Happy Valentine’s Day!

Whatever you’re doing today, whether you’re with your spouse, partner, friends, or simply having a quiet one by yourself, may you know that you are loved and cherished beyond all measure. xoxo

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DIY Chinese Lanterns Decor

When I first moved to the UK more than 15 years ago, I have to say that Chinese New Year was definitely one of the holidays I missed out on the most. CNY is based on the lunar calendar every year and falls around February/March time. Traditionally, we gather as a family for a new […]

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Idea: You’re One in a Melon Balloon Surprise

For the last instalment of our Fruity Balloons Surprise, we used the ever-so-cool watermelon… maybe because it’s one of Phoebe’s go-to summer favourites, but also because I’m carrying a rather large one myself (scroll to the end if you don’t know what I mean…) You’ll Need: 1 Big Green Balloon Black acrylic paint Paint Brush […]

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Idea: You’re the Apple of My Eye Surprise

You’re the Apple of my Eye is our next instalment in our Valentine’s Fruity Balloon Surprise. This is a particularly good one because red as a colour is so fitting for this Hallmark holiday. You’ll Need: As many red balloons as you’d like apples A4 sheet of green construction card Some brown card Hot glue […]

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DIY: Bee’s Knee’s Stirrers

The bee motif is popping up everywhere in the design world, from jewellery to fashion, creating quite a buzz you might say (!) When I heard from my friend Amanda (who has the coolest job developing cocktails and beverages for bars like the Quinary, Envoy and Origin, can you imagine?) of her newest cocktail recipe, […]

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Idea: I think You’re Grape Balloon Surprise

I’m rather impartial to a great pun, it’s actually one of the dorkiest ways to win my heart. This Valentine’s Day, we are determined to keep it low-key, creative and child-friendly. Because, news flash, Valentine’s Day ain’t only for couples, y’know? In our studio, we had a little chuckle over all the swoon-worthy puns all […]

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Valentine’s Card + Pocket Notebook = Free Wrapping Paper!

Great news! Because we loooooove you and we love Valentine’s Day, we are offering any card from our Valentine’s day selection + any pocket notebook set with a free sheet of wrapping paper, and 10% off* your entire purchase. Click here to shop our cardscards, notebooks, and don’t forget to enter COMBOLOVE at checkout for your […]

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On Business: Finding Your Path

This year, I’ve set a goal for myself to write more on this blog. (Wait, are we in 2010?!) Joking aside, I know a lot of us have moved onto newer, shinier things in the realm of social media—looking at you, vloggers— but I remembered how this business started in 2012, with just me, my […]

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A little mini tassels tutorial…

While on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas, we filmed this little segment for How to Make Mini Tassels which was super fun! Check it out and also don’t forget to jump over to 4OD to catch up on the full episode where I judge the advent calendar craft and demo some lovely poinsettia party poppers with Kirstie herself!

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DIY Poinsettia Noisemakers

Hey! Did you catch me on Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas on Channel 4 on Wednesday? I made some lovely Poinsettia Party Poppers with Kirstie herself, and today, I’m sharing with you a variation of the craft but with noisemakers. Noisemakers are so nostalgic for me. They remind me of party goodie bags of my childhood years […]

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