On the #justacard indie challenge today, its all about community.  So for this prompt, I wanted to create an Independent Shop Gift Guide, to highlight all the wonderful local makers/creators/shops I know and shop with, but also a few amazing makers around the UK that I might stalk on social media. I'm part of many communities, like JustACard, Stafford Made Etsy Team and there are even little communities at markets where we all help each other out, even if it's lending a clip to hold the whole table together or if someone asks for something specific and I know someone who...

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I've gathered a selection of my favourite products to make Christmas shopping a little bit easier.  There are cards for your rude friends, cards for your Granny/Parents/extended family, Wall art for a variety of people and nice kid-friendly (sans-sweary) and sweary homeware. Postage starts at £2 for orders under £20 and posted within 2 business days. Cards Brand new Cheeky, Rude and Alcoholic Christmas Cards - £2 each      Nice cards for nice people - £2.50 each       Wall Art Geometric Animal Prints     Shiny Holographic/Mirror Prints     Homeware Mugs perfect for the office      Cute Puntastic Coaster    ...

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If you don't currently sell some of your products on etsy, you are missing out, not only on sales because customers go to etsy to find products, either be it personalised, to support independent makers or just something that isn't on offer on the high-street. It is a marketplace, community, shop and many more things all in one.   What is an Etsy team? An etsy team is a community of sellers that share a common interest, location or product group. A team is set up by a captain, and they can add further team leaders to support. The team captains...

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A couple of months ago, my boyfriend and I went on a little trip.  He bought me Longleat tickets previously, and there were some cities I wanted to visit.  We decided to stay at Centerparcs Longleat, in a 2 bed chalet/hut, because I didn't want to caravan it, hotels are quite expensive but centerparcs have everything. We had half a day in Bath, two days at Longleat Safari Park and then one day in Bristol. We set off just after 9am, and we were going to have a little trip to Bath on the way.   Half a day in...

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