Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Love letters straight from your heart

It started not with a kiss but with a Fa La La La... One of my not so bright ideas for the letterpress Christmas card exchange in 2013, looked great but was a nightmare stringing all those individual letters and then trying to get it to go in a envelope! But feedback was great with people saying they would keep it and get it out next year. So I went back to the drawing board to come up with a better idea to package and develop my idea. First the name, LoveLetters, mainly because I was using my new favourite wood letters, a nice fat Bodoni condensed which happens to be one of my most loved fonts and it was also nearly Valentines Day! Next came the personalised monogram card, perfect for your valentine, engagement, anniversary or weddings. Then one for MUM (or MOM) for Mothers Day. Posting HUGS also proved very popular not just for Mothers & Fathers Day but it so nice just to send a hug to someone and they can hang it in their favourite spot. I've done CUDDLE and even MARRY ME? several times! Never did find out if they all said yes ;)
A letterpress box envelope, tissue paper and a tag add the finishing touches to a cute little card that the recipient can treasure.
My LoveLetters are available to customise and purchase in my Etsy Shop or on

Thursday, May 22, 2014

a chip off the old block

If you follow me on instagram, facebook or twitter you'll have seen the process of my new Tuscan Blocks. I’ve had an old book of alphabets for years and loved the page on Decorative Tuscan so months of redrawing it on thew mac, leaving it to one side for a while, I finally got round to finishing the whole alphabet plus added an ampersand. I wanted to do something a little different than printing and work with another small business, so I enlisted the help of Mark at Laser Wood Type.
Letterpress cotton bags so ready for gifting and to launch the blocks who can't resist a letterpress pun!
Watch this space for more Tuscan delights!
Available in my SHOP and on , ETSY  |  FOLKSY 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

recent work

Sugden & Daughters as the name suggests is a family affair based in Northamptonshire. Owned by Mark & Louisa Sugden,  a husband and wife team; passionate about bringing beautiful, well crafted items into your home and garden. Louisa contacted me about designing and printing an exclusive letterpress print for their shop using this fabulous quote, one that encouraged them to set up their business so is close to S&D's hearts. Like me, they too are passionate about up-cycling, hand crafted items and have a love of old things that have a history and a story to tell.
It was a joy to work with them and I love how the print turned out, helps being on the same wavelength! Such a good quote to live by don't you think?
The print is available to buy exclusively at their Barn Shop and

If you would like to commission your own set of letterpress prints for your business, please contact me via

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Free drop in letterpress printing, print your own print and postcard, See you there x

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

notes jewellery packaging

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Letterpress pillow boxes and wrap around for the lovely Emma at Notes Jewellery.
Printed letterpress on a off white board with a distinctive tactile feel and fibrous inclusions to give organic appearance and feel. I love the personalised tree pendants! To see more of Emma’s unique jewellery visit
Beautiful product photography by the talented Yeshen, check out his work here

Saturday, March 22, 2014

My first fair this year at Churchfield House Great Harwood. Lots of lovely makers and looking forward to meeting new friends!
More information about who'll be selling at the event via the facebook event page
Hope to see you there! x
I've been doing a little volunteer design work behind the scenes at Churchfield House, an historic building left to the people of Great Harwood. An army of volunteers (including my parents) formed the Churchfield Trust and are working extremely hard to bring this building into the 21st century and to keep the legacy for future generations. You can read all about the history via the website and a recent article in Lancashire Life magazine where my dad gets a little mention in the “Jack's job list”. Darn it that's my ‘Dad’s to do list‘ put on the back burner for a while! What would you do without your dad eh!
I love Historic buildings and have seen too many during my 48 years fall into decay and feel its so important that the next generation gets stuck in to help in any way they can. With so many people feeling the squeeze during the recession Churchfield House we feel is the perfect venue for a small wedding or function, the rooms are beauiful and there's such a welcoming ambiance that makes you feel so at home. Vintage weddings are so on trend so perfect for the DIY bride too, Downton Abbey on a small scale I'd say. Who wouldn't like to feel like Lady Mary for a day!
I've been working on the branding and given the logo a more contemporary look, signs and leaflets are being printed so things are coming together. I've some some internal signage to do which will be done letterpress so will be glad to use my new wood type. Plus something for the World War I exhibition which will be lovely to do!

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