Sunday, 20 October 2013

Winter Nature Notecards And Christmas Bauble Commissions For Handmade Monday


Hi all, i hope you've had a lovely week! I've been enjoying the warm light of these Autumn days, country walks are just so beautiful at this time of year and i've been able to take some great photos for potential use on future notecards.




However, my main focus just now is on stocking my shops in preparation for the season ahead so there's more than a touch of frost to be found in the rest of today's post... brrr... i hope you've got your winter woolies at the ready! :)


Winter Notecards

I like putting my cards into little collections on a theme, i enjoy the visual appeal of a set and the way each helps set the tone for the others. These three images make up my 'Nature Walks, Winter' collection...



...thawing red berries against a snowy landscape, a beautiful frost covered spiders web and a solitary tree with a stripe of drifted snow. The set is available from my website and print and Paper Etsy shop now priced £5.25.

I've also used the thawing berries image to create an alternative 'winter wishes' Christmas card for those who don't wish a religious message or just fancy something a bit different!





Its also available now from my website and Print and Paper Etsy shop priced £1.99.

The final card i want to show you isn't wintery as such but it is snowy white so i thought it would fit with the theme! It features a photograph i took of a silvery white feather on a white background, i love the light in this image and its simplicity, i hope you do too!




It is also priced £1.99 and is available now from my website and Etsy shop.



Special Offer On All Cards

If you stopped by my blog last week you may remember me saying that although i've now increased my price on individual cards to £1.99, i wanted to introduce a special offer that gives customers buying more than one card the opportunity to make a saving.

Well, this week i've introduced two new listings on my website and Etsy shop, 2 cards for £3.50 and 3 cards for £5.25, representing a much more tempting per card price of £1.75 for customer buying more than one.


These offers apply to all of my cards (including Christmas cards) so its easy to pick up a few for different occasions and get them at a great price!





Christmas Bauble Commissions

Its that time of year when orders for personalised Christmas items start coming in (from those clever peeps who know how to plan ahead!)

To round off today's post i'd like to show you a couple of lovely ones i've worked on recently. This ceramic Union Jack bauble is for a couple who will be celebrating their first Christmas in the UK this year. I've blurred the names but i think you still get the idea. It was a real pleasure to create something to commemorate this exciting time in their lives and i wish them the warmest welcome to our shores!




Another very special commission was a bauble to commemorate a 25th wedding anniversary for none other than the lovely Ali Bee who many of you reading this will recognise as a regular Handmade Mondayer.

Ali left the design up to me so i had a wonderful time thinking about how best to approach such a special momento. In the end i went for a design in silver (25th anniversary) and white, with a heart on each side for the names and anniversary, amongst leaves and scrolling branches to represent the way a relationship grows and evolves over the years.


I'm really pleased with how it turned out and happily, Ali is too! Thank you again Ali for trusting me with this special task :) x

And now its Handmade Monday time! I'm off to find out what's happening over at the Harbour this week... See you there!

30 comments:

  1. All lovely as always but do love the feather, the simplicity gives the image such peace I can imagine it being useful for all sorts of occasions.

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  2. Wow you've been busy! I love the feather card :-)

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  3. Lovely to see seasonal cards not just 'Christmas' ones as there are never enough to choose from. The Feather card is very beautiful and a white one is said to mean it's from an angel so the card would be lovely to send someone good wishes or get well etc!

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  4. Gorgeous note cards both for autumn and winter and I love you feather card its simplicity makes it beautiful!

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  5. Your photography is stunning. Something so simple as a feather you can turn into a beautiful card. Stunning.

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    1. aww thank you :) i'm really happy that you like it! x

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  6. I love the feather and as always you cards are spectacular...the way you have captured the melting frost on the berries is amazing. Hope you have a great week with lots more walks in the sunny (?) countryside.

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    1. aww thank you that's really kind of you to say :) i'm glad you like them! x

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  7. Gosh! You've been busy. Some beautiful photos on your cards, my favourite one is the feather :)

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  8. I love the silver wedding bauble. What a lovely idea. A great way to mark an anniversary.

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    1. thank you, i really loved painting it, as you say, a really lovely idea :) x

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  9. An absolutely stunning range of cards xx
    Beautiful bauble too xxx

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  10. You always have such beautiful work and the anniversary commission for Ali is absolutely gorgeous. Hope you have a good week.

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    1. aww thank you :) i'm glad you like it! x

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  11. The winter images are beautiful and make a lovely set of cards. The price structure works really well.
    The baubles make perfect gifts for any number of occasions, your designs are spot on.

    Jan x

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    1. Aww thank you very much Jan :) I'm glad you like you like them and that the pricing for the cards makes sense! x

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  12. What a beautiful collection of cards. I love the thawing berries. Perfect for sending a winter greeting xx

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  13. I love the baubles. It's a lovely idea having them made to commemorate special occasions.

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  14. Oh your cards are gorgeous. Thanks so much for creating the bauble, I love it. It's in hiding at the moment : ) I'm glad you shared it with everyone.
    Have a lovely week.
    Ali x

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    1. Aww thanks Ali! I loved creating it too :) x

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  15. I love the baubles you've made, especially the one for Ali.

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Your lovely comments are much appreciated x