Monday, 11 June 2012

New Designs Brewing...

Its all back to business as usual now that the big Jubilee party has ended, the kids are back at school and the bunting has been taken down (or rather - blown away in a gale force wind!)...

With June now well under way, the realisation that the number of weeks to the Autumn Fair International are rapidly decreasing, has added a bit of extra 'va va voom' to my plans for my next big range of greetings cards!

In the past week I've managed to grab some quality designing time, stuck on some good tunes and got going with some new pretty, summery illustrations.  I'm letting you all have a very cheeky glimpse at some of what I've been doing.  I can't reveal too much as its all a work in progress.  However, some of the designs will end up being available as illustration prints from my online shops soon, so watch this space :)

Have a great week every one :)


Wednesday, 6 June 2012

An Extraordinary Weekend and Give Away Winner

Hello and a very BIG welcome to lots of new followers and likers, good to see you all here!

Wowsers, what a wonderful weekend in spite of the rain...

Well it wouldn't be a very British celebration if we didn't get a bit of a soaking - it all added to the occasion I think! Personally, I was extremely impressed by the choir with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on Sunday's finale, for belting out the anthems whilst getting completely drenched in the heavy downpour - that's the kind of spirit that makes me proud to be a Brit!

I'm also amazed at the stamina The Queen has for a lady of her age - she really deserved the celebrations she got...60 dutiful years of acting as a shining example to inspire others, particularly in her role as head of the armed services - I can't help but respect the woman!

If you celebrated all things Jubilee, I hope you all had a thoroughly great time too :)

See me up there in my cheesy snap shot - that was taken whilst revelling in the celebrations taking place in our town's High Street on Sunday.  Please note I'm using my own kind of flag semaphore in this pic which says 'Look! those are my cards!!!'... there they are, nestled in between cards from The Illustrators and Emma Bridgewater in the window of our local book shop.  I guess I can now say I 'AM On The High Street!' tee hee!...that really was a bonus to see those amongst all the jubilations!

Before I scooted off and joined all the parties I left you all with my 'Diamond Give Away' which has now closed.

THANK YOU all so very much for your support and all the entries.

 I have gathered all your names from facebook, here on the blog and twitter and have added the list to a random generator do-dah.


And the winner is...

Pip Otter!

Yay! well done Pip - please can you drop me a message with your address and I'll get all those items off to you very soon :)

Thank you to everyone who entered...I'll no doubt do another give away soon (perhaps when I reach 2000 likes on facebook) so keep 'em peeled.

The working week has only just began and we are nearly at the weekend already - how cool is that?!
Hope you all have a great one

Best Wishes


Friday, 1 June 2012

Jubilee Fever Give Away!

Hello, Jubilee Fever certainly has arrived - are you suffering with it too? 

This week I have mostly been sewing cheap Union Jack flags to old dressing-up princess costumes and gluing red, white and blue things left, right and centre...I now need to go and sort the catering side of things and then its Street Party and Picnics here we come!

If you're celebrating the Jubilee over the next few days, I hope you have a great one...

I've also just spotted that my facebook page has clocked over 1500 likes - so that's a bit of a milestone and combined with the Jubilee Fever, it makes me feel its time for 
a little GIVE AWAY!... 

...this time the lucky winner will receive 1 pack of 3 postcards with a British Tea Theme...

...1 sheet of double sided British Tea Giftwrap ...

...1 A4 sized unframed print of my 'Home is Where the Heart is' print - those are 6 handy locket/wallet sized  photo apertures to put your own pics behind and this print looks great in 
a white frame...

...1 roses notecard and envelope

...1 British Tea notecard and envelope

How To Enter

To be in with a chance of winning all the items featured above, all you need to do is either follow my blog and leave a comment below to let me know that you do... OR like and share the link on my Facebook page OR re-tweet on Twitter – it really is as simple as that!   All those who help promote this giveaway are automatically entered.

The giveaway closes at 10pm (GMT) on Wednesday 6th June and I’ll enter your names on a list and use a random selector to choose the lucky winner.

Good luck everyone and hope to see you back here next Wednesday night to announce the winner!  

Until then enjoy a lovely Bank Holiday of Celebrations

Angie :)