My first Guest has done so fantastic he really im so proud to call him my friend
BEDSITE.ie has been an active user of Twitter and it’s been nine months since we first started submitting #SBS Small Business Sunday tweets to Theo Paphitis our favourite BBC Dragon. On 5th June 2011 we were selected by Theo and became the first business from the Roi to win #SBS. After so many months of trying and perseverance , I was completed overjoyed and totally overwhelmed with the win. I would like to thank Theo for selecting us and for his continued support to small business. As I always repeatedly mention in my tweets “small business is the lifeblood of every economy” so is #SBS a very important platform to promote small business on twitter and I would recommend all small business to participate. Since our #SBS win we have gained new followers and many new friends, both in Ireland and the UK. We have seen a huge increase in traffic to our website www.bedsite.ie and have secured new orders as a result. It has certainly given our business badly needed exposure.
We have had an article published about our win in the Leinster Express and shortly a piece will run in the Irish Daily Mirror.
Our participation in #SBS doesn’t stop now that we have won, we continue to support it and encourage other small business to get involved.
Of course all this would not have been possible without Theo Paphitis and a special mention about someone who has been very passionate in promoting #SBS and a great help to others ShellyBobbins.
WOW ~~~ John this is fantastic news thank you for your kind words my friend, cant wait to meet up with you #SBS winners reunion !!
Thank you for being shellys guest on this very special day
Love Shellybobbins xxx
My next guest is so lovely ~~~ Aimee from Revitalize Fit
Hiys Shelly x Thanks for including me on your blog and for all your help and support over this last crazy week!! There isn't many genuine people in the world but i'm pretty sure you are one of them!!!! Many thanks, Aimee xxxx
Winning SBS on Sunday has made this one crazy week!!! In the half hour after getting my retweet from TheoPaphitis I had about 150 lovely new followers. My phone just kept pinging with many many mentions with words of congratulations! As a result I have press releases to write, radio interviews to prepare for and 3 new clients sign up!! I am sad that my winning week is coming to an end but I am proud to have been inducted to a warm, welcoming and positive #SBS community that I will enjoy being a part of for many more weeks to come. Thank you Theo for making my week crazy!!!!
Visit our website to find out more information about Revitalize Fitness
WOW ~~~ What an amazing week you had Aimee well done im so proud of you ! Im sure as a small business you will join in keeping up supporting #SBS as much as you can as It really is one big family.
Thank you for being a guest on this very special day
Love Shellybobbins xxxx
GIVEAWAY ~~~~~~ GIVEAWAY ~~~~~~~~ GIVEAWAY ~~~~~~~~GIVEAWAY
This lovely lady called val from SlickSilver Our last guest blog along with a gorgeous double giveaway
I am a jewellery-making late starter after crafting all my life in various forms. I've always loved sewing and I often incorporate embroidery techniques in my silver work, but my greatest joy comes from unpredictability! I love reticulating silver and have no idea when I start with a sheet, what I'm going to end up with which is probably not the ideal way for a silversmith to work! I have tried working to a formal design but inevitably I come back to what I love best! The attached photo features a piece of reticulated silver which I have cut, turned and then reattached and set off with a bezel set piece of turquoise seaglass from one of my local beaches.
I apply the same principles when working with my other great love, anodised aluminium. This allows me to freely express my love of colour and I apply the specialist inks, dyes and textures in a variety of ways. I use many ways of applying them, dyeing and overdyeing until I reach a design that I'm happy with. I work on a small sheet of aluminium and sometimes I have a clear design in my head, although it doesn't always work in the way I'd planned. Back to the unpredictability!! I can look at a sheet after it's been sealed and be disappointed, but after it's cut and textured suddenly it can be transformed into pieces of stunning jewellery that I absolutely love. I keep the pieces totally unique by only ever making a small amount of any one design, which I don't repeat, and I cut it so that the patterns run in different ways.
I get completely absorbed when I'm making jewellery in my studio and I find that there's a kind of 'cross pollination' with my work and that of my husband's (he's an artist/composer). We both love texture and splashing colour around and there are often some amazing similarities in our work
This is just a small bit of what val does
Val has sent these two gorgeous giveaways ~~~~ for 2 !! lucky winners all you have to do is tell me what her companys name is
Competition ends 8pm on the 13th July 2011
TWO WINNERS choosen
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I hope you have enjoyed reading this blog post and joining in this virtual celebration
Love Shellybobbins xxxx
please email me your address you will find my contact email address at the top of the blog in "Contacts" thank you so much for entering & well done to you both I hope there will be a lovely follow up to see please email me pictures once you have received your lovely gift donated by Slick Silver Jewellery
Love Shellybobbins xxx