Friday, 13 February 2015

Get your paper craft on!

Crafters and scrapbookers, you may want to sit down as I have some pretty exciting news.

We have a brand new craft range made for us by the delightful Nottingham based craft company, Trimcraft.
We've all enjoyed oogling over the samples and designs of these new products for the last few months so I'm  so happy to finally be able to share them with you.

There are a variety of products to choose from including stamps, paper packs (that are so lovely I would have some issues allowing myself to cut into them!) and decoupage sets and and coordinating embellishments perfect for inspiring crafters of all ages to get crafty. Mum's of little boys will be glad to know that the range isn't specifically for girls and there are lots of boys designs amongst the collection!

You can view the whole range on our website here.

I can't wait to see the creativity this range inspires. If you post to social media, remember to tag us #belleandboo so we can see. In addition to this, Trimcraft have a project gallery on their website where you are invited to share your works with their community, it's also an amazing place to find inspiration for your projects, so be sure to check it out. 

Ps. We have 15% off at  until midnight gmt tonight, so make the most of that while you can! 

Yours in craft,

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Fancy Cake!

There's few things I like more than cake so when I see a Belle and Boo cake I get pretty excited. And when I saw this cake by Cotton Tail Cake Studio, based in the Philippines, it definitely did not fail to disappoint my inner sweet tooth.

All of the details across the 3 tiers are incredible. Let your eyes feast on the the sugary sweetness!

This really puts definition to the phrase "Too good to eat".
They've also got more images and details over on their website.
Love, Clare

All images © Cotton Tail Cake Studio

Friday, 6 February 2015

Valentines Phone Cases

Because love is in the air, we have made some new phone cases for you this week!

We have been wanting to do personalisations on some products for a while, so we are thrilled to introduce our first product that enables this! The Be My Valentine phone and iPad cases, featuring the ever sweet classic image of Meet Me At Mikes, have the option to 'carve' you and your loved ones initials into the tree trunk. As pictured below with the K.C and P.S (who are actually the lovely Belle & Boo  company director duo, Kate and Patrick!)

The other phone case and iPad case we have made is called Lovely Day which is one of Mandy's original illustrations of Belle and Boo. Those who have been following from the start might remember the tote bag that was sold many many years ago. There was a general consensus that this illustration was too beautiful to not bring back, so here it is!

All of our cases are made to order (in the UK!). If you would like to receive any of our phone cases in time for Valentines day your order should be placed no later than midday Monday 9th Feb. These cases however aren't just here for Valentines, they're here to stay. Yippee. 

(The iPhone 5C model is pictured above, but all designs are available across iPhone 4 through to iPhone 6+ models as well as Samsung Galaxy 4 and 5)

I hope you love these as much as I do!
Love, Clare

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Dandelion Collection + Instagram Giveaway

If you've been reading the blog, you'll know that we've got a gorgeous 'Dandelion' duvet arriving in stock in the next few weeks, which is very exciting.
But what else is also exciting is in addition to the duvet, we have also released a Dandelion Wall Sticker and a Dandelion Tote Bag, which is perfect for shopping or, ballet or the library for the little ones.  I, personally, will be storing my current knitting project in mine (which is, as an aside, an adorable 2 tone baby cardigan).

And in other Dandelion news, we are currently hosting a giveaway over on our Instagram page where we are giving away a Dandelion Wall Sticker. We're having this giveaway as we reached 10,000 followers on Instagram which we are just so delighted about. Details on how to enter, can be found on our Instagram feed on the photo below.The winner will be drawn on Friday afternoon, so head on over to Instagram to get your entry in!

Lots of Love,

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Parties // Lily's 5th Birthday

Lily recently celebrated her 5th birthday in style, thanks to her lovely mum Emma! We hope you enjoy drooling over all these gorgeous photos as much as we did.

 The Belle & Boo themed birthday started with a Boo dippy egg in the morning.

 The party was beautifully decorated with assorted Belle & Boo goodies including items from our 'Tea Party' party collection, as well as our postcards.  And also some incredibly sweet Belle and Boo inspired peg dolls which are just too cute for words!

 The gift bags were filled with lots of lovely treats. I'm totally in love with the wands Emma made. The colours of the ribbons excite the 5 year old in me, they're just so pretty! The bags were also filled with note pads and colouring pencils, sparkly play dough and bunny hot chocolate spoons. Swoon!

 What is a party without amazing food?! And amazing it was... my mouth waters looking at these photos of the rainbow cake and cupcakes that are decorated with our toppers and wraps. And the chocolate topped Boo biscuits look divine.

The super cute birthday girl looks very pleased with her party! We hope you had a lovely day, Lily. And a very big well done to Emma for pulling off a truly beautiful party.

 Love, Clare

(All photos are © _3emma4_ )

Monday, 12 January 2015

Top Drawer

We are showing at Top Drawer Olympia again after a few years away, the stand looks incredible thanks to Kate & Clare's design skills and Patrick & Warren's DIY skills! 

If you are passing please say 'hi' stand R45 and pick up one of our beautiful new cataloges, the end result of a LOT of hard work by Alice. If this photo was a video you would see her hands shaking as she opened the first of 24 boxes eek!


Thursday, 8 January 2015

Patchwork Fabric!

Did you know we have a lovely new fabric available? Boo and the butterfly tumble accross this traditional patchwork effect fabric which is ideal for a little ones nursery.

 Here it is being used as a gorgeous table cloth, but obviously the possibilities are endless as to what you can make with it. We look forward to seeing your creations!

And speaking of patchwork, we must give a massive congratualations to our crafty Instagram follower,  ajbotting, who made not one, but two of quilts!
Here's her story:
"These are the quilts I made for my friends daughter who had twins! I personalise each quilt with their names, birth day and the all important they were twins. It took me a year to make both quilts and I finished them half an hour before their first birthday party!!"

We are so flattered that she dedicated so much time on the quilt pattern from our craft book as well as used so many of our fabrics.  

(Image Credit: ajbotting)