Katy Lou Designs.


My sister and her husband had a beautiful wedding keepsake box made to store photos and other bits from their trip to Vegas back in April, and it was made by their friend, Catherine, who runs Katy Lou Designs.

When I needed to buy two special 30th birthday cards recently (one for my sister and one for my friend, Katy) I thought a personalised card each by Katy Lou Designs would be perfect as I "like" her Facebook page and am always a huge fan of her creations.

The process was very simple. I contacted Catherine directly and asked if she would be able to make two cards for me by a set date and she could indeed. I gave her an idea of the recipient's favourite things; for my sister Las Vegas, shopping, shoes, makeup, and for my friend baking, pottery painting, knitting, sewing and generally being crafty.

Both cards arrived together in swift time and were absolutely perfect. They were so much better than I had imagined which is all down to Catherine's creativity and eye for detail, down to the tiny whisk on Katy's card along with teeny tiny knitting needles and a bit of completed knitting to boot.

I will definitely be using Katy Lou Designs again for some special personalised cards in the future.


  1. Aw wow they are so pretty. I've never thought of getting someone a custom made card before but really like these. The card for your sister is adorable!


  2. Gorgeous cards! They look wonderful! xxx

  3. These are so gorgeous! What a talented lady. xx

  4. These really are special, so original.

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  5. The cards are lovely and so personal!

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  6. Hiya! Thanks for posting the lovely picture of the birdcage wallpaper on my twitter. I don't check it very often these days and only just saw it! Your blog is lovely - I'm clicking follow :)

  7. Such a brilliant idea for something special, and they are lovely cards! x

  8. oh woww those cards are so pretty, i love handmade cards because they look so unique and fulfilled with love hihi:)