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Friday, 31 July 2015

Handmade Gifts For Everybody


• Teens

Teens are a little more difficult to buy gifts, they would expect something that would match their lifestyle.  This can be a little difficult if you are a parent buying something for your rebellious teen-ager.


Some great handmade gift ideas or handmade accessories  would be cell phone jewelry, key chains,  designed hairbrushes or laptop cases.  Teenager gifts can sometimes be confusing and difficult to think of, but there are variety of choices online and in local stores. 



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Susan

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Anniversary looming?

Hi , Susan here

Hope you are having a great day

Some Anniversary Cards for you



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Thursday, 23 July 2015

• Babies and Children

Todays Special is a Birthday Card with a flower theme


This is just £4 plus £1 postage worldwide


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Now carrying on my previous hand made gifts articles , today we deal with babies and children

Handmade Gifts For Everybody

Handmade gifts are not just for your close friends or families, it could be for co-workers, for children, babies, it is for everybody!  You can try making your own gifts which would make a touching gift for the receiver.  There are also crafts store where you can order custom-made gifts or choose from their selection. 

What are great handmade gifts for different occasions and people?  Here are some ideas/ or suggestions of what would be ideal for different types of people.

• Babies  and Children

There are a lot of items you can give to those who are expecting babies.  Personalized clothes, blankets, quilts and crib sheets can be given.  You can also try sewing a simply-designed wall hangings which would be totally great for the nursery.  Another thing that can be added in the nursery would be framed embroidery or a cross-stitched pattern.

Handmade toys and other products for babies and children have an edge compared to products that you can just take out during a shopping spree.  Handmade children items are unique and less likely to have a similar toy or product. Since children, especially toddlers, tend to be al little rough with their toys, handmade toys are less likely to break.  Handmade toys and crafts are designed to last for a long time.

Children would also get a sense of appreciation for handcrafted art.  They can even by inspired by the gifts to pursue their own creativity and artistry. 


Hope you find this useful

Susan

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Hi

Susan back again about handmade gifts

Before I start writing about these, from today I am launching 'Card of the Day' with different themes on different days

This is my first special offer--------so if you want it get it, because there is only ONE


£4 plus £1 postage WORLDWIDE

http://www.susananneluxurycards.co.uk/art-deco-style-wedding-cards-80.html



Handmade gifts are not just for your close friends or families, it could be for co-workers, for children, babies, it is for everybody!  You can try making your own gifts which would make a touching gift for the receiver.  There are also crafts store where you can order custom-made gifts or choose from their selection. 

What are great handmade gifts for different occasions and people?  Here are some ideas/ or suggestions of what would be ideal for different types of people.

• Babies  and Children

  
There are a lot of items you can give to those who are expecting babies.  Personalized clothes, blankets, quilts and crib sheets can be given.  You can also try sewing a simply-designed wall hangings which would be totally great for the nursery.  Another thing that can be added in the nursery would be framed embroidery or a cross-stitched pattern.

Handmade toys and other products for babies and children have an edge compared to products that you can just take out during a shopping spree.  Handmade children items are unique and less likely to have a similar toy or product. Since children, especially toddlers, tend to be al little rough with their toys, handmade toys are less likely to break.  Handmade toys and crafts are designed to last for a long time.


Children would also get a sense of appreciation for handcrafted art.  They can even by inspired by the gifts to pursue their own creativity and artistry.  


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LOOK OUT FOR TOMORROW'S SPCEIAL, THIS ONE WILL BE SOLD

See you soon

Susan


Sunday, 19 July 2015

Finding the suitable handmade and personalized gifts for friends and family

For friends. You should consider their individual personalities, hobbies, and interests. But in general, perfect personalized birthday gift ideas for them might include a personalized picture frame with your best photos on it, a scrapbook that contains all of your fond memories since you have met, or handmade gift that you both love or share


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Bye for Now

Susan

Friday, 17 July 2015

Finding the suitable handmade and personalized gifts for friends and family

Finding the suitable handmade and personalized gifts

  

For cousins. These are the people who will really appreciate no matter what kind of gift you give them on their birthdays because for them, it's really the thought that counts. In personalized stores, you can look for handmade gifts such as mugs, photo albums, key chains, and notebooks that contain something that would remind you both of your childhood days. 

