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Enter our competition – we haven’t had many entries so you have a high chance of winning! -2011.10.19

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Hi all,

We haven’t had many entries for our new competition yet and I am starting to wonder whether there is a simple reason for this?

I was wondering whether I have made it sound like more work than it really is so I thought I would write this post to reassure all of you who wanted to enter that we don’t want a huge amount of effort put into submitting your Christmas ecard idea, we just want one sentence explaining what your idea is.

We don’t need detailed explanations and we don’t need drawings or pictures!

Please enter the competition! This is your chance to get the Christmas e card you have always wanted, whether you want:

  • a card featuring kittens and Christmas stockings
  • a fun card with children decorating their Christmas tree
  • something with dogs helping Father Christmas
  • something funny

Tell us what your favourite things are about Christmas time (or any time of year) on our facebook page and this will be counted as an entry!

If you win, you will have your idea made into a card that you can send to your loved ones as well as a £15 ($20) Amazon voucher to treat yourself with!

Enter today – don’t delay! And don’t forget to ask me questions if you are unsure!

Click here to see step-by-step instructions.

Katie x

Want to make you’re own Christmas ecard? – 2011.10.13

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Want to make you’re own Christmas ecard? Then post your Christmas e card idea on our Facebook page before the 11th November to enter the Katies Cards competition!

Love Christmas e cards but frustrated that you can’t find EXACTLY what you want? Well, now is your chance to get exactly the ecard that you want by entering the Katies Cards competition!

All you have to do is post your Christmas e card idea on the Katies Cards facebook page before the 11th of November for your chance to win! The winning idea will be announced on the 14th of November, and the winner will have their card made by the Katies Cards team as well as receive a £15 (or $20) Amazon voucher!

Don’t miss out!

How to enter:

  1. Think of your Christmas card idea
  2. Visit the Katies Cards Facebook page (here)
  3. Click on the ‘like’ button at the top of the page Picture 1
  4. Post your idea on the Katies Cards wall in the box that says ‘Write something’

Picture 1And there you have it – you have entered the Katies Cards competition and all you have to do is wait until the 11th November when we will annouce the winner and the runners up!

Don’t delay – send us your ideas now!

Katie x

The winning idea will be developed as an animated Ecard by Katie’s Cards Ltd. The Ecard content and design may differ from the idea submitted. The final e card created by Katies Cards Ltd. will entirely remain the property of Katies Cards. Katies Cards reserves the right to use or develop any of the ideas submitted in the competition at any point in the future. By entering the competition you agree to the terms and conditions of the competition, which you can read by clicking here.



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Another Katies Cards competition!

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Its time for another Katies Cards competition!

Hi all,

We enjoyed the last competition soo much that we thought that it would be great to launch another one but this time we are asking you to send us ideas for a new Christmas e card! The person who sends us the best idea will win and we will make your idea into a e card and send you a £15 ($20) Amazon voucher!

How to enter the competition:

To enter this competition all you have to do is follow these simple instructions:

  1. Think of your Christmas card idea
  2. Visit the Katies Cards Facebook page (here)
  3. Click on the ‘like’ button at the top of the page Picture 1
  4. Post your idea on the Katies Cards wall in the box that says ‘Write something’

Picture 1And there you have it – you have entered the Katies Cards competition and all you have to do is wait until the 11th November when we will annouce the winner and the runners up!

Don’t delay – send us your ideas now!

Katie x

The winning idea will be developed as an animated Ecard by Katie’s Cards Ltd. The Ecard content and design may differ from the idea submitted. The final e card created by Katies Cards Ltd. will entirely remain the property of Katies Cards. Katies Cards reserves the right to use or develop any of the ideas submitted in the competition at any point in the future. By entering the competition you agree to the terms and conditions of the competition, which you can read by clicking here.


Announcing the competition winner! the Amazon voucher goes to Laura Orsini!

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Hi all,

We were very pleased to launch our very first Katies Cards competition in which you had to tell us which of our Christmas ecards was your favourite and why for the chance to win a £15 ($20) Amazon voucher!

It went really well and we received lots of interesting comments mainly about the Christmas Cottage and Christmas Candles cards which seem to be overall favourites!

We’re delighted to announce that the winner of the competition is Laura Orsini who wrote:

Of all the new Christmas card options, I LOVE the Christmas Candles card the most. The silhouettes to start are gorgeous – and the message at the end is priceless.

Congratulations Laura! A $20 Amazon voucher is on its way to you!

Also, runners up who will receive a free 1 year subscription to Katies Cards are:

Bob Grif

Faith Berry

Patricia Pears

I will announce the winner and runners-up on the Katies Cards Facebook page too.

