Wednesday, 29 June 2011

50 followers! Yay

Hello, Just noticed I am now up to 50 follows-yay! So chuffed to see people are interested in Button Box Cards. I must say i'm loving having my little blog space and have become pretty addicted to posting things. So thanks for  following. I am planning on another Button Box Card giveaway soon as a thank-you so watch this space (just need to get through a back log of orders first)

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Pinterest-i have been pinned!

Just stumbled across some of my designs on pinterest feel famous! Know that sounds totally ridiculous but I love Pinterest and use it all the time so to see my bits on there is great and it means more people get to see them! Yay!!

My Kreativ Blogger Nominations!

I have thought long and hard about who to nominate and pass on the Kreativ blogger Award to and have narrowed it down to two which was very hard indeed as there is so much talent out there. The first goes to Cori Dantini she does the most amazing quirky Illustrations that I just love!! The second Nomination goes to the very talented Nicola Pearson her graphic style in so lovely and Im totally in ore of how she can draw just about anything! Well done ladies the award passes to you!

Some random things about me....

I was recently nominated the Kreativ blogger award by the lovely Jenny Arnott, I was so chuffed to receive it-thank you Jenny! I have been trying to think of 10 things about me that you may not know, it was harder that I thought, so here goes a little about me.

1. I really hate worms!! They seriously make me cringe, like chewing squeaky cotton wool cringe. They seem to be out to get me when I'm weeding in the garden and always manage to touch me-urgghhhh shudder just thinking about them.

2. I had my foot run over by a fire engine when I was 7. I was spinning in circles with my arms out got dizzy fell to the curb and a huge fire engine whizzed past and ran over my foot! Amazingly I didn't break a single bone-I mean how is that possible ?? Mum says is was down to fact I was wearing Clarks shoes, she always said they where good strong shoes!

3. I am an RSPCA volunteer and huge animal fan. I used to spend most weekends out and about walking a random mix of dog breeds for the RSPCA. The only problem being I fell in love with each and everyone of them and wanted to home them all with us...apart from this one dog, he looked like a wig on a lead-he had a full on centre parting and yapped allot.  Unfortunately I don't have as much spare time these days so don't dog walk anymore but still find time to fund raise and help raise money for them.

4. Probably not a surprise with this one but it is my ambition to Launch Button Box Cards properly as a full time job selling to lovely boutiques...and maybe in the future to Liberty's..well you have to dream big, right?

5. I have a list obsession and make lists for everything, shopping, holidays, to do lists, worry lists, i find its the best way to stay really organised-OCD? Maybe?

6. I Love a good scary film which is quite random really as I am such a girly girl so should really love chic flicks. None of my friends are into scary films so I have to watch them with my Hubby who is not over keen on them either.

7. I Love buttons and have been collecting them for years, I have jars full of them, oodles of them in all shapes and sizes. My final collection at University featured an all over button print on some girls trousers and I named my card label after Buttons to.

8. My mum and dad sailed around all over the place when I was little so I have grown up with a real love of sailing. They sailed the Med on a tiny sailing boat and in later life my dad sailed all the way from the channel island to the Caribbean. His story's about his journey where so fascinating and I always said he should have written a book. He swam in open water with no land in sight, the boat was followed by sharks, he swam with wild dolphins to name but a few things. I am proud to have had a salty old dad who loved an adventure!

9. I recently did a 6 week course on flower arranging-does that sound abit Nanna? Well anyway it was absolutely brilliant and so nice to do something new to me. I now feel confident when I friend brings me a bunch of flowers that I can arrange them in a vase nicely and not just plonk them in! My next plan is to try pottery (to the horror of my husband who says the house will be full of misshapen pottery creations!)

I hope you enjoyed reading my random things....Now I need to pass on the award (going to give that a little more thought)xx

Friday, 24 June 2011

Kreativ Blogger award for moi!!?

Wow! I have been awarded the Kreativ Blogger award by the VERY talented Jenny Arnott!
Thanks so much Jenny I am so chuffed to receive this and am really glad you enjoy reading my blog.
I just need to have a little think about the 10 things about me......and then pass this lovely award onto someone else!


having a day off

Today I am having a day off work to get cracking on a back log of 24 card orders, a poster and some wedding stationary.

First things first my best friend in the world Katie is turning 30 so I wanted to make her a really special card. I scoured the internet for the perfect quote for the card which I found "True friends are like diamonds, precious and rare"!! (thought this was spot on) I have used washi tape, typography, buttons and sparkles in true button box style. I have also made her a little book to match the card - i am going to get all her closest friends to write in it so she has a nice keepsake for her 30th!!

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Meanwhile Mr Moo has found a new spot in the garden hiding away from the sunshine shading in the plants!

Thursday, 23 June 2011

My day job...

Hi All,

I always mention my day job but have never really shown you what I do so heres a little peek into my
fulltime day Job as a babywear designer.
I have uploaded a little selection of the clothing I have designed to show you. xx

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toodles leaving card

I have also produced a leaving card for a friend at work who is leaving us for pastures new (hope she likes it) I have mixed rubber stamping with little 3d bows and diamantes.

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Wedding thanks cards

The night before last I was working on the rest of the wedding cards for a client. She wanted a wedding thank-you card for her parents in greys and whites and individual bridesmaids cards personalized with there names. I gave them to her today and she was so pleased with them - oh I do love a happy customer!

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Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Blogger wont let me load photos!

Oh rubbish have 3 new cards to show you and blogger wont let me upload them!!
Will keep trying!!!

Sunday, 19 June 2011


Yesterday was my belated 30th birthday BBQ at our house. We where so worried on the run up as the weather forecast was very wet. Somebody was obviously looking down on me as the sun was shining-yay!
We all had such a fabulous day and my friends again spoilt me rotten with a photo montage of photos over the years, birthday balloons and cakes. One of my presents was this picture with vintage maps of places that mean something to me, where I was born, engaged and married. Such a thoughtful gift I just need to find somewhere to hang it now.

Another present I received was this pair of fabulous pillow cases from Rocket St George by Karin Akesson!


I felt a very lucky lady for such lovely friends and enjoyed stretching out my birthday x

Happy Dads day to all the dads out there x

Just wanted to do a little fathers day post to Say happy Fathers day to all the dads out there.
Happy Fathers day to my dad to - you helped make me who I am xxx
(Me and dad xox)

Thursday, 16 June 2011

All you need is Love

I am currently working on a selection of cards for a is the first one from the bride to her new hubby. There First dance is all you need is Love by the Beetles (good choice!!)
Next on the list are x3 personalised bridesmaids cards and a mum & dad card, hoping to do those on Sunday.

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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Fathers Day Card..

Last night (of all days) I spent making some fathers day commissions.
Here is one of them- I made it in a medal style from a little boy called Barney to his Daddy.
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Tuesday, 14 June 2011

I miss you Dad-Happy Birthday

It would have been Dads birthday today, the first year i wont be sending a card and present in the post.
When dad walked me down the isle on my big day he was so proud so thought it would be fitting to post this photo today.
Dad I love you and not a day goes by that I don't miss you xxx

Saturday, 11 June 2011

I Heart Barbados x

Hello everyone, it feels like an age since I last blogged!
Well we have spent the last 10 days in Barbados putting our feet up and celebrating my 30th Birthday!
It was absolute bliss and the island and people are still just as beautiful as I remembered. The food was fantastic, I consumed alot of flying fish and became seriously addicted to the local hot sauce!! Time for some salads now i'm home.

Heres a few snaps I took while I was away...