Monday, 31 March 2014

Instagram snaps...March 2014

Bit of a bigger collection of bits and bobs this month for my instagram snaps...with a very sunny and warm week off thrown into the mix for good measure, happy days!
Here's what I've been up to in March...

...lovely days out with my boys and reliving childhood memories with a day at Stourport books to add to my kitchen bookshelf, highly recommended is the itsu cookbook and the huge range of Good Housekeeping mini books. 
In particular, loving this 'let's do brunch' one!
...finally breaking out my sparkly flats at the slightest hint of some sunshine wardrobe additions with a common theme; gorgeous soft pastels, stripes and bits of sparkle 
(obviously to go with the shoes!)
...loving my new Accessorize necklace with stripe combo, such beautiful colours
...this months Jamie magazine is a treat! new read for the month 'The Never List'
... a serious pile of pancakes for pancake day, oops!
...a few days away in Antwerp and Amsterdam with a lovely gal, how fab is this wall of clogs? 
Beautiful views down the canal and a cheeky little purchase of these dipped mini ceramic vases, which now sit very proudly in the kitchen.

So, mine seemed pretty busy looking back, hope you all had a good month too!

x x x

Friday, 28 March 2014

Spring 2014 at Accessorize...

There are some lovely things happening at Accessorize at the moment..
Their SS14 collection is absolutely beautiful!
If you follow me on instagram you may have already seen it, but this is a little pic of the necklace I bought recently, it was love at first sight!

(photos above taken by me for use on loveprintstudio blog)

And here are some of my favourite pieces from the Accessorize website...
Head over heels in love with all the pastel shades they've launched for Spring, 
it looks amazing in store, 
like a kid in a sweet shop, eeek!
Statement necklaces, cute spring bags, bracelets, beautiful earrings, holiday bangles..what more can a girl ask for?

(images above taken from the Accessorize website)

x x x


Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Colour crush...

Following on from my recent  post, sharing my current love of coral loveliness, I thought I'd put together a colour crush post that features this lovely fresh 'springy' tone, paired here with some blue and teal hues...yum!

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(clockwise from top left)

x x x

Monday, 24 March 2014

Etsy shop find... a chat with Amyisla McCombie!

I've got a lovely etsy shop find for you today,
and it's with Amyisla McCombie...

Let's get comfy... and prepare yourself for some serious eye candy!

1. Can you tell us a bit about you and your background... 

I came down to Falmouth to do my art foundation, I had no idea what I wanted to do in the art world but I just knew that it had to do with art. 
After a year of great fun experimenting I decided I wanted to do illustration as I loved the idea of representing a story of some kind. 
I then finished my degree and I am now extremely lucky to be able to do illustration full time!

2. What books/ magazines are currently on your coffee table?

Magazines I currently have are Oh Comely magazine ( as I was recently in that) Uppercase magazine, Vogue. 
As for the books I received an amazing book from my Father, 
Grayson Perry's 'The Vanity of Small Differences', that is based upon his recent exhibition.

3. Who is your design hero and what inspires you? 

 There are so many people that inspire me, from fashion designers to pottery creators.  So here are a couple of creatives that I love, Blexbolex, Daina Arbus, Chanel.

4. Tell us about a typical day for you...

I get up about 7.30, drink a huge mug of coffee whilst doing the emails, and blogging and all that. 
I then go for a run at about 9ish to get some inspiration. 
I return and float about a bit, then get ready to print my work that I have sold, then I create, paint, create alot of mess. 
I usally have a break about 6ish for a hour or so, and then I start work again, I love working at night as well.

5. Can you give us an insight into your creative process?

 I often collect ideas on pinterst if I'm given a brief, lots of photographs, then I set about to sketching, lots of mistakes and torn up pieces of paper, then I paint and draw and scan them in, a few hours later there should be some sort of illustration.

 6. Complete the following sentence, 'My happy place is.........'

when I go running when in Falmouth, I run along the coastal path, there is one place where I always stop, it looks right across the ocean and over the beach, you can see beautiful cliffs and forests and big ships! 
It's amazing.

7. What makes you laugh?

My pug!

