New things #2 – Love Ideas Ink

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I’m busy working on all the new Love Ideas Ink lines for Christmas this year and I can easily say one of my all time favourite new products are these gorgeous ceramic mugs with my hand lettering on them.

I have loved hand lettering for aaaages (see my Instagram feed for proof!) but was struggling with feeling confident about my own lettering.

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I’ve been working on some lovely custom wedding suites though which prominently feature hand lettering and the feedback was so positive I decided to have a little faith in myself as well!

So my new range of ceramic mugs feature a couple of different hand lettered slogans such as “just breathe” and “hello gorgeous” and I am in love!

These will be available for sale in the Etsy shop very shortly!!


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Whew. November just flew by in a whirlwind of markets, anniversaries and my birthday. It was a lovely month though in many ways and it is always the calm before the storm that is December. Here are a couple of my favourite November shots from Instagram.

1 – A little snapshot of my (once tidy) desk – it very rarely looks like this so I wanted to capture the moment! Something about Christmas makes my office go crazy. 2 – A sneak peek at my styled shoot with Jel Photography – love this shot of the confetti balloon. 3 – Loving this hand lettering by Australian based Pen Loves Paper. 4 – I celebrated my 2 year Anniversary of Self Employment with a few words. 5 – Gorgeous floral inspiration from Barefoot in Bali – aren’t the colours in this divine?!

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I thought I’d share a few of my favourite pics from my Instagram lately – pop over and join me, I’d love to see you!

Cute “love ya” tags from Wink – these are so sweet! // Creativity takes courage – gorgeous hand lettering from Sycamore Street Press // Beetroot juice – so pretty and tasty! I’ve been trying a few new juices lately and this was a favourite // Designlovefest image of sweet donuts from The donut snob// My Yay flags on my desk – my Wink Yay flags here and here



Inspiration – a little hand lettering and more

Hi there,

Hope you had a nice weekend? We had a long one here in New Zealand so I am just getting back into action today. I spotted these two gorgeous weddings today which both had such sweet touches in them. I LOVE hand lettering and the spring blush toned florals are divine too….

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Wedding one – English Countryside Wedding from Inspired by This –Photographer: CKB Photography

Wedding two – Romantic Dallas Wedding from Snippet and Ink – Photographer: Cassidy Carson

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Colour love – a bon voyage party

Hi there,

I have a huge LOVE for old maps so when I spotted this map loving Bon Voyage part over at Oh So Beautiful Paper, I was smitten! This sweet party designed and styled by Nole from OSBP is so pretty, with touches of maps, flags and lots of gorgeous florals and drinks. In fact there was a second post about the drinks – signature cocktails – and it included the prettiest illustrated recipes by Dinara Mirtalipova for Oh So Beautiful Paper.

Here is a quick roundup!

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Click here for more on the party postClick here for more on the drink recipe post.

All photos by Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper.

Calligraphy: Meant to Be Calligraphy

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