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It's the last day of #justacard week and the prompt is -Happy Dance, this is basically what I do every time I get an order πŸ˜‚ .
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@justacard #justacardweek #happydance #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #carlagebharddesigns
Yesterday's #justacard prompt was WHAT'S NEW - Well from this week on, I now offer a similar services to some of the big card companies (but with a much more personal touch)! If you're on the last minute I can hand write and send the card for you πŸ–‹πŸ˜Š AND I now ship worldwide from my Etsy shop! πŸ™Š
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@justacard #justacard #justacardweek #supportsmallbusinesses #shopsmall #greetingscards #senddirect #personalcards #thoughtfulcards #recycledcards #ecofriendly #ecofriendlybusiness @nakedcards #nakedcards #watercolourpainting #dogcards #doglovers #fromthedog #mansbestfriend #etsylancashire #Etsy #estyseller #carlagebharddesigns
Yesterday's #justacard  prompt was WHAT'S NEW - Well from this week on, I now offer a similar services to some of the big card companies (but with a much more personal touch)! If you're on the last minute I can hand write and send the card for you πŸ–‹πŸ˜Š AND I now ship worldwide from my Etsy shop! πŸ™Š . . . . . . . . . . @justacard #justacard  #justacardweek  #supportsmallbusinesses  #shopsmall  #greetingscards  #senddirect  #personalcards  #thoughtfulcards  #recycledcards  #ecofriendly  #ecofriendlybusiness  @nakedcards #nakedcards  #watercolourpainting  #dogcards  #doglovers  #fromthedog  #mansbestfriend  #etsylancashire  #Etsy  #estyseller  #carlagebharddesigns 
I'm a day behind with #justacard week so here's Day 3, 
Community - I think the online creative community is wonderful, but I still find it a little scary! I much prefer the good old fashioned way of meeting people, face to face over coffee or a wee beverage (or two). This year especially I've made a conscious effort to meet new people and to become part of a bigger community, as it can get a little lonely working all day (and night) by yourself. So I'm going to tag some of the wonderful people that I've met that have encouraged, inspired and supported me and have just been generally nice πŸ€— x .
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#justacardweek #community #creativecommunity #shopsmall #supportsmallbusinesses
#smallcreativebusiness #everylittlehelps #worrydolls #dontworrybehappy #watercolourcards #recycledcard #ecofriendly #ecofriendlybusiness #cardsforeveryoccasion #carlagebharddesigns
I'm a day behind with #justacard  week so here's Day 3, Community - I think the online creative community is wonderful, but I still find it a little scary! I much prefer the good old fashioned way of meeting people, face to face over coffee or a wee beverage (or two). This year especially I've made a conscious effort to meet new people and to become part of a bigger community, as it can get a little lonely working all day (and night) by yourself. So I'm going to tag some of the wonderful people that I've met that have encouraged, inspired and supported me and have just been generally nice πŸ€— x . . . . . . . . #justacardweek  #community  #creativecommunity  #shopsmall  #supportsmallbusinesses  #smallcreativebusiness  #everylittlehelps  #worrydolls  #dontworrybehappy  #watercolourcards  #recycledcard  #ecofriendly  #ecofriendlybusiness  #cardsforeveryoccasion  #carlagebharddesigns 
#justacardweek day 2 - What our message means to you? The Just A Card campaign means quite a lot to me personally, so much so I've written a little blog post about it πŸ™Š
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I'm on a roll with this blogging lark, although it is only my second post so probably shouldn't jinx it just yet πŸ˜‚
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@justacard #justacard #sarahhamilton #shopsmall #supportsmallbusinesses #supportindie #indiebusiness #creativecommunity #spreadthelove #carlagebharddesigns
#justacard week starts today, celebrating it's 3rd Birthday πŸŽ‰!! It's a campaign all about supporting small creative businesses and emphasising how small purchases (such as just a card) can really make a big difference to independent businesses! .
Day 1- Me 😊 Hello I'm Carla, I specialise in custom watercolour paintings, prints and personalised greetings cards, which are all eco-friendly and kind to the Earth 🌿! I've always been creative, but I've never actually studied art. I've got a degree in Fashion Design with Textiles, but the original plan of working in the fashion industry went out of the window, when my health problems kicked in #chiarimalformation #syringomyelia. Basically, to cut a lonnnng story short, I decided to put a positive spin on the situation and I set up my own little creative business #carlagebharddesigns 🎨 .
