Saturday, June 9, 2012

Matching Stationery

Over the last week I have been busy making lots of samples for potential customers and answering ALOT of emails. I love receiving new requests and being given the chance to come up with something new to play with.

With my two new table plans I created last week for showing off at wedding fayres, I decided to make matching invitations and place settings to go with them. I think couples need to see how all their stationery can look together. I feel it gives off a good impression.

So firstly... I will show off my beautiful Rose creations.

I made three matching invitations in a wallet, pocket fold and cheque book with the same theme so I can show people how the same design can look but in the different style:

I then have my place settings with a standard place card and a favour box:

Menus, Table numbers and Table Plan:

And then my teal with round buckle sliders.

Save The Dates:

Wallet, pocket fold and cheque book invitations:

Place Settings and Favour Boxes:

Table Numbers and Table Plan:

I am currently working on another matching set with one of my customers. Sirena had the purple pocket fold invitations with heart buckle slider. I have made a table plan and favour boxes to accompany them, but there will also follow and guest book and post box so I shall blog about those next time.


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Table Plans

So recently I have been getting more interest in my table plans. 

I was first commissioned to help Colette who wanted a table plan for 13 tables that didn't cost the earth. My business was only just taking off, and being naughty before I started officially adverting with Wedding Ideas, I sneaker her a private inbox message and she contacted me. She wanted a red themed table plan with butterflies. A few months later and within 4 week of her Wedding, I received the email from Colette with her table numbers and names. 
I was really happy with how the plan turned out. For a first commissioned table plan, it went well. And here is the result:

A few weeks later, I was SOS messages by Sami, asking if I could do her a table plan even though she was to be married in 3 weeks time. Her colour scheme was lemon yellow, silver and ivory, again with butterflies. 
I have to say, I was scared by these colours as yellow is sometimes one colour I find hard to play with. But I needn't have worried. It turned out so much better than I had ever expected.
Here is the result for Sami's table plan:

I then had the lovely Sirena's table plan to commission. Sirena was one of my first big orders with her invites, and once she'd sent and received her rsvp's she'd contact me again for all the added extras.
I took the table plan down the exact same route as her invitations. A cadbury purple colour scheme with diamante heart buckle sliders. I also have some matching favour boxes to make but with it being a bank holiday, I am still waiting on them to arrive before I can get started.
Here is Sirena's table plan:

With a free morning after creating 22 Save The Dates, I decided to make a couple of smaller table plans to show off and to also have to hand when I do some wedding fayres. This is one thing I am really wanting to do, but with my job of flying, it almost makes it impossible, But where theirs a will, theirs a way.

I got my inspiration for my first table plan from the Save The Dates I created on this morning. I LOVE teal as a colour, I find it so vibrant and pretty. Not only that, it was my wedding colour too :D
I added some glamour with round buckle sliders and here is the finished item: 

My second show off table plan gained inspiration from a font I received from a good friend. Samantha of Samantha's Papercuts has been a huge support. We followed one another's journeys through our wedding planning on the Wedding Ideas Forum. This lady is extremely talented and always offers encouragement. She sent me a beautiful font type to use. She used this on her own wedding stationery, so found a bit of theme in teaming it up with her wedding colours also, pink and green. It's very Country Garden/Tea Party themed table plan and I seriously love it. It may be my favourite to date!!!!
And here is she is: 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Guest Books, First Anniversary Card's and 
Another Fold Over Invitation

My husband has left me for 3 days to work in Liverpool :( Finishing work at 11am, and being home alone, I thought I'd best put some alone time into some creating.

I had some guest books arrive today, and with only one in my portfolio, I set to work on creating a few more designs.
I wanted a Winter theme, so got the cutter and glitter card out again for one design. I matched one of the guest books up against my first monogram invite for Daniella, with a pale green and mulberry rose, And the other two came with what length ribbon I had to choose from. Lol ;)

Here are the photos:

I then set to work on making a First Anniversary card for my lovely 'May Wife' Nikita. 
We met through the Wedding ideas forum in 2010 whilst we planned our own weddings for May 2011. Nikita has always been lovely with her kind words so didn't hesitate in asking me to make her a card for her husband Barry.  I had a few ideas in mind, then on researching for ideas, Nikita found a card she loved and asked me to do my take on it.
I love this card, it's very vintage feeling but it looks fantastic with one of my newly downloaded fonts.
Here's the card:

Last but not least:
I created yet another fold over invitation. Becky came to me with a gold and ivory colour scheme saying she loved my fold over invitations. I used a dark ivory pearlised card, which makes the insert shimmer gold, and finished the look off with a gold and bridal white ribbon with a wedding invitation tag with heart buckle slider.
This is quite possibly my favourite fold over invitation to date. It oouze's glamour and luxury and I love how it shimmers so beautifully in the light.
The photo:

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Printed Wallet Invitations

The last few days I have been exploring the art of printed Wedding Stationery. And with a new win of a £400 printer on ebay for £90, what better time to start rolling out the designs. 

Kath Kidston seems to have a very huge fan base at present, with people wanting to incorporate her beautiful floral designs into their Wedding. So decided to take one of her softer floral patterns and try out of my newly downloaded fonts and come up with a beautiful wallet invitation.
The invite is fronted with her soft floral design with a centrally placed text box. You can have what ever wording you require in the box, for show purposes I used 'Wedding Invitation' and wedding date. The invitation itself is on a ribbon pull out tab, which on the front side holds your wedding invitation and the reverse any additional wedding information your guests may require.

Here is the take on my Kath Kidston themed Wallet Invitations:

And my second design incorporates a bunting or fete themed wedding. More and more people are using bunting for decorating their venue with as its an in expensive way of adding colour and metres and metres of fabulous decorations.
These invites are colourful and playful and will 'wow' your guests. The will add a smile to anyones face.
Here are the photos for this design:

As with all my designs, colours can change to suit your theme. 
These invitations are priced at £2.75 and come with a small rsvp and envelopes are also included.

Hope you like my new designs.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

High Flying Engagement Shoot Of A Life Time....!

My wonderful friend, Nicola of has teamed up with Virgin Hot Air Balloon Experiences to give away a fantastic engagement shoot to one lucky couple worth £800.

The high flying shoot details are as below. Please follow the link to be in with a chance of winning.

Good Luck!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Fold Over and Wallet Invitations

These monogram wallets are just going so well. People are loving the idea of having their initials on the front for everyone to see, along with their colour schemed ribbon.

And since my first big order of the fold over invitation, I have yet to create any  more but today gave me the chance.

Whilst sitting playing around with my settings on my facebook page, I received around 25 likes between two likers. Both Sallie and Simone have ended up wanting the same samples as it happens.

Simone had a claret colour scheme. A bold colour for me to play with as I have yet to go with any colour quite so deep and rich.
Sallie on the other hand wanted a soft green with butterflies to match her wedding cake.

Two very different feels to the invitations with their colours but beautiful.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Post Your Cards Here....!

Today, I had the pleasure of creating my first Wedding Post Box for a lovely bride to be in June, Laura.

With an ivory and cadbury purple colour scheme. Laura made it easy for me to design, as she loved my post box I created for my wedding over a year ago. 

This is my first post box creation. Hopefully, I'll have the pleasure of creating a few more over the next few months.