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Best Mum in the World RGBHere it comes again! I’m reposting this from last year, which was actually a repost already. I think three years running is a maximum, so I promise to do some new designs for next year. In the meantime don’t forget next Sunday 6th March, and please help yourself to these free, downloadable Mothers’ Day Cards.

If you feel like supporting my work feel free to have a peruse of my shop to see if anything takes your fancy.

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I spent the end of last year and the beginning of this preparing everything I need to launch the next string to my bow, and things are now in place to put it out there. So let me present my new venture: Illustrated Children’s Names.

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I’m providing personalised framed prints of children’s names illustrated in a magical, mysterious way. The alphabet for these illustrations lurks in the Enchanted Forest, so the little one’s name can be adorned with vines, overgrown secret doors, waterfalls, jewels, enchanted trees, friendly insects and little furry creatures.

These drawings make a lovely addition to a nursery or playroom, either for your own child or as an original and individual personalised present.

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My illustrations are a bit different to others out there, not only in the look and feel of the letters, but also in print quality.

The names are Giclée printed on Hahnemühle German Etching 310gsm paper. This is the same method used for high quality fine art digital prints, so you get excellent reproduction which is hard to decipher from the original drawing.

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I’ve selected a frame which I think compliments the illustrations wonderfully. It is a rich nutty brown colour, and is understated at just 20mm wide and 25mm deep. I understand this may not suit every room, though, so I’m offering the illustrations both framed and unframed.

My brand new online shop is now active, you can visit it here. Also available is my epic Brixton Oval panoramic print (more on that next time) and some of my food drawings which I have made into greetings cards.

I’m offering an introductory 20% discount on illustrated children’s names, so please contact me on Facebook or Twitter for the special discount code!

Well, this is becoming a bit of a tradition, isn’t it?

I hadn’t actually been planning to do a Father’s day card, I’ve been pretty busy lately with various thing, including preparing to move house. As always, the house move is a good time to declutter and have a good clear out, so this Sunday we’ll be going to Battersea to do a car boot sale.

It suddenly dawned on me it that the boot sale is a week before Father’s day, on the 15th, and could be a great opportunity to sell some handmade cards. So I quickly got to work and knocked up a small collection. Then I realised I could also do a digital version and use it for my usual blog giveaway.

So here they are, and here’s the instructions:

Choose which of my hi-res designs below you want and click on it. You’ll get a PDF version (the colours may appear a little odd) which will either download automatically or will display on the screen depending on your browser. Then you can print it out and stick onto some card and post, or send it electronically.

If any of you Londoners want to buy one of the handmade originals why don’t you come down to Battersea Boot on Sunday! Or if you can’t make it but would like one, drop me a line and we’ll sort something out.

 

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Happy Fathers Day

Just a quick post this week, to point you in the direction of the illustrations I have done for OhhDeer.com. There are three designs that can be applied to men’s and women’s T shirts, women’s vest tops and sweatshirts. They are all available to buy now, should you so wish.

Although these designs are actually for sale, they are also in fact part of a competition, so if you like what you see, but are not in the market for new threads, you can help me along in the competition by liking, sharing and tweeting from the product pages, links above the images below. Go forth!

Shirt Examples

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Juicy Burger

 

Baked Spud

Spud, Beans and Cheese

Boiled Egg and Soldiers

Egg and Soldiers

 

 

This Sunday in the UK is Mother’s Day, so I have decided to keep up my new tradition and have a little Greetings Giveaway for anyone who may have left their card shopping a bit last minute. There are two options this time- one for your mother and one for the mother of your child. Please help yourself to both if you need them!

How:

Choose which of my hi-res designs below you want and click on it. You’ll see a weird coloured one- this is the one you want for printing so save it to your computer (right click/ctrl click and Save As…), then print it out and stick onto some card and post, or send it electronically.

Enjoy!

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As I mentioned previously my wife and I put a lot of creative energy into making our wedding as exciting as possible, we wanted it to be the best wedding we’d ever been to! One of my favourite pieces we did was this. It’s nothing spectacular on its own, but it’s just a little touch which contributed character to the whole set up.

A good friend of mine offered the use of the CNC machine where he works if we wanted any signs or suchlike made. We had already planned to have a little area set up in the corner with some fancy dress items to use as a photo booth, and we wanted a sign outside to encourage its use. So the offer was perfect.

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I sent my friend a file with the border and the words “Roll Up!” to carve from a piece of MDF. He then painted the board white and the lettering and border a snazzy gold. I designed and printed the text in the middle, and we stuck it on- done!

Here it is in situ:

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