Saturday, 30 August 2008

Christmas in August !!

this was one of the things that made me decide to give beading a go

I couldn't wait to get started on this cute beaded snowflake

and I'm quite pleased with the result

am going to make some 'girly ' ones as well in pink and silver

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Famous at last !!

we had our card printed in a magazine

thought you might like to see the article

don't know if you can read it as the writings so small

Monday, 25 August 2008

Bank holiday Monday

Well we went off to the big bank holiday market in Brighton with our friends .Last time we went which was a while ago they had a big stall selling bits and pieces to make cards , typically it wasn't there this time and that was one of the main reasons we went.
It rained most of the day but never mind we're used to it now with this lovely summer we've been having lol
We went out for lunch which was nice and relaxing as we didn't take the children with us so it was just us four adults which was very civilised.

Sunday, 24 August 2008

A card for the visually impaired

I was asked to make a card for my friends neice who has recently lost her sight

It took me a while to come up with the idea but once I started things sort of fell into place

the card is slightly embossed and I have used different textures

the pink gems at the bottom make up the name Lucy in braille

We have had this card published in 2 different magazines.

It worries me

how good my husband is at female cards lol

he made this for a lady at work for her daughter

she was thrilled to bits with it

when you've finished with the card you can keep the mobile phone charm which comes attached to remember your special day

this is soooooooooooooooooooo cute

a card to celebrate the new baby and a cute little pair of baby feet earrings for the new Mum

this combines our jewellery range with our cards

don't know if you can see that well but the earrings are little red shoes

After working in a playgroup for 10 years and having worked with young children since leaving college many moons ago I got to a stage in my life where I needed to do something different.
I started making cards in the April and in July noticed a part time job at hobbycraft.
I applied and was lucky enough to get it and I absolutely love it !!
I made these earrings to wear to work however most of the people there just think I'm sad lol

this is one of my favourites at the moment

I made this for a friend for her Mum

A bit about myself

Right I've got a little bit of spare time a very unusual occurance in this household so I thought I'd share a little bit about myself.

I have two teenage children and up until very recently have always worked with children ( since leaving college many moons ago )

However as my children started to get more independant and didn't need me as much I realised that falling asleep in front of the television every afternoon probably wasn't the way to go so decided to get a hobby.

I ordered a few bits and pieces to make cards and gave it a go. I loved it !! A few days later hubby was looking at what I was doing and thought he'd give it a go. He loved it too lol

we sat most nights making cards until we realised that we were actually making more cards than we had people to give them too and from then on sunrisecards was born

we started off selling on tazbar ( a new online auction site ) and were thrilled when someone actually bought one of our cards and then later came back for more !!

we then progressed to e.bay and although we do sell some on there now we have built up a good customer base who keep coming back again and again.

We pride ourselves on providing good quality handmade cards which can be personalised and tailor made to suit our customers requirements at reasonable prices.

we have now added jewellery and gifts to our range which will make great christmas presents , anniversary presents etc
I love building up a relationship with my customers and regard lots of them as friends now.
On our guestbook we have lots of comments about the great communication which really pleases me as its very important to us .

Saturday, 23 August 2008

we've been making handmade cards for about 18 months now and love it !!

we have recently started making jewellery and gifts as well

heres some bookmarks I made today

we're hoping to sell these for £3.99 plus postage and can custom make them according to peoples individual requirements.

what do you think


Well this is my first time 'blogging ' and haven't got a clue what I'm doing so am just going to have a play around and see what happens