Under the Sea!

What do you all think of this? I was asked by the lovely Ilona Drew, of I Drew This, to take part in her flick ‘n’ mix blog- where three illustrators take part to create the head, body and legs then Ilona puts them together and we see what weird and wonderful creations we get. This weeks theme is under the sea and this is what we got….

 

Taking part also this week was Ilona (tail) herself and Nicky Ovitt (head). I created the body. I think this is a fab idea for a blog and am proud to of been asked to be part of it!

See the blog and previous illustrations here: http://flicknmix.blogspot.co.uk

See our under the sea post here: http://flicknmix.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/under-sea

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My Stall at Hassocks Pamper Night

Here are a few pics of my stall at Hassocks Pamper night. Lots of ladies came along to enjoy pamper treatments including massages, nails, hair styling, crafts, jewellery, cosmetics, drinks and a yummy chocolate fountain complete with marshmallows and strawberries (which was very yummy)!

 

Cats With Thumbs Advert

This advert makes me smile! Following on with the ‘cats with thumbs’ slogan of the last Cravendale ad, this advert focuses on the cats trying to take over the world and basically ‘catnap’ all the milkmen!

If you haven’t seen the advert yet, watch it here at milkmatters.co.uk.

 I also really like the branding and style of the Cravendale Milk Matters site. The scrapbook college style works well…

I even got a reply from Bertrum the cat himself on Twitter (via my Fairy Tale Fair account)! I sent a pic of my cat Buddy, who of course wants to be part of the cats with thumbs gang- and according to Bertrum he is in the gang! And yes I am excited about talking to a fictional cat on Twitter!

Bertrum the Cat replies to me on Twitter!

One Month to go- London 2012

It is only one month to go until the London 2012 Olympics begin! See some of my special edition designs below, which are available now and a great keepsake for the London 2012 celebrations…

See all my designs in the greeting card gallery here.

Announcing The Fairy Tale Fair

Announcing The Fairy Tale Fair, a craft fair I am organising and part of coming to Brighton in the summer!

Fall down the rabbit hole and explore it…

See the blog: http://thefairytalefair.wordpress.com/

See the Facebook Page & LIKE us: http://www.facebook.com/thefairytalefair 

Follow us: @FairyTale_Fair

It’s the Craftaganza!

The summer craftaganza is finally here! Situated on the corner of Ship & Duke streets in central Brighton in Fabrica gallery it provides an excellent location for a craft fair. The fair is open for two days from today with a range of sellers across the two days. I will be there tomorrow, Tuesday the 5th June, so why not pop along!

New pocket mirror gift sets in their own little keepsake bags.

Hand glittered greeting cards available in over 50 designs- only £1.95 and 4 for price of 3!

These as well as cotton bags, stickers, badges, gift sets and more will be available at Tuesdays Craftaganza- hope to see you there!

See the Craftaganza blog here.
See my featured post on the Craftaganza blog here.

My Product Highlight on Craftaganza

My product highlight has been published on the Craftaganza blog- exciting! It features my jubilee celebrate corgi and London in spots and crayon.

Read the Product Highlight here!

‘Corgi Celebrate Design’

London through felt tip and crayon

 

Last Weekend of the Artists Open Houses

This weekend sees the last weekend of the Artists Open Houses in Brighton. I will be at The Cake House, 37 Cleveland Road, Fiveways Brighton, all day tomorrow from 11am. Why not pop along and see me? You can also see my work at Art@73, 73 Stanmer Villas, Brighton (also near Fiveways area). Both houses are open from 11am Saturday and Sunday and are full of wonderful artists! This is your last chance to see local artists work in such a wonderful and unique setting and meet the artists themselves.

See the AOH page for full details. Hope to see you there!

Celebrate the Jubilee in Style!

The Jubilee celebrations are only a couple of weeks away now! Celebrate in style! Find this greeting card design, along with my other designs, is available now at both Brighton Artists Houses I am part of, as well as The Makers Boutique on Saturday the 2nd June, and The Craftaganza on the Bank Holiday Tuesday 5th June. I have Jubilee themed cards, pocket mirrors, badges, bags and more.
See all my Greeting Card Designs.

Art @number 73 Open House

Here are a few photos I took from art @73’s open house…

My table of bits and bobs- small bags, mirrors, badges, t-shirts…

A framed jubilee print and an original framed London Eye screenprint

Small cotton bags- all hand printed and decorated.

Mini keepsake bags, pocket mirrors, badges and t-shirts

Greeting cards- all 4 sided colour print. Only £1.60 each AND 4 for the price of 3!

Hand glittered greeting cards, party invites and mini gift bags

Lucy Ashworth’s wonderful fox creations!

Karen Rao’s fabulous felt designs

73 stanmer Villas, Brighton (BN17HN) is open today 11-6, and next Saturday and Sunday also. Visit to see over 16 artists and their lovely work! It is number i34 and page 80 in the Artists Open Houses brochure and is located near Fiveways area! Why not take a peek….?

Artists Open Houses

The artists houses are once again open this weekend in Brighton- come along for lots of lovely arts, crafts, cakes and a warm welcome!

I will be at The Cake House, 37 Cleveland Road, Fiveways, Brighton all day tomorrow. Open from 11am-5pm.

Also see my items in art @number 73- 73 Stanmer Villas, Brighton (also near fiveways). Over 16 artists displaying a range of wonderful work- well worth a visit!

