Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Making paper envelopes from left over wrap

Hi everyone! I posted a picture of an envelope I made for some of my jewellery the other day out of some wrapping paper I had left over.  I thought I'd share it with you here with a little 'how to', in case you wanted to make one too. It took me about 3 minutes.

It's really simple but great to use in most situations; writing a letter to a friend, sending a gift in the post or just brightening up your usual envelope.  

Firstly, decide what size you would like the envelope to end up as. I wanted mine to fit a necklace so I placed it on the paper to work out the size;

Just make sure that you leave room for flaps on both sides and at the top.

Cut slits between the side flaps so it's easier and neater when you fold them in.

So, fold the side flaps in and then fold it in half;

I sewed the sides together but you can just glue them if you want.

Add a sticker or some tape to hold the flap down and you're done. Easy peasy.
I sent mine to HM Revenue & Customs. (not really)

Oh and if you want some of the wrapping paper I've used, you can find it here!; www.sarahrayshop.co.uk

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Newsletter - win a bunch of stuff!

Hi everyone, hope you are having an excellent Wednesday.  Wednesday's are always better than Monday's but not as good as Friday's, don't you think? Anyway you might be reading this on a different day, like Saturday and then you'd be well lucky.

Ok, so now we've got the blah out the way we can move on.


DOES anyone want to win a bunch of stuff? I have put together a sweet prize from my shop worth £20 for someone very special - you're all special, but someone extra special, like something from the extra special range from Asda.

All you have to do is fill out this survey I have written to get feedback on my online shops - Don't worry, it'll only take 2 mins https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BC7C2K9 Just follow the link! Don't forget to leave your name and email address at the end of the survey.  The winner will be picked from entries received on or before the 30th June 2014.


Lastly, have you seen my new card designs yet? www.sarahrayshop.co.uk
As usual, free postage to anywhere in the UK.

Bye for now!  - Sarah x
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Thursday, 29 May 2014

A few Pulse London pics

I've been so busy making up orders I forgot to blog about Pulse and upload some pictures...so here are some from the show.  It was great fun! - apart from the meal I had at the services on the way home come to think of it. But I met loads of lovely people! Thanks for visiting!

Friday, 2 May 2014

Random old drawing

Ha ha! Here's one of my old drawings we came across last night. I haven't changed my style much since then by the looks of it, still as random as ever! I don't know what 'there being wales means'!  

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

New card designs fresh off the press!

I'm busy getting ready for Pulse London which is in a couple of weeks, and these just arrived today! Fresh new designs, yay! 


Wednesday, 16 April 2014


I recently completed 5 illustrations to accompany some help points on this CV+Plus website. The website will be launching soon.  

Monday, 14 April 2014

Bloomsbury Publishing

I recently illustrated this book for Bloomsbury. It's a cool book for Dad's who have run out ideas of how to play with their little ones and it's jam packed full of fun ideas! I had fun drawing these! 

You can buy the book at bloomsbury here - http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk

or on Amazon here - http://www.amazon.co.uk/

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