#SBS Winner

Well, all I can say is OMG! It has been a while since I wrote a blog as I am never too sure what to write. Today I have no excuse as this needs to be shouted from the highest rooftops!

I am stunned because I am one of this week’s #SBS winners!

If you do not know what that is then do please click on this link and have a read.

http://www.theopaphitissbs.com/about

The last couple of days have been unbelievable! Sunday evening I tweeted to @TheoPaphitis and tagged #SBS and thought no more of it as I know he has about 450,000 followers and loads of people tweeting him within the time slot.

Monday evening my phone went from water drips when I receive Twitter activity to more like a running tap!

The first messages I saw were congratulations, I had quite a few tweets to scroll down to find the one that was Theo Paphitis ReTweeting my tweet! I had won! He only RTs 6 people out of all of the small businesses who have tweeted him the evening before.

I am so excited! I have already been chatting to some of the other winners and a couple of my friends won previously – onward and upward – let’s see where this takes me.

Like I said – soooooooo excited!

here is my original tweet

Jul 26:

loving my work – also raising money for with rainbow sales
Rainbow themed charms raising money for MK Pride

Rainbow themed charms raising money for MK Pride

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looking for wedding favours with a diffe

looking for wedding favours with a difference? how about wine glass charms? your guests will want to take them home http://ow.ly/i/aDV1d

Suppliers

Suppliers

Lula Mai Events is grateful to the following suppliers who have generously pledged their services to The Big Day and without whom it simply would not be possible.

Suppliers

Lula Mai Events is grateful to the following suppliers who have generously pledged their services to The Big Day and without whom it simply would not be possible.

Supplier Pledge
Aidan Moore Acoustic Singer
Beautiful Unique 3 Bespoke Bridesmaid Gowns
Becky’s Sweet Carts Sweet Cart
Bella Doodle Children’s Activity Packs
Blue Penguin Communications Creative Writing/Blogging
British Classic Car Hire Vintage Car Hire
Bubble and Chic Thank You Gift Sets
Caked In It Bespoke Wedding Cake
Cakes by Kit

Cariad Bride

Bespoke Cookie Favours

Bridal Gown Supplier

Chantilly Rose Weddings & Events  Full Wedding Planning
Charms by Joanna Flower Brooches
Charlotte Maloney Bridal Hair Stylist Bridal Hair inc Maids and Mother of Bride
Cherish Ceremonies Vow Writing and Ceremony
Christine Moon Photo Booth
Citrus Moon Bridal Flowers
Darren Bedding Full Day Photography
Designed to Sparkle Bridal Jewellery
Escape Artist’s Business Buddy Website set up and management
Fusion Entertainment DJ Services
Glowlovelights Hire of Custom Made Lights
Henry’s of Banbury Menswear Hire
Houses to Homes Wedding Signage
Interlight Band

Isew

Jules MUA

Lemonjelly Child Care

Live Covers Band

Gown Alterations

Make up assistance with Mellow Moments

Child Care

Lula Mai Events Venue Decor and Styling
Mellow Moments Bridal Make up
Military Wives Choir

Nikreations

Choral performance

360 degree photo

Oxbox TV Videography
Purely Platinum

So Storage

Wedding Car Jaguar for Groom

Transportation Hire

Stationery by Sally Invitations, Place Cards and Save the Date
Wedding Wishes Oxford Wedding Wish Tree, Tags and Keepsake book
We Three Kings Bespoke Wedding Bands
Witney Lakes Resort Ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception

HOLIDAY

I will be on holiday from Monday 9th March.

I am off to the lovely North Devon coast along with mum and my lovely, 15yr old dog. We are leaving dad to look after their cats and my hubby says he is going to do some decorating! We shall see!

I will be available if anyone would like to ask any questions and we are both taking craft items with us to fulfill some orders. Call it a busman’s holiday LOL. My shops will be in Holiday Mode and my website will have a message displayed on there.

Talking of Holidays – we will be back from North Devon on Saturday 21st March, in time for an amazing wedding fair at The Holiday Inn, Saxongate, Milton Keynes.

All brides/grooms etc are welcome to come along and meet some fabulous suppliers. There will be goody bags for those of you who get there before they run out .

Ta Ta for now

Joanna

Ten things you shouldn’t say when pricing handmade items

A fellow member of the Professional Crafters Guild shared this blog with us so thought I would pass it on to my own followers as well – this is a good read for anyone thinking of making their own products but do not think they are “worth charging full price”.

Ten things you shouldn’t say when pricing handmade items.

Christmas

Well, Movember finishes today, these charms will be available throughout the year with 50p still going to support changing the face of men’s health.

Shall we move on to Christmas?

Have you put your Christmas tree up yet? Mum used to wait until the Sunday before and take it down the Sunday after.

I live in a tiny 1 bed flat with a hubby and dog. They take up a little bit of space, however, my craft items take up almost every available spot except for walk space so we only have a teeny weeny tree LOL.

I have been making tree decorations for a few weeks now, there are plenty of choices from the charms, bead types/colours and even ribbon/cord colour. To help those of you who are in the same boat as me I have also created so diddy charms that are only around 10cm (4″) long, perfect for a diddy tree.

Please be a responsible parent/grandparent. As with all small items, please do not give them to small children or allow small children to play with them, many of the beads I use are glass so are more than just a choking hazard, they could also cause internal damage if swallowed.

There is also still time to order hand decorated boxes, my last ordering date for them is 15th December to give me enough time to make sure they are dry before posting.

Last posting date for items ready made is 18th December

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Black Friday

What does Black Friday mean to you?

To the Americans, it is 4 days of buying mayhem where families can buy Christmas presents and grab some bargains.

It has also been taken up by the UK by many companies so, not wanting to be excluded, why not grab a bargain from me too!

Use the code SUPER and get 25% discount for the next 4 days

http://www.Etsy.com/shop/charmsbyjoanna

http://www.supermumscraftfair.co.uk/stalls-charms-by-joanna

The Supermums website has many other sellers joining in, use the same code and get a variety of discounts from them too – follow this link to see who else is involved

http://supermumscraftfair.co.uk/discount-event/

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