Monday, 8 February 2010

Chinese New Year!

I had an order for a couple of Chinese New Year cards. Not knowing much about these cards I did a little research and found that red and gold were lucky colours, it is the year of the tiger and that there are 2 phrases that could be used depending on whether you speak Manderin or Cantonese. So far so good! Then, after finding out Cantonese was probably better for the final recipients I found about 3 different ways of spelling what I wanted to write! So I chickened out and put happy new year in English! I'm pleased with the final result though. Now to find out whether Wilma likes them too!

So wherever you are, let me wish you all a Happy New Year for next week!

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

New Website

I have finally got round to making some changes to my website after my fab friend Sylvianne suggested using Weebly for designing it etc. It was so simple to add photos and put the text exactly where you would like it! It is still in its infancy and I know I must work on the photos very soon. They were taken as reminders for me - I am awful at remembering what I have made before! Then I will work on adding a shopping cart and pricing.

Could I ask you all a favour please? Could you cast your wonderful crafty eyes over it and tell me what you think? What have I got glaringly wrong (I know I don't have full company details on yet but up to know I don't take orders)? What do you like in the layout? How can I improve it??

Oh! You'll need to know where it is won't you?! Elin's Cards Thank You!