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We've got a new phone number! November 24 2021

Our old number will still work for a while but this is our new number! 01489 796316 its a regular UK landline so your reg charges will apply.

Lumpy Potato Lady a True Life Story...... May 26 2021

Lumpy Potato Lady a  True Life Story......
Inspired after a trip to the doctors the struggles of lumpy potato lady document the struggles of a wine swilling dietphobe

Character Prints coming soon May 17 2021

Wotmalike Character designs - now as prints!

Deidre Barlow January 12 2021

I do that thing when I haven't drawn for a while that I suddenly think I may've lost it. Since Christmas and the new lockdown my attentions have been elsewhere looking at new avenues for when this is all over. So yesterday I thought I'd do a drawing. So here is Deidre Barlow in all her glory. Originally a hand drawing then a scan then digitised. I love her and surprised myself. (the neck was the hardest part haha)! 

Deidre Barlow by Wotmalke


Christmas 2020 September 15 2020

Christmas in September - yep covid means we need something to look forward to!

Slowly slowly catchy monkey June 06 2020

As shops will be reopening on 15th June we are getting ready to reopen ourselves in a quiet small way.  During the lockdown we relocated all our stock to a warehouse near where we live and will be doing all our own packing and picking now.  We've used the time to look ahead and make some decisions about how we work we have been designing a whole new brand but more on that later.  We've got new tech to help us work smarter.  We are lucky we weren't directly affected by the virus but it has been incredibly frustrating being one of the 3 million #forgottenltd.  Looking forward to some level of NORMAL - whatever that may be.

Corona Virus Closure March 29 2020

Sorry we decided to close as we aren't able to get any government assistance for being self employed  unless we furloughed. We thought we would use the time to focus on our family as the orders had just about dried up.  We will be back asap so thank you for your understanding.  We appreciate all our customers so much and hope you all stay safe and find some appreciation of the down time.  We will return with renewed vigor.  Thanks Nick and Jo X


Mothers Day 2020 February 19 2020

Our fab bold Mother's Day coasters are great - they are glossy cork backed made in-house by us.  Cork Backed Coasters

Angel Ornaments - Those we LOVE October 18 2019

Beautiful Gold Angel Ornament by Wotmalike

Cath Tate Collaboration September 24 2019

Cath Tate Cards with Wotmalike Collaboration and world wide licence deal

Christmas 2018 - Its here! October 20 2018

British Design, British Made, British Quality, Gold Foil Embossed, Style whats not to like - Wotmalike's 2018 Christmas Cards are a winner.

Terracotta Warriors at the World Museum in Liverpool 2018 April 27 2018

 

Terracotta Warriors World Museum 2018 Liverpool Merchandise by Wotmalike Ltd

 

Terracotta Warriors World Museum 2018 Liverpool Merchandise by Wotmalike Ltd

 

Terracotta Warriors World Museum 2018 Liverpool Merchandise by Wotmalike Ltd

I'm just a bit (well not just a bit) like a load really proud of the merchandise I designed for the Terracotta Warriors visiting Liverpool's World Museum.  They are expecting around 4 million visitors and so far its been a roaring success. It runs from March through til October and is well worth a visit.
From a design perspective all previous merchandise for the Terracotta Warriors was a little "traditional" I decided to put a modern twist on it.  Every warrior is different so I applied this factor to all the drawings.  Every one of my warriors is different and is accurate according to rank, uniform, head dress so I learned quite a bit in the design process.

Terracotta Warriors, World Museum Liverpool, Terracotta Soldiers, Terracotta Army, Bykerlass Designer, British design


Character Keyrings By Wotmalike April 20 2018

Jo Burrows Illustrator - shows us her new character keyrings drawn in very own unique drawing style.

Me Da's A Miner Inspiration..... June 26 2017

Always nice to work with talented people and I was delighted to work with Matt Reilly (poet) again.  I wanted to create a gift for a mining museum (Woodhorn Colliery) which had a feeling of warmth and nostalgia.  When I spoke to Matt about him producing a poem I told him this and gave him some dialect words to incorporate into the poem. He came back with this gem and I instantly knew it would resonate with people in the North East. I created this illustration from a photo I took when I was at Woodhorn.  I'm loving the love this has already received and I love the fact this is keeping a little part of our North East heritage alive.

 

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Mothers Day 2017 February 28 2017

Mothers Day is March Sunday March 26th - so don't get caught out get your Mam or Mum or Mummsie whatever you call her a lovely card and gift from us.
Our signs are as ever popular, our personalised cards even more - dont forget Nanas, Grans and Grandmas - we'll add the place name at your request!

Mothers Day By Wotmalike

We only have a few of our fabulous MAM Make Up bags left so be quick!


Love is in the air...... January 31 2017

Love is in the air with loads of different accents here at Wotmalike HQ!

