Today’s #marchmeetthemaker prompt it Throwback...these are some of my first ‘doodle’ cards that I got printed which must have been around 5 years ago. I feel like my style has changed but still the same kind of vibe, I never used to use colour and my drawing was a lot more ‘messy’. Back then I also used to use photoshop for editing where as now I use illustrator but I don’t think anyone would notice the difference other than me. I also used to love taking snaps of my work in my little back yard! Still obsessed with cakes anyway🖤#designer #illustrator #handdrawn #handlettering #greetingcards #cakecards

Today’s #marchmeetthemaker prompt it Throwback…these are some of my first ‘doodle’ cards that I got printed which must have been around 5 years ago. I feel like my style has changed but still the same kind of vibe, I never used to use colour and my drawing was a lot more ‘messy’. Back then I also used to use photoshop for editing where as now I use illustrator but I don’t think anyone would notice the difference other than me. I also used to love taking snaps of my work in my little back yard! Still obsessed with cakes anyway🖤#designer #illustrator #handdrawn #handlettering #greetingcards #cakecards

Day 19 #marchmeetthemaker (dipping in again!) is Dream Collaboration - well my dream ‘client’ to work with is @emilyskitchenbakes I loved working on her branding and I love it when Emily gets in touch to request some hand lettered signs for her food festivals. Emily also makes the best brownies I’ve ever eaten! I get asked a lot about branding projects and it’s something I definitely want to do more of when I’ve got the capacity to take on more work🏼‍#brownies #veganbrownies #handlettering #branding

Day 19 #marchmeetthemaker (dipping in again!) is Dream Collaboration – well my dream ‘client’ to work with is @emilyskitchenbakes I loved working on her branding and I love it when Emily gets in touch to request some hand lettered signs for her food festivals. Emily also makes the best brownies I’ve ever eaten! I get asked a lot about branding projects and it’s something I definitely want to do more of when I’ve got the capacity to take on more work🏼‍#brownies #veganbrownies #handlettering #branding

I fell off the #marchmeetthemaker waggon for a bit this week, (sometimes real life is just a bit more important than Instagram) but as today is ‘workspace’ I’m sharing this pic of my office...it can be a lovely room to work in but if I stand back any further you’ll see the big piles of ’random stuff with no home’ to the left and the right! This room still isn’t as I’d like it to be, even though we’ve lived in this house for nearly 4months nowit needs new flooring, a few prints on the wall and there’s room for a nice sofa bed but we’ll get there soon. Ziggy’s well settled though at least #myoffice #loftroom #workspace #dogsintheworkplace #officedog #ziggylad

I fell off the #marchmeetthemaker waggon for a bit this week, (sometimes real life is just a bit more important than Instagram) but as today is ‘workspace’ I’m sharing this pic of my office…it can be a lovely room to work in but if I stand back any further you’ll see the big piles of ’random stuff with no home’ to the left and the right! This room still isn’t as I’d like it to be, even though we’ve lived in this house for nearly 4months nowit needs new flooring, a few prints on the wall and there’s room for a nice sofa bed but we’ll get there soon. Ziggy’s well settled though at least #myoffice #loftroom #workspace #dogsintheworkplace #officedog #ziggylad

Day 12 #marchmeetthemaker Hands at work🏼Here are my hands, finishing off some save the date tags with a bit of twine!#weddingstationery #savethedate #bridetobe #handsatwork #etsyshop #etsywedding #festivalwedding

Day 12 #marchmeetthemaker Hands at work🏼Here are my hands, finishing off some save the date tags with a bit of twine!#weddingstationery #savethedate #bridetobe #handsatwork #etsyshop #etsywedding #festivalwedding

Day 11 #marchmeetthemaker Reducing waste (thanks for sticking with me this far!) I no longer use cellophane bags to send out my cards, they’re quite well protected in a hard backed envelope but you might get a paper bag too if you’re lucky️ I do use a lot of bubble wrap to package big stationery orders but I never buy it, only reuse bubble wrap that I receive packages in and my husband also brings me shed loads of it home from work! Vegan friendly card available in my Etsy shop🥑#nakedcards #nakedcardspledge #veganfriendly #100percentvegan #thisonesforyoumiff #etsyshop #etsycards #recycle

Day 11 #marchmeetthemaker Reducing waste (thanks for sticking with me this far!) I no longer use cellophane bags to send out my cards, they’re quite well protected in a hard backed envelope but you might get a paper bag too if you’re lucky️ I do use a lot of bubble wrap to package big stationery orders but I never buy it, only reuse bubble wrap that I receive packages in and my husband also brings me shed loads of it home from work! Vegan friendly card available in my Etsy shop🥑#nakedcards #nakedcardspledge #veganfriendly #100percentvegan #thisonesforyoumiff #etsyshop #etsycards #recycle

Day 10 #marchmeetthemaker - YOU - This is me, all 36 years and 364 days of me! I feel like I’ve talked about ‘me’ far too much doing this maker challenge so I’ll just leave it here#sorryitsaselfie #fullofcold

