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What I am up to this month?

2019 is bounding along so fast, Christmas will be upon us before we know it!
Christmas orders are starting to flow in with delivery dates for September. One customer has already received their bespoke order of boxed Christmas cards last month, all branded with their own logo!
Working on Christmas does put you in a business void, as often working months ahead in creating design and the annual flow of orders makes you lose track of what month it really is.

I am also busy preparing for an upcoming trade show at lovely Harrogate, Home & Gift Buyers Festival after a two year gap. I had booked this stand only one month ago, so it’s all a-bit last minute with show prep. I’ve only managed time to create one new design to launch at the show… As I draw my illustrations by hand, they can take me around a week to complete. Then a week to have proofed at the printers before signing off (or making adjustments), to then place a print run of the new greeting card design. Booking this stand late, resulted in very little time between trade shows to create any more newness. But I will continue to create more throughout the year to launch at Spring Fair NEC 2020.
Do follow me on Instagram @decklededgeart to see what I’m working on over the rest of 2019!

I have entered three of my original equine art illustrations into The Horse In Art Exhibition 2019, run by the Society Of Equestrian Artists which I have become a new member of. The three artworks have been professionally framed with the WOW factor and finished with top quality gallery standard glass. Fingers crossed they get selected to hang, and ultimately find new owners!
Gallery viewing dates: Official opening on Sunday 15th – Closes on Saturday 28th September, 2019.


My submission for The Henries 2019 had also been entered. I spoke more about this competition in my post; ‘Making The Most Of Opportunities For Your Business’, which was posted on 23rd January 2019 on my website https://decklededge.co.uk/news

The Henries winners will be revealed on Thursday October 3 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London. Best of luck to all who has entered!


Adorable illustration of Love Birds to celebrate affection, weddings, anniversaries and love is being launched at Harrogate Home&Gift Buyers Festival, July 14-17. Stand GS-4 in DP5 – stationery and greetings marquee;


You can find more information and register to attend here;


Thank you for reading. See you at the show!