Top Drawer and cloudy days

It has been a busy Summer which has mostly kept me at my desk working hard. I’ve missed most of the glorious hot sunny days because I’ve had a huge project on which I just had to get done. I am not complaining - I would rather this than no work. It’s just been hard and at times left me questioning what I’m doing after working every day, evening and weekend for what felt like forever. The sun shining makes it harder as I just want to down tools and ‘play’ outside! Today is cloudy, today is a great day - a typical grey British day! I love it! I am at my happiest when it’s this sort of weather as I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything outside! Love being at my desk and drawing pretty pictures on days like today!

After being a hermit for so many months, yesterday I escaped and visited Top Drawer. I had a fantastic, inspiring and invigorating day! So good to step away from my desk and venture out. I met up with friends and clients old and new, listened to inspirational and informative talks and loved looking at all the new products coming into the market place. The highlight of the day was meeting James Ellis and seeing my new cards on his stand. Very excited to say they’ll be coming to shops very soon!

New Business Cards

Excited to receive my new business cards printed on beautiful paper made from recycled t-shirts.

Harrods

We visited Harrods yesterday and were quite excited to see a stand with my name on and cards from my 'Out & About' range with Cardmix.

New Card Range

I recently had he pleasure of designing this new card range for James Ellis Stevens. They are coming to shops very soon!

Things That Go

Wow it's been nearly a year since this was published by the lovely people at Silver Dolphin. Recently I received a lovely email from a mum who has read this book to her 2 boys numerous times as they love it so much. Things like this really put a smile on my face.

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Save the Bees

On Sunday 22 April it was Earth Day. My daughter's school celebrated by holding a special event for families to raise awareness about environmental issues and have fun. I did these two prints as a special commission.

Happy Anniversary

Recently it was my wedding anniversary. I've been married to my husband for just 3 years but we've been together for 11 (I think!) I was delighted to receive this card from my sister. It's one I illustrated for Cardmix.

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Baroque Wedding Range

Some examples from a Baroque Wedding range I did for Abacus cards.

Phoenix

This was a special commission I did for a family friend. She has Multiple Sclerosis and was travelling to Mexico to undergo revolutionary treatment. Am pleased to say it even though it's early days it seems to have been quite successful and she can do a lot more than she used to be able to. The word 'Resurgam' is Latin and means 'I will rise again.'

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Once Upon A Time

I loved illustrating this range of children's cards based on classic and favourite children's stories. Produced by Cardmix these are available to buy in John Lewis and other outlets.