‘The Cake House’ Open House

Yesterday the Brighton Artists Houses opened for the May 2012 festival. I was at The Cake House all day and here is a few photos I took…

my cards

Set of 3 seaside 3D collage boxes

Vintage style bits and bobs…

pocket mirrors, badges, stickers, keepsake bags, pins, brooches, tags and more…

My cotton bags- large and small.

Pretty Hen T-shirt

Cute bird cushions by Michelle Sweeney and Beautiful mirror by Fiona Edwards.

Beautiful lampshades and chair by Isabella Vanni.

Clair’s rainbow stairs that everyone wants!

To see all the photos so far visit my Facebook page.
To see more of Clair Letton’s work see her website here.
Thanks to those who visited yesterday, the house is open 11-5 today, and for the next 3 weekends through May. See the AOH page for full details. 

My Artists Profile

This is my artists profile of Nick Orsborn’s website (http://www.nickorsborn.com) for the art @ number 73 artists open house in Brighton.

Take a look here. Number 73 Stanmer Villas, Brighton will be open from 11am this Saturday (5th May). It is part of the fiveways AOH trail for Brighton festival. I am also part of the Cake House open house (also Fiveways trail) at 37 Cleveland road. Hope to see you at one of these through May! See AOH page for full details.

The Cake House Artists House May 2012

As well as number 73 Stanmer Villas I am part of another artists open house for May 2012, The Cake house (37 Cleveland Road). The house is full of wonderful gifts, including beautiful paintings, prints, mirrors, cushions, lampshades, paper cut outs and more. As well as lots of yummy cake of course in the cafe. The house is welcoming, family friendly and full of colour and glitter. There is something for everyone so please pay us a visit!

Open from this Saturday the 5th May and all weekends throughout May. See the AOH page for full details. Hope to see you there!

3D Seaside Collages

I have been busy working on some small scale 3D collage boxes with a seaside theme.

Each collage features one of my ‘Oh I do like to be beside the seaside’ Brighton designs and features a high quality print which is hand glittered and 3D collaged.

The boxed collages come as a set of three and are a one off. Each design is synonymous with Brighton and would make ideal gifts and would Brighten up any home.

The set is available at The Cake House (37 Cleveland Road, Brighton) as part of the Artists Open Houses festival through weekends in May 2012. See the AOH page for more details. But be quick- once they are gone, they are gone!!

London 2012

I’m am heading up to London today for an early Birthday treat- afternoon tea at a posh hotel- yum yum! I thought I’d get in the London mood and post a couple of my London 2012 designs…

For all my designs see my Greeting Card Gallery page!

The Girl and the Birds

‘The Girl and the Birds’ 3D collage I created…

Available as a print, greeting card, badges, pocket mirror and cotton bags now! Find them at the artists open houses, Makers Boutique (2nd June), and Summer Craftaganza (Bank Holiday Tuesday 5th June).

Did someone say Jubilee…

Hearing more and more talk about the Jubilee as the days and weeks go by- only a couple of months to go now! Don’t forget my ‘Fit For A Queen’ Jubilee range and ‘This is London Calling’ range are both available now.

They will be available at the artists open houses in May, as well as the Makers Boutique on the 2nd June. You can also contact me for special orders. Union Jacks and bunting at the ready!!

Photos from the Makers Boutique

Here are a few photos from the Makers Boutique Craft fair on Saturday…

Mini cotton bags

Badges

I will also be at the next Makers Boutique, on Saturday June 2nd if you would like to come along!

Guess What!?- I Won the Easter Competition!

Exciting news! Today I found out I won the Easter Competition on Pinterest (with Printed.com and Bigstock) with my Dotty Chick design! Thanks to those who voted! Should be sent out in a newsletter to 415,000 people now- very exciting!

Last Chance to Vote!

If you haven’t already done so it would be lovely if you could vote for me in this Pinterest Easter competition! It only takes one click, simply follow this link and click on the dotty chicks! http://www.printed.com/competitions/easter-printed-2012 but be quick! Thank you!

Makers Boutique

Well the Makers Boutique is over for this month and it was certainly a busy one! The food festival in New Road helped bring in the crowds and the rain stayed way-hoorah! Thanks to those who came, there were some lovely things from lovely local people! Pics will be up soon, so keep a look out! Hope you all have a Happy Easter!

It’s the Makers Boutique Today!

Looking for something to do this Easter weekend? Still stuck on gift ideas? Well come along to the Makers Boutique where you’ll find lots of lovely handmade gifts from a range of local artists! Hope to see you there!

Makers Boutique Craft Fair- Tomorrow!

It’s the Makers Boutique craft fair tomorrow in Brighton! Come along for all things handmade and lovely. I will be selling a range of easter gifts, Brighton seaside themed ranges, and special edition Jubilee and London 2012 items! Pocket mirrors, cotton bags, badges, stickers, handmade felt chicks, goody bags, mugs and more! Why not come along and take a peek at all the wonderful sellers for yourself!

Open 11am-6pm (extended hours!), Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton (just along from the Theatre Royal)!

Hope to see you there, and Happy Easter!!

Give a Handmade Gift this Easter!

Easter is nearly upon us! Still stuck on what to buy as gifts? Want an alternative to a chocolate egg, and something a little more personal and handmade? Well you will find plenty of gift ideas at the Makers boutique Brighton this Saturday (the 7th April)!

I will be selling my handmade felt chicks (in little pouches to keep warm!), easter cards, pocket mirrors, badges, stickers, mug gift sets with mini chocolates and more! Hope to see you there! Open 11am-6pm, New road Brighton! See events page for more!