Tuesday, 17 May 2016


I'm very excited to announce that PGP will be at the next Super Smash Brollers bout at the Lee Westwood centre at Clifton, Nottingham.

On the 28th May Nottingham's very own Super Smash Brollers will be pitting their Roller Derby skills against Crash Test Brummies, The InHuman League will be playing against Wirral Pack Animals.

PGP will be there with my trusty cutter and heater, which means you can get your scrim top made up with your name and number, for as little as £5! I'll also be taking orders for custom water bottles, mugs and more!

I'll also be wearing my other hat Mini Geek Boutique. Come grab a bargain!

Tickets are available from the SSB Facebook event page.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Scrim tops, vests and hoodies, oh my!

This week has been fun! On Monday, along with Emma from Luna Photography we took photos of some of the scrim tops, vests and hoodies I have been making for the local Roller Derby teams.

Taking a photo isn't something you take lightly, there's a lot of skil involved, it doesn't just involve point and click. For my case we decided that to hang the blank tshirts from a clothes line against a slightly textured wall would give a different feel to the tops rather than them being laid out flat on the floor or on a plain white background.

One of the photos Emma took. The black vest against the white background is a nice simple, but effective look!
Emma was also my model! I was always feel apprehensive when taking photos because not only did she let me use her camera but having to direct someone on how you want to be posing, whether they are your good friend or not, can be quite difficult! I am in absolute awe of how Emma can do this on a day to day basis.
Emma doing an outstanding job of modelling for me!

Emma was more than happy to pose for me but we did take some silly photos too..... ^_^

Silly Emma :D <3

This week I've been uploading the final photos and products to the Etsy store and am really happy with how the photos look. It's important to make sure the photos are clear and it's always a good idea to have a professional take them! It really does make a difference to the overall brand and look of the store.

I also uploaded some non derby stuff such as "Squad Goals" t-shirt, and "Today I adulted" badge!

Phew! It's been a busy week, but totally worth it.

Thursday, 21 April 2016

The Louisey Rider Cup 16th April 2016

The 16th April saw the debut of Painted Ghost Press at an event. The Louisey Rider Cup was established as a celebration of the life of Louise Wright a member of Nottingham Roller Derby, who was tragically killed in 2014. The LRC was to be an all-day tournament in aid of raising money for the charity BRAKE and consisted of mixed male and female players from around the country, playing roller derby in short bouts and then the winners playing the NRD All-Stars at the end.
I had already been asked to create the Winners’ patches for the tournament and was absolutely thrilled when NRD asked me to make the All Star tops as well! I used a very sparkly gold glitter vinyl using the “66” logo on the front. The gold stood out so well on the black fabric, and the team seemed to like them!

The NRD All-stars in their PGP scrim tops! LOOK AT THE SPARKLE!!
During the event itself I took my laptop, cutter and heat press and offered a “name and number while-u-wait” service. People could bring their scrim tops (often they purchased them from the merch stand) and I would then press their name and number on to them. It was so busy, and I had loads of fun meeting lots of skaters and I think the skaters loved having such a unique service where they could get their scrim tops done on the same day!
All set up and ready to go!
It was a great day and Louise was clearly a much loved member of the derby community and this was reflected by the atmosphere of the venue and the amount of people who not only skated but the spectators who came to watch the tournament.
PGP made the winners patches. On display with the cup and Louise's helmet <3
It was such an honour to have been asked to attend and to allow PGP to provide the scrim top service! Thank you Nottingham Roller Derby.
If you’d like to know more about having your name and number on a top please do get in touch