Sunday, 27 June 2010

Wedding Seating Plan

When it comes to Weddings, Calligraphers come into their own. They are often called upon to design Wedding Invitations and Stationery, write place cards and create Seating Plans. This one was especially wonderful to do, mainly because the client is one of the nicest people I've had the pleasure of doing work for.

The names are a simple, non fussy italic....and the date is formal Caps....

Raised Butterflies added dimension and a bit of fun to the Table Plan....

And below is the overall effect.

Simple, Elegant and Stylish.
If you would like to know More about having a seating plan made for your Special Day or want to discuss your Wedding Stationery, email me at
or visit my other website designed especially for Weddings at:
If you would prefer to contact me by phone tel: 01609 776 866
usually between 10am - 4pm weekdays.

A Royal Visitors Book

If I was to be perfectly honest, formal layouts and Traditional Lettering are not my favourite commissions. I work best when I am given a poem or quotation, a little bit of information about the recipient and a free reign on design, layout and creative expression. Sadly, we all have to take in work which we aren't particularly fond of.

Living near an Army Barracks means that the Squadrons there often have visitors that are extra important. Above is the previous visit from Her Royal Highness, The Queen and below, Princess Alexandra.....who happens to be the Patron of Action For Blind People who have helped and supported me both when I lost my sight initially and during the setting up and running of my business.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Baby Birth Announcements

It's nice when one idea leads to another....
I was fortunate enough to work with a Wedding Planner on an idea where the Invitation would also become the envelope. With the cost of postage these days, lots of things have to be taken into account. The birth of my Grand-daughter and the issue that most of both families (as with most people these days) living away, I thought it would be a nice idea to turn the Wedding Invitation idea into a Baby Birth Announcement.
As Baby Daisy was born premature and the hospital being limiting on visiting and no. of visitor the cards were well received by everyone.
To have a card personalised with your baby's details, send a good quality .jpg, along with the name, date, time and weight to The cards are £1.50 each, for a minimum of 10 and a £1 a card after that, and this includes P&P

Personalised Baby Birth Celebration Gift

For what seems like forever now, all I have been requested to do are these Certificates for boys! It came as a blessed relief to finally have one for a girl....

Alicia Marshall.....

Born 18th April 2010
Weight 8lb 6oz

These prints are personalised with the baby's name,
date of birth and weight and finished with hand painted decorated squares.

Size: A3 - 29.7cm x 42cm

All available by mail order, price is £10 including P&P
and comes delivered in a board backed envelope or £15.00

if you would like a mount adding which makes the print
fit into a standard sized, easily available frame.

I accept Paypal or Cheques

For further details If you have a new born child to celebrate

this makes a unique and personal gift.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

New Look Gallery and Shop

The Gallery and shop has had a new coat of paint and now has a complete fresh look. Neutral has never been my strong point and finding a colour that would enhance the stock and items for sale proved a difficult task....however, I'm sure you'll see it was well worth it...

It sets off the bright canvases beautifully.....
And the paler more subtle prints and originals too....
I have separate areas for Weddings and Babies and consultation table for Brides to discuss their ideas

The shelves have been painted too, don't the hand made journals looks great on grey?

And all the concertina cards look far better on neutral than the old mahogany colour....very dark and oppressive.......

All in all, there are changes afoot. A good, long, hard look at my workspace and the services and items I offer has been a good clearing exercises.....More photos and articles to follow soon.
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