Friday, 22 April 2011

Yesterday! What a nightmare.

Well I got up yesterday all ready for work, raring to go and in the mood to make some serious progress. I made my cup of tea and went to the office, sat in front of the computer ready to answer my messages and check my new orders. Thats where it all came crashing down, the ruddy thing had died. I was presented with a black screen, the power was there but I couldn't see a damn thing.
Ok not one to be beaten I turned it off and decided to make some guest books, I had make 5 when I realised that I couldn't actually finish them becuase I needed to print off the personalisation panels.... ARGHHHHH.
The whole day was a nightmare of trying to make progress and trying to get the machine to work.
By 6pm I had well and truly had enough so it was off to buy a new laptop and here I am, on my new laptop which needs setting up and all my work loading onto it so even more work when I really don't have time.
What a nightmare yesterday was!

On a brighter note..... we are doing REALLY well in the shop and also with lots of orders by word of mouth, in fact we are considering my husband giving up his job and really expanding the business. Early days yet but a sad event has meant that we are in a position to give this a go.
Will keep you updated!
For now
Sarah x

Saturday, 16 April 2011

What a week but at least the sun is shining!

Sorry I have not been on to post a new blog for a while, this past week has been unbelievably busy. We have had our 'normal' orders coming in but also an order for 5 A4 memorial books for hospitals and 7 A4 bridesmaid books along with an order for a huge amount of wedding stationary! It can all seem overwhelming at times.
I have also been working on my second website this is my new memorial site and although we are already receiving orders I was unhappy with the look of it so decided to have a change, we are specialising in items for the loss of a child so wanted something to reflect that, hopefully I am getting there.
Then I will think Angel Kisses looks drab so I will start on that, I am never happy and always seem to need to change things! *Sigh*
Oh well back to it
Have a lovely day, hope you have the sun as well.
Sarah x

Monday, 11 April 2011


What a horrid midday it was here today. Nice sunny start then heavy rain and a sunny but cold end to the day, not at all what we have been used to. Work has been slow today after a really productive week whilst the sun was shining, it just goes to show how the weather affects moods.
I have been busy setting up my account with so you will be able to find us there too when it relaunches at the end of April. Its always exciting to find new places to list; spreading our products far and wide can only help to grow our business. (Thank you to Princess Kitten for recommending this site.) Having said that orders are still flooding in fast with the 'Simply Charming' Birthday and bridesmaid memory books being a firm favourite at the moment. In the wedding guest book range the brocade and diamante buckle books are a real hit and are being ordered in all colours available.
I have ordered lots more stock and will have some great books to add the the Simply Charming range very soon.
I also have a really exciting item to add for new babys and christenings but you will have to wait just a little longer for that one.
Ok bed time now in preparation for a really productive day tomorrow.
Night all x

Sunday, 10 April 2011

A beautiful day

What a lovely day its been today, I woke up to the sun streaming through the windows and I almost bounced out of bed, how cheerful does a little sun make you feel!
So after a cup of tea I headed off to the country park with my little dog. Its such a beautiful park whatever the weather. It always feels so peaceful there and so safe. I had noticed a few trees damaged by what looked like deer so looked it up and somebody described the park in snow as being just like Narnia and I have to agree. Anyway today it was nothing like Narnia! As it was early there were only a few dog walkers about and so it was lovely and quiet.
I came home to find the old guy (tortoise not husband!) was up and waiting for his breakfast so I fed him and put out the girls, for those of you that don't know, the girls are my hermanns tortoise hatchlings, they are 9 months old now and will one day be wives for the old guy! I just have to grow them big enough first.
I then had to come into the office, the crafting was calling, it's almost impossible to have a day off from it no matter how sunny it is. Crafting is an obsession!
I made a new civil partnership guest book. This book can be customised for a wedding, engagement or any other special occasion and can be found in my shop now.
Black and White Buckle Design

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Cards From Princess Kitten

The posty came today and brought me a lovely package of cards which I Purchased from Princess Kitten ( ) I have to say I was not disappointed! They truly are stunning and much nicer than the pictures showed. I bought a New Home card for my son and it is now on its way to Cornwall.

Pay this site a visit, brilliant products, fantastic prices and a great and friendly service.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

A Beautiful Day!

The sun is shining bright today and it puts me in a good mood. Even though I am stuck to my desk making up orders it makes the work seem so much easier and I have to say I am getting the guest books made up, personalised and packed in record time!
Sales wise its been a great day with 8 guest books sold in just one order! I must be doing something right :) My second website is also doing really well and I hope to get the blog for that site going very soon, I started it but just can't seem to find the time to do everything at the moment.
I have made a couple of new books which are really pretty and elegant yet are part of the budget range so are affordable to all. Hope you like them!
In Duckegg Blue

Pretty In Pink

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Oh my word, I got tagged!!

