Monday, 30 January 2012

New designs for Pure

As some of you know, aswell as working on the Me-Me Lou brand I (Michelle Gemmel) am represented by Pure Illustration. I like to try lots of different styles in my greetings and surface pattern and Pure allows me to do this whereas the Me-Me Lou brand has a very specific look and feel to it. Pure have recently asked me to do some designs that can be translated into scrap booking which is so exciting so I thought I'd share with you some of the ideas that I've had for that. Hope you like them.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

And the winner is.....

Hi everyone today I'm announcing the winner of the giveaway and as there was only one comment the winner is Roobarb! Congratulations to you! the 5 cards will be coming your way. Please email your address to :)

Friday, 20 January 2012


I often buy cards, giftwrap and whatever I see with a print on to the point where my poor house is bursting at the seams so today I am giving away 5 cards that I no longer have use for. There's a mixture of cards  (one even has glitter on!) so you can either send them to someone or just keep them for decoration like me! To win them, all you have to do is post a comment about why you would like them and I will pick my favourite one. The winner will be announced on Wednesday.

All these cards could be yours :)

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Artist-Yoshitomo Nara

My best Friend Katy got my a gorgeous notebook for my christmas present by one of my favourite Artist's Yoshitomo Nara. He is a contemporary Japanese Pop artist who lives and works in Tokoyo, Japan. I first saw his work when I went to an exhibition in Las Vegas and fell in love with it. His work is very simple and is often of people. I love simplicity, I think you can get so much across to people without having to go into a massive amount of detail. I couldn't find a website on him buy if you want to find out more about him or see his collection of works here's a link on amazon which has a few books on him. 

Monday, 16 January 2012

A bit of Valentines day Inspiration

With Valentines day fast approaching I thought I'd add some pictures of things associated with it. Perhaps it will give you some ideas of things you can make or do for you loved one or perhaps it will inspire you to do some designing! Me and my other half are always trying to out do each other in the gift department. I win in the card making side but he usually wins with the food! I think I will try and get him to make a cake like the one below for our valentines day. Enjoy!

Images from Pinterest

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Some inspiring words

Today I thought I'd share with you some inspiring words that I found on Pinterest. I'm always one for staying positive and believing in yourself so I hope they give you some positivity to kick start 2012!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Happy 2012 Everyone

Happy new year everyone! I hope you all had a great Christmas break and are feeling positive about 2012. I had the best time over Christmas. I decided to have a full break as I had been doing loads of freelancing work so felt I deserved it!
I spent lots of time with my family in Cumbria and got to see my Cumbrian friends which was lovely. I ate lots of food, watched lots of films, did tonnes of shopping and generally enjoyed myself. It was bliss.
I took my Christmas tree down last night and the house feels so empty without it so now I think I need to invest in some twinkly lights to fill the space. I also need to get back into the gym.......but I'll do that tomorrow!
Keep watching the blog for a giveaway as I've been having a clearout of my inspiration boxes and have decided to get rid of some greeting cards that I don't need and I think they should go to a good home.
I hope 2012 brings you good health and happiness :)