Make a Gift Book - for any occasion!

Would you like a fully illustrated, bespoke Wedding Invitation Book?

How about a very special landmark Birthday Party Invite? Or maybe you just want to simply tell a Special Story. Well, You have landed in the right place, as we can help you with EVERY step of the way!

Wedding / Party / Baby Shower Invitation

Are you getting married soon? Maybe you’re organising a special anniversary or birthday party? Perhaps you are thinking about celebrating the birth of a baby, or have another great reason to throw a party? If so, you’re probably thinking about what sort of invitations to send out. Sending out general invites is okay, but they can be predictable, a little boring, and lacking in imagination. So how exciting, and original would it be for you to surprise your family and friends by inviting them with your very own bespoke, fully illustrated book! Your unique book could, perhaps, tell the story about how you met each other, contain a potted history of your time together, or depict the journey taken leading up to the arrival of your child. In the case of a birthday party, it could be a humorous list of all of the major life events of the person who’s birthday is being celebrated! The idea and story content for the book is uniquely yours, and the book will be individual to you! 

Marriage Proposal

Are you wondering how you can propose to your partner in your own unique way? Why not do it with a book! You could maybe, write a simple story about how you feel, and that you want to spend the rest of your life with them. Or perhaps you could get super imaginative, and write your very own fairy tale! You could even attach the ring inside of the back page! The ideas are endless and only limited by your imagination!

Your Own Special Story Gift Book

Have you made up your own short story that you used to tell to your children, or grandchildren at bedtime? Would you like that story turning into your very own book? Something you could give as a gift to your loved ones so that they can keep and read your story forever? We can do that for you!

How Do We Do It?

Well, there’s no need to worry as the process is very simple and straight forward! Firstly, send us your story/invitation details (no more than 200 words please), along with a brief description of the characters (a photo or two would help too, although we do not promise exact likenesses!), and we will begin to create the magic. Once the sketch stage has completed, we will send this to you for your approval, and at this time, any minor changes or corrections can be made. After this, the illustrations are completed and placed into the book template alongside the text ready for final tweaking, approval and printing! Easy!

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What Do I Get?

The basic Gift Book package gives you one, high quality printed version of the book to keep for yourself or give away as you wish. Should you require further copies (for instance, to give to numerous family members or friends, or for invitations), these can be supplied for an additional charge. The cost of this will be available upon request and will be purely dependent on the number of extra books required.

Some Legal Stuff…

You must ensure that your story does not infringe on anyone’s intellectual copyright. For example, please do not use actual company trade names or existing character names from other stories, films, TV shows, books etc. With further regard to copyrighting, every illustrator automatically owns the copyright to all of their creations by default, and you will receive a limited licence to use the illustrations within the purchased book only.

A few of my previous clients

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  • "Outstanding illustrator with exceptional talent. You couldn’t wish for a better artist, as it would be impossible to find. Such a spectacular gifted designer who is always happy!" - Rachel Lake

  • “Thank you, Sarah, for the amazing work you did on the illustrations for my book. Working with you has been so easy thanks to your enthusiasm, flexibility, support, professionalism and, of course, the amazing quality of your work." – Stuart Neath

  • “When we first contacted Sarah, Dainty Dizzy was a concept;  an idea to be shaped into a brand.  Sarah took this idea and illustrated it perfectly….and our brand look and feel was born.” – Dainty Dizzy

  • "I am absolutely thrilled with the colours and love the look and overall feel of the book, its so different and unique, thank you so much"
  • "Sarah is amazing - very fast at understanding the requirements, great pictures and never too much trouble. I recommend her wholeheartedly" - Fernando Caldeira-Saraiva
  • "Thank you both so much for your hard work and dedication. Sarah is a fantastic illustrator! It is nice to know I have worked with someone who is so professional at her job, and will certainly remember her for the future if I need another book illustrating."
  • Sarah really understood the brief right from the beginning and has been able to translate my ideas and mental images, that at times were quite specific, into magical illustrations that are better than I’d ever hoped. She has absolutely nailed it!” – Gareth Edwards

  • "I can’t speak highly enough of Sarah! She has brought Roopert Snoopert to life in a way I could never have imagined.
    The illustrations are fantastic! Sarah keeps you update with progress from the draft stage right through to sign off." - Paul Micklewright
  • Sarah has a great insight into how to best produce a children’s book and is really helpful in getting you there! I really cannot recommend Sarah enough – brilliant designer, friendly and professional. The experience has been a great one!“ – Jodie Jackson
  • "I hope my recommendation will persuade you to use Sarah! I cannot fault her, for her professionalism, enthusiasm and talent." - Michelle Hawkins, Director: The Flying DoDo

  • "She has a keen eye for the quirky detail, she is punctual and a joy to work with. I simply cannot praise her enough.” - Clickety Books

  • Sarah is an extremely talented designer and illustrator. She has that rare gift of being able to find something in your business or character that you never knew existed" Craig Green

  • “Sarah was lovely to work with and keen to make sure that the illustrations were a perfect match for the story. It’s obvious that she really cares about her work and wants you, the author, to be happy with the final results.” – Marion Adams

  • “I was so nervous ringing you as i've never done anything like this before, but you were so friendly and put me completely at ease.” - Donna Purvis

  • "WOW! Love it! I'm so happy with what you've produced- and with so little input from me. FANTASTIC!!! THANK YOU” - Darren Pascoe: 'Red Rabbit Book'

  • "Sarah quickly understood what I wanted to achieve and the look I was after. Sarah kept me informed and brought me into the whole process” – Darron Jon Love

  • "It's been great working with Sarah as our illustrator! She's been so great in taking all feedback on board and delivers work of the highest standard. Would 100% recommend :-)" - Michelle Gibbs, Doodle Dozen Series
  • "Sarah loves her work, her friendly ‘can do’ approach is reassuring whether you’re on your first or tenth book."  – Darron Jon Love
  • "These posters and flyers are perfect”
    - Julia G, Manager at the Truro branch of Pets at Home

  • Sarah is professional, friendly and very knowledgeable, she delivered 100% with a new logo that was spot on! We can't recommend her enough!” - Lucy @ Get Active

  • “Sarah’s advice has been invaluable, she could have just illustrated my first attempt but knew there was more to be had from the story and pointed me towards the right help." – Darron Jon Love

  • “I am so happy that I found Sarah to bring my book to life. Sarah took the time to listen and really made the effort to make sure that I was happy and her brilliant designs translated the words of my book into a beautiful visual story." - Jodie Jackson

  • “Sarah’s re-branding of my business has given it a much needed fresh and quirky feel. She provided us with an extremely friendly courteous and efficient service and injected an energy into the project, that only Sarah could.” – Discovery Leisure

  • "The logos are absolutely fantastic, they are spot on brief and are even better than we imagined!Paolo Pini, Step Up To Languages

  • "Sarah understood what I was looking for and produced a fantastic logo for me.  She is very approachable and friendly – I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her” Katie Jarvis, Fancy Prints

  • “Books arrived safely today- I am absolutely delighted with how they look – I can’t thank you enough – you’ve made my dream come true :)” – Jane Collins