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.

Jubilee Carnival

I will be at the Jubilee Carnival at The Ladies Mile Pub tomorrow, Sunday the 5th June, from 11am with lots of jubilee themed keepsakes and gifts as well as my usual range of products!

The carnival will also feature a fun fair, bouncy castle, various other stalls, food and more! Come along for a fun day out for all the family and enjoy the celebrations!

Find us at: The Ladies Mile Pub, Mackie Avenue, Patcham, Brighton.

The Makers Boutique

Some photos from the Makers Boutique craft fair in Brighton today!

Jubilee/ London 2012 themed products

Pocket Mirrors

Pocket Mirrors

I will also have a stall at The Ladies Mile Jubilee Festival tomorrow (Sunday 3rd June) and the Craftaganza fair at Fabrica gallery on Ship St, Brighton on Tuesday. Come along for lots of Jubilee themed keepsakes and gifts!

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

 

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.

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!!

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!

‘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.

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.