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Monday, 27 September 2010

Our Very Good Service

Today I've been offered a fantastic opportunity to have More Than Words listed on verygoodservice.com

verygoodservice.com is a website aimed at bringing together companies which have won awards for their products and services to make it easy to find the very best companies.

As a recent finalist for Most Unique Product at the Mumpreneur UK Awards, I now need 50 likes and comments on the verygoodservice facebook notes page in order to qualify for a listing. 

It would mean an awful lot if you would take a minute of your time (I promise that is all that it will take) to post a comment about More Than Words customer service, if you have ordered from me already, or your 'nice' comments about my artwork if you haven't.  You don't need to have been a customer yet!

You can view a list of some of the testimonials MTW has received to date here http://www.morethanwords.uk.com/testimonials.php

Here's all you need to do:
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

Once we reach 50 comments/likes I will select a name at random and offer a £40 More Than Words Boxed Gift Certificate as a special thank you.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Inspired and Indispensable

"Inspired and indispensable".  That's what Tatler magazine has to say about our latest customer, 'Baby-Friendly Boltholes'.

Sian Williams is the brains and self-confessed "frazzled mum" behind this fantastic 'chic-retreat' business, launched in 2005 after her 12 years spent in the luxury travel industry.  

"If you're looking for somewhere that combines taste with toddlers and, most importantly, is run by the kind of people who know that it takes far more than a travel cot and a high chair to make a family-friendly holiday, look no further!"  

Baby-Friendly Boltholes recommends fabulous child-friendly holidays across the globe.  I recognised the delivery address as soon as the order came through as we'd booked our own amazing little break to Clydey Cottages in Pembrokeshire through Sian's very site earlier this year.  I can't recommend the place highly enough, you must visit!

Another design which has inspired us to visit more new places on our next family 'staycation'. If you choose to stay at one of these great places keep your eyes peeled for a piece of typographic art by More Than Words!

600 x 400mm Bespoke Typographic Design on Canvas

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

People Who Inspire Us

OK, so just one more favourite for today...

This simple 'People Who Inspire Us' bespoke typographic design has been created to decorate the walls of the fabulous Wedding Ideas magazine's new HQ.
I especially love how Duncan Bannatyne sits amongst 'Granny Cuckoo' and 'Granny Bunny'...oh, and my favourite 'Piper Heidsieck'.

For your own piece of bespoke typographic artwork, be it personal or commercial, please visit www.morethanwords.uk.com for more details.

Capturing Your Memories As Art

Sharing today's bespoke typographic artwork favourites....

Loving the vintage colours yet contemporary style of this 800 x 535mm personalised Memories canvas...
...and a real talking point for any room, this huge portrait personalised 'Favourite Things' canvas in shades of grey. Our trusty little More Than Words ornate Victorian fireplace is getting well used for art shots at the moment!

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

The Home of Bespoke Typographic Art

More Than Words' personalised typographic 'birthday' artwork guarantees that you'll be offering something that little bit different as a gift.

Our bespoke birthday designs are becoming very popular. In fact we've even had requests for these pieces from as far away as Bermuda! The artwork below has recently been created for a customer who resides in this fabulous land (unfortunately I could not justify hand-delivering!), for a friend's 30th birthday.
As always, the customer was able to process everything via our website : from submitting her words to choosing exact colours, frame size and panel type...to noting her special requests and paying for her piece. A one-stop-shop!

The design has been printed on a 400 x 400mm square canvas. Priced at £85, which includes careful packaging and courier delivery (UK). For international deliveries please email sales@morethanwords.uk.com and we will be more than happy to give you a quote.

We are fortunate to be able to share many of our bespoke designs in our blog, with the customer's blessing of course, and am excited that we have so many lined up to choose from. I am also proud to say that none of the images you see have been superimposed with words in any way, they are real-life designs that have been created with love and I hope they provide some inspiration!

