Interview in Making Cards Magazine

I just wanted to share an article I was interviewed for in Making Cards magazine May 2017 issue, last month. English Garden card makes with Heather Mitchell, and a prize give-away to win a complete English garden paper craft set from Craft Consortium.

Free Tell the Bees Papers with this months PaperCrafter magazine

Tell The Bees papers have been showcased in this months Papercrafter magazine, issue 108. Available to purchase from Tesco, Whsmith and Asda I just wanted to share Sarah Jackmans post of Kraftidesigns.co.uk who made these wonderful detailed cards with the papers and other parts of the Tell the Bees collection. Head over to her website for a look at the cards and her other makes, or pick up the magazine in store for a detailed guide of how to make these.

Recent hand illustrated commissioned piece for a logo design

I recently had the pleasure of working on a bespoke commission to design the decoration around the font. The Logo was for Atelier Rose-jasmin a florist based in Geneva, Switzerland. Here are some photos of the process and the hand illustrated elements of the rose, jasmin and sweet pea's among the wreath. This work was inspired by the patterns of William Kilburn.

My Orkney Botanical Series prints are now available in local shops

If you are planning a trip to orkney sometime soon or you already live here I am delighted to tell you that a selection of my botanical style watercolour prints are now available to buy from various local stockists. All prints are wildflowers and herbs found here in Orkney and are printed on high quality watercolour paper and mounted. There are two sizes available to buy and you can find them from these local stockists: The Fossil Centre - Burray Tomb of the Eagles- South Ronaldsey Castaway Crafts - Dounby The Odin Stone - Kirkwall Prints are mounted in two sizes 8x10" and 10x12". If there are any prints that you can't find or a wildflowers or herb that you would like to see included please

Tell the Bees: My New Hand Illustrated Paper Craft Collection with Craft Consortium

My second collaboration with Craft Consortium is the new luxury paper pad called Tell the Bees. I received my samples in the post a few weeks ago and I am delighted with the final product. The quality of the papers and the added gold foils and shimmer details make it perfect for the look and feel I wanted. For this collection Craft Consortium added some rubber stamps and ribbon trims hand illustrated by me to coordinate with the papers. My inspiration for this collection came from an old folklore custom I read about " "Telling the Bees". This saying is steeped in folklore in which it was considered a custom to notify the bees of any changes to daily life, including births deaths & marriages

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