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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!

29 Nov

If you haven’t already started, then now is the perfect time to get on with your Christmas shopping! ImageThis weekend I am holding a Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale in my Etsy shop and everything has been marked down by 15%!

ImageThe Candy Tree is currently offering a wide range of goodies that are just perfect for giving. From Cross Stitch Christmas Cards, to bImageeautiful sterling silver jewellery and my new range of knitted hats which are ideal for keeping warm in these cold months. Of course you could always treat yourself to a new scarf whilst you’re at it!

The sale runs from first thing on Friday morning right the way through to midnight on Monday (GMT). There is no need to mess around with coupon codes as all of my products have already been marked down by 15%.

Happy Shopping!

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The Week Ahead – Hats and Scarves and Cards, Oh My!

11 Nov

Last week I had a little break from my blog – I was concentrating on getting my new slouchy beanie hats ready to list and was working on a custom merino wool ribbed scarf. This was the first time I had used this 100% merino chunky wool and it was a dream to knit with. Lovely and soft with great stitch definition. DSC_0416

2013-11-04 21.52.43I have also started knitting a new diamond patterned scarf which combined with this multi-coloured chunky yarn creates a Fair Isle style (but not nearly as complicated!) I still intend to teach myself the Fair Isle knitting technique, but that might have to wait until the Christmas holidays!

Speaking of holidays, I’ve been working on more Christmas card designs and just love this geeky QR code design! When scanned, this design simply shows the message ‘Merry Christmas!’, but the ChristmasQRCard1beauty of QR codes is that they can be programmed to read any message you like (up to 200 characters). They can even link to a photo or website address. Just get in touch if you would like to order a custom QR code design!

So what’s next? I’m so pleased with my new beanie hats, and once I’ve finished this chunky diamond scarf I’m going to create a new pattern to broaden my range – keep ‘em peeled!

Friday Finds – Snowflakes!

25 Oct

‘Snowflakes!’ by The Candy Tree

This week I’m featuring a whole load of snowflake goodies – I love the unique nature of snowflakes, and these handmade delights are equally unique!


Silver Snowflake Stud Earrin…

$34

White SNOWFLAKE Charm With C…

$3.59

Recycled Lasercut Snowflake …

$2.95

x26 Mixed-size Festive Snowf…

$38.99

Tatting Silver Beaded Christ…

$7

Three large detailed pattern…

$18.2

Snowflake earrings , Christm…

$8

Snowflake Christmas Tree Dec…

$7.99

Felt snowflake trim – blue, …

$2.5

Love heart snowflake Christm…

$4

Snowflake Glass Earring Stud…

$20

Silver Snowflake Bangle – Wi…

$25

Snowflake heart brooch / pin…

$4.95

Knitted Snowflake Christmas …

$9

White cotton doilies, croche…

$12

Winter Wedding Snowflake Cup…

$6

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Friday Finds – Christmas in July – Festive Collection

19 Jul

‘Christmas in July – Festive Collection’ by The Candy Tree

Get 10% off all these festive goodies with Coupon Code CIJUK10!

CIJ Snowflake Glass Ring Whi…

$10

CIJ 10% OFF Fabric Christmas…

$9.95

Beaded star Christmas decora…

$5

Christmas Gift Card Holder, …

$1.5

CIJUK10 Mini Christmas cards…

$12.99

Winter wedding decoration Pe…

$90

Christmas Gift Tags Round La…

$4.5

Felt Christmas decorations. …

$18

Lavender Christmas tree deco…

$1.99

CIJ – 10% Off Personalized C…

$20

Large Blue Christmas Tree De…

$6

Laceheart Card Wedding Anniv…

$5

Hand Embroidered Christmas H…

$7

Rose Vintage Tin Disk, Love …

$58

Cij Sale 10% Off Christmas S…

$8

Christmas Snowflake Complete…

$20

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Friday Finds – Christmas in July

5 Jul

‘Christmas in July!’ by The Candy Tree

A selection of goodies included in the Christmas in July Sale! Use Coupon Code CIJUK10 for 10% off!


