Henries finalists announced... and we're in! August 05 2016
Progressive Greetings have just announced this year's finalists for the Henries and I'm over the moon to be nominated for the Most Promising Young Designer Award!
The Henries are the ultimate accolades for the UK greeting card industry, judged by over 40 top card retailers and independents, and this year saw over 14,000 entrants - so it's safe to say we are pretty chuffed to make the shortlist alongside some other fantastic designers.
You can view all the finalists here. The winners will announced at the awards ceremony in October... keeping our fingers crossed!
CardNest Collaboration October 16 2015
We're Henries Finalist! August 13 2015
We received some very exciting news last week... Our new Copper Foil cards are finalists in the 'Best Contemporary Trend' category in this year's Henries Awards!
The Henries Awards are the ultimate accolades in greeting card publishing so we are pleased as punch to be in the running for an award. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on October 8th - so we'll be keeping our fingers crossed until then! To read more about the awards and to see all of the other finalists click here
The Copper collection is made up of 8 designs featuring illustrations in delicate hues and handwritten sentiments in bold copper foil - and are of course printed onto our lovely 100% recycled Hairy Manilla stock. They are all available from our online shop too!
We've just arrived back from an amazing trip to New York for the National Stationery Show - and what a trip it was! It was our first time exhibiting at the show and was a really great experience - and we are now pleased to say we are stocked in stores across both the USA and Canada as a result of the show! We were surrounded by heaps of great stationery and greeting card companies and it was great to see some familiar faces from British companies such as Ohhh Deer, Katie Leamon, Chase and Wonder and Timbergram (to name a few). One of our highlights was launching our new copper foil cards at the show, which were also finalists in the Best New Product category.
We were lucky enough to extend the trip into a holiday after the show - spending time in NYC, upstate New York, Niagara Falls and Toronto (Where we paid a visit to one of our new stockists too). Here's a few pics from our time there. Now to catch up on orders and plan the next visit...
1. Our home for a week in Hell's Kitchen; 2. View of Manhattan from our helicopter ride; 3. At booth #1464 at the Stationery Show;
4. Sunset over Brooklyn Bridge; 5. Enjoying the Highline; 6. New York Yankees v Texas Rangers; 7. Our Seneca lakeside retreat;
8. View over Niagara Falls; 9. Toronto skyline (view whilst cycling around Toronto's islands)
Copper feel of these! May 31 2015
Our NEW copper foil cards are now online!
We have been very excited about the launch of this new range for a long time now and are pleased to finally announce their arrival!
Featuring illustrations in delicate hues and handwritten sentiments in bold copper foil, these cards are bang on trend this season. The 8 new designs are litho printed onto our luxury 100% recycled hairy manilla card stock and finished with copper foil blocking - and are the must-have in luxury greeting cards!
Meet the Maker with Howkapow! March 11 2015
One of our favourite and long-running stockists, Howkapow has featured us on their blog in it's 'Meet the Maker' section. If you'd like to get an insight in to the day-to-day goings on at Stormy HQ (otherwise known as the study) then you can read it here!
A bit of advice: Get comfy first. It's not a long read, but you'll want to spend some time looking at all of their lovely wares while you're on there. After some difficulty, I managed to whittle my wish list down to just six of my favourites... It's just a shame my birthday isn't until July...
Top left: Copper "Z" Table Lamp, £36.95 - Copper is my latest obsession and this super stylish desk lamp is right at the top of my wish-list - and such good value.
Top centre: White Bear Black Bear Cushion, £45 - I'm pleased to say this two-sided cushion by Bristol-based illustrator Paul Farrell already graces the armchair in my lounge. It's a firm favourite with my cat George too.
Top Right: Fox Bookends, £29.95 - I'd love to display some of my favourite reads between these foxy laser cut bookends.
Bottom left: Wooden Dutch Wall Clock, £44.95 - I'm not one for a fussy timepiece, so I love the simple scandinavian style of this clock by Karlsson.
Bottom centre: Peonies print, £25 - This pretty print by Clare Owen is amazing - the delicate textures and colour palette are so beautiful.
Bottom right: Round copper tray, £44.95 - Copper again! In fact, I'd like to own the whole bright set of ceramics by Dutch design company Jansen+Co.
New designs! February 23 2015
We've been busy coming up with lots of new designs lately - 6 of which were hot off the press last week! The latest 'pun-derful' additions to the the Stormy range include our 'Ace Dad', 'Toast to your Success' and 'Old Dinosaur' designs, as well as age cards for 18th, 21st and 30th birthdays. You can take a look at all of the new designs on our WHAT'S NEW page.
We had a great time photographing them last week (with the help of our studio cat, George). Here are a few of our favourite pics...
We have plenty more new designs in development ready to launch this Spring, so watch this space...
We're live! January 28 2015
We’ve finally done it… our new site is live! It’s been long overdue, but we are pleased to present our new look website...
You can now shop the whole stormy card and gift range (which now has over 60 designs) without having to leave the comfort of your sofa. To celebrate the launch of the site we are giving 20% discount on all orders placed in February – just use the discount code ‘LAUNCH20’ when you reach the checkout.