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.

( copyright of button box cards 2011) 

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.

(all cards above copyright belongs to Button Box Cards 2011 )

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