Saturday 12 September 2015

Halloween has begun early...

I've had a lovely time this week creating orders and also finding some time to make some new crafty items. Of course being pagan I love Halloween, so its been very fun making a door hanger/sign and also some new Halloween stickers.
For the first time in a couple of years (years!!!) I am going to enter the sign/hanger into a challenge or two! 

Entering into Tuesday Throwdown anything goes, Not Just Cards anything goes, and of course Mo's Challenge of anything goes using a mo image.
When i saw the fabulous Mo image of this fortune teller I couldn't wait to get her coloured up! I knew she would make a great 'fortunes told' sign. The papers I've used are some old basic grey eerie's. I added a lace bow and some buttons from my stash as well as some crystal accents in the corners. All the card edges are given a distressed look.
I've also added the hanger to my etsy shop to purchase here as a one off piece.

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Monday 31 August 2015

Last days of Summer

It's been a wonderful Summer holiday with the kids-even though its always lovely when they go back too! And of course it's gone super quick. We've had some lovely time away and caught up with family and friends and generally had a lovely time.

Within all this me and Ian have also been running the shop and making orders etc. It's very difficult to juggle the two in the holidays. I know most people have childcare issues in the summer in one way or another but being self-employed with an at home business is certainly tricky in the holidays. But we managed it! And we've had some wonderful times.

Of course though I am so happy to be back into the studio properly now the kids are back and making some new designs. We have had a Summer Sale going on with 20% off all orders with code SUMMER2015 which will run till tomorrow as its Labor Day in the US. Here is a little preview of a Halloween hanger/sign I'm making right now-this plus another witchy one will be up in our shop this week.

Plus I'll be adding some new Halloween stickers soon and some pagan invites will be coming soon too. Speaking of Halloween I almost forgot to show you my new ink on my wrist/forearm....
Thanks so much for reading and I do love it when you manage to comment to say hi. Have an awesome Monday!

Monday 6 July 2015

Following the Yellow Brick Road

It's been a while again....but 2015 has got off to a great start in the Craftypagan household. We've had some fun family trips including a short break over Easter at Blackpool which of course the kids absolutely loved!

This year has also been a time of reflection, especially spiritually. Before having the kids my spirituality was such a big part of my life, I even met Ian through a pagan website. But, time disappears when you're raising kids and especially since my back worsened with two pregnancies. The kids though, whilst still young-Isis has only just turned 3-are able to play themselves a bit-they're not so dependent and with that little bit of personal freedom comes some extra time.

I've been able to get back into reading a bit. Goddess worship and devotion was a big part of my path and I'm rediscovering myself and my path. I've just picked up Lisa Lister's book 'Code Red' and its fabulous!

I've been working on adding some new designs to the shop and as a huge huge fan of the Wizard of Oz I wanted to get some more Oz items created. And so I made these cute Wizard of Oz invitations.
Click your heels..
and these Wizard of Oz Quote tags.
These are so fun for parties and weddings.
I've been thinking about getting a Wizard of Oz tattoo-I've been pinning some super cool ink on one of my Pinterest boards-you can have a peek Here.

So I'm going to be adding some different content on here and I realise lots of my original followers came because of my cardmaking etc so I hope you'll still continue to follow me but hey if not I understand. I plan on adding some pagan/spiritual posts, still be adding my etsy makes but adding etsy business posts, some wedding inspiration stuff, bit more about my life in general, maybe some fashion posts too.

This past week or so Summer has finally arrived in the UK. Isis hasn't been well recently which we think may have been down to her heart so she has been at home rather than nursery. This little pic was of her chilling in the paddling pool last week.

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