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Free Summer Floral Wallpaper Download

Floral Desktop Wallpaper

Hello everyone, happy weekend!

As usual, I haven’t been keeping up with the Hux Loves Honey blog since I’m busy working on lots of new things for the shop and some shows that are coming up! I promise there will be sneaky peeks on here soon, but following along on Instagram is your best bet for seeing things first.

Now, I work on a Mac lap top that is pretty much ancient by technology standards now – it’s old enough that Apple doesn’t make parts for it anymore and I get laughed at by shop staff. It is also dying a slow, slow death and trying to get any work done on it takes hours longer than it should. The patience you need for getting anything done is kind of like going back to dial up, if you’re old enough to remember that. Personally, I think the sound alone is forever embedded in my memory!

Mock up of floral desktop wallpaper

Anyways, it’s decrepit and inefficient and the plan is to get a shiny new iMac this summer. In the meantime I decided to pretty up this old beast, so I put together a colourful floral wallpaper from a painting I did recently – you might have seen it on my Instagram account already. And, since I’m not the only one who appreciates a pretty desktop I thought it would be nice to share it with you guys! If you want to see more free wallpapers let me know, it’s my first time making one, but they’re fun to put together.

You can download the desktop file here.

And the iphone file here.

Just right click to save the image, then once the file is on your desktop, right click again and select “Set Desktop Picture” – simple as that! If you’re on a PC you may have to go into your settings instead.

Now go enjoy your pretty new tech!

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Spring Sale & a Mother’s Day freebie!

It’s only 3 days into Spring here in Scotland and so far it seems a lot like where I’m from in Canada, which means rain and sun and snow all in the same afternoon! I love all the daffodils and narcissists that are growing absolutely everywhere here despite the weather though, they’re a little bit of cheer amongst what can turn out to be a grey and dreary day.

Our cards and notebooks are so very bright and happy too, so to create a bit of cheer ourselves we’re having a one day sale in the Hux Loves Honey Etsy shop this Sunday 26 March! Use the code ‘SPRINGAHEAD2017’ during checkout to receive 10% off your order.

Stationery Sale Banner

It’s also Mother’s Day in the UK on 26 March! With our move at the beginning of the month I unfortunately wasn’t able to get the Mother’s Day cards finished up and sent to the printers in time. Luckily I made a postcard last year that you can download and print for free though! Find it here.

Lastly, if you’re in the area we’re at the Regent Centre in Kirkintilloch until Saturday for a Pop Up event! Come by to say hi, peruse some lovely local talent and have a taste of my first attempt at homemade tablet – don’t worry, it actually turned out well enough that I’ve been asked by a few people if I’m selling it!

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A Free Mother’s Day Printable!

Mother’s Day is only a few days away, so I hand-painted a simple bouquet and turned it into a free postcard you can print! 

Floral Mother's Day Postcard

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It’s super simple to print a postcard, just print the first page only, then feed it back into your printer to print the second side of the design on the back. I do recommend printing this on a bright white card-stock for best results.

Let me know if you end up sending this to your mom, or if you’d like a card version instead!

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Free Valentine's Day Printable

Here is a free printable Valentine to share with someone special:

Heart shaped Valentine card

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It is made with Mia Charro’s “Petite Fleur” which is still only $2 on Creative Market! It’s pretty amazing for what you get. I had a lot of fun playing around with it to create this Valentine. You can find it here.

The gorgeous hand-lettered text is actually a free vector from Nicky Laatz, which can be found here. 

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