CIJ Snowflake Stud Earrings …

$20

Red Beaded Christmas Decorat…

$7

10% off Snowflakes Winter Or…

$12

Christmas tree polymer clay …

$5

CIJ 10% OFF – Reindeer Mini …

$2.95

Christmas Stocking knitted r…

$100

CIJ – Nadolig Llawen Welsh C…

$1.5

Mini Christmas cards set – 1…

$12.99

Felt Christmas Ornament, Sca…

$8

Christmas Snowflake Aluminum…

$12.5

Reindeer and Snowflake Chris…

$2.5

CIJ 10% OFF – Teal Tree Earr…

$6

Cij Sale 10% Off Christmas S…

$10

Rustic Christmas Tree Decora…

$15.5

Metal Plaque Pewter Embossed…

$9

Christmas Tree Wall Hanging …

$25

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The Week Ahead – Christmas in July Sale!

1 Jul

I can’t believe it’s July already, and before you know it, it’s going to be Christmas again!  What better way to get ready for the best day of the year by checking out Etsy’s Christmas in July Sale!

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Everything in my Etsy shop is included – not just the Christmassy goodies.  Simply use Coupon Code CIJUK10 for 10% off your order!

There are many shops taking part in this wonderful sale.  Click here to see a selection of goodies from other shops around the UK.

This sale is running for the entire month of July, so what are you waiting for?  Cosy knitted scarves and hand stitched Christmas cards all make gift giving that bit more special.  Show someone that you really care with a handmade present!

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Christmas Post Deadline

7 Nov

It happens to the best of us – no matter how far in advance we try to plan Christmas, there is almost one last minute present to buy!

Below are the recommended last posting days for Christmas published by the Royal Mail.  However, these are only recommendations and I would suggest placing any last minute orders as early as possible to help to ensure your package arrives on time.  Another thing to note is that there are many external factors which can delay your mail – especially international deliveries – such as bad weather or customs.  If you place an order before these timescales, I still cannot guarantee that your package will arrive on time, but I will ensure that it is posted as soon as possible.

If you have a special present to send which absolutely must arrive on time, I suggest you get in touch with me before placing your order and I can look at alternative delivery options – but please note that these will most likely incur additional costs.

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Image by Matthew De Valle

Christmas is a special time of year for most people, and I know how important it is to get those presents delivered on time.  All of my items are beautifully presented in good quality tissue paper or organza pouches, but if you would like your purchase to be posted directly to the recipient as a gift, just give me a note of the name, address and any personal message you would like included.

Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2012

Asia, Australia, Far East (including Japan), New Zealand – Wednesday 5 December

Eastern Europe, USA & Canada – Monday 10 December

Western Europe – Wednesday 12 December

UK – Thursday 20 December

So don’t delay any further – go get that shopping done!

The Holidays are Coming!

19 Sep

Ok, so it’s only September but that’s only about three more pay days until Christmas – so it’s time to start shopping!

Ever since I started selling on Etsy I have beeing trying to focus on buying one of a kind and/or handmade gifts for my family whenever possible because it feels that bit more special.  However, this means that I need to be organised because many handmade items are made to order and although Etsy is an international selling community, the majority of its sellers are from the US meaning posting times are much longer as well.

One of my latest creations – perfect for keeping warm whilst doing your Christmas shopping!

I’ve been stocking up my shop all summer whilst things have been quiet in the hope that the run up to Christmas will bring me more sales.  In order to try to encourage people to be as organised as I am (or at least trying to be!) I have decided to offer free postage to my UK customers between now and the end of October.  This is a great way for people to save a bit of money during this expensive time of the year and get those first pressies bought before the mad rush begins.

If you are in the UK and would like to take advantage of this offer – simply visit my Etsy Shop and use Coupon Code “FREEPOST12” at checkout (without the quotation marks) and you will not have to pay any postage costs!

Remember – you have until 31 October to take advantage of this fab offer!