Monday, 20 February 2012

A Good Result

The Wales V Scotland match in the 6 Nations was great, we had a great view of the pitch, the atmosphere inside the Millenium Stadium was amazing and a fantastic result for Wales although the husband wasn't too pleased being half Scottish!  Alll in all a good weekend in Cardiff.  Work wise I've not done as much as I'd have liked last week due to being ill with a kidney infection, however I did manage to get my orders done though but not the chance to work on anything new.

As mentioned in my last post, here are a couple of photos of my handmade tags, I love being able to add that personal touch to my packaging especially for my wedding prints.

One of the wedding things I'm working on is an Art Deco themed table plan and table name cards.  A few weeks ago I downloaded Art Deco Photoshop fonts, I found the perfect one and yesterday when I opened Photoshop I found that I've somehow deleted it!  Back to square one and I just hope I can find it again without wasting too much time. 

The aims of the week are to to finish my Mother's Day range, find that deleted font and continue to build on my wedding stationery range.  It all sounds so easy, the hardest part is finding the time!

Friday, 10 February 2012

It's the Weekend

This week I've found a love for pastels & light colours, I'm currently loving light grey and have been working on a range of wedding stationery in this colour. I did get around to completing my first Mother's day offering, 60 wedding invites, a pair of curtains (just not the ones I'd planned on!) and a couple of other outstanding projects, so all in all not a bad week.  Here's a photo of the personalised Mother's Day print.

Also this week I've been sourcing the cheapest suppliers I can find and looking at my packaging costs, it's amazing what you can find e.g. a role of clear cellophane in my local craft shop costs £3 for 5 mtrs and I managed to find a 28 mtr role for £5.55 online with free p&p.  On all my orders I include a luggage tag style gift tag and when I looked at the cost of what I've been paying for these it added a chunk on the customers p&p so I decided to make my own upcycling any cardboard ready for the recycling bin at home.  I took a flattened beer cardboard box, brown paper, pva, a hole punch and string, I'll post a photo when I make another batch as the ones I've made this week have been sent.  This will lead making savings to both me and my customer with the added detail of being able to personalise them by printing onto the paper.

Friday, 3 February 2012

February Already?

February already, how did that happen? Well I'm not long back from a fantasitc week snowboarding in La Rosiere, France, lots of snow, falls and bruises and sooo much harder than I expected it to be.  I knew it looked difficult but wow and it wasn't really until the last day it all clicked into place , my confidence grew and absolutely loved it, roll on next year! 

I've just realised that my first 2 posts have been after 2 holidays and I wonder why I'm not getting any designing done.  Less holidays and more work and it's time to really pull my finger out, starting this evening.  The plan for this eveing is to bring some focus to my Mother's Day ideas and get the print alternative to a card which has been floating around in my head all day ready for printing tomorrow.  This weekends other plans include making the curtains for my dining room that I've been saying I will make for weeks, making some wedding invitions and watching the opening matches of the 6 Nations Rugby, which has just reminded me that I'm away watching Wales at the Millenium Stadium next weekend, so much for no more holidays!