Thursday, 23 December 2010

Merry Christmas

Presents are wrapped, my bag is packed and the snow (for the moment) has ceased, so Russ and I are heading back up North for a few days of family, food and fun.
Merry Christmas to everyone that stops by to read my blog, have a wonderful cosy holiday and see you next year for LOTS of exciting news!

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Sunday, 12 December 2010

Christmas has begun

What a super start to Christmas.
Thursday night I went with my mum to a Good Housekeeping carol concert at Grosvenor Chapel, followed by drinks at Thomas Goode store which sells 'the highest-quality china by appointment to Her Majesty the Queen' Dinner plates start at around £200! We had lots of fun imagining which crackers the queen would be pulling on Christmas day!
Friday night Russ took me to see War Horse, it was INCREDIBLE the best live performance I have ever seen, I can not recommend it enough. This clip doesn't do it justice, but it is a tiny taste of what we saw.

Then last night was Kate's wedding reception, she had a small family wedding in the day, followed by champagne and dancing and lots & lots of fun last night (my camera is still broken, so when I get my hands of a picture I will show you, she looked beautiful and very, very happy)
Today I have sat on the sofa, watching Christmas movies and eating far too many chocolates, I feel very festive & full indeed.
I did do a little bit of work.....I have added a new Christmasy postcard to the shop, find it here and here.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Family Tree's

I have had a sketch for a Belle & Boo family tree sat in my 'New Art' folder for the past couple of years ever since I bought a Famille Summerbelle tree print for Russ's niece. At last I had some time to finish it and I am really pleased with how it looks. I chose a very autumnal palette, which those of you who have been to my flat will know is my colour palette of choice. I am not sure if I will feel the need to create a spring one as the weather changes, but for now I think this is perfect for a cosy home, with mugs of hot chocolate and long woollen socks.
It comes in 2 sizes medium A3 and Large A2, but at the moment there are only 4 of the larger size available, so if you want one in a hurry don't wait around. Available in our Belle & Boo shop or on Etsy

You can be as creative as you want with the pictures you add, no need to keep within the oval shapes, although that does look lovely too. As always I would love to see photos of what you do with yours.

Here are a couple of photos we have been sent recently, of Belle & Boo out in the world.

Clare who takes photos for Belle & Boo has created this very cool and practical wall calander, it is BIG which is brilliant, mine is up and looking alarmingly busy already, they are very reasonably priced and are available to buy here.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

On the 12th Day of Christmas

So that's it the last of our 12 days of Christmas offer, it's gone so quickly and been very, very busy, I hope everyone found an offer that suited them.
Just to explain the offer above in a little more detail, if you order £50/$75 of goodies or above in the respective shop, we will send you a beautifully printed Belle & Boo gift voucher, in a hand stamped kraft envelope. You can use this for your own future shopping or give it as a gift.

I laughed a lot last night when I watched a Christmas Boots commercial, a woman shows her husband 3 gifts she has bought for family members and tells him
"it was buy 2 get one free".
He seems pleased and says "so one of those was free?"
"oh no" replies the woman as she lifts up 2 more full shopping bags
"I bought these 6 for myself and those 3 were all free"!
I noticed Russ laughing a lot also!

Anyway to help you spend! today I am adding 3 new limited edition prints to the shops. They are all new print processes to Belle & Boo.
The first are 2 stunningly printed letter press pieces, pressed for me by Monika all the way over in the US. They arrived a few days before the show beautifully packaged, I was blown away by the crisp line on the softly textured paper, I will definitely be keeping one of each for myself.

Letter Press Boo: Limited edition of 50

Letter Press Belle and Boo: Limited edition of 50

I am not sure my photos do them justice, the paper is embossed, so the dark ink is pressed deep into the paper.

The 3rd print is the image I designed for our exhibition at The Haberdashery, based on my favourite vintage signs of the 1920's. It has been screen printed in Dorset by George from Barnhaus (doesn't his set up sound romantic, screen printing in a barn in Dorset) They are 4 colour screen prints on Fabriano Tiepolo 100% cotton stock 290gsm the edition is limited to just 60, so gets yours before they all get slurped up!

Tea Makes Everything better: Limited edition of 60

All new limited editions are available here and here

On the 11th Day of Christmas

Only 2 more offers to go. This offer will be available for 24 hours from (10am -10am GMT)

Friday, 3 December 2010

On the 10th Day of Christmas

I will be adding 5 new products to the shop today, so check back around lunch time to see what they are.........SORRY I will now be adding them on Monday. I was trying to rush so our overseas customers could order in time for Christmas, but due to the snow, the packaging for the new items hasn't arrived in time. We do try to be perfectionists when it comes to packaging, as we understand how disappointing it is if your item doesn't arrive it pristine condition, really sorry for the delay everyone :(

Check back everyday, to see what is on offer. The offers will vary in degrees of greatness! & will only be available for 24 hours from (10am -10am GMT) how exciting :)

Thursday, 2 December 2010

On the 9th Day of Christmas

Check back everyday, to see what is on offer. The offers will vary in degrees of greatness! & will only be available for 24 hours from (10am -10am GMT) how exciting :)

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

On the 8th Day of Christmas

Check back everyday, to see what is on offer. The offers will vary in degrees of greatness! & will only be available for 24 hours from (10am -10am GMT) how exciting :)