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Lisa Groves  Multi-award winning wedding stationer, graphic designer & papergoods addict! Practicing calisthenics. Sushi fiend. Crazy cat lady.

http://www.paperknots.co.uk/

πŸ’™// B E H I N D T H E S C E N E S //
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There's been so much I want to show you lately but it's mostly been bespoke work so I'm unable to share things at the moment. This morning I'm organising sample packs and love putting together these mosaic tiled beauties designed for a multi-cultural wedding.
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Image by @hmcclunephoto
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#samples #weddingstationery #weddinginvitations #bridetobe #weddingplanning #weddingideas

✨// A N N O U N C E M E N T //
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See those 4 @twia_official awards on my shelves? Well winning each and every one of those were some of the proudest moments of my career. I've always been a huge advocate of The Wedding Industry Awards because to me they felt the most genuine in terms of recognition of talent. So (without further gushing), I am absolutely delighted to announce that this year I will be one of the OFFICIAL STATIONERY JUDGES! I can't even explain my excitement and how proud I am to be asked to join the team!
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I'm really looking forward to seeing all your wonderful designs and making career-changing decisions for someone else's little business! I hear so many people say that they're not big enough to win or, don't have enough clients but that's one of the wonderful things about these awards – size truly does not matter. These awards are based on client and industry experts' recognition - they are not a popularity contest (no asking your mates to vote for you 50 times!) and you can't rely on former glories because only your clients from the previous 12 months of business can vote for you (in a well thought out scoring and feedback system). Once you're through the regionals, the finalists go on to be judged by some of the best in the business.
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This system was really important to me when I nervously entered my first TWIAs in 2015 (which was my first competition entry ever!). However, I put my faith in the awards' fairness and gave it a go. It just so happens that my entry that year went on to win both the London regional and national award (and meant that my massive shock face at winning was caught on camera forever at the ceremony)! So trust me, I know how you feel, but YOU CAN DO IT!
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I'm more than happy to answer any questions about the awards if anyone is thinking of entering – in the meantime, all I can do is to encourage you and wish you all the very very very best of luck!
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#judgegroves #twia #judge #wedding #awards #twiajudge #excited #proudmoment #weddingstationery #makeyourselfproud

✨// M Y O H M Y //
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What a wonderful day! Happy Friday Insta friends. Keep your peepers peeled at 12 noon as I have an exciting announcement to make πŸ‘€
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#friyay #zipadeedoodah #fridayfeeling #fridayvibes #fridayfeels #smallbusiness #creativehappylife

✍🏻// I M P E R F E C T P L A N N E R β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’
Absolutely loving this innovative planner idea from @kerrylyonsco. Very refreshing to see something to encourage loving your imperfections and help you realise that you don't have to live up to the expectation of a picture-perfect life. I've occasionally spoke about my issues of maintaining (or at least portraying) this through Instagram, yet my #anxiety and 'real life' can sometimes be quite the opposite (I'm sure many others feel the same too). It's not something you always want to shout about, but I think having one of these planners and learning to become skilled at not pursuing perfection and instead going pro at hunting imperfection, can only be a good thing.
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Kerry explains that if you feel you are muddling through life, trying to make everything look perfect and under control but inside you feel lost and just wish you could find out who you are and what you want, this might just be your new BFF. The #theimperfectlifeplanner is where you learn how and why you should love your flaws and mistakes, not hide them. It’s a proven method to helping you find *your* happy and it’s only available on Kickstarter for a super-limited time. So if you want to hone in on your superpowers and truly find your happy, go to @kerrylyonsco then tap the link in her bio to find out more (it's really interesting!). PS, if the product doesn’t get fully funded by August 31st, you don’t ever get to see or touch this beauty, so if you think a friend needs this in their life too, share away!
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#celebrateimperfection #supportsmallbusiness #progressnotperfection #reallife #imperfectlyperfect

🍷// F R I N A L L Y //
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Best time of the week! Have a good one all! Oh and all candles lit cos ya know, it's August and freeeeezin πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
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#frinally #cosy #wine #tgif #fridayvibes #myhome #relaxin #fridayfeeling #weekendishere #sofatime

πŸ’πŸΌ// W E D D I N G S E A S O N //
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Think this sums it up for any suppliers working their way through the crazy months of wedding season! It's always pretty full on in the summer, which is why I've been quiet around here (for those asking where my Insta stories have gone). Promise I'm all good, just go go go, making lots of pretty things for lots of pretty weddings πŸ’•
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Regram from @teamhen
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#weddingseason #gogogogo #wtf #mycreativebiz #freelancelife #smallbizowner #dafuq

✏️ // S K E T C H & P L A N //
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There seems to have been an influx of bespoke orders this past month, so taking the morning to schedule everything in and get some initial ideas started... that first pen(cil) to paper is always the toughest part.
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#weddingstationery #bespokedesign #widn #weddinginvitations #customdesign #blankcanvas

πŸ’•// C O L O U R C O M B O S //
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Just a reminder that we can change the colours of most of the house collections to suit your day. Here's the popular Skye collection is blush pink, muted greys and silver.
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#weddingstationery #colourpop #weddingdetails #weddingplanning #flatlay #blushpink #stationery

πŸ’Œ// R E A D Y S E T G O //
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Up and at 'em today, packing the final pieces of this gorgeous Mulberry suite for courier collection shortly. Let's do this Friday ✨
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#widn #packing #weddingstationery #calligraphy #weddingdetails #invites #weddingideas #onmydesk

πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ// T H E M A I N T H I N G //
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What was the main thing again? 25,356 things on the go. Must learn to do one thing at a time! I just get too excited to start the next πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
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Image via Pinterest
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#weddingseason #crazytimes #focus #themainthing #priorities #gogogogo #nevernotcreating

🎨 // V E N U E M A P S //
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We love creating maps, so were thrilled when @westmillvenue asked us to create a second site map including bespoke illustrations of the gorgeous original buildings found around the site.
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#weddingvenue #weddingmap #buildinglove #weddingdetails #weddingdesign

πŸ›€πŸΌ // B A T H R O O M G O A L S //
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Thinking about sexy bathrooms for the new studio and this one is ticking all the boxes!
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Image found on Pinterest
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#bathroomgoals #bathroomdecor #planning #newstudio #designstudio #thatsdarling

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