Covent Garden Market

Here are a few photos of my stall at Covent Garden. The stall holders there were lovely and welcoming. Unfortunately the weather meant it was a quiet day but it was a good experience all the same and I am pleased I have been accepted into such a prestigious venue.

 

 

 

 

 

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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!

 

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.

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!

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

 

V & A Museum

Yesterday I visited the V & A museum in London to see the British Design exhibition on- there was lots to see. Unfortunately I couldn’t take pics but here are a couple of works that I liked which were on display…

Linda Harper- 'Mandarin' fabric

Peter Murdoch- 'Chair Thing'

Zandra Rhodes (1964) Gala fabric

The British design exhibition is on until August.

Afternoon Tea Yumminess!

On my little London trip this week I was lucky enough to enjoy a chocolate afternoon tea at the Hilton on Park Lane! The cakes looked too good to eat, even the plate was edible as it was made of chocolate!

Yum yum!

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!

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!!

Greeting Card Gallery

I have now published my Greeting Card Gallery of all my designs, including my limited edition 2012 ranges ‘Fit for A Queen’ and ‘This is London Calling’. All cards are available now. Contact me if you would like to place an order. They will all be available to buy at the Brighton Spring Craftaganza and the May Artists Open Houses, as well as other Brighton outlets. See the Events page for all the details and updates.

Seaside Memories

 Retro style card design evoking memories of trips to the seaside. Part of my ‘Fit for a Queen’ jubilee range. The photo in the centre was taken in the early 1950’s and features my mum and aunts on the beach in sussex.

London Through Felt Tip and Crayon

 One of my London 2012 card designs. On sale soon, or email me at sayhello@clairemontgomerydesign.com for more information or to place an order for any of my cards!

‘This is London Calling’ Card Range

Here is my ‘This is London Calling’ card range, created as limited edition designs for London 2012.

 A gallery of all my card designs will be launched this week, so keep a look out!

‘Fit For A Queen’ Card Range Launch

  As promised here is my ‘Fit for a Queen’ card range. I have designed these as special edition cards for the Queen’s diamond jubilee in June 2012. I will upload the images to the gallery by the end of the week so the designs can be seen closer. If you are interested in purchasing any of the designs get in touch via the details on the ‘say hello’ page.

Corgi Card Design

  My sketches I scanned in to make up the card design. I wanted to make the corgi the focus of the card, and make the corgi a simplified style to get more of a iconic feel rather than realistic.

 I then added more sketches, traditional British colours, and material texture in the background. I also used the corgi character in the repeat pattern design below…

I wanted the design to have a retro iconic feel to it, and combine the digital colours with the sketched coloured pencil elements. These two designs are part of a series of 6 special edition Jubilee 2012 cards I am working on.

New Card Designs- in progress!

 Been working on some new card designs today- here is a screenshot of what I have so far. I am working on a 2012 series for the jubilee. Still needs some tweaks and bit more work but getting there…!

2012/13 Trends in Stationary

 Trend Bible area for latest trends for 2012/13 in stationary…

 They are predicting patriot themes, as you may expect, with the Queen’s jubilee and the olympics. They expect iconic British references such as postage stamps and buildings. Trends also predicted are reds, monotype and papercrafts. There was defiantly a strong presence of hand crafted elements throughout Top Drawer, which I think is always a good thing! It’s nice to see designs individually crafted with personal touches, especially in the greetings/ stationary industries.

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!

 

Top Drawer 2012

I am looking forward to visiting Top Drawer exhibition in London on Sunday.

There will be the latest trends in greetings, stationary, children’s, gifts and more! Lots of inspiration to be found! Visit their website here.

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

Westfield Shopping London Adverts

'Heard all the Rabbit?'....

'Get on the dog and bone...'

'Are you cream crackered?'....

Promotional bag with vouchers, transport links leaflet, stickers and felt toy.