Etsy Christmas In July Cross Promotion With The Australian Wandarrah Team

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

Happy Christmas in July everyone! I’m Kelly of Colourscape Studios, and 2nd in charge over on Australia and New Zealand’s largest Etsy team, the Australian Wandarrah team. We’re back for another year joining forces with the Christmas in July team to share some of the fantastic makers and sellers we have on our team, while also featuring some of the CIJ teams best over on our blog too!
Firstly, I’d love to introduce to you our team captain Cat, of www.etsy.com/shop/musthavebeenthecat. Cat creates the cutest cat themed heat packs, therapy heat bags (larger in size and weighted for those with sensory issues) and softies,  as well as the occasional dog or fox thrown in for good measure. Her designs are made from high quality fabrics and being the proud owner of one of the cat shaped heat bags for the past 3 years myself, I can tell you they last much better than any commercially purchased heat pack! Cat is offering 20% all her products from July 1st to 10th.
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Lizzy of www.etsy.com/shop/lizzysbibsandbobs has joined in our crossover promotion for the last couple of years and is back with us this year offering 20% off all purchases over $10. Lizzy curates a fantastic collection of vintage goodies, ranging from Christmas decorations to jewellery, home decor to sewing and craft supplies and lots of things in between. Make sure you visit her shop as she currently has over 250 items available!
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Clara of www.etsy.com/shop/elliotsplayground is offering 25% off her pattern designs! Her Swallow pattern as shown below is an amazing piece of work and can be adapted in so many different ways… your imagination would be the only thing stopping you! My personal favourite has to be the axolotl, his little grin is too cute!
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Maryann of www.etsy.com/shop/gojjell creates modern and stylish jewellery pieces including necklaces, earrings, brooches, rings and accessories as well as some gorgeous art pieces and is offering 15% off storewide for the sale dates. She also makes a small range of mens jewellery items, which are well designed and perfect to gift for birthdays or Christmas.
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Dom and Lana of www.etsy.com/shop/kirrakai create fun and modern felt ball garlands and accessories for your home using ethically sourced pure wool felt balls and shapes and I’m personally quite the fan of their work, owning two garlands of my own (one in my daughter’s room, and one in my office!) Their garlands are a great idea for reusable Christmas or birthday decorations, to add a pop of colour to a small space or even just as something to make you smile as you enter your home at the end of the day! They are offering 20% to 30% off a large range of items in their store, so make sure you get across and check them out!
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Lucky last in my feature today would be me! My shop is www.etsy.com/shop/colourscapestudios and I’m going to be offering 10% off all orders over $20 for the duration of this years event dates. My shop includes a small range of typography prints, art prints, gift tags, handmade greeting cards, confetti/table scatters, cupcake/cake toppers and a whole heap more, so make sure you pop across and visit
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From all of us at the Australian Wandarrah team we wish you a very happy Christmas In July and look forward to shopping the sales too!
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Items Of The Week: Birds

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Posted by Mairi from mairidesign

My love is like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in june;
My love is like the melody
That’s sweetly played in tune:

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in love am I:
And I will love thee still, my dear,
Till all the seas run dry.

By Robert Burns, 1794

We each hold a favourite colour of rose and we may also attach some sentimental meaning to particular colours, but ultimately, the rose is seen as a timeless symbol of love.

The team have selected their rose flower items to share with you today, enjoy!

Judy Merashoff from JAMsCraftCloset says:

 

This hand-painted, heart-shaped glass serving tray would make the perfect gift, especially with the pink roses, which symbolize gratitude, grace, admiration, and joy. Share the LOVE…

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Hand Painted Pink Roses Platter

Sandra Darlene from SDDigitalDesign says:

 

Roses are my favorite flowers. They are beautiful and elegant and are an effective way to communicate without having to say a word. Roses send a clear message of love and whisper what words cannot say. They speak volumes in their own language.

I designed this floral print for those times we need to express ourselves but aren’t exactly sure what to say. Who will you share a rose with today?

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Printable Wall Art

Cristal Hughes from DesignsbyCristal says:

 

Roses are one of my favorite flowers. I had red roses in my wedding bouquet and white roses were given to me the day before my wedding by my now husband. I still get my favorite red ones here and there during the year.
I love them so much that they are used in my aroma therapy machine. It smells so good in my home!!

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Pink Rose Martingale Dog Collar

Lizzy and Boo from LizzysBibsandBobs says:

 

Roses mean a lot to me because they remind me of my Dear Sweet Mother – both the sight and smell of them will always evoke fond memories of her. She spent many happy hours in her garden tending to her Roses and there was always a vase full of these beautiful flowers sitting on her sideboard or dining table! I love this beautiful gold Rose pin and I know my mother would have too…

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Long Stem Gold Rose Brooch

Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says:

 

Pink Rose Stud Earrings – Pink roses are my favorite! Light Pink roses represent gentleness and admiration.

