Monday 27 October 2014

There's more to me than Wedding Stationery

One of the really fabulous things about having a blog is, it’s yours and yours alone! You can use it in any way you see fit. For the most part, this blog is about my Wedding Invitations and Stationery…. But it hasn’t always been that way!


During my early years as a calligrapher, almost all the content on here was to share my creative spirit and show off all the lovely lettered things I’d made, that seems way back in a previous life now.

For the past 3 years of my past 25 years has been concentrated on Wedding Invitations and Stationery and aimed primarily at the North Yorkshire, Cleveland and County Durham area. However I do know I have blog readers who come from far and wide and from all corners of the world. Some of them are fellow stationery designers, some are from my calligraphy family and others are creative types, so not everyone who lands on this page is a potential client or Bride.

Now…. As well as being chief maker and shaker at Inspired byScript, I also mentor, guide and support, other small businesses to get to grips with marketing, blogging and building a small website… more importantly ‘Modern Day Marketing’. Getting yourself out there and the minefield of the many social media platforms they need to engage in is a bit head blagging. Of course, most people know about Facebook and Twitter but there’s Pinterest, Google + and of course good old blogs and in particular Blogger to get to grips with too.

As well as the business mentoring I do, I also love to help the DIY Bride! Together we come up with some amazing and creative ideas. Sometimes they get me to make it for them and at other times we make things together. Before I set up Inspired by Script I used to teach Calligraphy all over the country. I love getting people all fired up and creative and so miss my teaching days. Once a teacher, always a teacher J

I’m also inspired to motivate and coach people in a ‘Feeling the Fear and doing it anyway’ kind of way. When I went though a particularly bad experience with anxiety and depression I learnt a lot which in fact turned my life around and it’s great to be able to pass on these techniques to others. This also comes in handy when dealing with the stressed out Bride! See all things come full circle in the end!


I’d love to share those other sides of me here, but somehow it just doesn’t feel right. My motivational calligraphy work certainly helps some people, however I’m not sure visitors to my blog are expecting that kind of thing. Mostly my audience consists of Brides & Grooms wanting wedding stationery.

What do I do? I’m struggling here.
Do I set up separate blogs and websites for this kind of stuff…or slip in the odd blog post here?


I'm worried that I may not be taken seriously as a Wedding Invitation Designer if I go too far off the beaten track. Reading the many advice blogs, the thing they say over and over again is... don't dilute your content with other things. If you are a Wedding Stationer then blog about Wedding Stationery.... but I am so much more than that! 


You'll get to see and read the real me. One thing people say about me is I am real, down to earth and authentic. I'm not some high flying business woman, raking in the cash. Nope, I'm just me. Glad that the money I am given in exchange for my Wedding Invitations and Stationery, pays the bills at the studio and I have the pleasure of a workspace that's not at home :-) Plus I get to meet such wonderful people face-to-face. 


Any thoughts/help/advice greatly appreciated
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Sue x

Saturday 25 October 2014

Get Crafty- Make tiny bows with just a fork and ribbon!

When I discovered this... I thought... NO WAY can that work! 
But I tried it and yes it does! 

How easy is that? 

Thursday 23 October 2014


FREE SAVE THE DATE CARDS! - Have you (or a friend)  set a date yet? Click the link and fill out the on-line form for your chance to *WIN*FREE* Save the date cards. BE QUICK! Offer closes 31st October 2014

Monday 20 October 2014

Cat friendly candles

A bit 'Off Topic' here I know...
but look what my lovely man brought home for me tonight...

Some cat friendly candles!

I know that they look like real flame, but they aren't.
They are simply LAD lights, powered by battery, inside a wax core.

They are totally safe and perfect for Wedding Tables don't you think? 

These were bought from The Range, but we've seen them elsewhere too.
Do a Google search for Living Flame Candles :-) 

Sue x

Facebook for businesses.... is it dead?

I trust these people implicitly ... but I'm still not so sure :-( 

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Made-To-Order... Personalised Wedding Confetti Cones

All set and ready to roll.... 
100 personalised, wedding, confetti cones.

Thursday 2 October 2014

It's National Poetry Day - What's YOUR Favourite?

As a Calligrapher... I have many favourites.... but this must be in my top 10.....

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others,
even to the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
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