And the Giveaway Winners Are.....

I have really enjoyed reading about why you support
and like handmade and handmade craft businesses 
like Butterfly Crafts! Supporting handmade means so much to me and helping the independent businesses is vital in this current economy.

I was pleased to have 15 entries to the Giveaway contest, names were put in my vintage tea pot and Paul picked out the two winners....

The winner of the first prize - two bars of natural soap, a scented sachet and a greetings card - is:

Annette  @Just_Net who said:

Handmade shows time and care. It's dedication. It's more personal. I prefer to support small businesses, especially those of my friends, than large anonymous businesses that only care about their profit and not their product or their employees.

The winner of the runners up prize of a soap sample pack is:

Lois @knittingsmybag who said:

I love thinking about the person making a craft that they love. Items with fragrances are even better because they are the gift that keeps on giving!

Thank you to everyone who has entered into the contest, I am sure that I will have another giveaway soon in the year so be sure to keep an eye out for it!

Friday, 26 April 2013 | 0 Comments

Butterfly Crafts Handmade Giveaway

Butterfly Crafts handmade Giveaway

To celebrate the relaunch of the Butterfly Crafts blog with a lovely new design and layout, and to celebrate being in business for four years now (where did that time go) I am having a giveaway of some  lovely handmade products.

It has been a long and challenging four years where I have learned on the job about running a handmade creative business. There have been ups and downs, new websites, multiple craft fairs and meeting some fabulous people along my journey.

It is for this reason I would like to say a big thank you to both my followers and loyal customers - old and new - with a giveaway selection pack of crafty makes from Butterfly Crafts.

In the Giveaway pack you will receive a handmade Joie de Vivre Greetings Card (1), Sweet Citrus and Bay Scented Sachet (2), Dark Chocolate Shea Butter Soap Bar (3) and Cherry Berry Shea Butter Soap Bar (4).

There will be a runner up prize of a handmade natural soap taster bag.

To enter the giveaway the following steps need completing:
  • COMPULSORY – Comment to share why you love handmade 
  • ADDITIONAL ENTRY – Follow my blog via Blog Lovin or Email (look over on the right)
  • ADDITIONAL ENTRY - Sign up to my e-newsletter 
  • ADDITIONAL ENTRY – Post the following tweet “Fantastic! A handmade crafty giveaway to celebrate 4years of @butterfly_craft !“
T&Cs – This giveaway is open to UK and international followers and will close on Friday 26 April at 5pm GMT. The winner and runner up will be announced on the blog shortly after.

A big thank you to everyone for their support over the past four years, I wish you luck with my giveaway!

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Saturday, 20 April 2013 | 13 Comments

Recent Makes!

I have been so busy lately what with leaving my job today and starting a new one next week and also having a holiday in Scotland, but it is also a really exciting time. My new job is part time and although the long term plan is to find a second part time job, in the immediate future I am going to be enjoying two days a week to work more on business, making lovely handmade cards and seeing what the future holds.

If you follow me on Facebook or on Twitter you will see me share recent makes and products that are to go in to my Butterfly Crafts shop when I list them (more coming soon this week) but I thought it might be nice to showcase some of what I have been making lately, I am really getting into stamping and colouring - it would be great to hear your feedback.

Buttons and Bows Easel Card

Gardening Themed Gift Tag Card

Tulips and Sentiment Embossed Card
Tea Pot Themed Best Wishes Card
Owl Double Twisted Easel Card

Birthday Cake Card
Fairy Card with Brayering

Wednesday, 10 April 2013 | 4 Comments