Monday, 20 September 2010

Wedding Ideas? You had me at "Hello"

I have lots of designs to share with you this week, and today's favourite has to be this simple bespoke vintage framed canvas created for the lovely Rachel Southwood, Director of Wedding Ideas magazine - the UK's top selling bride-to-be 'bible'.

Only a few weeks ago Rachel's husband was taken seriously ill after contracting Meningitis. Luckily however, after a very worrying time, I'm so pleased to say that all is now well!
It's at times like these that we realise just how much we love someone and Rachel asked me to create this special piece of artwork for her, personalised with her bespoke quote in hot pink (which you may recognise from the movie Jerry Maguire) and the date when her amazing husband came out of his coma.

This typographic design has been captured on a 16 x 20 inch vintage framed canvas. Prices start from £90. Thank you so much to Rachel for letting me share this (and I'm so pleased that she loves it!!).

For a reminder of the symptoms of Meningitis please click here.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Bespoke Typographic Art on Acrylic

I always love it when an international order comes through, the latest being this cool 600 x 400mm personalised typographic design on acrylic...now making its way to sunny Georgia, USA.

The customer has seen an image of the finished artwork and is just so excited. She has very kindly allowed me to share it with you all. We absolutely love the personal words chosen for this typographic design, illustrating just how unique this anniversary keepsake is.


Our diamond-polished acrylic designs are each produced to Fine Art standards, as always, and are supplied with aluminium spacers. Each design is printed on heavyweight professional paper using only the best archival inks, to prevent fading over the years, and then a heat seal is applied to the rear.

All of our artwork is available on acrylic. For more details visit http://www.morethanwords.uk.com/.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

I Believe : Audrey Hepburn Limited Edition Typographic Art


I believe in manicures.
I believe in overdressing.
I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick.
I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner.
I believe in kissing; kissing a lot.
I believe in being strong when
everything else seems to be going wrong.
I believe that the happiest girls are the prettiest girls.
I believe that tomorrow is another day,
and I believe in miracles.


Audrey Hepburn








One of our favourite limited collection pieces, I Believe, looking oh so chic in this 30 x 20" black Vintage Framed Canvas.
The customer received this gorgeous piece of artwork today and we're so pleased that she is over the moon with it....

My first order of many, I'm sure! The artwork is of a really high standard with a lovely frame. Everyone that has seen it so far has commented on how pretty and unusual it is so I think it will become a bit of a talking point in my house! I felt really secure in the ordering process and More Than Words were really happy to answer any questions I had. I'm already planning what to order next!

We are very proud that our black Vintage Frame and the actual process used for framing are both aligned to Fine Art standards...

More Than Words : Facebook Giveaway

This morning we announced another little giveaway for our fabulous facebook fans once we reach 300 thumbs up. Well, we didn't expect to gain 40 extra fans quite so quickly (we're nearly at 300!) so a huge thank you for all of those who suggested More Than Words to friends!

We will be selecting one lucky person at random, using our fancy 'randomizer' tool once we reach our target.

So, which amazing piece are we giving away this time?

A personalised typographic MEMORIES print!! Using up to 50 of your special words and 4 custom colours we will create a bespoke A2 unframed print for you based on our original 'Memories Canvas'.
Good luck! The winner will be announced on our Facebook Page.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

We Love British

Today I have a portrait style personalised Vintage Framed Canvas to share, created to celebrate the anniversary of the lovely Sarah and Peter from We Love British - home of fabulous gifts, accessories and homewares by talented British designers such as Jan Constantine.


The design has been produced on a beautiful portrait 12 x 16" Vintage Framed Canvas in classic grey £120. More details can be found on our website at http://www.morethanwords.uk.com/

Sunday, 12 September 2010

We're Loving Nestify

Last week I chatted to the fabulous journalist and blogger Candida Balfour, writer of the beautiful blog 'nestify', an online magazine dedicated to all things homey, and contributor to various publications including The Evening Standard, Daily Candy and MyDeco, where she manages the blog. "We live and breathe design and we want to make your nest better than the rest."

