My Blog- 2011 in review from WordPress

Some interesting stats in my 2011 report WordPress put together for me….click the link below to see more also…

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,300 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 38 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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St Johns Christmas Fair Sat 3rd Dec!

 Please come along and visit St John’s Christmas fair that I will be part of. Come along and support a local charity and artists! All details above, address is StJohn Ambulance, Rear of Churchill House, Hangleton Road BN3 7SG. Hope to see you there!

Also I will be in the Cake House (37 Cleveland Road, Brighton) all day this Sunday, the 4th Dec, if you’d like to come along and say hi. The house is open all weekend 11am-5pm this weekend and next. Number 73 Stanmer villas is also open both weekends 11am-6pm, please visit if you haven’t yet. Flyers for both houses are on previous posts so scroll down to see more!

That’s all for now!

Claire Montgomery Design on Facebook

 If you like my work please visit and perhaps even LIKE my facebook page! Link is here: http://www.facebook.com/clairemontgomerydesign

Thank you!

The Cake House Artist House- Now Open!

  My frame and badges.

 Table of bits and bobs with my pocket mirrors.

 My cards, mirrors and sticker sheets

 Cards Hanging and one of the stockings.

 The upstairs room of lovely things!

 My goody bags, badges, mirrors, stickers…

Stockings hanging from shelf.

 T-shirts and bags hanging down the stairs

 T-shirts and babysuits.

If you haven’t already done so please visit the Cake house at the weekend! All details on flyers in previous posts. Number 37 Cleveland Road Brighton.

 

Burgess Hill Christmas Market

  My stall set up at the market. Babygrows, bags, mirrors, stickers, prints, t-shirts, cards, badges, goody bags, stockings etc…

 Christmas memory bags- fill with festive moments and keep forever! Baby’s 1st Christmas keepsakes, little bags of luck and make a wish bags…

  Some of my cards displayed

Thanks to those who came and bought stuff!

 

The Cake House

I will be in the cake house all day today if anyone would like to pop by. Open 11-5, 37 Cleveland Road Brighton. Lots of beautiful Christmas gifts and festive treats!

The Cake House Opens Tomorrow!

The Cake house artists house (37 Cleveland Road, Brighton, fiveways area), opens tomorrow (November 26th) from 11am-5pm. It will be open weekends for the next three until the 11th of December. I have spent the day there setting up lots of lovely crafty bits! Please come along if you can, there is Christmas gifts, stocking fillers, paintings, prints, cards, children’s t-shirts, bags and more. Yummy festive food and drink also! Hope to see you there- I will be sitting in this Sunday ( the 27th November) and next Sunday (the 3rd of December) if you’d like to pop by while I’m there.

 My work is also on show in number 73 Stanmer Villas, Brighton as well!

‘Little things I make’ by Lucy Ashworth

 Have a look at the wonderful creations of Lucy Ashworth’s ‘little things I make’, a fellow open house artist. Click here to view her blog, with her latest post from the Number 73 Artists open house!

 I love her foxes! I may have to invest in one! Pop along to Number 73 stanmer Villas to see her (and my) work now! Open next three weekends!

Made, Brighton 2011

 Yesterday I visited Made 2011, Brighton’s art and craft fair. It was full of wonderful crafty bits and some great work. I will post some pics soon from exhibitors I liked best, but for now I’ll list them with links to their website: Mando Manderin’s cute cushions and illustration,  Tamsin Howells Design’s Birdie Brooches, which were made with sweet wrappers inside and also Harriet Knightley’s vibrant jewellery!

 Harriet Knightley’s jewellery

 Tamsin’s Bird brooch

 Mandom Manderin’s Birdie embroidered print.

I love it all!

 My free bag I shall take everywhere! Thank you Made 2011!

Christmas Artists Open House Listings 2011

 Take a look at the AOH website for full listings of all the artists houses exhibiting in this years Christmas houses. Just click here! You can also pick up a brochure around Brighton and Hove!