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@justacard #justacard #justacardweek #artist #watercolour #greetingscard  #celebratethehandmade #shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #supportindependentbusiness #everylittlehelps #ecofriendlybusiness #cards #etsylancashire
#justacard  week starts today, celebrating it's 3rd Birthday πŸŽ‰!! It's a campaign all about supporting small creative businesses and emphasising how small purchases (such as just a card) can really make a big difference to independent businesses! . Day 1- Me 😊 Hello I'm Carla, I specialise in custom watercolour paintings, prints and personalised greetings cards, which are all eco-friendly and kind to the Earth 🌿! I've always been creative, but I've never actually studied art. I've got a degree in Fashion Design with Textiles, but the original plan of working in the fashion industry went out of the window, when my health problems kicked in #chiarimalformation  #syringomyelia . Basically, to cut a lonnnng story short, I decided to put a positive spin on the situation and I set up my own little creative business #carlagebharddesigns  🎨 . . . . . . . @justacard #justacard  #justacardweek  #artist  #watercolour  #greetingscard  #celebratethehandmade  #shopsmall  #supportsmallbusiness  #supportindependentbusiness  #everylittlehelps  #ecofriendlybusiness  #cards  #etsylancashire 
The last few days have been very computer heavy, so I'm looking forward to doing a spot of painting tomorrow 🎨
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#artmaterials #watercolourpaints #whatiuse #veganfriendlypaints #veganpaper #veganfriendly #eco #ecofriendlybusiness #bekindtotheearth #deskie #mydesk #doingmybitfortheenvironment #carlagebharddesigns
Such a lovely review from Vicky Orchard, thank you!! Here's the full review... 'I approached Carla after my beautiful Boxer, Yogi, passed away at Christmas last year and I saw her stunning loose watercolours mentioned on the BDRNE facebook page. After only seeing one photo she captured Yogi perfectly and I was so moved when I received the watercolour the tears flowed yet again. I have hundreds of photos of Yogi but Carla's water colour is the most stunning 'picture' of Yogi that I have and has taken pride of place in my dining room where Yogi was always present when food was around! Carla's professionalism, beautiful loose painting style and attention to detail is fantastic and I can't rate her work highly enough. Thank you for the most beautiful pictorial memory of Yogi.' πŸ•
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#review #testimonials #wordofmouth #petportrait #paintingsofpets #carlagebharddesigns
Such a lovely review from Vicky Orchard, thank you!! Here's the full review... 'I approached Carla after my beautiful Boxer, Yogi, passed away at Christmas last year and I saw her stunning loose watercolours mentioned on the BDRNE facebook page. After only seeing one photo she captured Yogi perfectly and I was so moved when I received the watercolour the tears flowed yet again. I have hundreds of photos of Yogi but Carla's water colour is the most stunning 'picture' of Yogi that I have and has taken pride of place in my dining room where Yogi was always present when food was around! Carla's professionalism, beautiful loose painting style and attention to detail is fantastic and I can't rate her work highly enough. Thank you for the most beautiful pictorial memory of Yogi.' πŸ• . . . . . . . #review  #testimonials  #wordofmouth  #petportrait  #paintingsofpets  #carlagebharddesigns 
I forgot to share it on here, but here's my first blog post πŸ™ŠP.s it's not an 'improve you photography' sort of blog (I'm definitely not qualified to write anything like that, I useless with a camera!) I'm just trying to explain what sort of pictures I need to be able to paint a good portrait of your pet! 🐩🐈🐎
link in bio 😊
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#firstblogpost #firstblog #petportrait #watercolourpetportrait #paintingofyourpet #boxerdog #carlagebharddesigns
I forgot to share it on here, but here's my first blog post πŸ™ŠP.s it's not an 'improve you photography' sort of blog (I'm definitely not qualified to write anything like that, I useless with a camera!) I'm just trying to explain what sort of pictures I need to be able to paint a good portrait of your pet! 🐩🐈🐎 link in bio 😊 . . . . . . . . . #firstblogpost  #firstblog  #petportrait  #watercolourpetportrait  #paintingofyourpet  #boxerdog  #carlagebharddesigns 
I've been a busy bee TRYING to improve my SEO and other boring/technical stuff today, but I'm going to stop now, because I think my head might actually fall off if I carry on! P.S. I added this Magnolia print to my website today too, hope you like it! What floral print do you think i should I do next?
