Saturday, 28 January 2012

Crafty Folk Team Weekend Showcase Gallery - Week 4

Crafty Folk team members, this is the perfect opportunity to showcase one of your creations! Both handmade artists and sellers on Etsy, taking part in this team can submit one item from now until January 30th, 9.00am GMT!

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Mini Book Giveaway Update

This time I've got not one but four pieces of artwork which are going to be included in our CraftyFolk Mini Book, its filling up nicely.

The first is this super cute print from ellodesign, based on one of Leanne's fantastic card designs. Please do check out her shop if you have a chance as she really does have a card for every occasion!


  Next is this stunning fabric-inspired piece from Astrids Garden Shop. Hannelore has lots of lovely felt and fabric jewellery in her shop and the colours in this design are great.

 

The third piece of artwork has been kindly donated by Ana of Chanelled Creations. This lovely aceo depicts Regent's Park in London and you'll find much more art in Ana's Etsy shop.



Last but by no means least, we have another lovely fabric-inspired aceo from MoodyCowDesigns. The colours in this piece by Trish are so vibrant and you'll find lots of bright, fun purses and bags in her shop.


Remember, to be in with a chance of winning the completed Mini Book, all you need to do is follow this blog and keep checking back to see how its coming along!

Monday, 23 January 2012

The Crafty Folk BNS Treasury

The Crafty Folk BNS Treasury

The next round of the Crafty Folk BNS (Buy and Stay) treasury is up-and-running :-)  All Etsy Shop Sellers (not just Crafty Folk members) are welcome to participate and I've copied an explanation at the bottom of the treasury (provided byLilysnightgarden).  We have some lovely new shops taking part in this round too :-)



"For anyone new to BNSs, here's a little explanation of how a BNS (Buy and Stay) works...

There are 16 featured shops in a 'round'. Anyone who buys any item from one of the featured shops, gets a spot in the next 'round', hopefully for someone to buy from them. Each 'round' stays open until all the spots for the next round are filled. 

The minimum spend is $4 before shipping. 

In the CraftyFolk BNS, there is also a 'raffle spot' - if you buy in for the next round, you also have a chance of winning a free spot in the round after that. 

To buy in, make your selection from your chosen shop and complete the checkout. You will then need to find your 'transaction link' which shows you have made a purchase. You'll find this in YOUR ACCOUNT - PURCHASES. Click on the item and copy the website address (it will look something like this www.etsy.com/transaction/66800625). You then copy and paste this link into the comment boxes of the treasury and you're done! Someone will be along shortly to add your name to the list for the next round. "

If you're looking for gifts or a treat and find something in the BNS and are featured in the next round it can help with exposure for your shop and increase the chance of getting that first or next sale!  Also, you can stop by just to chat, or to browse or to buy :-)

In this week's BNS there is a range of different designs including, laser engraved coasters, bags, hats, keepsake boxes, artwork, body products, jewellery and supplies! 

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Crafty Folk Team Weekend Showcase Gallery - Week 3

Crafty Folk team members, this is the perfect opportunity to showcase one of your creations! Both handmade artists and sellers on Etsy taking part in this challenge can submit one item from now until January 23rd, 9.00am GMT!

Friday, 20 January 2012

Crafty Folk BNS Treasury

The Crafty Folk BNS Treasury

The Crafty Folk BNS (Buy and Stay) treasury is up-and-running :-)  All Etsy Shop Sellers (not just Crafty Folk members) are welcome to participate and I've copied an explanation at the bottom of the treasury (provided by Lilysnightgarden).  

Treasury of current featured Etsians

"For anyone new to BNSs, here's a little explanation of how a BNS (Buy and Stay) works...

There are 16 featured shops in a 'round'. Anyone who buys any item from one of the featured shops, gets a spot in the next 'round', hopefully for someone to buy from them. Each 'round' stays open until all the spots for the next round are filled. 

The minimum spend is $4 before shipping. 

In the CraftyFolk BNS, there is also a 'raffle spot' - if you buy in for the next round, you also have a chance of winning a free spot in the round after that. 

