Monday 23 July 2012

Personalised Mum Birthday Card

We've quite a few Birthdays close to each other in out family.
After my sister-in-laws birthday 
we have Steve's mums birthday....

The card is simple enough and made using hot pink foil,
some embossed card attached to hot pink card,
a couple of hot pink butterflies (I did try hearts but they didn't look right) and a few sparkling diamantes.

Plain and simple but effective.

To see more of my posts on Greeting Cards

If you make cards yourself.... I hope you find some inspiration.
If you wuld like me to make a crad for you... get in touch by clicking the CONTACT ME button :-)

Monday 16 July 2012

Personalised Wedding Wishing Tree Tags & Wedding Favour Tags

Personalised Wedding Wishing Tree Tags
 and Wedding Favour Tags

When I wrote the article on 'A Simple Alternative Wedding Guest Book ' I said I would have more Wedding Blessing/Wishing Tree tags to show you and here they are

In this range there are 4 to choose from

Our personal massage, WITH LOVE from.........

A WISH for (Name of Bride and Groom)

WISHES and advice for
(Name of Bride and Groom) 

There's another one that I designed, 
but it's not pictured here as the photo
 was awful! :-)

The 4th on reads:
BEST ADVICE for (Name of Bride and Groom) 

I was asked if I actually made
Wedding Wishing Tags in a Vintage Style,
These are the ones I came up with

Roses and Cherubs.......

And some simple ones for those 

who like things a little less in your face!

Double Hearts

Detailed Double Hearts.....

The ever popular Butterfly Theme....

And a simple Baroque Style.....

I was asked by a client if I could make 
some Butterfly shaped tags for her Wedding.....

Because ALL the items you see featured 
(unless otherwise stated)
are made by us at the studio,
we can make the Butterflies
to match ANY colour scheme!

And there's always Hearts to choose from too!

On from the Wedding Wishing Tree Tags,
we have also been busy making 
Personalised Wedding Favour Tags....

Rebecca and Craig had a Heart Themed Wedding

And Ruth and Lee wanted something simple

Wedding Wishing Wells 
are also becoming increasingly popular.

I've just been asked to make another 
Wishing Well Sign, which could also
be used on a Wedding Post Box 

And remember.... all our stationery and accessories are printed and foiled.... and you can choose from a large variety of foil colours.

Personalisation is FREE! And the original lettering of your names is done in Calligraphy, not computer font.

This makes all our items look even more luxurious! Just mention the foil colour when ordering.

Tags can also be useful for crafters too, and add to the wonderful hand made feel of your product.

Wording can be changed or you can email us with your own! There's no extra charge for this service!

Wedding Wishing Tree Tags are around 30p each
and Wedding Favour Tags around 20p each
Wishing Well and Postbox Signs are £4 each.

All personalised and foiled in any colour.
And postage and packing is FREE!

You can see more Wedding Stationery 
and Accessories at

And many other lovely, personalised  things 
with Lettering on at

Wednesday 11 July 2012

HOW TO MAKE a Hand Made Personalised Birthday Card

It's my sister-in-laws birthday today.... 

If you are a card maker, there's always 
an element of guilt if you actually BUY a card! 

I feel that it's a cop out and would only do it
 in extreme circumstances!
This time, I wanted a challenge,
something a little bit different
than I had done before. 

So for those of you who are interested,
here's how I made it.

First off, using a fine line permanent pen (o.8)
I drew some flower doodle, outlines... 

Then using water-based brush pens,
coloured them in and blended with water.

Then I scanned them and added
a few more......

Then I cut each one out....

Here's my collection.....

Then I printed out the card front....

And foiled it with a lovely HOT PINK!
(If you haven't got a foil machine, print in colour instead)

I decided it was too white...
so scraped on some pastel chalk....

And blended it in with some old towelling 

Then used fixative.... 
so Flora didn't get filthy when handling it!

The pastel colours suited the card much better!

With some of the flowers I added foam pads to the back
to give the card some dimension....

You may be able to see it better here...

Oh... then I added some little diamantes,
for a little bit of sparkle! 

Doesn't that look better?

Still.... it lacked a certain something....

Ahhhh.... a little bit of HOT PINK ribbon!

It's always nice to make cards for friends and family. Very often clients don't get to see your full repertoire
so your chance to go a little wild is stifled.
But if anyone is interested and would like one of these made for someone special... I have a few of these flowers left (I printed double.... just in case it went wrong!) I'd be happy to make them one. Email me at:

Wednesday 4 July 2012

Cut Out Lettering - Two Souls with a single thought

Two hearts,
that beat as one!

I've been fascinated with cut out lettering
here's one of my experiments....

There's something really special about paper cut out lettering.
I've been doing a few of these lately,
to be used as Wedding Day Gifts.
I'll post more very soon.

What quotation would you like to see cut out of paper? 

Monday 2 July 2012

The Joys of Being Creative

If there's one thing my holiday taught me, it was that I can't keep going on full power 50 weeks a year and not have a break. My work didn't end when I returned home at night. I usually made tea and then ended up on the computer, listing and working on my website, both the Inspired by Script one and the North Yorkshire Weddings one, then blogging, again on my Inspired by Script Blog and my North Yorkshire Weddings Blog. I'm also involved with the collective Weddings North Yorkshire which I helped set up, to connect Brides and Grooms with Wedding Suppliers in the North Yorkshire area. All this takes time. Time that you cannot charge for and time you cannot factor into your day... so it has to fit in somewhere.

For sometime, I have been working almost 7 days a week and something has to give. Mondays are my quietest days, so I have decided that from now on I will be open Satudays but closed Mondays. Most of my clients work full time and when they are finished work, so have I.

I've also been wanting to follow up another idea.... and this goes back some time. The Studio does seem to attract other creative's. Work and money aside, I am often asked for help and advice. Having to learn along the way and fallen down many pitfalls myself, I love helping and encouraging others to either BR CREATIVE or FOLLOW THEIR PASSION.

Sometimes the only help people need is a little encouragement to believe in themselves, other times they need some practical help and advice on where and how to sell and market their work.

Long established businesses are only too willing to come forward and offer their advice too. So I am in the process of building a new blog called Makers and Shakers! I'm hoping eventually that this will become popular and interactive, with those new to making money from their Art and Crafting skills coming out into the open and sharing their creativeness and their experiences.

All this of course, takes time and somehow you have to find the time.... so I have decided that although I will be away from the studio on Mondays... I will be still working.... Blogging, listing on websites and writing articles.... but without distraction from all the creative stuff around me.

So, if you are an artists, crafter, beginner or long established business, I'd love to hear from you!

Pop over to the blog
and remember to join us on Facebook at our Makers and Shakers Page.

As always, I love to hear from you, so please contact me though my Inspired by Script email address

Happy creating,
Sue x
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