Monday, August 31, 2009

Bargain Buy of the Week

Hi Everyone.

I wanted to pop in to let you know about a new thing I have started on the homepage. Bargain Buy of the week. Each week there will be a new product that will be discounted and will be the weeks bargain buy, after the week is finised it will go back to normal pricing or untill sold out. Head on over here to see it, just click on the link where it says "Bargain Buy of the week" scroll halfway down the page to find it.

Happy week to all. Anna

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Scrapware Chipboard Now in Stock

Love using chipboard on your projects?? In store you will find a whole lot of goodies just arrived from Scrapware. Scrapware is based right here in Melbourne. It's great to see such great local supplies. Feast your eyes on this cuteness. You can find all these and more here.


Flourish Tree

Birdcage Album

Blast Off

There is lots more to choose from in our Chipboard Dept, so go take a look and snap up some of these chip-treats to decorate your cards and scrapbook layouts.

Happy Wednesday


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Lovin Baboushka Dolls

So this is how it is I am going through several phases in terms of papercrafts, I am sure my store reflects that, because I have to say I only sell what I love. I rarely purchase papers or embellies that don't make me think 'How GORGEOUS". Having admited that, a phase that has been going on for quite some time is of course the timeless Baboushka Russian Doll phase. Well it has just gained momentum again and upon finding some cute graphics from Etsy, which I love by the way. Here are some cutsies coming in store soon...

Firstly I wanted to show you how I usually wrap and present my gifts. My son had a party to attend today a girl's party of course. I usually wrap most gifts in white paper, I have a huge roll I really love huge rolls that go on forever, as you would know this even extends to my Bakers Twine stash. Having white wrapping gives me a blank canvas to work with. Often the next thing I do is wrap my handmade card in just a clear cello bag. This came from a necessity, that often my cards didn't fit in envelopes so it was just easier to swap the envelope for the bag, but of course on the background of the white wrapping you have a showpiece, so it kind of became my thing. Finally the bakers twine just adds the finishing touch. Ribbons can often be too expensive to wrap gifts in especially when you have lots of gifts to wrap in a year, but with the twine it is such great value it would probably last you a year or two if not more depending how many pressies you wrap. A gift without a ribbon around it to me seems bare, so I think you need something even if it is thin to just finish it off. If you didn't already know you can now purchase the twine in red and white, blue and white and black and white all here.
So now to take it one step further here is a sneak peak of some embellishments to hit the store very soon. I am envisaging Lolly bags, tags, cards, invitations, I could go on and on about how to use them but since it is 12.30 am and I am not usually up this late I will just be quiet and give you a sneak peak. Check the Handmade Papercrafts in the next few days to see what goodies I can come up with.

Well I think I will definitely call it a night!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Spearmint Swirl - New Card Kit Release

A Super Quick Update....

The newest card kit Spearmint Swirl is now available on site to purchase. These kits have been selling like hotcakes and there are only a couple more left, so be quick before they are all snapped up.


Monday, August 10, 2009

To Market To Market... and a cute little polkadot pouch from Little Eve

Here are a few photos of the market stall I did on Friday. Photos aren't that great but you get the idea.

It was a fun night and great to get out and meet customers face to face and get feedback on products. My daughters had lots of fun playing shops, and just want me to do lots more market stalls, maybe I just need a shop front.

You might notice a few of the kits that are on site, but there are also a whole new lot of Kaisercraft rhinestones which are now available for purchase on the website you will find them in the Embellishments and New Arrivals Dept check them out here.

They are a great buy so head on over because some designs and colours are limited in stock. I sold lots on the market night, but as the boxes come in a mixed assortment I can't reorder just some colours, so head on over and take a look at what is remaining in the bling and pearls, new rub ons also available.

I have also loaded in the What's on sale dept assorted packs of 6 x 6 inch papers bundled up in packs of 10. The papers have an assortment of designs and they are a great buy at $3 a bundle. Papers vary with each pack but here is a look at some of the designs at the top of the packs. These were also popular at the market stall and are great value. If you are a website member I am running a special offer, so if you aren't already joined head on over now to recieve the freebies and specials I am offering with these packs, exclusive only to website members. There is no cost just sign up to recieve my weekly updates. You can find the subscribe button here.

I also wanted to mention that I purchased the cutest polkadot pouch off an a fairly new Aussie Etsy Seller. Cathy from Little Eve which is the name of her store you can find it here Little Eve. As you may or may not know I love supporting handmade and small businesses. I always were possible try and help out someone doing their best to get their business up and running than the big department stores. So here is the story with the pink polkadot pouch.

I must say that Cathy is wonderful, I was looking for a mobile phone pouch for my daughter as she takes her mobile to school and I noticed one day when it was raining that her bag was quite wet and her phone was in the side pocket which also meant the phone was nearly wet as well. So I thought I must buy her a phone pouch so at least it is a little more protected. Instead of rushing out to target or wherever else I might easily find a cheap little pouch I decided to have a search on Etsy and give someone local the business. So I had seen this Etsy store and although there were no phone pouches for sale I decided to email the owner and ask if she could sew me a smaller sized pouch for a mobile. This lovely seller offered to sew me a pouch to the dimensions I had requested and it was ready for purchase that afternoon. Here it is below, very cute and perfect for a mobile. Beautifully packed and wrapped with great care and a peronalised message, just the way business should be.

So head on over to Cathy's Etsy store Little Eve as she has some gorgeous aprons and tea towels all in pretty fabrics, oh I wish I could sew. I guess I'll just stick to the papercrafts.

That's all the updates for this Monday, I am off to finish a brand spanking new card kit, I promise its coming soon I know some customers are waiting, I just need an extra pair of hands or a cleaner maybe that would be nice, oh and a chef as well!! LOL!

Have a great day all. Anna

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A Quick Update....

Okay if you are a member of my website you will already know about this little event happending on Friday. If not then here are deets:

Just wanting to let you all know (and although I realise not all my customers are located in Melbourne), for those of you that are Koko Vanilla Designs will be holding a stall at the Girls Night In Market Night at Surrey Hills Baptist Children's Centre this coming Friday Night.

Hope to see you there if you are local.

Surrey Hills Baptist Children's Centre
Market Night
277 - 281 Elgar Road, Box Hill
Come and enjoy a Girls Night In
Friday 7th August 2009
7.00pm - 9.30pm
Entry - $5 per ticket or $20 for 5 tickets
Great door prizes and yummy refreshments
Bring your friends, neighbours and relatives
You're Sure to have a good night!
Up to 25 Stalls - women's fashion and accessories, gourmet foods, childrens' and baby goods, art and craft, photography, cards, scrapbooking and card making kits, candles, beauty products and homeware decor
Tickets Can be purchased on the Night.
Back with more later in the week.
Anna xx


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