Here are some of my Art Deco style cards-remember there is only ONE of each

Here is the link
http://www.susananneluxurycards.co.uk/art-deco-cards--92.html





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£2.50



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I loved designing these and I hope you like them

Have a nice weekend

Susan

Thursday, 16 July 2015

All of these and many more are in my Beautiful birds section of the website



£4  





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All of these and many more are in my Beautiful birds section of the website

http://www.susananneluxurycards.co.uk


Take a look, the cards are stunning

Susan

Monday, 13 July 2015

A bit more about the various types of hand made gifts

Hi

It's Susan back today-------sorry about yesterday, but my Dad had a fall and life got a bit hectic


A bit more about the various types of hand made gifts

 Homemade bath oils and perfumes.

 These also make the ideal handmade gift if you are into mixing fragrances. To save some money, try buying a large amount of perfume ingredients and create special fragrances, perfume or bath oil for your recipients. You can also purchase individual mini-bottles to put these pampering products in. If you do this, you can calculate and manipulate the amount of you can put in each bottles so you can give it to more people.

A couple of my hand made cards , today it is out of my childrens section





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Talk soon Susan

Saturday, 11 July 2015

SPECIAL OFFER until next Friday night

Hi

Susan and Brian here together for a change

Now, this is a SPECIAL OFFER until next Friday night

All this week, you can buy 5 cards from anywhere on our site for just £10----YES, you read this right------£2 each on average

Believe me my friends , these are special

Have completed some new cards just yesterday and I am going to show you the standard of my work








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Now for my usual crafting tip:



 Handmade or decorated ceramics, glasses, figurines, and cloth items.
If you have an artistic knack, buy a plain set of white ceramic figurines, clear glasses or mugs and decorate them. By using a bottle of ceramic paint, you can decorate or colour by hand the figurine. You can also draw season-inspired themes on clear glasses to make them extraordinary or you can buy a simple set of fabric paint to decorate mugs, shirts, and small cloth items. 



Talk soon

Susan and Brian

Friday, 10 July 2015

A couple of tips for an unusual hand made gift

Hi There

Susan Here

A couple of tips for an unusual hand made gift


Sweets and treats.


 Cookies, chocolate treats, and sweet breads are surefire gift hits. If you can bake these goodies, you can save money compared to buying them. You can even wrap these yourself by using nice jars and boxes, by collecting nice and colourful gift wrappers or by tying them up with used ribbons, and laces. 

How many people think of giving something so simple yet so full of meaning ?




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This one is a real bargain--------------£ 3.75 plus £1 postage



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Have a lovely weekend

Susan

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Custom and handmade stationeries:

Hi

Middle of the week day

I'm putting up some of my cards that fall in the 'Humorous' category

See if you like them




                                            This one is £4 plus £1 postage worldwide





                              This one is cheaper and is £3 plus £1 postage worldwide---t is whats known as                                           a 'rocker' card


We charge the same postage whether you are in London, Australia or Alaska

Bet you dont know many people that do that !!





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2. Custom and handmade stationeries:

Combine unused ordinary envelopes, colourful bond papers, and unique speciality papers and you can create a custom-made stationary perfect for your recipient. You can also use coloured pencils, watercolours, and glitters to decorate your special stationary. You may even put shiny glitters and even put your recipient's favourite scent to it to make sure that he or she will really like it. 



Well, will see you tomorrow for some more ideas and tips

Sleep well

Susan

xx

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Hi

Susan here------hope you are having a great Tuesday


The Perfect Handmade Gifts

Although a certain event is synonymous to “gift-giving,” it doesn’t mean that is has to be an “expensive gift-giving”. For those who are tight on budget but would want to share something to the special people around them, there are many inexpensive but great handmade gifts that would definitely put a smile on your recipient’s lips.

