Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Watercolour Wedding Invitations

Introducing my new range of pretty pastel wedding invitations featuring watercolour flowers.

Over the past few weeks I have been creating new designs using stunning artwork by the talented community of artists who sell through Creative Market.

I chose some gorgeous watercolours of flowers which I have turned into beautiful floral wedding stationery designs.

Today I am featuring an invitation that uses pastel coloured flowers, leaves and berries in a quirky, folksy style.

Pretty pastel watercolour flowers in blush pink and coral with aqua flowers for a truly romantic invitation.

Close up the flowers have fabulous detail to them and make the invitations modern and fun.

For the matching save the dates I have used a lovely banner illustration from the same artist and added in a coordinating bunch of flowers.  

I love the little bird detail!

Finally you can order coordinating items for your wedding reception including this fabulous wedding table plan with the same pastel flowers and banner detail at the top.

Through the range I have used a fun combination of fonts to add more interest to the designs.  These can be in any colour choice to match the illustrations.

Items available through my Etsy shop or through my shop on Not on the High Street.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Blushing Bride

In the spotlight - blush pink wedding stationery.

Never has this statement been more true with blush pink being the new 'hot' colour in weddings!
Wedding Bouquets | White garden roses, mother of pearl roses and blush pink ranuculas:
I love this shade of pink which is so pretty and feminine and looks magical when teamed up with other colours such as white, ivory or grey.

I couldn't miss out on this beautiful new trend so I have created a range of stationery in a range of 'in' colours of which blush is my favourite.

Textured card is used for these wedding save the dates and invitations which feature a delicate lace border taken from vintage lace.

If you fancy something a little more dramatic then how about using blush pink as the main invitation colour and teaming it up with 'downpipe' grey which complements the blush pink beautifully.

As well as save the dates and wedding invitations I can also create wedding reception items too including place cards, table name cards, menus, orders of service etc.

All personalisation and envelopes are included in my prices.

Please message me if you are interested in placing an order at a discount or click on my Etsy shop button in the side bar.

Thank you for stopping by Claryce Design's blog.  Please visit again soon.

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Grey is the New Black - in Wedding Stationery

I am a lover of grey - in any shade.  I couldn't necessarily live with it on walls but when it comes to clothes and artwork and accent colours in the home - I love it!

My wedding stationery customers seem to agree me with as my grey rose wedding invitations and save the dates are proving incredibly popular.

The rose border is taken from a vintage outline drawing and is all that is needed to decorate these pretty stationery items.  I love the downpipe grey against the ivory card too.

I have really expanded my typeface collection in the past year as monograms and combinations of fonts and typefaces is hot in wedding stationery right now.

I have used a feminine, script font for the bride and groom's names and teamed it up with a simpler, complementary font.

The save the date tags are single layered and strung with a vintage style dove coloured ribbon, invitations are unstrung, double layered and have all four corner rounded to match the save the dates.

New to my collection as well are 'bundle bands'. These are personalised paper bands that can be used to bundle together invitations with RSVPs and information cards before they are put into the envelope and sent off.

All items are available through my Etsy shop:

Or you may contact me direct for an assured discount :)

Friday, 10 April 2015

Just got engaged? Let everyone know!

Many congratulations on your engagement!
French Blue

Those early days after the proposal are so joyful aren't they? Making guest lists, choosing a venue, buying the local newsagent out of bridal magazines!

As soon as you have your date and venue set in stone, you may want to consider sending out save the date cards.  These are a great way of you spreading the word about your happy news and also giving your friends and family a chance to put the date in their diaries well in advance.

Claryce design has a lovely selection of save the date that include flower, heart and birds designs, or these more simple tags with the bride and groom's monogram initials on and a lovely combination of tyepface used on the reverse.

The tags are strung with vintage seam binding and come with miniature envelopes that are printed with your initials and wedding date on the reverse flap.

 Dusky Pink

                                                  Aloe Green

The only problem with these lovely tags is which colour to choose!

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Wedding Keepsake Gift Box

Today I am featuring a stunning keepsake box made by Annette Newton from Madeley in Cheshire.

Annette is a master of her craft.  She collects fabrics, antique lace, vintage buttons, silk flowers, ribbon and trims that both beautiful and unusual.

Annette finds items that can be embellished and enhanced by using these materials to decorate and transform them.

Items that are magically transformed by Annette might include photograph albums, boxes, bags or frames, but knowing my dear friend she will continue to add to this list.

This keepsake box started out as a faux book cardboard storage box, but look at it now!  Annette has 'upholstered' it with ecru silk and trimmed it with ivory lace.  On the top are mocha, ivory and champagne coloured flowers that Annette has hand rolled herself with more silk and taffeta fabric.  Entwined amongst the flowers are ivy leaves and pearl strands.  Never neglecting the tiny details, there are miniature ceramic flowers nestled between the roses and a genuine vintage key hangs from a piece of lace fastened with a vintage button.

The inside of the box is lined with lovely vintagey paper with bronze swirls on it. You can see the profile of the box is like the spine of a book.

What can I say, this would make the most wonderful gift for a bride to be to keep her wedding day memories in.

Available through my website:

I hope to see you there.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Special Christmas Gifts

Today I am going to showcase some beautiful items made by my close friend Annette who lives in Madeley, Cheshire.

Annette, like me has a passion for all things vintage.  She is an avid collector of fabrics and haberdashery and uses these to create lovely 'upholstered' photograph albums and keepsake boxes.  Annette has an amazing eye for colour and flair for putting different textues and colours together.

The albums Annette decorates are lovely in themselves - many by Past Times - with beautiful vintage style illustrations of birds, flowers or angels.

 Gorgeous details are the signature of Annette's work.

This winter album has stunning frosted artificial fruits and flowers with Ivy leaves.

 The finished album is a work of art that would grace any surface. What is more you can fill it chock full of photos.
There are enough openings for 35 photos of all different sizes.

This is one of my favourite albums by Annette.  It is like the taste of the English countryside which a hessian background decorating with muted country flowers and stunning ivory lace.

Annette has selected top quality silk flowers including a rose kissed with pink, light blue delphiniums and entwined with ivy.

All Annette's albums come gift wrapped in an ivory organza bag with bow and a diamante heart buckle.

These are other items are available through Annette's Folksy shop - Nostalgic Keepsakes

Friday, 15 November 2013

WH Smith Products

I am doing a bit of gloating today.

This time last year WH Smith asked me to design them a few items - a diary cover, a slim calendar and a family organiser.  The brief was fairly simple - they wanted them to feature birds, butterflies, flowers and lace and have a feminine, vintage feel. 

These items are now for sale and I have to admit to getting very excited when I saw them on display.  I have stocked up on them to give as Christmas gifts.

I am honoured that I have just been asked to work along similar lines for some items for 2015.

Here is the link to the family organiser.  Unfortunately I couldn't find a link to the slim calendar.

Pick yours up now :)