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meet the newbies Natural magical realm

JOINTLY based in South Devon and on the Isle of Wight, New Fantasy Art was created around the inspirational work of artist Digby Curtis who loves the rich faery folklore of the area.

The high-quality gloss-laminated all-occasion Faery and Fantasy cards captivate young and old alike, while appealing to contemporary and traditional markets.

The Faeries, depicted in their natural Have fun and try everything

DOMINI Berry and Claire Robinson could be accused of simply wanting to have fun and try everything as between them they’ve been newsreaders, shop owners, magazine publishers, life

coaches, oriental rug dealers, IT trainers, jewellery designers and bee keepers! Their latest

venture is as a greetings card studio called Pink Strawberry and the girls feel that at last they’ve found something that

utilises all their varied interests and skills. With Domini at the helm on creative and production and Claire looking after marketing and sales they’ve surprised themselves by developing 20

ranges in just under a year and launched them at PG Live. Domini said: “I co-own two gift

shops and was both frustrated and inspired by the ranges we’ve been stocking.

“Claire and I have had a successful small business together before and we missed working with each other so decided it was time to get cracking on another idea.” Claire said

Domini is irrepressible while she has to be the nagging voice of reason but it seems to work.

“Domini would come up with new range ideas day and night,” she added, “I have to be the bad cop and say no otherwise we’d never get any of them printed!”

The ranges include everything from typography, fi ne art,

photography and illustrations.

magical realm, are there simply to delight the eye and play with the imagination of everyone’s inner child and, with their lifelike photo quality, they are receiving a tremendous response. The more spiritual Fantasy cards are designed to inspire the inner seeker in people, both with the beauty of their symbolic artwork and the added depth from the artist’s words on the back.

Being a family business, the photographs for the artwork are taken by Digby’s wife Julie, with the stunning landscape of the South-West providing many of the backdrops, and son Dean is on the sales side along with family friend David.

Digby said: “At New Fantasy Art we all share the same aim, which is to create a business that is based on spiritual values.

“One in which all who have anything to do with it, will benefi t from it and be happy to be a part of it, not only the retail outlets but most importantly the public, who will have a quality card at a fair price. “We have all agreed to support various good causes with a percentage of any profi ts made.” T: 07979 297206

WHEELY GOOD ACHIEVEMENT – Rochelle Hall, who has been with Windles

Group for 10½ years and is loved by all who know her, both customers and team, has just raised £500 for the Coppafeel charity which encourages young people to check for breast cancer. Having only taken up cycling in September,, Rochelle is pictured in her selfi e from the May 6 event when she completed the 30-mile cycle circuit. This is an amazing achievement which we are delighted to recognise.

FLEXISHEET GOES COLD FOIL – For more info on printing cold-foiled designs in multiples of 1,000 email us on fl or call Emma on 07920 113119.


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