Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Wedding invitations

This week I've been finishing off designs of a wedding invitation for my best friend from uni. I'll post some pictures of the finished thing once they are back from the printers! This website has lots of lovely wedding invites on it and is always very inspiring.....

Thursday, 8 December 2011

2 nice things


1. Wrap magazine. An illustration and design magazine that doubles up as wrapping paper.
2. Beautiful ceramic badges by Min Lee.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Houses


I've just completed an illustration for a mortgage poster for Ipswich Building Society - I really enjoyed drawing lots of different types of houses. Above are three of them!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Ipswich Building Society

Here is some of my recent artwork for Ipswich Building Society....
The Grandma and Grandad are definitely my favourite!



Some nice things

Crispin Finn are a design duo who only produce work in red, white and blue! I always find it a good challenge to work with a limited colour palette. I like the emphasis of using the joke printed on the wooden stick on the ice lolly print - it's a nice reminder of childhood!




I really like these themed posters by Claudia Pearson showing the variety of a certain vegetable. I like the combination of image and text too.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Christmas card

Working on this year's Christmas card. I think it might be something to be with bare trees and birds. I like the shapes the branches make.


Plus I really like this lovely and fun matchbox label, using just 3 colours.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Paris









I would quite like to make a little image inspired by my trip to Paris.

Wedding stationery

Here are the designs I came up with for the printed bits and pieces for our wedding (invites, table numbers, table plan and thank you cards). I am very happy with the final results - we wanted something simple and charming....




Joanna Millington

It's been a while since I blogged but that's because a lot has been happening. I've got married, been to Paris for honeymoon, moved house and studio all at once!

We felt very lucky to have Joanna Millington as our wedding photographer - here are just a few of some of our favourite photos from the day. Joanna did a brilliant job of recording the day, the details and capturing the people and the moments, all in such a beautiful and expressive way. Check out her blog!





Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Shop windows


I like this drawing by Emma Dibben. I like shop windows, they have a lot of interesting details to look at.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

From Fi to you

A month or so ago, a friend asked me to design a label for her to sew on to her handmade Scandinavian inspired gifts. Her site is up and running now, so take a look at the beautiful products she has for sale!



Monday, 22 August 2011

Trees

I also found these illustrations of trees, in an old book. I like the simple shapes and the patterns.


49 objects found lurking in the kitchen drawer


Whilst sorting through my room, I stumbled across this image by Jamie Wieck. I like that he has taken notice of and drawn the things found in a kitchen drawer. I think everybody has a drawer like this in their house. The connection between some of the items is well thought through and helps to unite the design.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Letterpress


With only one month to go until my wedding, I did some letterpress-ing last week, in preparation for the table signs at the reception and for the thank you cards. Now I've got, the basic elements I can have fun with the colours and compositions! Watch this space!

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Abergavenny





I would like to go to Abergavenny to visit this shop. I very much like the line drawings on their website. (Abergavenny also have a food festival!)

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Last chance to buy....

Only a few days left to see my framed illustrations and postcards in the MF Frames window (St Helen's St, Ipswich). Pop along and have a look....

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

John & Kira's



Check out the lovely chocolate company John & Kira's (based in Philadelphia across the pond) for some delicious chocolates - I've just done some illustrations for them. And more to come soon...

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Hello Summer

I like this typeface (and a lot of other things) on Darling Clementine's website.