Friday, 12 December 2014

Closing for Christmas

I just want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has bought something for Christmas from my little shop recently! Your purchases allow me to paint & make things all day long, which is pretty cool - so thanks a lot for being awesome.

I'll be closing my shop for the festive period on Thursday 18th December & I will post my last orders out ** First Class** on the 19th December so they should get to you in time for Christmas (UK orders only). My stock is very low at the moment so if you have your eye on something, order quick before it disappears!

The shop will open again in the New Year with lots of lovely new things! Keep updated over the next few weeks on Instagram or Facebook, for work in progress shots & sneaky peeks of new products.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Halloween top picks

Ready for Halloween? If you're looking for something a bit different for fright night, get inspired by my top picks....

Add some sparkle to your fancy dress this year with a Day of the Dead inspired Sugar Skull necklace.

'Mass Beast Attack' - Faye Moorhouse
To be honest most of Faye's work is gorgeously gruesome and would be perfect for Halloween. But this original painting is my favourite.

Spooky black cat fairy lights - Not on the High Street
Create a creepy glow in your home with these stylish fairy lights. They're ideal for parties too!

Temporary cat tattoos - Hello Harriet
These fake cat tattoos are a must have! They are fantastic if you want to add a touch of cuteness to your spooky outfit.

Spooky stickers - Nikki Miles
Treat yourself to some Spooky stickers made by yours truly! They're great to stick on scary packages or to seal up party bags. Find out more about these here

Friday, 10 October 2014

Spooky stickers

I'm so excited to show you my first ever sticker set! I've been meaning to design some for a while now and I have finally got around to it. As Halloween is approaching, why not treat yourself to some of my new spooky stickers? They're great to stick on scary packages or to seal up Halloween party bags. Make your stationery look super creepy or use them as a cute alternative to sweeties for the kids.

I really enjoyed producing these and I'm pretty happy with the outcome. So I will be making lots more in the future. What sort of designs would you like to see next?

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Autumn things

Don't you just love Autumn? You'll love it even more when you find out about the things I have in store for this season!

Autumn Sale
Grab yourself a bargain! There's an Autumn Sale in my shop now to make room for brand new stock. Get 30% off of everything when you use this code at the
checkout: AUTUMN

If you want to get in the mood for the Autumn season take a look at this little original painting. Or you could treat yourself to a handmade mountain brooch. The sale ends on 27th October 2014 so there is plenty of time to get yourself something cute and save money at the same time - yay

Autumn Giveaway
Do you want a chance to win this bundle of goodies? From tomorrow (Friday 10th October), you can by entering as many times as you want on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

I'm going to pick a winner at random this weekend so keep watching my social media channels after you have entered. Good luck!

On another note, there's some very spooky stationery launching tomorrow here on the blog. So come back to get the first look!

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

World Vegetarian Day

Did you know that today is World Vegetarian Day? It's also the beginning of Vegetarian Awareness Month. So, obviously it's the perfect time to take a look at my Veggie Pattern card! It's back in stock especially for October at a special price - yippeee! This is a great card to give to a veggie friend or you could keep it for yourself of course.

If you're like me and you love your veg, you might like to try out a few recipes from a couple of my favourite books. Save with Jamie and LEON Naturally Fast Food aren't entirely vegetarian books but they have some great veggie ideas and recipes.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Original paintings

These new little original paintings are now available in my shop! Before now I've always been too shy to sell any of my originals as I usually edit my work to perfection on Photoshop & Illustrator. But lately I've been pushing myself out of my comfort zone & trying not to rely on my iMac so much. I've also been training myself to paint smaller. Believe it or not only a few years ago the smallest size I could paint was A2 (I know I'm weird). So I think I've come a long way to be able to paint this small but to be honest I still feel a bit uncomfortable doing it.

These artworks are painted with a mixture of acrylic inks & acrylic paint. I also like to add in smaller details with pen, pencil & the odd bit of collage. All of the paintings are signed in pencil either on the front or reverse and they measure approximately A6.

Mountain brooch collection

Look totally unique this autumn with a quirky Mountain brooch! This is a one off collection & there are only 10 available in my shop, so act fast if you want one. Each brooch has been hand painted individually onto laser-cut wood, varnished and finished with an easy fastening brooch back.

What do you think? Which brooch is your favourite? This is my first ever attempt at making jewellery so I would love to have some feedback!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Oh Comely magazine: garden postcard

Oh Comely magazine, have asked people to make & send a garden themed postcard to celebrate their new issue that is due out later in July. All postcards will be displayed in Oh Comely's pop-up in central London. Plus if you've entered, you could win a one year subscription to the magazine - very exciting!

Just for a bit of fun, I painted & sent my postcard this afternoon. The deadline for entries is 4th July so it  might not get there on time!

Monday, 30 June 2014

Lucky Dip Club

At the end of May I discovered something pretty awesome - Lucky Dip Club. An amazing world of handmade & vintage fun packed into monthly lucky dip boxes, curated by Leona Thrift-ola. Each box so far has sold out in the first 24 hours of being available to buy. So if you want your own box you'll have to get in early at the next launch (tomorrow morning) & grab one quick! If you're really keen you can go for a monthly subscription that ensures that you will always receive a surprise filled package in the post each month.

Disappointingly, I missed out on the Vintage Florals package for May. So I eagerly snapped up my own Tutti Frutti box very early in the morning of the launch on June 1st. My fruity package arrived on Saturday afternoon. Above, you can see the quick picture I took over on instagram before I opened it all. Everything inside was so beautifully packaged, it was a treat to unwrap!

I was really impressed with all of the bits & bobs included but my favourite thing by far was the personalised pineapple necklace, I can't wait to wear it!

The next box's theme is Pet Parade & it launches tomorrow morning at 7am..... think kitsch kitties, retro  bunnies & budgies with bow ties. I'm definitely going to get my hands on one if I can!

Friday, 6 June 2014

Ink & Thread

Exciting news! My work is now being stocked at Ink & Thread. It's a super cool shop based in Derby that supports and celebrates creative British design. They stock bold, colourful design that has been produced to a really high standard. The thing I love about Ink & Thread is that they put a lot of thought into what they sell. They believe that buying products made by creative, British businesses is good all round; good for the economy, good for the environment and good for people.

If you are out and about in Derby, Ink & Thread is definitely worth checking out. Otherwise, take a peek at their online shop