Thursday, 30 June 2011

Dandelion wedding invitations

This is a wedding stationery I created a few weeks ago in response to a request from a friend who was looking for dandelion style flowers on her wedding invitations.  With my original design I depicted lots of seeds, each with a tiny wedding related item at the end.  However, the end result looked to me to be a bit, well, straggly. 

So the design evolved and became one where hearts made up the dandelion head and fluttered off into the breeze, fading as they did so.  As with many of my other wedding stationery designs, the colours can be changed and the dandelions feature, in slightly different layouts, on all of the stationery.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Snowflake wedding stationery

A new wedding stationery design I've adapted from one of my business Christmas cards last year. It features snowflakes shaded in a contemporary pattern featuring lots of warm winter colours. Perfect for a winter wedding!

The range includes invitations (which come with a reply card), Order of Service, menu, place card and thank you card.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Upstairs Gallery

I've recently updated my stock at The Upstairs Gallery in Beccles. This is a fab gallery which changes displays and exhibitions every month. I have a range of notebooks and notebooks there and am now selling prints featuring my 'Beccles', 'Southwold' and 'seaside' designs too.

Pay the gallery a visit if you're in Beccles! It's in the centre of Beccles opposite the Twyfords cafe (which you can visit afterwards to recover from the stairs).

a rather hazy picture of the display

Monday, 20 June 2011

Back to blogging!

I have been neglecting my blog in recent months while I have been upgrading my website. However, that’s all done now so it’s time to get back to blogging! First I thought I’d give an update on what The Leaf Press has been up to:

I have introduced quite a few new designs into my journals and notebook ranges, most of which have been designed using Photoshop and Illustrator. The majority I’m pleased with, but one or two ran into difficulties – I discovered my ‘Coins’ travel journal cover was likely to run into major copyrighting issues (useless fact – some countries copyright coin designs where as other’s don’t). I’ll show my new designs on here over the next few days.

'Dotty' journal

An early version of the 'coins' design that was never to be

I’ve also introduced a range of wedding stationery which at the moment features four designs I’ve had my first sales, some lovely feedback and am now working with Gina (a wedding planner and merchandiser) at

An invitation from the 'cake' range

More pics to follow soon ...