Thursday, 6 August 2020

Lavender Patterns and Cheeky Faces...

Hello again-hope you're thriving, and surviving the heat, if you're reading this close to when am actually writing.

First news here is a first for me. I'm dipping a toe into the world of sticker bundles. So, if you're a fan of them (whether for use in your art and craft projects, to pop in cards as small gifts, or for any other reason) a new 12-piece sticker bundle is now available on Redbubble.


(They're based on my original watercolour drawing, and available as stickers or magnets here).

But the lavender (one of my all-time favourite flowers...if I must pick a favourite) wasn't done with me yet. Before summer begins to turn to autumn, it wanted to play digitally, too.

Which led to a pattern. Which somehow, seems to include cheeky fairy faces, peeping out from among the lavender flowers, too. So it's now in the shop too, on items from mugs to shower curtains, and including Redbubble's newest offering: aprons.





It's hot and late (a strange combination, but true). So I'll wish you a happy weekend, and leave the tale of my adventures with a new watercolour set for another time.

Thanks for dropping by, take care, and more soon.

Thursday, 23 July 2020

New Digital Painting: Summer Garden With Cat




Take a few moments just to set aside the stresses of the day, and simply lose yourself in a beautiful summer garden, complete with sleepy tabby cat.

This peaceful scene just popped into my head (starting with the boots, actually). And it wouldn't leave until it got painted out in full. (This is a digital watercolour in Krita-all 23 layers of it :-).

Feeling happier is the main thing here...

But of course, as ever, if you'd like to keep a more physical slice of the happy vibe, it will still be here.

As you might expect, this particular design shines as an art print...





But you might also love it on a tote bag, clock  or on other beautiful products and prints, here.

 

In the meantime, am wishing you all the peace and joy of a warm afternoon among the flowers.

More soon.

Friday, 17 July 2020

20% Off all Craft Sheets & Kits July 17th-21st 2020

Yes, it's sale time on all my craft sheets and kits-20% off, but only for the next four days (July 17th-21st 2020, over at my Craftsuprint shop.)

Yes, if you're busy making Christmas cards for sale in the autumn, there are new Christmas designs there, like this one...
But there are also all the floral, animal and every other sheet there for people who don't live according to the timetable of design-land, and like to enjoy, well, July *in* July ;-).

In other words, there's something for everyone, so please do hop on over and have a browse if you have some time to spare.

Many thanks, and more soon.

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.