Friday, May 14, 2010

Exciting News- New Illume Design Blog!

I have been away from blogging for the last week or so as I have been creating a brand new blog. After pulling my hair out, trying to figure out html and the help of a good friend (thanks Adam) I finally got there. Please pop on over to say hello;

Now, This blog has a different web address, the old blog will still be up, but I wont be blogging there any more. My new blog has all my old post plus a few new is now hosted on my web site (hence the change)

I haven't managed to get the google friend connect sidebar to work, so if any of you bloggers out there have any insights ...I would love your feedback.. Im using wordpress

I have really enjoyed all your post's and meeting some great blogger friends, as a new blogger you all made me feel so welcome. I look forward to reading more of your posts in the future. I have also added you all to my new blogroll, so let me know if I have left you off..

See you over there......!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I just love happy customers !!!

I received a very sweet email the other day from one of my lovely customer who had ordered some stationery from my shop at Illume Design. I designed her christening invitations, thank you cards and bomboniere for her daughter's christening.

"Hi Louise

I just wanted to say a quick "thank you" for the great work you did with my daughters christening cards, thank you's and bomboniere. I very much appreciated how quickly and efficiently you completed and dispatched the order! All my guests loved the invites particularly!

Thank you again,


Here are the christening products she picked;

I just love it when I receive an email like this in my inbox it really makes my day. Thanks Erica.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Birthday Party Cakes

I discovered these beautiful birthday cakes that are made by Blue Cupcake. They are look like little pieces of artwork. I can just imagine the time that goes into each cake.

Check out there website at Blue Cupcake

Kid's Party Inspiration - Circus Theme

Don't you love a party?
Especially if its a kids's party. A great way to celebrate with your child is with a circus themed party. This theme never gets old, you can go wild with colour and really let your creative side go. Here is some inspiration.

circus elephant kids party invite by Illume Design, circus elephant chocolate bar by Illume Design, lollipop image via here, meat pie image via here, cake image via here, lolly stand image and striped box image via Karas Party Ideas, bunting image and circus sign image via Armelle

Have you ever held a circus themed party? If you have, I would love to hear about it.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Baby Announcement Card for Jacob

I have just created this Giraffe Baby Announcement Card for my cute little nephew Jacob that was born this year. I still have to print them out, when done my Sister in Law will be posting them out in the mail to all her family and friends.

Happy 6 weeks little man!

Hope you are having a great day!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Lovely Baby Nursery

I was surfing the net this morning and found some great Nursery's. I thought I would share with you what I found, here is some of my favourite's. A little bit of Tuesday inspiration.

Preparing a nursery is such fun, how cute is this tree wall decal?

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I just love this paper mobile...

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I especially like this picture, I love the cute bags hanging off the door...

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Ooohh... I just love all of these nursery's.. What about you??

Yesturday, I also created an Illume Design facebook page
which you can check out here.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Illume Design Christening Tags

I woke up the other day to find, one of my favorite photographers Vincent Lai had captured a Christening and one of the photos was actually of my Christening Tags from my Illume Design Christening Bomboniere range.

Christening Tags By Illume Design , Photography by Vincent Lai

Vincent Lai is a fantastic, talent and artistic photographer. I was lucky enough to have him capture my wedding in 2009. You can check out his work by visiting his website here.