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The Hippy Gift Shop has been Featured!

I’m so happy to see that my Hippy Gift Shop has been featured in an art gift ideas blog.
You can see the full feature here Hippy Gift Shop – Art Gift Ideas Blog
I’m really glad they like my bright and colourful designs and am over the moon that they have chosen to feature my shop here.
Sending a big thank you to Art Gift Ideas Blog and the Artisits Community

 

The Hippy Gift Shop has even more products now, I’ve been busy adding some more funky designs over the weekend, here’s a few of the latest gifts.

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Life with my new Livescribe Smartpen .. I’m super organized!

It’s been a while since i’ve written a blog so thought I’d write one with my new Livescribe Smartpen I’m handwriting this text in a special notebook with a special pen then when I get home I ‘ll plug the pen in to my computer, press a few buttons and my handwritten text will turn in to typed text that I can copy and paste in to my blog.. how clever is that!!
It’s going to make life so much easier now as it records voices as well, I’ll be able to record business meetings and write short notes then I can listen back to the whole conversation or just part of it when I start doing the work, I’m never going to miss a single word again!!

I’m also going to be using it to make notes during my scuba diving training lessons then I’ll be able to remember every word when I revise for the exam! It links up to evernote.com and I can access that on my iPhone so can revise while i’m on the go .. and do some last minuite revision on the way to the exam too!!
Evernote is an amazing site, it’s an online notebook that links up on your computer or mobile phone so you can access your notes anywhere! I’ve been using it for about 18 months now and can’t live without it!

When I bought my livescript smartpen the pen they gave me a link to send to friends so they can get 15% off https://refer.livescribe.com/offers/994906937/interstitial/5LD1sN?dist_src=link use this link if you’d like to get 15% off your pen.

As for my lack of blog writing I’ve been so busy with graphics work lately I haven’t had time to sit and write, I though I’d grab the chance today as my husband has dragged me to the local pub to watch the rugby .. “come on ENGLAND” Rugby is my husbands religion and HAS to go out and watch EVERY match so i’m glad I have my smartpen handy!

My gift shops are also growing rapidly with more products being added all the time. We now have lots of new products including Messenger Bags, iPad Sleeves, MacBook Sleeves and my favorite product of all Personal Organizer Planners I will be treating myself to one of these personal organizers as they will be so handy to take to business meetings with my smartpen and a notebook inside. I can also use it as a portfolio by printing some small sample pictures off and carrying them inside. Along with my iphone in a matching iPhone 4 Case and spare Business Cards It’ll be so much easier than carrying my big portfolio around all the time! you can see the whole range of gifts with unique photo and fractal art prints in myGift Shop and funky gifts in my Hippy Gift Shop Here are a few of my favorites.

My Photographer / Artist Interview has been published

I’ve just had an interview published .. woohooo!!

It’s titled – Interview with Claire “Pixie” Copley of Photography by Pixie

I had lots of fun answering questions like “who and what inspires you”, “what do you like to do when you’re not creating art” and “Tell me 5 random things everyone should know about you”

I also told the story behind some of my photography and fractal art work so hope you enjoy reading it!

Interview with Photography by Pixie

2 Todays Best Awards in 1 day for the Hippy Gift Shop

WOW the Hippy Gift Shop has been awarded with 2 ‘Todays Best Awards’ for these items.

Hippy Rainbow Flowers Personal Organizer / Folio

Psychedelic 60s Red Green Flowers Pattern Messenger Bag –

I’m so happy i’m going to celebrate with a box of 6 Cadburys Cream Eggs!!

My adventures in the new office begin!

I’ve finally moved in to the new office and have christened it already by eating far too many mini chocolate chip muffins and saying ‘cheers’ with a can of coca-cola!
The weather has been awful for the last few days and we didn’t think it was a good idea to move electrical and paper equipment during all the wind and rain, the sky was blue this morning so we made today the day!

 

My graphics company Pix and Mix is now part of a group of company’s called Gareth Holsgrove Associates Ltd, this will give us all the resources to offer an even better service.
We will be introducing lots of new and exciting things over the next few months so I can’t wait to finalise the details and offer them to the world.

