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Favourites From The Autumn Range

I have been busy, so sorry to have not reported in sooner on this! I’ve been doing plenty of parties, orders from both regular and new customers are coming in thick and fast now, and I’ve lovely new traders, too. It’s a sure sign that we’ve hit busy season!

So, onto a few of my top picks from the new range

little kittens note cards

Little Kittens Note Cards set GP01 – £10

I love these! 30 note cards with 30 brown ribbed envelopes, presented in this cute little case. They’re already proving popular and I can see them flying out as they will make such lovely Christmas gifts for cat-lovers.

lazy dog days

Lazy Dog Days L274 £1.50 (or £1.20 when you buy any 10 or more)

So sweet! As with all of the cards, this is blank inside for your own message. There is also a cat version, too.

christmas lotto

Christmas Lotto GP03 £5

This game comes with 4 A5 lotto boards and will be perfect for getting everybody into the Christmas mood!

i love tractors

I Love Tractors S228 £1.50 (or £1.20 when you buy any 10 or more)

I think this card would be perfect for little boys (or big boys!)

finger puppets














Colour-in Finger Puppets CP008 £3

My daughter will definitely be needing these! She loves colouring in anyway, and then there are finger puppets to play with – love them!

Hope you like these, too – the full range, including all of the new and Christmas products can be bought from my shop now, and you can expect delivery to you within 3-5 days.

If you’d like more information about selling the range yourself, my website has more information here, and do feel free to email me for an information pack and with any questions you may have at joloreading@gmail.com



Hooray for the Autumn Range!

autumn supplementI’m excitable as we have new products today! The autumn range has been released and it’s very good (no bias here!).

There are 76 new products, with plenty of fresh designs to choose from. I’ve just ordered all of them in so I can’t wait to see them all! From what I’ve seen so far, I’m loving Super Heroines, Lazy Dog Days and the Little Kittens packs – so cute!

The full range is available on my website here, so can all be ordered now. Why not stock up on your every day cards and get your Christmas cards, stationery and advent calendars ordered at the same time? All organised and you’ll only pay delivery once.

The entire range is at www.jocelynscards.co.uk and do remember that this is a business for everyone, so if you fancy selling these fabulous things, too, get in touch to find out more 🙂

Made My Day

A couple of days ago, our local Mums in the Know website featured a fantastic review of my business, written by one of my lovely customers. It reads..

hannah's pic‘I always like to keep a stash of cards in my top drawer. Being a busy Mum of two and running my own business time always seems to be short and birthdays or special occasions suddenly creep up on me. I bet many Mums can relate to this! Not only do I now have to remember my own friends’ birthdays and anniversaries but my kids seem to be being invited to more and more kids birthday parties too.

I used to pop down M&S every few months and stock up on a range of greetings cards (kids birthday cards, ladies and men’s cards, thank you cards etc) and keep them in that top drawer. Then I could grab one out of the drawer whenever a birthday crept up that I had forgotten about. That was until I stumbled across iHaveCards on twitter. iHaveCards is run by Sutton Coldfield based Jocelyn Reading, a young Mum of two young children, who trades in the Phoenix range of cards, which are absolutely lovely. The cards are so unique and Jocelyn is so forthcoming.

So I decided I didn’t want to put my money towards a large impersonal company anymore but instead support a local Mum trying to earn a living for her young family. What’s not to relate to? I need cards and she sells them, simple really. I’ve taken a photo of just a few of the cards I have bought from Jocelyn (my stack is starting to go down already so I will have to re-stock again soon). On the left you can see some of the kids cards, on the right are some of the ladies cards, in the middle are two male ones. You can’t see it in the picture but some of cards are even 3D. This is just a small selection of the ones I have bought, there are so many more in the range. And Jocelyn stocks loads of other stationary too, gift wrap, tags, present accessories and lots more.

Now I contact Jocelyn every few months instead of going to M&S and I buy a bulk of cards from her to put in my top drawer. It’s so easy, I can phone her, email her, buy via her website or I’ve even visited her and had a mooch through her entire collection. She does Facebook parties and open house evenings as well to get extra discounts. And you don’t have to buy in bulk like me, you can just get one-off cards.

And I have not been bribed to write this, I just simply believe in supporting other mothers around the area who are providing great products and a great service.
Hannah x’

I’m so pleased with it and it really made my day. It’s fabulous that it’s so positive, but it’s just the fact that Hannah took the time out of her very busy life (she runs Kids Let’s Dance, as well as looking after her children) to write and share this that touched me the most. Thank you so much Hannah, as you’ve made my day (possibly my week..!) Oh, and I’m quite partial to the ‘young mum’ comment, too – not sure that’s strictly accurate, but thanks so much… ;-)!

Remember, my shop’s at www.jocelynscards.co.uk and if you fancy selling cards, too, I’m always happy to welcome and support new team members 🙂

Special Offers!!

For the month of July, I will be entering every order that I receive into a draw and one lucky person will win a gift voucher to spend with me on their next order, for the same value as their July order – whether that be £5 or £500 – I’ll match it!

In addition to this, I’m offering FREE P&P on all orders that are emailed/posted to me (I cannot offer this on orders placed through my website). Do bear in mind that I batch order at the end of the month, so if ordering in this way to qualify for free P&P, there may be a little wait and you’ll receive your things in early August. If you need them sooner, just use my website as you should receive your order within 3-5 days that way, though the P&P cannot be waived.

AND, as if that’s not enough!, if you spend over £30, you’ll receive a free gift, too 😉

So much to choose from - shop now!