To buy in, make your selection from your chosen shop and complete the checkout. You will then need to find your 'transaction link' which shows you have made a purchase. You'll find this in YOUR ACCOUNT - PURCHASES. Click on the item and copy the website address (it will look something like this www.etsy.com/transaction/66800625). You then copy and paste this link into the comment boxes of the treasury and you're done! Someone will be along shortly to add your name to the list for the next round. "

If you're looking for gifts or a treat and find something in the BNS and are featured in the next round it can help with exposure for your shop and increase the chance of getting that first or next sale!  Also, you can stop by just to chat, or to browse or to buy :-)

In this week's BNS there is a range of different designs including, handmade cards, bags, hats, keepsake boxes, artwork, body products, jewellery and supplies! 

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

CraftyFolk Mini Book Update

I'm pleased to say I received the third item to be included in our little Mini Book today and its this cute little flower from Alison of Blue Forest Jewellery:


Isn't it lovely? I wouldn't have a clue how to go about making one of these and it will give our little book a page with plenty of texture.

Remember, to be in with a chance of winning the completed book which will be packed full of work from members of the Crafty Folk Etsy team, all you need to do is follow the blog and watch this space to see how it comes together.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Crafty Folk Team Weekend Showcase Gallery - Week 2

Crafty Folk team members, this is the perfect opportunity to showcase one of your creations! Both handmade artists and sellers on Etsy taking part in this challenge can submit one item from now until January 16th 2012, 9.00am GMT!

Monday, 9 January 2012

Treasury Time.....again!

This week has seen even more beautiful team treasuries from LilyLily Handmade, Beadingshaz, MoodyCowDesigns and Miss Bohemia.

A few of my favorite things by Beadingshaz:


CraftyFolk.......Take Flight by LilyLilyHandmade


Happiness is a butterfly....... by MoodyCowDesigns


You add colour to my black and white world by Miss Bohemia


Gorgeous aren't they? Thanks to you all!

The one by MoodyCowDesigns is for our weekly featured seller treasury challenge. Each week one seller is featured. Anyone who would like to take part creates a treasury including one item by the featured seller. Everyone who creates a treasury has the chance of being the featured seller for the following week. This week's featured seller is SimJaTa, creator of fabulous scarves and bags. Its a great way to get featured in lots of treasuries and also a starting point for creating a treasury if you're a bit stuck for ideas!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Crafty Folk Team Sunday Showcase Gallery

Crafty Folk team members, this is the perfect opportunity to showcase one of your creations! Both handmade artists and sellers on Etsy taking part in this challenge can submit one item from now until January 9th 2012, 9.00am GMT!

Mini Book Giveaway Update

The postman brought me the second item to go into the CraftyFolk mini book yesterday and it's this beautiful butterfly ACEO from Janice of Wellydog Gallery:


So we now have two pages filled and its looking great....the winner of the giveaway is in for a real treat. To enter the competition to win the completed book, all you need to do is become a follower of the blog!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Treasury Time

How about these? Two beautiful Etsy treasuries and everyone featured is from the CraftyFolk team.

'Feeling Blue' by Maram Jewellery



'Ain't Nobody Here But.......' by ColourMeFun



Aren't they gorgeous? Thanks to Mairi and Dannie for creating them.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Mini Book Giveaway Update - First Page Completed!

You may have already spotted the mini book giveaway announced a few days ago and we have our first page from Lillys Night Garden:


We have created a little mini book which will be filled with various pieces of artwork. When it is completed, it will be a competion prize - all you need to do is be a follower of the blog to enter.

Watch this space to see the pages as the book fills up!

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year!

Its hard to believe we're now into 2012, who knows where the last 12 months have gone? Its also the start of another new month for the CraftyFolk team and the daily listing club. Those of us without post-New Year's Eve hangovers have been up and about already with some fantastic new listings in their Etsy shops!
Just click on the picture for more information about the item:

1.Lillys Night Garden
2.bluedaisyglass
3.Pixiecorpse
4.ColourMeFun
5.Lynwood Crafts
6.Dottie Designs
7.Diomo Glass
8.ellodesign
9.Greenbea
10.GimmeThatThing
11.Mish73
12.Blue Forest Jewellery
13.Beadingshaz