Thursday, 28 July 2011

New! Chalkboard Placemats & Coasters

Our chalkboard range is expanding again and this time with something a little different.

Our brand new chalkboard placemats and coasters are a great addition to the table. We've used the coasters as an alternative for a placecard and the placemat has been used to show the guests what is on the menu for dinner.

Why not leave your guest a little personalised message for them to see when they take their seat at the table. Or leave the chalk on the table for children (and adults) too doodle on the mats between courses.

The chalkboard placemats and coasters will be available shortly on our website and in store.

Lisa x

Thursday, 21 July 2011

To John...

It has been seven years today since this boy asked me to be his girl. We've had adventures along the way but I can honestly say I am never happier than when I am with him.

This is for you...

Happy Anniversary
Love Lisa x

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Getting ready for summer...

It's almost time for the summer holidays and the Altered Chic shop has a summery new seaside themed window display.

Seaside Themed Shop Window

Altered Chic Shop

Are you going somewhere nice on your holidays?

Lisa x

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Finding the time...

I actually managed to find some time last week to design and make some new products! These have been in my head for so long and it was so refreshing to make something new.

Butterfly Clips

Butterfly Clips
These pretty butterflies are a revamp of some I made last spring. Sold in sets of two, they are just little clips to make your day a little prettier.

Lavender Hearts
These hearts are nothing new but I bought the lavender last summer and have only just found the time to use it! These simple lavender hearts smell gorgeous and are ideal for hanging on a coat hanger to make your clothes smell nice.

This week, I am trying to find the time to work on our Christmas lines. Yes, I am sat at work with the sun streaming through the window whilst thinking of holly, candy canes, snowflakes and icicles!

These products are currently available in our little shop in Chesterfield. I'll let you know when they will be available online.

Lisa x

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Wedding Inspiration: Kate Moss

I'm not one who usually pays any attention to celebrity weddings. They are usually way too over the top. But what suprised me this morning whilst reading the news was the wedding of Kate Moss and Jamie Hince.

She looked absolutely stunning - so down to earth, pretty and natural. Just like I want at my wedding.

I'm not one of those people who love being the centre of attention. Our wedding will be about our family. Not just about about John and I getting hitched. I have ideas for a small and simple, handmade wedding and I want my dress to reflect this. I want to look pretty but natural and I think Kate Moss has achieved this so well. I only hope I can do the same on my tiny budget.

Lisa x

Friday, 1 July 2011

Photoshop Actions

I am in love with vintage style photographs!

I just had to get that statement out there. I love the look of photographs from the fifties, sixties and seventies. The grainy, over-contrasted and faded colours add such a whimsical look to photography. And I've been trying to create me own using photoshop actions.

Thanks to Lune Vintage, I found this fab lady who has made so many different actions and I've been playing around with some photos I took yesterday.

Poppy Field
Edited using set 116 Soft Colours (creamy yellow).

Edited using set 123 - Retro (red orange).

Poppy Field
Edited using set 134 - Colour Contrast (red fill).

Corn Field
Edited using 95 - Vintage (cream green/red fill).

What are your favourite actions?

Lisa x