Our options cards are going down so well - especially the one about putting the BINS OOT!


Love makes the world go round apparently!


Happy New You! January 02 2017

Blimey can't believe its been so long since I've done a blog post.  Christmas 2016 and has just been a blur since August when the main production was done.  We thought this year wouldn't be so manic as we were really organised but hadn't counted on the number of personalised products which are obviously made on demand going out!
Anyway happy new 2017 - New Years resolutions and all that - to help with that diet we've got a few little gems for motivation!  Think my New Years resolution is to blog more! 

Little Pickers Wear Big Knickers Sign by WotmalikeWarning Diet in progress Mood Swings Wotmalike


CAKE IS ALWAYS THE ANSWER July 25 2016

We LOVE #GBBO and can't wait for it to return.  We know that CAKE is always the answer and that its ALWAYS CAKE O'CLOCK (well at our house is it).  Got lots of signs many of which can be personalised to give to all those who love a bit of baking!

Personalised Rustic Wooden Baking Signs by Wotmalike


Style Reins - style all round! June 01 2016

We are sooooo happy to have a little mention in the fabulous Style Reins magazine Summer Issue (out 1st June)! We are in great company with some gorgeous designers and top brands!
https://www.facebook.com/stylereins

My Northern Soul Mate April 19 2016

Lovely feature about our business in Northern Soul Magazine

Have a read here.

http://www.northernsoul.me.uk/wot-ma-like/


Mother's Day Done March 03 2016

Phew!! Last orders for Mothers Day 2016 have just gone out.  Had a massive reaction to our new BEST IN collection for Mother's Day this year.  February was our best February ever - we have been really busy, with staff working at the weekends! Now we've got time to breath and concentrate on our latest brand Charlton Hall Design - equestrian range.  Other news we are enjoying designing and working with Scouse Bird Problems - shes a great business women and really fun to work with, its always lovely to go to Liverpool and see our stuff in Tate Albert Dock, The Museum of Liverpool and the iconic Walker Art Gallery, and now with Scouse Bird the sky is the limit!
Best in Collection by Wotmalike Ltd

 


New Year New Range - Horsey - Charlton Hall Designs January 04 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
We are so happy to announce the launch of our new range of cards and gifts with an equestrian/country theme.
Loving both horses and dogs this range was designed from the heart. The illustrations have been painstakingly drawn to give a modern contemporary look to a traditional equestrian/country theme which are suitable for all ages and genders. 

The range consists of greeting cards for all occasions with fabulous bold RED satin ribbon rosettes (red is for first place in UK) to accompany lovely mugs, household textiles, coasters, key rings and wooden signs as well as gorgeous prints - with more designs and products in development.

This new range by Wotmalike has been named Charlton Hall Designs in honour of our gorgeous sadly missed friend Joanna Charlton Hall.

Charlton Hall Designs Equestrian Cards and Gifts by Wotmalike


Rustic Wooden Keyrings November 11 2015

We LOVE our rustic wooden keyrings and are delighted at the response they have received.
Our work shop is so busy with huge sheets of wood coming in all the time.  Our fabulous industrial printer is working all the time at the moment. The elves have been REALLY busy making them! HoHoHo!
The photoshoot for the keyrings took place a few weeks back when it seemed Christmas was but a distant dream and here we are - just a few weeks away!
Rustic Wooden Keyrings by Wotmalike LtdRustic Wooden Keyrings by Wotmalike LtdRustic Wooden Keyrings by Wotmalike LtdRustic Wooden Keyrings by Wotmalike Ltd


It's CCCCCCCCChristmas!!! (said in Noddy Holder stylee) at Wotmalike HQ August 16 2015

Let it snow let it snow let it snow (or sner even).

We've been really busy with our elves (our staff) on a huge production drive getting all the stock ready and in the warehouse for Christmas 2015!  We've got some lovely new gift ideas for Christmas this year which will be upon us before we know it.  So no sunbathing for us - we've been wearing boots and scarves and gloves to get in the mood.  *Drinking mulled wine and singing to Cliff Richard    
*one bit of that is not true

We've also had the photo shoot for our new brand Charlton Hall Designs - it was an amazing day on location at a fabulous riding school in the sunshine with our team of amazingly talent photographers AND a visit from a features writer from a big national glossy magazine - can't wait to see the article which is going to be all about innovative leading design and illustration skills (no text manipulation here or copying - we lead we dont follow).   Here's a photo of one of the stars in the photo shoot - the gorgeous foal called Banksy!!

Charlton Hall Designs Equestrian Cards and Gifts by Wotmalike

We have taken on a new member of staff too - Abi has joined us as Jo's assistant - she is amazing in every way and don't know what we did without her already!

Phew! more news as it happens.........  shuffles papers looks into camera - goodnight