New Website!

Well, I spent most of yesterday redoing my website - there are a few bits to tweak but let me know what you think!

ATC's - Artist Trading Cards

Have been spending time making some ATC's for various swaps. For those of you that are new to ATC's (or Artist Trading Cards) they are small works of art 2.5" x 3.5" which are traded (but never sold) its a great way to build up a collection of art, discover new artists and try out new techniques without being intimidated by a huge sheet of blank paper!

I've worked on some great themes in lots of mediums, handdrawn and painted, mixed media, collage.... and its very enjoyable, here are a couple I made recently (you can see more in my portfolio) please contact me if you would like any more info about ATC's or swaps or just if you have any comments on my work!

I am in the process of setting up an ATC group - if you are interested in joining please send me a message and I'll contact you with details when its all done

Christmas Already!!!

Its still only August but Christmas comes early for us crafters as we need to get organised! This week I made some samples for a company called Jolly Nation, lovely 3D scene box cards, some really cute characters, you can't fail to impress with these!

These were on QVC the other day (craft day) and sold out in about 5 minutes!

I'm so lucky i got a spare pack so will use these for my special people this xmas.

Remember these are 3D and fold flat so use a strong double sided stape and some tiny glue blobs for extra strength - you dont want one of the middle bits to fall out! The sheets are all numbered to show you which bit goes where and there are instructions - only keep one sheet on your work surface at a time though - as they are die-cut some bits fall out and it can get confusing if you have bits everywhere!!
Well its been a while since I've written anything, been working sooo hard on getting my portfolio together! Starting to load some stuff on to Twitter and have been doing a lot of papercraft work, making samples, pitching my designs to companies and working on my own range (which I already have some interest in, yay!) more developments soon.......

Getting Started

In between saving for my new graphics tablet, getting my portfolio sorted, cold-calling people for illustration and design work and just genrally being fabulous, I am going to write a blog to tell you all of my fabulous adventures - aren't you excited?! Its edge of the seat stuff let me tell you!*

*if it gets a bit boring I'll chuck in some pretty pics to liven it up.....