Wednesday, 29 May 2013


All firmed up,exhibition dates booked, Friday 11th, Sat 12th and Sunday 13th .
At Florence Arts Centre, Florence mine. Going to be great, got some wonderful Cumbrian talent together!

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Web site on the way.

Met with Web designers, it all sounds very positive and what they can provide looks fab.
It's official, Domains, and are now mine! WOOP WOOP!
First pass at design is also looking good too. Can't wait it's all very exciting!

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Exciting times....

Planning an Art Exhibition at the end of the year with my Hubby, all very exciting. A lot of work to do though and pieces to get ready, busy , busy,....

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Personal cards

Been busy with some personal cards this week, but also managed to slip in a short break for our Wedding Anniversary, stayed at  Storrs Hall, Windermere. Highly recommend it, fabulous food and gorgeous rooms and lovely staff, perfect!

This christening card was created with hand drawn illustration, the font is 3D formed paper, cut out and shaped after illustration was drawn and coloured using Copic Markers, the embellishments included ribbon and a tiny foot stem button with seed beads of various colours and stickles to create the bubbles.
Thanks for viewing.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Display of Samples

What a gorgeous Bank Holiday it's been, out and about in the sun today.
Had the pleasure of setting up a display of my Wedding stationary in The Muffin Top Boutique Bakery in Whitehaven today. As a guest display in this lovely bakery of seriously scrumptious special occasion cakes, Handy for any Brides popping in to discuss cakes for the big day, my samples are there to browse and give inspiration and a taste of what's on offer from Lakeland Calligraphy.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Improvements to my studio.

I am running out of space and still desperate to sell up and move to property with more studio space for both me and Hubby, we recently changed estate agents, fingers crossed for luck soon. I enlisted the help of a local joiner and cabinet maker to help, asking him to create a storage hutch to go on top of my plan chest, it had to be oak veneer to match, as my plan chest is a beautiful piece of furniture hand made in oak and Brazilian rose wood. I measured all the items I needed to store, like my electronic die cutter and my manual die cutter/embosser, the case with my air brush kit, along with all the other stuff I need regularly to hand and I planned the shelves.

It arrived! I'm chuffed to bit's, I waxed and finished it myself to match the plan chest, we popped it in to place and I loaded it up with all my goodies, it works perfect!

Everything has a home, perfect fit for all my cutting machines etc.

And my Copic markers..... sorted! All to hand. I had a great idea for storage to sort the colours, I bought some dishwasher cutlery baskets on line (replacement spares) and sat them on their sides, perfect compartments to sort my colour groups, no ratching around anymore just to find the right one.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Venue Drawings

A drawing of yourWedding Venue can be added to your table plan or Stationary if required. 
I am a skilled illustrator and artist, this could be done for you as a sketch or as a pen and ink style water colour. Alternatively a drawing of the venue can be framed as a Wedding Anniversary gift to your partner. Below is an example of a Venue local to me, The Armathwaite Hall hotel at Bassenthwaite. This example actually shows a hand made greeting card which I supply for their everyday use, depicting a sketch of the Hotel.

Signature Frames

I can frame your table plan, or alternatively hire a frame to you for the day to save cost. I can also create 'Signature frames' for you instead of a guest book. I have written a poem to place within the frame, provided on the day unglazed. You then return this to me along with a standard A4 size Wedding photo which I will swap for the poem and then glaze the finished article for protection. A lovely keepsake of the day.

Guest books, Quill pens and vintage pen stands.

The guest books can be decorated to match your stationary, and the quill pens are available in Turkey Quills, colours or White, and beautiful fluffy Ostrich in white. I have a lovely collection of vintage inkwells for hire too, there's bound to be one to suit your scheme, these are to hold quill pens by your guest book.

And of course not forgetting the second lady of the day, thank you cards for the Mother of the Bride, 
I can even create her on the front in the outfit she will wear on the day, how personal is that!!!?

The Wedding Stationary range

My WEDDING STATIONARY RANGE, find greater detail inc prices etc. on Lakeland Calligraphy Face Book pages, the range is is available as pictured or for inspiration to help me create a bespoke set of stationary for you!

As well as the stationary, to complete the full picture, thank you cards, keep sake boxes, and of course guest books decorated to match your stationary with beautiful Quill pens. 
I also hire easel stands for your place setting table plans, picture frames for your table plan so you don't have the full expense of framing just for one day, and vintage ink wells as pen stands for your quill pen to add the finishing touch.

Beautiful book marks

Beautiful book marks, available personalised to suit what name you need, the jewellery charm can also be designed for your needs.

I enjoy making these book marks, they are very robust, practical as well as pretty.
Totally bespoke and made to order with the metallic embossed detail and charm tassel all made to suit your needs. Ideal gifts personalised with names for Birthdays, Christmas, Mothers Day and Fathers Day, retirement pressies etc. Just email me or message me on Lakeland Calligraphy face book pages.

Continuing to add photos....

These are all shots from a beautiful vintage wedding at Armathwaite Hall, Bassenthwaite, 2012. The place tags were lovely luggage labels, tied to candles in vintage china cups!