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Happy Birthday BrightCraft by Sharon Autumn Online Offer!

This month the store is celebrating it’s 1st birthday! So along with this milestone and Autumn now well on the way, I’m running an online discount offer in store, for a couple of weeks 🙂

From Monday 18th September until 30th, there will be a discount of 15% on all the stock greeting cards!* So please click on over to the Etsy store to see what’s on offer.

Lots to choose from, for YOUR birthdays or special occasions coming soon!

Sharon 🙂

* This offer does not include Custom Order greeting cards.

 

 

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Anniversary, Birthdays, Crafting, Custom Orders, General, Personalised Cards

Trying Something New!

As a crafter, I’m always looking at other paper crafts and ideas and have recently tried out quilling. It’s an age old craft using rolled paper strips to form decorative shapes and has been used as far back in history by monks during the Renaissance and more recently ladies in 18th century Europe, because it was considered as a none too taxing pastime for them!!!! 😀 Needless to say I was ok and managed not to tax myself too much! 😉

I have been trying out ideas to include on greeting cards, which are quite popular and have already added some designs to the store! An any age birthday card, new baby and wedding card.

I hope you like these and of course can always request a Custom Order for something unique. More will be added to the store in the coming weeks, so keep any eye out for those!

Have a great week!

Sharon 🙂

Birthdays, Custom Orders, Father's Day, General, Harry Potter, Kids, Personalised Cards, School, Teachers

Harry Potter Fans!

This week, although very busy, I have managed to find time to add a couple of new Harry Potter themed cards to the store!

There is now a ‘Deathly Hallows’ style card featuring the iconic symbol, that you can send for birthdays, or any other occasion you have in mind, together with a Hogwarts Express Engine card. Both have the Custom Request option, if you want to use this for  something other than a birthday. I have also revamped the Platform 9 3/4 card a little, which is already a very popular one! There is a themed card for those currently taking and hopefully passing their exams this summer. So I hope HP fans will enjoy receiving  any of these!

Don’t forget the general ‘Thank You‘ cards for teachers also available in store with the 20170605_115235Summer term drawing to a close. I’m sure teachers would love to receive these cards, just as much as the kids sending them, and there are three designs to choose from. If you have a special theme in mind, why not use the Custom Order item to have something unique created!

 

Look out soon for some new cards in the Mickey and Minnie Mouse theme range, as there will be some great new additions!

Wishing all the Dad’s out there a great Father’s Day on Sunday, so have a great weekend!

Sharon 🙂

Birthdays, Crafting, Father's Day, General, Kids, Personalised Cards, School

New in Store!

It’s been a little while since I blogged, but I’ve been busy nevertheless! Orders, new card designs have meant a busy few weeks! So there are lots of newly added items in store already this month. Thank You cards for teachers, Congrats for exam takers and many more!

So if you have any of these occasions coming over the next few weeks, please check out the store and see if there is anything that you like!

Thank You Teacher Cards!

 

Congratulations Cards!

 

New Home and Travels cards!

 

Peppa Pig birthday card for your little ones!

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Finally, don’t forget FATHER’S DAY, JUNE 18TH, cards available in store for you!

Have a great weekend!

Sharon 🙂

Custom Orders, Father's Day, General, Kids, Personalised Cards, School

Congratulations!

With exams now starting at this time of the year, you may soon want to congratulate someone special on their achievements! We have some cards in store that you can send to celebrate. There are also cards for other celebrations and of course the Custom Order, should you want to send something unique.

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Dont forget Fathers Day coming June 18th and there are several card designs and greetings to choose from! Check these out in store too! 🙂

Have a great weekend!

Sharon 🙂

Birthdays, Custom Orders, Father's Day, General, Mother's Day, Personalised Cards

Super-size it, coming soon!

The importance of providing options for your customers, I think, is very important and recently I have been asked about larger card sizes. I have said before that taking on board feedback and having the flexibility to adapt and provide (as much as I can) the product that customers would like to see and buy, is key. So I have been looking into this in order to make these available in the store. There will soon be options for most of the current cards, to select a larger size, along with new ones moving forwards!

This week, I have added some new items to the store….. some for the men in your lives and some for the ladies! These have colour options and as always, personalised greetings, all available to select on ordering. I hope you like them 🙂

 

For those of you who have Mother’s Day still to come, there is a range of cards still available to buy. So please check those out!mday-collage

Father’s Day cards will be available online soon, so keep an eye out for those too.

