Wallpaper* Love

Good afternoon lovelies...

I hope the sun is shining where you are and you are looking forward to a weekend full of fun and frolics, I know I am...

To celebrate the launch of my mini site last week, I thought I would share a bit of wallpaper love for you to use {or ignore at will} to pretty up your mac, imac, iphone or other non apple device...

In a few handy sizes - pick, copy and pretty away.

Now, its nearly three, so pass me the gin.

Love and all that xx






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Print Making Porn

If, like moi, you are you always wanting to learn more about processes when it comes to print of the non digital variety then this little gem Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Processes by Bill Fick and Beth Grabowski {total experts} may be for you...

This is what they say...

This book is a practical and comprehensive guide to seven printmaking techniques and is an absolute must for both the novice and more experienced printmaker.

Featuring chapters on Relief, Intaglio, Collograph, Lithography, Screen Printing, Monoprint, and Mixed Media, each discipline is thoroughly explored from the development of the printing matrix, the practicalities of setting up the press and inks, through to the drawing of the print. Featuring clear step-by-step illustrations and photographs, as well as interviews with today's top, contemporary artists in the field - essentially this is the printmaker's bible!

Joint authors, Beth Grabowski and Bill Fick, have created a wonderful encyclopedia of knowledge, tips, advice and inspiration that is useful, informative, and pleasing to the eye. 

I whole heartedly agree.

I always judge a book by its cover.

Love xx


Craft Central



Good {rainy} Morning..

We are so excited about the venue for our next Paper Girls Group on October 11th... the fabulous Craft Central... I just had to share it with you...

Love xx

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TurnbullGrey Workshops

Good morning all!

Iv already blogged about the fabulous TurnbullGrey in all their letterpress glory..

And yesterday let out a little whoop of joy that they announced 2 evening workshops in their busy diary.

"Due to popular demand we have decided to include some evening sessions as well as our usual morning workshops. With Halloween looming and Christmas not too far away (sorry!) it's the perfect time to get card and present making! All details are on our website check it out "


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Preparing for the boys arrival

Good morning!

Soooo somehow I finally managed to convince the boy {well, he offered actually, promise} to move in, yay!

No more travelling up and down the M1 to Leeds {for him} and no more having to. deal. with. everything. on. my. own. {for me}.

Never again will I take for granted having a boy around the house and never again will I take for granted how expensive electricity is {how middle aged was that comment}.

Anyway I thought I would make one of the rooms a boy-zone...

See what you think...

A hint of black, a bit of technology, a slick of vinyl, some screen print and letter press love and I think we are nearly there..

Have a wonderful week xx

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A bit of late Summer sun…

My weekend started with a lovely dinner with the boy at our favourite French restaurant in Derby and then Saturday was all about being with my oldest, bestest friends having some BBQ fun in what will probably be the last of the Summer sun {although wet weather plans were made in the form of the dining room}.

Sunday was all about sleeping.

Hope you have all had a great weekend too.

Lots of love xx

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Top Drawer Autumn

Happy Friday peeps!

Well I don't mind sharing that I was more than a little devastated that we couldn't make Top Drawer Autumn this week...

I hear it was great with lots of gorgeous exhibitors and lots of lovely buyers.

But, we are already planning our stand for the Spring, when we will be back!

This was the stand last year, but to go with all of the gorgeous new branding...we will have a new look for the stand too.

Very. Very excited xx

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Jack Wills Sweet Stationery


Iv kinda been over the whole Jack Wills thing for a couple of years now {afterall it is aimed at teenagers and hot twenty somethings - not 30 year old business ladieeeees} - but - I do sometimes nip in when passing, as those who know me, know that I am partial to the odd checked shirt and a pretty jacket, oh and the odd pretty dress.. and their socks are ok too, and flip flops... {OK. basically i still like old Jack as long as there is absolutely NO BRANDING AT ALL. ANYWHERE}...

Anyway, I digress, I was rewarded with a bit of stationery pretty...

You like? I did...


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Photo Credit Love


My new mini site went live today - ahead of the full launch in December....Hope you like....I outsourced the design to get a really fresh new take on my brand, after all if your going to rebrand then invest in both time and money, right?

For the temporary gallery, I have selected a few images from the recent past that I absolutely love....{All of my new imagery is being shot by the wonderful Emma Case, but I will still have a little gallery with these beauties {and lots more!}

So a super special thank you photo credit love goes too...


A Bloomsbury Shoot by the gorgeous Aneta Mak



A stylish Spring affair at Fetcham Park by Eddie Judd


One of our Summer 2012's favourite wedding designs captured by Green Photographic 



Two of my favourite Ibizan weddings by the wonderful Ana Lui


Embroidered House of Hackney pretty from the Photography Farm by Lisa Devlin 


From my favourite stand at the Designer Wedding Show by Katy Lunsford 



From my studio a real mix of weddings and weddings by Holly Booth


91 Magazine

The latest issue {4th ed} of 91 Magazine is now online and totally caught my eye as it has a bit of a stationery theme going down...with a feature looking at the effect the digital age has had on our beloved stationery industry, as well as a beautifully styled shoot.

Take a look see.

I just adore it, the fresh palettes, the branding, the chosen topics. Love xx

{Editors Note: 91 Magazine is published by Patchwork Harmony. Caroline Taylor is the editor & art director and works with a fantastic team of contributors. It features news, style tips, shopping ideas, interiors, features on craft and vintage style and proudly supports small businesses, designers and crafts people.}


The Paper Girls Group One

We held our Very-First-Paper-Girls-Workshop last week at the Custard Factory in Birmingham.

And what a day...

A group of wonderful inspiration gals talking eating and drinking, all captured by our wonderful friend Emma Case...

Love, Love, Love xx


My weekend looked alot like this…

The last wedding of the summer.. and what a lovely weekend..

Absolutely perfect for making very merry with best friends in the rolling Derbyshire hills at a beautiful wedding of two lovely friends with lashing of pretty DIY styling.

Pimms, Pouts and Pride and Prejudice xx

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