Thursday, 28 May 2015

Crown Dad A 'King For A Day' In Aid Of Charity





Daddy's deserve to feel extra special on fathers day (here in the UK fathers day is 21st June).   

So we are very excited about our beautiful new  'King For A Day fathers day party kit - a lovely craft activity for children to enjoy making at home ready to surprise and delight Dad on fathers day.   The party kit costs just £5 and ALL the money goes to UK children's charity Rainbow Trust.



 The wonderful people at Rainbow Trust provide much needed practical and emotional support to families with seriously ill children (we will be writing more about the charity and the families it helps very soon).


We, at Belle & Boo HQ, were inspired by the work this marvellous charity does, as well as the courage of the families they help. So we decided to create a unique, fun product that not only celebrates Dad's but families as a whole -  something children and parents can enjoy together.   And what do we all like to do.....well we like making things and we love to have a party!   So the idea for our  'King For A Day' fathers day party kit was born.


The kit includes printable bunting, cupcake wrappers, cake toppers, as well as a ‘King For A Day’ certificate and party invitations to colour-in.  Everything family needs to enjoy a right royal fathers day. 


(Children can colour-in the invitations and the certificate.
For our photoshoot we used
pretty washi tape and ribbons for the bunting)




And remember ALL of the £5 spent on the kit is going to charity, so you know you are helping to make the lives of these courageous children, Mummy's, Daddy's, brothers and sisters a little easier.





As usual please share your thoughts, ideas and tips - we love to hear them.  And please check back on our blog over the next few weeks......

- We will be launching a 'King For A Day' competition  - open to everyone who buys the kit (more information to follow)
- Read about some of the families Rainbow Trust has helped 
- Plus we will be posting a few easy tea party recipes 

Now let's get ready to party!

All the best, 
Jules x







Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Craft Love at Belle & Boo HQ

Because we’re having our special sale off our craft products this week I thought I’d take this opportunity to show you what crafty things some of us at Belle & Boo HQ been up to in our spare time.

As you know, knitting is my craft of choice. I’m currently knitting a baby cardigan and I’ve still got one more sleeve to knit followed by an immense amount of ends to weave in (doing coloured contrast bobble/popcorn stitch seemed like such a good idea at the time!)... wish me luck.
 Our lovely Dandelion tote bag makes a wonderful knitting bag!

And the reason I haven't finished the cardigan yet is because I got distracted by finishing off this mega cosy blanket knitted with weareknitter’s super chunky wool. Sadly for me I don’t get to snuggle under it as it was a gift to my sister in law, but I’m glad to know it has gone to a good home (and it’s a good excuse for me to knit another one for myself!) The next knitting skill I’d like to perfect is colour work, as I have been wanting to design and knit some Boo inspired fair isle for some time now!

Alice has been doing lots of sewing. She made the gorgeous ballet bag you would have seen on our website (not to mention all the stunning lampshades that we sell are hand made by Alice!).  As she’s recently moved into her own flat, she got crafty and made and upholstered this hall bench (too clever!)


Our Book of Craft has also been inspiring Alice too, and she has been making friendship bracelets and a gorgeous Boo toy.


What’s your craft of choice? We’d love to know so we can be inspired to create some lovely new craft products for you all. 

Don’t forget we’ve got 20% off our craft category until Thursday midnight GMT. So if you’ve been pining after our paper range or fabric, now is the perfect time. Just enter code FUN20 at checkout.

Love,
Clare xx

Monday, 18 May 2015

'Half Term Fun' Sale!

Keep your little ones busy this half term with our gorgeous craft and fun range. We are offering 20% off our entire craft, sew and fun ranges

Stock up on fun craft supplies for kids as well as gorgeous gifts for crafters.  

Enter the code 'FUN20' at checkout.




Great for entertaining kids over half term is our stunning paper craft range. Encourage them to stick, colour and make with our pretty printed papers, stamps, rosettes and miniature bunting.  Also on sale are our colouring sets and pencils.



Also on offer are our range of delightful little pressies perfect for filling goodie bags such as our pretty stickers and temporary tattoos.



Crafty grown ups can invest in our range of cotton fabrics including our new ballet printed cotton poplin, as well as buttons and ribbons.

And not to be missed is the chance to grab a copy of our stunning 'Book of Craft' . A brilliant and beautiful book it has 25 inspiring projects to make at home including the simple 'Hot Air Balloon Mobile' to the gorgeous 'Washing Line Wendy House'.




Offer ends Midnight Thursday 21st May (GMT).  Offer only applies to the 'Craft & Fun' catagory.

Jules

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Transform a room with a meadow of flowers.



Our talented designers often look around them for inspiration and thanks to the colours of spring - the flowers and the bird song - they have created two beautiful new wall stickers - 'Belle's Meadow' and 'Boo & The Bluebird'.