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#magnolia #magnoliaflower #magnoliaprint #botanicalart #watercolourpainting #watercolours #veganfriendly #ecofriendlybusiness #ecofriendly #artprints #inspiredbynature #blooms #inspiredbypetals #flowerprint #wallart #interiorart #carlagebharddesigns
I've been a busy bee TRYING to improve my SEO and other boring/technical stuff today, but I'm going to stop now, because I think my head might actually fall off if I carry on! P.S. I added this Magnolia print to my website today too, hope you like it! What floral print do you think i should I do next? . . . . . . . . #magnolia  #magnoliaflower  #magnoliaprint  #botanicalart  #watercolourpainting  #watercolours  #veganfriendly  #ecofriendlybusiness  #ecofriendly  #artprints  #inspiredbynature  #blooms  #inspiredbypetals  #flowerprint  #wallart  #interiorart  #carlagebharddesigns 
I've had a bit of a blahh weekend! I've not felt too good and I've been worrying about (literally) everything, but luckily I woke up this morning feeling fresh as a daisy and back to normal! 🌼 P.S. I went on a little bike ride to perk me up and found these giant Daisies, hence the pun πŸ˜‚ swipe to see them dancing! .
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#inspiredbynature #daisies #flowers
I've had a bit of a blahh weekend! I've not felt too good and I've been worrying about (literally) everything, but luckily I woke up this morning feeling fresh as a daisy and back to normal! 🌼 P.S. I went on a little bike ride to perk me up and found these giant Daisies, hence the pun πŸ˜‚ swipe to see them dancing! . . . . . . #inspiredbynature  #daisies  #flowers 
I painted this family portrait for my Mum ages ago, but I've been thinking other people might like a cute painting of their own family, so I've decided to add it to my website. 
Link in bio if you fancy having a look 🎎
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#familyportrait #family #portrait #worrydolls #inspiredbyworrydolls #watercolour #watercolourpainting #personal #personalpainting #personalised #gift #vegan #veganfriendly #veganpaints #carlagebharddesigns
I'm writing my very first blog πŸ™Š on 'how to take good photos for your watercolour pet portrait' (possibly the longest title ever)! So I've been TRYING to take some examples of good and bad quality photos using Stanley as my model, but if you've seen my stories you'll already know he had other ideas πŸ˜‚
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P.S. I'm no photographer, so the blog isn't about how to use your camera or anything technical like that. It's just hopefully giving you a better idea of what sort of photographs I need to be able to paint a good portrait of your pet... Basically the better the photo, the better the portrait will be 🎨 πŸ©πŸˆπŸŽπŸ€πŸ‡πŸ“πŸπŸ’πŸ  🎨
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#Boxerdog #Boxer #boxerdogrescue #boxersofinstagram #stoptakingphotosofme #borednow #inmyden #petportait #atonewithnature #dogsofinstagram #watercolourpetportrait #firstblog  #comingsoon
I'm writing my very first blog πŸ™Š on 'how to take good photos for your watercolour pet portrait' (possibly the longest title ever)! So I've been TRYING to take some examples of good and bad quality photos using Stanley as my model, but if you've seen my stories you'll already know he had other ideas πŸ˜‚ . P.S. I'm no photographer, so the blog isn't about how to use your camera or anything technical like that. It's just hopefully giving you a better idea of what sort of photographs I need to be able to paint a good portrait of your pet... Basically the better the photo, the better the portrait will be 🎨 πŸ©πŸˆπŸŽπŸ€πŸ‡πŸ“πŸπŸ’πŸ  🎨 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #Boxerdog  #Boxer  #boxerdogrescue  #boxersofinstagram  #stoptakingphotosofme  #borednow  #inmyden  #petportait  #atonewithnature  #dogsofinstagram  #watercolourpetportrait  #firstblog  #comingsoon 
I told you I had designed three mini collections (to test the wholesale waters), but I forgot to show you the third one, this is the Thoughtful Flower Collection 🌼 Hope you like it 🌼