Maximize your creativity

Indeed, the any special season—a birthday, Christmas, Valentine's, anniversary celebration, etc.—rekindles love, resurgence, and hope of people regardless of age, gender, or race. Aside from sharing love to the ones around you, these special events are also the perfect time to be creative and be resourceful.

Since you are on a tight budget, visiting stores on sale or bazaars can definitely help you find inexpensive gifts to give out. You can also create homemade and handmade gifts using inexpensive materials. Here’s a short list of classy yet inexpensive gift items you can give out in any special occasion:


1. Personalized items. These are probably the most popular inexpensive handmade gifts of all times. Personalizing something like a recipe book for those who love cooking, a sketchpad for those who love drawing and sketching, a scrapbook for those who are fond of collecting and immortalizing memories, a notepad or journal for those who are inclined to writing, a photo album for those who love to keep photos, and the list goes on. Personalized items are inexpensive Christmas gifts because all you have to do is look for materials you can recycle. After recycling these items, you can add personal touches to it and give it away as a nice present. 


A couple of cute Teddy Bear cards:




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£4 plus £1 postage worldwide

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Bye until next time

Have a lovely evening


Susan

Sunday, 5 July 2015

When to Make a Handmade Gift





Sorry about the last couple of days, but it's been...........oh you know what I mean

Lets talk about WHEN to give a handmade gift-----this is important




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When to Make a Handmade Gift

Although it is considered logical and practical now to give handmade gifts, there are instances when it is not something that you should be doing. There are instances when it is allowed and there are times when it is considered in bad taste. Here are some of the rules when it comes to making handmade gifts.

1. Make sure that you know the person
Although most people right now are already having money problems, it does not mean that you can just give anything you want and expect them not to talk. Before you give a handmade gift, make sure that they are appropriate for the person that you are giving it to and it is something that they will appreciate. For instance, handmade gifts are often given to people that you know personally. They will be able to appreciate the effort more and handmade gifts are actually considered very personal. This is especially true with gifts that require some effort like a poem or a song. A card is also considered very personal.

2. Make sure that they can appreciate handmade gifts
Face it, not everybody will understand your gift as it is. If they are the kind of person who will scoff at  giving them handmade gifts , this becomes a no-no because you will risk being laughed at. This is especially true with people who have always enjoyed the good life and therefore are used to getting expensive presents. Of course, this is not the same for all people but the lesson here is to choose who you give the handmade gift to.

3. Make sure that they are well-made
There is such a thing as a handmade gift and one that is haphazardly made. If you are making a handmade gift, the least that you can do is make it presentable. If for instance you are making a bracelet, make sure that the knots are cleanly done and the strings are not evident. When giving a card, make sure that everything is clean. There are no dirt. The cuts are straight and not crooked. There are no excess fabrics or threads. There are no paste marks where dirt and dust can adhere to.

4. Give it appropriately
Make sure that the occasion is appropriate and the person you are giving it to is the right one to give the handmade gift to. For instance, making a silk flower out of silk ribbons may be a good gift and fairly easy to do but if you are giving it to a man, umm… that’s a little bit, ok a lot, inappropriate. It is also considered tacky to give handmade gifts to strangers and to people that have a higher position than you. For these people, it is better to just buy one even if they are a bit cheap.

5. Crafts is not the only one you can give

There are a lot of handmade gifts that you can make and give to people. Do not get stuck with just craft and art projects. You can for instance, bake a cake or maybe a brownie. You can also crochet some kind of table runner. These gifts are less personal and therefore more appropriate to people you are not really that close to.


Ok folks

Hope you had a lovely weekend

Talk soon

Susan

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Hi there

The weekend will  soon be here----yea---Crafting time !!



These cards are part of my Parchment section

take a look at them all at

http://www.susananneluxurycards.co.uk



Now comes today's thoughts:


How To Make Handmade Gifts

With how the recession is affecting everybody’s finances, it is considered in taste now to give handmade gifts. There is no longer talk of how cheap you can be when you do this. Now, people who make their own gifts are considered wise and practical especially in the face of such problems. Besides, you can’t just afford it.

