A Creative Christmas Begins At @LondonGraphics #LGCcreativeChristmas
Every year, ahead of the December rush for Christmas, I promise myself that this year will be a creative Christmas. A new tradition for me and my loved ones to get creative for the holiday period but it often falls flat due to work commitments and entertaining/ enjoying the festive events and occasions.
But this year, with the help and inspiration of my Mum’s new handmade card design business, @ChristineLovesCards and the sickest craft event I have ever been to, I am finally ready to stop talking and start doing!
The craft event in question, was held at (and by) the London Graphic Centre – a creative hub, British institution which continues to thrive, in the heart of London and has done so since 1973, supporting creatives, students, professionals and hobbyists across the country.
The iconic craft brand has seen many changes in it’s time but was recently accquired by a certain Mr Theo Paphitis & Stationery giant Rymans, and has recently launched its very own blog, with the help of my gorgeous blogger pal, Michaela of Cardiffornia Gurl and I couldn’t be more proud, or excited to being collaborating with the brand.
London Graphics Centre is known, amongst the creative and crafty community, as a haven for craft supplies and for also hosting delightfully fun activities in-store from Calligraphy workshops with their very own in-house Calligrapher Alex Rayment, to a Posca wall where each visitor can graff’ as they please. And this week’s event was no different! Myself and a number of other super friendly and inspiring bloggers participated in (my very first) Wrap Battle!
Not to be confused with the musical term ‘Rap’, London Graphics Centre enticed us with a friendly battle to compete to be the best gift wrapper in order to win a gift.
I unfortunately didn’t win the competition and flapped under the pressure, however Illustrator June Chanpoomidole
did after creating this beautiful monstrosity (above) but I still walked away with a great goody bag and the knowledge that one of you lucky creators could possibly win the gifts my fellow blogger-comrades and I wrapped.
Follow The London Graphics Centre’s brand new blog here for details on how to win here
If you are fortunate to win my prize, you will know its mine by the cheeky/ suggestive yet festive wrapping paper. Tweet me if you do – @chloepierreldn
Hope you enjoyed reading this post! Head down to London Graphics Centre to relive your inner creative and fill me in on your creations.