So if you’ve been meaning to order and haven’t quite got round to it, I’d say this is the month to sort it! Take a look now at www.jocelynscards.co.uk or if you’d prefer to shop by browsing a brochure and see samples, get in touch and I’ll post you out a free pack.

My Picks of the Week #13 Dogs

This one’s for all the dog lovers out there….!

Chilli Dogs WS251 £1.50 or £1.20 when you buy any 10 or more

Chilli Dogs

Chilli Dogs



This one is very cute, and very popular! It’s matt, embossed, and as with all of our cards. blank for your own message.






Walking in the Park WS206 £1.50 or £1.20 when you buy any 10 or more

Walking in the Park

Walking in the Park



This one is matt textured, and I love the little details – plenty of park action!









Dogs WS213 £1.50 or £1.20 when you buy any 10 or more

Another embossed one, with a lovely variety of breeds.

Or you may choose to send Five Little Beach Huts, Birthday Dogs, Heart Dogs or Walkies

And if you’ve any ‘thanks yous’ to send, this one may be perfect! £4 for a pack of 10 postcards.



Happy Shopping! All, and many more!, cards are at www.jocelynscards.co.uk


My Picks of the Week #12 Cakes

So today, thanks to @vix0707, we’re going for a cake theme! As she says, it’s a Monday morning and cake cheers everyone up! The only problem with going for a cake theme is that there sooo many cake related cards to choose from, so I’ve picked a few of them out here for you, and to see more, just type ‘cake’ into the product search box on my website 🙂

Birthday Cupcake WS162

Birthday Cupcake WS162

Birthday Cupcake WS162 £1.50 each or £1.20 when you buy any 10 or more

Love, love this one! Really cute, cupcake shaped card – I sell a lot of these!!

Little Cupcakes WS220 £1.50 each or £1.20 when you buy any 10 or more

Continuing with the cupcakes theme, this one’s really pretty, and all glittery.

Macaroons WS242 £1.50 each or £1.20 when you buy any 10 or more

If macaroons are more your thing, try this one!

Butterfly Cupcakes LS20 £1.50 each or £1.20 when you buy any 10 or more

Butterfly Cupcakes LS20

Butterfly Cupcakes LS20

Month in and month out, this is Phoenix’s best selling card. I’m not at all surprised as it is absolutely gorgeous – all of the butterflies wings pop out and it’s glittery, so versatile – a birthday card, get well, anniversary -whatever you want!

Cupcake Stand AL76 £1.50 each or £1.20 when you buy any 10 or more

Really sweet as it’s a cut-out card, in the shape of the cupcake stand.

Birthday Slice AL50  £1.50 each or £1.20 when you buy any 10 or more

Another popular one, shaped as a slice of cake!

Birthday Cake 3D card 3D03 £2.50

Birthday Cake 3D03

Birthday Cake 3D03

One of our large 3D cards, standing 257mm high, really pretty and something a little different.

Similarly, we have Cake Stand 3D04 for £2.50, too.

Then perhaps the very pretty, glittery, Box of Cakes GM01  £1.50 each or £1.20 when you buy any 10 or more

And to round us off, a pack of Little Cakes postcards M79 for £4 

As I say, though, there are loads more – so hard to choose. There are patriotic cupcakes, mini gift cards with cakes on, patisserie, tea and cake shops, french fancies, great cakes, cool cakes, fairy cakes, and more!! You can nosey about at them all in my shop at www.jocelynscards.co.uk 

While typing this, I was thinking that if you’re a cake seller, or baker as I believe you’re known?!, and you’d like to send cards or little gift cards out to your customers, please do get in touch with me directly at joloreading@gmail.com

And to sell these gorgeous delights yourself? My team is growing – would you like to be next to come aboard?! Find out more here.

My Picks of the Week #10

I thought I’d go for a pirates theme this week. I often lean towards girly ones like fairies and princesses as my daughter inspires those ones, so this one’s for the boys! (Though having said that, it’s a ridiculous gender-specific comment, as my daughter loves Jake and the Neverland Pirates, so really this one’s for the girls, too..!)

pirate shipPirate Ship AL83 £1.50 each or £1.20 when you buy any 10 or more cards

I love this one! It’s die cut (shaped!), and has all the best pirate things – the ship, skull and crew!

Pirates S201 £1.50 each or £1.20 when you buy any 10 or more cards 

With images of the all-important treasure map and treasure chest!


Skull & Crossbones gift wrap GW93 £1.00 skull and crossbones wrap

There’s this gift wrap, and then a matching skull tag, paper chains, door hanger, and a card of a cut-out skull and crossbones – very eye-catching!

Pirate Stationery Set RBS36 £3.00

Perfect for young letter writing pirates or as thank you notes, 10 A4 sheets and 10 DL envelopes per pack.

There are 2 of the smaller cards, for 75p each, working the pirate theme – Pirate Galleon B005 and Birthday Pirate Mouse B012

ahoy invitationAnd then we have the Ahoy Invitations IV83 and Ahoy Thank Yous TY93, both £4.00 each, including 10 postcards and 10 brightly coloured envelopes per pack.

I think that should cover every party, card and stationery need for ‘me hearties’?!

All can be found in my shop at www.jocelynscards.co.uk I’ll be hosting an on-line party over on my Facebook page and Twitter feed this Wednesday 29th May at 8pm, so if you’re liking what you’re seeing, feel free to pop along for a chat about all things Phoenix, and a nosey at some more of the products  🙂

Get in touch for more information about selling the Phoenix range yourself.