Monday, 28 February 2011

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Plodging in puddles illustration

I was talking to a friend of mine recently about when her daughter was younger and she told me that her little girl loved plodging in puddles - I thought that this was such a fabulous word that I couldn't resist doing something with it!

Boy's first birthday card

This is a commission for a boy's first birthday card - personalised by putting the boy's name in a balloon!

Boiled egg Easter card

Just uploaded this new design to an online competition at!

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Mr and mrs photocard

A new design for a wedding card, in which a photo can be put inside the mr and mrs wording - again modelled by myself and hubby!

We belong together greetings card

Working on a new range of illustrative cards which can have photos put into them - this one unfortunately has me and hubby in it  - not a great pic of me! :)

Wherever I lay my head... I sleep

New curly catz illustration inspired by the staggering amount of time my cats spend sleeping!

Cat scratch fever

New addition to the curly catz illustration range - cat scratch fever -

Cat scratch fever

New addition to the curly catz illustration range - cat scratch fever -

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Hand-painted shot glass favours

Personalised shot glasses, perfect for little wedding favours!

Personalised chocoate bars for weddings

Another popular choice at the Lincs Wedding Show. These personalised chocolate favours can be co-ordinated with all my existing wedding illustrations and stationery.

Wedding wine bottle cuffs

These new designs for bottle cuffs were popular when I was at the Lincs Wedding Show on Sunday!

Wedding invitations

These are new designs for wedding invitations I'm working on using my illustrations in a different way and with coloured backgrounds.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Marmalade cat sketch

Preliminary sketch for another in my Curly Catz series - this one's a marmalade cat, just needs some adjustments on the left to include an orange slice

Marmalade cat sketch

Preliminary sketch for another in my Curly Catz series - this one's a marmalade cat, just needs some adjustments on the left to include an orange slice

Training doodles

Had quite a productive training day at work and produced six pages of doodles (as well as notes!) some of which can be turned into something!

Lincs Wedding Show

I will be attending Lincs Wedding Show at Grimsby Auditorium from 10.30am this Sunday

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Street sketchbook

Reading a great book by Tristan Manco 'Street Sketchbook' - just ordered the second one as it's that good!

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Perfect typography

Not really sure what this is for, or why perfect should  be pink and green, but never mind! I had an idea to use this for a screen print on a Tshirt when I ever get around to unpacking the kit!

Zendoodle Russians!

I was out with a friend of my last weekend and she said how much she liked Russian dolls, so I thought I'd have a go at zendoodling them and making a black and white negative with them rather than the standard dolls

Peggy Wickham

Came across these lovely prints by Peggy Wickham, daughter of Lucie Sitwell

Monday, 14 February 2011

Curly catz

Working on a new range of cat-based illustrations called Curly Catz which will run as a series of prints. This is the first one - 'helping with breakfast'!

Experiments with ceramics

Been experimenting with paper from so I can put my images onto ceramics, in this case, tiles. It all worked ok until I baked it in the oven - the top one wasn't in for long enough and the bottom one was on the top temp of the oven at 8mins, but still needs longer as it's bubbly! Keep practising!

Personalised change of address postcards

I've just done these personalised change of address postcards for a friend of ours as a house-warming present!

New baby birth plaque

New baby birth plaque done in calligraphy for Niamh Maisie, who is a Thursday's child!

Big brother and sister cards

A friend of ours has become a grandma again and she asked me to come up with some cards for the new baby's siblings, and I liked the idea of 'big brother' and 'big sister'!

Personalised plant pots

I've figured out how to get my illustrations onto terracotta plant pots, so am now able to create personalised pots, which would make lovely gifts for weddings or anniversaries. On the back is the name and date of the couple, and on the front is the illustration 'love grows', it just needs a plant now!

Personalised pet food bowls

Have just made my first personalised pet food bowls - these are for my cats, Homer and Barney. They turned out quite well - they're dishwasher proof and now the paint's dry I'll give them a test today and give the boys their tea in them later!

Friday, 11 February 2011

Strawberries and cream

Second in my series of food-based 'some things belong together' series. Going to work on some more this weekend, but am hoping to put them on Folksy as prints to hang in kitchens - I might print them onto ceramics or make some wooden hangers for them.

text message greetings cards

Been working on some more designs for greetings cards - this use zendoodle patterns mixed with three-letter text-speak words!

butterfly design

Been going through some old designs and updating them in Illustrator - this is one I did for some wedding invitations, but it looks really nice done in turquoise and purple rather than the pastel shades I originally did it in! Experimented with some decoupage stuff over the weekend and turned this butterfly into a plant pot!

cocktail glass birthday card

It's my cousin's birthday on Monday, so I've made her this birthday card, based on a cocktail glass - hope she likes it!

Thursday, 10 February 2011

thank you card

Thank you card, made using a zendoodle pattern pasted into text 'thx' on the front, with a pink and blue colour scheme -

Monday, 7 February 2011

Some things belong together design

Inspired by a love of tea and biscuits - I haven't decided what to do with this one yet - it would go well on a mug, valentine card or as a nice print out for a kitchen, decisions decisions!

Lovely start to Monday!

One of my former students has posted my work up on her blog - what a fabulous way to start a Monday morning!

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Zendoodle heart

Zendoodle heart design in pink and pate blue. I'm doing a wedding fair  in two weeks and I'm working on some new designs to make into postcards to give out to prospective brides. I did this one in pink and blue as they're two of this season's top  colours!

Girl's birthday card

Design for a birthday card, inspired by my two cats!

Bee mine valentine card

Bee mine Valentine card design, with two love-struck bees!

January typographic illustration

This new illustration is part of a series I'm working on for a typographic calendar, just need to get on with Feb's now! It's based on a hand-drawn illustration from my sketchbook which has been cleaned up and finished off in illustrator. It was inspired by the snowdrops that always appear every year by my garden gate.