Another manic week for me! Here, there and everywhere!
By the time you read this I’ll be at the Royal Armories in Leeds amongst 100’s of inspirational women at the Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards. I am so excited to be attending the glitz event and meeting some remarkable and inspirational women. Thank you once again HollyBuckley for my nomination, it really does me the absolutely world to me just to be even recognized.
I just want to say a huge thank you from the bottom of my heart to my mum and auntie who will be attending the event with me. Without their continued love, support and encouragement over the last couple of years I wouldn’t be where I am today. It’s certainly been a rollercoaster of a year for us all but we are like the three musketeers and we battle through everything together. Love you both xxx
This weekend its hen doo number 2 for my best friend Angie! We are heading to Leeds to the champagne bar Epernay’s. Have you ever been? It’s a gorgeous little bar inside the shopping complex “The Light” Here’s the link for more information http://www.epernaychampagnebars.com/leeds.html – most definitely worth a visit if you’re in the Leeds area.
We launched TWO brand new father’s day designs this week, how gorgeous is this “Daddy’s Girl” Frame?. This beautiful design captures a lovely daddy and daughter relationship which includes a personalised photo within the words. Our second design is called “My Dad, My Hero” which showcases 4 fabulous photographs and a personalised message underneath
Have you seen Bobbys new personalised case? He kindly tweeted a photo of brand new personalised case which hes taking to Marbs in a few weeks! Have fun Bobby and look forward to seeing what attire he has to show us on this beach this year!
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend x
How are you all? It’s another nice sunny week in Yorkshire, plus this week has been huge one for Typography Of Love!
Early this week we launched our Typography Of Love clothing range; we now create a lasting memento for school leavers, sports trips, hen parties and for any other occasion by providing colourful garments along with a fully bespoke design service.
We have Hoodies, Sweatshirts, Onesies, Polos and T Shirts, printed on one side or both! We print exactly what you want, any colour any style! Check out our full range, we’re sure you won’t find a better, affordable and high quality range anywhere else! VIEW COLLECTION
This week TOL made an appearance on Gogglebox, did you spot these gorgeous mugs? Also how cute are these cushions created for Sam and Billie Faiers who received their gifts last weekend and totally love our products.
Many of you requested a gin quote to add to our collection – so here you go. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this design.
Finally I received a phone call on Tuesday morning by a lovely lady who I have previously done some work for. To my amazement she has nominated me in the business category
for the Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards. I was well and truly speechless and extremely overwhelmed to have even been nominated! I just want to say a huge thank you to Holly Buckley who works
at Sue Ryder Hospice for the nomination. The event takes place on Friday 15th May where I will be amongst many other inspirational women and entrepreneurs. It really will be a day to remember!
For more information on the event taking place at the Royal Armoires in Leeds, click here – tickets for the event are still available.
Good afternoon my lovely lot!
How gorgeous has the weather been this week? I’ve been doing a spot of gardening and it’s finally starting to look nice and colourful in my little pad. I just need to save up for a hot tub now – wishful thinking! Anyway, I’ve been working on some fabulous creations over the last few weeks which are almost ready to launch (just a few little tweaks here and there) some of you would have seen a couple of the designs on my social feeds but I’ll leave you in suspense just awhile longer.
I’ve been running a competition all week to win a personalised frame and mug. Selected at random by my wonderful team at toxicfox.co.uk, I would like to send a huge CONGRATULATIONS to our winner Danielle Prince – I will be in touch with you to claim your prize! I just want to say a MASSIVE thank you to each and every one of you who LIKED & SHARED my post. The response has been phenomenal and we will be doing another giveaway very soon
Finally, I had a meeting last Friday at a local farm shop known as ‘Farmer Copleys’, the 3,100 square foot shop and cafe is a real treat for all the family, from strawberry picking and pumpkin festivals to feeding the animals and dining in the MOO Café; there really is something for everyone! Today is the opening of their brand new gift shop called The 4 Seasons and I have been very fortunate to be stocking my TOL range in the shop. This will include a gorgeous selection of frames and mugs. Make sure you pay a visit very soon, check them out!
