Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Christmas in July?

Maybe it's the chilly breezes this week, or maybe it's the almost-tradition of "Christmas in July," on the internet. But this week, I suddenly came over all Christmassy.

The result is an easy-to-make but oh-so-effective Christmas-tree shaped card. The sheet includes a Christmas-tree shaped verse to insert if you wish. So there's everything you need in one sheet.

This is a low-res preview of the sheet.



Have fun with this, whatever the weather and season in your part of the world at the moment.

More soon.



Friday, 19 June 2020

New: Happy Puffin Painting

Hello again. This week's offering  is a new and happy puffin painting.







He's inspired by the fascinating Audobon webcams featuring the antics of live puffins in Maine in the breeding season. Which I found courtesy of the equally amazing nature  and animal webcams at Explore.org (which is *such* great go-to -and free-site  for a mood-boost when you need one, by the way).

Anyway, back on the subject of the puffin, this little cutey not only looks great in all the ways you might expect, as in this framed print,

Puffin Art Print


But also, with the whites and blues   in the puffin print pattern version of this design look really stunning on items for the bathroom, like this shower curtain and bath mat.

Puffin bath mat



puffin shower curtain
Puffin shower curtain



Finally, if you're feeling like a spot of papercraft instead, he's also the main feature on new puffin-themed card-making sheets over at Craftsuprint. 


So I hope these puffins brighten up your weekend in some way. Have a good one, and see you next week.







Thursday, 11 June 2020

New: Blue and White Patchwork Pattern




I've been working on getting a good patchwork or quilted effect in a pattern for a while.
 
 And finally, here it is, crisp, clean, and just in time for summer...

If you're feeling like doing sewing and crafts, the fabric is here.But if you prefer things to be beautifully made already (and printed on demand, without waste), then this pattern also looks lovely on lots of gifts and decor over at Redbubble.












Have fun with these-and more soon.

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

New Rose Painting & Free Printable: Love, Peace & Justice

This rose painting was originally going to be something very different. However, in the light of everything going on, it turned into a statement of belief about the way in which all people, everywhere, deserve to be treated and viewed, simply because they are people.

If these values resonate with you, please feel free to download, share and print this image as you need.
(You can also find it on various physical items here).

Sending love to you with this, wherever you are. x

Love Peace and Justice Rose Painting/Free Printable

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Peaceful Window Box Painting



How are you doing? Have you been trying new things, or finding familiarity with the known? 

I've found myself swinging between both of those poles, but did manage some experimentation, but did manage something new: adding in a (tiny) bit of architecture to this little window box scene. After all, have been staring at a *lot* of windows (and not much else, for several weeks :-).

If you're one of the people interested in the "how-it-was-done" details of this, it's actually a stroke by stroke digital pen and wash watercolour in the Rebelle 2 software app, with some final adjustments in Krita.

Be safe, be well, be happy as you can. There is definite light at the end of this lockdown tunnel thingy. 

More soon. 

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

New Painting & Wall Art: Freesias

And just like that, one week has a strange habit of blending into another in a lockdown (or depending on where/when you are reading this, perhaps near-lockdown) scenario. How are you doing with that?

However, some normality has returned around these parts, as there's a new digital painting in my Redbubble shop. These pretty, colourful, and above all *cheerful* freesias to brighten up your space.


Freesia Wall Art


If you fancy this design, but would like it in a less traditional form, it's also available in the shop on gift and home décor items. However you like it, enjoy it, and more soon. 








Friday, 1 May 2020

Free Frog Clip Art & New Froggie Craft Sheets

Free frog clip art-image of green frog
Hello there.

Can't think where this week has gone. But have been spending a lot of it drawing happy, green frogs.

So if you want this little chap, this new free frog clip art is yours, Just save the image (no sign-up required, though if you fancy saying this came from BoundingSquirrel.com, please do).

To get this frog as part of these gorgeous and fully-designed card-making and craft sheets though, including a multi-directional pattern, shaped card, inserts, tags, inserts, sentiments  and verses...


All you need to do is tap or click here.

Have fun with these, and hope that you a lovely weekend, in spite of everything going on right now.

Thursday, 23 April 2020

New "Butterflies & Aquilegias" Mini-Kit for Cardmakers and Papercrafters

How are you doing? There are so many ways to adjust to our temporary "new normal," I hope you've found the ones that are just right for you.

One of my strategies has simple been to keep designing. But it can be challenging to keep inspiration flowing amid all the changes. This week, I struck lucky, and was able to complete a design request for a customer. (She's fine with this going on general sale too, by the way).

And so, am happy to present a new mini-kit to you, "Butterflies and Aquilegias".




The kit includes a card front optional decoupage layers (that you can also use as embellishments too, a gift tag, verse, sentiments, blank insert and printable background paper).

As well as making a fab card, you could also use them again and again in other scrapbooking and craft projects.

So, if you're wanting to bring a bit of summer into your locked-down life (or your life, if you're reading this later) you can download the kit straight away here.

And if you make it and want to sell the finished card, please remember that's completely fine under my terms of use. (If you have pictures, that would also be awesome, and I can help share them on social media if you wish).

In any event, enjoy, and hope you have the loveliest weekend you can.

More soon.

Friday, 17 April 2020

New Echinacea Inspiration-Free Printable


Hello again and hope you're managing to keep safe, well and as happy as possible in these strange times.

In order to help that along, this image  is fully printable, and yours to download and share if you wish. Echinacea is traditionally a plant associated with healing, so it felt like a good choice. Just right-click and save to download.

Thanks for being here, be well and more soon!

PS. As ever, if you happen to be feeling crafty and want to work with just the image, it's available in various craft sheets here.

Thursday, 9 April 2020

A Free Printable "Thank You"...

Hello there.  Hope you're well, and thriving as much as possible.

Today's offering is a free printable.

In these strange times, there's one thing am finding myself doing (even, I hope) more than usual. And that's saying thank you, to so many people who are, in their various different (and often unsung) ways making life easier

If you're feeling like that too, please right-click and save (or simply tap and save, depending on your device) this printable "thank you" design, with my blessing.



As ever, if you'd like to be able to do even more with this design, there's also a download in my shop here. But if all you need is a thank you card, this printable should be all you need if you can simply fix it to the front of any card base, cardboard or heavy paper.

It prints out well (300dpi) at 4 x 6 inches, making it an easy size to post as well.

Finally, I wish you the best possible weekend you're able to have (and promise that there'll be something other than daisies in the next post).

More soon!