Monday, 20 January 2014

Pastelville -The New Spring Collection

We are so excited to announce the launch of our brand new spring greetings card range 'Pastelville' to be released early next month at the Spring Fair in Birmingham. There are 24 elegant designs to choose from.
All cards are sized at 150 cm square and come individually cello wrapped.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Casablanca - The Eid Collection

We are delighted to announce that 'Casablanca' our brand new Eid Card collection for 2013 is out now. There are 8 brightly coloured designs to chose from. If you would like to receive a copy of the latest catalogue or become a stockist, please give the office a call on 07734 156200, alternatively you can email us on .
Cards are sized at 150 mm square and come individually cello wrapped.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Valentines Day Cards


Our Valentines range of greeting cards ' Sew Loved Up ' is available from our Not On The High Street shop. There are 8 intricately machine embroidered love hearts to choose from. Each card comes with either a fuchsia pink or red envelope and individually cello wrapped. If you would like more information on this range or any of our other greetings card ranges, please do give the office a call on 07734 156200 or you can email us on for a brochure.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Eid Cards

New Eid Cards from the Arabesque Collection

A quick update of our latest collection of Eid Cards. We have managed to extend our ever popular Eid Card range Arabesque, by creating some vibrant new designs just in time for Eid ul Adha. Each card is adorned with  our trademark crystal gems and complimented with pearlescent envelope. Cards come in packs of 6's and 12's and individually cello wrapped. Please contact the office on 07734 156200 for our latest brochure and price list.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

JazakAllah Cards

 Jazakallah Cards

Above are two of our popular JazakAllah Cards (meaning Thank You Allah) from the 'Crystal Hue' collection. The first one is a general Jazakallah Card with a dua at the bottom of the card while the second one is a more specific Jazakallah card for teachers and ustads.
Each card from the 'Crystal Hue'  Collection is adorned with sparkly crystals, comes packed with a complimentary envelope & cello wrapped.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Ameen Cards

Ameen Card, & Thank you note card.
Ameen Cards

Last month we were approached by a couple who were organising their 10 year old daughter's Ameen Party. Along with Ameen Cards, they also wanted to give their guests a gift box upon departing with goodies as a thank you gesture.  So this is what we came up with:
Bespoke gift boxes with lid and base, personalised and with a dua.
Personalised Ameen Invites /  Ameen Cards.
Thank you note cards to put in the gift box.
What do you think of these AMEEN CARDS?

Monday, 17 September 2012

Shop Displays

As promised, here is the second part of my trip to Stockholm in images. The images in today's blog were taken whilst browsing the many trendy shopping areas in and around the capital. As you can see from the above shop displays, Stockholm is full of colour, high on trend and most definitely inspiring when it comes to design. I spent a lot of time simply absorbing in and taking inspiration from Swedish design which I found all around me. Hope you enjoy the shop displays.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Trip to Stockholm Part 1

 Mr Orange in a grumpy mood!

The beautiful skyline of Stockholm in daylight.

 The City Quay.

 View from our ferry ride.

The Royal Opera House Stockholm

The above pictures were taken last month on our family trip to Sweden. (feels like a distant memory already!). A vibrant and diverse city with lively cafes, bistros and roof terraces. Luckily the weather was just perfect and we spent the best half of 5 days walking through the city centre, the old city and visiting museums and art galleries.
Did you know that Stockholm is known to be one of the most beautiful capitals in the world,? the city is built on 14 islands and connected by 57 bridges.
Part 2 of my blog (styling and shop displays) will follow shortly with a selection of retail displays and trends that I snapped on my visit to the capital.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Ramadan and Eid Cards

Today's post is a mini showcase of some of our bestselling eid cards of the season. This year thanks to a little forward planning we managed to launch  3 eid card ranges. ''Arabesque Collection', Marrakesh Collection' and 'The Luxurious Eid Collection'.
Below are images from all three Eid Cards collections. All cards are sized at 150 x 150 mm and come  individually cello wrapped.

We're loving eid cards from all 3 collections. Our lovely stockists and retailers have been giving us some very positive feedback, but we want to hear from you too! Please let us know which ones are your favorite.


Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Eid Cards 2012

The last couple of months have been hectic to say the least and we've been trying to get our design act together before Ramadan falls upon us.This year we are so excited to launch not one, not two but three Eid card ranges and a last minute multi pack boxed range may get the go ahead too - watch this space!
I'm posting some of the popular eid card designs that we have been lovingly creating in the studios this summer hope you like them.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Mehndi Invites

  A quick update of the happenings in the studio this afternoon. We have created two bespoke Henna card invites for a lovely couple in Dallas. The bride wanted two designs for the same occasion, one for friends (bottom design) and the other for family and relatives. (Top).  Both cards are embellished with sworovski crystals and have printed inserts inside.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Glitter glitter on the wall

A quick update with whats new in the studio this month. Well,  as is usual in the office this time of year, we are busy collating our eid orders along with the regular everyday card orders so things have been getting a little hectic. We are also in the process of designing a new e commerce website which is taking over a lot of our time. I took these pictures of the new velvet collection this afternoon. I felt the urge for styling outdoors so..... a pack  of blue tac and the garage wall came handy!

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Diamond Jubilee

My attempt at making a 'union Jack' desert!

The Lord Mayor of Leicester arriving to our street party.

This is how the queen's diamond jubilee was celebrated in our street. The plan was to have a street party, with bunting and all but as the weather took a turn for the worse, our friendly neighbors decided to shift the entertainment into their garages, carports and homes. Thankfully we have a reasonably large conservatory, which accommodated all our guests including the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Leicester.Hopefully a fun day was enjoyed by all.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Daddy's Day

Today I am posting some father's day designs that I launched at the Spring Fair International earlier in the year.We've been busy gluing, packing and dispatching orders for these cards the past few weeks.

Below are some of the designs from the range.
Father's Day - Sunday 17th of June

Monday, 30 April 2012

Leibster award

Last week I found out I was given a Liebster award by the lovely cardandgiftblog. Thank you Charlotte, I'm chuffed to bits and so honored! This is an  award that goes to bloggers with up and coming small blogs, and less than 200 followers.  Now in the spirit of this award it is my turn to do the following: 

1.  Thank the person who gave you the award and link to their blog.
2.  Choose 3-5 blogs with less than 200 followers and pass the award on to them.
3.  Display the Liebster Award somewhere on your blog. 
Now its my role to pass on this wonderful award to 3 up and coming bloggers I believe deserve this honor aswell.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Tartan Designs

At the Spring Fair last month we were approached by a company in Scotland to design a range of bespoke tartan designed greeting cards for the tourist market in Scotland.
Above are the results of my creations. I have designed 12 everyday cards in total and will be adding sheep, bagpipes and highland cows to this range very soon.
A brochure with the above designs and 6 new designs will be ready to order from the office very shortly.