Tuesday, 10 December 2013

and so, in the tradition of buses, along comes another one.


Divine Love
This journal is constructed in the same way as the Vintage Love Story, but with more pockets included for the keeping of photos, messages etc.
Pages can be added, re-positioned or removed.


 It has a French flavour -
 embellishments include buttons, tags, keys, butterflies, hearts etc
A lovely way to plan and keep your wedding memories.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Finally I have finished the wedding scrapbook I have been intending to create for such a long time.
It serves as a guest book, having pages for guests to sign and as an album with envelopes and pockets for photos.
A beautiful keepsake for your wedding, this unique scrapbook has pages for your guests to write their wishes, for your dreams, promises, secrets, pages for photos or other memorabilia from you special day.



It is embellished with keys and vintage lace and jewellery, tags and buttons.


 It is available with or without extra pages at
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/171755131/wedding-journal-scrapbook-guests-book?
.

Monday, 25 November 2013

..and here they come, 2 designs on craft-coloured card, decorated with seductive black trims - this one has teeny-weeny pom-poms and a tulle bow
    while this one just has the tulle bow and a hairy string tie
    both come with a plain white envelope.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

New designs - heart shaped Save the Date Cards

I will developing these heart-shaped Save the Date cards to other designs, but this one is so pretty

,,,it's about 4" across, is fully customisable and comes with a plain white envelope for only 50p.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Free samples of Save the Date Cards - many vintage

I am happy to send free samples of Save the Date Cards to anyone in the UK.

Pop over to my Folksy shop and if you see any designs you like I will send up to 3 designs totally free of charge if you just send an email with the details.
Here is a link that will take you to the Save the Date section

There are vintage, rustic, gothic and shabby chic styles - hope you find something you like!

Monday, 18 November 2013

No bridezillas here!!!

I never cease to be amazed at my customers. Bridezillas must be a figment of TV 's imaginings, because, hand on heart, the brides for whom I have created stationery have been truly delightful.

They have exhibited varying degrees of knowing-exactly-what they-wantedness - from specifying and selecting many details to leaving it all to my judgement.
The satisfaction we both realise is when a design is born simply out of a customer request.
Originally just a Save the Date Postcard, this suite of stationery is Angeline - named after the customer who loved the Save the Date and  requested that I develop the design to include invitations, menus, place-cards (tag-style was her choice and suits the design perfectly), table stationery and a table plan!!

Gorgeous soft pastel shades of blue and pink 
- I love this design
- I wish I'd thought of it!!!
 

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Vintage Wedding Invitation - Antique Lavender Roses

A vintage wedding invitation with more to come.

I am really looking forward to developing this into a full suite of wedding stationery. The ornate frame with these pinky lavender roses has a real aged look to it, and put on a base of kraft card, bottle green card and gold card helps to add to the "antiquey" look.
It has a triple bow of lace, ribbon and jute string.
I have already made the Save the Date cards and will make matching RSVP cards, place-cards, Order of Service, Menus and Table-plans.
I will post photos when the suite is ready.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

more chic than shabby

...it so is!!

I've wanted to create this invitation for a long time - love the colour combinations of pink silver and white.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Why can't I do grungey????

..much as I love the grungey look I don't seem to be able to create it myself.  On the contrary I go to enormous lengths to clean images up.
Maybe it's because I believe for her wedding a bride will want to have everything perfect. When I started making vintage style wedding invitations I was worried they didn't look dare I say new?? - well I managed to reconcile the old with new but grungey I'll have to work harder at.
In the meantime here are a couple of rustic (is that as close as I'll get?) designs.

Incidentally I paid £21 for a roll of jute string (5" of which I have used in the first design) - my husband seemed to think that was expensive!!!!! Men huh!!! what do men know about these things???

Friday, 5 April 2013

Vintage Wedding Table Plan

Rose Gold Frame

I just love the combination of colours in this design, the beautiful aqua and pinks, green and ivory.
I adore these ornate frames - it's hard to part with them.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Vintage Wedding Table Plan Gold Frame

So I made another!!

Romantic Roses
available in other sizes and different layouts

www.Folksy.com/shops/cinnamondumpling


Sunday, 31 March 2013

Vintage Wedding Table Plan

Behold - my first attempt!

I am so pleased with this vintage wedding table plan.
I have worked with frames for years, and have made wedding stationery for years so "marrying" the two wasn't really a problem. 