My work at Number 73 Artists Open House, Brighton

Last night was the launch party of number 73 Stanmer Villas, Brighton, xmas open house. Here are a few pics of my work around the house…

 Here is some of my children’s T-shirts (£5) displayed, and the small cotton bags (£4.50), box of greetings cards (£1.90 each or 4 for the price of 3), postcards (50p each), framed cards (£4-£6.50), framed birdcage print (£10), framed original and limited cat screenprint (£25).

 Close up of the small cotton bags (£4.50 each). Hand transfered and embellished. Each item delicately finished with a gift tag and ribbon. Many more designs available and various colours of bag also. Each bag can also be personalised with a name or small message for only £1.50 more. Just contact me at sayhello@clairemontgomerydesign.com for more information.

 Some of my babysuits folded in the bowl (£4.50-£5) in various designs, and also Christmas stockings (£4.50-£5.50), and Christmas 2011 memory bags (£4.50) on the table. As lovely as they are, sadly the foxes aren’t mine!

 Two of my large Christmas stockings (£8-8.50) hanging up. More designs are available, and again can be personalised.

 My prints, ranging from £12 for an A3 print to £25-30 for a double, 2 layer original (and limited) screenprint. Various images available.

 Two of my framed items. Birdcage print £10 framed. Original cat screenprint £25 framed.

 Pretty window display with lots of lovely work by all the artists! Perfect stocking fillers! My goody bags, make a wish mini bags and pocket mirrors are on here.

 My little table of stocking fillers! Pocket mirrors in 9 designs for only £3 each. Also badges for only £1 or 4 for £3. ‘Fly Away’ badge packs for £1.50. Sticker sheets in 3 designs for £1 or 2 for £1.50, mini Christmas memories bags £3, and children’s party invites (8 pack for £3.50). Lots of affordable bits!

 Some mini ‘put me under your pillow pouches’ (£2.50), and one of the Christmas goody bags filled with yummy chocs and a candy cane (£4).

If you like what you see and you are Brighton based please come along a visit the house at number 73 Stanmer villas, Brighton (near Fiveways). The house is lovely and welcoming and has a range of artists exhibiting. The house is open the next four weekends from 11am-6pm untill the 11th Dec. Hope you can make it!

The Cake House- Artists Open House Xmas 2011 Flyer

 Flyer for the Cake House Artists Christmas Open House, at 37 Cleveland Road, Brighton (by Fiveways).

 All details are listed on this flyer. Please come along if you can! There will be lots of Christmas gifts, stocking fillers, a range of artwork and yummy festive treats! All set up in a lovely warm, cosy and welcoming house!

My artists open house profile

 CLICK HERE to view my profile on Nick Orsborn’s website for the Stanmer Villa’s Christmas artists open house in Brighton. Launch party is Friday the 18th November (next Friday) from 5-9pm, all are welcome so please come along! Then the house is open weekends 11am-6pm on the 19/20, 26/27, 3/4, 10/11, so four weekends to choose from! All details are listed on previous posts, on Nick’s website and my Facebook page. Hope to see you there!

Xmas Open House- Number 73 Stanmer Villas, Brighton

Please visit my profile on Nick Orsborne’s Website by clicking here. You can also see his work and the other lovely artists exhibiting as well. You can see details of the xmas open house in the flyer above, or to see it bigger and visit Nick Orsborne’s website click here

Hope you can come along! Details of all my artists houses and stalls are listed in the post below!

Picture of my profile, to view it click here. Thank you!

Gifted? Tigerprint Christmas Competition Results

I have been commended for my Christmas card entries to the Gifted competion, see the results here: Results page

Well done to the winners. see the Tigerprint website here. Will post my entries soon!

Top Drawer London

top drawer website

I will be visiting Top Drawer London on Sunday 11th September. Lots of new cards, stationary and children’s products and designs to be seen! See their website here

New Designers Exhibition London

Entrance to new designers

New Designers Exhibition London, July 2011. Exhibition was open 6th- 9th of July and was a good experience to be part of.

Close up of nursery rhyme book in display

Close up of bird cage hanging in display

My Exhibition

Children's Nursery Rhyme scene

 

The cupcakes as I was making them!

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Cupcakes with my design on the icing

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Cupcake stand at exhibition

Close up of the teddy bears picnic

The Cupcakes seem to disappear...