Let me unfold my story
I am Cat (short for Catherine), not for cats! I am more of a tiger lover than a cat lady (despite my name!) so you won’t see any cheesy cats around here, may-be some more stylish and unusual animals, animals prints or perhaps even illustrations of your favourite pets.
I am passionate about interactive, fun, magical, simple paper craft, such as origami, pop-up cards and books, and any greeting cards which surprise or touch me.
I truly believe stationery is an emotional item and makes beautiful memories of an event to treasure forever (please don’t’ tell me I am the only who has a big box of cards collected from birthdays, wedding and baby announcement cards?!). I keep only cards I love the best! Why? Because they touch me, personally and emotionally. Not only for their aesthetic, but for their originality, because they associated a surprise, an experience, an interaction with the joy of the event; and as such they are playful, unique and so much more memorable.
From this passion (or obsession!), my love and study of interior design and my 10 years of graphic design experience; I now produce innovative and un-conventional origami invitations (plus other formats and stationery), which are quirky, colourful and unique.
One of my favourite things is to integrate tiny details of your love story or your life. Making your stationery personal, reflecting your passions, your love of series/movies/sports/travel, illustrating your special theme or any details that are important to you and will make a difference.
Where it all began?
By cliché…with my own wedding! I was a busy graphic designer planning my wedding, by lack of time I searched on the web different invites we could use, and as a result I have been shocked to find: blind, flat impersonalised wedding invitations. Everywhere, the same type of design, certainly on trends at the moment, a succession of cards and inserts that I found redundant, nothing like us, nothing that could reflect the hint of our theme or our personalities; all were so boring…
So at once, I decided to design our own invites, something more interactive, with the idea to have all the information within one paper, something that break the rules, surprise and tells about our theme and love story.
What other day would you have the opportunity to share with your love ones, your love story and the whys you are meant to be together?!
More about me?
On the process we will work together, you may discover my other favourite things; I love tea (my favourite is dry tea leaves and no milk and no sugar!). But tea doesn’t go without a bit of sweetness, I LOVE chocolate (it’s my second partner in life!) I need some after lunch and after diner…yes that much!! If we can meet, I would be more than happy to do so in a coffee shop around a tea and slice of cake! (Chocolate of course!)
Not enough about me? You would certainly realise quickly over a chat that I have a strong French accent! Yes, I am French, I moved to Eastbourne, East Sussex 15 years ago! I joined my boyfriend (now my husband) and found in love with the place! The peaceful of the seafront, the Victorian’s buildings, the English people and their polite layback style, but not so much their English food, however I stayed! We are now married for almost 10 years, 22 years together, we have two kids, Celeste 8 and Ulysse 4.
Apart juggling between being a busy mum and a creative business, I enjoy walking along the coast line or in the woods, running, doing fitness, reading motivational book or science fiction stories, I love to watch Disney’s and Pixar’s movies (which have nursed my childhood), I love eating out and discover new food and to spend quality simple moments with my friends and family.
I always been fascinated by any paper arts, my favourite being pop-up books, they are so magical; mind blowing, cleverness and wonderfulness stories. My dream would be to create one, one day; may be illustrating your love story?!
Follow my story and tell me yours!
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My favourite suppliers friends
Make-up and Hair
Sara Carmody, the friendly, profesional natural light enhancer photograph!
Teddy Pig for candid & vivid documentary photography
Loulou Loves Cake for the cutest biscuits, cakes and cupcakes
What people say
Sharon & David
Saturday 22th July 2023
We met Cat at a wedding fair and loved her designs, she has been so helpful and lovely throughout the whole process, sending us several different designs so we were able to pick and choose various elements.
It was lovely to see a draft of what they were going to look like.
We started with 'save the date' and 'invitations' and ended up with the 'order of the day', 'table name cards', 'order of the day board', 'table seating plan' and 'thank you cards'. They all ran in the same theme and our guests all commented on how lovely the stationery was and how it all matched.
We have just had 'thank you' cards printed and starting to give them out, everyone loves those too.
We had several guests too that didnt want to tear off the RSVP as they didnt want to spoil the invitation and a lot have kept them as keepsakes.
Cat is easy to work with and captured the theme of the wedding.
We had some juggling to do with times to meet but she was really accommodating.
I would highly recommend her.
Thank you Cat! x
Come to see me at these Wedding Fairs
- Sun, 03 MarCrawley03 Mar 2024, 10:30 – 04 Mar 2024, 15:00Crawley, Pease Pottage Hill, Tilgate Dr, Crawley RH11 9BQ, UK03 Mar 2024, 10:30 – 04 Mar 2024, 15:00Crawley, Pease Pottage Hill, Tilgate Dr, Crawley RH11 9BQ, UKWhether you are getting married in the next couple of months and looking to find those finishing touches, or you have just become engaged and looking for ideas in terms of venues, photographers, dresses and the whole range of ideas that you've never even dreamt of, our West Sussex Wedding Expo's at