Saturday, 27 February 2010

Eliza is sweet 16!

This card was commissioned by a friend of mine for her daughter's 16th birthday. The lucky birthday girl, Eliza, had a trip to New York coming up so this seemed a great idea to use as a theme - and what girl doesn't love shopping! Eliza has fabulous red hair which I think looks lovely against the purple sky in the background.

Since this card for Eliza, I've done similar cards for other people using images of other places that mean something to them and amending the girl to look like the receiver. Everyone always love to recieve a card that has been made especially with them in mind!

Carmel and Brian Get Married!

A while ago I was asked by my sister-in-law, Amanda, to produce an original wedding card for a couple called Carmel and Brian. Amanda wanted the card to tell the story how the couple met and highlights of their lives together.

I produced a cartoon style card illustrating key points in the couple's history such as how they met (office Christmas party!), the birth of their two sons and Brian's proposal. Amanda was particularly pleased with how even Brian's golf addiction got a mention! The happy couple were thrilled with their very unique and personalised wedding card.

Still on the dining table are sketches for a 60th birthday invite... Hopefully images will be ready to upload shortly!

Friday, 19 February 2010

Surfer Dude's birthday

This one is for you Derm - Happy Birthday Dude! (of course this isn't quite an accurate portrait of the birthday boy himself, the real Derm isn't quite so weedy looking and has a little more hair!)

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Witch and Wizard Name holders

I was recently asked to design some name holders for a children's nursery. The brief was to do a witch and a wizard each holding a sign large enough to display the child's name. The finished product is shown below.

Next on my list of things to do is my brother-in-law's birthday card. I used to struggle thinking of ideas for men's cards but most men like some kind of sport - even if its only watching and not actually participating. Failing that a scantily clad lady is usually a winner (yes, even a drawn one!)

Monday, 15 February 2010

Spot the Difference - Fun on the slopes

My first post! Where do I start? How about a little puzzle? There are 7 differences to spot between the two images. Can you find them all? This Puzzle was created for the 2nd edition of Boo Magazine, a lovely little magazine aimed at parents / carers of children aged 0-12.

I currently have several projects on the drawing board (if the truth be told I had to get rid of the drawing board a long time ago as it was far too big, and I mostly now work at the dining table!) including a 60th birthday invite, a First Communion invite and, as always, several birthday cards to do.

I am also designing name labels for above the coat hooks in a nursery in Merseyside. The nursery has asked for a witch and a wizzard but with nice smiley faces rather than anything scary which may put the children off hanging up the coats for life!

Back to the dining table...