Saturday, 16 June 2012

Pretty Peonies

I thought I would pop on here and share these pretty peony wedding invitations that I made for a lovely couple in Canada. My first International order! I was over the moon when I received an email from Jessica asking if I could make her some invitations similar to our own but with a peony type flower rather than the bird and birdcage. Jessica and Lee were such a lovely couple to work with and I'm really looking forward to creating their on the day items now too. This is what I came up with for the invitations. 

I loved making these for them and was so pleased with how they turned out, I'm smitten with those fluffy peonies and I'm sure I'll be using them on future projects. I also love the peony stamp I used for the RSVP and information cards.

I'm pleased to say that my lovely customers were thrilled with their invitations too, here is what they said, ''Hi Katrina, We received our invitations, we are absolutely thrilled!! They are beautiful and even better then we possibly thought they could be. I feel like I'm gushing but the details really are amazing. Most gorgeous invitations ever :) We are so happy, thank you so much Katrina, everyone has been in complete awe over how beautiful they are. We've gotten loads of compliments. Thank you again for being a dream to work with as well''.

Now that my lovelies is why it's worth the late nights and stresses I seem to encounter with modern  technology when I have an order to complete! On this occasion the Internet went down for two weeks as some idiots stole the copper wiring to the main exchange!! Not good when it's an overseas order and you are relying on email etc! So Comments like that = a very happy me!

 Have a great weekend folks,


Monday, 11 June 2012

Jubilee Tea

Hello again, I don't know where the last few weeks have gone, they have flown by! June already!!! I hope Everyone enjoyed the Jubilee celebrations here in the UK, we did. I felt proud to be British with all the festivities that went on, I loved seeing all the bunting and flags everywhere too. Also who doesn't like to see what Princess Kate is wearing next?!

We had a nice Bank holiday weekend catching up with family and friends, we had some lovely meals out. We also managed to fit in a spot of gardening and some shabby chic furniture projects! I brought this vintage tea trolley at an antiques auction a few weeks ago and couldn't wait to find time to paint and distress it. I love the shabby chic look on furniture and have a few more projects up my sleeve. Anyway I decided that I would use this to serve afternoon tea from for our Jubilee celebrations as my Mother and father in law were coming over. It made a nice change to make a bit more of things as we live in a small cottage we are unable to have dinner parties but this made a lovely alternative. I made a few quick straw and cake flags, and a little bit of paper bunting with the Papermania Portabello Road collection. I also used some cute wooden flags from my East of India goodies. The china is from my collection that I brought for our wedding that usually sits in my little china cabinet that hubs brought me :) So it was good to put it to use. The cake stand, plates and doilies also came out. As I was pushed for time the edible goodies came from M & S! Well nothing more British for a Jubilee celebration, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it ;)

I have been so busy with stationery orders over recent months, I will share a few pics now the completed invitations are with my lovely couples! It has also been great to have a break, we have just arrived back from spending 4 days in Ireland visiting family. It was a nice relaxing break and the countryside was beautiful, it was lovely to see my Great Aunt and Uncle too.

 Hope your week is off to a good start!