31 December 2008

New Year's Resolution

Hello Hello!
And Happy New Year E veryone...

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30 December 2008

♥ Welcome Back

Hello my dears,

Trust you all had a lovely Christmas time.
I sure did, and I will post some Christmassy pictures in the next couple of days.
For now, just a short note to let you know that all my shops are now up running again, ready for the new year!

Visit me at Etsy, DaWanda, and Folksy.

Coming soon in the New Year two new online shops!

21 December 2008

Baking Holiday Biscuits

Merry Christmas!

Today I spent the day with my mum baking lots of yummi biscuits!
They are so pretty and especially tasty!


We are going to hang them on the Christmas tree in England on Christmas Eve!
Such a nice - old fashion - medieval tradition,
and I can't wait! Tree is going to look and taste so amazing!!!

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A merry little Thank You

Hello my dear little Elves!


Thank you so much for your comments about the eco-bags, it was so much appreciated!
I will do a poll here in the blog to decide the name of the new eco bag store, and I'm going to need all your help... so, stay tuned!

Sending you lots of love and a warm Christmas hug!


Let it snow!

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17 December 2008

Christmas Holidays!

Hello my dears!


I'm so so sorry I haven't been able to write much latetly.
But I have been just so busy like a little Santa's elf!

Lots of presents to find and to wrap up for family and friends,
the good old english tradition of writing Xmas cards,
sending off all the last orders and commissions before the holidays...

The shop will be closing for Christmas from today to the 28.
I'm going to give myself a little break and relax during this holidays.

Perhaps I will keep writing on the blog but hopefully not too much about about work!
Sending you all the best wishes for a very Merry Christmas, and happy holidays!

Fondly, Giulia

Ideas For The New Year!

Hello my dears!

I'm so so sorry I haven't been able to write much lately.
But I have been just so busy like a little Santa's elf!!!

Lots of presents to find and to wrap up for family and friends,
the good old English tradition of writing Xmas cards,
and most important...
sending off all the last orders and commissions before the holidays!

Lately lots of people asked me about the handmade tote bags that are no longer available in the store.
Well, I have decided to take them away from The Card Tree as they were creating a little bit of confusion... after all The Card Tree it's a card shop, and I really have to try to keep it nice and tidy.

My Eco Bags Collection is still available, but currently only under request.
If you are interested feel free to contact me and I can post a listing in the shop just for you!

Prices vary from £6.50 to £12.50 depending on size and design (the more elaborate the more expensive)


They come in all soarts of design, perfect especially as gift to someone as they present so well in The Card Tree natural packaging and gift tags.



These bags are made with Organic and Fair trade certified cotton, then hand-painted by me, one by one.
I never print the artwork on my cotton bags as I belive that the print doesn't last as many years as the fabric paint and with the time fades and cracks. But paint... that's love at first sight, so very personal and soft at the touch!


I make them especially to promote the re-use of the bags and avoid using plastic bags.

So, as my Eco Bags have been such a success so far,
I'm planning of opening an Eco friendly tote bag shop on Etsy in the new year! Hooray!
I'm so excited about this one!

I'm currently looking for a good name... mmmh rumble rumble...
(Quoting - duck tales)

The name of a shop is so very important for a business and I want to get it right.
Please do write me your thoughts or ideas about my new Eco Friendly tote bag store.
It would be so very much appreciated!

Lots of Love,

Giulia

09 December 2008

Christmas Countdown!

Hello my dears!
I trust you had all a lovely week end.

We spent ours celebrating a family's birthday.
It was so lovely!
Everyone bring some homemade goregeous food: pizza, sausage rolls, kisches, muffins, birthday cake! Amazing. After the Gala Night on Thursday I really needed a this little break and a rest!

This week we decorated our Christmas Tree. This year we put color lights on our tree insted of white ones. I like color lights, it remids me of the Good Old Fashion Christmas Trees, the 80's and my childhood.


Our it's such a big tree! About 2 meters tall. I can't reach the top unless I use a chair!
Isn't beautiul?!

More of my work coming soon,
in the meantime,


Keep counting the days to Christmas, otherwise Santa might not arrive!
Lots of Christmas Hugs!


03 December 2008

It's tomorrow!

Hello my Dears!

Can you belive it? The Gala Night is tomorrow!
I'm so excited, is going to be great!

I've been very busy preparing all soarts of goods for the event and I'm determined to make my stall the best looking one in the whole of the Gala!

If you come and see me please take some pictures of The Card Tree stall and post the here!

Must get back to work...

Hope to see many of you there!

Love

x

01 December 2008

New Art Shop

Hello my Dears...

Happy 1st December!

It has been such a beautiful sunny day here in EEEngland (quote:Stardust)!
Sun & cold wintery weather (4°C)!
Despite the temperature I still wore my skirt and my "silly little boots" (quote: Bridget Jones) when I went to town this morning. And it felt like Christmas was is in the air (to make sense you should really be reading this last bit like if you were singing: Love Is In The Air).

All the lights are on, all the shops have Christmas goods, people are wearing red coarts and scarf (althought I did see a guy with shorts as well, crazy or it's just me?!)
By the way...
I felt like making a Christmas present to my self.

That was... a brand NEW ART SHOP!

It's beautiful. You have to see it!

Every painting you see is available as Cards, Matted Prints, Laminated Prints, Mounted Prints, Canvas Prints, Framed Prints and Posters!
The artwork is full of my blue paintings, and you can even purchase the Cd Cover Poster that I did for Pigrim Angry!

You can even find pictures of The Card Tree.
Now that is something, isn't?

Love
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