Day 10 #marchmeetthemaker – YOU – This is me, all 36 years and 364 days of me! I feel like I’ve talked about ‘me’ far too much doing this maker challenge so I’ll just leave it here#sorryitsaselfie #fullofcold

Day 9 #marchmeetthemaker - Story behind the name - I’d love to say there is a deep and meaningful story why I chose to be called Paper Fudge but there isn’t really...the ‘paper’ bit is obvious and I just thought ‘fudge’ was a word with lovely, sweet connotations and sounds a bit quirky! Anyway, somehow it stuck and here is my name painted on an @emma_bridgewater mug! #paperfudge #weddingstationery #greetingcards #emmabridgewater

Day 9 #marchmeetthemaker – Story behind the name – I’d love to say there is a deep and meaningful story why I chose to be called Paper Fudge but there isn’t really…the ‘paper’ bit is obvious and I just thought ‘fudge’ was a word with lovely, sweet connotations and sounds a bit quirky! Anyway, somehow it stuck and here is my name painted on an @emma_bridgewater mug! #paperfudge #weddingstationery #greetingcards #emmabridgewater

Day 8 of #marchmeetthemaker is Product range...showing off some on-the-day wedding stationery today. As well as invitations I can design menus, table plans, place names and basically anything you need for your big day!🖤#weddingstationery #weddingideas #weddinginspiration #foliage #handdrawn #handlettering

Day 8 of #marchmeetthemaker is Product range…showing off some on-the-day wedding stationery today. As well as invitations I can design menus, table plans, place names and basically anything you need for your big day!🖤#weddingstationery #weddingideas #weddinginspiration #foliage #handdrawn #handlettering

Happy International Women’s Day🖤doing my best to bring this one up to be strong, confident, independent and a little bit sassy🖤#internationalwomensday #stronggirlsclub #thebabewiththepower

Happy International Women’s Day🖤doing my best to bring this one up to be strong, confident, independent and a little bit sassy🖤#internationalwomensday #stronggirlsclub #thebabewiththepower

Happy #worldbookday peeps - I mainly read crime fiction and psychological thrillers so this basically means I know how to plan the perfect murder!☠️#crimefictionaddict #drseuss #lovereading

Happy #worldbookday peeps – I mainly read crime fiction and psychological thrillers so this basically means I know how to plan the perfect murder!☠️#crimefictionaddict #drseuss #lovereading

Day 6 #marchmeetthemaker - Full or part time...I explained the other day how I worked up to a becoming a full time ‘maker’. It has definitely been a challenge over the last year with a baby thrown in. She goes to nursery 2 days a week and I try and cram as much work in as I can on those days, and when she’s home I try and work around nap times and do a bit in the evenings. When they’re ill and you get ill too (like this week) it’s even more of a challenge but you’ve just got to do what you can to get by, whether you’re employed or self employed! I’m still very thankful that I can do this for a living {this is by no means a moany, sympathy seeking post!} so yeah, not quite full time anymore but not quite part time either#selfemployed #stronggirlsclub #notimetocleanthehouse #fulltimeteadrinker #mydesk #etsyshop

Day 6 #marchmeetthemaker – Full or part time…I explained the other day how I worked up to a becoming a full time ‘maker’. It has definitely been a challenge over the last year with a baby thrown in. She goes to nursery 2 days a week and I try and cram as much work in as I can on those days, and when she’s home I try and work around nap times and do a bit in the evenings. When they’re ill and you get ill too (like this week) it’s even more of a challenge but you’ve just got to do what you can to get by, whether you’re employed or self employed! I’m still very thankful that I can do this for a living {this is by no means a moany, sympathy seeking post!} so yeah, not quite full time anymore but not quite part time either#selfemployed #stronggirlsclub #notimetocleanthehouse #fulltimeteadrinker #mydesk #etsyshop

Day 5 of #marchmeetthemaker is detail or close up...there is a lot of detail in my style of hand drawn designs, I love adding quirky little illustrations to invitations to make them personal and unique. I especially loved drawing Betty the caravan as seen hereI also use a lot of personalised tags as part of my stationery designs which I think finishes of an invite beautifully#weddingstationery #weddinginvitations #handdrawn #weddingdetails #bespokewedding #illustrations #handlettering

Day 5 of #marchmeetthemaker is detail or close up…there is a lot of detail in my style of hand drawn designs, I love adding quirky little illustrations to invitations to make them personal and unique. I especially loved drawing Betty the caravan as seen hereI also use a lot of personalised tags as part of my stationery designs which I think finishes of an invite beautifully#weddingstationery #weddinginvitations #handdrawn #weddingdetails #bespokewedding #illustrations #handlettering

Day 4 of #marchmeetthemaker is Tools... it’s all about the pens and pencils for me! #pens #calligraphy #brushpens #brushlettering #handlettering #doodles #artist #illustrator #tombow #tombowbrushpen #posca #poscapens #mytools #alsoloveagelpen

