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Sunday, 28 February 2010

Valentine Designs pt2

A few more valentine designs. 
Ill be a bit quiet on the blog front for a while as im currently working on some pitches for a major card project! Im really excited about it although cant give anything away - sorry! So it will be taking up my time for the next week, as well as that im travelling to Malaga for a few days in desperate search for some sunshine! 
Although i will still have my sketchbook, cant leave illustration behind entirely!

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Design a Sock Contest

Ive entered 3 designs into the Design A Sock Contest, I've used 2 of my Safari stencilled images and 1 random pattern i created using the bird from one of my card designs.

 

                    

I think this is my favourite design, i would deffo wear my giraffes!

 

Although i do love the colours on this design. 

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Another Valentine Design

 
Still having fun with my valentine card designs, here is one of them. 

Friday, 19 February 2010

More baking and creating!

As my last day off was so creatively productive (see post here) i decided to follow the same plan of action today (also i had buttercream left over and sooo cant waste that!). So this morning started of with me baking some simple cupcakes:


They taste soooo yum! 
I also started work on some valentine card designs. A bit late i know but i plan to enter TigerPrints next competition. Here is a simple design i created to start exploring type:


Thursday, 18 February 2010

Foxy

 
An image I have just completed for UpperCase's lastest submission - A Gallery of Foxes.
Despite the nuisance they cause (i currently have a family living in the carpark/back door delivery area of my workplace!), they are quite beautiful creatures.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Baking and Creating!

I know its not illustration, but i thought i would share what i have been up to today, as i think ive filled a rare day off in the best way! 

So after the success of my greeting card designs, ive been taking the time to research more into this topic. Ive spent time looking at other designs, with a few favourites found in PaperChase. Ive also been looking into new materials(such as fabric), looking at scrap-booking and patterns as well.

So forgive me for being a little late, but i finally took myself down to Cath Kidston in Covent Garden.

 

This is a brand that keeps cropping up in my research, as she has the most beautiful patterns, as well as gorgeous fabric to work with!


Stepping into the shop was like stepping into heaven! Surrounded by the most gorgoeus bags (every woman loves!) and the most lovely knitting and sewing accessories ive already added to my wish list!

First off this lovely knitting bag, big enough to hold all my needles, a pattern (if folded) and wool, its a must to keep my current knitting free of dirt!

Next on my list is this quirky sewing box, its quite big, with a removable tray and sewn-in compartments.


  
 Heaven!
So as well as my crafty research, ive also started baking more! I love making cake, its my fav comfort food, and always fills the house with wonderful smells!
The last cake i made was back in january, when i baked my sister a chocolate chip birthday cake, which i also iced with her name! Although im not sure where the pic of that is......
So today i thought i would bake something again, a friend of mine asked for a coconut cake so there we go! Im not too keen on coconut, so i just made a simple cake and made up some buttercream to put on top which i love!


I have to say it smells really good! So hopefully later i can tuck in and it will taste as fab too!


So with the promise of cake later, im back to the drawing board working on new card designs, and a new TigerPrint submission!

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Illustration Friday - Adrift

 

with lots of honey and plenty of money..... Love is in the air, adrift a beautiful pea green boat. 

Friday, 5 February 2010

TigerPrint Interview

I was recently interviewed by TigerPrint after coming runner-up in their beautiful card competition.

 

You can see their website HERE

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Aspiring Little Sister

Im just giving my younger sister a mention, as shes new to the blogging world and has recently started a blog charting her journey as a studying actress!

She has always been into drama, and has done many performances for several companies. Now she is at uni, studying for her perormance studies degree. Makes an interesting read, so check it out HERE.