A Kiwi Christmas with Felt


The amazing team at Felt have put together their always impressive and inspiring 2015 Christmas Catalogue and I am thrilled to bits to say that my Kiwi Christmas card made the cover!

I always look forward to reading this gem of a catalogue and other pages they’ve put together to discover new talents, great gift ideas and NZ makers and creators to follow and this year is no exception. We’d love you to #shopsmall and #shoplocal this year and if you are in New Zealand this is a great way to do it.

Felt Kiwi Christmas

Love Ideas Ink Kiwi Christmas

You can shop my Christmas Card range here.

TO DO LIST – 3 x fun bright DIYs



SO many good decor ideas in this extravaganza of neon Thanksgiving party from Paper & Stitch. I am particularly taken with this wrapping paper but boy I could do a whole post alone on those gorgeous hanging vases.

Photography by Amelia Tatnall // Concept and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff //
These super cute Cement magnets are upped one level in adorable-ness by making them hex shaped. Too cute Lovely Indeed!
Giant prize ribbons – in pink! Oh boy party decor must have from the team at Oh Happy Day. Just love.

Rock n Roll News

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Oh my lord! I am super excited about this news and cannot wait to share with you guys. The amazing Kat from Rock n Roll Bride and of course Rock n Roll Bride Magazine has included a Wink DIY in the latest magazine! 5 minute cake topper ideas are a great way to get creative but in a short space of time because we all know how busy brides to be are! I can’t wait to show you more from this Dream Come True!

A huge thanks as well to my right hand girl Natalie Morgan Photography for the photos of my DIY.

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Rock n Roll Bride Mag 3

Photo 1 and 3 Rock n Roll Bride Instagram, Photo 2 We are Branch Instagram

3 things – black and white

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I love shopping and supporting local designers and sites and The Market NZ is a great spot to do a bit of early Christmas shopping. I spotted these three black and white beauties but feel free to do your own “research“!

one – Happy Holidays Gift Tags by Papermint Studio // two – Macrame Wall Hanging by Spoonful Design // three – Cancelled Pillow Case Set by Shooting Sparrow

New things #2 – Love Ideas Ink

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I’m busy working on all the new Love Ideas Ink lines for Christmas this year and I can easily say one of my all time favourite new products are these gorgeous ceramic mugs with my hand lettering on them.

I have loved hand lettering for aaaages (see my Instagram feed for proof!) but was struggling with feeling confident about my own lettering.

A Little Bright - new things 2 mugs

I’ve been working on some lovely custom wedding suites though which prominently feature hand lettering and the feedback was so positive I decided to have a little faith in myself as well!

So my new range of ceramic mugs feature a couple of different hand lettered slogans such as “just breathe” and “hello gorgeous” and I am in love!

These will be available for sale in the Etsy shop very shortly!!


Need a little help to stay organised?

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Do you need some help to stay on track and get stuff done while you’re hanging out on Facebook?

I know so many creatives who lose hours online, searching, scrolling and hoping for inspiration to strike. Facebook is one of those platforms where you tell yourself you are ‘working’ because you are scrolling through your news feed but in reality you need to stay sharp, focused and on track every time you hit Facebook.

Want to know one of my best Facebook habits ever?

Every time I check Facebook I head to one of my business pages with something important – or fun – to say.

It is a habit I have built up over time. As I run Social Media for a number of business pages it is definitely part of my workday, but I do find it is a great habit to get into. I’m not there just to scroll or check out my news feed – I’m there to say something!

Personal Facebook accounts can be distracting – think an hour wasted without even blinking! And business pages can be complete time wasters too if you do not organise yourself right.

Plan out your week and stay on track!

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