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Pink Rose Earrings

Elisabeth Perez from LizPOriginals says:

 

For Kids who suffer from Cystic Fibrosis — the kids cannot pronounce it and call is 65 roses–this charm is to support that cause.

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65 Roses cystic fibrosis key chain

As the rose is seen as a timeless symbol of love, I wanted to design something that not only symbolized love but also a showed off of a few of the things I love. My favorite color is blue and my favorite bead to work with resembles a satin bead.

These elegant dangle earrings are perfect for that lady who likes simple but classy accessories. They are light-weight and so easy to wear for a long period of time. A perfect gift idea! She’ll love them! You have to see them to appreciate them.

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Elegant Rose Stud Blue Silver Dangle Earrings

 

 

 

For The Pet Lover

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

Pets come in all shapes and sizes. You may have a pet that is furry, scaly, a mammal or a rodent and so much more!
Those of us who are pet lovers tend to go wild for items that are all about our type of pet (think mug with a dog on it) or those items we can use for our pets (think pet mat).

We want to know what you have in your shop that pet lovers would want?

Marjorie from mscenna says I love cats and have a collection of cat themed items. Although I no longer have them as pets, I still enjoy them and love cat inspired trinkets. This repurposed jewelry ornament would be a fun gift for a cat lover!

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Black cat ornament

Lizzy from LizzysBibsandBobs said I guess it would not come as a surprise to anyone that I am a Cat Lover! I am also a great lover of glass – in particular Fenton Glass Animals, of which I have a small collection of 20 or so pieces. So a Fenton Glass Cat is the perfect gift for someone like me or someone who just loves Cats. This beautiful white opalescent Calender Cat is a fabulous gift for those Pet Lovers born in May!

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Fenton glass calendar cat

Arlene from ThisandThatCrafter states I love all animals and when I found this cut Cat and Dog fabric I thought it would be great for the pet lover / book reader as my newest in my new line of bookmarks.

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Cat and dog bookmark

Cindy Humphrey from Cynhumphrey says I personally am a dog person (allergic to cats) but I have a classy cat key ring that a lady cat lover could easily fall in love with! Not only is it cute, it also has a lot of sass! The jeweled body glistens in the sun AND moves separately from the head too. This cat just reminds me of spunk and so do a lot of ladies I know! It’s definitely an attention grabber and a fun accessory to own. You may even consider it a feline version of Betty Boop!

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Ilda from lililapt said I love rabbits. They are the Easter symbol. I embroidered rabbits in baby crosstitch diapers. They are lovely!

Cross stitched baby burp cloth

Marta from GottliebTextiles states this is an interior piece for a true cat person. The cat embroideries are made with acrylic thread which is then brushed with a stiff wire brush to create a textured effect. Therefore the embroideries have a lovely soft feeling, just as the cats should be.

Cat cushion cover

Elisabeth from LizPOriginals says I love cats and having a little bling on my journals and as a zip pull on my bags is such a great way to show that.

French cat zipper pulls

Przemila from CanisArtStudio said I’m a great animal lover. My whole shop is for pet lovers. I paint custom pet portraits from photos and especially dogs, cats, and horses. My favorite techniques are an oil painting on canvas and pastel drawings. I also make pencil drawings. The ordered portrait of your favorite pet will be framed in an elegant wooden frame. You can choose any image dimensions and the color of the frame. This is a wonderful gift idea for any occasion and a memory that will never lose its value. In my shop, you can also find painted clocks, wooden boxes and other items decorated with the image of your favorite pet.

Custom dog portrait

Heather from MooseintheMint states this sign is ideal for a cat lover (I also have a dog version) – the first design said ‘Crazy Cat Lady’, but some people didn’t think that was appropriate, so this is version 2! [other people just thought it funny!]

Crazy about cats sign

Cristal from DesignsbyCristal says for some women having something leopard print is a must have item whether it be in clothing or accessories. So, my thought for this design was if you’re a dog lover who loves leopard prints then why not accessorize your pet in it as well.

Leopard print dog collar and leash

Marta from ArtByMartaGotliba said I was very surprised that many people get attracted to this little birdie consider them as their pet. But hey, it doesn’t always have to be a cat or a dog, why can’t it be a robin? Most important is that the pet gives you a ton of positive emotions.

Robin fine art drawing

Mairi from mairidesign states ever since I did an oil pastel study of a stuffed owl in school, I’ve been fascinated by their soft plumage. Over time, I learned to design in a basic stylized manner and liked to simplify the bird’s forms and made these stained glass brooches especially for fellow owl lovers. I may not have my own owl pet as yet, but I can visit them in their huge cages in Wallenstein Palace Gardens, Prague, whenever I like.

Glass owl brooch

Items Of The Week: Bright Sunny Day

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Items Of The Week: Intriguing Patterns

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Items Of The Week: October Finds

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium