After my recent trip to Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovnia in September, I was so inspired by the the colour palettes, I just knew I had to create a collection that would compliment the surroundings I so thankfully got to experience. What an amazing part of the world!!

I was lucky enough to spend a week lapping up some sunshine, listen to the soft ebb and flow of The Adriatic and of course, dream up some new Too Wordy designs!

The deep blues, coupled with softer shades of light blue and beige rock inspired two designs including 'If Kisses Were Snowflakes' and 'Christmas Christmas Christmas'. I played around with some colour combinations by layering coloured or white text over block backgrounds.

A late summer holiday wouldn't usually be an obvious source of inspiration for an upcoming Christmas card collection, but somehow the frosty blues and greens of the Kotor Bay sea and the candy floss painted buildings in Mostar make for a perfect Christmas colour palette. Using a mixture of my signature hand lettered type and my latest hand drawn block capital lettering, I played about with my 'Christmas Love' design (which is also available as a super luxurious gold foil print!) by layering some dark pink tones over a light blush wash to mimic the tones of the amazing buildings below, and used same tones on my 'Santa Baby' card and 'All I Want For Christmas' card.

Throughout the design process, it's hugely important to me to create a card that is not just a card, but a miniature print that could be framed and hung in the home, so I hope to see these little beauties decking the halls this Christmas. Tag us in your pics on insta!! 

All five brand new designs are now available to purchase in our shop and are waiting for new homes, so get 'em while they're HOT!

Maeve xo

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