Hi, I'm Claire Vincent. Pleased to meet you.
I'm a Graphic Designer, Paper Engineer (as in Pop-up designer for publishers) and now maker/seller of cross stitch patterns and kits, greeting cards and paper gifts.
Many years ago I started Love Poppet as a blog. I then went on to open an Etsy store, a Folksy store and then became a partner of Not On The High Street. Somehow along the way my blog was lost, but Love Poppet is still going strong.
I have a big love for paper and card and all it can do. After struggling to find cards that interest me, I decided to create my own fun and unique range. I love the challenge to come up with beautiful designs that I would be proud to see up on the wall.
Great for birthdays, anniversaries or just to say thank you! Previous recipients of my designs have kept them out long after the celebration is over. They have even been used simply as decorations.
I design every papercut and card myself, in my small studio in Kent - which I share with my hubby Nick and our loopy, squirrel hating dog Wilf. I am often out and about and get most of my inspiration from nature and the local area.
Since I was little, I've been a keen stitcher and crafter, so it seemed a natural progression to start translating my designs into cross stitch patterns and kits. This brings me great joy, and even though I'm just starting out on this journey, I'm proud to say that my products have already been featured in Cross Stitcher magazine.