Wednesday, February 29, 2012

not so secret something WIP sneaky peek

a quick snapshot of something i've been working on recently for something kind of secret to be revealed soon ...

also * don't forget * to enter my g i v e a w a y  i'll be picking a winner tomorrow, so you have until then to enter!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

let's go on a little journey

well, what better excuse to use one of these beauties ...

i was getting a little bored of the bright yellow 'ikea' wallet that came free with my first oyster card, which  i bought a few years ago ... so i thought i'd use my skills to make myself something a bit ... erm, prettier!

these card holders are all handmade by me, out of super strong, glossy vinyl. all hand stitched together with soft thick embroidery floss. there are a few designs to choose from, i've made a special section for them in my shop ... i really hope you like them

i think it's probably about time for another giveaway, don't you think?

to win one travel card holder of your choice just follow my blog and leave a comment on this post and i'll pick a winner on the first of march ... worldwide entries welcome ...

... or, of course, y'know, if you can't wait, you could always buy one

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

the owl and the pussycat

i'm not brave enough to get a *real* tatt, so these will do for now!

i really wanted to make something fun and a bit different for my shop (see #4 here)
so i made these bad boys ... i'd love to know what you think of them! do you have any real tattoos?

available right now! from my shop for four tiny english pounds

Tuesday, February 07, 2012


a quick WIP shot from my phone (sorry for the low quality!) have been working on these little fellows today for a fun new product to go in my shop, which i'm quite excited about! all will be revealed soon ...

don't forget about the discount codes i have on at the moment for my shop, choose either 15% off or free UK shipping (codes are in previous post or in shop announcement)

...and they danced by the light of the mooooon

Saturday, February 04, 2012

i always forget about valentines day, i must make an effort this year to share the love ... as a start here are some discount codes for you!

i have plenty of mini and big hearts in stock, perfect for hangin around the one you love to remind them that you think they're great

♥ free shipping within the UK enter LOVESHIP♥


♥ use LOVE15 for 15% off ♥

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

did you know february is self promotion month? ... ok, so i made that up. but it will be for me at least, i have decided. i have been working on my promo packs over the last couple of days, and thought i would share them with you. this is my first real attempt at contacting art directors, so i'm kind of nervous and excited all at the same time.
you may have seen me post about my handmade envelopes before, i make them out of prints of my illustrations.
no boring brown mailers for me. no thank you.
i think it's always nice to get something a bit different in the post, so i'm hoping these will stand out a little.

i'm keeping the inside simple, a select few postcards and a hand written letter, bound in vellum and secured with a sticker.

for some other mail related eye candy check out this amazing book by Harriet (great name) Russell, it documents envelopes she has sent with the most inventive ways of writing the address.
also for some beautifully executed mailshots check out luke waller's exquisite lettering.
what do you send out in your promo packs? i'd love to see, leave a comment and a link if you have one.