Day 4 of #marchmeetthemaker is Tools… it’s all about the pens and pencils for me! #pens #calligraphy #brushpens #brushlettering #handlettering #doodles #artist #illustrator #tombow #tombowbrushpen #posca #poscapens #mytools #alsoloveagelpen

Day 3 of #marchmeetthemaker is Flatlay - I love a good flatlay but I don’t usually put too much thought into them when I’m photographing my cards or invites. This one represents my average working day, minus the biscuits and yes the pup is featured in this flatlay - he’s never far from my desk! #myworkingday #worklife #flatlay #dogsinflatlays #ziggylad #slippersaremyworkshoes

Day 3 of #marchmeetthemaker is Flatlay – I love a good flatlay but I don’t usually put too much thought into them when I’m photographing my cards or invites. This one represents my average working day, minus the biscuits and yes the pup is featured in this flatlay – he’s never far from my desk! #myworkingday #worklife #flatlay #dogsinflatlays #ziggylad #slippersaremyworkshoes

Day 2 of #marchmeetthemaker is ‘how you started’...I don’t really know where to begin with this (I’ll try and keep it short) I’ve always been super arty and crafty and I loved making cards for people. The first wedding invites I made were for my brother in 2003. I worked for 8 years designing children’s soft play areas and kept up with making cards and wedding stationery in my spare time. Then when I met this rather handsome manc, decided to leave my job, move to Manchester and start my business officially. It didn’t happen over night, I worked part time in Selfridges for 2 years to give me time to get established. I was able to stop working altogether in 2014 and (finally) became a full time Maker, yippee! As you can see, my style has changed soooo much from when I first started, I used to do a lot of handmade stuff which was very pretty and that but very time consuming (swipe for some early doodles). I still dabble a bit with fabric and lace but I love drawing so I’m very happy doing what I’m doing now! Wow, what an essay #bloodylovemyjob #lifestory #howistarted #handmade #weddingstationery #cards #christeninginvitations #weddinginvitations

Day 2 of #marchmeetthemaker is ‘how you started’…I don’t really know where to begin with this (I’ll try and keep it short) I’ve always been super arty and crafty and I loved making cards for people. The first wedding invites I made were for my brother in 2003. I worked for 8 years designing children’s soft play areas and kept up with making cards and wedding stationery in my spare time. Then when I met this rather handsome manc, decided to leave my job, move to Manchester and start my business officially. It didn’t happen over night, I worked part time in Selfridges for 2 years to give me time to get established. I was able to stop working altogether in 2014 and (finally) became a full time Maker, yippee! As you can see, my style has changed soooo much from when I first started, I used to do a lot of handmade stuff which was very pretty and that but very time consuming (swipe for some early doodles). I still dabble a bit with fabric and lace but I love drawing so I’m very happy doing what I’m doing now! Wow, what an essay #bloodylovemyjob #lifestory #howistarted #handmade #weddingstationery #cards #christeninginvitations #weddinginvitations

Day 1 of #marchmeetthemaker (a lovely month long challenge set by @joannehawker for makers that I am determined to complete it this year!) and today is Favourite to make - it has to be my large order of the day boards, I love designing these for weddings. They’re completely bespoke and made up of hand lettering and hand drawn illustrations which I then put together on my Mac and get printed on a lovely coated board. They look so striking in the flesh and I also love that most of my couples put these up in their homes after their wedding🖤(big thanks to Anna for sending me this pic️)#weddingstationery #weddingday #orderoftheday #weddingideas #handdrawn #handlettering #illustrations #weddingillustrator

Day 1 of #marchmeetthemaker (a lovely month long challenge set by @joannehawker for makers that I am determined to complete it this year!) and today is Favourite to make – it has to be my large order of the day boards, I love designing these for weddings. They’re completely bespoke and made up of hand lettering and hand drawn illustrations which I then put together on my Mac and get printed on a lovely coated board. They look so striking in the flesh and I also love that most of my couples put these up in their homes after their wedding🖤(big thanks to Anna for sending me this pic️)#weddingstationery #weddingday #orderoftheday #weddingideas #handdrawn #handlettering #illustrations #weddingillustrator

How cute is this quirky little wedding venue? Loved drawing this and those gorgeous blooms for Emma and Chris’ wedding invites#weddinginvitations #weddingstationery #savethedate #bridetobe #weddingday #summerwedding #rusticwedding #weddingvenue #handdrawn #weddingillustration #engaged #weddingideas #bespokeinvitations

How cute is this quirky little wedding venue? Loved drawing this and those gorgeous blooms for Emma and Chris’ wedding invites#weddinginvitations #weddingstationery #savethedate #bridetobe #weddingday #summerwedding #rusticwedding #weddingvenue #handdrawn #weddingillustration #engaged #weddingideas #bespokeinvitations

Thank goodness for dog friendly cafes, crunchie cake and Aldi baby snacks (out of shot obvs!) #happysaturday #cakebreak #crunchie #teaandcake

Thank goodness for dog friendly cafes, crunchie cake and Aldi baby snacks (out of shot obvs!) #happysaturday #cakebreak #crunchie #teaandcake