Bauble Girl is my personal card and mailshot for Christmas 2010. It seemed quite fitting as I really am a bauble addict! The lovely tree card is by Jane Foster and the snow dome by Lisa Jones.
'Rudolf the Sausage Dog' (above) is now sold out. I have a handful of Hubert xxx cards available here. The brilliant tree card on the left of the picture is by Walter Erhard. It was designed in the 1960s.
Even though I produced this series of 4 board books in 2004 it is still one of my favourite projects. The books were first published by Campbell as Jigsaw Books and also as a large format book for Ted Smart. The books were reissued as a mini box set for Christmas 2009.
String prints and cards are now available from the great new look SOMA online shop.
I am thrilled to be associated with SOMA as they feature the work of a number of my favourites including Donna Wilson, Gemma Correll, Darling Clementine, Lisa Jones and Tatty Devine. Find lots of inspirational Christmas gift ideas here!
Papercut artist Rob Ryan was especially taken by runner-up Jane Massey's Happy Holidays in Hove painting of her home town in East Sussex. 'The wide pavement by the sea in Hove is such a lively, jolly place,' he says, 'full of people walking, rollerblading, taking dogs out, cycling, flying kites - and this picture captures that feeling really well.'
The article above will appear in the November issue of Coast on sale 18th Oct.
Congratulations to the competition winner Barry Goodman-See more of Barry's work here.
I couldn't choose between the top two images so I have decided to include both for this weeks I.F! The illustrations were produced for The Wheels on the Bus box set published by Campbell Books in 2005. The case above opens out to reveal 4 board books.
I popped in to ASDA yesterday and it was great to see that the entire Little Angels range is now in store . The Little Angels Baby that I created with FLB Design appears on the packaging for over 30 products from nappies to teethers.
Do you remember Clackers?! I can still remember the feeling when I caught my knuckles! It has been fun reminiscing about the games of my childhood for this weeks Illustration Friday-so much so that I had to artwork a couple more of my initial ideas.
If I HAD to choose a favourite colour I think it would have to be red. I think it really can cheer you up! These are just a few of the red things that live in our home.
Pic 1. Enamel Cooking Pot by Finel, Red Magazine-a monthly treat! Brooch by
Jane Foster-(I don't think this design is in production now), Red Vase by Riihamki.
Pic 2. Handkerchief Vase by Chance, Money Box by Luigi Colani, Delicious Tomato Paste from Jamie Oliver ( I love the packaging in his stores), Keep Calm Tea Towel-a friend kindly made it into a wall hanging for me, Egg Cup by Alessi.
Pic 3. Monty Print by String, My favourite Red Tights-Roll on Winter! Fabric by Stig Lindberg and Heart Bowl (Thanks Darling!) by Kaj Franck.