Pandy or Princess Kitten tagged me!!! (
I am so excited, this is my first time so here goes...

3 names I am known by - Sarah (my Sunday name), Ernie (my husbands pet name for me!), Saz (my sisters nick name for me)

3 places I have lived - I wish... Only ever lived in Bolton but would love to be able to move to Anglesey one day.

3 places I have worked - In my lovely little home, In Radcliffe for Shell Petroleum and in Ellesmere Port for Petrol Express

3 things I watch - Soaps (all of them!), Holby, Jeremy Kyle (They remind me of my family).

3 things I love to eat - Chicken salad, fruit and lamb dinner

Now I have to pass it on to 3 people, hope I got it right and sorry I am not so interesting x

Monday, 28 March 2011

Had to share....

And hope the customer does not see my blog :)
I made a lovely guest book with an odd paper I managed to get hold of. The paper was really lovely but I only had enough for one book so I made a 'special one of a kind' guest book and sold it on auction. Now I stated that this book would never be made again, it was a ONE OF A KIND!!!!!
I am sure you can all guess what is coming next... a lady then emailed to ask me did I have another one as she only missed the auction by 50p! Hoping to give her the answer I sent this question.. 'Which book do you mean?', to which she replied, 'The one of a kind book'.
Oh My Gosh!!! What a star!

Anyway a couple of newbies, sunflower guest books and sunflower themes are really popular at the moment and are set to go into next year too, hope you like them x
Sunflower Guest Book Finished In Sage Green
Sunflower Guest Book Finished In Brown

Sunday, 27 March 2011


This loosing an hour has sent me crazzzzzyyyyyy!!!!
For one day only 20% off everything on my website
Enter 'Madness' into discount code box.
Don't delay... shop today, offer ends midnight tonight.
Sarah x

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Meet The Office Cat

Just over five years ago this little cat turned up at my house, she hung around for a while and was obviously hungry. 'Spike' had a collar and tag so I called the number only to be told that the 'owner' had moved away and the young chappy I was speaking to didn't want the cat. So Spike came to live with us, she was a darling little thing, very loving and sweet and very soon was huge, she was expecting kittens! So one morning I woke to Spike pawing me, I came downstairs and she jumped onto her blanket and within a minute we had kitten number 1, kittens number 2, 3 and 4 soon followed. All were white like their mum and were really cute.
When they kittens were six weeks old I took them to the vets for a checkup and Spike to have her 'op'. At eight weeks two kittens went to new homes and I was left with Bandit and Miranda. Sadly Bandit got hit by a car one night and despite a massive operation to re-wire his jaw he died. Spike went as quickly as she came. As soon as she could go out again she disappeared and although we put up notices we never saw her again. I think she just chose me to be her mum as she needed somewhere warm and safe for her babies.
So we were left with Miranda... The office cat! She is a complete lunatic who goes through phases, she spent weeks sleeping in the pantry during her 'Pantry Phase' and then we had the 'Table Phase' where she wouldn't move from the side table under the lamp. Now we have the 'In Tray Phase'. To get anything out I have to move her, she looks at me with disgust and jumps straight back in.
Miranda Sleeping!
See what I mean...

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Hen Night Guest Book

Perfect for A Hen Night
Just a quick one tonight to show how I used these lovely black fabric flowers. I have shown the book as a hen night book but it could look equally good as a birthday guest book or even a wedding guest book

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

How Exciting

Today I received some lovely packages full of items for my Prom Night Memory Books / Graduation Memory Books and School Leavers Memory Books. I really do love making new books and have so many ideas that there just aren't enough hours in the day to do them all. On that note there aren't enough hours in each day to complete the orders I receive, demand has been outstanding this year and I am so pleased with feedback from satisfied customers and the amount of return customers we are getting.
Onward get  and upward as they say!
Watch out for the new books, hopefully I can some picture for you very soon

Sarah x

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Another Busy Day

Just a very quick blog tonight. Its been a very busy day again for us today, lots of orders coming in and lots going out! Working on new books for graduation, school leavers and prom night. They will hopefully be listed at the weekend. Mothers day books selling very well and more to come, all ready for immediate dispatch so still time to buy.

