Etsy Shop Launch

Hope you all had a fab Christmas and New Year! I have been busy finally setting up my Etsy shop! You can now buy my jewellery, cards and bags online, which is very exciting! More items are being added each week, so keep checking back! And as a launch special there is 10% OFF EVERYTHING! But be quick it is on for one week only!! It is also the launch of my new brand name Cat-a-Cake Creations (I hope you all like it)!

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Why not spend your Christmas money on something handmade this year, or buy yourself a New Year treat! It would be lovely if you could have a look: Cat-a-Cake Creations Etsy Shop.


December Makers Boutique

A few pics from the Makers Boutique on Saturday. There were lots of lovely handmade gifts to be found for Christmas gifts from the Brighton crafters…

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Rosie the Robin wooden necklace and earring set, boxed: £15. Laser cut, hand designed and finished. Available now!

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Laser cut, hand finished tree decorations with diamontees. Frosted acrylic and wood. £5 each! Available now!

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Hand designed, laser cut earrings. Several designs and colours available including deers, robins, cats, dogs, mice, horses, penguins, birds and more! Silver plated findings. Available now but designs selling fast!

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My Stall at The Fairy Tale Fair

Well this time last week it was a lovely sunny Saturday and we were busy setting up The Fairy Tale Fair! If you haven’t already seen here are a few pics of my stall at the fair. Also see the full gallery of photos on The Fairy Tale Fair Gallery. All photos taken by JenniWren Photography. 






I hope you enjoyed The Fairy Tale Fair, and I had a lot of fun organising it! We are planning another one for November which will be our Christmas fair- so keep an eye out for this!

Twitter & Facebook Competition!

Today I am launching an exciting competition in conjunction with The Fairy Tale Fair, which is this Saturday the 18th Aug!

The Fairy Tale Fair would love to make 1,000 Twitter followers before the day of the fair and to help them get there I am giving away one of my special edition ‘Buddy the Cat’ necklaces! The necklace is hand designed by me, then laser cut in mirror. It has an 18″ silver plated chain and comes complete in a purple velvet pouch!

If The Fairy Tale Fair make 1,000 followers on their Twitter by 8pm this Friday the 17th August 2012 one lucky winner will win Buddy! To enter simply Follow The Fairy Tale Fair on Twitter, become a Fan on Facebook or if you are already a follower/fan just share or RT one of our competition status’!

For full details and T&C’s view The Fairy Tale Fair blog >
Follow The Fairy Tale Fair on Twitter>
Become a Fan on Facebook>

Good luck, and be quick, remember competition closes this Friday!! 

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!

My Winner Interviews are published!

I have been asked to take part in interviews for and Bigstock as their winner for the Easter competition- how exciting!

Read the interview at

Also read the Bigstock Interview here.

Why not Follow me?…

 If you aren’t already aware I’m on Twitter! So if you would like to follow me that would be lovely! I only need 25 more followers to reach 200 and I would like to make it by the end of March! Can I do it?….Please follow! Thank you to all those who have so far!

Nursery Rhyme Collages

Some 3D collage scenes I created for a book of nursery rhymes last year….

 The girl and the birds.

 The clever hen.

Butterscotch Sky.

They were all created by hand, made as scenes and photographed then sketches added on screen.

Top DrawerVisit

Yesterday I visited Top Drawer exhibition in Earls Court, London. There was so much to see didn’t get time to see everything but of what I did see was brilliant! Spent most of the day having a look around the greetings, stationary, children’s and gift sections! Spoke to some lovely people on the stalls as well. Pics to follow, and more posts soon on my favorite stands, so keep checking back!

  EntranceDisplays on the way in
 Nice bit of typography on the walls!Love this pop-up/ cut out style!


Pic I took outside exhibition on way home.

Thanks to all involved at Top Drawer and hope it goes well for all the exhibitors!


Print and Pattern

Have loved this blog for a while now…some really lovely stuff! Heres what I came across today….

Love this fabric print by swedish fabric company mairo. It’s so cute! It is part of a new children’s collection designed by sandra isaksson.

Also love this calendar, which stands out from your usual calendars. It is designed by monkey mind design.

You can view the print and pattern blog here! It also has a really useful job page for those of you on the look out for jobs in the design industry.

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:

Thank you!

Latest ‘Christmas Is…’ Card Series

New ‘Christmas Is…’ photographic card designs…

  ‘Santa’s sub-team’ card

  ‘Pets dressed in stupid outfits’ card

  ‘Running out of gift wrap on Christmas Eve’ card

  Tree card


‘Walking like penguins’ card

 Santa elf auditions card

 Not really listening Queen’s card

    The pet not being impressed with it’s present cards

  Happy New Year 2012 card!

  Forgetting the goldfish card

  Fairy lights card

All designs available now in 73 Stanmer Villas and 37 Cleveland Road, Brighton Christmas Artists houses. They will also be in the Handmade shop in st. James street soon. Or you can email me to order some at Cards are £1.90 each or 4 for the price of 3 (plus p&p if needed). They are A6 size, with white envelopes, sealed and full colour, four sided print. Happy Christmas!

Christmas Artists Open House!

 It’s almost that time of year again! Christmas is not far away now, and I’m pleased to announce this year I will be part of two artists open houses in Brighton. The first of which is advertised above, at Nick Orsborn’s house, number 73 Stanmer Villas in the Fiveways trail. The house is friendly, welcoming and has lots of affordable gifts and lovely stuff!

I will be selling a range of crafty gifts including prints, badges, pocket mirrors, cotton bags, t-shirts, cards, postcards, mugs, christmas stockings, goody bags and more. Lots of sparkle and Christmas Fun! Please come along and visit!

You can view my artists house profile here

You can also View Nick Orsborn’s website here

All details and dates listed in the flyer above, and make a note of the launch party on Friday the 18th of November from 5pm.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Facebook page

Please visit and like my Facebook page by clicking the link here, or searching ‘Claire Montgomery Design’ and look for the pink hen! See below for all details on my space in the Handmade shop Brighton, and items available.

Thank you 🙂