Friday Finds – Winter Holiday

Winter Holiday

I’m heading off on a forest cabin holiday next week and these gorgeous wintery items are getting me in the mood for cosying up by the fire!

Open Edition Surreal Photography Kitchen Chic Rustic Kitchen Decor Nature Living Wall Art Dead Tree Pink And Blue Decor Winter Forest Sun

Mountain illustration art print - Night - Trees - Forest - Mountains illustration - Mountain art - Mountain scene - Office art - Home decor

Embroidered Winter Lodge Christmas Cushion

Winter Forest of Bare Trees Original Landscape Mixed Media Painting Art

Original acrylic painting silver birch aspen forest in the snow landscape winter shadows

Extra Large Chunky knit Beanie Hat in Forest Green/ Beanie Hat/ Winter Hat/ Warm Hat

Tree Art Christmas Decor silk window ornament blue watercolor tree art winter forest small painting nature christmas decor zen snowy forest

Landscape Watercolour Artwork Cards Four Winter Sun in Forest Blank Notecards

Blue Forest Acrylic Pendant Necklace, Enchanted Woodland Pendant

Winter Forest / mountains phone case / iPhone 6 / iPhone 5/5s / iPhone 4/4s / iPhone 5C / iPhone / Samsung Galaxy / illustration / casemate

Reindeer // A4 art print

Winter Photography,  Holiday Decor, Christmas Tree Photo, Snow Forest, Pine Tree, Emerald Green - Where the Snow Falls

Christmas Animal Washi Tape 'Winter Forest' by Masté

Rustic Wooden Ornament: Tree Cluster

Holly - Romantic Gift Christmas Forest Green Pearl Glitter Shimmer Sateen Jewel Elegant Vintage Style Winter Wedding Dangle Long Earrings

Long tree necklace - snowy tree pendant - winter tree necklace - long necklace - winter jewellery


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Friday Finds – Purples in January

‘Purples in January’ by Emma Dickie Design

It’s winter, it’s January, and it’s freezing. Let’s cosy in with some comforting purples and gorgeous finds!

Ava – Delicate Pale Lilac P…


Purple and black knitted nec…


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500 Doves Lilac Wedding Conf…


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Baby berry hat – purple blac…


Button Bothy Snowflake Earri…


Winter Mix – Wool Felt mini …


British Blueface Leicester L…


Bohemian flower crown headba…


Winter Jingle Ball Collectio…


winter photograph, river pho…


Purple Wool Felted Scarf Sha…


Winter Snow Landscape Art Pr…


Original Watercolour Paintin…


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Thursday Feature – Design & Belle

It’s been a while since my last Thursday Feature – I just don’t seem to have as much time as I used to for sharing the love!   However I’m determined to get back into more regular posting.   This week I am delighted to introduce you to Belle from Design & Belle, an Etsy shop dedicated to invitation designs.  Belle’s shop has an eclectic mix of beautiful colours and designs – and even if you don’t find what you’re looking for, also offers custom designs!

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and where the inspiration came from to start your Etsy shop. il_fullxfull.630359483_997a

I’m a freelance creative from Winnipeg in Canada! I have always designed invitations for my own personal occasions and wanted to see if people were interested in my designs, which grew from there. I am working on new print designs and will be introducing stationery soon!

2. Do you have a favourite design? Tell us about the thought process involved in creating it and why it is your favourite.

Right now, I’m really favoring my “Home Sweet Kitchen” chalkboard prints. I love the chalkboard trend and was inspired to mix it up with something different.

il_570xN.632031732_qjpt3. What is it that makes your shop unique?

I love to design with textures, colors and patterns you normally wouldn’t see together.

4. What are your goals for the next year?il_570xN.629583969_smzw

My goal is to keep designing what I love! Taking new art classes. Working on having my prints carried by independent brick and mortar shops.

5. And finally let us know where we can find you.

Etsy Shop:

Thanks for sharing your shop with us, Belle.  I can’t wait to see your new stationery and good luck with getting your work into the shops!

Christmas Cards

We’re now midway through my Christmas in July Sale – and what better time to get your Christmas Card orders in!  Use Coupon Code CIJ2014 for 10% off your order!

Each card is painstakingly stitched by hand using good quality cotton thread before mounting in a cream coloured card and comes with its own matching envelope.  I’ll even happily send your card on your behalf to your desired recipient!

Christmas in July 2014!

I can’t believe it’s July already, which means of course it’s time for Christmas in July!

Simply use Coupon Code CIJ2014 for 10% off orders from my Etsy shop!

This is a great opportunity to get started on some Christmas shopping, buy birthday presents or even just treat yourself!

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Over the years I’ve gone off in different directions with my crafting, tryingSale-PurpleGreenScarf different things and developing new styles.  However, as my shop and brand grow I think it’s important to try to streamline things a little and create a cohesive range of products.

This might initially be difficult for me because I don’t want to restrict myself to only one or two knitting patterns, but I definitely feel that my current range of scarves is a bit too random!  So the plan is to develop a unique pattern and create scarves in a range of different colours.  I’ve already started to apply this process to my slouchy beanie hats and I’m so happy with how the range is starting to take shape.

I’m also going to start moving away from beaded jewellery and instead develop my range of metalwork pieces.  There’s something very sil_fullxfull.618296570_a2jwatisfying in creating a unique piece of jewellery that has been hammered and crafted with your own two hands.

This is all going to take a bit of time, but in order to make some space in my shop, I feel it’s time to have a clear out of some of my older designs.

So come and have a look at my new CLEARANCE SECTION!  Everything has been marked down by 20% meaning there are some wonderful bargains to be had!  This isn’t a temporary sale, but a permanent mark down in price – and once it’s gone, it’s gone!

This will be an ongoing process and as time goes on I will be adding different items to my Clearance section – so be sure to check back regularly!

Vibrant Hats

BlueYellowHatI’ve finished posting my new series of funky slouchy hats to my Etsy shop!  It’s maybe not the best time of year to be doing this seeing as the sun is finally coming out, but I’m  sure my international customers from colder climes will still appreciate their cosy warmth!

OrangeBlueHat3I’m also very pleased with how my photos are turning out in my new livingroom.  Because we have windows at both ends I can get loads of natural light streaming in and creating a well balanced, natural looking photo.  I’m going to start retaking photos for the rest of my products, as I think some of them might be overly bright in comparison!

So I hope you enjoy my new hats – I’ve created a design to suit the bold,PinkGreenHat3 as well as the more reserved hat wearer, from toxic green and pink to creamy white cables.

BlackYellowHat2There will be more to follow in time, so don’t forget to check back often, or follow me on Twitter/like my Facebook page to be kept up to date with new additions.