Super easy to apply the fabric wall stickers will give the decor of a bedroom, nursery or playroom a fresh and bright new look that is also simple to change (our stickers are removable, reusable and won't damage walls either!).



(image credits: @Varimla, @Sian_IvyRose)

We have also used our stickers to update furniture including a fridge, a wardrobe and a headboard. Our customer Varimla has put her Boo onto the back of bedroom door.  So there are lots of lovely ways they can be used to update your interiors for very little cost.


The reason why our wall stickers are so popular is they are made from a clever durable sticky fabric that not only looks better than vinyl stickers but also has many pratical benefits over the plastic variety.   It can be screwed up into a ball, can be taken down several times and moved around, yet it remains sticky and won’t leave behind nasty marks.  


And as we all know young children often like to ‘redecorate’ so our stickers are perfect because they can be moved again and again and will still look beautiful.  You could say they were 'child proof'!


Please keep sending us pictures of your 'Belle & Boo' interiors - we love seeing them and sharing them.

Jules




Wednesday, 29 April 2015

20% off

We currently have 20% off storewide at www.belleandboo.com.  Just enter code CHILD at checkout until midnight 1st May to make the most of the offer.


So that's the good news, the bad news is we've had a stressful few days here at Belle & Boo.  In case you had trouble with our website over the weekend, it was because our website server crashed. We are happy to say though that we have changed our server to a local provider and the website is now back up and running and is faster than ever! If you're still getting an error page, then please clear your browsers cache and it will solve the problem.

Happy shopping!
Clare
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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Royal Baby Parade Competition


As the world waits for royal baby number two, we thought it would be the perfect moment to celebrate the arrival of ALL special babies. So we are launching  a ‘Royal Baby Parade’ art print and china competition.

One winner will receive our delightful Royal Parade print worth £50, a set of our 100% bone china Royal Parade breakfast sets worth £30 and, just because we love to craft, one of our easy to follow ‘Boo’s Announcement’ cross stitch patterns.  Plus two runners up will each receive a Royal Parade bone china mug




The joyous Royal Parade illustration features children waving union jacks, laughing, skipping and dancing, with Corgi’s trotting along beside them.  As with all our collectable art prints it will be signed by Mandy Sutcliffe, and made to Fine Art Guild conservation standards using light fast inks on 100% cotton rag paper.



Our beautiful china is made for us in the UK by British heritage brand and china experts,  Churchill China,  and is of the highest quality 100% bone china.  Both the breakfast set and the mug come exquisitely packaged and are lovely heirlooms for any child to enjoy and treasure for years to come.
To enter all you need to do is 1 (or all if you wish to have more entries!) of the following:

1. Follow us on Facebook and like and share our competition post on Facebook.

2. Following us on Instagram and regram our competition photo on Instagram and tag it with #Belleandbooroyalbabycomp

3. Follow us on Twitter and tweet about this competition using #Belleandbooroyalbabycomp hashtag.

Good luck!

T&C’s
  • ·       The competition will end at midnight GMT Thursday April 30th
  • ·       Winners will be drawn at random.
  • ·       Unless stated otherwise the winner(s) will be drawn at random from all correct entries received across all social media platforms by the closing date stated.
  • Open to worldwide entries
  • ·        Confirmation of the prize will be made in writing to the winner(s).
  • ·       Entries that are incomplete, illegible, indecipherable will not be valid and deemed void.
  • ·       No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, delayed or corrupted, or due to computer error in transit.
  • ·       The prizes are as stated, are not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.
  • ·       Prizes are subject to availability
  • ·       The promoters reserve the right to amend or alter the terms of competitions at any time and reject entries from entrants not entering into the spirit of the competition.
  • ·        In the event of a prize being unavailable, the promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.
  • ·        Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner(s). If the winner(s) cannot be contacted, or are unable to comply with these terms and conditions, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant drawn at random, or in the event that the promotion is being judged the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the runner(s)-up selected by the same judges.
  • ·       Failure to respond and/or provide an address for delivery, or failure to meet the eligibility requirements may result in forfeiture of the prize.


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Thursday, 16 April 2015

Busy, busy, busy! Sneak Peak.

Sorry things have been a bit quiet on here of late. We've all been very much heads down and working on lots of new and exciting things to bring you.

You may have noticed we have started to roll out some new wall sticker designs, of which include Boo and the Bluebird, which we think will look perfect in so many settings, nurseries, girls rooms and boy rooms! We have a gorgeous new spring inspired sticker, featuring both Belle and Boo, which will be available in the next few weeks.


So as well as lovely new wall stickers, we are also working on a whole new collection which we hope will appeal you to you, our grown up (but always young at heart!) fans. We'll be starting off with a lovely stationery range, and we hope to introduce more products to the collection too.   Here's some sneaky peek pictures of Mandy drawing up a storm!



 We will definitely keep you updated as the drawings turn into designs and designs turn into samples!

Love,
Clare
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