Don’t worry if you missed out, I will be announcing ANOTHER competition in the next few days!

Katie x

Australian Labour day celebrations for Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and South Australia

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Hi there,

Monday the 3rd of October is the Labour day for many Australians located in Australians Capital Territory, New South Wales and South Australia and I am pleased to announce that we have adapted our Labour day e card to fit the spelling so that it can be used by Australians, Canadians and New Zealanders to help them celebrate!

Please take a look at our Labour day e-card catergory on our website and you will find cards with both versions of the spelling.

Also, don’t forget that today is the last day of the Katies Cards competition! Its your last chance to enter to be in with a chance of winning a £15 Amazon voucher so don’t delay – enter now! For instructions, please visit: http://ecards.katiescards.com/6237705747/enter-the-katies-cards-competition-to-be-in-with-a-chance-of-winning-a-15-amazon-voucher.html

I will announce the winner on Monday! Good luck, and have a lovely weekend!

Katie x

A great website for interesting things and inspiration!

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Hello!

I love to hunt around on the internet and often spend time looking for inspiration for e cards, ideas for recipes, gifts for friends or family or anything else I need an idea boost for!

Anyway, on my internet exploring I came across this great website that you might like called Daily Design Discovery. Each day this lovely website features something new, interesting and beautiful. Recently it has featured things such as an interesting article about an autistic cartoonist in the New York Times, Eames wire-base tables, some sculpture, prints and paintings as well as general beautiful objects such as the restored vintage typewritters by Kasbah Mod and the Vintage Beacon II/Whitehouse Camera.

Daily Design Discoveries

Daily Design Discoveries

Take a look, its a refreshing website and one that you will see something different!

Katie x

P.s. Don’t forget that the Katies Cards competition will close on tomorrow. Don’t miss out on your chance to be in with a chance of winning a £15 Amazon! For clear instructions on how to enter, please visit: http://ecards.katiescards.com/6237705747/enter-the-katies-cards-competition-to-be-in-with-a-chance-of-winning-a-15-amazon-voucher.html.

A yummy salmon and noodle recipe!

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Hi all,

I made this dish not long ago for Nick’s birthday and it was so lovely I just had to share it. It was an aromatic and spicy dish of marinated and fried salmon fillets and singapore noodles with vegetables. It was soo tasty because of all the lovely ingredients, and although there are a lot of ingredients, once you’ve done 10-15 minutes of preparation, its almost ready!

(Nigella's) Seared Salmon with Singapore Noodles

(Nigella's) Seared Salmon with Singapore Noodles

Its a Nigella recipe for and you can find the ingredients and method here. If you’re not keen on salmon you could replace it with chicken which I am sure would be just as delicious! I do love Nigella recipes – are you a fan of hers too? Have you got any Nigella or your own favourite recipes that you want to share?

Katie x

P.s. Don’t forget that the Katies Cards competition will close on friday. Don’t miss out on your chance to be in with a chance of winning a £15 Amazon! For clear instructions on how to enter, please visit: http://ecards.katiescards.com/6237705747/enter-the-katies-cards-competition-to-be-in-with-a-chance-of-winning-a-15-amazon-voucher.html. If you win, you could buy one of Nigella’s cook books for yourself!

(another) reminder to enter the Katies Cards competition!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

I’m sorry if this is annyoing you, but I really want to make sure you all know about the competition we are running and encourage you to enter! You could win a £15 Amazon voucher or if you are a runner-up, you will win a free 1 year Katies Cards membership!

The closing date is the 30th of September 2011- THIS FRIDAY, and to enter all you have to do is:

-Browse through our collection of Christmas e-cards and pick your favourite one
-Visit http://www.facebook.com/Katies.ecards (this is the official Katies Cards Facebook fan page) or click on this Facebook button 
-(On the Katies Cards Facebook page, find the ‘Like’ button – located at the top right of the page) Click the ‘Like’ button. It looks like this Picture 1
-Add your comment in the box that says ‘Write something’. It looks like this:

Picture 1

And thats it. All done and then you just have to wait until the 30th of September when we will announce the winner of the competition and the runners up!

Hope this helps. I am not meaning to patronise anyone with these instructions – I just know that some people are not completely familliar with Facebook and this will help them.

Katie x

Autumnal fun

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Hello,

I LOVE this time of year!

Everyone’s back at work/school /university after  summer holidays feeling rested and ready to take on challenges of year ahead. We have Halloween to look forward to plan for followed swiftly by Fireworks night which Plum hates!

