Thursday, 15 April 2021

New Design: Purple and White Anemones Are Surprising...

This week's design is a surprise. The purple and white anemones were originally created for all the lovely people who buy my craft sheets. Thank you so very much, and here's a link to the latest floral sheets in action there.

4 Purple Anemone Patterned Coasters

What surprised me though, is how unexpectedly bright, striking and beautiful they looked on other items, from stickers to shower curtains. And especially on the small and pretty items that are so great and easy to send as gifts, like coasters, scarves, and pouches.

Purple Anenome Zipped Pouch
And if you like this design (or have others you'd like to see) please do let me know on the BoundingSquirrel Facebook page.

Hope you enjoy this design in any event...and more soon!

Purple Anemone Patterned Scarf

Friday, 9 April 2021

New "Rose Girl" Design and A Dilemma...

Hello there. Hope this post finds you thriving, and (ideally) in temperatures much warmer than our own current *spring* cold snap.

In anticipation of all things summer though, this "Rose Girl" design appeared the other day. (I say "appeared," because was sat down meaning to draw something else entirely, and somehow this design happened instead). The whole business of creating things seems to be like that sometimes. You expect oranges, but get pears...And yet, it all works out.

Anyway, this led to a dilemma, because she's quite different to a lot of the things I normally draw (being a person, for one thing ;-)).

But after encouragement from some friends online, I uploaded her to my Redbubble shop, and am glad I did. Because it turns out she's rockin' it on greeting cards, wall art, magnets, pillows/cushions, and more.

Hope she brings you thoughts of peaceful summer days too. And in any event, have a happy weekend. 
More soon!

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Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Free "Sending Love" Animated Roses Gif

Hello there!

Hope things are wonderful for you whenever you're reading this. If you're also needing to send a quick message, or send someone some virtual roses for whatever reason, this animated gif/ecard features pink roses, and could be just the thing.

"Sending Love "animated gif features pink roses

As ever, just right-click, click or tap, according to your device and save, and you're good to send it like any other image.

Hope this helps and more soon!

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Saturday, 3 April 2021

"Chocs Away! Free Easter Rabbit Cartoon/ECard

Chocs Away Happy Easter Easter Rabbit Cartoon E-Card

Happy Easter everyone. Feel free to right-click/click/tap and share this image if you'd like

More soon.


Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Free "Floral Joy" Flowery Printable Background Paper and More...

Hello there! Hope you're thriving. Spring has sprung (at least temporarily :-) here in the UK, and sharing this background (which started off as a doodle, then just grew...) feels like a great way to celebrate.

Printable floral background featuring white daisies and other vibrant flowers in shaes of pink, purple, red and gold, with spring-green leaves.

As ever, just right-click and save, or click and save, or tap and save, depending on your device, and it's yours to use pretty much as you like (see my angel policy for full details).

Attribution's always lovely, but never required, and if you do you use it, I always love to see what happens to my stuff "out in the wild" if you're up for that.

More than a background

If you're looking for even more though, this background has a card and insert to match over at Craftsuprint, and also looks rather yummy on some lovely things over at Redbubble

The choice is yours and Happy Spring(/Autumn in the southern hemisphere!) wherever you are.


Thursday, 25 March 2021

Free Happy Birthday Animated Dog Gif To Share

Hello there-hope you're doing well and thriving. Today's offering is a free Happy Birthday gif. 

Free and cute animated happy birthday gif, featuring a dog whose ears go up and down...

I can share this little dog now that the birthday of the person for whom it was made has passed...And he's just too cute to sit in the dark on my hard drive, isn't he?

So please feel free to share and use it in your own projects if you'd like. Right-click or click/tap and save according to your device to grab and use him. 

(As ever, links back are always v. much appreciated, but never required).

Hope this is fun and useful for you-more soon!

Thursday, 18 March 2021

There Are *No* Art Police...

If you draw, write or create anything at all, you'll probably identify with this feeling...

The time when you wake up and feel (for whatever mysterious reason) that you're a failure, and/or will never produce anything good at all/ever again.

That feeling has been creeping up on me for ages. And this week, it was time to Deal. With. It.

What I didn't realise though, was by 'fessing up to the situation  in a social media group, I'd get quite such an outpouring of support (thanks everyone), mostly from other people, saying either that they'd been to that place often, or were there right now.

Which led me to feel that I really had to do something about this now, not just for myself, but in order not to leave a loop open that was clearly very emotive for a *lot* of people.