I was honoured when Candida wanted feature More Than Words in her 'People We're Loving' piece.

Click here to read all about More Than Words, me, how it all began...people I admire, and even what I might be doing if I hadn't chosen this exciting path.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Memories of Sunny Salcombe

Today's favourite piece is this personalised 'Memories' typographic design capturing a family's nostalgic memories of their annual holidays in sunny Salcombe. We have never visited the area but it's on our list now!

The 600 x 400mm canvas is based on the More Than Words original Memories canvas design, after the customer spotted MTW in a local newspaper feature about being shortlisted as a finalist in the Mumpreneur Awards.

For more details on how to order your own typographic memories artwork, click here. Prices start at £75.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

From More Than Words With Love

This month we have teamed up with the gorgeous FromBritainWithLove.com, an online magazine and directory showcasing Britain's most talented designers, craftspeople, producers and retailers, to offer an fabulous competition.For the entire month of September we are offering one lucky person the chance to win a 16 x 20" personalised typographic design framed in one of our signature Vintage Framed canvases!

For more details on the prize and how to enter, click here.

Good luck!

Saturday, 4 September 2010

All You Need is Love

I wanted to share this simple piece of typographic art that I have just been admiring this morning, hanging on the walls of a family member's newly decorated room, next to a More Than Words design, of course.

This cool piece of wooden artwork is by the fabulous Box Brownie Trading. I've admired this design online and in magazines but I can assure you that it looks even more stunning in 'real life'.

"All You Need Is Love"
Check out more pieces from this quirky US company on Not on the High Street and via their website. I'll be adding one of their beautiful little photo boxes my Christmas wish list this year.

Friday, 3 September 2010

A Typographic Design For Dannii Minogue



Recently I was lucky enough (and extremely honoured) to have the opportunity to create a beautiful little bespoke commission for the gorgeous Dannii Minogue and her partner Kris Smith, as a keepsake for their new baby boy Ethan Edward.

Dannii came across More Than Words in the world of Twitter and contacted me to say that it would be amazing if I could create typographic design for Ethan.

Over the next week I worked closely with Dannii's lovely manager in Australia and, once Dannii and Kris signed-off the proof (which they thought was "just beautiful") the artwork was printed, to our usual Fine Art standards, and then carefully shipped to the other side of the world.

I was so thrilled to hear that Dannii "absolutely loved it!"and am over the moon that one of my designs will be adorning Ethan's walls for years to come.


To order your very own bespoke children's design visit http://www.morethanwords.uk.com/ for more details.

Love Love Love

I have been looking forward to sharing this piece of artwork since the bespoke typographic design enquiry came through.

Such thought had gone into the piece, a gift from a husband to wife in celebration of their anniversary, even down to the colour of the words to match the beautiful baccarat roses, "almost black, the most delicious dark purple," as he described them, that she carried on her wedding day. He also chose one of their favourite fonts, classic 'museo'. I was excited to find fellow font-lovers when he told me that his wife was an ex-typesetting sales person and that they both love 'design'!
And here is the finished artwork, a stunning 1000 x 1000mm piece. The customer delighted me in saying that he "expects tears of joy from his wife, it's stunning!"
It's one of my favourite pieces so far. Visit http://www.morethanwords.uk.com/ for details on how you can own something as special and unique as this.


Show and Tell


There is much to update on, it's all gone a little crazy (in a very good way) with the number of bespoke typographic design requests coming in, meaning that I haven't had much time to update our little blog.


Here are just a few (the only ones I have had a chance to snap) of More Than Words designs that are hanging pride of place in their new homes this week...


Bespoke Union Jack 'Favourite Things' created for Swings and Pretty Things.

A lovely 1000 x 665mm bespoke canvas
created as a gift for a wine lover, using his favourite tipples.


...and a classic framed bespoke children's design which is to be offered as a Christening keepsake.


I have so much more to share. Amazing bespoke designs, stockist news, collaborations, awards, press...watch this space...I will sneak back to update when I get a chance!


