Knowing when to hit pause – #SelfCareSunday

This week I have been taking it easy as I had my wisdom tooth out. It’s an odd one, a rough few days that will benefit me further down the line. Much like tweeting, emailing or texting your future self as a reminder to do something.

Can we talk about paper? #SelfCareSunday

I think I have the January blues, either that or I am actually part-bear and hibernation is what is needed at this time of year.  So while I’ve been reclining on the sofa binging on Netflix and Amazon Video I have been wondering what the term ‘Self Care’ actually means and what it means to me.

New Year Challenges – 2018

I’m not one for making resolutions or goals as it will inevitably end in disappointment. Obviously I’d love to lose weight and improve my fitness just like most people after the Christmas food and chocolate mountain. I’d rather work that kind of lifestyle change in subconsciously though so I don’t feel like I’m punishing myself….

Using a tripod for product shots

If like me you’ve been feeling uninspired with your product shots lately you’re probably thinking it’s time for a change.  Sometimes it’s the smallest change that can make all the difference so I got to thinking about where my inspiration had gone. After a nice cup of tea I had a discovery: Sadly – I…

Recycled Bunting Tags

Every now and then I get to make something so cute that I just have to share it. These recycled bunting tags are just that.  They have a cute heart shaped hole for your ribbon or bakers twice.  They work well as business cards to go in with your orders or as name tags attached to party favours for your guests.

Sticker Love!

I’ve finally managed to look up from my cutter to realise that I have neglected some of my other printed items.  It’s been a really long time since I last listed my 2 inch clear circle stickers. The reason for this is once again due to certain technology issues which I won’t go into.  Let’s…

New paper cutting tool

I’ve been a little busy distracted recently….. well since October to be precise. My workflow has completely changed as I’ve started all over again with a shiny new cutter and different software.

Creating my first Bujo – Bullet Journalism

It’s been a while since I posted last and it got me thinking about all the things I’ve been doing since my last post. I have a long list of exciting topics that I want to share with you, some of which were planned and some impromptu. Unfortunately, I haven’t found the time to fit…

What’s in your colour palette?

Making colour palettes for projects is really good fun, I used to do this a lot when working on websites.  You could take a photo of your favourite sunset and use it as the inspiration for your design. I spent many a quiet hour doing this. My question to you is have you ever made…

Our Etsy Craft-tea Party #EtsyCraftParty

IDEAS Birmingham Etsy team took part in #EtsyCraftParty focusing heavily on the ‘Craft-tea Party’ aspect. With crafting, eating cakes and sharing a virtual cuppa online being our usual thing, meeting up at Boston Tea Party and doing it all for real made for an amazing afternoon followed by much after-party fun. BTP Corporation Street is…

Copyright or Copy wrong?

Imitation is not the sincerest form of flattery, especially when it comes to copying your creative work. Forget all the bad examples big business has shown by copying their competitors, making slight changes and calling it innovation! This only dilutes what could be a marketplace with an abundant stream of ideas. Copyright is something that…