The solution I came to was obvious and fun for me, and though it's had a lovely reception in that group, I have no idea yet whether it would ever work for anyone else.

Basically, that solution was to personify an imaginary inner critic, have them throw all my worst fears at me in a drawing and then, simply, erase them.

Which is the story behind this cartoon/four-panel comic...

A comic in which a woman erases and is freed from an imaginary "art policeman"

The *really* interesting thing was that the act of erasing this heartfelt felt but fully imaginary "art policeman" felt incredibly cathartic. In other words, I really do feel free from a ton of inner criticism.

Hope helps for you or someone you know, and/or has given you some fun.

More soon.


Thursday, 11 March 2021

Free Periwinkle Printable Background Paper And More...

Hello there, and hope you're thriving. Something suspiciously like spring sunshine appeared here this week. Not only has it brought out periwinkle flowers in the park, but also in my artwork.

Periwinkle patterned background

This is a full A4 sheet that you can print as a backing paper if you want to. (My angel policy is here). Just right-click, click or tap (according to your device) and save, to use it.

If you like the flowers, but fancy this cheery but soothing pattern on something else in your home or life, my Redbubble shop has you covered.

It's fabulous on everything from a laptop skin to a shower curtain, and even as a more detailed piece of art for your walls.

The full selection of items is here in the shop, if you want to have a browse and see what you might like.

Other than that-have a lovely weekend, and more soon.


Friday, 5 March 2021

New Digital Rose Painting: Art Re-Starts the Heart

Hello there. How are you doing?

It's been one of those weeks here where all the yummy feelings were that bit harder to find. In the end, I just began to draw something anyway, mysteriously felt much better as a result (ha-no mystery there, really :-) )... And so then couldn't resist thinking these words and adding them.

It's so lovely that there's art in both "heart" and "start", isn't it?

Am sure that in due course this will be in things or on them. For now though, just wanted to share the idea, in case it's helpful to you too. Feel free to share it on in the same spirit, if it helps.

More soon.


Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Just Some Cartoon Silliness...

Hello there.

Today's offering is just a bit of cartoon silliness, as have always thought the term "memory foam" a strange one...:-)

Hope you're thriving-more soon.


Thursday, 18 February 2021

A Printable Mother's Day Card Shaped Like A Flower Pot?

Hello there. Hope you're doing well. In the UK it's coming up to that time again, where lots of people need a Mother's Day card at short notice. And even if you're elsewhere, or reading at another time, this, or any other need for a quick, pretty printable card might apply to you sometime soon.

In this case, I have you covered. If you want a printable, easy card that still looks great and has a natural "wow" factor, here it is. The image on this sheet folds up so that it's flower-pot shaped, with tags and an insert to pop inside if you choose. 

Hope this helsp-more soon.

Friday, 12 February 2021

Fun Highland Cow Cartoon Card

Hello there. Thought you might like some cartoon fun this fine Friday.

Funny highland cow "no Bad Hair Day" cartoon...

Have a good weekend, and more soon.


Thursday, 11 February 2021

Free Cute Teddy Printable Background for Valentine's Day, Love and Romance

Hello there, and hope you're well. This week's offering is a cute and free teddy printable background that you can use in any direction in your printable projects. (My angel policy on how you can use all the freebies on the blog is here).

Just click, right click, or tap (according to your device) and save, and it's yours. (Amongst many other uses, I can vouch for the fact that it makes a great printable wrapping paper for small items at A4 300dpi printing size).

(A matching printable shaped teddy card, and love-based inserts and sentiments you can use are also available to download in my Craftsuprint printables shop, if you'd like).

Hope this helps you connect with someone you love, wherever and whenever you read this.

More soon!


Saturday, 6 February 2021

White Lily Painting

Hello all. Hope you're having a lovely weekend. Just a quick flit in to show you a new "White Lilies" digi watercolour. 

Plus, if you enjoy making your own cards, I've also put a version of this design on sympathy cards and inserts at Craftsuprint. Not as cheery as my normal fare there, but have tried to put with it words and sentiments that you may find useful in those circumstances too.

Am sensing that a brighter image will also be next :-).  More soon, in any event.


Friday, 5 February 2021

A Quick Poll...

Hello! Hope you're doing well. In today's post, I'd like to ask you, please, to answer an ultra quick, one- question poll. 