8. What's your guilty pleasure?

A seriously delicious coffee

9. What are your top three blogs?

 The selby is my ultimate fave... you get to be nosey into creatives houses.

10. Where have you recently been travelling and where would you like to go next?

My last trip abroad was New York, and my next planned trip is so LA and on to San Francisco in May!

 Thank you so much to Amyisla for sharing a bit of her world with us!
You can follow her goings on here...

(all images above were taken from Amyisla's etsy shop and all copyright belongs to Amyisla McCombie)

x x x

Friday, 21 March 2014

A Friday thought...

This is a nice little thought to round off the week...

Isn't it just...

Happy weekend all

(Source unknown)

x x x


Thursday, 20 March 2014

A little bit of P&C...

Heres a little sneaky peaky at our recent eflyer...
Check our the Paper & Cloth blog and website for more details...

Geting ready for Suuuummmeeer!

(Copyright of the image above belongs to Paper & Cloth Ltd)

x x x


Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Three lovely (cake) things...

I'm popping in with three lovely things today...

1...What's not to love about this DIY cake topper, and who wouldn't agree with that statement??

2...'My diet starts tomorrow', this is pretty much what I would say every Sunday night!
(Thank you more of that now thankfully)

Enough said, lets do this thing!

x x x


Monday, 17 March 2014

Happy Saint Patricks Day...

Happy Monday everyone, and Happy St Patrick's Day too!
And in honour of just that, I thought I'd gather together a few lovely irish inspired dishes today in a foodie post.
I'll be giving these a whirl very soon, yum!
That Apple Cake looks amazing...

x x x


Friday, 14 March 2014

Take Four...

The Charming Gardener... 
a little selection of images for you today with a 'good life' feel.
How amazing to have a carrot crown, no?
I'd wear mine whenever I was in the kitchen knocking up a good old stir fry!

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(clockwise from top left)

x x x


Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Three lovely things...

A gathering of three lovely things...

1... Ok, so what girl/woman/magpie/self confessed glitter addict is gonna tell me they don't LOVE these trousers...seriously

2... Love this; painterly shimmery stripe, type and cute sentiment

3... Oversized jumper and statement necklace? 
Tick and...tick

x x x

Monday, 10 March 2014

Colour crush...

Well, we're starting to see a bit more of that lovely blue sky peeping through the clouds,
(how nice was the weekend!)
and I've definitely spotted the daffodils and crocuses in our garden pushing their way through, so it's beginning to look a lot like spring is on its way, happy days!

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(clockwise from top left)

(The image top left featuring a bit of snow in a spring based colour crush post... sorry, but I loved the colour of her hat, and anyhows, who says we wont still see a bit of snow on the ground eh...english weather and all)

x x x


Friday, 7 March 2014

Pinterest picks...this & that

Well, there seems to a never ending supply of clouds up there in the sky at the moment, bringing down with them lots and lots of gloomy rain.
So here's a cheerier look at those little fluffy cotton wool balls :-)
One to bake..and one to make!

On a brighter note...the weather looks good for next week, 
we might even see a bit of sun!

x x x


Wednesday, 5 March 2014

A belated 'Hello March'...

A little late saying this but...
 'Helloooo there March!'

(image above copyright of louise/loveprintstudio blog)

x x x

Monday, 3 March 2014

Instagram snaps...February 2014

Apologies for the lack of posting at the end of last week but I was away for a few days in Amsterdam.
So, I've popped in today with my Instagram snaps from February (slightly extended one this month).
Heres what I've been up to...

Buying gorgeous nail varnishes in shades that are all ready for Spring
Plenty of walking with the pooch
A cheeky book purchase of 'Paper to Petal' after getting book envy when seeing a friends copy, yum!
(just need to actually buy the bits and bobs and make them now, eeek!)
And how can we was Valentines Day, and I made homemade jammies, mmm.
Paper & Cloth were at Indigo in Paris
Loveprintstudio now has a facebook page
I watched one of my all time fave films on a rainy Sunday
And there was an actual blue sky for at least one afternoon, wooo!
Ooh and 'Where'd you go Bernadette' is my current read...thanks to the lovely Tamsin Seed aka Studio Seed for the recomendation :-) we go with March!

x x x

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