The leaves on the trees are turning to their beautiful colours which are wonderful. When they fall I do feel sad, but there is nothing more satisfying than walking though them, kicking them into the air and listening for the crunchy sound under foot. This season really reminds me of being a kid, building dens, the excitement of playing outside in the dark, halloween, bonfire night and the anticipation that Christmas is coming! Its a magical time of year!

Katie x

P.s. don’t forget that Friday is the last day of the Katies Cards competition! Its your last chance to enter to be in with a chance of winning a £15 Amazon voucher so don’t delay – enter now! For instructions, please visit: http://ecards.katiescards.com/6237705747/enter-the-katies-cards-competition-to-be-in-with-a-chance-of-winning-a-15-amazon-voucher.html

A holiday for Racheal and don’t forget to enter the competition!

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Hi all,

Our new(ish) team member Racheal is going off for a well deserved break to a Greek island on Sunday for a week. She’s only been here 3 months but she has done lots to push forward our e cards, including helping me to get this blog up and running more regularly!

I have to say I’m rather jealous of her! I wish we’d had the foresight to book some time off, but with Molly and Joe still at school, we can only have a holiday during the school holidays.

Anyway, whilst she is away I will be getting on with some new e card designs, looking after the competion and answering e card queries. Talking about the competition, I know I have gone on and on about it, but the closing date is not until next Friday so please do enter. Apart from the fantastic £15 Amazon prize, it is also a chance for you to tell me your opinions and have some input into the new cards that are made.

Once again, all you have to do to enter is to choose your favourite Christmas ecard from our collection and then tell us why you like it on the Katies Cards Facebook page. For clearer instructions please take a look here.

Have a nice weekend!

Katie x

Summer memories and a beautiful tree

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Hi all,

Old news I know but summer has moved over to make space for autumn, which is a little sad for us here in Briton, who didn’t seem to get the summer we wanted. On one of the rare sunny days of the summer, I took this photo of a beautiful tree that I want to share with you. I walk past this tree every day on my walk in Bushy park with Plum and I think its magnificent.

Do you know what type of tree it is? Please comment if you can work it out!

Beautiful tree in Bushy park

Beautiful tree in Bushy park

I love trees with red or dark leaves. This photo is a perfect summer scene taken with my phone. There is a deer hiding from the sun under the tree and in the back ground a cricket match is taking place.

Katie x

P.s. Don’t forget to enter the Katies Cards competition to be in with a chance of winning a £15 Amazon voucher! All you have to do is pick your favourite Christmas e-card from our collection and tell us why you like it on our facebook page here http://www.facebook.com/Katies.ecards but make sure you make your entry before the 30th of September!

For more clear instructions on how to enter the competition have a look at this old blog post – http://ecards.katiescards.com/6237275747/clearer-instructions-for-the-competition.html.

Enter the Katies Cards competition to be in with a chance of winning a £15 Amazon voucher!

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Hello there,

Just a quick reminder about the  Katies Cards competition – don’t forget to enter – as you might win a £15 Amazon voucher!

The closing date is the 30th of September 2011, and to enter all you have to do is:

-Browse through our collection of Christmas e-cards and pick your favourite one
-Visit http://www.facebook.com/Katies.ecards (this is the official Katies Cards Facebook fan page) or click on this Facebook button 
-(On the Katies Cards Facebook page, find the ‘Like’ button – located at the top right of the page) Click the ‘Like’ button. It looks like this Picture 1
-Add your comment in the box that says ‘Write something’. It looks like this:

Picture 1

And thats it. All done and then you just have to wait until the 30th of September when we will announce the winner of the competition and the runners up!

Hope this helps. I am not meaning to patronise anyone with these instructions – I just know that some people are not completely familliar with Facebook and this will help them.

Katie x

Happy talk like a Pirate day!!! (and don’t forget to enter the competition!)

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Ahoy!

Did you know that today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day? The day, which all started on September 1995, was originally a bit of fun between 2 friends in America but the trend has captured the imagination and sense of fun of thousands around the world who all celebrate with pirate themed parties and other activities.

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Talk like a Pirate day has been celebrate since 1995

I love the harmless fun this day embodies and so thought it should be shared! A great day for kids to get involved in, play dress-up and learn about Pirates. You can find more out on this day on the official International Talk Like a Pirate website and there are also some fun activities for adults and children.

Hope you all enjoy the day – and don’t forget to enter our Katies Cards competition to be in with a chance of winning a £15 Amazon voucher! All you have to do is pick your favourite Christmas e-card from our collection and tell us why you like it on our facebook page here http://www.facebook.com/Katies.ecards.

