Wednesday, November 25, 2009

We're back!

Hello everyone! We're officially back from our holiday and we had a fantastic time. I have some exciting news and lots of photos but I'll have to share that with you in my next post because I've run out of time today. Thank you so much for all the lovely comments you left me on my previous post.

I hope everyone's having a good week? I've missed you all.

I wanted to mention a few lovely people today, something I've been meaning to do for a while but again it was finding the time :(

Firstly I wanted to say a BIG thank you to pur-ple for deciding to create a wonderful blog where artists and publishers can go to connect with one another. Louise very kindly added me to her blog list :D The Purple Greetings Cards shop sell some amazing cards inc. this new one by Rob Ryan.

It's always such an exciting experience to see your art with the person you made it for, so I was thrilled when Stephanie from MadMummy wrote to me to let me know that her daughter loved the commissioned painting I created for her. She left Infant School in the summer, to start Juniors in September and Stephanie asked me to create a picture to remind her daughter of her time there. The school emblem is a rabbit, and all the classes are named after woodland creatures, so we had a robin, badger, fox and bunny! It was the most perfect project for me so I loved every second of it! Thanks Stephanie for sharing this picture with me :)

And the last thing I wanted to share with you is a project I've been involved with called the Talisman Project. Part of the project involved sending two people from the group a small handmade gift symbolizing a quality or thing you wish you had more of in your life. One of my swap partners was Laura from Arguing The Mobius and I decided to send her "Time". Here's what I sent:
I decided to create some notelets because (as will come as no surprise if you read my blog regularly- in fact I already mentioned it in this post) I wish I had more time! Recently I decided to make a commitment to always find the time to stay in touch with my friends no matter how busy I am and the notelets signified to me finding different ways I could do this. Laura loved her gift and wrote a wonderful blog post about the project and her gifts here. thanks for organising such a wonderful project Laura! :)

Bye, bye for now- I'm hoping to be back blogging again at the end of the week to share my exciting news with you all!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Hello all. I know I've been a little bit absent lately from my blog but there's been a good reason- I promise! We are going away for a bit so I had to get everything sorted workwise, which meant a lot of late nights and early starts- coupled with the fact that I've been ill since Friday didn't help at all!

So I'm super excited about going away for a bit, I'm going to be soooooooooooooo lazy, sleep lots and just have a jolly good rest! 

Fitting in with the theme of going away I thought I'd show you one of my card designs from my Mr. & Mrs. Rabbit range- hope you like it as it's one of my favourites! :)

Have a super week everyone!

Bye Bye for now.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Drum Roll Please.................

Hello! Hope everyone's having a good week so far. 
It's time to announce this months Giveaway winner! Chosen by the Random generator...................

Which is Dee from An Artists Ramblings By Faux Painter! Congrats Dee! You can pick any print you would like from my shop :)

Thank you so much to everyone who entered and left such lovely comments and great feedback- it is really, really appreciated. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Giveaway Day!

Hello everyone, hope you had a great weekend? Phil and I went to Spitalfields Market in London on Sunday and it was so inspiring- there were so many very talented crafters there. We also ate at Leon a really funky restaurant and my mouth was watering at everything on the menu which is very unusual for me! (I'm a little fussy!)

Before I get onto the Giveaway I wanted to let you know that the very talented Marisa from Creative Thursday has announced  that she will be teaching a new e-course. So if you would like to be the first to know more you can click here to sign up.

Also I wanted to share a little photo with you, which was left on my feedback page, at my Etsy shop by Alex who bought one of my paintings for his son. What a joy it was to read such wonderful feedback and also to see where my painting has landed thousands of miles away from where it was created! It truly made my day so thank you for sharing this Alex! :)

So it's Giveaway time! This month I think I'm going to let whoever wins pick a signed print from my shop. As many of you know I'll soon be opening another online shop so to enter you can either just say hi or it would be great if you could let me know what you would like to see more of in my new shop so I can come up with some new, fresh designs/things to add to it! I'll announce the winner on Tuesday 1oth. Good luck everyone!

Lastly I thought I would leave you with some "cuteness"!  I designed these little characters to go on a gift wrap or gift bag. 

Bye Bye for now :)