Monday, 27 September 2010

Our Very Good Service

Today I've been offered a fantastic opportunity to have More Than Words listed on verygoodservice.com

verygoodservice.com is a website aimed at bringing together companies which have won awards for their products and services to make it easy to find the very best companies.

As a recent finalist for Most Unique Product at the Mumpreneur UK Awards, I now need 50 likes and comments on the verygoodservice facebook notes page in order to qualify for a listing. 

It would mean an awful lot if you would take a minute of your time (I promise that is all that it will take) to post a comment about More Than Words customer service, if you have ordered from me already, or your 'nice' comments about my artwork if you haven't.  You don't need to have been a customer yet!

You can view a list of some of the testimonials MTW has received to date here http://www.morethanwords.uk.com/testimonials.php

Here's all you need to do:
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

Once we reach 50 comments/likes I will select a name at random and offer a £40 More Than Words Boxed Gift Certificate as a special thank you.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Inspired and Indispensable

"Inspired and indispensable".  That's what Tatler magazine has to say about our latest customer, 'Baby-Friendly Boltholes'.

Sian Williams is the brains and self-confessed "frazzled mum" behind this fantastic 'chic-retreat' business, launched in 2005 after her 12 years spent in the luxury travel industry.  

"If you're looking for somewhere that combines taste with toddlers and, most importantly, is run by the kind of people who know that it takes far more than a travel cot and a high chair to make a family-friendly holiday, look no further!"  

Baby-Friendly Boltholes recommends fabulous child-friendly holidays across the globe.  I recognised the delivery address as soon as the order came through as we'd booked our own amazing little break to Clydey Cottages in Pembrokeshire through Sian's very site earlier this year.  I can't recommend the place highly enough, you must visit!

Another design which has inspired us to visit more new places on our next family 'staycation'. If you choose to stay at one of these great places keep your eyes peeled for a piece of typographic art by More Than Words!

600 x 400mm Bespoke Typographic Design on Canvas

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

People Who Inspire Us

OK, so just one more favourite for today...

This simple 'People Who Inspire Us' bespoke typographic design has been created to decorate the walls of the fabulous Wedding Ideas magazine's new HQ.
I especially love how Duncan Bannatyne sits amongst 'Granny Cuckoo' and 'Granny Bunny'...oh, and my favourite 'Piper Heidsieck'.

For your own piece of bespoke typographic artwork, be it personal or commercial, please visit www.morethanwords.uk.com for more details.

Capturing Your Memories As Art

Sharing today's bespoke typographic artwork favourites....

Loving the vintage colours yet contemporary style of this 800 x 535mm personalised Memories canvas...
...and a real talking point for any room, this huge portrait personalised 'Favourite Things' canvas in shades of grey. Our trusty little More Than Words ornate Victorian fireplace is getting well used for art shots at the moment!

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

The Home of Bespoke Typographic Art

More Than Words' personalised typographic 'birthday' artwork guarantees that you'll be offering something that little bit different as a gift.

Our bespoke birthday designs are becoming very popular. In fact we've even had requests for these pieces from as far away as Bermuda! The artwork below has recently been created for a customer who resides in this fabulous land (unfortunately I could not justify hand-delivering!), for a friend's 30th birthday.
As always, the customer was able to process everything via our website : from submitting her words to choosing exact colours, frame size and panel type...to noting her special requests and paying for her piece. A one-stop-shop!

The design has been printed on a 400 x 400mm square canvas. Priced at £85, which includes careful packaging and courier delivery (UK). For international deliveries please email sales@morethanwords.uk.com and we will be more than happy to give you a quote.

We are fortunate to be able to share many of our bespoke designs in our blog, with the customer's blessing of course, and am excited that we have so many lined up to choose from. I am also proud to say that none of the images you see have been superimposed with words in any way, they are real-life designs that have been created with love and I hope they provide some inspiration!

