Here is a sneaky peek of what we have been working on....
We have needed to revamp our social stationery for ages now and never seem to find the time to do it, but we are determined to start 2013 off with a brand new range, these images are what we have completed so far ...
We are hoping to launch these at Top Drawer Spring in January, along with two new ranges of greeting cards.
We were pleased to see that the First New Look Clintons stores are featuring our wrap, friends of ours spotted and snapped the lovely display featuring our Great Britain Wrap designs in the window of the newly opened St Pauls Store in London ...
Sorry that we haven't posted in a while but with holidays, trade shows and just the logistics of running this business we have found it really difficult to find the time. I have enjoyed a very relaxing break in Mexico, whilst poor Claire has been tearing her hair out trying to keep everything running smoothly back at the Studio.
We are now packing up all our our Christmas orders to be sent out next month, we have one order for over 20,000 cards.
Thank goodness it is school/college holidays and we can draw on our steady bank of packers!
We visited the Harrogate Home and Gift show this week where we did some buying for our shop! We also took the opportunity to catch up with fellow publishers and friends and to see the launch of our new bags and gift wrap on Glick's Stand.
We have now sent off all our entries for this years Henries Awards. The Henries are the ultimate accolades in greeting card publishing, and each year some 14,000 cards are entered, so we have strong competition!
We were nominated most promising young designer in 2010 and our gift wrap that we design for Glick won in the best gift wrappings category last year so we have our fingers crossed that our cards will get through this year!
This is the last year that Claire can enter the most promising young designer category!
The Henries winners are announced at an amazing awards ceremony on Thursday October 4th at The Lancaster London Hotel in London. We are looking forward to it already!
The cards we all sent to The Queen were taken to Buckingham Palace by Sharon Little, Jakki Brown and Warren Lomax on behalf of The Greeting Card Industry. Over 300 greeting cards from the industry were delivered by hand on the Friday before the Diamond Jubilee celebratory weekend.
A letter was sent alongside the cards with the message "You will be pleased to hear that Great Britain leads the world in greeting card designs and sending"
The card that we sent is right at the front of the basket with the Postbox on...
Warren, Sharon and Jakki
The stand at PG Live promoting the 'Cards for the Queen Initiative'