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Autumn in the Lake District


Last week I was in the English Lake District, perhaps my favourite place in the world . The natural beauty is stunning, even when it is raining.  Rays of sunshine highlight the hills and valleys accentuating the beautiful depth of the landscape. I have tried to capture this in these photos. The quote below is from Alfred Wainwright, the famous […]

Halloween DIY Decorations


If you like making things here are some DIY ideas for making your own Halloween decorations; Carve these lovely Owl Pumpkin lanterns from Martha Stewart Paint plastic cups with acrylic paints and use battery tea lights to create these DIY halloween spooky lanterns from the Australian Baby Blog Cut out this skeleton from Mini Eco […]

Pink Roses

Large Paper Roses

For Summer weddings and celebrations there is nothing prettier than pink roses. I love these ideas below – a rose pergola lit with fairy lights is so romantic. Floral crowns make lovely finishing touches with the prettiest shades of pink, fresh green and ivory. Decorate cakes with roses made from sugar and scatter rose petals as a table decoration. […]

1st Wedding Anniversary Gifts

First Wedding Anniversary Gift

The first wedding anniversary is traditionally represented by paper. Gifts for different anniversaries signify the strength and longevity of marriage, nevertheless, this is a very significant and romantic anniversary, the first of many more to come.  The Roman Empire was responsible for the start of the tradition of gift giving for anniversaries. Husbands crowned their wives with […]

Mothering Sunday or Mother’s Day

Mothers Day Paper Rosebud Heart

This Sunday we will be celebrating Mothering Sunday in the UK, also known as Mother’s Day. Celebrating mothers dates back to ancient times when the Greeks and Romans honoured the maternal goddesses. In the UK Mothering Sunday started in the sixteenth century with the tradition of visiting one’s ‘mother church’ every year on the fourth Sunday of […]

Natural Design to Paper Tree

Natural Design has renamed and redomained to Paper Tree. It’s the same business but more papery! Going forward I’ll be bringing in new & lovely paper products – paper flowers, gifts, decorations and stationery. Paper is so versatile and can be crafted into so many beautiful things. It is also biodegradable and as far as possible all the […]