Happy Valentines Day!

Hello there and Happy Valentines day!  I hope you have had a great day whether you ‘believe in it’ or  or are of the opinion that you shouldn’t just show someone how much you love them on one day of the year!

Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) my Fiance is a chef so I am destined for a life of meals for one on Valentines day!  We don’t usually mark the day in any special way as I am lucky enough to be with a man who spoils me rotten ‘just because’ …I’m gushing aren’t I?! Sorry!

I was pleasantly suprised this morning though to wake up to a beautiful box of chocolates and a single red rose…how thoughtful is that!  It really was such a lovely way to start the day and I set of to work with a huge smile on my face!

there is no remedy for love but to love more

I also felt a little bit guilty as I hadn’t bought anything for him.  I had taken the time to make him a card though (thank god!) so hopefully I managed to return the smile!

Handmade Valentines Day Card

The Sentiment is hand stamped and the ‘Butterfly is  a punched heart.  Simple but effective I think…exactly the look I was going for!

Well that’s all for today!  Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget that you can order any of the cards you see on this blog or, indeed, a card that has been custom designed to your specifications by Clicking on the ‘Contact Us/Order link.

Have a great evening, whatever your plans!




Personalised 50th Birthday Card

Wow what a week it has been!  After I launched this blog last Sunday, I took the ‘I Love you more than Cake’ card in to work to show my colleagues and am pleased to say it received a fantastic reaction!  I will be a very happy lady if all my other designs receive the same response!

Speaking of other designs,  I wanted to show you a card Fiftieth Birthday card I  made for a lady I work with.  After seeing the ‘show’ card I had taken in she asked me if I would design one for her completely from scratch. Of course, I was more than happy to oblige!  She told me that the recipient liked his drink, keeping himself in shape and was a bit of a ladies man…

Handmade Fiftieth Birthday Card

Now, I have to admit that this card nearly caused me to throw my printer out of the window!  It all started off well enough, I designed the card and printed off a sample on to draft card for her to approve before printing the final card and it looked great!  Once she gave the go ahead, I went to print it on to the ‘good’ card….and that is where the problems began!!  No matter what I did, it would not fit on to the the size of card I had cut and kept cutting words off!  Now, I should mention that I measure every piece of card exactly as well as using professional design software so the only thing I can think is that the design and the printer must have had a falling out via the printer cable “print me” “no!” “Print Me! “No!” uuuurgh!  45 minutes later, several pieces of card and a lot of jiggling about with the design I managed it though and the lady was thrilled with the finished result, so much so that she asked me for another one!!  “Are you sure you wouldn’t like another design?”  I squeaked ” but she didn’t and of course I hadn’t saved the adjustments… arrrgh!  Round two pretty much mirrored round one but I got there in the end and let’s just say lesson learnt!

Well that’s all for today but before I sign off, I would just like to say a huge thanks to all of you who took the time to leave such encouraging comments last week, they really were appreciated!  It’s also handmade Monday time again so I’m off to see what everyone else has been up to this week!

Oh, and I have lots of new designs to show you so please don’t forget to drop by later in the week!


I love you More than Cake… and a Grand Blog Opening Give Away!

Hello there!

Well I made it!  The blog is finally going live (though it still needs a few finishing touches!) and so are the products!

Firstly, if you are wondering what ‘Prettier in ink is all about, then make sure you take a peak at the ‘About us’ page or the ‘Hello and welcome’ post!

I am delighted to reveal the very first of our Note Card designs (the first of many I might add!) And it is too cute for words, even if I do says so myself!

I Love you more thank cake handmade notecard

I think this card is a perfect card to send ‘just because’ or perhaps to someone you haven’t spoken to in a while to remind them how much they mean to you!

As with all our note cards,  this card has been designed entirely by us and printed in to 300gsm, 100% coldpressed cotton paper.

To celebrate our blog going live (woo hoo!) we are giving one of these scrumptious note cards away to one very lucky winner! In keeping with our service, we will write and print a letter emailed to us by the recipient, and post it enclosed in the above note card to a recipient of their choice!

To enter, all you need to do is follow this blog using the ‘keep us company’ link at the bottom of this blog, leave a comment letting us know that you would like to enter and link to this post from your blog.  That’s it!   This give away will remain open until Friday 17th February 2012. The winner will be drawn at random on Saturday 18th February and announced here.

Oh, I almost forgot, today is Handmade Monday time over at 1st Unique Gifts and apparently it’s the 5nd one….yay!  It has been so long since I last took part and I am so excited to be joining in today and seeing what all the other talented participents have been up to this week!

That’s all for today! Thank you for stopping by and good luck if you enter the give away!