It’s New Year’s Eve and time to reflect and what a busy year it’s been!!
I have added new products to my illustration range:
Although I have been going to the Tetbury Market for a while by the end of 2013 I have taken over organising our Craft & Gift Fairs at Tetbury Market House.
I have started being an Independent Phoenix Trader.
And last but definitely not least is my photography. In January I started entering the Image of the Month Competition with The Guild of Photographers and have been awarded 6 Silver Bar Awards and 20 Bronze Bar Awards with December’s scores still to come back. It has been an incredible year for my photography and here are all those award winning images:
It has been an amazing year and I can’t wait to get started on 2014 to see where it takes me!
I’ve admired the Phoenix Trading range of cards and stationery for a long time. Their quality and innovative designs have always impressed me, so when the opportunity came up to become a Phoenix Trader it didn’t take long to take the plunge. It’s a very small set up fee and you can do it as a small secondary income or take it on as a full-time business opportunity, it’s entirely up to you! I see it as a perfect complement to my existing designs and ranges and plan to combine the two.
Here are a few of my favourite designs:
With hundreds of card designs to choose from, it’s hard to even begin showing them to you. But here’s just a few that caught my eye. I really love their 3D cards, such as the little fairies card where the wings can be gently popped out, or the beach huts card that folds in half across the middle of the beach huts, making their roofs pop up over the top of the card.
Then there’s their brilliant stationery range. From notecards & jotter pads to notepads and paper chains, it’s all beautifully made with gorgeous designs.
And they have some brilliant full size colour posters, there’s an entire colouring in range (which my children may not get a look in if I get the colours out first!). I particularly like their planners & reward charts etc, which have 52 sheets per pad so there’s a fresh sheet for each week!
And if all that isn’t enough there’s also wrapping papers, ribbons, organiser boxes, pop up boxes, gift bags, tags….. It really does just go on and on!!!
On monday I had my mini-launch party. I invited a handful of friends and neighbours and baked lots of cake. Unfortunately, the cake didn’t get finished, but everyone loved the Phoenix Trading cards & stationery and I need to place another order already!
If you’d like me to send you a catalogue you can get in touch with me on my normal email address or my phoenix trading address: email@example.com you can also place an order directly with me via email or my facebook page. If you’re more internet savvy, you may prefer to order via my Phoenix Trading website. All orders from the website are despatched directly from the warehouse, so even if I don’t have a particularly design in stock, the warehouse will.
As I now stock such a huge selection of gorgeous cards and stationery through Phoenix Trading, I will have to do more blog posts highlighting some of my favourite designs in more detail. Let me know if you’d like to see more of any particular theme, such as the 3D cards, wedding designs, innovative products, children’s party ideas…
My Phoenix Trading website can be found here: www.cardsbygemma.com