Thursday, 29 March 2012

Run, run as fast as you can..

Here is a little piece of something new I have been working on!  A sporty group of animals doing the 500 meters race - I have enjoyed putting this piece together and my next job is to get them cycling, rowing, throwing the javelin etc...!

Monday, 26 March 2012

Around the World with Mouk by Marc Boutavant

This is a superbly illustrated book by Marc Boutavant about a little bear called Mouk who goes on a big adventure - travelling the world.  Each page is fabulously detailed and resplendent with colour.  A great source of inspiration - each time i open this book i discover something new hidden amongst the images - such fun!

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Toucan Crazy!

being slightly obsessed with the toucan I thought I would do a couple of designs specifically with him in mind - here's one of them!

Friday, 16 March 2012

Children's Age Cards

I worked on these a while ago - it was lots of fun coming up with the characters.  I especially like the toucan - he keeps appearing in my designs here and there!  

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever

This is one of my favourite children's books.  I read it when I was small, I have read it to my children and now it is back in my collection of books to look at when I need some design inspiration.  The hugely amusing characters, as well as the level of detail on each page never fail to make me smile.

Friday, 9 March 2012

A little piece of something new!

 a little piece of a new design i am working on - something very girly - lots of detail still needs to be added but here is a starting glimpse - I always find it interesting to see how a design looks in outline - all the little pieces put together to make a whole image.  

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Doggy Haircut - Before and After!

After many years of cutting my dogs hair myself - I have finally given up the tiresome game of chasing the dog around the house with a pair of scissors and gone to the poodle parlour!  Much to my little dogs Lucy's disgust she is all clean and beautiful - here is the before and after!


Monday, 5 March 2012

Garfield - sums it up!

Garfield is so funny - this comic strip sums-up that monday feeling nicely!!

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Tabby Cats - looking at me looking at you!

quite like the expressions on the cats faces - looking at me looking at you!

Getting Ready for Market

I have been busy printing designs as cards ready to take to market.  I still have lots to do - toys and cushions to make as well as print lots more cards and posters/prints but I am slowly getting there.  It is quite  nice to do something more hands on for a change.

Another soft toy - Elephant with big floppy ears

I have been working on another soft toy - this time an elephant with big floppy ears.  Once again my mock-up is using paper and staples and the bleed is on the outside so it looks a bit chunky but in all I think the end result will be good - now I need to bite the bullet and get them printed!