Thursday, 22 December 2011

Greetings from Mr Dutton!

Only one and a half days left till we finish in the studio for Christmas!! YAY!! Received a really beautiful card this morning from the mega talented Mr Ian Dutton!! He seems to be on a role at the moment, his work was recently featured on print and pattern.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Spotted in tesco!

Spotted my very glittery cards in Tesco the other day, the question is do you think there's enough glitter on them!! funny!Also saw my designs in social stationary which is a huge change from doing Christmas all the time!

Secret Santa!

So its deffo Christmas now, it's the studio Crimbo Bash tonight, we are all off to The Wardrobe in Leeds, we'll be busting some moves and getting VERY jolly!!
Yesterday was our secret Santa day at work and I got a lovely Gift from Studio Steve, which was surprising because I was expecting something rude and inappropriate with JLS on the box LOL!

And if any one was wonering where the reindeer go just before Christmas I found out last week!
Yes you guessed it IKEA!! They must have stopped off for some tea light candles and meatballs with the rest of us!!


Hey peeps! Well in a flash it's nearly the end of another year!! Its always our busiest time between September and January designing cards. But I got a lovely surprise this morning to find my Christmas designs for Cancer Research had been featured on Print and Pattern which makes all the craziness seem worth while!!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Libby McMullin

Whilst in London Rachael Introduced me to the very lovely illustrator and designer Libby McMullin. We went to visit her cute little stall at the Camden Lock Market on Sunday. It was lovely hanging out with her for the afternoon drinking tea and chatting about life as a fellow designer. It was refreshing to find out that Libby was just as crazy and passionate as us!

If you can't make it down to Camden you can buy Libby's Prints Online this is one of my personal favourites!

London street art!

Thought I'd share with you all some cool street art that i spotted on my recent visit to London (Hoxton), I thought they looked awesome!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Oh no back to work!

Hey there! Well I've been a busy little bee recently and now have lots to blog about!!! I have just got back from a crazy visit to London with the lovely Rachael Taylor!
I arrived at my desk this morning to find that while i was away my friend Helen had cornered off her desk from me while she is away so I wont mess it up or borrow her scissors!!!
cheeky monkey!!

Thursday, 7 July 2011


Hey folks, so all my time has been taken up recently on Pinterest, I'm addicted!!! Totally forgot to blog as all i can think about is Pin Pin Pin!!!! It's so easy to just get carried away, I think I've lost a whole month of my life just looking for things to pin!!! My favourite board I've started is
'Words that make me smile!'

Monday, 23 May 2011


Ebony and her amazing 'Big smoke planking!'

So over the weekend some of my friends have joined the world of planking!!
(Planking is the action of lying face down with arms to the sides of the body, in unusual public spaces and photographing it.)
So my little Maggie attempted her first plank!! The verdict was she must try harder next time, (arms by her sides, palms facing up!!) Bless her!

Just something I put together this morning for all my planking friends from landofthecukoo!

Glad to be back!

Image by Jim Datz

Hello peeps, have had a little break from blogging for a bit but I'm back!!
Really looking forward to the weekend I'm off to London, yay! Hoping to take lots of pictures and get plenty of insperation!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Spotted in Cancer Research

Popped into Cancer Research at the weekend and spotted some of my designs, its always nice! Bit of a different style for me, no characters!!

Sun Sun Sun!

Well I'm back!! Had a fab 2 weeks off work in the lovely British weather!! Double bank holidays and so many BBQ's it's unreal! Bring on the stretchy pants!! Hope you all had a good easter and enjoyed the Royal wedding! (It was a girls dream, she looked so beautiful!!) And as the boys said Pippa Looked Hot!!!)
Pic by Ben Javens

Monday, 11 April 2011

Rach in RED!

So I got the May issue of RED magazine on Saturday and was happily flicking through it when I saw my very fab friend and the lovely-est freelancer ever, Rachael Taylor. It was a lovely little feature about the space where Rach gets all creative!

What a BEA-utiful sunny weekend!!

So Saturday was the perfect day to sit in the park, take in the sun and do a spot of people watching!! Oh the joy when i saw this lovely couple circling the park on there tandem mobility scooter, genius!!

Friday, 1 April 2011

Spotted on Print and Pattern YAY!!!!

What a lovely surprise this morning, (studio) Helen said 'Come and look what's on print and pattern this morning.' I went round to her Mac and there they were, my cards!! (big smiles all round!!)

Helen's card was on there to! (see below!) Two very happy designers today!!

Thursday, 31 March 2011


So I was stuck waiting in traffic yesterday, when somthing smiled at me!! I took a pic on my phone and thought I'd share my smile with you all!!

It's been a while!!

Hello, been away from the world of blogging for a while but I'm back and glad the nights are getting lighter and the sun is starting to show It's face!!
Loving Pinterest at the moment, there is just so much to take in, i love it!!
One of my discoveries were these prints by Freya art and design.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

My 1 year studio birthday!!

Yesterday was my Studio Birthday! Cant believe I left Hallmark a year ago and started working for a new studio!! How time flys!! I LOVE my new work family, small but perfectly formed!!!
And i'm loving being a designer more than ever!

Wednesday, 23 February 2011


My Lovely, fabulous friend Rach sent me a card this morning to cheer me up, its great getting random post!! Inside was a very sweet message and she had drawn a picture of me!! Its like looking in a mirror!! Rach Is an amazing surface pattern designer and after this master piece I think she should go into Portraits!! Well it worked and now i cant stop smiling when i see it!
Thanks Rach!!