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Friday, 4 May 2012

Now is the month of Maying . . .

Fa-la la-la-la . . .

If you're about to go a-skipping round a May-pole this Bank Holiday weekend in England, you'd better wear your wellies! I won't go on about it, but if you live here in the UK you will already know that it's been the wettest April on record, May has so far been a deluge and night frosts are forecast for the holiday weekend! Never mind, eh?

So, I thought I'd do something to cheer you all up . . . in fact it was a case of "necessity being the mother of invention"! I'd received a trade order for a selection of my cards, including the 'Magical Hares' cards but supplied as single, individually packaged cards. But then, my laser printer which I use to print my cards, decided that it didn't like printing black onto the parchment card stock (what!!!!). I was rapidly wasting precious card blanks and getting very stressed! the stupid machine was printing the red 'Birds' wedding' and brown 'March hares beautifully, but the black was rubbish.

Then I had a brain wave, I'd discontinue the black version of the Hare designs (and apologise to my new customer) and introduce new colour versions . . . and here they are . . .


The colour choice was inspired by my collection of vintage embroidered linens and book jackets.

olive

fuchsia

tangerine

teal


You can buy single cards or a pack of each of the four designs . . . and there's another reason to smile . . . yes!!! FREE SHIPPING to UK mainland addresses on ALL purchases from Magic Cochin's Emporium.

I'll keep the price of cards the same until 12th June 2012, then I'll review things. I might increase the prices a little, but shipping to the UK mainland will still be included in the price of each item  . . . no add-ons (except for an overseas shipping sur-charge).


I hope you all have a lovely May Holiday . . . forget about the weather forecast, in my experience the weather reports always err on the gloomy side and it actually turns out to be not bad at all.

Celia
x

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21 comments:

  1. Ah, good thinking and they look fabulous too, I really like the Olize colour x

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  2. Hello The Pea Pod - the Olive Boxing Hares have also been faved on Etsy already ... which just go to show ... something :-)

    Thank you for dropping into PPPs and your nice comment.

    Celia
    x

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  3. Reminds me of the saying "when life throws you lemons, make lemonade", they're lovely and so cheery in their different colours.

    As for the weather - I'm sure that being Britich we'll make the most of the weekend, whatever it throws at us!

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  4. Thank you Su... I'm sure that we will!
    Celia
    x

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  5. Very pretty!

    I'm also excited about the prospect of May! I can't believe it is here!

    Have a good weekend!

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  6. Thank you Martin & Amy
    It's good to be positive! I'm hoping to get the beans sown this weekend.

    Celia
    x

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  7. It's raining here, too, but we're happy to see it after the driest April on record. Love the new colors. Your printer was trying to tell you something!

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  8. the colours are lovely, great after all the grey dampness. after the wettest April our fish man with a van who is Always right about the weather has promised me the coldest ever May. roll on June is all I can say.....

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  9. Hi Terry - I think you're right!

    Hi driftwood - when we had days of fog in March my mum said "Fog in March, frosts in May" ... looks like there's some truth in old country sayings!

    Celia
    x

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  10. Very lovely! It's quite damp here, as well.

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  11. They are lovely cards.
    Happy May weekend
    xxx

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  12. Hi Petoskystone - mmm 'damp' was an understatement yesterday when the main street through our village was under flood water!

    Thank you Lyn
    We have had the sort of rain which is more usual in NW England - in East Anglia we'd forgotten about puddles and mud!

    Celia
    x

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  13. Celia, once again you have shown your flexible attitude, and found a wonderful way to hop or leap (as a hare, perhaps) over a minor tech setback.

    The colors that you've chosen for the cards are very appealing. Who needs black when spring calls?

    xo

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  14. Olive and Teal for me. I love the bright colours! Must be so frustrating when the printer goes on the blink. It drives me crazy and then I get obsessed and don't get on with work! Enjoy the weekend!!

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  15. You did cheer me - was the customer happy with the colours rather than black - love that you used the books for inspiration.

    PS: You've got to talk nicely to printer (never call stupid!)

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  16. Inspired! they look marvellous.

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  17. So far its been a dry weekend here in Norfolk :-)

    Love the colour cards... x x

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  18. These cards are gorgeous! Good thinking about the colours - and I love the little book collection!

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  19. Hi Celia, I love the new colours, they look really good.Happy weekend, it's not raining here!

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  20. Hi Frances - I should've thought of this solution before now!!!

    Hi Dom - we went walking in Lincolnshire yesterday - isn't it lovely?!

    Hi Jennifer - new customer very pleased... in fact much more suited to her shop than the black ones :-)

    Toffeeapple :-) thank you!

    Hi Sally... see! ignore the forecasts. There has been rain but enough gaps to have fun in :-)

    Hi Crafty Nellie and welcome to PPPs - a few books from a very very large collection!

    Hi Anna - yes not at all bad is it (but a tad chilly!) and lovely when the sun shines.

    Thank you for all the positive comments about the new colours.

    Celia
    x

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  21. I love the colours! Especially for spring. As always your artwork is so much fun!

    I haven't been to your blog in far too long, its great to catch up on your creativity!

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