Throughout a long and rewarding nursing career, Marion Swainbank always enjoyed craft work as a way of relaxation. Years of knitting, sewing, tapestry and cross stitch gave Marion a love of any craft work she could do with her hands. For a family occasion, almost a decade ago, Marion created a personalised greeting card. At this time paper craft was becoming popular in the UK and resources were easy to find and as Marion created her first bespoke card, so began a love affair with card making.
From there she began creating cards for all occasions, memory boxes, memory albums for an ever growing number of happy customers and friends. As this was a hobby it was not considered necessary to make a profit - it was purely for enjoyment. Marion took early retirement from nursing several years ago and moved back to her beloved home village of Belcoo where she was able to devote more time to her hobby. Her first request to create personalised wedding invitations came in 2008 and it soon became clear that this was a business in the making.
Exclusively Yours is now a successful business providing unique, individualised cards and stationery for weddings and special occasions. These beautiful, yet affordable hand-made cards are made to order and available both online and directly from Marion’s Belcoo studio.