Thursday, 5 December 2019

Classic Blue - Pantone's Colour of the Year 2020

Now, I know I'm a total trend setter of course(!), but for a while now I've been thinking that things were turning a bit blue... maybe that's what influenced me when I was redesigning my logo this year!

I adore blue - it's a colour like no other: it can be pale, pretty and wistful, strong and bold, brash, businesslike, dark and daring - you name it. The colour of many a school-uniform, it's also a colour that lots of people have a love/hate relationship with in their late teens and 20's (I speak from experience)! 

So, with my love of blue, my new blue logo, and my ability to influence style gurus (ahem), it shouldn't be any surprise that Pantone have today announced that their colour of the year for 2020 is Classic Blue. They describe it as timeless, elegant and enduring (can't argue with that), with a hint of stability as we enter into a new era (are they talking the start of a new decade, I wonder... or Brexit...).

'Tea' Bespoke Word Theme Print shown in a classic blue shade
'Tea' Bespoke Word Theme Print - shown in a classic blue shade

There's been a real fashion recently for celestial galaxies and constellations in interiors and fashion - stars, moons, night skies, zodiac signs, are all incredibly on trend. And I'm hearing that one of the hot trends for summer 2020 is going to be a nautical/celestial fusion. Think night skies scattered with golden shells, glittering golden sand fused with stars. Classic Blue is a shade that I can see being worked into this new look beautifully. Here's a round up of some blue picks from the PhotoFairytales site:

Could it be a blue Christmas this year with these gift ideas..?!

I think it's also a shade that works beautifully alongside other colours too - it can be mixed with softer lilacs and the new nude pinks and coral shades, or with the popular mustard or moss green colours - and it looks fabulous next to gold too! I can't see it being quite as huge as the 2017 unofficial colour of the year, Millennial Pink, but I can certainly see flashes of this blue finding its way into our homes next year.

What do you think of the shade - do you like it, can you see yourself wearing it or decorating with it? 

Sarah x

Last Orders for Christmas for these personalised prints

The order book will be closing on Sunday December 8th for these items - don't leave it too late if you want to order in time for Christmas!

Fantasy Photo Portraits PhotoFairytales
Fantasy Photo Portraits - canvas prints in a choice of sizes

Have your own ordinary photo transformed into a magical fantasy portrait! There are dozens of designs to choose from, and prices start at just £24.95 for a unique artwork. There are various print options available, including these stunning handmade quality canvas prints, made from solid wood frames and using fade resistant pigment inks and heavyweight canvas. If you'd like your artwork printed as a canvas you only have until December 8th to place your order for delivery in time for Christmas. Click here for full details and to view the full Fantasy Portrait Gallery.

Framed 10x10" Personalised Prints - wide range of designs

Brand new on the site this season, are these stunning framed prints - with a whole range of designs available, these beautiful square prints make a lovely gift or finishing touch for your home. There are various print options available, with prices starting at £17.50. The new framed option is perfect for Christmas - a customised bespoke print, framed and ready to give. There are 3 frame styles to choose from, and they're handmade to order by a small independent British frame-making business. The frames have acrylic glazing rather than glass, so they're much safer (especially in a child's room) and lighter. Suitable for standing on a shelf or they can be wall mounted (fixings supplied). Click here to see the full range of designs available. If you'd like your framed print order to arrive in time for Christmas, you need to order by December 8th. Framed personalised prints are £34.95 including UK delivery.

Personalised Canvas Prints PhotoFairytales
'Personality' Canvas Prints - any colour, two sizes to choose from
For a really unique Christmas gift this year, what about one of these bespoke 'Personality' canvas prints? Using your favourite photo and the special wording you choose, I'll create a custom design that's totally unique. The high quality canvas prints are made with fade resistant pigment inks on heavyweight canvas, handstretched onto solid wood frames. There are two canvas sizes to choose from, with prices starting at £30 including free UK delivery. Last orders in time for Christmas: December 8th.

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Win a free Personalised Canvas Print!

Fancy winning a free personalised 'Bear Prince' canvas print, worth £18.50? Click on the Competitions & Offers tab above for full details - ends 11.59pm December 5th, so be quick! (If you win it'll be dispatched in time for Christmas too!)

Sarah :)

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Last Orders for Christmas for these handmade wooden gifts

The order book will be closing at midnight tomorrow (December 4th) for these items - so don't leave it too late if you want to order in time for Christmas!

Handmade Wooden Family Tree Plaque
Handmade Wooden Family Tree Plaques: from £19.95
If you're looking for a unique family-themed gift, these gorgeous personalised wooden Family Tree plaques are perfect. A lovely gift idea for a Mum or Nan, they are available in a range of colours and finish styles. The wording on the main plaque can feature anything you like, and you can have 3-8 hearts featuring family names. A lovely bespoke gift with a gorgeous country chic style. From £19.95, including free UK delivery. Last orders for Christmas: December 4th 2019

Personalised Wooden Hanging Plaque any wording
Personalised Wooden Hanging Plaque any wording, from £10.95
These real wood hanging plaques can be personalised with absolutely any wording you like - and in a range of font styles too! Hand painted in a lovely soft ivory shade and strung with twine ready to hang, you can choose plain or painted edge (in a choice of colours), for a truly unique gift or finishing touch for your own home. From £10.95 including free UK delivery. Last orders for Christmas: December 4th 2019

Personalised Wooden Outdoor Plaques and Signs
Personalised Wooden Outdoor Plaques and Signs, £14.95
A brilliant gift idea for a keen gardener, these gorgeous handcrafted wooden signs are finished with outdoor quality paint and can be happily displayed outdoors. A lovely sign for a shed, garden gate, or summer house - anywhere you like! The signs are available in several gorgeous colours and can be personalised with any text you like, in a range of different font styles. You can even request whether or not to have holes drilled for you, or if you'd like the sign strung with twine and ready to hang in the garden. The perfect rustic finishing touch for your garden or backyard. £14.95 including free UK delivery. Last orders for Christmas: December 4th 2019

Sarah :)

Friday, 29 November 2019

Oooh exciting, a brand new website!

If you haven't visited the website for the last couple of weeks, you'll have missed something pretty big: everything's changed! There's a new logo, a new colour scheme, and an entirely brand new website for you too...

I've had some wonderful feedback from people - and I have to admit I am rather proud of how it turned out. It's taken me literally months and months, working away every spare minute plus evenings and weekends. It's been a mammoth task - but I think it was all worth it in the end. 

Not only is there a new site, but there are LOADS of new items on there too. I'll be publishing the last order dates for Christmas any minute, so if you're shopping for that elusive and special Christmas present for a friend or loved one hurry on over to the PhotoFairytales site and take a look at all the new goodies!

I'd love to hear your feedback on the site, so feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts.

Best wishes,

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