Saturday, 20 February 2010

The Big Three Oh!

Men are notoriously hard to buy for and generally to make cards for unless they have very specific hobbies.  Our client needed a 30th birthday card at short notice for a friend of her partners.  She doesn't know the birthday boy too well so we decided a simple but masculine approach should be the way forward.  Here's what we came up with.


Another simple design, my favourite is the black metallic brads.  They were something a bit different from the sparkles I like to add, a bit more manly. 

We're currently working through our orders for Mother's Day.  Be sure to get yours in quick, our last order date is the 8th March.

Jacx

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Retirement - Just Another Adventure

I was so excited about this order that I had to give it a blog all to itself!  This is a Happy Retirement card for a recently completed order.


The client's friend is retiring from a high pressured sales job and setting off 'on his journey.'  We don't know if that's in the literal sense and jetting off around the world or simply rediscovering life without work.  I just had to share this.

Jacx

Monday, 15 February 2010

Sneak Peek!!

Here's a little sneak peek at the place settings that our very own Kate has ordered for her wedding! Her tables were originally named after flowers and so we decided this simple, yet elegant design would be a lovely additional touch to the tables.  I love the glitz that's added by the single diamante.

 

Kate wanted to do something extra special for her gorgeous flower girl, so we decided on a special place setting just for her.  The butterfly fits in with the colour scheme and is something fun and different for little Morgan.



I'm hoping that Kate will allow me to use photographs from the day of her wedding to show you all the place settings and table plan in their rightful places.

Jacx

Another Valentine Come & Gone

Well that's V-Day done and dusted for yet another year.  As mentioned in a previous blog, I loved the design that the client and I came up with so much I just had to do it in different colours, so here's a look at one of the other colour options I've made up.

 

The last Valentine's order that we accepted was from a good friend of mine.  She saw and loved the colours I used for the card shown above and demanded to have one made for her, no reason and for no one in particular.  Her words were "I'll find a reason."  That was a great compliment for me.


The next big day on the card calender is Mother's Day.  This year it falls on the 14th March and our last order date for handmade cards will be Monday 8th March due to work commitments that week.  Mum's are incredible people and don't they deserve a day of pampering with a card made especially for them?

Our latest enquiry is for Christening invitations and I'm hoping the client will be happy for a sneak peek to be posted here on the blog.

Hope you all had a good weekend, and guess what?  Monday's over!  Yay.

Jacx

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Last Chance!

Today is your last day for ordering personalised Valentine's Day cards for that special person in your life!  If you would like to place an order please contact at us via the website contact form.

Here's another sneak peek at an order we've received.

 

As always my little camera does not do this card justice, the backing card looks black but is in fact a marbled navy blue.  I'm a big fan of simplicity and I loved this design so much that I asked the client if I could reproduce it in a number of colours as a General Occasion card.  I thought it would be perfect for any time of the year to let someone know that you are thinking of them but especially for an anniversary.  I'll get some photo's of the different colours on the website soon!

Jacx

Saturday, 6 February 2010

The Hallmark Holiday?

Well February has come round fast!  Is it just me or is time moving far too quickly these days?  I was once told that phrase is a sign of getting old, well sign me up to the old biddies sheet!

Valentine's Day is not something I generally celebrate.  I'm a big believer in the fact that if you wish to be romantic and spontaneous you shouldn't pick the day where every other person in the country is choosing to be romantic and spontaneous.  But then I took a better look at it...  We do live in a cynical society where Hallmark seems to have taken over our day of romance, our day to give our loved ones a wee reminder that we are still competely besotted.  So lets reclaim this day!!  Let's give up on the Hallmark and go back to what matters, the thoughts that count.  

Our latest order here at LTC was for some mini cards.  The (single) client wished to give her good friends a card to thank them for their love that has got her through some difficult times in the last year because she loves them more than any man.  She wanted a heart theme for most of them but in a more subtle manner than with VALENTINE across the front.

 

I love this card and not just because I'm a crazy cat lady.  I just think it's very suitable for letting a friend know that you are by their side and you love them.


 

We kept to simple designs with the embellishments doing all of the 'talking.'  I think that's best way with friends, let actions show your words.

Take a look at the website for some other designs for Valentine's Day that we have been working on.  I hope you all have a wonderful day no matter what you choose to do.

Jacx

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Love and Catch Up!!

Ok I know, I know!!  I've been completely AWOL!  So firstly, a happy new year to you all!  I won't bore you with the reasons for my absence but new year, new priorities, it's all go!

I've been busy making cards as a gift to my younger sister.  Her partner of forever proposed and we are doing everything we can as a family to raise funds for the big day.  My contribution is a massive selection of hand made cards to sell at the car boot sale she is attending.  This has to be the best day of her life and I'm determined to help her get it!  I'm very excited though as I've to start the invitation designs already and I have some stunning gold samples which I may sneak up on here at a later date.

Valentine's day is fast approaching and why not say I Love You with a special and personalised handmade card?  Here's a wee sneak peek at one that I sent to a dear friend for her husband.  Sarah and Rob were married on the 14th February and will celebrate their first wedding anniversary this year.



I just love the sparkling hearts and the simple wording, yes I do love romantic poems but sometimes it's just the simplest of words that need to be said for it to mean the most.

Kate's wedding is drawing ever closer and the big task at LTC this week is getting her place settings started.  I'm sure she'll let me put a sneak peek up on the blog for you to see.  It's such a cute design.

Jacx

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Happy 2010!

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had a great time over the festive period? We're back from our well deserved break and ready for 2010 and all the stationery challenges we will face this year.

January's a busy month for us, there are some important cards to make - a first and an eighteenth birthday, thank you cards for Christmas, and RSVP cards for weddings.

Keep an eye on this space for some sneak previews of our latest creations and remember, if you're looking for a card for any occasion then please send us an email or get in touch through the contact form on and we will do everything we can to help you out.