Wanna give your creative business a HUGE boost?

Wanna give your creative business a HUGE boost?

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You’ve got to subscribe to ‘tickle the imagination’ TODAY so you don’t miss out on this one!

For under $50 you get your crafty BFF the gift that keeps on giving all year – and it’s a great excuse to catch up!

Get together each issue and get crafty and creative together. You can pre-organise yourselves, pop down to Spotlight to grab your supplies and then have an afternoon of crafty goodness. Or you could get the plans for the next kiddo’s birthday party done and dusted – and impress all of the other Mum’s! Ahhh…

campfire recipes
S’mores recipes and fun things you can do with the kids to enjoy yourselves a little campfire party…
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Jazz up the loungeroom with some cute pom pom pillows!
strawberry layer cake
Strawberry layer cake recipe and inspo! Just gorgeous!

 

 

Ooh, wait, the best part is, if you’re a crafty yourself and you’ve been looking for that little boost you need to make your dreams come alive then you need to get onto this TODAY!

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You see, you’ve got to be a ‘tickle’ subscriber to enter and that, my friends, is why I’m seriously hurrying you along – Forming Circles are offering three grants of $1000 PLUS an additional $1000 of advertising (seriously, guys, this is what I do for a living and that’s a great start!) to get your dream soaring.

I don’t want you to miss out because, frankly, I love chatting to you all and adore that you bother following me and reading this! And also, I’m really super keen for the winner to tell me all about their dream and why they took the plunge and entered – there’s an interview in that – just lemme know or I’ll chase you up! 🙂

But, you’ve only got until midnight on 23rd November because that is when the applications close.

So kids, get off your butts, dig deep and remember your dreams and why you keep thinking about that while you should be finishing the books for your boss!

Good luck possums!
Mrs Jones x

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Freebie Alert! Subscribe to tickle the imagination…

Freebie Alert! Subscribe to tickle the imagination…

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Hello Darlings!

I just wanted to let you know that Issue 17 of ‘tickle the imagination’ is now out in your local newsagent! And if you can’t find a copy, please let me know and I’ll get right onto making sure they start stocking it or stocking more!

If you’ve read my previous post on ‘tickle’ you’ll know that I’m an Official Ambassador for the magazine because I’ve been in love with it for some years now and after meeting Tanya asked for something to be done about this! 😉

If you’ve not read ‘tickle the imagination’ and you’re a crafty, vintage-loving or creative lass you’ll just adore it! It’s full of all things handmade and creative in Australia through the ‘tickle’ online community and magazine.

 

Now apart from subscribing and getting a chance to win some ‘tickle’ goodies, I’m also running a competition too. So just to ensure you get a fair and, well kinda awesome extra few opportunities, at winning yourself some ‘tickle’ goodness click on the link below as well as subscribing and you’ll get even more chances at winning!

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‘tickle the imagination’ is full of inspiration and ideas to spark creativity – by showcasing talented artists, crafters and designers, discovering emerging talent and sharing real-life stories and DIY projects.

But I just wanted to remind you that if you take out a subscription – ooh, AWESOME idea for your Bestie, your sister-in-law or any other creative girl you know – you’ll also get a gorgeous necklace – you can see it in the picture at the top of the page.

Now, I’m not telling you to be naughty here and keep it yourself (but you could!), or just wrap it up and give it to your giftee who will be so darn excited and frankly, I think they’ll be hard pressed to not adore you forever!

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tickle the imagination magazine is available nationally in newsagents and independent stores (click here to see ourstockists) but I find that it sells out rather quickly, so it’s heaps easier to subscribe here online (and remember if you subscribe this month you’ll be in the running to win a gorgeous birdynumnum dreamer – there’s another Christmas gift just for you!

So my friends, be inspired by gorgeous images, take a peek into the lives of Australian designers & makers and discover ways to include creativity & handmade into your everyday living.

Do something nice for yourself this Christmas and buy yourself a subscription – then each quarter you’ll have the gift of creativity delivered straight to your door!

Love, Mrs Jones x

The Artful Business Conference…

The Artful Business Conference…

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Well my dears, it’s been quite some time since I’ve chatted to you. As you all know (from previous posts) I’ve been dealing with trips to and from hospital due to a back problem. That has now turned into trips to and from hydrotherapy, pain management and other fun stuff… But the one thing I knew that I simply HAD to be well enough for was ‘The Artful Business Conference‘!

And, am I glad I broke through pain barriers, brought my little back cushion with me and put on my big-girl panties and just sucked it up to get there.

I learnt SOOOOO much! I’m not one to go on and on, but honestly friends, this was amazing for somebody who is creative and has to make that work in a business sense. You see, when you work from that creative side of your brain there’s a whole lot of brain that doesn’t get a good workout and becomes retarded. Things like numbers, actually selling stuff (I know, duh!) and making your PR and marketing work for you – things that you simply MUST do to survive if you’re ever going to make it through and leave any kind of legacy to your children… a plan of mine – but that’s a post for later.

With speakers (who also ran amazing workshops) such as The Editor of ‘The Collective’ magazine, Lisa Messenger; Valerie Khoo from the Australian Writers’ Centre; Elle Roberts(who ran the whole thing!) – Studio Exsto; Denise Duffield-Thomas – Lucky Bitch.com; Julia Bickerstaff – The Business Bakery; Karen Gunton – Build A Little Biz; Jess Van Den – Create and Thrive; Victoria Gibson – Breakout Success Online and the lovely, fontalicious Tess McCabe – who has a number of lovely businesses, including the Creative Women’s Circle.

I was overwhelmed (kept copious notes to ensure brain didn’t explode) with commonsense advice, business savvy tips and methods and the knowledge that there are a huge number of other creative, crazy, awesome women running their own creative little businesses just like me!

A light has been ignited within me that I have promised myself to nurture…

My next post (very soon… promise!) will outline the main, and most awesome, stuff I learned and will – and in some cases already have – implement ASAP! These tips are amazing for small businesses, full stop. Creative or not, do yourself a favour and come back asap!