 

 

 

Have a great weekend!

Sharon 🙂

Birthdays, Custom Orders, Football, General, Golf, Home, Kids, Personalised Cards, Rugby, Sports

Sporting Time of the Year.

Spring and summertime are always great times to enjoy the outdoors and sports. I was recently asked to make a Custom Order sporting card for a birthday and this inspired me to add a small selection to the store. I’ve started with just a few popular ones to choose from. There is football, golf and rugby, but as always, if there is a sport you would like, you can always hit that “Custom Request” button in the item and I will do my best to accommodate you! Any popular requests will be added to the store. Click HERE to order online.

So with warmer weather and a long weekend coming up, I hope you get to enjoy the outdoors and have some Easter fun!

Happy Easter everyone!

Sharon 🙂

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Weekends Away!

Everyone loves some time away doing something fun, don’t they! When you have an online craft store, and it’s “always open”, being available for my customers is essential.

Today, with smartphones and tablets its easy to remain accessible to customers and stay in touch with my store to maximise all my opportunities, even when I’m not at home in the studio! It really is all there at your fingertips. I can access everything I need to message, confirm orders, promote and make sure that there is no down time. Wherever my phone goes, so does my store!

Social media is the perfect way to display a product and promote craft at no cost. Mobile technology allows me to to this wherever I am, whatever I am doing, and it’s fun! I love apps that allow me to customise pictures and photos to add online, whether that be on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and the store Blog.IMG_20170404_212410_processed

I have recently been working on some Father’s Day cards ready for June, and these will be added instore very soon.

I hope you all have a great weekend, I will be 🙂 …. and as always the store will be open!

Sharon 🙂

Birthdays, Custom Orders, Father's Day, General, Movies

Happy Friday!

So with another week nearly over and looking to get the final orders for this week out in the post, I came to realise that Father’s Day is not too far off. So over the next few weeks, I will be looking at some designs for cards to celebrate the occasion.

In the meantime, there are a couple of new cards in store for you this week! Inspired by some fantastic feedback regarding the floral bouquet card, which was proving very popular with customers for Mother’s Day, 20170329_121514 (1)I decided to add a similar one for birthdays. This version has a heart embossed background with a 3D bouquet, tied with a ribbon bow and coordinated banner. This can be personalised with your greeting. (There are a few bow/banner colour choices to select from.) I love the look of this card, so crisp and bright, I hope you do too!

 

 

 

I have also recently had a few custom requests for another Star Wars card with Darth Vader on, so again I decided to add something to the stock available in store! There are two ‘Dark Side’ designs to choose from, the classic helmet and a silhouette style card:

As always both can be personalised with a greeting of your choice. 🙂

So have a great weekend and see you all next week!

Sharon 🙂

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Crafting, Cooking and Everything In-between!

It’s been nearly a year now since I made a huge decision about my life and lifestyle and decided to give up a very demanding career. I’ve been a full time mother of three, (which I can say is by far the most rewarding and hardest job I’ve ever had), and had a career for the past 20 years. I wanted to take a step back and appreciate the smaller things, because life is too short, right!? All the kids had left home and for the last 4 years it’s just been the two of us. The perfect opportunity to make a change.Changes (1)

Bored, absolutely not!! Do I enjoy not having to make the trip to work every day, yes! So now my days are filled with other things.

I craft from home and run my Etsy Store online which has been growing nicely. I’d always “made” things in the past, being a dab hand with a sewing machine, always making things for the home and the kids and loved crafting as a child. The store keeps me busy, creative and mentally active. It’s quite a lot of ‘work’, but so much fun! 🙂

I have also learned to cook……properly. 🙂 Something I was never very good at or enjoyed, but have found a new appreciation for and realised I can make healthy food myself!

I live in a village so have the opportunity to keep up my fitness, walking in beautiful surroundings rather than the treadmill after work. I’d become a treadmill slave, as this was the the only way and time I could squeeze in exercise. It could be a little boring staring out the window or at the wall, every day. 😀 Going out (weather permitting) is so much better, fresh air and scenery! (I still treadmill as a back up.)

Thinking about making a change to your life? If you have the opportunity and means, try it. You never know how much it may improve your life!

Have a great week!

Sharon 🙂