6 years ago a friend asked me to design her a wall planner. 6 years on, we have screen printed the 2017 wall planner in a cool colour orange! It is a A1 sized calendar screen printed on sturdy white card and strung together with treasury tags. Four months hang in each section and each calendar comes with velcro adhesive strip to hang it on the wall. The chunky wall calendar allows you to see the whole year in one.
It took me a whole two minutes to hang up the new calendar. Hopefully this will give you an idea of how you can reuse the treasury tags [video width="960" height="540" mp4="http://quirkylime.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/My-Movie-small.mp4"][/video]
It is green with navy blue treasury tags, screen printed on sturdy card and it comes with sticky velcro to hang it with. Ready to organise your holidays, weekends away and sport trips. You can write on it with any type of pen or pencil. If you have this years calendar you will have the treasury tags already, you can reuse them and save £2. Add RECYCLEMYTAGS as a coupon code in my Etsy shop and you will receive the discount. To organise a local pick up please email me
The favourite product I have experimented with this year is my stationary writing set. The idea had been bubbling for a while, I am happy with the new toned down colours and the packaging. I love doing the packaging more than anything else. It is helping me get a feel for my products and a style for QuirkyLime. It has been screen printed in the freezing garage. I have a few left to sell in my shop.
It is like early Christmas, last week the calendar and this week the long awaited (if only by me) recipe posters. I have done a very quick collection of photos, to start sharing them. I never knew our run down front seat could be so beautiful. More on the posters later. The wild front garden turned out to be the ideal outdoor studio
A long wait and a slightly disappointing appearance of QuirkyLime I am still proud to let you see the first ever Etsy TV add .. [video width="960" height="540" mp4="http://quirkylime.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/custom_etsy_ad.mp4"][/video]
The magazine Mollie makes, was also there filming and made a nice little video of it here. I think I have to point out where I am in the ad otherwise you will never see me!
I think the add is really good, i love the atmosphere they are creating. All together it wasa fantastic experience, the best part was meeting the other makers. I was featured yesterday, together with the other 67 makers, (chosen from 1200) on EtsyUK facebook with some photos of the day:
Last August we started with the save the date card for Charlie & Lynsey's wedding. We all printed it together, everybody was really hands on, which is so cool with screen printing. You can pull your own cards. you feel the ink on the card and you have to feel proud of the outcome, a manual connection is still possible!
This month I created the invites, we used the same textured mount card as the initial save the date card. The super logo of their wedding venue, really lends itself to be screen printed.
The Port Elliot elephants were used on the envelopes too.
The stickers were printed by moo.com
Charlie & Lynsey's wedding invite and envelopes were being printed this week at Badger Press, the little printing gem in Bishop Waltham. We worked on keeping the style as the save the date card and created a coherent package of information to slide smoothly into the handmade and hand folded envelopes. The envelopes are my favourite as they are so tactile, though maybe the green fronts were even better as they looked stunning on the drying rack. The screen of the envelopes:
The unfolded envelope on the drying rack.
Envelope 1 being folded
The screen of the invites:
The invites on the drying rack, one side done:
The other side, my favourite:
What a nice little project, to still manually create it. Should do more of this!
Avoiding Christmas I wanted to send a New Years card. I really just wanted to send a pineapple, ...well why not ... so I did. I screen printed the cards in the garage in the freezing cold, the warm colours kept me cheerful, but I needed a hairdryer to dry the ink between colours.
I prepared the screen at the printing press
All the wrapping paper of Christmas was folded into envelopes.