Thursday, 22 December 2011

NEW christmas paper toys!

I'm a little bit slow off the mark, but here are some new paper toys for christmas. A new addition in my piece if cake range; Christmas Cake!

Also Series 2 of my paper toys. Nativity paper toys (though I have not had time to do the animals as well)

All nets are available to download for FREE from my website, so if you fancy a bit of craftiness this christmas when resting from gorging yourself on chocolate and cheese why not have a go. All you need is some thin card, a printer, some scissors/ craft knife and glue.

My Christmas gift to all of you who have supported me this year! Thanks :) 

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Car Booting!

We went to a few car boots sales at the weekend, the first I had been to in years. It was great fun and we picked up loads of little bits, which I thought I'd share with you here :)

Pretty plate! 50p!

 Babysham glasses (I had wanted some of these forever!) we got 2 in really good condition and a cherry b glass thrown in as well for £10

 Framed old guinness ad for my studio for £2

 Vintage badminton racquets which we will use when displaying our camper van £3

Deer ornament 50p :)

Hat for £1 

2 1950's kodak brownies 50p for the pair!

Saturday, 12 November 2011

The Matchbox Art Show

Enter the Clutter, is a Brighton based business dedicated to promoting new upcoming artists and reinvigorating the art scene within Brighton and Hove. And they have set up an exhibition that will be called The Matchbox Art Show. 50 artists were asked to create a piece of artwork in a matchbox, and here is mine. 
Based on one of my illustrations. I thought it would be great to have a little juggling monster called Barry in a matchbox that you could carry around in your pocket; always there to make you smile!
There are some really amazing contributions so far, I have been amazed by the amount of detail in some of them!
The exhibition will take place at Polish and Pin open house for the weekends of the 26-27th Nov and the 3-4th Dec. For more info click here

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Christmas paper toy template giveaway!

Ok not the most catchy of titles, but there you go!
Basically I have been running a giveaway on my facebook page where the next 10 likers, and anyone who shared the giveaway on their page, were emailed a link to PDFs of the paper toys I designed a while back.
Now I'm opening it up to you bloggers out there. If you comment on this link I will get in touch with you and email you the link :)

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Digital Artist issue 26 - Double Whammy!

I was lucky enough to get the chance to do another tutorial for Digital Artist, for the current issue. This brief was to create an illustration on Illustrator that had a watercolour feel. This was something I hadn't tried before, but I was more than happy to get my teeth stuck into it! It was really good fun to do.

Also, Robots and Rainbows (the company me and my husband collaborate on) got it's first bit of press in the same issue! :) 

Friday, 4 November 2011

Mixtape October

We did quite a simple mixtape for this months swap (the first for some months) It was partly simpler than normal as the one we were sent had some awesome songs on, but just came in a plastic sleeve, with the title scribbled on the front. However, I think the simplicity works. All the songs mention other musicians in the lyrics.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Ace birthday present!

My Birthday was a few weeks ago and I got some tremendous presents, but just had to share this cross stitch clock from my friend Katie, as it's so different! It went straight up in my studio the next day! Thanks Katie!

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Tigerprint Runner Up!

This was the third time I had entered one of Tigerprint's competitions and this time I was one of the four runners up. The brief was to come up with a female special relationship card. 
This was created through a combination of papercuts and Photoshop.

There some really lovely designs entered so I was so pleased to be selected.

Thursday, 13 October 2011


I finally got round to getting some stuff printed at MOO, horay! 

Robots and Rainbows business cards

Robots and Rainbows postcards

My own personal business cards

Loved the Moo mini cards as I'm so indecisive and with this option I could pick up to 100 different designs! I wasn't that bad, I went for 10

I'll Be Your Distraction!

The latest image I have done for Robots and Rainbows. :) inspired again by song lyrics

Friday, 7 October 2011

Charley Harper

Just a few sublime pictures of the work of Charley Harper who lived from 1922- 2007, and created gorgeous stylized illustrations. He is most well known for his images of wildlife and is especially well known for his birds. His use of colour and form are second to non. A true inspiration!

New flavours!

I have added 2 new flavours to the papertoy cupcake range; blackberry and chocolate. If you want to have a go at making them yourself head to my website to download them for FREE what flavour would you like to see next?

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Vanfest 2011 (with added pugs!)

I'm more than a little slow off the mark here, as Vanfest was nearly a month ago now, but here are a few pics. For those that don't know Vanfest is a VW weekend festival. It was Winston's first camping trip and he loved it!

Winston's VW themed neck a chief!

Winston meets the puppy version of himself!

Cool ratty split

Nice late bay, complete with moody sky!

cute little caravan

Amazing splitscreen that the owner had used Posca Pens all over!