Saturday, 14 July 2012

Colour crush round up...

Not really much to say on this really...the images speak for themselves, yum, yum and yum some more! 
Just a nice little round up of some beautiful colour images I've come across this week, so I felt a little montage was in order!



Image credits (from top to bottom)

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8


Ooh and I'm off for a little mini break with the boy next week, London and Bruges (celebrating my 30th birthday and our 5 year wedding anniversary) and straight after that, its off to the fabulous Big Apple once more, for the Printsource show with the super lovely Jen, presenting Paper and Cloths AW13/14 portfolio of yumminess, mmm mmm mmmmm!
Hope to see you there!
And if not, I'll catch you back here in a couple of weeks with lots of photo evidence of chocolate munching and waffle eating, ooh and possibly a bit of wine drinking, yay!

x x x




Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Change is as good as a rest...



If you're regular visitors to my little piece of blog land over here, you will no doubt have noticed that we've had a little make over.
I felt it was time for a bit of a change, having only ever really changed the colours every now and again on the very original design I've used since I started blogging!
So there it is...
Hope you all like the new look!

And just to add a little cheeky thank you to all my lovely pinterest followers too - reached a big milestone of 1000 followers this week, wooooo! 

lets continue to share the yumminess...

happy days


x x x

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Oooh scrapbooks...

I was having a bit of sort in my studio a few weekends ago and found some old scrapbooks.
Aahh scrapbooks....oh to have the time to sit blissfully cutting an' a pasting eh!

The amount of hours I must have been spent with the scissors and pritt stick and surrounded by magazines in my Uni days...

And now, how easy it is to quickly pull a mood/trend board together on the good old mac, saving lots of gorgeousness to a desktop folder or such, dragging, clipping masking, moving about, easy to amend if need be, or to add to, etc... aaahh a lot easier, and far less time consuming...but as much fun?

Here are a few little pics of mine...










I did consider throwing them out, scanning in the loveliest bits and saving them on my mac for future use...but I couldn't do it to them! 
It would be wrong...
So there they will remain, a bit of design nostalgia, sitting alongside the ever growing book collection, 
and happy they will be there too I'm sure.

x x x

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Inspired by...Caroline Gardner

I absolutely love the gorgeousness that consistently comes out of the Caroline Gardner studio.

Publishing cards, wrapping paper, social stationery and many other beautiful paper products, as well as having a new home fragrance range of candles and diffusers, the products are stocked in outlets ranging from the high street and department stores to small chains and independent galleries.

The designs are created using traditional printing methods such as letter press and die stamping and have a naive and quirky feel whilst still maintaining a sophistication and modern look. 
They are certainly recognisable straight away, and in my opinion, can do no wrong really! 
There are always beautiful, on trend prints and florals every season, gorgeous colours and plenty of playful characters across their children's cards.

Their extensive product areas which seem to be growing continually, are stationery, cards, gift wrap and home, with items such as noteblocks, photo albums, cards for all occasions, calendars, box files, candles, wash bags, right through to diffusers and playing cards, pheweeee!

So, enough of my ramblings... here are some of my favourite bits and bobs currently on offer over on the Caroline Gardner website...

Enjoy!












How gorgeous are these spring painterly florals...


Any yummy cupcakes...




Gorgeous colour palettes and fab bird characters!




Cute for kids!








Happy weekend all

x x x

Monday, 2 July 2012

Colour crush...

There are some absolutely gorgeous things going on with colour lately... 
I've stumbled across loads of fabulous images with some beautiful combos, love love love them! mmmmmm...
So, even with this crappy weather, hopefully these will be a little pick me up :-)

(where's the summer gone, will it ever come back?)





















oooooohh, told you they were yummy, right?

happy days

x x x

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Kiki's Boutique...

Ooh don't you love it when you receive lovely things in the post... 
and this week was no exception, I received a gorgeous pink package from the lovely people at Kikis boutique, containing a brand shiny new 'Bon Voyage' laptop case by Disaster Designs and a beautiful, 
delicate little necklace number by Orelia.
I hadn't come across Kiki's boutique before so was intrigued to see more of what they had to offer and I have to say, there are some lovely items to be discovered. 
(and a good hour was spent doing just that)




Kiki's is a family run business and have two beautiful shops based in Christchurch in Dorset, a pretty market town on the waters edge near Bournemouth, and in the New Forest town of Lymington in Hampshire, a beautiful harbour market town, as well as their online shop.

They stock sooo many fabulous brands including Irregular Choice, Pip Studio (a big favourite of mine), Bombay Duck, Sass and Belle, Disaster, Orelia and many more...

Here are a few of my favourites from their vast selection online...


Leah Spot Dress - Green
Louche Clothing


Cotton Candy Satchel - Multicoloured
Disaster Designs



Needle and Thread Purse
Disaster Designs

Small Heart Studs - Pinks and Reds
Kate Hamilton-Hunter


Songbird Mug - Multicoloured
Disaster Designs


Set of 4 Botanical Measuring Cups - Multicoloured
Kiki's


Rob Ryan His 'n' Hers Together Mugs - Multicoloured
Wild and Wolf


Bowl 12cm - Pink
Pip Studio


Regency Tea Cup and Saucer - Roses
Kiki's


La Boutique Wash Bag - Multicoloured
Disaster Designs


And here are a few pics of the lovely items I received in the post...



How sweet is this little necklace? Soooo delicate.
It's by Orelia and is a mixed metal, triple heart design, but you can also buy it in silver or gold too.






And this gorgeous laptop case by Disaster Designs is from their new collection called 'Bon Voyage' which features designs using a montage of postage paraphernalia.
Other items in the range include an overnight bag, purse, travel wallet and wash bag.
Disaster also have two other gorgeous ranges called La Boutique and Love Letters aswell as a brand new range of ceramics.

So after a little taster of what Kiki's boutique have to offer, 
I'm sure you're tempted to nip over for a gander, 
and as a special treat for all readers of my little piece of blog land, 
Kiki's boutique are offering a 10% discount off all full price merchandise from now until 28th July 2012, so just enter LOVE10 at the checkout, 
happy shopping!

x x x
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