{Penny Lane Studio} Now home to Red Elephant Creative

red elephant new designsIt seems fitting at a time that our designs come to age, that we should make the announcement that our brands have merged. The roots of Penny Lane Studio were  born with a range of Garlands hand crafted from beautiful stocks under the brand of Red Elephant Creative.

As the designs evolved and both businesses grew, it made sense that it was time to Merge both brands under the one banner. Offering a whole platter of stationery and styling decor for events – giving further opportunity for a ‘One stop visit’ for stylish and beautifully handcrafted supplies and packages.

So, it is with warmth in our bellies that we announce we are fazing out the Red Elephant Name and offering our favourite designs from the Red Elephant Creative ranges re-branded as Penny Lane Studio.

Some things take time. It is expected the transition will take about 6-12 months to complete as we do need to re-name our etsy store and other social networking sites. In the meantime we do look forward to sharing with you new designs and ranges of both Stationery and Decor for events.

To see more, to stop by our etsy page 

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{Client Event Feature} Mick & Holly’s Vintage Wedding

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Last year I received a phone call from one of my favourite clients, Melissa from The Sweet Society in Melbourne. It was on the eve of breathing life into my new brand Penny Lane Studio. ‘I have a brief for vintage wedding. Nothing too flowery. I am thinking Navy, Doilies and Burlap’. Together we went to work on seeking inspiration.

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As the creative unfolded, I found light when I hand died some imported French Lace paper doilies. The Navy dye picked up the detail in the doilies beautifully. They were adhered to kraft bags and embellished with kraft discs stamped with the bride and grooms name. The detail was finished with ribbon. To this day, nearly 12 months later, this will still remain my favourite design.

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In lieu of a cake the Bride and Groom decided to go with a Cheese Tower. We decided to go with a Cake Bunting. I hand painted their names onto a kraft flags in white guache. The table was finished with a kraft heart garland, also designed especially for the wedding.

For the antipasto bar, I hand stamped some timber spoons with a Navy Lace design. From vintage napkins a bunting was born.


Melissa’s styling was reflective of an organic natural approach. She accented the styling with elegant lace, stunning florals and a touch of ribbon to ensure the feeling of a ‘special celebration’ was still felt throughout the room. Use of white cake stands and frames tied the styling in with the modern italian brasserie which the wedding took place.

Gorgeous details including Olive Oil as gifts for the guests, a photo booth and kraft paper and twine for the guests to wrap posy’s on their departure ticked the boxes for a well considered and beautifully executed event.

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More about this wedding can be seen in Kiss The Bride Magazine.

Vendors credits:

Styling and Candy Buffet: The Sweet Society
Favor Bags, Kraft Heart Garland, Cake Bunting, Vintage Bunting, Stamped Spoons: Penny Lane Studio
hotography: Casamento Photography
aperie: Green Beansie Ink

{Client Feature Event} Fletchers Splash Pool Party

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I’ve been busting to share the photos from this gorgeous party for such a long time. Last year the gorgeous Gillian from Crumbs of Comfort Cake Design came to me armed with a brief and a few inspirational pics to develop an invitation for her sons ‘Splash’ 3rd Birthday Party. 

And so, with the element of ‘Bubbles’ in mind, together we developed to creative Fletchers invitation, party bags, welcome sign and backdrop and cookie art. Embedded within the design was my love for retro inspired typography. The colours were reflective of the ocean with a little bit of sunshine for good measure.

Gillian went to work on the gorgeous cake with Fletcher sliding into his pool. The the styling of the whole event was reflective of Gillians clean and modern approach, I love that she incorporated the folded towels into the beverage stand, bringing together the reflection of a true pool side party! The drink dispenser was simply green cordial, giving a boost of colour to the layout. Gillian made the cookies with edible transfers – a clever way of incorporating the creative onto the table.

Bubble garlands and bubble spoons (by our decor brand Red Elephant Creative) decorated the beverage station and buffet. The favour bags were also a part of the bespoke package by Penny Lane Studio.

Styling and Cakes by Crumbs of Comfort Cake Design

Photography is by the gorgeous Melinda from Musie J Photography.

For the printable artwork for this party, visit the Penny Lane Studio etsy store 

For party supplies including bubble garlands and bubble spoons visit the red elephant creative etsy store


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Treat your love and make it pretty with Free Valentines printables from Penny Lane Studio

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Okay, so if you are one of those people who like the simple things in life, this valentines freebie is for you!

I’ve never been one for big fan fares or lavish gifts, treat me to some yummy double chocolate cupcakes dusted with icing sugar and a good strong ice-coffee and I am yours.

