About Pastel Designs.

 

Hi, I am Charlotte…

I am a graphic designer from Sherborne in Dorset. Pastel Designs my creative outlet, where I can really use lots of love and sparkles!

My other company, F&R Designs Limited, is my serious side! Which offers a range of design and printing services along with creating websites.

I am obsessed with: Tea, Gin, Typefaces, and Shoes.

I’ve been dreaming big since 1978. Married since 2000 and have two miracle daughters! (now that is another story)!

Yes, I was that little girl who stole all the petals from my mother’s roses just to make perfume in the hope I could sell it to make some pennies, I have been looking for that next opportunity ever since.

I didn’t leave school knowing what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, hell, I didn’t know that when I was 25! I have been doing a grand job of winging it shall we say. Until I hit my thirties, clarity!

I have always been creative, always loved how things looked so I chose to embrace it. Graphic design, logos, branding, and then websites. After sailing my way through uni (only because I had found my passion) I built F&R Designs. The rate at which my business is growing is great and it’s all through word of mouth!

I have been part of over 45 branding projects ranging from simple logos to full-blown search sites. You will see from my testimonials that my customers just keep coming back time and time again. 

My stationery…

I have undertaken a lot of research in stationery design, I have seen a lot of disasters (mainly on Facebook) but also a lot of beautiful designs.

I have also looked at the quality of the paper and cardstock, I use only the highest quality, your special day is important to me I would like you to return time and time again.

So taking all of the above into consideration I wanted to price correctly, I might not be the cheapest but I can promise you the quality and love that goes into creating your personal stationery, there will never be another or your bespoke design and that is a promise.

 

Behind the scenes…

I have myself been married for 19 years and have 2 beautiful children. We live in the South West of England in a little town called Sherborne, Dorset. I think Sherborne is well known for the private schools and the quaint little-cobbled street full of independent shops.

I have been primarily working word of mouth, for which I have a lovely selection of clients. When thinking about Pastel Designs it is the ‘girly’ side of me coming out, however, don’t be put off if ‘girly’ is not your style as my stationery has a broad feel, from florals to the luxury of foiling.

If you have any questions or would like to work with me please contact me, I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Got a little wintery here @pasteldesignsuk thanks to @wincantonprintltd printing my design for @staudriespark winter ball! Can't wait to see everything set up! ...

7 1

I am a tad excited! I am a finalist for an #Award and in the running for people's choice award, if you would like to help make a #dreamcometrue please vote for me 😊 link is in bio ...

20 1

Last fayre for us today at @westlandsentertainment thought I would do something a little special 🙂 #pumpkins #autumnwedding ...

15 2

Loved helping my friends at @bellestreetsingers with this, it is the big performance tomorrow! Break a leg ladies! ...

15 2

It's a cake kind of day! Would you look at the colour of this 😍 thanks for taking part in our brights shoot! @thesilvercake and to @photographybychantel_ for the image! ...

28 1

Look at these colours 😍 we need some #bright and beautiful images! This shoot at @sparkfordhall earlier in the summer was so beautiful! The #weddingsuppliers worked so hard and it came together so well! @thehappyblossoms @5starcelebrations @photographybychantel_ ...

19 1

A little bit of excitement for me on #humpday how exciting! ...

36 5

A rainy #october day needs a bit of #colour and #sparkle this was a #perspesinvite with #silver vinyl perfectly styled with a #buttonhole from @thehappyblossoms the image from the shoot @sparkfordhall was taken by @photographybychantel_ ...

15 0

A big congratulations to Charlotte and Craig who had their big day on Saturday at @oldbridgevenue . I was so lucky to work with them from #invitation to their #onthedaystationery they had a #theme can you tell what it was?

Bespoke design and printed by a local printer who has never let me down!
...

17 2

Would you look at that! #tablescape for an #autumninal #wedding 😍 ...

25 2

Feeling a little proud tonight, my little idea for a business has flourished, I have had some amazing support from couples and suppliers! I love you all! ...

25 3

It had to be done! The famous cake o'clock sign loves to get around ...

28 5

Suppliers invading the photo booth @tessastiaras @mcentertainmentdj @mobilephotoboothuk @adorabellacakedesign @wearetwe ...

16 0

A little vinyl on vinyl for @mcentertainmentdj so cool don't you reckon! The BEST dj in the South West! ...

9 1

#orderoftheday anyone? White ink #printed directly onto #perspex just to good! ...

14 0

Getting show ready! For the @wearetwe showcase at the weekend! Love the simplicity of this #tableplan can't wait to set up on Friday! I have also given away all but one pair of tickets! Are you #gettingwed need to find some amazing suppliers give me a comment and I will do a #giveaway tomorrow ...

15 0

Getting show ready, first one of the season tomorrow with @wearetwe in #taunton at the @holidayinn_taunton who is coming to say hi? ...

22 1

Recent wedding, congratulations Steve & Marianne. Thanks for the super quick turnaround @wincantonprintltd fantastic service as per usual! *
*
*
#wedding #bespokestationery #tableplan #cakesign #onthedaystationery
...

12 0

Additional Information

To keep prices down, some of our products may require a bit of assembly, such as the wedding sets with invitation wraps and the envelope liners. We would be happy to do this for you for an extra charge, or you can use it as an excuse to get the bridesmaids round and open the prosecco!

Please be aware that colours and textures displayed on screen may not exactly match how they will look when printed so a slight tolerance should be allowed for.

We want you to be 100% happy with your order so if for any reason you are not, please tell us so we can fix it. If you are, please tell your friends.