Alex Clark

Alex and the team

How an idea becomes a design
Hi everyone, It's that time of year when we start turning our ideas into designs and getting new products under way. Sometimes this is coming up with new designs for existing products and, more and more often, it's deciding to take a leap of faith and go for a completely new product. We did this earlier this year with our new lines of Stationery and Gift Bags; they were very new to us and I think we were half nervous and half excited to see how they would be received. We're so pleased with the positive response we've had that we're working on new designs in both ranges, including Christmas des..
Home and Gift 2016
Well that's Harrogate Home and Gift fair over for another year...and boy was it a hot one! It was cold and rainy when we left home but we soon regretted bringing our jeans and boots as we tried to keep cool in the tropics of DP1. Its always great to catch up with our lovely retailers - and get to know new ones, of course! Our new stationery and gift bags stole the show again as often people are keen to see them in the flesh as well as in the catalogue. We're chuffed with the response to our new products and are looking forward to launching even more new stuff at Autumn Fair, but for now t..
Raising money for Dogs for Good
As you may know, we've been working hard to raise money for Dogs for Good, a charity who train dogs to provide support and companionship for adults and children a range of disabilities. This is a cause close to Alex's heart as she knows someone who benefits from this charity through the help of her lovely black Labrador, Xander. Xander helps with many everyday activities, and is a great friend for Betty and Elsie! Alex is looking forward to continuing her work with Dogs for Good as they've asked her to create a design especially for their use. Of course we all know Alex is a dog love..
Use up your Notebook Stash!
As you know, we're coming to the end of National Stationery Week and we've really enjoyed finding out about your stationery habits. It's turns out there are a lot of fellow addicts out there! Like us, lots of you have a secret stash of notebooks, journals and diaries that you just couldn't resist. Well, here are a few ideas for using them up:1. Keep a gratitude diary - this idea came from one of our Facebook competition winners (thanks, Lisa!) who is using her new Charismatic Cat notebook set for this purpose. There are lots of different ways to go about this, but the general idea is you keep ..
Busy week = Biscuits!
Hi everyone, As you might have guessed it's been another busy week at Alex Clark HQ. We've been getting ready for London's Stationery Show next week and we are just SO excited to showcase our stationery. We've been really pleased with how it's taken off since we launched the range in January, so pleased in fact that we're getting to work on new stuff for next year...but for now that's top secret! Next week is National Stationery Week and we're looking forward to finding out how many fellow stationery addicts there are out there! Does anyone else have a collection of notebooks you jus..
Betty's busy week
This week our lovable Labrador Betty turned 1 year old - the last year has gone so fast! It feels like 5 minutes since she was just a tiny puppy. We had a lovely birthday party for her and even got her a card (no excuses not to, really!) and Betty was thrilled with all the birthday wishes she got from fellow dog lovers through our Facebook page - read them all here ..
Keeping warm while snowed under!
Just when we were thinking Spring was around the corner we're back to frosty mornings and snowy spells! It's bitterly cold up North at the moment, it's a great excuse to drink lots of coffee. At least being so busy keeps us running around like headless chickens, that's one way to keep warm! Of course our warehouse dogs Elsie and Betty keep themselves cosy by snuggling up by the fire, a bit like the pets in the old favourite 'In the Warmth' print we're sharing today. Keep warm, everyone! ..
Spring Fair is over for another year
We're heading back to Alex Clark HQ for a debrief (that means nap) after another busy week at Spring Fair. We always enjoy the fair, it's a great time for us to meet new people and touch base with our familiar customers. We have a saying up North - 'Shy bairns get nowt' and we certainly aren't shy about showing off our new products! We were thrilled with the positive response we got, especially for our new stationery and gift bags. But for now it's time for us to hang up our high heels (yes Erik, that's you too!), don our woolly jumpers and get to work on those orders! I'm not sure if we're re..
Hi everyone, We're getting ourselves into the 21st century - new website, profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, and finally here we are starting our blog! Watch this space for news on exciting new products, what we're all up to and the day to day goings on in the world of Alex Clark Art. We hope you all enjoy keeping up with our blog and would love to hear your comments and feedback. ..
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