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#thoughtfulflowers #flowerlanguage #flowersofinstagram #flowershavemeaning #meaningfulflowers #watercolourpainting #watercolour #paintedwithlove #inspiredbyflowers #inspiredbynature #cardsforeveryoccasion #justacard #nakedcards #recycledcard #recycled #ecofriendly #ecofriendlybusiness #pansies #roses #daisies #sweetpeas #fourleafclover #forgetmenot #carlagebharddesigns
I told you I had designed three mini collections (to test the wholesale waters), but I forgot to show you the third one, this is the Thoughtful Flower Collection 🌼 Hope you like it 🌼 . . . . . . . . . #thoughtfulflowers  #flowerlanguage  #flowersofinstagram  #flowershavemeaning  #meaningfulflowers  #watercolourpainting  #watercolour  #paintedwithlove  #inspiredbyflowers  #inspiredbynature  #cardsforeveryoccasion  #justacard  #nakedcards  #recycledcard  #recycled  #ecofriendly  #ecofriendlybusiness  #pansies  #roses  #daisies  #sweetpeas  #fourleafclover  #forgetmenot  #carlagebharddesigns 
This is one of two paintings which I've painted for the lovely Ewa Bailey. I have three standard sizes on my website for custom paintings, but if you fancy something a little bigger or to fit a particular frame just let me know :-) This painting of Tonto is A2 ( 42 x 59.4cm) x
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#petportrait #horseportrait #horsepainting #petpainting #watercolours #watercolourpainting #artist #art #horsesofinstagram #horselovers #horselover #equestrian #equestrianart #personalgifts #giftsforher #ecofriendlybusiness #vegan #vegamfriendlypaints #veganfriendly #carlagebharddesigns
This is one of two paintings which I've painted for the lovely Ewa Bailey. I have three standard sizes on my website for custom paintings, but if you fancy something a little bigger or to fit a particular frame just let me know :-) This painting of Tonto is A2 ( 42 x 59.4cm) x . . . . . . . . #petportrait  #horseportrait  #horsepainting  #petpainting  #watercolours  #watercolourpainting  #artist  #art  #horsesofinstagram  #horselovers  #horselover  #equestrian  #equestrianart  #personalgifts  #giftsforher  #ecofriendlybusiness  #vegan  #vegamfriendlypaints  #veganfriendly  #carlagebharddesigns 
I've had a very busy week so far... I had a wonderful 1-2-1 with @see_it_hold_it, I dropped some of my cards of at @storytellers.inc (a magical book shop in St Annes) and talked to a few more potential stockists! I went to the @hardmanmcneal network meeting and met lots of other lovely small businesses. I  also had a meeting with my Prince's Trust mentor at @ham_and_jam_preston ( I also secured my first exhibition while I was there πŸ™Š it's not till next year though) AND I've also done some real work!! Usually I don't leave the house other than to go to the stables πŸ˜‚
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#dontknowwhatflowerthisis #smallcreativebusiness #artist #selfemployed #supportsmallbusiness #shopsmall #carlagebharddesigns
I've had a very busy week so far... I had a wonderful 1-2-1 with @see_it_hold_it, I dropped some of my cards of at @storytellers.inc (a magical book shop in St Annes) and talked to a few more potential stockists! I went to the @hardmanmcneal network meeting and met lots of other lovely small businesses. I also had a meeting with my Prince's Trust mentor at @ham_and_jam_preston ( I also secured my first exhibition while I was there πŸ™Š it's not till next year though) AND I've also done some real work!! Usually I don't leave the house other than to go to the stables πŸ˜‚ . . . . . . . . . #dontknowwhatflowerthisis  #smallcreativebusiness  #artist  #selfemployed  #supportsmallbusiness  #shopsmall  #carlagebharddesigns 
Look at these squidgy little hands, aren't they just adorable!! They've been busy helping me with a spot of painting today🎨 (see stories for more cuteness πŸ˜‚) .
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#morehandsmakelightwork #littlehands #littlehandsworking #bringyourneicetoworkday #artistinthemaking #toddler #creativelife #creativeliving #startthemyoung #createeveryday #workinghands #