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!

 

 

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Competition Time- Win Daisy the Deer!

The Fairy Tale Fair Facebook Competition is only on for one more week! Don’t miss this opportunity to enter and win a special hand designed Daisy the Deer necklace handmade by myself. She is laser cut in a cherry wood veneer and has three beautiful hearts engraved.

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To enter simply head over to The Fairy Tale Fair’s Facebook page now and LIKE our page, and comment/ tag yourself on our post about the competition at the top of the page so we can keep track of you! You can also enter by entering your email here.

Good luck- competition closes next Friday!

The Cake House Christmas 2012!

Well it’s nearly that time again, and the Brighton Christmas Open Houses open this weekend from Sat 1st December! I will be part of two houses again for Christmas 2012- they are The Cake House (37 Cleveland Road, Brighton) and Art @ number 73 (Stanmer Villas, Brighton). Both near Fiveways area and have free parking outside!

Here is the flyer for The Cake House- as those of you who have already visited will know it is one not to be missed. Famous for its quirky rainbow stairs and beautiful yummy cake Clair Letton’s house is full of festive crafty creations and a warm welcome! Come along and find jewelley, mixed media paintings, cushions, kids clothes, accessories, hair pieces, cotton bags, greeting cards, stockings, lampshades, bags and much more!

We hope you can make it- we are open 11am-5pm Every weekend from Sat 1st Dec- Sun 16th Dec, find us at 37 Cleveland Road, Brighton (opposite Blakers Park, Fiveways Trial).

See the full Artists House details on the AOH website here. And view the brochure here

 

I will be selling a range of laser cut jewelley, earrings, tree decorations, phone charms. As well as greeting cards, cotton bags, small stockings, pocket mirrors, badges and much more. Please don’t miss us this Christmas- its a one off opportunity to get some wonderful handmade gifts you won’t find on the high street! I will be sitting in on Sunday 2nd Dec (this weekend) and Sunday 16th December- hope to see you there!

The Fairy Tale Fair!

If you haven’t heard about The Fairy Tale Fair by now then where have you been!?… The first one was in the summer and it is back for a festive special on Saturday the 24th November 2012! I am the organiser of the fair, and had great feedback on the last fair. It is a lot of work planning it all but hopefully it will all be worth it and lots of you will turn up on the day! I will also have a stall there selling my usual range as well as some special edition items just for the fair! Read on to find out more about the fair…

The fair is a real community event, which welcomes families and all ages to come along and enjoy the festive creations and treats! All the stall holders are local Brighton or Sussex makers and we hope that you can come along to support them and their wonderful creations. It is also a unique chance to purchase handmade, one off Christmas gifts that you certainly won’t find on the high street! Avoid the stress and hustle and bustle of town and have a great day out with us instead! You can even enjoy tea and festive cake on vintage china while you are there!

The fair will comprise of 30-35 stalls selling a range of handmade crafts. These include jewellery, knitted items, cute characters, cushions, cards, prints, candles, children’s clothes, accessories, vintage style items, hair pieces, bags, decorations, beads and much more. There will also be face painting, beauty, and Alice in Wonderland themed cakes, festive treats with tea and coffee served in the vintage tearoom. Perfect Christmas gifts for all!

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

The Lantern Fayre Brighton

I will be at The Lantern Fayre at The Level in Brighton this Saturday (October 6th) midday to 10pm. Join us on this fab free 2 day event which features crafts, music, art, workshops, World cinema, food & drink and more! Sky Dome from Same Sky will also be there, this is how they are described: “Created by the Arts Charity Same Sky (The Children’s Parade, Burning of the Clocks), The Sky Dome is an innovative new show that combines digital arts, live performances, shadow puppets, light sequences, and a specially composed audio score in a futuristic story, where real and virtual images combine seamlessly.”

I will have two stalls at this fair and lets pray for sunshine and no wind please! I don’t want to loose any of my little earrings! Hope to see you all there! 🙂

 

Join their Facebook event & find out more here: http://www.facebook.com/events/424518234267053/ 

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!

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

Harvey the Dog

I love this new advert from Thinkbox TV, featuring Harvey the dog! Take a look here: http://bcove.me/w3g98nyt 

For best friends everywhere!

The ad follows the last multi award winning advert from Thinkbox, which also stars Harvey the dog, shown below!

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).

‘Away with the Fairies’ Card Range

Here is a preview of one of the designs I have been working on for my ‘Away with the fairies’ girls greeting card range. More designs launched soon…

Some old work I found…

Was having a sort out of old college work and came across many pieces I’d forgotten about. A selection is below…

random collage of my cat

 

 

The Owl and the Pussycat wedding day

Creating the owl with food colouring

Another owl illustration idea

Owl and Pussycat collage painting

 

Advert for a shopping mall

 

Got time?... A design for a card to top up your hours

 

The first 3D scene I attempted- it was for dangers for small animals

 

An idea for a response to the quote 'we're all worms but I'm a glow worm!'

 

A page from a scrapbook I created of the ugly ducking who of course turns into a swan.

 

Bird Illustration with ink and food colouring

 

An idea for a project to persuade people to eat meat... eat them before they eat you!

 

A project that had to be big and green without using the word big or the colour green

So there is a selection of some older work, for more recent stuff scroll further down or you can view my website here http://www.clairemontgomerydesign.com/

Roald Dahl Book Covers

James and the Giant Peach Book Cover

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Book Cover

Matilda Book Cover

Fantastic Mr Fox Book Cover