Saturday, 31 March 2012

Congratulations Nicola and Darren!

Todays post is dedicated to my best friend Nicola and her partner Darren who are now the proud parents of little Hollie. Hollie was born on the 28th March at 1.30pm and was 7lb 1. Mummy and baby are both doing great and me and Mr G will be going to visit her tomorrow. I can't wait for a big cuddle! So this is for you guys massive Congratulations!!!!

A new card design from my new online range.........coming soon!

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

I love Garden Gnomes!

Something very odd has happened to me recently.............I've started an obsession with garden Gnomes! This is very bizarre as I used to hate them. If I saw them in someones garden I would cringe. With the weather being so nice recently I've been thinking about what to do with our garden and how to brighten it up (and thats where the Gnomes come in). I still shudder when I think of my garden full of different posing traditional gnomes in the dungarees or floral dresses but when I saw some gnomes in solid bright colours my thoughts changed. I can totally imagine a bright pink or bright green gnome living in there. I love bright colours so I think it's what the garden needs. Block colour Gnomes are really hard to find if they're not in candle form so I will probably have to purchase a couple of the traditional ones and spray paint them in my favourite colours. The metallic Gnome below is from heals and the two candle gnomes are from rice. The others are from Pinterest.

Ok I totally make an exception for these little guys as they are so cute!

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Out and about

While I was on my little break in the Lake District I took lots of photos as I usually do when I'm out and about to help me with Inspiration. I'm inspired by everything.....even the food I eat! I wanted to show you what I get from the photos and how I make them into prints. The below show a couple of examples of what I do. Next time you go out, take your camera with you and who knows what you might see to inspire you!

This salad was my Lunch one day and I really liked the colours

A simple stone wall!

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Happy Mothers day!

Happy Mothers day to all you wonderful Mothers out there. I hope you all have a lovely day. I will be meeting my Mum & Dad for a tasty lunch today ( somewhere between Leeds and Carlisle so neither of us have to travel to far ). I've been freelancing in Sheffield for most of the week so its quite nice not to have to travel all the way up to Carlisle and back when I've done a lot of traveling already this week. If my Mum's reading this I love you Mum you're the best Mum in the world :)

This is the card I designed for my Mum 

Tuesday, 13 March 2012


Today I'm working on designing some scrapbooking papers for my agent. For those of you who don't know what scrapbooking is, it's a very popular creative hobby, where people can create their own albums, cards and displays. They do this by using their own photographs & memorabillia along with papercraft products such as patterned papers, stickers, stamps, tags, pins, ribbons etc. I'm really excited about doing this as the prints are really fun so I'm totally in my element. Here's a few examples of scrapbooking below to give you an idea of what the finished product looks like. ( Images from Google sorry I couldn't find who did them originally to credit them )

Scrapbooking papers 

Monday, 12 March 2012

Made in yorkshire

Oh dear, I've been a VERY bad blogger recently. Usually when I don't blog it's because I have been very busy so I hope you can understand. I've been working very hard on making purses for my new stockists "The Bowery" in Leeds which is so exciting as some of the fabrics have been designed by myself! I have also been featured on their website as a made in yorkshire artist (see below) so I'm thrilled. I've also been trying to do my projects for the art & business of surface pattern design course which has been tricky with my workload (***Please note Module 3 starts in April so there is still time to register for this amazing course. Click on link for more info) and freelancing for one of my usual clients so I really have, as you can see been swamped but it's all really exciting stuff. This is what I have been dreaming of......I'm really excited.

Check out me on The Bowery website!!