Hello, I’m Emma and I am the founder of C&E Designs – a British based business that creates affordable handmade paper craft. All of our items are handmade by myself in my small workshop in Lancashire using second hand sourced books, maps and sheet music.
Before starting C&E Designs I trained as a Wildlife and Environmental Photographer and as a teacher, becoming a qualified teacher in 2013. C&E Designs all began with my very own Wedding in July 2015 to the lovely Mr C&E Designs. For the two years prior to the big day Mr C&E and me hand made everything for our wedding using paper, including buttonholes, a bridal bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets, wedding favours, table decorations and a three-tier paper cake. After becoming Mr and Mrs I decided that creating personalised gifts using my creativity and paper was a niche I needed to tap into.
The name C&E Designs came from my husbands and my first initials, creating a brand name that is based on the very idea that inspired its creation in January 2016.
I have always had a love of paper art and continue to create bespoke handmade pieces from recycled and coloured paper. I hope that C&E Designs will continue to grow and I am always creating new pieces of work and strive to be creative and unique. Oodlique is a fantastic place to showcase and sell my handmade items with a lovely range of personalised gifts for all occasions and I am very excited to see what 2017 brings!