Wednesday, 21 December 2011

A few new designs to feast your eyes on...

I have been working on a few new designs and here is a little sneak peek!

The first is called Moonbeams ands its made up of scanned collage detail, hand stamping and a teeny tiny dimante.
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My next design was made for a little girl, Jasmine, its a collage rainbow with hand stamped details.

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Hope you like them! 

Merry Christmas everyone!

Hello and a very Merry Christmas to you all! I am so excited about christmas, I have all the cards and gifts all finished and posted out and have now started thinking about valentines day.

But first things first, look at theses lovely mini cupcakes I had made by the lovely Danielle at Crumbs cupcakery! I had them made as little thank-yous for people! I just love the tiny little buttons complete with cream stitching!

I made the little "thanks" flags out of Washi tape and cocktail sticks!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Pre xmas giveaway......

Hello all!

I hope you are all well and getting ready for christmas! I am very behind on the christmas shopping but we have the annual work craft fair tomorrow where I am hoping to get lots of goodies.

I am running a little giveaway on Facebook at the moment-the winner will receive a selection of Button Box Cards absolutely free! All you have to do is go to my Facebook page and click LIKE, you will then be entered. Pretty please feel free to spread the word. You can either follow the link on my blog or just go onto your Facebook account and search Button Box Cards.

Thanks in advance. Ho Ho Ho xxx

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Christmas is coming...

Hey all, Christmas is firmly on its way and Im feeling very festive today. We went off for a spot of Christmas shopping today and have also added a new piece to my Button Box Product line!!

Introducing the bespoke handmade glass baubles with a beautiful printed white feather inside, finished with snow white ribbon!
Its comes in two sizes and would look fabulous on any tree! The feathers come in Wish, Joy and Noel.
Take a goosey below, Im actually quite tempted to keep them and put them on my tree!

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Monday, 21 November 2011

Hello Blog land!

Hello Blog Land!!
OOh its busy at the moment,  Im trying to get all my goodies ready for three craft fairs and other card orders. My jars seem to be going down very well to-yay! I have more jar ideas in the pipeline!

As I may have mentioned my talented husband has re-branded me and created a fab new Button Box Cards logo...thanks Steve I love it!
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Hubby also sent away the logo to get some rubber stamps custom made for me, and they have arived and I absolutely love them!!! Can not wait to get stamping!!
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Saturday, 5 November 2011

Jar Crazy

In preparation for the christmas fairs I have been going jar crazy making wish jars, button jars and also a special request of a guardian angel jar with stamped angels feather inside.

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Thursday, 3 November 2011

Special Wooden xmas tags

Heres a little sneak peek at the wooden Christmas gift tags I have been making.
I have hand stamped them and added ribbon ties. Thought they would be perfect for a special gift or even to hang from the tree.

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Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Button Box updates!

Hello - So much to tell you all!

Firstly I launched a Face book page last night which was very exciting and a great new way to let people know about my cards. I just need to pop a link on here to it and then you can all "like" me, or if you would like a sneaky peek now just search Button Box Cards on Face book.

My fabulous Husband Steve has also been busy designing me a fab new logo which I have used on the face book page, I'm so chuffed with it so big thanks to my vert talented husband!

Also I am getting prepped for my two up and coming christmas craft fairs where I am going to be selling hand stamped gift tags, wooden gift tags, cards and gift jars ( I'm getting really excited ).
So lots of photos to come of new exciting christmas products!!


Monday, 31 October 2011

Spoon Full Of Sugar-new stockist

Hey Bloggers!

Saturday was a lovely day, I met up with friends who took me to a lovely cupcake shop in Uppermill!
We enjoyed tea and cake in beautiful miss-matched china teacups in shabby Chic surroundings. The cakes there where to die for, I went for a Malteaser cupcake! 

I also took a little batch of my cards along to show the owners to see if they may like to stock them, they said yes so I am thrilled to say they are now on Sale in "spoon full of sugar" Uppermill in if your in the area drop in for a cuppa and cake!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

A little selection of my zoo photographs as promised!

Wedding Bells

My lovely friend Lesley is getting married this weekend and I wanted to make her a little something
for luck on her big day. I made a little tag completed with printed feather and large shell button and a little four leaf clover.

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Monday, 24 October 2011

What a great anniversary weekend...

I have had the most amazing anniversary weekend in Chester with my husband, I am still smiling now!
We started off with a trip to chester zoo which was great, particular highlights where the butterfly house and the Monkeys. There where baby orangutans playing around, bopping there mum on the head I could have watched them all day long!  We also saw a family of meerkats which had tiny babies which looked like tiny cuddly toys. (going to upload my zoo pics later )

Next we went off to a boutique hotel in a converted Georgian town house in Chester which was really quirky, great styling, great experience and a giant egg shaped bath! We then went out for a fantastic meal in the evening and eventually rolled back to the hotel (we ate until we popped!) So a great weekend in great company.
Happy anniversary Mr Rowe!

