Saturday, 26 September 2009

It's Flower Prize Time

Would you like to win this?

This week I am sponsoring the Allsorts Challenge. To find out how you can win hop on over there.

I am also offering Allsorts readers 10% off purchases in my shop until the end of October. To take advantage of this just quote allsorts in the discount code box at checkout.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Colour Mixes

New to the shop are colour mixes. Ranging from very pale, to bright, to muted right through to dark these ranges are mixed to give you variety in your card making and scrapbooking.
The links to each product are not working but if you click on this link to get to the shop and then click on the colour mixes category when you get there all these new mixes can be accessed from there.
White Mix (all same colour)

Brown/Orange Autumn Mix (bad photo sorry)

Pink Mix

Blue Mix

Yellow/Orange Mix

Monday, 14 September 2009

Officially Open

At last I can turn the sign around to OPEN.

The Craft Garden is now open for business.

I have been filling the online shelves today with the new stuff I received at the end of last week and by the end of the week I hope to have all my stock in place. Then it will be adios to Ebay. They served a purpose but now I am ready to stand on my own.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Working On It

A quick update - I am almost there with the initial set up of the shop. I have had to go with instead of .com. The full address is and I hope to have the shop full of products in the next week.

My order from across the atlantic is on it's way right now so *fingers crossed* there will be lots of yummy new CHA flowers in stock by this time next week.

I will be working on the shop as often as I can - well until my eyes go blurry from too much internet use - to bring everything I have into stock.

My Ebay shop will still be up and running for a while albeit with a limited stock after the new shop opens.

Friday, 4 September 2009

A Change Of Plan

I really am pretty stupid. I set up the new website and paid for the domain name and everything and was going to get to work setting up the shop next week when the kids go back to school. Idiot that I am didn't think for one minute to see if I could actually set up a shop on the pretty damed expensive website provider I used. Offering a paypal shopping cart as part of the package I assumed that it would be perfect - unfortunately not because that is the only option and it won't even cater for international customers or give me a counter for the products left or any of the usual simple things you would expect from an online shop.

As a result of my findings I have decided to try and find another website provider for the shop. I will still try and open next week but the shop you may (or may not) have bookmarked will not be the correct one. I have owned for some while so I will probably use that instead of .com and write off the .com address to experience. Domain transfers are possible I suppose and I will look into that too.

I am also having a few shipping problems with Prima too. As of this morning they haven't charged the order of the latest stock they have ready for me despite that fact that it has been ready in their warehouse for 2 weeks. I suppose they are busy.

Anyway just keeping my customers up to speed with developments and in the meantime the ebay shop is operating as normal.