Friday, 21 December 2012

Merry Christmas - Ho Ho Ho

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... time to take a break and take it easy 
for Christmas - hope you all have a super time! ;0)

could not resist wrapping a few presents in my gift wrap designed for Next

ho ho ho - feeling very Christmassy today - time to wear and share my Christmas socks!


Monday, 3 December 2012

Betes de Noel - David A Carter

Since it is now December and Christmas is fast approaching - here are some pictures of a great little pop-up book my son used to love when he was little - all about Christmas bugs - you pull the tabs and the bugs eyes pop-up/appear - Betes de Noel by David A Carter.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Freebie - Colour Me In - Sleepy Owl!

Here's a freebie - I have converted another of my designs  to black and white outlines for colouring-in purposes - thought it might be fun to print it and colour it in - have a go!

here he is all coloured in!

available from oopsy daisy

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Folksy - Christmas Cards for Sale!

I have added a set of 2 Christmas card designs to my folksy shop - I know it is a bit late but better late than never... ;0)

Friday, 23 November 2012

A little bit of Christmas fun - ho ho ho!

here is a glimpse of some new Christmas designs I have been working on - featuring my little white car - starting to get into the Christmas spirit - ho ho ho!

Friday, 16 November 2012

Work in Progress - Animal Characters

here are a few bits an pieces I have been working on with my favourite animal characters - I feel a story coming on!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Oopsy Daisy - Peeking Jungle Buddies

Happy Tuesday!  I was very happy to discover this morning that my 4 peeking jungle buddy designs are now available online with Oopsy Daisy. ;0)

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Blue Bear - Children's Book

The little children's book I am working on is starting to take shape.  I am really happy with how it is looking. Heres a little peek. It is quite hard working in a limited colour palette (don't want to give too much away but blue bear lives in blueland where everything is blue...)  You guessed it - very blue project but there is a colourful twist at the end! Still got lots to do! ;0)

Monday, 5 November 2012

samples - new baby cards

my lovely agent sent me these samples of card designs I did a while ago - new baby cards - boy and girl - nice to see the final product! ;0)

Sunday, 4 November 2012

New Forest Ponies

Yippee - I had a day off - It was a beautiful sunny day yesterday -  so I made the most of the day and headed out to the New Forest to walk my little dog.  I went on a pony spotting - photo taking expadition - just a few pics of the wonderful ponies!

my little dog always manages to get into the shot!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

A little bit of something new!

I have been working on something new - children's birthday cards - can't show the approved designs but  here is one that didn't make it through the approval process - the Chameleon!

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Next - Christmas Cards!

I was out and about yesterday - decided to have a look in Next to see if my Christmas cards and gift wrap were in the shops - I was very pleased to see that they are - now available nationwide.  Really pleased with how they look - not too shiny - very happy! ;0)

Happy Halloween!!!

Just a little something I did a while ago - Happy Halloween - I hope you have a spoooooky day!!

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Christmas Cards and Gift Wrap - available from Next

it still seems a bit early for Christmas to me but I must say I was very excited this morning to discover the Christmas cards and gift wrap I designed for Next are now available online - they might be in shops too - will have to go into to town to see! ;0)

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Patabulle Cultive son Jardin

This is a lovely little story book I picked up on my travels in France. It is about a little dog called Patabulle who grows vegetables in his garden - the vegetables grow and grow and eventually grow up to the sky. This is where Patabulle meets Libellune (a floating pirate sheep)... very sweet.  The illustrations are really lovely - a simple mixture of hand drawn and graphic shapes - a very simple colour palette is also used to accentuate the whole look.  I really love the transparency overlays that give you a slightly textured feel.