Dear Dragonfly,

Be Happy While You're Living.....

party Invitation cover

I’m never one to shy away from a challenge and when good friends of mine decided to celebrate their forthcoming 50th birthdays and 20th wedding anniversary with a major shindig, I was delighted to be asked to help with the invites. My lovely friends own a gorgeous local gallery, showcasing the work of a wide range of local artists, and Jo is a very successful local artist herself. No pressure then. The brief they presented me with was this:

“We’d like it to be like a grave, and on it it says ‘be happy while you’re living’ and then the grave opens and the invite’s inside and it says ‘cos you’re a long time dead’ “ Uh, OK, and um, pretty? “Well, we’d like a skeleton hand coming out of it” …and… “ maybe some crows and seagulls? Oh, yeah, and those orange flowers that are everywhere in Mexico for the Day of the Dead!”

Yes! Bring it on!!

Here’s what I made. My first full on pop-up card, and I love it. And they sent me one too!!! XOXO Dragonfly

Invitation Montage

 Invitation montage

There's a little video available here....

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  • Thank you for our beautiful wedding stationery. Everything from the invitations to our name cards was perfect and beautiful. You captured our vision perfectly. Thanks again...

    - Laura & Kevin

  • Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for all the amazing stationery you did for the wedding, it was amazing and I loved it all! We had a fantastic day and I will most certainly recommend you to all my friends!!

    - Sarah & Ian

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    - Gem & Jules

  • Everybody absolutely loved all the details. Everything was absolutely lovely and it wouldn't have been without you. The beautiful stationery added a very nice touch, thank you...

    - Marion & Bryan

  • I've been meaning to contact you to say a big THANK YOU for the invites - they look wonderful and we've had so many positive comments about them! Thanks again Ling, I'm really happy with the end result and it has been a pleasure working with you...

    - Katie & Dan

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    - Donna & Huw

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    - Jan

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    - Mr & Mrs T Moseley

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    - Frances & Chris

  • The invitations were perfect and everybody loved them, one of Sam friends said they were the most beautiful wedding invitation she has ever seen. So thank you so very much!

    - Linn & Sam