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Announcement   Hello & welcome to my shop. Here I sell cards & gifts & some wedding stationary too! All designed and handmade by me. Happy Shopping :)


Last updated on 01 Dec, 2015

Hello & welcome to my shop. Here I sell cards & gifts & some wedding stationary too! All designed and handmade by me. Happy Shopping :)

Katie Elliott

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Katie Elliott


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A bit about Katie Elliott Designs

You may be wondering how Katie Elliott Designs started. Here is a little snipit into my past and inspirations.

I find inspiration in everything around me, particularly the beautiful woodlands & countryside. I remember, when I was younger, going for long walks in the woods with my Mum and Dad and they would point out all the different flora and fauna. I was fascinated by the textures and little details around me.

Making things has always been a passion of mine! When I was little I would spend hours making little paper dolls and clothes. My love of making things and experimenting with different materials, colour and pattern led me to my degree course in Contemporary Textile practice, at UWIC which engrained my love of mixed media. I worked with materials from metal and wood to screen printing and computer aided design (CAD) and gained a degree.

I landed a job in the card industry at Hallmark Cards, straight after university and this is where my love for paper products grew, so much scope, what better way to use mixed media and experiment than on a card!

A few years ago I left my job at Hallmark cards and began freelancing for various companies and designed for large retailers. I set up my Etsy shop to enable me to carry on my passion for making things and creating bespoke pieces for individuals, and the satisfaction I get from designing something from start to finish. I began to design cards and gifts. I spend time sourcing the appropriate card and print numerous colour swatches to achieve the perfect colours. I believe every little detail, and putting love and care into the designs adds to the beauty and preciousness of the final piece. I have now branched into wedding stationary which felt like a natural progression. I love creating bespoke and personal designs, as this allows me to work closely with the couple, to produce unique and personal designs for their special day.

To create the individual designs I like to use a mix of media and techniques including: hand drawing, embroidery, bits of fabric, found papers and computer generated elements to create a unique piece. I design all the patterns and elements myself. I believe it's the little personal details and finishing touches that makes a design stand out from the rest. I have a passion for colour and pattern and simply making pretty things. I hope this is reflected in the product that I make and that you love it as much as I have loved designing and making it :)

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