Sunday 26 October 2014

Take time for a tea break!

New in to our Belly Button china featuring best selling iconic designs from the award winning Platinum collection. Finished with gold and silver metallics these fine bone china mugs make the perfect gift this Christmas - less than 9 weeks to shop…click here

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Thursday 16 October 2014

A Highland Fling at Millinery!

You may be wondering what all the tartan and highland inspired theme has been about at this year's Henries Awards - to celebrate the 2014 Commonwealth Games being held in Glasgow Scotland!

We were also creatively inspired with tartan, highland thistles and plumes in the studio and put are millinery skills to the test to produce a Scottish inspired head dress for Jakki Brown at Progressive greetings!

The materials…


Highland Head Dress

We bought our feathers from a local crafty favourite, Fred Aldous! We fixed everything to a tiara base with strong glue and decorated with jewels, ribbon, tartan and flora to create a head dress appropriate for a fabulous fun evening!

Highland Head Dress worn by Katie

Modelled above by Katie and worn on the night by the lovely Jakki Brown.

Jakki Brown

Jakki Brown and Rachel Hare

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Monday 13 October 2014

Our Award Winning Night at the Henries

We had such a great time at the Henries last Thursday night and Belly Button Designs are delighted to announce that our Paloma Collection won Best Christmas Box or Pack. A limited edition collection of classically foil embossed Paloma Christmas cards. 50p will be donated from the sale of each pack of cards to the Light Fund Charity.

The Henries are the ultimate accolades in greeting card publishing! Here’s some pics of the night leading up to the award…

We had great fun tweeting with @PGLiveLondon through the night on the whereabouts of this highland hat!

"Where's the hat?"..."There's the hat!" 

Well done and congratulations to all the winners at the Henries Awards. What a wonderful night!

Exciting times are ahead with new additions to our collections so keep a look out in November!

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Wednesday 8 October 2014


We are getting our party dresses ready and dusting off our dinner suits ready for the Henries awards, we’re so excited that our Platinum Gift wrappings Collection and Paloma Christmas packs have each been nominated for an award! We can’t wait for a fun evening.

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Friday 3 October 2014

Anti Copying In Design

A great turning point this week for the design industry as a whole as parliament put a new law in force (October 1) making it a criminal offence to intentionally infringe a registered design – and a company’s individual board directors will also be held accountable. To read the article in full click here.

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Wednesday 1 October 2014

The power of a handwritten message

After the success and positivity of #ThinkingOfYou week we are excited to have found this charming little film about sending and receiving cards and letters by Betty Etiquette. Full credit to Rebecca Cahill Roots at Betty Etiquette  this is marvellous!

If you’re inspired to send, take a look @

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