Sunday, 30 June 2013

Hello July


A Pinch and a Punch!
Good Morning July.

Wow! July already? Not sure how that happened but I hear rumour's that it could be a warm and sunny one, so it's most welcome. The children only have 3 weeks left of school and Jeff has only one more week of his 'Gardening Leave' before he starts his official Summer holiday, so we look forward to the month of July.


I'm still enjoying my new studio space and have managed, so far, to keep it tidy!
Not much creating has been going on, I'm waiting for the holidays to arrive when there will be no school runs to do and other interruptions. 
Roll on the Summer holidays is all I can say.

Just to let you know, there is a little SALE over in my Not on the High Street Store - lots of things to tempt you. Pop over *HERE* to have a look.

Friday, 28 June 2013

50% FRIDAY


Today's 50% FRIDAY is 50% off all our Greetings Cards.

These include our new ranges


*** This Week's 50% Friday ***


50% of ALL our cards!



There's too many to list individually - visit our cards section, add your cards to your basket and, at the checkout, enter the code:



FIFTYPERCENTFRIDAY


to get get 50% off the cost of your cards.

Offer ends midnight, Friday 28th June, so get shopping now!

Monday, 24 June 2013

My favourite spot!


One of the best bits living where we do, is our garden. We benefit from having the local park behind us so 'borrow' a lot of greenery, although everything is looking green and lush at the moment.


 Despite living on a reasonably busy road, around the back it's lovely and peaceful.


We're not big gardeners but I do like to try and grow a few sweet peas every year, 
with varying degrees of success.


A lot of the plants are established - this honeysuckle smells divine, particularly in the evening.


The Aliums have been really successful this year and the seed heads are now forming.


So whenever the sun shines, you will find me hiding at the bottom of the garden, enjoying the peace and quiet and lovely view.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Teacher Gift Sets


We have added 4 Gift Sets to our website - the perfect way to say Thank You to your teacher at the end of this term. Each set contains a mug, pair of notebooks and a magnet. We wrap it for you, so all you have to do is write the gift tag and card.

You can find them *HERE*


Order now using our special 25% off discount code and they are just £12.00 each.
Offer ends midnight on Sunday.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Now we are 5!


Today is dots and spots 5th Birthday 
and to celebrate we are giving you 25% off everything! 



Just type in BIRTHDAY at the checkout and get 25% off your order.
Offer lasts until Midnight on Sunday.


There will be no 50% FRIDAY this week so not to confuse things.


Sunday, 16 June 2013

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there

 Jeff's Dad

 My Dad (from Christmas)

  and Sophie and Sam's Dad 

Hope you all have a fun day, doing what Dad's do!
We're off to enjoy a family BBQ - in the rain!!


Friday, 14 June 2013

*NEW* Card Packs

Our card packs are very popular.

So we have got around to making up 9 new sets made up of our new card designs, focusing on that special day - Birthday's!

You get to buy a selection of cards for just £12 a pack, saving 40% in the process.

 Age cards for Boys and Girls

 A selection of cards for the younger birthday
                     
 
 A selection of cards for the older birthday

 
  Cards for those special and significant birthday's

And lastly 'How Old?'

You can find all our old and new card packs *HERE*

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

NEW Things!!

One big bonus of Jeff being on Gardening Leave is that new things are being added to the website.


Our *NEW* Paper pads are perfect for all those crafting projects, scrap booking, card making, any paper project really. They are available in pads of red, blue, pink and mixed paper. 


30 sheets of double sided paper in the A4 Pad and 60 sheets of double sided paper in the A5 pad. Both are priced at £5.95 per pad and contain spots, stars, stripes, flowers and gingham designs. 
Buy both sizes for just £10.00

You can find them *HERE* if you are interested. 


 Our *NEW* bird tape is also now on the website and can be found *HERE*
Available in blue and red.


We have also thought of a new idea for our Party Bags - use them for POPCORN!

There are more things to be added in the next week - 9 new packs of Greetings Cards and we will 'quietly' add the new Christmas designs too, I know it's early but whilst I have the help to hand, I may as well use it - just don't look yet!

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Monday, 10 June 2013

It's done!


Back in January I started on the thought of a little studio re-jig, a little re-organisation and major sort out. It was getting in a right muddle and was full of 'stuff'. All I needed was a little bit of time!


By late April, with still no real time available, I did a mini move to get things started. The cupboard moved to the opposite side of the room and a temporary desk put in it's place. 


Now with a little time and and help, the re-jig is done and I'm chuffed to bits.
I've created more worktop space which was the main aim and I've had a really good clear out and de-clutter. My pigeon holes are now in place and look fantastic and I'm looking forward to spending time in here again - roll on another pocket of time for some design fun.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Nearly there!


I'm being slightly hampered by this glorious sunshine. Instead of finishing off my studio, I've been sat outside making the most of this glorious weather. But the old desk has been cut down, the new bigger desk added, the shelf moved and the new pigeon holes are in place. All that's left to do now is find everything a home (when the sun stops shining!)

Thursday, 6 June 2013

About time!


Tomorrow I start to sort out and re-organise my studio
and I can not wait!!

I painted my pigeon holes a while ago (covered in a pink sheet for now) and I've been waiting to have a day when I can take everything outside, saw down one desk, add a bigger desk and move a shelf! Jeff is going to love me!

I'll let you know how we get on.

A little reminder - 50% Friday is back on tomorrow

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

IBIZA 2013



 Last Saturday we packed our bags and headed off to the sunshine,


to enjoy a week on the lovely island of Ibiza.


The hotel was lovely, slightly on the edge of the resort but the walk was do-able and as we'ed booked an All Inclusive package, we had very little need to go in search of anything.


All we had to do was enjoy the pool,


swim to our hearts content,


and have fun!


 It was cloudy once or twice and there was a breeze that did from time to time 'get up' and made you feel a little chill but then we had books to read, coffee and treats on tap and a comfy lounger to relax on.


There were plenty of days of brilliant blue skies


and warm evenings to take a stroll along the seafront.



 But most of all, we enjoyed quality family time together!

 

Jeff got to swim in the sea


and I got to relax by the pool.


The food was delicious - and for me, the real treat was not having to cook a single meal all week! There was so much choice and I must confess to putting on a couple of pounds but hey! it was my holiday.


So I have come back the most relaxed I have in years and coming home to blue skies and sunshine has made the week even more enjoyable. All the washing is done, mornings have been spent packing orders and an hour or two spent in the garden topping up the tan and enjoying the warm sunshine.

The perfect end to a perfect holiday.