Friday, 29 October 2010

It's time to get all spooky....

Halloween is almost upon us, and the nights are drawing in - don't forget to put them clocks back on Saturday night everyone it felt like night-time still when I woke up at 7.30 this morning....ugh!

Here are a couple of snippets from Halloween wraps to get you in the spooky mood....

- I'm pleased to say that these have just been sold to a customer in the US too, so look out for them next year...YAY! :D

****Have a good one everyone...whatever you're up to.****

Thursday, 28 October 2010


I thought I'd have a little go at an owl design (seeing as they still seem to be doing well in the popularity stakes!). Here's a sneaky peek at a bit of a birthday wrap I've been working on:

Wednesday, 27 October 2010


...I see you!

 - this little fellow is part of a new baby design for boys...and this other chirpy chappy below is very happy to announce it too!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Baby, baby...

After weeks of working on Christmas, it's nice to do a bit of Everyday designing again...this week I'm working on some baby designs - something I haven't done for a long time. Here's a sneaky peek at a new wrap I've created....

- this little duckling's in for a shower....a baby shower!

Monday, 25 October 2010

More cat love....

I was introduced to the wonderful world of Maru the other week.....don't you just LOVE him?!?!!

For more feline fun, click here

Lots of lovely things to inspire...

Hello! I hope you all had a lovely weekend - I had quite a jam-packed one; visiting family and friends, but also getting a little bit inspired too. On Friday I headed up to Manchester for the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair which was fab! It was also extra nice because I got to meet up with an old friend from my college days who I've not seen for about 3 years! We just picked it up where we left off; it was as if we'd only seen each other a week ago...not years. :) Don't you just love it when that happens? Ahhhh....good times! :)

Here's a few of my favourites from the show.......

- a wonderful wire artist who created intricate scenes and tea-party themed pieces. Especially impressive was a scene of an ornate building which apparently took 5 weeks to complete; now that's dedication for you! :)

- I loved, loved, loved these quirky characters - the piece on the left - 'I spy' was my favourite. :)

- some pretty  wall art that I was very nearly tempted to treat myself to...the 'Sing' artwork shown on the bottom left being my favourite....hmmmm - I wonder if Santa's listening?! :D

- yep; another bird-related item...these were really fun and bright.

- and these unusual rings really caught my eye too; simply beautiful!

- and last but not least, some pretty, pretty lights.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Oh dear, oh deer....

- how I have neglected my poor little blog over the past, so sorry; I hope it's not made all my lovely readers out there lose interest. I had all good intentions to keep on with regular posts, but it's been a pretty busy deadlines, decorating (I know - still!) and other bits and bobs...but, I promise I'll be back and regularly from today....

I thought I'd share a little pic of my first effort at a Jamie Oliver pizza base; I've been wanting to have a go at one of these for ages (yet another thing put on the backburner for a while...can you see a trend here?!) and here it is....ta-dahhhhh!

....not bad for a first effort, I reckon :) After a small panic at the 'well' stage I don't think I did too badly really. Now I have lots of lovely bases stored in the freezer to have as and when I please :D

On the work front, it's been very busy, with lots of deadlines to work to. I had a go at some new Christmas foil designs the other week but quite liked the outcome on the foiled sheet itself....

- the actual design was a reverse of this.

Anyway, I'm back and I hope you all have a lovely weekend...come back next week for more updates :)

Friday, 1 October 2010

Lost in a sea of traditional

So sorry for my erratic posting at the mo....I've been feeling rather under the weather since my last update; full of cold, so I've been on slow-mo for the last week. :( As a result my new designs  have been taking an age...I hate it when that happens; staring at the same design, day after day...ugh! Anyway, here's a sneak peek at  what I've been up to (finished at last...hurrah!) Now to move onto something more fun and hopefully less time-consuming!

Happy weekend everyone......I'm finally getting to paint my study tomorrow - YAY! :D


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