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cosy-christmasHere at Belly Button we love getting ready for a cosy Christmas, snuggled up by the fire with hot chocolate and mince pies!

Our Marmalade range is perfect for the cozy christmas lover, inspired by festive jumpers, gingerbread and Christmas puddings.

Look out for these festive lovelies in shops near you.

We would love to know which design is your favourite!

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Here at Belly Button we had a family fun day on Saturday to raise money for

Children in Need.

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We had a selection of delicious cakes and drinks, including Victoria sponge, flapjacks, chocolate cake and rocky roads.

The  children had a great time decorating albums with tulip and jewels to take home (even the adults got stuck in)

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped out and baked lots of delicious things to sell, we raised lots of money for Children in Need!

IMG_0609Yummy cake and meringues!


All the children loved painting their albums, they used lots of brightly coloured tulip and jewels!IMG_0602 IMG_0610

Everybody baked lots of lovely things including, Banana and Nutella muffins, rocky roads and butterfly cupcakes.IMG_0626


Lucy helping to paint the albums.IMG_0620

Even the parents got involved, everybody loves a bit of glitter and sparkle!

IMG_0639Our beautiful Belly Button sign, complete with plenty of jewels!

We would love to know if you are doing anything to help raise money for Children in Need.

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Paloma giftwrap 3IMG_0181Tie the ribbon on the perfect present with our gorgeous Paloma giftwrap!

Belly Buttons fabulous new range of Paloma giftwrap has arrived, with three beautiful new designs including the classic Paloma hearts, butterflies and blossom.

Each sheet measures 500 x 690mm and is double sided, with one silver and gold foiled side.

Look out for these lovely designs in shops near you!


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Here at Belly Button we love anything glittery and with Halloween right around the corner, we thought what could be better than making a glittery pumpkin (or two)glitter pupmkins tutorial

Free foliage photoshop brushes from Creature Comforts blogthings you will need

Things you will need – Pumpkins, glitter, pva glue and also a pencil and a paintbrushdraw on the circlesapply the gluesprinkle on the glitter

Once the glue and glitter have dried brush away any excess glitter to reveal your fabulous sparkly polka dots underneath!edit6

If you want to add even more sparkle to your pumpkin you can cover the stalk in glitter too.

We also decorated a smaller pumpkin by covering the bottom half in glitter and then adding a gold bow, you can go all out or keep it very simple, it’s completely up to you.IMG_0564IMG_0542

We would love to know if you make your own glittery pumpkin, so make sure to tweet us a photo if you do!
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Here at Belly Button we love nothing more than a fabulous party, and what could be more fabulous than having one to celebrate our Henries Platinum win!  This year our best-selling metallic foil embossed Platinum range received a prestigious Henries award for ‘Best Relations and Occasions’ and we couldn’t have been happier! We had a lovely party this morning to celebrate, and of course a party isn’t a party without tea and cake (which we had plenty of).IMG_0087

Our gorgeous display of Platinum cards, notebooks, gift wrap, gift bags and mugs.



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One of the gorgeous Platinum gift bags ‘For You With Love’IMG_0120

Belly Button designs founder and creative director Rachel holding the awardIMG_0136

The perfect Platinum Anniversary Card!IMG_0138

Beautiful notebooks in tree and heart designs.


IMG_0103The Belly Button team enjoying the party and little Mitzi making an appearance!

The party was a lovely follow up from a fabulous evening at the Henries.

We would love to know what your favourite Platinum product or card is!

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Party, party!

After being nominated for 3 Henries Awards we set off for the awards night at the Royal Lancaster, London last night. What a fabulous time we had!

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It was lovely to see Jakki and Warren from Progressive Greetings

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and also Janet and Glynn from G F Smith.

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It was great to catch-up with Debbie Wigglesworth too.

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We had fabulous pre-dinner drinks in The Nipa Restuarant at the Royal Lancaster.


A few guests were carnival dancing before dinner too!


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Top comedian Tom Stade (below) took charge of presenting the awards,

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with a surprise award for Jakki and Warren for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award.

The wonderful announcement of our own win for Best Relations and Occasions with our best-selling Platinum range was the icing on the cake!

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Rachel proudly receiving the Henrie Award.IMG_3522

Belly Button’s fabulous Creative Director and Senior Designer holding on tight to the prestigious award!

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After the awards it was time to hit the dance floor in true Belly Button style, we danced the night away to the sound of MadHen, one of the most inspirational bands we have ever seen!


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With carriages at 2am we were sad to leave after what had been such a magical memorable night. It was time to go to bed ready to catch the train back to Manchester. To end the adventure back in Manchester some of the Belly Buttons (still a little bleary eyed!) were slow to get off the train resulting in the train driving out of the station while they were still on it, leaving Katie speechless on the platform!


Don’t worry though, the lost Belly Buttons have been found and brought back to the studio safely!
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We are very excited to announce that we have won a prestigious Henries Award! Our best-selling metallic foil embossed Platinum range received an award for ‘Best Relations and Occasions’.

A big thank you to Jakki and Warren for once again creating such a spectacular night to remember!


Belly Button’s Founder and Creative Director Rachel Hare collecting the wonderful award from comedian Tom Stade!

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Here at Belly Button we are very excited as it is nearly time for the Henries, this year is a carnival theme and look at the gorgeous invitation we received!

Belly Button have been nominated for 3 awards, Platinum for ‘Best relations and occasions’, Paloma for ‘Best handmade or hand finished’ and Spiced Marmalade range is nominated for ‘Best Christmas Counter’

We can’t wait to have lots of carnival style fun on Thursday


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Here at Belly Button we have loved this years London fashion week! Here are some of our favourite looks from Maria Grachvogel.

All of these gorgeous outfits are from the Spring/Summer 2014 range and we just love everything!


We loved the pastel shades for Spring and Summer and the floaty chiffon fabric,especially the duck egg blue!


Another of our favourite designers was Vivienne Westwood. We always love her choice of colours and patterns. A lot of Vivienne’s pieces were very floral and here at Belly Button we do love anything floral!


We loved the bright colours and use of colour blocking in Roksanda Ilincic’s dresses, they are perfect for Spring and summer!

We can’t wait for next years London Fashion Week and to see the trends for 2015.

What was your favourite trend for Spring and summer 2014? We would love to know!

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Fancy a big burst of colour this week? Get yourself a selection of Marmalade giftbags, packed full of beautiful illustrations, bright colours and gorgeous satin ribbon in co-ordinating shades!







8 fabulous designs to choose from. Our favourite is the of course the afternoon tea bag! (below)


Send a present in it or just keep it for yourself to store your secret treasures!



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