#SmallBiz Series Part 10 Featuring Bonfire Cherry Prints

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

#SmallBiz Series!
Hello there! I have decided to start another new series on my Blog, this time focussing on small businesses. Being a blogger I am regularly put in touch with owners of small businesses and it is a really enjoyable part of being a blogger. Whether it be reviewing a product, service or finding a new company which sells fashion at an affordable price, there is often a small team of people behind it, plugging away, putting in the late nights and the early mornings trying everything to make a success out of their little business. I do feel, that as bloggers we do owe some responsibility to them as more and more of them are turning to Twitter and bloggers alike to promote themselves. Plus, I think it's fun being one of only a handful of bloggers lucky enough to discover a burgeoning business and getting to trial some of their products! Or is that just me!?

I have found all of the business I'll be featuring on twitter, under the hashtag #smallbiz as that is where they were all hiding! To start with, I'll be featuring a couple of the small businesses I've already come into contact with, as that way I hope that a few of you will have already heard of them too!

So if you like finding new places to buy fashion, beauty or a present for your loved one, sit back, grab a cuppa and read on!
Read Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 |Part 9 | Special Feature: Forever Memory Bears |

Today I want to introduce 'Bonfire Cherry', a small business that produces unique products such as prints, tote bags, brooches and notebooks using the printing method called 'lino cut.'

Started in 2008/2009 as part of his final year Graphic's project and utlising the skills he had learnt during his course, Matthew took the brave step to launch it as a viable business. He had tried to do this before starting college but felt he was not ready, financially, to do so.
Being brave enough to use his Graphic's course as a Launchpad, he now sells his designs online and is currently trying to launch his Coastal Project. He wants to place prints of coastal towns onto tote bags and currently has 3 signed up but needs more to fulfil his brief!
Personally, I'd love a tote bag or a print of the coastal town i'd visited as a little memento of the trip. (Read more here

As a creative person Matthew always likes to get his ideas out of his mind and onto something tangible and in this case it is prints. The first time he tried lino-cut he wasn't too successful, but tenacious he never gave up and luckily for him, he believes his skills have improved! Sometimes it's not how hard we fall, but how many times we get back up that determines success.

As you can see from his designs, he puts a lot of work into each individual design and the results speak for themselves. I'm sure Matthew would be only too happy to help you if you had a particular print or design in mind. That way you can be sure of getting a one-of-a-kind design that will make you the envy of all of your friends! I'm sure he'd even do a Blogger related one if you asked him nicely! ;0)

As these designs show, hard work and dedication can get you anywhere! I highly suggest you take a look at his website and have a flick through his designs! I'd love to know which one you'd go for! Would you be more inclined to get a print done, or is a tote bag more your thing?!? Personally I love the prints as I'm always on the lookout for more art to put on my walls. What image would you have printed up?? Anything special in mind? Let me know!

Find Bonfire Cherry online here: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Website |


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