Have a fabulous weekend, Mel x
Hi everyone, well I think spring could be well on its way, we’ve had some gorgeous weather in Yorkshire this week! Whooohoooo!
As some of you know, my friends and I organized a baby shower at the weekend and what a fabulous day it was! The mum-to-be absolutely loved every minute (and so did we!). A big thank you to my friend Carrie who made these beautiful cupcakes that went down a treat and tasted divine, just ashame we didn’t order a few extra. If you would like to check out Carries Page, feel free to drop her email. She creates all sorts of wonderful cakes, buns and cupcakes.
On Wednesday I took my friend Rachel for her third Chemo, she really is one of the bravest people I’ve ever met. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2014, had major surgery in January 2015 and currently going through tough chemo over the next 4 months. Life really can’t get any worse for Rachel right now but she’s such a fighter and an inspiration to many. To cheer her up, I created this personalized TOL frame last week, which now hangs in her living room, every time she feels down, all she has to do is read the words and know how much she is loved. I am doing Race for Life in July to support Rachel and the thousands of people suffering from Cancer each year. Click here to view my just giving page.
Have you seen this design I recently created for a friend of mine? Adele contacted me a few weeks ago as she wanted an engagement gift for her sister and Fiancé. I love the little Swarovski Crystal Gem on the ring to add a bit of Bling. If you are interested in this design please feel free to contact me at email@example.com
We would love you to share some of your photos with us, feel free to email or tweet them this Sunday but most of all, have a wonderful day.
Afternoon everyone, it’s been a short week for me and the weekend has come far too quick! I’m heading to a Fashion Show tonight with my lovely friends, all money raised goes towards the Macmillan Cancer Charity. It really is a lovely evening and I always seem to buy so much stuff – a woman can never have too many clothes, shoes and handbags.
I’ve been listening to Radio 1 all this week and I can honestly say I can not wait for Summer to come! They have been playing some funky upbeat tunes and it’s making me so excited for the warm weather, light nights and BBQS.
I had a lovely long weekend in Cumbria, I just LOVE the place – it’s so peaceful and picturesque. Lake Windermere has to be one of my favorite places in the Lake District. One of the days we spent at Ingleton Falls, have you ever been? Most definantly worth a visit, although make sure to wear your comfy shoes. We walked about 6 miles up and down the mountains and the views were just spectacular. I am so very fortunate to live only a few hours away from such a beautiful place. Check out Ingleton Falls
How cute is my godson Owen resting his little head on one of our photo upload TOL cushions. Plus the brand new photo upload cushions will soon be available to order very soon, so keep your eyes peeled!
Have you seen the brand new mugs we launched last weekend? Due to our new Mother’s Day frames being so popular, we decided to include the design on our mugs too and they look great, we have also created a very special mug for Grandmas too! Plus shop these lovely mugs and the rest of the collection until midnight tonight for only £4.99 each! Simple enter code: SURPRISE at the checkout. There’s still plenty of time to order your Mother’s Day gifts, so jump over to our Mother’s Day Gift Guide and check out our top 3 favourites
Hi everyone, have you been up to much this week?
I’ve had the dreaded lurgie and been full of cold! In fact, one of the nights I had a hot water bottle, 3 duvets and a jumper on and I was still freezing! I’m as fit as a fiddle now, but hope none of you have caught it, there seems to be lots of germs flying around! – Hurry up Summer is all I say!
Have you seen our latest design? This has to be one of my favorites…
A beautiful frame telling one of the most beautiful love stories of all time…yours! This fabulous print has been put together celebrating some of the most memorable mile stones of your life.
It really is the perfect gift for a wedding or anniversary.
Plus you can purchase this gorgeous word art frame for only £19.99 – limited time only when you use code TOLFRAME at the checkout!
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, choosing the perfect gift is of the utmost importance. No matter how old you are, take the time out to thank your mum (and grandmas) for all that they have done for you. Treat them to something truly unique and special, so they know just how much you appreciate them. So rather than scanning the high street searching for that bespoke and memorable gift, why not take a look at all our Mother’s Day gifts we have on offer at Typography Of love. Trust me, we really do have something for all mums, and what makes us so unique is that your gifts are all individually personalised so you can tell them how much they really mean to you.