Friday, 21 October 2011

Thanks for my cotton reel!

It is mine and Hubby's 2nd wedding anniversary this Sunday! How the time has flown!

I arrived into work today to find this beautiful cotton reel sat on my desk. Cotton symbolises the 2nd anniversary! Thanks Amanda Green, very thoughtful and very talented, I will cherish this little reel!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Hooray, its cards time

Today I have finally had some time to get stuck into my cards, its been a while. I started the day by making Bridesmaids jar gift which was commissioned by a bride for her sister. The jar is packed full of goodies all wrapped in hand stamped brown paper.

I have also started designing a new range of cards with cheeky sayings and cute icons (see below)
I'm really loving the camera one.

I have also made and designed a selection of Christmas cards..I still want to design a couple more before I put them onto my blog as a full range.

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Monday, 10 October 2011

Xmas is on its way (in October!)

Hello Bloggers...
Well things are going to begin to ease off soon at the day job making way for some serious card making.
I already have stacks of Christmas orders waiting in the wings (people are very organised arnt they!)
I'm really excited about getting stuck into some new designs and getting in the mood for Christmas! I have ordered some lovely new stamps today from etsy including a really cute Scandinavian reindeer that will be great for Xmas cards (look at his fab curly antlers!)

So Watch this space for Christmas cards and gift tags a plenty!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

I miss you Dad

I can hardly believe that 1 year ago today my Dad passed away after battling Cancer- he was so brave.
It has been the hardest year of my life and there have been some very sad times.

My dad was such a great man, fun loving, funny, adventurous and kind.
I never knew you could miss someone so much that it actually hurts, I will never take for granted time spent with my loved ones ever again.

I thought it would be nice to end this post with the poem I read out at Dads funeral by the sea.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

For a dad that it so loved and missed everyday xx

Sunday, 2 October 2011

I heart cox and cox

Yesterday the shiny new Autumn 2011 Cox and Cox brochure came through my letter box! I love receiving there brochures as there is always so much lovely eye candy inside and the styling is very inspiring. I made sure I had some post its to hand to pop next to all the best bits, just incase my husband needs a little helping hand with ideas for Xmas prezzies (cheeky I know)

Here's a few of my favorite picks below!

 Lovely tissue tape-perfect for card making!
Lovely butterfly stamps
More lovely stamps!
Lovely birdie...(i think it may antagonize Marley if i get one of these though)

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Lovely sunny day x

What a lovely sunny day its been!
I know it has actually been sunny for most of the week but I have been locked away at work from early morning to late night every day so i haven't seen proper daylight or sun all week!

The sun was clearly to hot for Mr Moo as he spent the whole day laying around the house huffing and puffing. I spent the day making card supplies for a little local organic shop...exciting!

Heres a few photos I took today of Marley.

Hope you are all having a lovely sunny weekend to xx

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

I heart Hello Kitty for Liberty!

You have got to love these lovely new fabrics by Liberty who have collaborated with Hello Kitty!
I think I feel a purchase coming on!

Saturday, 17 September 2011

its all about the bling

Today I have spent the day making cards, see above a new design for a wedding card.
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Friday, 16 September 2011

Nanna table cloths....

For ages now I have been on the look out for some old fashioned embroidered table cloths/napkins to make into badges. The search has been long, I tried Ebay but it seems there is alot of love for nanna cloths, so they are a little pricey. However this afternoon I did a tour of the local charity shops and hooray I found one covered in lovely hand cross stitch. It did seem abit of a shame to be cutting up someones once handy work, but I figured I'm recycling and will give it a new lease of life. So here's the first few little beauties, I'm going to use some for badges others for my cards.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Happy 30th Nic-Noo

Heres a card I made for my good friend Nics birthday. I stamped the bird onto linen and added a tiny bit dried rose petal for his belly.

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wedding card...

Thought I would pop this pic on of a card I made a few days ago, thought "and they danced by the light of the moon" would be so fitting for a wedding. (please excuse the pinky lighting its actually a grey spot background)

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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

wedding placenames

At the moment its busy busy at the day job but Im still finding little pockets of time to do my wedding stationary-been working on place names at the weekend.

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Saturday, 10 September 2011

Marleys modeling debut!

Quite a while ago I may have mentioned that our little Marley cat did some modeling for M&S, and this weekend my mum stumbled across the calendar while out shopping! So heres a little sneak peak at Marley-Mr April, I'm such a proud cat parent........."he's not just a cat, he's an M&S cat"!

(Marley is available for book signings, weddings (as ring bearer) and party's)

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Sunday, 4 September 2011

Happy Birthday Auntie Julie

A birthday Card I made for my lovely Auntie x
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Mums beautiful garden

Hi All,
I wanted to post some photos I took in my mums garden a while back! She has totally transformed the garden from a run down, lumpy mess, to a beautiful floral space complete with veggy patch! Well done mum!