Sunday, December 7, 2008


As you all know from the craft parties and contacting me there is a lot more embellishments that I haven't yet put up online. This is due to the time involved taking photos, adding them and making sure of their stock availablity before I put them online.

If there is anything you've seen but can't find on website just drop me a line and I can let you know if we have it or where we can find it.

In the next week the baby section will be up, so let me know your thought...

That is the point of this blog after all lol...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Christmas Card Packs

Christmas is nearly upon us and I'm running a special on greeting cards for the holiday season. A pack of ten assorted christmas card is available for €25. All cards are handmade using high quality materials and provided with matching envelopes. They come in three ranges

Crystal Christmas- Pale blues, lilacs and icy white cards with frost and snowflake designs.

Hot Ice- Funky cards in hot pinks, purples and black with trees, snowflakes etc

Candy Cane- Traditional Red, Green and white christmas cards.

Example of the cards can be seen in our christmas section.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Quality Control

i just wanted to say a few words about a pet subject of mine which is the Quality of Handmade cards out there. I see a lot of beautiful designs and ideas ruined because they've been put on a poor quality card or with a cheap business envelope. Here's a few tips which will improve the look of your cards, whether your just giving them to friends and family or selling them.

1. Use a good quality base card.
Lightweight or cheap card ruins the look of a nice card. The card should feel heavy and be able to support itself. The Card I use a lot is called Rusticus 200g, I buy this from Daintree in Camden St. Its a nice textured card which feels and looks good quality. They also cut it down to a particular size if you want and they have a scoring machine instore you can use.

2. Use a good quality envelope
The same applies as before a cheap envelope ruins a card, it looks disappointing and mundane before its even opened. The worst offenses are using white business envelopes, they look cheap against a nice card so spend the extra 10c and get a nice coloured or heavy weight envelope.

3. Don't add the kitchen sink
Less is more, if you have a really nice paper or embellishment let it speak for itself, Add too much and the beautiful details get overlooked.

4. Finish it properly
make sure your cards are cut right, Clean Fold Lines, No frayed ribbons and make sure everything is stuck down properly, I recently opened a card to have the label fall off in my hand. Double check everything before you put it in an envelope.

I think that covers it, Thanks for letting me rant.


Christmas cards

Just a note to say the Christmas card packs are back in stock. These kits contain 5 cards and envelopes, 5 gift cards and enough embellishments to make over 20 cards. I kept one for myself and I'm currently on my 21st christmas card. I'd recommend you getting extra card and envelopes because you get so many extra embellishemnts in pack. Cute little Santa's, snow men, christmas trees, ribbon and more.

The Kits cost €15 and are available on the site in the gift section.


Monday, September 22, 2008

Ceri Rua Partys

Ceri Rua Designs are now doing House parties, Instead of having to troop around shops have a craft party in your own home. Browse through our embellishments and giftware, swap tips and hints, learn new craft skills from your own home.

You will recieve a hostess pack as a thank you for hosting the party and a discount card for parties over ten people. For more information contact us via the contact link on

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ceri Rua Designs Launches

Ceri Rua Designs is officially open for business.
Ceri Rua Designs had its first preview night last night and it was a great success, lots of happy card makers in Dublin today. The downside is all the christmas Card kits are sold out until next thursday. Anyone interested in one can email me @ and i will put one by for them. Thank you to Lisa Killeen for wonderful cake to celebrate the night. Tonight is the 2nd preview night and i will put up the photo's of the night afterwards. Nichola

Monday, September 15, 2008

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