Sunday, 22 April 2012

Father's day Keepsake Competition Result!

Congratulations to the winner of 
The Guild of Keepsake Artists 
Father's Day Keepsake Competition: 

Neverland Keepsake Creations

Stunning silver hand/foot cufflinks 
made from your little one's prints.

2nd place went to
Little Boo Keepsakes

3rd place went to
Fingerprint Jewellery (Newcastle)

Thank you to everyone who voted in the competition! And don't forget to order your keepsake gifts well in advance as some bespoke items can take take weeks. Father's Day is June 19th this year!

If jewellery isn't really dad's thing then we have a wide range of other keepsake ideas including:

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Father's Day Competition

We have launched a Father's Day Competition over on the facebook page. Our members have submitted their best keepsake ideas suitable for Dad's so pop over and leave a comment to vote for your favourite:

There is a wide variety of keepsakes available and you might just see something unique that daddy will love!

Voting closes on Thursday at 8pm and the winner will be featured on the website in the run up to Sunday 19th June. The top 3 items will take pride of place on the cover photo of the facebook page!

If you want to submit an entry to the competition album then post your photo on our wall, entries will be taken up to 8pm tonight (Tuesday).

Friday, 13 April 2012

Website Launch!

That's right I said Launch...not Lunch! (i'm hungry can you tell?)

It's been a couple of months in the making but the website has finally gone LIVE! I wanted to make sure it's boots were polished and it has cleaned behind it's ears before exposing it to the public. As with any web development we will be adding and adapting it as we go along but so far the links are working, the shop is functioning and all systems are go.

We can now be found on

We have a fully interactive home page with direct links to the shop catagories and the large image at the top will take you to the recent featured artist blog posts:

Every member is eligable to purchase a 'pitch' on the site. We currently offer packages for 3 months and 12 months at very low prices so you can choose it to suit your business. We have started up with a nice selection of products from various keepsake artists:

Neverland Keepsake Creations are primarily jewelley but they also have products available in Men, Children & Love!

Ingrained in Grain are also Jewellery but their style is completely different!

Liboli Creations share a couple of their best selling keepsake in the paper craft catagory.

Pretty as a Picture have a variety of decorative handmade pictures for a range of purposes.

Heartworks is showcasing some of their most popular pieces in the textiles catagory and the Children's catagory.

Tammels who make felted creatures feature in the art objects catagory and also make wonderful gifts for Children.

Fingertips could have been a number of catagories but you will find their unique art in Decorative!

We are looking for any new members to set up their pitch so they can use it to direct to their customers, paypal provides a safe way to accept payments and customers should feel more comfortable ordering directly from the site.

So, who wants to join us on our exciting new venture? If you have any questions please email or visit the facebook page We are here to take the hassel and expense of selling and networking online!

Come and visit us and give us some feedback as we want to continually improve and develop the site to make it the best! A one stop shop for keepsake art

Friday, 6 April 2012

March- April Updates

I know I should update the blog much more than I do but its been a very busy month so I thought I would give you an update:

We have had lots of new members join us on our Facebook page and they all like to share their latest products and offers with us regularly. Its a great way to showcase your work and I share as many as I can. Talking of the Facebook page we have upgraded to Timeline, there are some little bugs with it but hopefully these will be ironed out. You can still post on the page as normal though! This is our current cover photos but I'm hoping to organise something whereby I can showcase certain keepsake artists for a few days at a time, do you think this is a good idea?

The new website is currently in development and we have a few of our most active members have signed up for a 'shop' page to advertise their products which they can sell directly. These shop pitches will be available to purchase very soon but I need to develop the site a bit more first. Here is an example of one of the pitches in progress:

As you can see there will be the various catagories on the left to search through including some aditional ones such as Weddings and Children. If you have a shop page I will add your products to 2 suitable catagories. If you are interested in having a pitch then please email and I will let you know as soon as it is available.

I also have the opportunity to write an article about the Guild of Keepsake Artists and I have been asking questions about running a keepsake business and about keepsakes in general and some of the answers will be featured in the article so if you want to get involved make sure you pop over to the facebook page and join in with our discussions.

That's all I'm going to give away for now but I will post a new blog when I get the website a bit more up to date and we can start organising more pitch places! Keep your eyes peeled :)