A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
Hello all, it's me, Ellie. Firstly, thank you for taking a little moment to drop in and show my website some love. Secondly, you must be here to read about how the story of how my little creations began, so here it goes.
I’ve always been that arty girl with paint on the cuff of my school shirt, who grew up in the beauty of the Lake District gleefully visiting galleries and craft fairs. After getting my academic fix doing a degree in History and Philosophy, I returned home filled with that common fear of not knowing where my life would lead me.
Ellie Heaven Designs began after I went shopping for a birthday card that I couldn't find. I went home thinking that there was no reason why I couldn't make the stationery that I wanted to buy, and the following weeks were filled with painting, designing, and a lot of excitement. Brimming with ideas, but no experience (at all), I went to my local printers with my folder full of designs and never looked back.
I design cards for people who appreciate the handcrafted, love sentimentality, and enjoy making people smile. Through a new founded obsession with hand calligraphy and the soft textures of watercolour, my designs are aimed at reinvigorating the tradition of handcrafted stationery with a modern vibrancy and elegance. I strive to create cards that people will keep and cherish, rather than pop in the recycling bin after an obligatory week on the mantelpiece.
I’ve fallen in love with being a little part of people's special occasions in such a personal and creative way, that the gold ink explosions and headaches with colour matching are well worth it.