Monday 21 July 2014

The Retas!

A huge congratulations to all the RETAS winners! It was a great afternoon of fun and celebrations. Debbie Wigglesworth was there to represent Belly Button Designs with guest Zoe Hiles from Fenwicks, Newcastle. It was also lovely to catch up with the ladies from Paper Salad.

We congratulate Esther Blake of Woodmansterne for winning the prize that Belly Button Designs donated for the RETAS opening competition. Enjoy your prize Esther!
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Harrogate oh! lovely Harrogate

We had the most wonderful time last week in Harrogate at the Home and Gift Show 2014, a very successful week full of sunshine, laughter and general summer fun!

It all started with Giles creating an inspiring show stand for us, light, bright and fresh. The perfect setting for our giftware collection. Rachel, Belly Button Design's Creative Director and Giles take a well earned break from the set-up.

Belly Button Design's newest team member baby Tom loved his first ever trade show!

Kerry and Debbie take a photo opportunity before the show opens!

Our show bundle was a hit and looked amazing on the stand. A fresh, contemporary mix of Belly Button giftware goodies.

Belly Button fine bone china was a firm favourite with our customers, perfect for drinking your morning brew in.

A busy stand from start to finish, it was great to catch up with our lovely customers.

Our luxury Platinum and Paloma foiled gift wrap was displayed on a Garden Trading wooden ladder. This sparked everybody's imagination for new store displays. As did the abundance of fresh green plants that dressed the shelves.

The show had a great summer vibe and we enjoyed walking around the grounds, there was a beautiful rose arbour near to the Majestic Hotel which smelt heavenly.

We drank copious amounts of good strong Yorkshire tea to keep us refreshed in the heat too!

A perfect summer show...we didn't want to come home x

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Sunday 20 July 2014

Giftbag heaven

With bright colours, beautiful patterns and fun illustrations everybody is trying to get their hands on our Marmalade gift bags! Exciting news! Now you can, by visiting our online boutique, you can choose from our afternoon tea, bright balloon, floral tree and blush heart designs.

Our small floral bloom bag (above) is perfect for giving beautiful jewellery in.

Great for the gift of giving these little lovelies will brighten everybody's day. Each gift bag has colour co-ordinating satin ribbon handles and comes with a beautifully illustrated die-cut tag.

Balloon brights (above) is a favourite for yummy chocolates or small pieces of clothing.

The afternoon tea design (above) is great for all your foodie friends, pack in a box of delicious biscuits and some fine tea to make a perfect gift.

Pop over to our online boutique now to pick the ones you want before they all go!

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Wednesday 9 July 2014

Good Luck!

We wish everybody who has been nominated for a RETAS Award the very best of luck for today! Enjoy the day and fingers crossed!

Loving the invites supplied by International Greetings!

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Tuesday 8 July 2014

Ready! Set! Harrogate!

It's time for Harrogate Home and Gift Show.

We are very excited at the studio as we are putting all the finishes touches to our trade stand design for Harrogate Home and Gift Show which starts this Sunday, July 13th.

Pop by and see our fresh and contemporary giftware collection and award-winning card designs.

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Friday 4 July 2014

A limited edition gem!

To celebrate the twentieth year of her company Caroline Gardner has created a limit edition greeting card collection bursting with gemstone hues, bold bands of colour and geometric patterns.

Each card is individually numbered with only 1000 cards in each of the ten designs. Every design has been die-stamp printed onto pure cotton board.

We particularly love the use of colour in this range, from topaz blue, aquamarine to rose and citrine quartz it gives the feel of an intense gemstone palette. Beautifully tissue lined envelopes finish this collection in tints of olive, emerald or plum.

Here at Belly Button Designs we love the whole collection and love Caroline's idea of framing the cards. We think you'll agree these make instant statement pieces.

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