Weather here hasn't been great today, being an almost obsessive tortoise keeper I gauge the weather on how good it is for the torts! Not great at all, the old guy came into the garden and promptly dug himself  in under the ivy plant and went back to sleep and it was too cold to get the girls out at all. Tomorrow should be better... fingers crossed.
Now its bedtime.
Good night x

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Angel Kisses!

I am a great believer in Angels and believe that they give us signs that we aren't alone but often we aren't looking properly and we miss the signs. I think the signs come when we need them most. As some of you know I have been unwell recently and things have been getting on top of me, I really needed a sign and had prayed for somebody to let me know that I wasn't alone. Tonight I went outside to check tat the tortoise house was locked up and the heater was on when a Chinese lantern 'popped' over the fence, I wondered where it had come from but could hear no voices from any of the neighbours. It landed in the middle of the lawn and stayed there for a few seconds before taking off and disappearing into the sky.
Was that my sign? I wonder.....

Busy Day Here!

Hello Everybody,
Today has been mad busy here at Angel Kisses, I have not stopped all day in the hope that I can get in front a little and have a day or two off. I have made, packed and posted 11 books for a whole range of occasions; wedding guest books, some bridesmaid memory books, a birthday party guest book and two hen night books so no chance of me getting bored making the same thing all of the time.
Managed to make a Mothers Day Memory Book which is available to buy at

Hope you like it
Sarah x
Mothers Day Memory Book
Slightly Sparkly

Monday, 14 March 2011

Spring Is Here

What a lovely day it has been, it's been very difficult to come indoors and work.
Spring seems to have arrived and the new buds are all bursting about to bloom, the frogs are back in our big pond but no sign of them in the little pond yet, its colder on that side of the garden and everything happens a couple of weeks later there.
The birds are very active and our three story bird box has sparrows in the bottom two sections and blue tits in the penthouse! There are also starlings nesting in our garden which can be quite noisy when the babies come, each year the starlings raise their young here and as soon as they fledge the swifts arrive and we have another lot of babies. Its such an exciting time of year.
The tortoises managed to get into the garden today as well, we have the old guy who is at least 50, he ambles around doing not a lot, by 3pm he dug himself in and went to sleep. The hatchlings are enjoying the garden, its only the second time they have been on the lawn ever, they are seven months old now and life is such a big adventure even if it is at a very slow pace!
I hope you have all had a lovely day with plenty of sunshine. Now I need to post!
For now
Sarah x

Monday Morning

Well another week begins and what a week it is set to be, we have so many orders to get out this week that I am not too hopeful of designing any new items.
The weekend seemed to pass so quickly and in some ways it was a good thing. I am feeling claustrophobic! I am married to a lovely man but a man who is a collector! He collects anything and everything (he even has a piece of wood and a crab shell on his desk that he 'collected' from the beach on Anglesey. Now I am more of a 'bin it' kind of person; if its not beautiful, useful or sentimental I put it in the bin. I don't collect anything except pets and they don't count. So this weekend I start to think about the house and what I want to do with it, hubby just spent an obscene amount of money on a barometer so I should be able to get my living room done right? Sounds easy enough but then there are his books, his dvd's, his quirky little pictures and ornaments. Argh!!!
Thank god its Monday, no time to think about these things now until Friday!

Have a great week!
Sarah x

Sunday, 13 March 2011

New Memory Books

Today I have designed some new memory books. It started off with milestone birthday books and from there I went on to design these lovely books for your bridesmaids, flower girls and maid of honour.
Each book is our standard A5 size and features a lovely silver plated charm which is encrusted with a diamante gem. A lovely memory book that we will customise in any colour choice. 

Flower Girl Memory Book
Bridesmaid Memory Book
Maid Of Honour Memory Book
All of the above can be purchase from

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Memorial Items

We have recently opened our new memorial website. Our books of condolence/books of remembrance are extremely popular and so we decided to launch their very own website. We have added some new designs and some sympathy and comfort gifts.
Check out this website at

New Personalised Guest Book

The wedding season seems to have really gotten under way, things are really busy here for us at the moment and orders are coming in faster than we can get them out. The damask guest books are really popular as are the butterfly guest books and pink really seems to be the colour of 2011. Hot pink, baby pink, dusky pink you name it its there every day. Most people seem to be coordinating it with creams and golds which I have to say is lovely.
Here is one I made last week. This design is new for 2011

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

First Post

Well I decided to take the plunge and enter the world of blogging. I have been using the blog on my website for some time but now here I am. I set up this blog a few weeks ago but things have been so busy for us that I just didnt have time to come back and write a post!

Here is where you will find new products, discount code and great deals that aren't available anywhere else.
More pictures, a special offer and a sneak preview to come very soon.