 

Another partner of our company is Spectrum Lifestyle that sells DVD’s and online books.
Spectrum Lifestyle is run by 3 very talented and creative young adults, they also moved in to the office today and seemed far more organised than me.  All of their DVD’s have been put on the shelves in alphabetical order, it seems they are suffering from a severe case of office OCD, I do hope it’s not infectious!

 

My wonderful hubby also came along and helped us to move then spent a few hours putting my new desk together, he feels like he’s been on The Krypton Factor now, I’ve never seen so many different shaped and sized screws in my life, I’m sure he’ll be dreaming about them tonight!

Just as i am finishing this blog and looking forward to a nice dinner and chilled evening in front of the tv our Carbon Monoxide alarm goes off, my hubby has just phoned the gas company up and they’ve told us to turn the oven and heating off and not to turn anything electrical on or off untill they arrive in 2 hours, i’m so glad my laptop and tv are already on although i do have to keep the windows and doors open and freeze my feet off untill they arrive!!

 

Anyway I’m going to be updating Pix and Mix’s website over the next few weeks and adding the new services.
You can still contact us via the website www.pixandmix.org.ukif you wish to talk about work.

 

As for my online gift shops I’ve added even more gifts to both so pop in and check them out here
Photography Gift Shop
and here
Hippy Gift Shop

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Happy New Year Everyone

Happy New Year Everyone

 

Yay it’s nearly new years eve, I love this time of year as I always have such high hopes of how much healthier I’ll be in the new year, how the house will be kept spotlessly clean and how I’ll be able to plan my work so I’m not up untill stupid-o-clock finishing jobs that customers want in a hurry.
The feeling never lasts for long, and have doubts it will do this year as I have graphics and photography work coming out of my ears, as well as a new office to move in to over the next few weeks … yes I’m finally moving in to an office in a complex called ‘The Creative Exchange’ so no more working from home for me.
I can’t wait to get out and see people, swap creative ideas and get some fresh inspiration as well as expand my business and offer some new services that I’m really excited about…….. I’ll tell you more over the next few weeks.

 

After spending Christmas husbandless I finally have him home again so I’m taking a few days off to chill before the mad panic of moving starts!.
Christmas was nice though, I had a whole day of not even thinking about work, on boxing day it all started again though as I’ve designed 2 posters for clients and added lots more new gifts and stationery to both of my online shops, I will finish this blog by showing some of them.

 

Please visit my Photography Gift Shop
or my Hippy Gift Shop to see lots more.

I hope you all have a fantastic New Year with very little hangovers!

 

 

It’s the last day to buy your funky custom Christmas Gifts

Christmas is nearly here and it’s the last day to get standard shipping on your custom christmas gifts.
See lots of funky hippie style gifts in my Hippy Gift Shop
and lots of gifts with photography prints in my Gift Shop including
iphone, ipad, blackberry and samsung cases, portable music speakers, shoes, bags, mugs and coasters, gift boxes, jigsaw puzzles, mousepads, necklaces, photo prints, posters, canvas prints and lots more!.

 

You can customise everything in my shops by adding a name or even changing the picture to make a novel and unique gift for family or friends.

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See other gifts available on Zazzle.
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See other gifts available on Zazzle.

Last minuite Christmas Shopping with Sale and Discount Codes

It’s the last few days to get your Christmas Gifts and Stocking Fillers so have a look around my photography Gift Shop and my Hippy Gift Shop for great christmas presents and items including gift tags, cards, mobile phone and laptop cases, portable music speakers, shoes, photo prints, posters and canvas art, clothing, mugs, glasses, bags, binders, notebooks, necklaces and lots more.

 

Use these discount codes at checkout to get special deals including

 

FREE Shipping on all orders over $50 by using code HOLIDAYSALE1

 

75% Off 75+ Invites, Cards, & Photo Cards Use Promotional Code: LOVEPEACEJOY

 

$5 Off Binders Use Promotional Code: BINDERS4SALE

 

20% Off Labels Use Promotional Code: 20LABELGIFTS

 

I have just found out that i’ve got a Todays Best Award for this Christmas postage stamp thats available to buy in my Photography Shop.
You can also find lots of other gifts, cards and gift tags with this design and the same design in different colours.

 

and here’s a few other items from my shops that will make great christmas gifts for family or friends