Mother’s Day cards

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday and I’m planning on spending the whole day in bed with my family bringing  me things. I might get a small bell. Here’s some of my favourite Mother’s Day cards Go outside the Lines  You can find them at Urban Makers East Spring Market  in April Wit & Whistle  Gin Bunny Prints … Continue reading

Alternative Valentine’s Cards

I’ve always been very cynical when it comes to Valentine’s Day (I still like to receive flowers though!)  The irony that I now design Valentine’s cards, is not lost on me.  So if you’re like me and dislike Valentine’s and all it represents, but you still like to be given stuff….here’s some of the best funny, … Continue reading

Urban Makers East Christmas Market

Some of you may be wondering why I haven’t posted on this blog for sometime?  I’ve been super busy organising two Christmas Craft Markets in Bow. Along with my fabulous friends and colleagues Jo and Julia, I’ve designed the website, flyers, social media graphics, banner and more. I didn’t realise just how much work this … Continue reading

Happy New Year 2014

I’m back after a very busy December. It was chaotic, mad but profitable – so I can’t really complain. As a result I’m taking New Year’s Eve really easy. So easy I probably won’t be leaving the sofa. But if I was to have a party here are some of the best party decorations I … Continue reading

Christmas Gift ideas on Folksy

I’ve recently opened a Folksy shop. I’ve been pondering it for about a year but decided that since it’s Christmas I’d give it a whirl. Folksy is like Etsy, but based in Sheffield. The majority of shops are based in the UK. So if you like Etsy but don’t want to pay the international postage … Continue reading

Wood Wood

I have noticed a surge in wooden jewellery on Etsy recently. I’m sure it’s because laser cutters are more readily available but I think it’s also due to people wanting something a little more tactile and natural. Here are some of my favourites below. I love these house rings by Clive Roddy. Each set of miniature … Continue reading

Made in Paper – Free Giveaway

I have a free  copy of Made in Paper magazine to give away.  After my I’m crazy about you card was featured I bought a copy but the generous publishers have sent me a freebie so I’m giving it away to one lucky reader. UK only sorry. It’s a great magazine packed with paper tutorials, free templates … Continue reading

Made in Paper – issue 1

I’m very pleased to say that Made in Paper Magazine has featured one of my cards from my Etsy shop. On their back page they feature paper trends. This month it’s the Chalkboard effect. My I’m crazy about you card has been used as an example of this effect. It’s a great magazine packed with … Continue reading

Emerald Green – colour of the year for 2013

According to Pantone – PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green, is the Color of the Year for 2013. Can’t say I’m a massive fan but it does make me think of that gorgeous dress Keira Knightly wore in Atonement. As this dress will never look good on me or most of the female population, I’ve … Continue reading