Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Christmas is coming

Well the shops are getting all Christmassy again already and we've not even had halloween yet. Yes I feel it is a little early even though I work on it all year round.

It was nice to see this week though when I popped in the BHS to get some samples of my cards that are in this year.
Sorry the photos aren't very good atall, they were quick sneaky snaps on my not so great camera phone. there is low res images in the illustration page of my blog here

I will be off to hunt the rest of what I had printed this year in the run up to Christmas and will be posting them as I find them :)
Hope you like them

Wedding Love Birds

A while ago I think I showed you a pair of ivory and gold love birds I made.
They were for my friends little girl who was being bridesmaid to give to the bride as a little good luck gift to hold.
It was lovely to make these as those sort of gifts sadly you don't see around so much anymore. I remember seeing family photos of the bride holding many a concoction of wooden spoons, rolling pins, horse shoes, black cats and lots of pretty things.
So it was a lovely idea to take this tradition and make it a little more contemporary and extra special by being handmade. Hannah kindly has sent me these photos to share with you. The big day of her friend Emma went well and Eliza looked very pretty and grown up.


Here's some close ups of some packaging I've been working on. I like the bright Funky text and the layered feel to the second image.

Friday, 15 October 2010

sorry long time...

Hi Folks
Sorry it's been a bit of a busy couple of weeks. Lots of different work on, which is good but keeping me distracted from here. I've got lots of photos to upload and show you but never seem to have quite enough time to sit down and do it.
Here's a close up of a little design project I've been working on for a customer. There's several products and It looks like this is going to be a reject. Still waiting to hear. Thought I'd share it with you. I've enjoyed sitting making Suffolk puffs again. I'll find a link to show you how to do them if you don't know.
If I don't get back before I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Lollipop childminders

My oldest friend is a childminder and she wanted a new logo. Her and her friend are now working under a umbrella and sharing workload when necessary. They gave me an idea of what they wanted and here's the result. They are very pleased with it and it will be going across all their new paper work as well as a logo on t-shirts etc.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Snowflakes and swirls

Anyone else feeling Christmassy yet??? I never know when to anymore as (if I haven't told you before) I work on Christmas all year round and have done for the last 10 years.
Here's a couple of snowflakes and pretty swirls I've worked on recently.