As some of you know my friend, Caroline, recently went to Zambia to work with a school there and I’ve been following her journey over the last few weeks. She really is having the time of her life and I would like to thank her so much for this wonderful photo.
This weekend I’m heading to Cumbria to a log cabin, I literally cannot wait to put my feet up and do absolutely nothing for three days!! We have a hot tub too, so I think I’ll be spending plenty of time laying in bubbles and drinking the bubbles (of course!).
Hope you all have an equally amazing weekend and see you next Friday.
Have you seen our latest designs? They launched last Friday
and what a success they have been so far. Which one is your favorite? We have three beautiful designs tailed for Mother’s Day and a beautiful clock design to capture your moments when time stood still. Don’t forget Valentines in just over a week away too!
What a week it’s been!
As most of you know I traveled to Birmingham last Thursday,
although what would normally be a 2 hour trip it ended up taking almost a 5 hours. Fortunately I was fully equipped with a duvet, shovel, thermals and a flask of homemade soup – thankfully!
Half hour into the journey I found myself traveling 3mph through inches of snow that was falling thick and fast on the roads.
It was a pretty horrific experience, as I hate driving in snow, but
I was determined to get there even if it had taken me all night!
I eventually arrived and met up with some of the other #SBS winners for a lovely evening at Wagamamas before the big event with Theo Paphitis following day.
Meeting Theo was an overwhelming experience as I shook his hand
and presented him with a TOL frame and mug. The whole day seemed
to go so quick but I met some amazing small businesses and listened
to some extremely inspirational speakers. I was buzzing on the journey home (with no snow….phew!)
On my return home I received a lovely tweet and photo from Jungle winner Carl Forgety who loved his gifts.
Finally, in my last blog I mentioned about a TOL creation for
a school in Africa which I promised to show you once I had finalised the design. Caroline travels to Africa next week where she will be teaching and studying, I’m sure it will be an amazing experience and wish her a safe journey and a wonderful time.
Thats it for this week… Have a fab weekend
Can you believe it’s the 1st February on Monday – where has January gone! Only two weeks to go till Valentine’s Day
Speaking of Valentine’s Day, are you tired of the usual flowers and chocolates? How about one of our personalised gifts, it doesn’t have to cost the earth and a mug personalised with all your fun loving words will only cost you £9.99, OR you could be the soppy romantic type by choosing a favourite photo of you both and personalising
it with those truly special memories! Plus this weekend only
we’re offering you all Free Delivery when you use code FREE at
the checkout! The choice is yours, but either way I’m sure
your other half will be dazzled by your truly bespoke gift.
I had a request last week to create a frame using 3 special dates;
I spent hours on Tuesday coming up with the perfect design to celebrate their special memories, and I am absolutely proud of what I created. It’s all about you and your partner marking those special moments in your life when “We met”, when “He proposed” and when
“We married”. This print makes a great gift for a newlywed couple
on their wedding or anniversary. For more information on this design please firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m heading to my local this evening to listen to a friend of mine, Mark Stringer, who has an amazing musical talent. His charming
stage presence has established him as a firm crowd pleaser.
He performs solo acoustic sets in venues throughout Yorkshire,
and beyond. Have a listen… http://www.mark-stringer.com
Finally, over the next couple of weeks we shall be launching
some amazing new designs and I think you will LOVE them as
much as we do! So stay tuned and be ready to be amazed!
Good Afternoon everyone…
Have you had any snow near you? We’ve seen a little although not enough to go sledging or build a snowman yet! Here’s a photo
from Wednesday looking out of the office, it looks so pretty and picturesque – but it wasn’t long til it turned into horrid sludge!
I’ve had a poorly doggy all week; He’s not been a happy little man as you can see with the cone around his neck. He gets his stitches out this weekend so he will no doubt be back to his usual mischievous self. Bless him!
