The Cake House Christmas 2012!

Well the Brighton Open Houses for Christmas 2012 are officially over! It has been a lot of hard work for those involved but all worth it and a wonderful atmosphere in each house. Thanks to Clair of the Cake House (Cleveland Road) and Nick of Art @73 Stanmer Villas for having me again and I hope to be back again in May! Today I was sitting in at the Cake House which was full of festivities, cake, mulled wine and friendly faces, here are some pics of the house…

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My Jewellery

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My Cards

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Helen’s Colars

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Helen’s peg dolls, Clair’s Clay bangles, my badges & mirrors, Michelle’s pin cushions

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My earrings, Clair’s tea towels, Helen’s collars

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Clair Letton’s mixed media painting

Yummy and pretty cakes!

Yummy and pretty cakes!

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Bird mixed media painting by Clair Letton

Clair's Rainbow staris!

Clair’s Rainbow staris!

Bird Painting by Clair Letton

Bird Painting by Clair Letton

Wonderful Mirror by Fiona Edwards!

Wonderful Mirror by Fiona Edwards!

Welcome to our house...

Welcome to our house…

Christmas tree with all handmade decorations for sale!

Christmas tree with all handmade decorations for sale!

Thanks to all those who visited during December. We hope lots of you can visit again in May and we look forward to seeing you! We also have some exciting plans for a blog, facebook and twitter for the house- so keep an eye out for these!

 

 

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

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!! 

Champions!

Woohoo- go team GB! Not usually into sports but think we all will agree that really was a super Saturday! We want to be in the olympic stadium- it looks fab! Victory is ours!

 

Made in Brighton Market

I am pleased to announce I will be part of the Brighton Makers Market on Saturday 28th AND Sunday 29th July at Brighton Marina. The market will be open 11am-5pm both days and will be full of wonderful stuff all made by local Brighton Makers. There will be stalls selling handmade crafts, jewellery, design led gifts, ceramics, health and well-being, stationary, food and drink and more! There will also be live music and demonstrations.

The Made in Brighton market is in association with The Laughing Dog Gallery and is back for a second year after such a successful first year.

I am looking forward to being part of the market, and will be selling a range of cotton bags, greeting cards, pocket mirrors, badges, gifts, prints and more. I will also be launching my jewellery range which I am currently working on.

Lets hope the sun shines. Come along for lots of fun!

A Little Birdie Told Me…

Thought I’d share these cards with you from my ‘Have Your Cake and Eat It’ Female Range…

If you’d like to see the full range and more card designs view my Greeting Card Gallery.

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.

Patcham Infants School Summer Fair

I will be at the Patcham Infants School Summer Fair tomorrow from 2pm- 5pm. Come along for lots of fun- crafts, jewellery, BBQ, children’s entainment, cakes and more! See map of where the school is here. Lots of stalls inside so you can avoid the rain!

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Pulse London

Today is the start of Pulse London- a trade show with lots of lovely card and craft people and companies exhibiting- many of them for the first time!

Pulse describes itself as:

“Pulse offers you the right mix this summer, delivering a perfect blend of new designers and trusted favourites to suit your buying needs – at the UK’s only summer trade event. Pulse’s unique summer buying time allows you to source and buy what your customers want right now, in the season, as well as your long orders for the rest of the year.

At Pulse, you can find unique and original items from the UK’s leading young designers within Launchpad. Spot the latest innovative products and cutting edge designs from 160 of the latest talents, all exclusive to Pulse.”

I was hoping to visit but unfortunately I just don’t have time at the moment (busy planning The Fairy Tale Fair), I am planning on visiting next year and hopefully exhibiting one day!

Good luck to those exhibiting!

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

The Craftaganza today

A few photos from the Craftaganza today….thanks to those who braved the rain and came along!

Little Things I Make foxes

The Craftaganza will be next back at Christmas- so keep an eye out nearer the time!

Craftaganza today!

Hope everyone is enjoying the jubilee celebrations!

I will be at the Craftaganza today- come along and say hi! Lots of crafty lovely stuff and something to do on this bank holiday Tuesday! Open from 10.30am, Fabrica Gallery, Brighton.

Makers Boutique Craft Fair is tomorrow!

The Makers Boutique is tomorrow in Brighton! Open 11-5, in New Road. Come along for a range of wonderful sellers! I will be selling a range of jubilee themed gifts- including greeting cards, pocket mirrors, prints, stickers, cotton bags, badges and more! Why not pop along? See the Facebook page here.

Happy Jubilee weekend everyone- Union Jacks and bunting at the ready!

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!

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!

Jubilee Summer Craftaganza!

It isn’t long unitl the summer Crataganza now over the Jubilee bank holidays. I will be there on the bank holiday Tuesday, 5th June 2012.

Hope you can come along and see all the lovely artists handmade crafts! See the Craftaganza blog for all the latest updates!

‘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!

Number 73 Artists House

Here is the flyer for the Number 73 Stanmer Villas Brighton, artists house which opens this weekend!

Please come along and visit if you can! There is over 16 artists work to see, with a range of styles and products to suit all! The house is friendly and your welcome to come and make yourself at home!

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).

My Winner Interviews are published!

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

Read the interview at printed.com

Also read the Bigstock Interview here.