The past is a foreign country – collage ?>

The past is a foreign country – collage

I’ve been playing around with collages for a while, but without producing anything I really love. But I’m really pleased with this effort – not exactly a masterpiece but some nice little touches. The background I took from a very old paperback copy of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca which was falling to bits plus some scrapbooking papers. The paper flowers are also from scrapbooking papers. I don’t have a die cutter so used this tutorial from YouTube. The caption was…

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My first infographic! ?>

My first infographic!

I just created my first infographic and I’m so pleased I wanted to add it here as well as on the main Paprika Marketing website…….. Courtesy of: Paprika Marketing    

Paprika Marketing is born ?>

Paprika Marketing is born

It’s been an exciting summer planning my new venture and this week I’ve just launched Paprika Marketing – a new marketing consultancy offering hot and tasty online marketing for small businesses. Having decided that going back to full time employment wasn’t for me, the next step was to decide what type of new business I wanted. I looked at what I’d enjoyed most while running The Wedding Crafter and the answer was easy – the marketing. And with my technical…

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Lady of Leisure ?>

Lady of Leisure

What a frantic first 4 months of 2011! Having decided in late 2010 that it was time to sell the business and move on to new challenges, I was thrilled to find a buyer just before Christmas. However, if you think selling a house is fraught, selling a business has even more pitfalls. Finally, after one false start and a VERY busy time keeping things going through the peak period, everything was completed at the end of April and I’m now a lady…

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Looking forward to a Christmas Break ?>

Looking forward to a Christmas Break

For any small business owner, holidays can be a real issue. The one time of year when it is generally acceptable to close is Christmas so for the last few years I have made sure I take a proper break. December is usually very quiet at The Wedding Crafter so a good time to catch up on all those little housekeeping tasks and have a week off before the January rush. This year, however, December is really busy, so it’s…

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