8x8inch Greetings Cards – Newest Designs

Good morning everyone and happy Hump Day to you all!!

How are you all? Are you having a good week?

Many apologies for the radio silence here at Cards And Candles For All Occasions recently, we have had so much going on both personally and behind the scenes with the business that there really have not been enough hours in the day. I cannot believe that we have already reached the end of June, where has the year gone? Time is passing so quickly.

Whilst I have been missing from the blog, I have been working behind the scenes on paperwork, accounts and all of the usual boring things, but I have also been working on some new greetings cards designs which I would like to share with you.

Each of these greetings cards are 8x8inch in size and are blank inside for your own message, although a verse can be added upon request. These cards have not been designed with a specific occasion in mind, they are more for those days when you want to let someone know you are thinking of them but a traditional greeting is not appropriate.

I have created the first three designs in our new range and hope to add many more designs to the range soon.

The cards shown here are the first designs in our new range of handcrafted greetings cards and we are looking to expand this range over the coming weeks.

They are created using a mixed media background, overlaid with a solid colour cardstock which has had shapes diecut/punched out and then the shape which was cut has then been added to embellish the overall design before I added a sentiment to complete the card.

Do you have a specific greeting or sentiment you would like to see added to this range? Is there a particular colour scheme that you have in mind? I would love to hear from you.

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Or by visiting the contact us page on our Cards And Candles For All Occasions Website

We would love to hear your thoughts on this new range and will be adding many more colourways and sentiments over the coming weeks so please check back soon.

xxx Love Laura xxx
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Handcrafted Greetings Cards – Sporting Humour

Today I am sharing a couple of humorous cards which were ordered by a customer, we were asked for a ‘funny’ birthday card… one for a football fanatic and one for a rugby fanatic.

Each of these cards is 8x8inch in size, been layered with co-ordinating cardstock and the imagery is decoupaged.

I would love to hear your thoughts on these newest makes 🙂

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Happy Tuesday!! Our Latest Exploding Box Keepsake

HAPPY TUESDAY!! Where did the three day weekend disappear to?

Today I’d like to share with you our most recent customer order which is this car themed handcrafted exploding box.

Our customer sent us a specific selection of the recipients interests to be included around this gift and they were absolutely delighted with the result.

What would be your chosen theme of a keepsake exploding box?

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We may have something just for YOU!!

Happy Monday folks!!

Can you believe that Cards And Candles For All Occasions is SEVEN today?!

Seven years ago our business started as a dream, a hobby which we hoped would make us a little pocket money and now it’s a full time business!!

To celebrate we are offering a 17% discount on all orders between now and 9pm on Sunday 30th April 2017, all you have to do is quote “7for2017” when you message or buy through our website 🙂

This discount applies to all orders whether they are in stock items or personalised/custom orders, so what are you waiting for?

Visit us either on our website, Twitter or Facebook.

I Think This Is My Favourite!!

One of my most favourite handpainted laser cut mdf quotes to work on is this “No Home Is Complete Without The Pitter Patter Of Chihuahua Feet” ❤

Since 1992 when Mum and I got our very first longcoat Chihuahuas, the breed have held such a special and important place in my heart, a place which no other breed could ever replace.

We can create this plaque in any colours to suit your home decor and they are approximately 25cm by 25cm. This plaque can be made for any breed of dog and can be either framed or freehanging like those pictured.

Here are two examples of this plaque – the same design in two different colour schemes.

Prices from ÂŁ12.00 for freehanging plaque, please contact us to discuss prices for framed option.

Please contact us via our Facebook page www.Facebook.com/CardsAndCandlesForAllOccasions or by email to discuss your requirements 🙂

Papercrafting Haul from… Lidl, UK

Today I’d like to talk about a recent unexpected purchase I found in an unlikely place.

Dan and I had been out for the day on Saturday and decided to pop into Lidl on our way home as he had been told that they had some tools in stock so we thought it might be worth having a look. We didn’t really find anything in their tool section of any use to Dan but I did get a couple of papercrafting goodies.

The first thing that Dan spotted was a paper trimmer… I have been saying recently how I have been struggling to get new straight blades for my Woodware Fingerguard T200 trimmer recently as it is an older model and not commonly stocked in a lot of places now – we have mentioned looking at replacing it but I wasn’t in any rush but when we saw the paper trimmer Aldi had in stock we were both very interested.

This Crelando paper cutter looked very intriguing so I decided to investigate further… it’s interesting design is more than just a ‘funky looking design’ – the green circle on the end is actually a dial with twelve different blades for straight cuts, decorative cutting patterns, perforating and score lines. Instead of having to change your blade cartridge on your trimmer, you simply select which ‘segment’ of the dial you want, lock it down and away you go. This is far easier than having to keep a box of different blade styles next to your trimmer.

This paper cutter easily fits a twelve inch sheet of paper and rather than having one extending ruler like my Woodware trimmer, it has a fold out ruler on both sides which will make central cuts on a large sheet of paper or cardstock much easier to guarantee a straight cut. Both rulers also have a patterned edge which can be used with either a craft knife or a pencil. The Crelando trimmer also has measurements in both centimetres and inches.

It all looked very promising to me so I decided to find out how much it was – ÂŁ7.99!!! Can’t you believe it? ÂŁ7.99 for a paper cutter with TWELVE integrated cutting blades… I’d say that’s a bargain so we decided we were definitely having one and since I got it home and tried it out I can honestly say that I have not been disappointed.

The only down side that I have found to the Crelando paper trimmer is that I cannot see a way of changing the cutting blades but when I take into account that the cost of a single replacement blade for my Woodware paper trimmer averages at ÂŁ4.00 each, I really do not think that the Crelando is a bad deal. The fact that it is relatively flat rather than having a chunky blade cartridge will also make it easier for crafting at crops, events, etc.

Lidl also had a great range of Crelando paper punches in different sizes, the large punches and the sets of smaller punches were just ÂŁ4.99 each so I decided to get the large butterfly and large star.

Both of these punches give a lovely intricate cut which are approximately one inch each – a perfect size for any papercrafting needs. They are quite weighty and seem like good quality, they are easy to use and give a good quality cut so I would definitely recommend these too!!

All in all, I definitely think we found some bargains and I would recommend looking in your local Lidl store next time you are passing as you just never know what you’ll find… great products at great prices 🙂

Now I’m off to use my new goodies and have a go at my first scrapbook layout of the day.

xxx Laura xxx

P.S. Photographs were taken from Google Images

Handcrafted for Mothers Day 2017

As we all know, Mothers Day is fast approaching… Mothers Day this year is on Sunday 26th March 2017 so there is still time for you to place your order with us here at Cards And Candles For All Occasions.

We have already been working on bespoke Mothers Day cards for our customers and here are the first few that we can show you.

This year the common theme our customers have been requesting are flowers and butterflies, so far all of the Mothers Day cards we have been working on have been for this theme.

Our eight inch square handcrafted greetings cards are our most popular size and decoupage is very popular at the moment with glazed elements and glitter.

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Our eight inch square easel cards are also very popular at the moment, with the same butterflies and flowers theme, these cards are just a little bit different and fold flat to go in a standard envelope for posting.

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All of our handcrafted greetings cards can be designed and created to your choice of colours, theme and personalised message or quote.

If you would like to discuss your personal greetings or keepsake card requirements, you can contact us at admin@cardsandcandlesforalloccasions.co.uk or via our website which is Cards And Candles For All Occasions