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Lovely things

Spellbound in Keswick!

19th July 2017

Its’s been a busy old summer with lots of beautiful bespoke designs being created here in the HB studio. We’ve also heard so many amazing love stories, so we thought we’d share a few of them with you. When Sarah and Steve got in touch they loved the feel of our ‘Fairy Tale’ design but really wanted something special and unique that would mean something to them. So they decided to start designing one themselves and sent us some ideas. They had got engaged in Keswick, looking out over the vast Derwent Water lake towards the mountains, on ‘their’ now special bench!…

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All that glitters…

11th July 2017

…is not gold, but our stunning new luxe wedding cards are! Elegant, modern and stylish these wedding cards are perfect for those who love understated glamour and like to follow the trend for everything gold. It started with a gem of an idea, for new bridesmaids card, which led to some wedding day cards, which soon blossomed into a whole collection for every member of the wedding party and a few more! You have to start your wedding planning with asking your best girls to be your Bridesmaid, Flower girl, Matron of Honour or Maid of Honour. Surprise them with that really…

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Hummingbird Studio…

1st March 2017

Last year we decided that with limited space in our wedding stationery studio we needed to find a new home for Hummingbird Cards. We found 81 Market Street, the perfect place, high ceilings, lots of big sash windows and natural light and views of the castle! The space looked very ‘tired’ it was your classic corporate office, with purple walls, loads of desks and a carpet that had definitely passed its best before date! The transformation started with new flooring, painted white walls, the installation of lots of shelving and slowly the new HB space started to take shape. We moved…

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My Secret Pleasure…

18th November 2016

The post has just landed, an uninspiring heap that you’re rifling through, a hand full of the usual bills, bank statements and take away flyers, when you catch a glimpse of a thick luxurious envelope. ‘Is it my birthday?’ pops into your head, then vanishes as the reality of just another Wednesday dawns. So what is inside this rather lovely surprise,  a beautiful hand enticing mystery, who’s written to me? In an era of emails, texts, Facebook, Twitter and numerous other social media messaging services, a personally hand written letter has become a rare treat in our digital world. Could it…

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Iconic Bikini Moments

13th July 2016

Forgive me for having a moment away from stationery and a little trip down memory lane. Having started out as a lingerie and swimwear designer I just can’t help but mark this moment in time! The bikini just turned 70! July 5, 1946 was the day the bikini was launched to the world, in Paris, by Louis Réard. He’d noticed that women were always having to roll up their swimwear on the beach in order to tan. We owe him so much! The Réard brand was popular for several decades but disappeared in the 70’s. Now it is being brought back under…

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Bank Holiday Break

29th April 2016

The Hummingbird Studio will be closed on Monday 2nd May. Spring is finally here and its all go here in the studio! Wedding season has been so incredibly busy this year so the HB  girls will be taking it easy over the bank hol. No doubt many of you getting married this year will be taking time out to make yet more exciting plans this weekend for your big day! If you’ve been having a peek around our website and have any questions, either drop us a line at hello@hummingbirdcards.co.uk or give us a call 01530 411905. We’d love to help…

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Stephanie Allin Exclusive Invitation

2nd December 2015

Stephanie Allin always offers a full couture experience when you buy your dress from one of their stunning collections.  Their highly trained and so experienced dressmakers work from both London and Mumbles, Wales showrooms to provide you with the very best possible service. Every dress is unique to each bride with the option to personalise it to your style and shape and you can have your dress made exactly to your measurements. A Stephanie Allin dress is created from start to finish in their workrooms and each expertly overseen by their highly experienced team so you get just the dress you…

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Mr and Mrs Unique

3rd November 2015

This week we’ve been taking a little time out and have loved checking out this relatively NEW and amazing wedding magazine. Its just what the wedding industry, in our opinion needs, something fresh, unique & directional and above all we love the simple, clean and uncluttered layout. Its oh so simple design style makes it a joy to read and the carefully selected articles, features and photographs are stunning! Treat yourself and take a look, its great. Erica the founder of Mr and Mrs Unique you can tell loves to celebrate the unusual, the quirky, the interesting and above all the unique…

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Themes and trends

28th October 2015

We’ve just found the amazing Kristine Go and her amazing work, she is the Creative Director & Curator for Pattern Curator. Pattern Curator collects images and photos to create really visual and inspirational story boards. Their goal is to inspire and connect like minded creative individuals, like us… and since finding them we have loved checking out the website for updates and new theme boards! With our fashion background and love for working on themes we have found Patter Curartor so helpful. They look at everything from print, pattern and colour trends, each board is curated visually in a way that is directional,…

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Peggies…

24th September 2015

My dear friend Michelle and creator of the beautiful Betty embroideries has been busy beavering away with Janet Gibson on a new little project. Peggies… peg dolls made from lots of found treasures around their studios and Staunton Harrold woods. From scraps of fabric and lace, old buttons and beads and haberdashery odd items such as old cotton reels to foraged finds around the woods such as acorn cups, feathers, sycamore wings, twigs and branches. There was even one little Peggy with an old watering can flower head as a hat, she looked just like Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady!!…

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