Monday, 20 September 2010

Wedding Ideas? You had me at "Hello"

I have lots of designs to share with you this week, and today's favourite has to be this simple bespoke vintage framed canvas created for the lovely Rachel Southwood, Director of Wedding Ideas magazine - the UK's top selling bride-to-be 'bible'.

Only a few weeks ago Rachel's husband was taken seriously ill after contracting Meningitis. Luckily however, after a very worrying time, I'm so pleased to say that all is now well!
It's at times like these that we realise just how much we love someone and Rachel asked me to create this special piece of artwork for her, personalised with her bespoke quote in hot pink (which you may recognise from the movie Jerry Maguire) and the date when her amazing husband came out of his coma.

This typographic design has been captured on a 16 x 20 inch vintage framed canvas. Prices start from £90. Thank you so much to Rachel for letting me share this (and I'm so pleased that she loves it!!).

For a reminder of the symptoms of Meningitis please click here.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Bespoke Typographic Art on Acrylic

I always love it when an international order comes through, the latest being this cool 600 x 400mm personalised typographic design on acrylic...now making its way to sunny Georgia, USA.

The customer has seen an image of the finished artwork and is just so excited. She has very kindly allowed me to share it with you all. We absolutely love the personal words chosen for this typographic design, illustrating just how unique this anniversary keepsake is.


Our diamond-polished acrylic designs are each produced to Fine Art standards, as always, and are supplied with aluminium spacers. Each design is printed on heavyweight professional paper using only the best archival inks, to prevent fading over the years, and then a heat seal is applied to the rear.

All of our artwork is available on acrylic. For more details visit http://www.morethanwords.uk.com/.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

I Believe : Audrey Hepburn Limited Edition Typographic Art


I believe in manicures.
I believe in overdressing.
I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick.
I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner.
I believe in kissing; kissing a lot.
I believe in being strong when
everything else seems to be going wrong.
I believe that the happiest girls are the prettiest girls.
I believe that tomorrow is another day,
and I believe in miracles.


Audrey Hepburn








One of our favourite limited collection pieces, I Believe, looking oh so chic in this 30 x 20" black Vintage Framed Canvas.
The customer received this gorgeous piece of artwork today and we're so pleased that she is over the moon with it....

My first order of many, I'm sure! The artwork is of a really high standard with a lovely frame. Everyone that has seen it so far has commented on how pretty and unusual it is so I think it will become a bit of a talking point in my house! I felt really secure in the ordering process and More Than Words were really happy to answer any questions I had. I'm already planning what to order next!

We are very proud that our black Vintage Frame and the actual process used for framing are both aligned to Fine Art standards...

More Than Words : Facebook Giveaway

This morning we announced another little giveaway for our fabulous facebook fans once we reach 300 thumbs up. Well, we didn't expect to gain 40 extra fans quite so quickly (we're nearly at 300!) so a huge thank you for all of those who suggested More Than Words to friends!

We will be selecting one lucky person at random, using our fancy 'randomizer' tool once we reach our target.

So, which amazing piece are we giving away this time?

A personalised typographic MEMORIES print!! Using up to 50 of your special words and 4 custom colours we will create a bespoke A2 unframed print for you based on our original 'Memories Canvas'.
Good luck! The winner will be announced on our Facebook Page.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

We Love British

Today I have a portrait style personalised Vintage Framed Canvas to share, created to celebrate the anniversary of the lovely Sarah and Peter from We Love British - home of fabulous gifts, accessories and homewares by talented British designers such as Jan Constantine.


The design has been produced on a beautiful portrait 12 x 16" Vintage Framed Canvas in classic grey £120. More details can be found on our website at http://www.morethanwords.uk.com/

Sunday, 12 September 2010

We're Loving Nestify

Last week I chatted to the fabulous journalist and blogger Candida Balfour, writer of the beautiful blog 'nestify', an online magazine dedicated to all things homey, and contributor to various publications including The Evening Standard, Daily Candy and MyDeco, where she manages the blog. "We live and breathe design and we want to make your nest better than the rest."