This time next week, I shall be attending the #SBS conference
with Theo Paphitis held in Birmingham. It will be an all-day
event including a panel of inspirational speakers taking the
stage offering a valuable insight into running your own business.
It will also be a fantastic opportunity to network and have the
honour of meeting other fellow #SBS winners. I’m sure I’ll be
snap happy that day so expect plenty of photos in next week’s blog.
There’s only a few weeks left until Valentine’s Day, and
if you haven’t thought of anything to get the man in your life yet, then look no further than Typography Of Love. How about a personalised frame to give to him (but really it’s a present for you!)? Or for more inspiration gift ideas send him over to www.typographyoflove.com
Plus your favourite offer is back – all Typography Of Love personalised canvas bags are now HALF PRICE until Sunday!
Yep that’s right only £7.99. With a variety of designs, colours
and your fondest words these bags are not only loved by celebs
but also customers. So, if you’re looking for that early Valentine’s gift or a treat for yourself act now and grab yourself one of these must have bags!
Have a great weekend x Mel
Santa’s coming soon!!
Are you all ready for Christmas yet?
I am very much organized this year (for a change!) and recently enjoyed a night of wrapping, drinking Baileys and getting in the spirit, I do love this time of year.
Only two weeks left before the big fat man with the red suit comes down the chimney to delivery all your TOL goodies! Are you ready or a little like me and leave everything to the last minute?
Well, what an amazing week and weekend it’s been and I’m still on cloud 9!
Last Friday we launched our brand new website and I can honestly say WOW!!! What an incredible team I have at toxicfox.co.uk who have put their heart and soul into creating such a beautiful interactive site, I’m sure you will say the same.
A few weeks ago Kerry Katona and George Kay tied the knot in a beautiful venue in Gloustershire, I can finally reveal I had the honour of creating all her wedding favours and bridesmaid gifts for the big day!
This week my emotions exploded, as I created a TOL frame for the gorgeous Dreamboys! These boys are undeniably the most successful and famous male strippers in the UK. So if you’re celebrating a hen party, birthday or just looking for a night out on the town, then those high energy, fantastically fun and entertaining boys are not to be missed!
Good afternoon, how is everyone?
Last Thursday I attended a celebrity fashion event to celebrate the first birthday of the up and coming brand “In the style” with an exclusive clothing range from Charlotte Crosby & Lauren Pope.
Good afternoon, how is everyone?
Can you believe this time last year I was in the scruffs painting my little office and starting a whole new adventure in Typography Of Love – what a year it has been!
How is everyone? I can’t quite believe we are almost into September!
Where has this month gone, what’s more scary is there is only 19 weeks left until Christmas! It’s certainly been a year of weddings and engagements for some of my lovely friends and it has been an honor to be part of their special day! Plus what better way to gift them than with a TOL frame as a little memento to cherish forever.
Good afternoon everyone! We had some amazing entries sent to us in our last competition – Share your TOL story to win £100 Off you order, which ended last week. I can honestly say I was absolutely overwhelmed and touched by each and every one of your stories! Some of which illustrated tremendous strength and bravery.
Good afternoon, hope everyone is having a lovely week! I attended a beautiful wedding on Monday
at Woodlands Hall, surrounded with acres of woodlands and picturesque views; this beautiful country house was the ideal place for Lauren & Joe to tie the knot.
Hope everyone is well this Friday afternoon! It’s been almost two weeks since the launch of our TOL Wall Art with many orders coming in for our unique and one of a kind designs!
Good afternoon everyone – what a gorgeous and sunny week it’s been! So far it’s been a busy week at TOL HQ, creating TOL Originals and attending various events. A few weeks ago I was even on the panel of Dragon’s Den in my local school near Doncaster where the children turned into entrepreneurs for the day. It was a fantastic afternoon with some very imaginative youngsters – Watch out Lord Sugar!
This Father’s Day we’re celebrating Dads!
Where would I be without my good old dad, it’s only when you grow up you start to realise the true value of a father’s love. He has given me the best memories, supported me throughout my life and I’m truly thankful for each and every day, and for helping me become who I am today.