Wednesday, 26 May 2010

The countdown begins!

In celebration (and complete anticipation!) of Sex and the City 2 premiering in cinemas this week, below are a series of notecards inspired by the colours, textures, patterns, and personalities of the fabulous four.

Friday, 21 May 2010

Hey Pretty!

Inspired by a oh-so-sweet notecard received from a girlfriend, R+J designed a special set of notecards dedicated to our closest and most loved friends. Each card features words we just don't say enough to our friends and are encased by a decorative border. The corresponding envelopes are hand-lined with patterns in matching colours, that could also be swapped around to create contrasting colour options. What friend wouldn't want to read 'You are as wonderful as my favourite nail colour'?

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Bride-to-be bliss

One of my closest girlfriends is getting married in less than a month and we recently celebrated with a lovely surprise Hen party. Featuring one of her wedding colours, the card was designed with her love of flowers in mind. It included a few blank pages so her Hens could write lovely notes to her, along with a page of excerpts from 'Don'ts for Wives' by Blanche Ebbutt. While a bit old-fashioned, some of these suggestions still hold true:

Don't forget to wish your husband good morning when he sets off to the office. He will feel the lack of your good bye kiss all day.

Don’t let him have to search the house for you. Listen for his latch-key and meet him on the threshold.

Don't take your husband on a laborious shopping expedition, and expect him to remain good-tempered throughout.

Don't forget that your husband is your chum and will be delighted to be called upon in an emergency.

The card was then hand-stitched along the left hand side, with the 'Bride to be' tag. She will make a beautiful bride!

Monday, 10 May 2010

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Who doesn't love receiving a handwritten note from a friend or loved one? It brings instant cheer when opening up a lovely piece of post. Below are a few of our recent note card designs. Get inspired to send your own note to a friend!

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Mother's Day may have come and gone here in the UK, but Sunday is Mother's Day across the pond. Wishing my mother, mother-in-law, my aunts, my friends who are now mothers (and soon to be mothers!) sister-in-law, and mothers everywhere a very happy day!