Thursday, 23 December 2010

Merry Christmas

I'm so looking forward to Christmas, the celebrations can start now that all orders have been finished and delivered. My online shops are closed until the beginning of January and I'm going to have a relaxing break with my family until the new year. I've had a busy year and am looking forward to the next one, hoping it's just as manic. I'd like to wish all my customers and blog followers a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

This year's children's Christmas card

Each year my children, Finlay 7(tomorrow!) and Ruby 3, draw lovely Christmas pictures that I scan and print as Christmas cards for their grandparents. This year they drew beautiful Christmas trees.



Here's their snowmen from last year...



and Finlay's father Christmas and Christmas tree from 2008

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Real weddings - Julia & Mark {save the dates}

Julia and Mark choose the the Cow Parsley design for their save the dates. I'm really pleased how they've turned out after spending every spare minute last week printing, cutting, rounding corners and packing - all 60 of them.



Sunday, 28 November 2010

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Folksy festive sampler

This year's Folksy festive sampler is full of gorgeous gift ideas from very talented designer/makers over on Folksy. I'm made up to have my personalised owl notecards featured in the '£10.00 and under' section.




Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Featured item on Folksy

The Folksy homepage has a special remembrance theme this week and I'm thrilled to have my poppy field birthday cards included.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Absalut Ink Tattoo Parlour - gift vouchers

Recent commission for gift vouchers for Absalut Ink Tattoo Parlour. Black pigment ink printed on heavyweight natural white card, teamed with black envelopes. Check out Hefin's work at the Absalut Ink Facebook group.





Sunday, 24 October 2010

Sprig wedding stationery

Here's a selection of various pieces of wedding stationery in my 'sprig' design that I've put together for a bride looking for elegant and simplistic stationery.







Friday, 8 October 2010

Atelier

Atelier contemporary craft gallery is the first bricks and mortar shop to stock gooseberrymoon products. I've been asked by a few galleries and shops in the past and have always said no, partly because I never thought I was ready to start supplying my stationery in large(ish) quantities, and also I didn't think it would be worth my while as the commission is always so high. However, Atelier was a little different, firstly because Tracey, the owner, wouldn't take no for an answer, and secondly she was one of my first ever customers to buy from my Folksy shop and I really wanted to give some support back.

Tracey worked so hard to transform an empty shell into an amazing gallery space in a short space of time, you can check out her blog to see images of the before and after. The gallery opened its doors to the public mid July this year and I am so pleased at how well my stationery is selling. I'm now working on the 3rd order for the gallery and have lots of lovely notebooks and notecards to finish and pack ready to be sent down to Barnstaple.




I'd love to go and visit the gallery, but Devon is way too far from North Wales to be able to just pop by! Maybe I'll have to schedule in a holiday to lovely North Devon. You can find out more about Atelier by visiting the website.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

October Folkfest

As a personal challenge I've joined the Folksy daily listings club for October. This will be a huge challenge for me but I'm hoping it will make me more organised on the listings and promoting front. It's also a bit of an experiment to see if it makes any difference to the number of sales I get, I'll compare at the end of the month and let you know.

Here are some of my favourite Halloween items listed by fellow October Folkfesters over the last few days. Click on the images to find out more.



Vintage Style Halloween Potion Gift Tags x 9 £2.25
Vintage Dreams

Hanging witch hat ornament £2.50
MudMeddling

Halloween Spiders £1.50
Diomo Glass

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Colour palettes - Frosted pink and sea green

I've been playing on COLOURlovers and created a couple of palettes perfect for wedding stationery. I've applied them to my Winter Cow Parsley design to illustrate how pretty they are.


Frosted_pink
Color by COLOURlovers

Sea_green
Color by COLOURlovers

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Seedheads notebook

In need of a new design for my notebooks I set to work and doodled this seedhead design which looks great grouped together to make a surface pattern.

My new seedheads design has been digitally printed onto teal or purple card with black pigment ink and filled with 20 pages of crisp white paper to create a cute A6 notebook. Will be available in my Folksy shop soon.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Custom design

Minty rabbit flying a kite with a custom message blowing in the wind. Printed in soft greens, blues and browns on a natural white card. This design will be available in my Folksy shop soon with an option to choose whatever message you'd like.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Notecards gallery

I've added some new pics of notecards on my Flickr gallery, so thought I'd share.

Monday, 12 July 2010

New designs

A quick peak at two of my latest designs coming soon to my Folksy shop. Both designs will be available as a pack of four notecards.

First up is Russian Dolls. I've changed the colour palette and the configuration of the colours on this design sooooo many times, but I'm finally happy and the colours print so well. They're just so pretty!


Winter Cow Parsley has been created from one of my illustrations and digitally coloured in soft muted blues and greens, and a touch of brown. This design sits perfectly along side my other floral designs that have the same feel of simplicity.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Diary 2011 project

I recently discovered the Diary 2011 project and just had to contribute. I chose 30th June page to design and here it is...



There are still some available dates but the deadline for artwork is 7th July so you need to be quick if you'd like to design a page. To find out more vist diary 2010 project.

Monday, 21 June 2010

All done and dusted

Had a busy week or so creating and packing a wholesale order for a brand new (not yet open) gallery that will be stocking my notecards and notebooks. I'll blog more about the gallery soon.



And the last of the huge wedding stationery order I've been working on for Peter and Gemma has been finished and delivered. Peter and Gemma have been fantastic to work with, I'm sure they'll have the most amazing day on Friday and I wish them all the very best for their future together.