...different, unique & special

By Alice on Wednesday February 18th 2009 at 09:15

...this is how someone described Alice Palace greetings cards to me yesterday whilst placing an order. I’m obviously in agreement! I’m very busy at the moment finishing off all the breakfast cereal in the house - i have a fun mixture of three. Normally this is something i would avoid - but this morning i thought i’d give it a go and it’s actually really nice - and as Katie would say, fast release and slow release foods!! 

Slow release carbohydrates are found in those foods which slowly raise blood sugar levels once eaten. Quick release carbohydrates are the opposite. Foods such as canned baked beans that are made with high sugar content, white bread, water melon and well-cooked pasta are all quick release foods. These can cause spikes in blood sugar levels which are then followed by slumps. These slumps lead to shakiness, hunger, tiredness and other undesirable symptoms. Slow release foods are valued for their ability to deliver sustained energy over a longer period of time. Porridge oats are one such foodstuff. This explains why marathon champion Paula Radcliffe is so keen on making porridge for breakfast on race days. A chart of different foods which rates the relative speed at which they release sugar into the bloodstream has been devised. It is known as the Glycaemic Index and versions are widely available on the Internet.

wooooooooooo-ho - go find yourself some energy!

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(I found this cool image on the internet too - it’s A creative journey to active and energise girls in schools)

Here are some of the things I’ve been up to:

This is the outer and inner of a Cd booklet, a jewel case inlay, a jewel case inner inlay and a cd onbody for 4 Girls 4 Harps, Fireworks & Fables.

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‘oh Alice, you little GEM!!! these are fantastic - all the little touches, I love them!’  Ellie, 4 Girls 4 Harps, 16/02/2009

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‘The design looks so great thank you, than you! We all love it - exactly as we hoped it would look with all your brilliant animal pics!’ Keziah from 4 Girls 4 Harps, 17/02/2009

This is a shopping bag design for Mipo…

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‘Alice, thank you for the mock up. Looks fabulous!’ Andrea, Mipo 10/02/2009

This is a book cover illustration for Penguin…

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‘I love it and think it looks great! I can’t wait to see the final, I know it will be so cute. Thanks for turning this around so quickly’ Kristin, Penguin Group, 10/02/2009

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This is an advert for The Salon in their local Parish magazine…

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And this is a poster for The Salon…

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This is a flyer for Vickylee’s Carriage Company…

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The photography used is by johnordphotography.co.uk (and includes some of our wedding photos!)


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‘Its absolutley perfect. Thanks for all your quick working.’ Vicky, 16/02/2009

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