modestly

Handmade books and greetings cards

Nottingham, England · 359 Sales

modestly

Handmade books and greetings cards

Nottingham, England 359 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(127)

Shop owner

anne corr

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Announcement   ***** From 5th August I will be taking a small break, but will soon be back to send out orders from 17th August onward. Apologies for any inconvenience!*********


Hand made artists books and greetings cards reflecting nature, illustration, poetry and literary quotation. .
I design and make Birthday cards, Custom made cards, Artist cards, Wedding gifts, Christening gifts, engagement gifts, birthday gifts and anniversary gifts, and I personalise them to make them extra specialGift giving should be about connection, and I love the opportunity creating handmade goods allows for that.

My illustration work is now available as personalised greeting cards or as art prints. I love to make my cards special to the recipient and can include a greeting or poem on the inside, and often incorporate a greeting on the design of the card too. It is always special to receive a card, and how much more when it is an artist illustration tailored to your requirements!

Every handmade book I make is unique, designed often with my own illustrations, and hand bound. I use a double coated watercolour textured paper (190g.s.m Bockingford) and genuine H.P inks for longevity and print quality. Some are accordion folded and some are coptic stitched to open flat as a book. The covers are chosen to complement each book's own character.
I love to create items that will not be replicated anywhere, reflecting as they do my personal interests in history, philosophy, art, literature, nature and photography. A handmade book is a keepsake that creates a connection between the commissioner, the maker and the recipient. It is imbibed with the care and thought that has gone into it's creation and it's purchase.
If you are interested in learning more about me and my work, this link will take you to a lovely blog interview at The Art Spectrum bit.ly/2fIKg1Y

I have more pictures of my work on my facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/modestlyanne

Review from Commission :

"I approached Anne with a strong concept, vague description and tight timescale for creating a poem book with which to propose to my girlfriend. I had written a poem linked to her engagement ring and our relationship but wanted images to correspond to each verse and a stylised finish to bring it all together. I had seen examples of her work online and asked her to draw together the different aspects that appealed to me.


Anne worked collaboratively with me to create and refine a number of drafts before we went to print, ensuring that I was 100% happy with the final product. Her responsiveness, professionalism and personal touch made all the difference in creating a keepsake that my fiancée is thrilled with.

On top of all that, I found her prices to be very reasonable for the level of effort involved.

Thank you Anne, it was a pleasure to work with you. " Simon Scannell

Customer reviews;

'A new favorite item from Anne's shop. Beautiful detail and illustrations. Always original.'


'These are beautiful and unique miniature books, more beautiful in person.'

'I am a frequent buyer of this artist and I am never disappointed'

Announcement

Last updated on 04 Aug, 2017

***** From 5th August I will be taking a small break, but will soon be back to send out orders from 17th August onward. Apologies for any inconvenience!*********


Hand made artists books and greetings cards reflecting nature, illustration, poetry and literary quotation. .
I design and make Birthday cards, Custom made cards, Artist cards, Wedding gifts, Christening gifts, engagement gifts, birthday gifts and anniversary gifts, and I personalise them to make them extra specialGift giving should be about connection, and I love the opportunity creating handmade goods allows for that.

My illustration work is now available as personalised greeting cards or as art prints. I love to make my cards special to the recipient and can include a greeting or poem on the inside, and often incorporate a greeting on the design of the card too. It is always special to receive a card, and how much more when it is an artist illustration tailored to your requirements!

Every handmade book I make is unique, designed often with my own illustrations, and hand bound. I use a double coated watercolour textured paper (190g.s.m Bockingford) and genuine H.P inks for longevity and print quality. Some are accordion folded and some are coptic stitched to open flat as a book. The covers are chosen to complement each book's own character.
I love to create items that will not be replicated anywhere, reflecting as they do my personal interests in history, philosophy, art, literature, nature and photography. A handmade book is a keepsake that creates a connection between the commissioner, the maker and the recipient. It is imbibed with the care and thought that has gone into it's creation and it's purchase.
If you are interested in learning more about me and my work, this link will take you to a lovely blog interview at The Art Spectrum bit.ly/2fIKg1Y

I have more pictures of my work on my facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/modestlyanne

Review from Commission :

"I approached Anne with a strong concept, vague description and tight timescale for creating a poem book with which to propose to my girlfriend. I had written a poem linked to her engagement ring and our relationship but wanted images to correspond to each verse and a stylised finish to bring it all together. I had seen examples of her work online and asked her to draw together the different aspects that appealed to me.


Anne worked collaboratively with me to create and refine a number of drafts before we went to print, ensuring that I was 100% happy with the final product. Her responsiveness, professionalism and personal touch made all the difference in creating a keepsake that my fiancée is thrilled with.

On top of all that, I found her prices to be very reasonable for the level of effort involved.

Thank you Anne, it was a pleasure to work with you. " Simon Scannell

Customer reviews;

'A new favorite item from Anne's shop. Beautiful detail and illustrations. Always original.'


'These are beautiful and unique miniature books, more beautiful in person.'

'I am a frequent buyer of this artist and I am never disappointed'

anne corr

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Detail from my latest card design at Etsy. I print your greeting on the face and inside if you want me to! Make someone's day with a handmade personalised artist card.
Don't believe me when I tell you about my handmade books and cards. Just check out my customer reviews!
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About

Crafting a creative life with illustration

Having stayed at home with my children as they were growing up, I tried various crafts to fulfil a creative urge. Now with boys grown up, I can dedicate more time to creative pursuit.
My favourite pursuit is making hand made books, but these are time consuming and dependant on what inspiration I am finding. So to get the creative juices flowing I also make and design unique cards.

Handling my handmade books will connect you to the universe - they are all made with a deep curiosity and respect for the world we inhabit. Each book is unique, designed often with my own illustrations, and hand made. And giving handmade is always special - both for the giver and the recipient. What could be nicer than a handmade book tailored to someone's particular interests?

I love to create items that will not be replicated anywhere, reflecting as they do my personal interests in history, philosophy, art, literature, nature and photography.

I am happy to produce commissioned books working with you to produce a completely unique and personalised item. If you tell me who it is for, and a theme that you would like I will show you my ideas and if you want to commission a book I will go ahead!!

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  • anne corr

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Creating for the love of it.

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Last updated on 14 Apr, 2016
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Anne Corr
103 Cator Lane
Nottingham, England NG9 4BG