27 Nov 2015

Get 33% Off Dizzy Miss James This Black Friday

Want to grab a bargain then why not head over to www.dizzymissjames.co.uk there's a third off all my screen printed items.

That's 33% off all Tote Bags, Prints and Screen Printed Cushions!

TODAY ONLY

I hope you have a super smashing great Friday peeps!


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24 Nov 2015

Cheerz - La Boite A Photos

I've been looking for a way of recording my business journey for a while now so when Cheerz contacted me and asked if I'd like to try their product I jumped at the chance! Their cute photos were perfect for displaying my business processes over the years in a fun and quirky way. After looking at the site I was instantly was drawn towards their * La Botie A Photos and they were kind enough to send me some to try out. I ordered via the Cheerz App on my iPad which was really easy to use. You choose your photos, customise them with cropping, filters and a choice of adding your own personal text. The photos are then printed in France and are shipped to you within a few days.
I was super excited when I received my package and was completely thrilled to open it up and find this adorable box. 

The delightful little box contained:

  • 40 glossy square prints each (10x10cm)
  • 24 photo corners to stick up your prints
  • 5m coloured twine
  • Colourful washi tape
  • A fabric pouch full of mini pegs
  • 2 decorative envelopes

All I needed to do now was create and display my memories.
I used the twine and the teeny tiny mini pegs to hold my photos in place, the final result looks super cute in my studio and is exactly what I hoped for! I also got some personal photos printed and gifted them to my parents and to a dear friend in the envelopes provided. I am going to use the washi tape to fix some significant photos above my computer for a bit of extra daily motivation. 

The La Boite A Photos would make a great gift for a love one for their birthday, wedding, anniversary, sharing a wonderful memory, recording a beautiful moment or just to keep for yourself.


You can also order your own Cheerz Box and get £4 off with my referral code: VICKGD

















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13 Nov 2015

Small Business Spotlight - Super Cute Box

Today's Small Business Spotlight shines on Super Cute Box a monthly subscription box full to the brim with cuteness, kawaii and super loveliness. I asked the lady behind the brand Sam some questions about SCB and running her own business.


Q1: How did you come up with the idea for Super Cute Box? I used to have a jewellery shop on etsy with handmade products, so I have always loved handmade jewellery and supporting small businesses. When I finally got pregnant, I couldn't work but needed to so I decided to reopen my shop on its own website. It didn't do as well as through etsy so this gave me the chance to try something new. I stumbled across a subscription box and thought what an amazing idea, I hadn't really heard of them apart from Graze. I've always been into cute stationery and trinkets etc, with a baby on the way I had decided to get rid of a lot of my stuff to make room. Combining my love of cute things and handmade jewellery I decided to start up Super Cute Box! I already had a Web host, it didn't take me long to put the site together and it definitely fills that part of me who didn't want to give up all her cute stationery and things! I also love supporting small business's who just want to get their name out there!


Q2: Do you run your business full or part-time? 

It's a full time job, I am heavily involved, we are due to expand in 2016 and allow more subscribers each month.

Q3:What does an average day look like for you?

It's very different now I have a 2 month old girl! But from a work perspective it involves admin in the morning and stock buying. Then the majority of the day is either designing, crafting or updating the website/social media. Around 20th is when it gets busy, as these days are creating and packing the boxes ready for the 25th despatch date.  


Q4: What are your interests outside of SCB?

My family are the most important thing to me, I spend all my time with my husband and daughter. I enjoy gaming, formula one, films and reading! 

Q5:How do you keep yourself motivated?

I love my job! Seeing happy subscribers is the best feeling ever and enough to motivate me.

Q6: Do you have any advice for anyone wanting to set up their own business?

Definitely, don't give up! Get your name out there however you can, social media, contact bloggers, send flyers to conventions, get a table at a craft market or convention. I started my jewellery in 2011 so it can take a few years before you find your niche but keep at it! 


Above the lovely Sam who I was lucky enough to collaborate with on the sold out October Box and designed a super cute black cat pocket mirror. If your a fan of subscription boxes or just general cuteness I would highly recommend Super Cute Box!







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