I was honoured when Candida wanted feature More Than Words in her 'People We're Loving' piece.

Click here to read all about More Than Words, me, how it all began...people I admire, and even what I might be doing if I hadn't chosen this exciting path.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Memories of Sunny Salcombe

Today's favourite piece is this personalised 'Memories' typographic design capturing a family's nostalgic memories of their annual holidays in sunny Salcombe. We have never visited the area but it's on our list now!

The 600 x 400mm canvas is based on the More Than Words original Memories canvas design, after the customer spotted MTW in a local newspaper feature about being shortlisted as a finalist in the Mumpreneur Awards.

For more details on how to order your own typographic memories artwork, click here. Prices start at £75.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

From More Than Words With Love

This month we have teamed up with the gorgeous FromBritainWithLove.com, an online magazine and directory showcasing Britain's most talented designers, craftspeople, producers and retailers, to offer an fabulous competition.For the entire month of September we are offering one lucky person the chance to win a 16 x 20" personalised typographic design framed in one of our signature Vintage Framed canvases!

For more details on the prize and how to enter, click here.

Good luck!

Saturday, 4 September 2010

All You Need is Love

I wanted to share this simple piece of typographic art that I have just been admiring this morning, hanging on the walls of a family member's newly decorated room, next to a More Than Words design, of course.

This cool piece of wooden artwork is by the fabulous Box Brownie Trading. I've admired this design online and in magazines but I can assure you that it looks even more stunning in 'real life'.

"All You Need Is Love"
Check out more pieces from this quirky US company on Not on the High Street and via their website. I'll be adding one of their beautiful little photo boxes my Christmas wish list this year.

Friday, 3 September 2010

A Typographic Design For Dannii Minogue



Recently I was lucky enough (and extremely honoured) to have the opportunity to create a beautiful little bespoke commission for the gorgeous Dannii Minogue and her partner Kris Smith, as a keepsake for their new baby boy Ethan Edward.

Dannii came across More Than Words in the world of Twitter and contacted me to say that it would be amazing if I could create typographic design for Ethan.

Over the next week I worked closely with Dannii's lovely manager in Australia and, once Dannii and Kris signed-off the proof (which they thought was "just beautiful") the artwork was printed, to our usual Fine Art standards, and then carefully shipped to the other side of the world.

I was so thrilled to hear that Dannii "absolutely loved it!"and am over the moon that one of my designs will be adorning Ethan's walls for years to come.


To order your very own bespoke children's design visit http://www.morethanwords.uk.com/ for more details.

Love Love Love

I have been looking forward to sharing this piece of artwork since the bespoke typographic design enquiry came through.

Such thought had gone into the piece, a gift from a husband to wife in celebration of their anniversary, even down to the colour of the words to match the beautiful baccarat roses, "almost black, the most delicious dark purple," as he described them, that she carried on her wedding day. He also chose one of their favourite fonts, classic 'museo'. I was excited to find fellow font-lovers when he told me that his wife was an ex-typesetting sales person and that they both love 'design'!
And here is the finished artwork, a stunning 1000 x 1000mm piece. The customer delighted me in saying that he "expects tears of joy from his wife, it's stunning!"
It's one of my favourite pieces so far. Visit http://www.morethanwords.uk.com/ for details on how you can own something as special and unique as this.


Show and Tell


There is much to update on, it's all gone a little crazy (in a very good way) with the number of bespoke typographic design requests coming in, meaning that I haven't had much time to update our little blog.


Here are just a few (the only ones I have had a chance to snap) of More Than Words designs that are hanging pride of place in their new homes this week...


Bespoke Union Jack 'Favourite Things' created for Swings and Pretty Things.

A lovely 1000 x 665mm bespoke canvas
created as a gift for a wine lover, using his favourite tipples.


...and a classic framed bespoke children's design which is to be offered as a Christening keepsake.


I have so much more to share. Amazing bespoke designs, stockist news, collaborations, awards, press...watch this space...I will sneak back to update when I get a chance!