Hi everyone. Good news 4 new style guide catalogues now uploaded and ready for viewing just go to our collections blog here and they are available in magazine or pdf format. Very excited about these as they are all totally different from Vintage Fashion through to Baroque influences and Birds. Hope you like them. It's going to be manic now as we have two exhibitions to show at in January and February, January is Top Drawer and February is Spring Fair and our new stationery range will be launched at these shows. Enjoy.
Monday, 9 December 2013
Friday, 15 November 2013
Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Ocean Books based in Hampshire has just become a new stockist for our cards, how fantastic is that. We hope our cards are going to be on the open seas for all to enjoy, we are so pleased to be onboard (!) with Ocean Books.
We've updated our web site home page with a lovely design of butterflies, insects and a budgie, the product web site now has a slide show of all our collections and a new side index showing all the categories available making it even more easy to navigate. Finding that special occasion has never been easier. Keep posted as we have some exciting news coming up over the next couple of months and new product to be launched at Top Drawer Spring and Spring Fair - wow what a start to 2014 how exciting is that! Enjoy.
Friday, 20 September 2013
Hi everyone, just getting organised after a really successful show at Top Drawer. Our new card additions went down extremely well and we had many new retailers coming on board stocking our products. The three days sped by with orders being taken just before the show shut on the last day when it's normally quiet. We've even managed to get all the orders out this week. Lot's of new things happening, Stuart is busy re vamping our product web site to make it even more user friendly. There's lots of plans in the pipeline for new product to be launched early 2014 so stay tuned. We've also got some new agents joining our team which means our products will have more presence on the High Street throughout the UK.
Thursday, 5 September 2013
Finally a sneaky view at the KIMONO COLLECTION cards we have created to co-ordinate with our teNeues Stationery which will be on the market for end of year we are so excited about this collaboration and hope to build it in 2014 with more product and designs. See you all at Top Drawer.
Our lovely Vintage Nostalgia range has had 4 cards added with a little more of a feminine feel, we'd concentrated on the men too much and decided the ladies need some attention, ditsy flowers on birds, hearts, teacups and cup cakes on the lovely textured quality board. Don't forget they'll be at Top Drawer next week.
Here are 4 new sneaky views of additions to our very successful Vintage Rose collection of cards, 6 are being added and flowers so beautifully illustrated and we've added a card that co-ordinates with our equally beautiful gift bag, makes any present look that much more special. All revealed at Top Drawer next week 15-17th Sept at Olympia London, STAND F123 come and see for yourself all our lovely products.
Hi everyone, hope you all had a great summer and enjoyed the fantastic weather we had here in the UK. I'm sitting here still TOO hot but tomorrow apparently the weather breaks! Boo! Anyway it's been very busy here over the summer we've signed a great deal with teNeues the lovely eco friendly and design orientated stationery company in Germany. More of that later. Linda has been busy designing new additions to our existing ranges and these are to be launched at Top Drawer in just over a weeks time! Must get on with everything else for the show very behind. Here are 4 sneaky views from the Joie de Vivre collection a total of 12 have been added all beautifully designed and there's also plenty of humour and lots for Mum's too.
Wednesday, 10 July 2013
Just received our July copy of that great trade mag Progressive Greetings, there's a section near the back called What's Hot? It's a selection of retailers being asked for their 'hot' card sellers. It's always extremely interesting to read what is selling well it all helps with evaluating our own ranges and what we need to add. What really caught my eye was that we were mentioned by one of our new stockists. Emma's Apothecary had our Vintage Rose Collection mentioned as a hot seller. How great is that? It's a lovely looking shop stocking great product and the photo above is their lovely shop in Halifax. You can see more here. Go take a look or even better go and visit.
Wednesday, 3 July 2013
The Imaging Centre have done it again, printed our new invitation cards brilliantly, don't they look great. Packed in 8's with 8 white envelopes cello wrapped with an illustrated rear label showing full details. Anyone for a party?
We have just received our notecards from the Imaging Centre who as always did a superb job on the printing, they are so good at what they do. We've added four packs of notecards each with 6 different designs and they co-ordinate with our card ranges, Vintage Rose, Vintage Nostalgia, Kimono and Joie de Vivre. They are packed with a wrap label with full details and pictures shown on the back, cello wrapped with 6 white envelopes.
Just spotted my ditsy flower design on bone china mugs in store at Sainsbury's as part of their TU range. I had to buy some as they looked so lovely and will go so well in my kitchen. Hope you like them too.
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
NEW LICENSING DEAL with HHJ TRADING LTD, additions for their Summer 2013 range, 4 new images two flower photographs and 2 Union Jack prints in greys and yellows.
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Exciting - I've just received an email from an America TV programme wanting to use my Red flower image for a set and they wanted my permission. Fantastic it's going to be on TV. It's a new hospital drama not sure when it's going to be here in UK. I'll let you know when it's going to be shown here.
Lovely Lynn Tait asked me in December 2012 as I was part of the Ladder Club would I be willing to design a Christmas Card for Action Medical Research. The plan was to get all ladder clubbers both new and now established to design a card for the charity, 12 in all. I jumped at the chance and it all came to fruition at PGLIVE when the cards were launched. Its a fantastic project to be involved in and the plan is that all of the proceeds go to the charity for once not just a small %. All the cards are lovely and I have included mine here, hope you like it.
Another show over and PGLIVE in May was a resounding success despite the tough trading times everyone is experiencing at the moment. We had some really exciting new product to show, our Christmas card vintage range went down a storm and we now have a brilliant working relationship with French distributor Phenicia for both Christmas and everyday. MAP of Holland has already put in their order for Christmas as has Image Gallery in New Zealand. So pleased everyone likes them it's our first range so that is very good news. It's been so hectic since PG that I've had no time to put all the news together as well as photograph all our lovely new product. I am hoping to catch up this week. More news to follow.
Thursday, 18 April 2013
These are our new additions to the Vintage Nostalgia range of greeting cards to be launched at PG Live next month. All of our car cards sell extremely well and are great for those cool guys out there.This is what we feel about these new cards hope you do too. Currently on the home window of PG Live website as news item - " Our extremely successful Vintage Nostalgia range has some new additions for PG Live, to expand our male section we have added three new car cards, all classics and the designs evoke the touring lifestyle we all would love to do. Crossing America on Route 66 and touring Europe with a final stop in Paris, all in a classic car. Super designs for guys today and printed on a lovely quality 300gsm textured board cello wrapped with a re cycled fleck envelope."
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
We've invested in new card bins for our fabulous cards - having a total reorganisation in the store - next week it's the gift wrap. It all looks great and means we can allocate orders quicker. To see our entire range of cards and wrap go to the web site here.
Thursday, 14 March 2013
Hi, I have got some latest news for everyone we have added a further four new cards to our Vintage Rose and Vintage Nostalgia ranges of Greeting Cards. Both these ranges sell very well but are lacking in good luck, well done and new home occasions so here are the new ones. Hope everyone likes them we do.
Tuesday, 5 March 2013
Mothers day this weekend 10th March and here's a selection of our favourite Mum cards they have been selling like mad. They easily double up for birthdays too how great is that. Our cards can be seen here. Enjoy!