Posted on March 23, 2011

Mumpreneur Feature & FAB giveaway – Louise ***CLOSED***

competiton/ giveaway/ Mum in Business

Louise from Little Silver Touches is our Mumpreneur feature today and she is giving away a gorgeous fingerprint charm! Do Not Miss this giveaway :O)

Who are you?
I’m Louise, stay-at-home mummy to two lovely boys aged 3 and 1. I also run Little Silver Touches www.littlesilvertouches.co.uk, my personalised silver jewellery business.
 What do you do?
I make beautiful silver jewellery that is unique to my customers. My range features your loved one’s fingerprint, handprint, drawings, words, even pawprints!
When did you establish your business?
I officially started my business early in 2010…after over a year of procrastination and perfecting of my techniques and products. My youngest son arrived on New Year’s Day 2010 and I took him to a start-up business course a few weeks later!
What made you start your own business?
I didn’t go back to work after the birth of my first baby and, much as I adore being at home with the boys, felt the need to maintain an interest away from motherhood too! I’ve enjoyed making silver jewellery for years as a hobby and decided to take it a step further.
 
What do you love about working for yourself?
Lots of things, but especially the scope to be creative, make my own decisions and provide great customer service (I hope that my customers agree!).
 
Is there anything you do not like about working for yourself?
It can be lonely at times and juggling the business with a young family is challenging. I’m also not great at shouting about my business so I do find promoting Little Silver Touches quite hard!
 
Is there anything you would go back and do differently if you could?
I’d have more confidence in my own abilities… I paid for a few things that, in retrospect, I could have done myself.
What advice would you give to a Mum considering starting her own business?
I received some great start-up support and funding and also have a business mentor, who is invaluable.  It’s definitely worth spending some time exploring what support is available to you. I also found that writing a business plan really helped to focus my thoughts and gave me the confidence to go for it!
As I said Louise is giving away one of these fab fingerprint charms – made from a fingerprint of one of your loved ones! The winner of the giveaway can choose shape… circular, square, heart or oval and can also have a name engraved on it if you choose!
So to enter this fab giveaway – YOU MUST visit Little Silver Touches and come back here and tell me your favourite item on their website!

For extra entries you may –
  • Follow this blog via GFC
  • Follow me on twitter @SoniaThorpe
  • Follow Louise on twitter @silvertouches
  • Tweet “I want to win a fingerprint charm from @silvertouches on @SoniaThorpe blog – http://thismummyloves.blogspot.com”
So a total of 5 entries per person – PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure you leave a different comment for each entry! Winner will be announced on 31st March 2011 & UK entries only please – Thank you x

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71 Comments

  • Reply ..:.lab.:.. March 31, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    I now follow @silvertouches on Twitter (I'm @_lab_)

  • Reply ..:.lab.:.. March 31, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    I follow @SoniaThorpe on Twitter (I'm @_lab_)

  • Reply ..:.lab.:.. March 31, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    My favourite is the silver fingerprint bangle with charm.

  • Reply Joanne March 31, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    I have tweeted as @joanneblunt

  • Reply Joanne March 31, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    I am now following @silvertouches on twitter as @joanneblunt

  • Reply Joanne March 31, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I already follow @SoniaThorpe on twitter as @joanneblunt

  • Reply Joanne March 31, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I am following your blog.

  • Reply Joanne March 31, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Difficult to choose but I love the Sweetheart Bracelet.

  • Reply Mrs E March 31, 2011 at 8:51 am

    I follow your blog on GFC aleady!

    I love the chunky charm bracelet!

  • Reply Mrs E March 31, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I now follow Louise on twiter @silvertouches.

    I love the chunky charm bracelet!

  • Reply Mrs E March 31, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I follow @SoniaThorpe on twitter.

    I love the chunky charm bracelet, its gorgeous!

  • Reply Viv {Poppy Sparkles} March 30, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I've just tweeted the competition too 🙂 Viv @poppysparkles_

  • Reply Viv {Poppy Sparkles} March 30, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    I also follow Little Silver touches on twitter too 🙂
    Viv @Poppysparkles_

  • Reply Viv {Poppy Sparkles} March 30, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    I follow @SoniaThorpe on twitter 🙂
    Viv @poppysparkles_

  • Reply Viv {Poppy Sparkles} March 30, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    I love the chunky charm bracelet
    Viv @popypsparkles_

  • Reply Anonymous March 30, 2011 at 9:37 am

    favourite product is the fingerprint necklace

    follow on twitter
    @melandtony

  • Reply @mrslivingstone March 29, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    I have tweeted to say I'd love to win a silver fingerprint charm on twitter! @mrslivingstone

  • Reply @mrslivingstone March 29, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    I follow @silvertouches on twitter @mrslivingstone

  • Reply @mrslivingstone March 29, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    I follow @mummyloves on twitter @mrslivingstone

  • Reply @mrslivingstone March 29, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    I would love love love to have the sweetheart bracelet or fingerprint necklace but it's all fab!