But the result exceeded my expectations - the colours work together so well.

Let me know what you think.
   

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Saturday Special

25% off this item today

A lottery ticket holder which also serves as a place-card, it is purpose made for a standard lottery ticket but can be resized to fit any ticket.
Your guests' names are printed in any font style and colour of your choice.
email
morechic.thanshabby@virginmedia.com to claim your discount 
or visit
www.Folksy.com/shops/cinnamondumpling

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Wednesday's DIscount

....today I'm offering 20% off this item in my Folksy shop

               
   a lovely vintage style wedding invitation,
 personalised with your wedding details.
Just email and ask for your discount
morechic.thanshabby@virginmedia.com 

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Another newbie

...but what's the style???


I'm not sure if it's gothic or vintage in style
 - what do you think?
I'd love to hear from you.

Oooops!!

Something went wrong 

..and yesterday's post didn't get published.

But you can still ask for the discount today along with today's discounted item. 


If you'd like 20% off the normal price of these 
Save the Date Cards
just email
morechic.thanshabby@virginmedia.com

Monday, 11 March 2013

Tuesday's Treat

Today email if you'd like 10% of this item

..these gorgeous Save the Date Cards - now only 36p each at
www.Folksy.com/shops/cinnamondumpling

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Monday's Discount

Monday's are bad, bad days - so here's a massive 33% off!!
Here is the item - just email if you'd like some of these with a third off.
 Click on the Folksy badge to the right to view this and more items.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Sunday's Daily Discount

Hi - here is your item for today - this is a brand new item and I'm offering 10% off to my blog readers (just email and ask for your discount) - 20% off if you leave a comment on the blog.



Daily Discounts

25% off

a new deal every day!!


Every day for the rest of March I will be offering between 10% and 25% discount off one order from my Folksy listings.
The offer will focus on a different product every day so keep checking back.
To get your discount just email prior to ordering and I will make a special listing for you.
Today's item is the Rose Gold Frame Invitation (Approx 5 x 7 inches)

This is a personalised invitation - great value for money.To see this item and many more just click on the Folksy badge on the right hand side of this page.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Keeping the customer satisfied...

..must always be at the heart of any business - it is after all it's raison d'etre - it is why it is there!!
One of the most rewarding aspects of my wedding business is the joy many of my customers have expressed having received their stationery parcels.
Many of their emails start "sorry to be a pain but could you...." and sometimes my first thought is "Oh No!! I can't  do that!!!" ..but then I try and I often can and I have managed to satisfy my customer's needs - they're happy they got what they wanted and I get a buzz too.
SO I learn so much from my customers, and they challenge me and I grow - so it's ENQUIRIES VERY WELCOME in my shop. Although I don't create the original designs I am quite proficient in some areas of graphic art and can alter many aspects, size (nearly always), colour (sometimes) and orientation (mostly).
Vintage continues to be the most popular design choice and here are some of my new ranges - I hope you like them!! but if there's a way you'd like them more - well you can ask.

Vintage Lace - Save the Dates, Invitations etc
and 

Blue Rhapsody - now available in gold because a customer requested it!!

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Listed at last!

I have been off work this week so I've had the chance to catch up on my listings on Folksy as well as creating some new designs.

While vintage is my favourite at the moment and I just can't resist the soft colours of the designs and the prettiness of them, I have dabbled a little with some gothic stuff and some modern invitations.

To see the new items, please visit my Folksy shop at
www.folksy.com/shops/cinnamondumpling 

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

A new venture

more chic than shabby weddings!



Wedding stationery - vintage style.
I'm a great believer that planning a wedding should be so much fun.
It's the bride's chance to indulge in all things beautiful.
My aim is to help, by providing a bespoke service, friendly and professional, and to assist the bride in getting the look she wants.
So with a huge amount of designs at my finger-tips, I will be developing ranges which can be modified and adapted to suit the themes and colour schemes of the weddings.
The above range is Victoriana, romantic, vintage and obviously very floral, and very adaptable.
It will be on Folksy and ebay soon.
You can view more of my designs at 
http://folksy.com/items/3383162-Wedding-Invitation-Black-and-White-Stripes
    and if see anything you'd like furhter information on please email me at 
morechic.thanshabby@virginmedia.com
                                                              where enquiries are welcome.