Saturday, November 22, 2008

Learn how to make my Christmas medallion card

My newest Christmas card is a stunning 3D and glittery medallion card.

The medallion is embossed in gold, embellished with glitter and layered to give a dimensional effect.

It is available to buy now in my Etsy shop, click here to buy.

Or, if you are feeling creative you can learn how to make your own medallion card. I have made a step by step Instructables guide on how to make it. Click here to get started!

Monday, November 17, 2008

I now ship Internationally!

Because of increased traffic on my blog from countries from almost every continent, I realised that I am possibly missing out on customer opportunities by not offering international shipping.

Therefore, I am now offering international shipping. My items now have shipping rates for the US, Canada and Everywhere else.

So now, anyone from any country can purchase my cards!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Introducing...A Fine Distraction

I would like to share with everyone the beautiful jewellery sold by A Fine Distraction. Her store was one of the first that I ever came across when I started out on Etsy, and she remains my favourite jewellery shop to this day.

A Fine Distraction started out when she decided to make some wine stem charms for her mum. She started looking for materials to make them and became hooked on beads. This soon turned into a love of jewellery making. Earlier this year, she opened A Fine Distraction on Etsy.

Her work is inspired by nature and this is shown by the soft coloured beads and antique brass in all her pieces. I find her jewellery beautifully subtle, just the type of jewellery I like. The first piece shown here is a set of White Wedding Lucite Flower earrings.

A lot of her shop is earrings, but there are also a few necklaces and bracelets. Shown here is a Cranberry Pearl Passion Flower necklace. A large stunning flower with subtle muted red, cranberry and plum coloured pearls and antique brass chain.
The backgrounds used in her photographs only make her jewellery look even better.

Shown here is a Golden Tortoise bracelet made with Czech glass and antique brass. Its faceted glass beads gleam in the sun and has a very autumnal feel to it.

This last set of earrings are pink and purple fairy baubles. They are blooming pink lucite flowers in enamelled purple flower bead caps. Simply adorable.

Check out her shop today!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Introducing...Clippy Hut

I would like to share with everyone the adorable hair clips made by Clippy Hut.

Clippy Hut makes many different styles of hair clips that are all very cute. Many of them are suitable for toddlers and young kids. But she also makes clips that would suit adults, yay!

This first set of hair clips epitomises Clippy Hut's style. The flower hair clips are aligator clips decorated with loops of ribbon, a button and a flower embellishment. So cute for kids.

This second set of hair grips is an excellent example of clips for kids or adults. I would definitely wear these fabric button bobby pins! The designs are beautiful and the fabric comes directly from Japan.

This third set of hair clips have to be my favourite. They are made with Swarvoski crystal beads. They would look stunning when added to
a hairstyle for a special occasion such as a wedding.

This final hair clip is perfect for the upcoming holiday season. How adorable would a child look with this in her hair on Christmas day. So cute. And it can be made with your choice from 3 different ribbon styles for the tree.

Clippy Hut also accepts custom orders, so if you don't see anything you like (unlikely!) or you have an idea in mind, let her know.
Check out her shop today!