Dress your delights with your message of love with our {FREE} Vintage Inspired Valentines Day Printables, simply punch with a two inch circle or scallop punch (or cut to square) and pop on a skewer or loop with some beautiful twine or ribbon…hey presto…theres your personal touch, to make your valentine smile (we won’t tell them you downloaded them for free)!

Click this like to download the pdf file.Valentines Day Printable

You will need Adobe reader to open your file. This is FREE software available for download at http://get.adobe.com/reader/

For twine, ribbon, those fabulous vintage straws, beautiful handcrafted event and entertaining decor and other supplies visit our Red elephant creative etsy store and printables on our Penny Lane Studio etsy store


{DIY} Sweet Meringue Valentine Kisses by Gillian

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I was gushing when Gillian sent the photos through of this sweeter than sweet DIY for valentines day. I confess, it has been a while since I have spoiled my taste buds to the sweetness of a meringue and I dare say, when I finish this little blog, I will be off to my kitchen to bake…its been a while and I could do with the ‘therapy’ of making something for my little Valentines Lily and Oscar….and I dare say, neither of them have been treated to a Meringue before…that I know of! Maybe I should post them both up to Gillian’s place for a week…let her spoil them with her amazing sweet delights, it would certainly be a credit in the book of life experiences 🙂



4 egg whites (room temperature)
Pinch of salt
220g caster sugar
125g white chocolate
Edible glitter (optional)
Small amount of fondant or shop bought sugar hearts


Place egg whites and salt in a clean bowl.  Beat with electric mixer until soft peaks form.  Gradually add sugar a tablespoon at a time.  Once the final spoonful has been added continue beating for 3 minutes until sugar has dissolved.  The best way to check if sugar has dissolved is to rub a little of the mixture between your fingers.  If it’s grainy, continue to beat for an additional minute.

Line a tray with greaseproof paper.  You can pipe or spoon the mixture onto the tray.  Leave a  2cm space between each meringue.

Bake in oven for 1 ¼ hours, at 100 degrees celcius.  Allow to cool in oven.

Melt white chocolate in microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each bust until completely melted.  Dip the tip of each meringue into the chocolate and sprinkle with edible glitter (any sprinkles would be fine)

Finally top with small fondant hearts or the sugar ones found in the supermarket.

Follow Gillian’s sweet creations and fabulous styling on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/crumbsofcomfortcakedesign?fref=ts


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Whether we like it or not, Valentines is on its Merry Way! Next week we have a gift to share, but in the meantime, I wanted to share this picky, its a far cry from the tacky rose red and pink hearts on white which, well I just can’t bring myself to adore…but when I spied this fabulous styled pic, I felt relief to find truth that valentines can be uber cool…like you and me, really 🙂

Stay tuned for next weeks gift…from yours truly, to help make your valentines, well, uber cool…with a Penny Lane Design, of course! 🙂

source: http://pinterest.com/poppytalk/



Hand Stamped Muslin Favour Bags Now at Penny Lane



This is just the beginning of our new and exciting range of Muslin favour bags.

We have searched far and wide and imported what we think are the sweetest of favour bags with a double draw-string and sized at 4 x 6 inches they have a lovely natural texture to them.

First to hit our store are a series of handstamped bags exclusive to Penny Lane and made in our very own studio.

Thank you in Gorgeous Calligraphy Script, Hot Air Balloon, Love on a Bicycle and Love Grows Here. Each with their own charm and whimsy, they are available in a range of ink colours and quantities.

As our inventory of printables hit the Penny Lane Store, we will also be offering personally tailored designs to suit your theme, all detailed with your very own names. These are due to hit the stores before the end of January.

New online store is stocking up!

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick note to say our online store is coming together. I am keeping it open as I add new products each day so you can check back and see us grow! Whilst we will be offering the usual with Vintage style straws (our very own brand I might add!) along with exclusive ranges of hand printed spoons, our very own printed calico favour bags and of course blank supplies available no where else!

Check out our ranges as they grow here….and make sure you check back real soon to watch our store grow!

Warmest wishes

Nicole xo

New ranges for Penny Lane Bespoke Weddings: What will be in store for 2013.

Whilst a creative can never give away too much, its always nice to share the creative process particularly when it comes to beautifully handcrafted designs.

David and I have been busy in the Studio building our ranges of Bespoke Wedding Stationery and Decor. As Designers, we are never ones to follow the crowd (we just can’t take ourselves there), so I can promise you the new year will bring a range that is Unique, cultured, colourful, yet retaining that influence from vintage and classic designs….

And…in true form, Nicole has been living the dream in sharing her love for creating a beautiful event with some amazing stylists, event organisers and even glorious publications. We are over the moon to announce that we will have an amazing platform to show off to you our Bespoke Ranges for 2013! Its going to be an amazing year!

Until then, we wish you all the very best for a safe, happy and beautiful Christmas Celebration and a Creat