Wednesday, 29th February 2012

Light A Lighthouse

My next piece is called Like A Lighthouse.

I love visiting Padstow in Cornwall and on my most recent visit, took a trip to view the lighthouse at sunset.  It was so beautiful I decided to create an invitation based on my view.

Along the bottom it reads “Like A Lighthouse, True Love Shines For Everyone.

Like a Lighthouse - Purple and Pearls

Like A Lighthouse - Purple and Pearls

Like A Lighthouse - Purple and Pearls

Like A Lighthouse - Purple and Pearls

Like A Lighthouse - Purple and Pearls

Like A Lighthouse - Purple and Pearls

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Tuesday, 28th February 2012

Hugs and Kisses

I’m back with another design!  I love how cute and pretty this one is, it really does make me smile!

I hope you like it too!

Hugs and Kisses - Purple and Pearls

Hugs and Kisses - Purple and Pearls

Hugs and Kisses - Purple and Pearls

Hugs and Kisses - Purple and Pearls

Hugs and Kisses - Purple and Pearls

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Tuesday, 28th February 2012

I Heart Chalkboard

I’m so completely overwhelmed by the response and well wishes of everyone yesterday for the two new designs I posted.

I’m back today, with two more. First up it’s I Heart Chalkboard.

I Heart Chalkboard - Purple and Pearls

I Heart Chalkboard - Purple and Pearls

I Heart Chalkboard - Purple and Pearls

I Heart Chalkboard - Purple and Pearls

I Heart Chalkboard - Purple and Pearls

Pop back later to catch a glimpse of Hugs and Kisses!

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Monday, 27th February 2012

Felicity

Wow thank you so much for all your positive feedback from this morning’s post!

Allow me to introduce Felicity.

Noun – An instance of great happiness and joy.

I love how pretty and delicate this piece is, I hope you do too!

Felicity - Purple and Pearls

Felicity - Purple and Pearls

Felicity - Purple and Pearls

Felicity - Purple and Pearls

Felicity - Purple and Pearls

So, do you like?

I’ll be posting 2 more of my stationery sets tomorrow so check back and let me know what you think!

x

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Monday, 27th February 2012

I Love You In Any Language

I am so excited to finally be able to introduce my wedding stationery.

This set was actually the starting point in my Purple and Pearls collection.  It plays on the fact that the words “I love you” are beautiful said in any language.

I hope you like!

I Love You In Any Language - Purple and Pearls

I Love You In Any Language - Purple and Pearls

I Love You In Any Language - Purple and Pearls

I Love You In Any Language - Purple and Pearls

I Love You In Any Language - Purple and Pearls

I’d love to hear what you think!

Don’t forget to check back later to catch a glimpse of “Felicity”…

x

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Thursday, 23rd February 2012

Introducing…

Purple and Pearls!!

Purple and Pearls

My little portfolio of designs is ready!  I’ll be sharing them on Facebook over the next few days.  So keep your eyes posted on my Fan Page.

Because I can barely contain my excitement I’m posting a little sneaky peak of just some of the new designs I’ll be revealing on Facebook! Eeeep!

Purple and Pearls - Sneak Peak

I really hope you like them!

x

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Sunday, 29th January 2012

First Order

Things at Purple and Pearls’ head quarters are moving along nicely.

My sample prints have come back to me, so I have a nice little catalogue of designs (almost) ready to launch with.

I have proudly shown my new ideas to friends and family which, as a result has landed me my first enquiry! Suzie has asked me to design invitations for her son Max’s Naming Day Ceremony.

I designed a little e-mailable invitation for Suzie’s baby shower, using the colours of Max’s nursery.  She loved it so much she’s asked me to do something similar with a few little tweaks.

Once it’s ready I’ll be sure to share the finished piece along with Suzie’s opinions!

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Tuesday, 3rd January 2012

Happy New Year!

Ok so I may be a little late with my New Year wishes but I have been a rather busy bee!

It was our very first Christmas in our own place and we had huge fun decorating our home and making our own Christmas traditions.  We decided whilst on our honeymoon that we would buy a tree decoration from every place we visited, it was a great idea, we spent a wonderful evening with our memories as we embellished our tree with the ornaments we had collected.

We hosted a Christmas Jumper Party, which was a huge success!  Our flat was full of the best (read worst!) jumpers you’ve ever seen!  Everyone made such an effort either scouring eBay and charity shops for the second hand beauties and even DIYing!  Yes someone did staple felt Christmas tree’s to a cardigan…

The week’s leading up to Christmas were mad – as I’m sure they were for most families.  I baked and decorated 16 Christmas cakes to give as gifts, so spent many a night (with the help of my wonderful Mom) finishing them off.  I have to say though the response has been more than worth it.

I’ve also been busy making plans for Purple and Pearls – the next chapter! which brings me on to my New Year’s Resolutions

  1. Have more of a positive attitude.
  2. Focus 100% on Purple and Pearls
  3. Spend more time appreciating the good things I have.
  4. (The obligatory) DIET!

I’m not sure how well the above will all fit together but I’m determined by the end of 2012 to be in a better place.  I moan far too much about things I definitely have control over.  So I’ve decided this year – if I don’t like it, I’ll change it.

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Wednesday, 14th December 2011

News…

So…

Something very exciting has happened. I have sent off 8 designs to a very lovely printers.

You may be wondering, designs for what?  8 different designs for wedding stationery that I will be showcasing to the world very shortly!

So yes that’s why I have been so quiet lately…

New Year, New Venture

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Sunday, 13th November 2011

Labyrinth Inspired Cupcakes

This weekend we held the first ever Butt-Numb-A-Thon. 24 hours of non-stop films. 5 of us chose 2 films each and we had to prepare food to match up to our film.

One of my films was the Labyrinth. An absolute classic 80s childhood film. I wasn’t really sure on what food to prepare but had a sudden brain wave.

I re-create one of my favourite characters from the film

Labyrinth Worm Cupcakes

I made 6 little worm guys in total and they took me FOREVER to do, but I was really glad I spent the time and effort because the response from everyone was really good!

Labyrinth Worm Cupcakes

He’s such a cute little character – love him!

Labyrinth Worm Cupcakes

And just in case you’re interested we managed to watch 13 films in 24 hours. Starting with

  1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  2. Labyrinth
  3. American Movie: The Making of Northwestern
  4. Garden State
  5. Paper Moon
  6. Dark Night of the Scarecrow
  7. Mutiny on the Buses
  8. Bullitt
  9. Little Giants
  10. Black Narcissus
  11. Grizzly
  12. The Great Outdoors
  13. The Dark Knight

Quite an eclectic mix, and some were hard to watch at 4am in the morning, but we all managed to survive the full 24 hours and at this point I haven’t been to bed in over 33 hours!

All good fun and I’m sure we’ll do it again next year!

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