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Sunday, 20 November 2011

Belle Beau

Hi all,

Sorry it has been a while since I have popped by. Firstly, I have been poorly, and only managing to do the bare minimum around the house and work, and secondly, I am pretty busy with orders for the next few weeks.  Needless to say, my blogging has slipped somewhat!

I wanted to share with your a couple of things today .... A very good friend of mine has a new company 'Belle Beau', and also I wanted to share a little about the web platform she is using for it compared with my own.

The website is belle beau and is owned by Kelly Harmer.  Kelly and I went to school together, and she was always brilliant at art and being creative.  She has recently had a little girl, so how she has managed to set up her business along with having a baby I don't know ... ( I suspect she has a little super girl in there somewhere!!)  but she has finally found an outlet for all her creativity.  Sound familiar? .... There are so many for whom their job does just not fulfil that inner need to make a mess with glue and glitter!

Kelly makes picture frames filled with paper art.  For any occasion, and so easy for her to change with the tides of fashion.  I love the butterfly designs that she has done.  As you all know, I have been using a lot of butterflies over the last few months!

If you have a spare moment, please take a look.  Her designs are CAS and really inspirational ... I know for me, I have had a million ideas on different cards I could make!  She also is on facebook, so if you feel like following the goings on of Belle beau, here is the link.

Belle beau's website is hosted by a company called moonfruit, and I must say, I am really impressed with it.  As some of you may know, I have not been happy with my website for a while.  I find that it is not sleek enough, and I haven't found a way to link in my blog and facebook site easily. Not so long ago half my day was spent online updating the site, blog, facebook and folksy.  And well, it was too much, with little return.  What I like about moonfruit is that is enables, as far as I can see, to allow you to blog and have a website in the same place.  BRILLIANT!! It allows you to publish your shop with paypal easily, and it also does all the hard work in making it readable from all sorts of places whether its chrome or mozilla.  This for me has been one of the hardest parts of using my website, is that it just doesn't look right in all forms of medium.

So for me, I will definitely be looking more closely at websites and blogs that I like, and seeing who they are using ........  Change is a coming!  In the meantime, over the Christmas break I will be working on my website- I have been meaning too for the last few months, and trying to tie things in a little.  

How have you all got on with your blogging platforms and with your website builders? I would love to hear your thoughts.

Well, I'd better dash, I have four cards to make today, and time is a ticking!!

Thanks for stopping by ....

See you soon

Shelly X


  1. I'll have to pop over to have a lok at you friend's stuff. I love your new banner, by the way! Very festive!!! Do you make your own banners? And, if so, what software do you use?

  2. Thanks Carly ... It was a batch of cards that I was really happy with, and they photographed really well, so I thought i'd have a change. I do my own banners, although, I only crop them in the windows that my laptop has and then just insert the image. :) There may be an easier/ better way, but that's how I do it!

    I liked your little trees you made- I haven't been that organised yet, but I might have a go nearer the time and make myself one :)

    Shelly X


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