  • Reply @GourmetMummy (Susan) March 29, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I adore the charms, these will look fab on my bracelet 🙂

  • Reply squeakymom March 28, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    retweeted @meedja

  • Reply squeakymom March 28, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Following Louise on twitter @meedja

  • Reply squeakymom March 28, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Following you on twitter @meedja

  • Reply squeakymom March 28, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    following on GFC @meedja

  • Reply squeakymom March 28, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    I love the chunky charm bracelet, and the fact you can add to it as your family grows.
    @meedja

  • Reply twins2009 March 28, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    im following silver touches and i already follow you ive tweeted and love the blog @imafunnytwit x

  • Reply Inside the Wendy House March 27, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Tweeted @wendymcd83

  • Reply Inside the Wendy House March 27, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Follow Louise
    @wendymcd83

  • Reply Inside the Wendy House March 27, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Follow you on Twitter @wendymcd83

  • Reply Inside the Wendy House March 27, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Follow on GFC
    @wendymcd83

  • Reply Inside the Wendy House March 27, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    I like the chunky charm bracelet.
    @wendymcd83

  • Reply needaphone March 27, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    @needaphoneMy favourite product on the Little Silver Touches… Is the fingerprint necklace

  • Reply needaphone March 27, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    @needaphone I am Following Louise on twitter @silvertouches

  • Reply needaphone March 27, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    @needaphone I am following you on twitter x

  • Reply needaphone March 27, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    @needaphone i follow oyur blog x

  • Reply Marzena March 27, 2011 at 1:39 am

    I tweeted as @marzutek

    szmarzena(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

  • Reply Marzena March 27, 2011 at 1:38 am

    I follow Louise on twitter as @marzutek

    szmarzena(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

  • Reply Marzena March 27, 2011 at 1:38 am

    I already follow you on twitter as @marzutek

    szmarzena(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

  • Reply Marzena March 27, 2011 at 1:37 am

    amazing giveaway, thank you

    my favourite item is little feet 🙂

    http://www.littlesilvertouches.co.uk/products/prod_935961-Single-Hands-amp-Feet-Charm.html

    szmarzena(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

  • Reply clareandtribe March 26, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    follow your blog with gfc

  • Reply clareandtribe March 26, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    have tweeted 🙂
    @clareandtribe

  • Reply clareandtribe March 26, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    follow @silvertouches on twitter
    @clareandtribe

  • Reply clareandtribe March 26, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    follow you on twitter 🙂
    @clareandtribe

  • Reply clareandtribe March 26, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    my fave item is …

    http://www.littlesilvertouches.co.uk/products/prod_1108270-Sweetheart-Bracelet.html

    it is beautiful 🙂

    @clareandtribe on twitter x

  • Reply Dorothee77 March 24, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I am following @silvertouches on Twitter
    (my Twitter name is @Dorothee77)

    My favourite is the Sweetheart Bracelet!

  • Reply missielizzie March 24, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Tweeted @missielizzieb

    http://twitter.com/missielizzieb/status/51026326131458048

  • Reply missielizzie March 24, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Following Silvertouches @missielizzieb

  • Reply missielizzie March 24, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    follow you through GFC @missielizzieb

  • Reply missielizzie March 24, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Follow you on twitter @missielizzieb

  • Reply missielizzie March 24, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    My favourite is the fingerprint heart necklace.
    @missielizzieb

  • Reply Anonymous March 24, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    All 5 done. I love the sweetheart bracelet.

  • Reply Elizabeth aka Mommatwo March 24, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I'm following on twitter now – have been on facebook for a while – LOVE your jewellery, in particular this item http://www.littlesilvertouches.co.uk/products/prod_935975-Double-Hands-and-Feet-Keyring.html

    E – @mommatwotweets

  • Reply jenny March 23, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    I follow you on twitter @gingerbread_mum

  • Reply Jenny March 23, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Tweeted too @gingerbread_mum

  • Reply Jenny March 23, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I follow with GFC

  • Reply Jenny March 23, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    I love the fingerprint necklace

  • Reply Kanga_Rue March 23, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    I have tweeted from @Kanga_Rue too!

  • Reply Kanga_Rue March 23, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    I now follow @silvertouches

  • Reply Kanga_Rue March 23, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    I already follow @SoniaThorpe

  • Reply Kanga_Rue March 23, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Ooh, I love the circular finger print cufflinks. 🙂

  • Reply Lauren "Real Housewife" March 23, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    My favourite product on the Little Silver Touches….well products because I can decide between the two. Is the fingerprint necklace and the 'Jessica' Personalised Silver Keyring.

  • Reply @saralotay March 23, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    i love the single hand and feet charms

  • Reply Lauren "Real Housewife" March 23, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    I have tweeted the competition. @laurenhousewife

  • Reply Lauren "Real Housewife" March 23, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    I am following @silvertouches on Twitter @laurenhousewife

  • Reply Lauren "Real Housewife" March 23, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    I am following you on Twitter @laurenhousewife

  • Reply Lauren "Real Housewife" March 23, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    I am following via GFC

  • Reply @saralotay March 23, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    have tweeted 🙂 @saralotay

  • Reply @saralotay March 23, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    i follow your blog on GC

  • Reply @saralotay March 23, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    following silvertouches on twitter

  • Reply @saralotay March 23, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    follow you on twitter

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