Oh yes - it's true. One of my very planful and lovely customers has already had her Christmas cards designed and printed.
I had them printed at Instaprint in Nottingham - www.instaprint.com. They have been wonderful - and I'm delighted with the results. Hope my customer is too!
In case you're wondering, it's Welsh (with 4 letter Ds in a row on the last line!) and says Merry Christmas and a happy new year.
If you would like a pack for yourself, please contact me.
They're A6 cards and have "Merry Christmas and a happy new year" inside.
They're £8 for a pack of 10, plus £2 p&p (UK address).
I'm designing wedding table stationery for my nephew and niece-to-be at the moment, and designed them a logo which I've spruced up in Photoshop, to be printed on the place settings.
Hopefully this will be a successful merging of hand lettering with some technological assistance. If they work out nicely I might load a picture!
After a very long time working with PCs, I am now the proud owner of a beautiful shiny iMac!
While I might have to stop and think about some simple things ("where is the @ key?" "Cmd not Ctrl") the beautiful clear screen makes it a joy to use, and has re-energised my efforts to learn what Photoshop can do.
I definitely don't want to lose the hand-made look of my main work, but I want to be able to offer affordable solutions to customers by letting the technology take some of the strain. (I'll keep you posted!)
Sarah and Chris have been the loveliest people to work with for their wedding in 2 weeks' time. I've designed their invites and made their table names and table plan. Table names are apple types, with the right apple having its name displayed above it.
When they arrived to pick up their stationery today they brought me some flowers - how very kind!
I wish them all the very best for their wedding - I'm sure it'll be a wonderful day!
I'm Janet Smith, a calligrapher who loves to experiment with lettering and calligraphy.