For more clear instructions on how to enter the competition have a look at this old blog post – http://ecards.katiescards.com/6237275747/clearer-instructions-for-the-competition.html.

Katie x

Today is Stepfamily day in the US – and don’t forget to enter our competition!

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Hi all,

Today is National Stepfamily day in the United States. The day was set up in 1997 by a lady called Christy Borgeld in order to support stepfamillies of the US nation, helping them to support their children and to support them to become strong family structures.

What a lovely way to recognise the importance of the effort that many step-parents put into making family-life work and a great day to say thank you if you are part of a blended family.

I love days like these, where something that usually goes without recognition is brought to peoples attention.

Anyway, its nearly the weekend and I am really looking forward to having some relaxation after a very busy week! The Katies Cards competition is going well and we have had quite a few entries so far, but the deadline is not until the 30th of September, so if you haven’t already, do make sure that you enter it  for your chance to win a £15 Amazon voucher!

To enter the competition please:

-Browse through our collection of Christmas e-cards and pick your favourite one
-Visit http://www.facebook.com/Katies.ecards (this is the official Katies Cards Facebook fan page) or click on this Facebook button 
-(On the Katies Cards Facebook page, find the ‘Like’ button – located at the top right of the page) Click the ‘Like’ button. It looks like this Picture 1
-Add your comment in the box that says ‘Write something’. It looks like this:

Picture 1

And thats it. All done and then you just have to wait until the 30th of September when we will announce the winner of the competition and the runners up!

Let me know if you have any questions and have a nice weekend!

Katie x

Clearer instructions on how to enter the Katies Cards competition and be in with a chance of winning a £15 Amazon voucher!

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Hello there,

Since the launch of the £15 Amazon voucher competition I have been inundated with emails from lots of people telling me which card is their favourite Christmas e-card and it made me realise that I might not have been completely clear about how to enter the competition. So just to make sure, here is how you can enter and be in with a chance to win a £15 Amazon voucher:

-Browse through our collection of Christmas e-cards and pick your favourite one
-Visit http://www.facebook.com/Katies.ecards (this is the official Katies Cards Facebook fan page) or click on this Facebook button 
-(On the Katies Cards Facebook page, find the ‘Like’ button – located at the top right of the page) Click the ‘Like’ button. It looks like this Picture 1
-Add your comment in the box that says ‘Write something’. It looks like this:

Picture 1

And thats it. All done and then you just have to wait until the 30th of September when we will announce the winner of the competition and the runners up!

Hope this helps. I am not meaning to patronise anyone with these instructions – I just know that some people are not completely familliar with Facebook and this will help them.

Katie x

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Today is Roald Dahl day!

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Hello all!

Today is the official Roald Dahl day, a day dedicated to one of the most inspiring and popular children’s authors ever seen. Today would have been his 95th birthday and is also the 50th anniversary of the book James and the Giant Peach and I for one would like to remember this brilliant man and his work on his birthday with a birthday e greeting and I have the perfect one; the birthday cake maker.

You can find out more about events and activities being held today along with other interesting information about Roald Dahl and his books here.

Happy Roald Dahl day

Happy Roald Dahl day

And don’t forget – its competition time until the 30th of September – don’t miss out on your chance to win a £15 Amazon voucher!

How to enter
To enter the competition and be in with a chance of winning a £15 Amazon voucher, all you have to do is follow these simple instructions:

• Take a look at our range of Christmas ecards and pick your favourite one

• Become a Katie’s Cards Facebook fan by clicking here

• Post a comment on our page, telling us which Christmas e card is your favourite and why

At the end of the month, we will randomly pick a winner who will receive a £15 Amazon voucher and we’ll pick 3 others who will receive a free Katie’s Cards subscription or a free year extension to their membership! You don’t have to be a member to enter the competition so spread the word to your friends and family! The deadline is the 30th of September so enter now to make sure you’re in with a chance of winning!

Good luck!

Katie x

Katies Cards Facebook competition!

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Hi all,

I hope you’re all well today.

I have a fun challenge for you all today – the first person to get 10 of their friends to ‘like’ the Katies Cards Facebook business page will win a free 1 year subscription to Katies Cards, allowing them to send as many e cards as they like to as many people as they like for one whole year!

Tell your friends, tell your family, tell EVERYONE!

Facebook

Katies Cards Facebook page

Just direct people to the Katies Cards Facebook page (here) and tell them to press the ‘like’ button.

When 10 of your friends have ‘liked’ our page, just send me a quick message listing your friends. The first person to do so will be awarded with their prize!

Get going quickly!!!

Katie x