Making handmade gifts may be easy for people who are already quite crafty and those that have been doing this for years, but how about with people who have no idea where to start. When you really think about it, it will be such a waste of time and money to even attempt to if you do not know what you are doing. It would actually be better if you just buy a cheap gift and just be done with it.

But if you are really decided to try your hand in handmade gifts and learn the craft, here are some ideas for gifts that will make it easy for you to make. Here are some projects that you can try.

1. Card
This is perhaps the easiest project there is. Anybody can create a card. Even kindergarten kids have done cards in classes and gave them to their parents and friends. What is great about cards is the fact that it can be so simple on the outside and yet be so meaningful. In fact, you don’t even have to draw anything on the card. You can paste something that is memorable to both you and the person you are giving the card to. If it is for a special someone, you can perhaps paste the ticket of the movie that you first watched together or the receipt from your first date. You can also cut pictures from the magazine and then paste it on the card. There are a lot of ways that you can make one without really having to actually make it.

2. Poem
If you are a writer, put your skills to good use. Nothing is as romantic as a poem about a person. Compose a poem and write it down or type it on a sheet of paper. The person you are giving it to will surely appreciate the gesture. After all, not everybody can write and if for you it is something simple, for that person, it’s amazing!

3. Song
If you are a writer and a musician, another way to make a handmade gift is to make a song for the person that you want to give a gift to. You can for instance compose a song that will say what you want to say to them. It does not even have to be a whole song. You can make a jingle or a short verse and put an accompaniment to it. Even something as straightforward as the things that you want to say can become a song with the right lyrics and arrangement.

4. Jewelry

It may seem complicated at first but who says you need to make intricate designs when making handmade gifts? In making jewelry, you can stick to basic designs like for instance with bracelets. All you really need to do is buy some materials like beads and sequins and stones and some elastic. You can then sew them in and then tie a knot at the end.



I have an ebook on jewelry making secrets-----let me know if you would like one


Until tomorrow


Susan

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Reasons For Giving Handmade Gifts

Hi

Sue here again talking about hand made items

I'll just show you a card or two I have made and then pass on my words of wisdom





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Ok, here we go:

Reasons For Giving Handmade Gifts

Handmade gifts may seem tacky when you think about it but they are pretty acceptable especially during these times when the recession is wreaking havoc in our finances. If you still need convincing, here are some of the reasons why you should give handmade gifts.

1. It’s the trend
Believe it or not but it is all the rage right now to give handmade gifts. Blame it to the recession but people are finding that giving handmade gifts is charming, practical and sweet. People now realize that you can give quality gifts without really spending a lot and besides when you look at the thought and the effort of the person to make the gift, it is actually more expensive than anything that they can buy from the store.

2. It’s more thoughtful
When you give a handmade gift, you really put much thought into it as opposed to just going to the store and buying the first thing that you set your eyes into. When making handmade gifts, you will find that people will appreciate more the effort that you have put into making the gift. It is actually considered more special and sweeter to give handmade gifts because they are more well thought of and as people say, it comes from the heart.

3. It’s personalized
Whenever you give a handmade gift, it is perceived to be more personalized. That means that a lot of yourself is put into making the gift. After all, you have not only sweated out in making the gift, you have also dedicated time into it as well as some of your creative juices. This is why it is important to make sure that you only give these kinds of gifts to people you are close to because people might perceive it the wrong way.

4. It’s environment friendly
If you care for the environment and you are part of what is called right now as the green team then making your own handmade gifts will allow you to make something out of trash like used papers and bottles. You can actually recycle them yourself and give them as gifts. Who knows, you might even end up selling them to other people? That will certainly help you in the recession.

5. It’s therapeutic
For some people, working with their hands in art and craft projects is relaxing. Art is actually considered as an effective therapy for people who are depressed or anxious as it allows you to express your feelings without words. You can use this to relax yourself and calm your nerves and at the same time make a handmade gift for someone special. You are basically killing two birds with one stone with this one.


Isnt it hot today?

Kind regards

Susan