Cartoon in which a builder arrives with a pole, when the person wanted a poll.

Your answers won't be linked to you in any way, but they will help me know what everyone would most like me to post here.

(It's getting to a point where have posted so many different things you see, that I've no real idea what anyone most enjoys...Hence the need for a poll).

Without further ado, here's the poll. Please just pick one answer and then press "Vote".

What kind of blog posts do you enjoy the most?
Designs for Cardmaking/Crafting
Home Decor or Gift Items
Cartoons and Humour
Clip Art/Printable Freebies
Video Demonstrations
Please Specify:
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Many, many thanks for your help, and have a lovely weekend.


Wednesday, 27 January 2021

New Digital Painting: "Promise of Spring..."

Hello there. Just posting some cheer for you here, as thought you might find these crocuses uplifting, and their promise of spring...

Haven't finished posting this everywhere it might eventually be, but you can find it on all sorts of items at Redbubble, including these cute artboard prints...

Hope these give you some cheer-more soon.


Monday, 18 January 2021

Wildflower Quote and Celandine Painting

Hello there.

Hope you're doing well. The idea in this new painting spoke of freedom to me, and seemed to go with the bright, wild beauty of celandine flowers.

At some time soon, I'll know whether or what to do further with this, but thought you might like to see it "hot off the press," as it were.

Be as  happy as you can-more soon.

P.S. Update, Jan 23rd 2021. In the end, this quote has ended up being ready to buy on cards, gifts, and even a cushion, at Redbubble.


Thursday, 14 January 2021

New Digital Painting: Vibrant Pink Plants

Hello there. Hope you're doing well.

It's been a long time since there was a new digital painting here. In honesty, am not even sure what (if anything) I'll end up, "doing" with this. It is, after all, quite a quick sketch in Krita, compared to normal.

But I do know that it's cheering me up on a grey day. And so am posting it, as it may do the same for you too.

More very soon.


Tuesday, 12 January 2021

New Whimsical Design: "Fairies Live Here"

 Well, that took a bit longer than I thought...

At the end of last week, the actual artwork for this design was almost finished. But it's taken some time to turn it into a proper collection at Zazzle.

It's worth it, though.  You can leave these items as you are, and have an ultimate-in-whimsy garden sign, throw pillow, mug, doormat and more. Or you can personalise all the text to say whatever you want alongside the art showing a fairy in a flower... I'm guessing that people's names will be popular, or "Welcome,". But I could be wrong. 

What text would you add in this design?

In any event, enjoy these designs, which you can see as a collection here.

More very soon.

Friday, 8 January 2021

Free Leaf Clip Art Printable: Green Leaves Pattern

It's time for another freebie, in this case an A4 printable pattern of green spring/ summer leaves. It would make a great background or piece of wrapping or craft paper. Or you're welcome to use just some of it as clip art. You can use it any way you like in line with my angel policy.

Green Leaves available in an A4 Printable Pattern

To grab this, just right-click, click or tap (depending on your device) and save, and you're good to go. (IF you take a picture of anything you make, I'd love to see it (maybe on the BoundingSquirrel Facebook Page?) and would also do what I can to promote anything you make which incorporates it too.

If you're more of a fabric person, the design is also available on many different kinds of fabric, from Zazzle. The image below shows the design on a fat quarter...

But however you use this design, have fun with bringing a touch of spring and summer into your life, whatever the season when you're reading this. 

And I'll leave you with a little teaser that there's another project almost finished too that I think you'll like. But it's not quite finished, so will leave that to post at the start of next week. (or the next post, if you're reading this later).

Take care and see you then!

Thursday, 7 January 2021

Art Journal: Attempting Something New

 Let's all be gentle with each other today, for a variety of reasons.

But in the art context, am attempting to be both brave and gentle by posting a thought have been having for days...but illustrated for the first time ever (for me) with an attempt at a watercolour landscape.

Am posting here in the interests of transparency and "keeping it real". And hoping that the words at least will feel inspiring for someone, as they did for me.

More very soon-take care.

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

New "Vegan Penguin," Cartoon


Cartoon in which one penguin tries to be vegan...

Hello there. It's a new year, but in the general weirdness and Januaryness, thought you might like something to raise a smile. (This is a watermarked image, so please share this too, if you know someone who needs to grin a bit as well).

This cartoon came from watching a really cute documentary about penguins of the world. As for the vegan spin...who knows?)

Take good care of yourself-more soon.