My vintage camera letterpress note cards are featured in Click’s November/December issue annual holiday guide — a gift-giving extravaganza for anyone who loves photography. Look for gifts to give your clients, gifts that feature your beautiful work, and gifts to give your favourite photographer.
Available to buy from my Etsy shop here
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, Love♡Letters, 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.
If you follow me on instagram, facebook or twitteryou'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!
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?
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 www.notesjewellery.co.uk.
Beautiful product photography by the talented Yeshen, check out his workhere