HAD to share these amazingly ghastly Dead Man's Finger Sandwiches that I found on They look so realistic! I have included the recipe below:

• sliced white bread (crusts removed)
• margarine
• cream cheese
• almonds*
• strawberry jam
Gently flatten the slices of bread with a rolling pin. Spread with a little margarine and cream cheese. Roll up the slice of bread and make three indentations with a blunt knife to form the finger joints. Trim or shape the ends of the fingers to form a 'V' shape and stick an almond* on to each tip using a cream cheese to form the nails. Add a dollop of strawberry jam over the end of the finger for the blood!

* Please be mindful of guests that may have nut allergies. Sultanas can be substituted to give the same effect.

Here I am {finally!}

I've been working as a graphic designer for over 15 years and after much encouragement from my family and friends, I have decided to channel my skills and passion into my own business. Welcome to PAPER CANDY, a vision I've had for quite a while and would now like to share...
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