Saturday, 28 June 2014

Block Card


I've seen this template used a lot recently where you have what looks like blocks forming a fold up card. My dilemma was that it only ever showed it as 3 blocks high and I wondered if it could be adapted to be any size. So yesterday I sat down with my drawing pad and worked it out.  I wanted to do something different for Brother-in-Laws Birthday card: 30 this year, business trainer by day, DJ by night and a thrill seeker at other times!

This is what I came up with...


That's all for now

Friday, 27 June 2014

A Mad and Exciting Day

Morning All,

Yes it's early...thank you Elliot for waking me at 5am this morning. We are now camped out downstairs waiting for Daddy and Sophie to wake and a normal Friday to kick in.

Although after yesterday I am now beginning to see what a normal day will be like....and it's quite exciting. After the positive sale table at Little Mouslings on Wednesday and all the feedback and suggestions that came with it, I sat down to dabble with a Thank You Teacher Box Card. This is what I came up with.

I was so pleased with it, I posted it on Facebook...I've already received some requests and hopefully more to come as again there has been some very positive feedback on this, especially as it can be personalised to include teachers names and messages on the stars.

So yesterday, while Sophie played out in the sunshine and Elliot played inside on his mat, between naps, lunch, phone calls and coffee, I had a very productive day making and taking orders and watching my online presence grow. It was great. Here's to more of that.

Friday, 20 June 2014

My Cards in a Shop!?! Yes Please :-)

Evening All,

So after struggling with Pollen for most of the week, I finally managed to get myself together and organised for my meeting today with my lovely shop manager lady who took an interest in my cards....and she said YES.

I took a pack of samples for her to show her Area Manager, some text about me and my crafting and a suggested pricing structure.  She was so impressed she said yes there and then. It included this morning's make, an Easel Card with one of my recent purchases Santoro's Gorjuss stamp (I love this girl) ...

The shop assistant who was there today loved them too and ordered one for her friends Birthday next week.

So, from next month, there will be a box of mixed cards of mine in our local post office, to be topped up weekly or as required. Furthermore, there are two other post offices who I have been given the details of to approach to do the same thing, but I'm going to see how this one goes for the first month.

All I can say is I'm very happy :-)

Saturday, 14 June 2014

New Stock and new Possibilities

Morning All,

A lovely sunny day here now the storms of last night have passed. All the windows and doors open, washing on the line, just taking a break before I do stage 2 of the housework downstairs.

I've been so busy recently doing lots of wedding things for an order and making new stock to sell at a fair taking place today...but I'm not there I hear you shout?! No, I pulled out at the last minute. Elliot would have had to come with me because of feeding and it was at an outdoor event very close to a music stage. I wasn't going to risk him being upset by the noise or damage his hearing.

So although I'm not selling anything today, I have made some things I'm really pleased with to go on the website (counting down now!) and it's definitely got my crafting mojo back and kicked me into gear to get on with things.

I also spoke to the very nice manager lady at our local sub post office this morning - she liked my father's day box card so much, I'm meeting her on Friday to discuss selling some cards there : -)

That's all for now.