Friday, 18 April 2014

Happy Easter, Bunnies!

Happy Easter guys! I hope you all have a lovely long weekend. I knew I wanted to create an Easter themed post (aside from V&T) however I wanted to do something a little different so I thought I'd have a go at making some bunny patterns. They are surrounded by all of their favourite Easter treats! I didn't realise bunnies enjoy eating rose petals, but apparently they do - maybe you can treat your pet this weekend. Anyway, have any of you got any fun plans? I've already partially destroyed a white chocolate egg! 




C xxx

Thursday, 17 April 2014

New Things!

I thought I'd put a bit of a post together to show you some of the latest commissions I've been working on! Some really lovely girls have been in touch over the past few weeks on Gemma's amazing recommendation (thank you Gemma!) so I've had some fun projects to work on. 

Firstly, I created this banner for the lovely Tiffany who was super sweet to me! She runs a beauty blog and her latest post is Queen Elsa inspired makeup so I'm sure lots of people will appreciate that.
 Next up, I made this illustration for Indy who blogs over at The Fabulosity Factor. Indy pretty much let me do whatever I wanted, her only specification is that she wanted her adorable cat Luna included, how could I refuse! She's so cute.

Lastly, I created this banner for the amazing Laura! Laura asked for a pretty dressing up table with a very girly vibe, which I think we managed to achieve pretty well! 

I'm really grateful to all of these ladies for commissioning me; and if you'd like an illustration for your blog or website, feel free to get in touch anytime. 


C xxx

P.S. Stay tuned for the latest Violet & Ted story, we'll have it with you asap!

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Dracarys-Lite


Game of Thrones is now back on our screens, so of course this meant I had to draw some cute baby dragons! After I had finished, I realised that some of them look a little like Moomins. I haven't had a chance to watch the new episode yet, so no spoilers please! I've added this to my Society6 store and it's available on bags, cushions, and t-shirts. You can also get free delivery and $5 off most items at the moment if you click this link! I've ordered myself a Ponyo t-shirt so I'll be sure to show you what it looks like when it arrives.

C xxx

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Miss Makeup Magpie: New Banner!



I was very excited when Gemma commissioned me to create her new blog header the other week, but so nervous too as I really loved her old one! We wanted to keep the idea of a branch, but we decided on having a couple of magpies instead of just one so it looks like a little family nesting in the cherry blossom tree! Gemma was so sweet to me throughout the whole process, she was very flexible and helpful - I really loved creating this piece for her. 

Thank you for asking me to do this, Gemma! I'm so glad that you're happy with the finished result. 

If you'd like to commission a special illustration for your blog, feel free to get in touch with me anytime.

C xxx

Monday, 31 March 2014

Ohh Deer

I decided to enter my Ponyo illustration into the current Ohh Dear competition. I'd really appreciate it if you could check out the page and maybe like or share my entry to help me out a little! The design is even available to buy whilst the competition is on-going - pretty cool! You can view my entry here. I believe the competition runs until the 21st of April if you'd like to take part too; I might even try to submit a couple more designs if I get the chance. Thanks guys!

C xxx

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Ponyo's Sisters


Ah, I really love Ponyo! It's such a happy anime and I could watch it time and time again. If you've never seen it, it's about a little goldfish girl who swims away from home and meets a little boy called Sosuke. The two become friends and Ponyo uses her magic to transform herself into a human (it's based on the idea of 'The Little Mermaid'). Ponyo has hundreds of goldfish sisters, so I decided to make an illustration featuring them! 

I'd love to know what you think! Do you have a favourite anime movie?

C xxx

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Etsy Art Finds

First things first, I am now an Etsy affiliate! A lovely lady called Justyna emailed me a short while ago to ask if I'd like to be part of the scheme, and seeing as I love Etsy and handmade goods, of course I said yes. The affiliate programme basically allows bloggers like me to earn a small commission by curating our own little selection of products, then if anybody decides to make a purchase, we get a little money back! I thought maybe I'd do some Etsy wishlist-type posts a couple of times a month if you guys enjoy them, what do you think?

So todays wish-list features some of the art goodies I've spied on Etsy and fallen in love with. Some of these shops are recent finds, and some I've been a fan of for a long time. 

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I love everything on Teacup Piranha's store! I found out about it whilst I was searching for Ponyo illustrations and saw this gorgeous one - how cute. Aside from that, they also sell these vintage inspired travel posters for a whole manner of fantastical locations, they even have an awesome GoT's one! 

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I came across Meluseena's lovely store the other day whilst browsing for Khaleesi themed artwork. I spotted this gem of an illustration featuring the Mother of Dragons herself, but it's so sweet! I love this particular style and I think it'd be perfect for any GoT fan. 

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I discovered Anna See ages ago but I've always loved her work! She illustrates the most adorable animals you are likely to see in a really simple but lovely style. I love all of these little bears! 

Would you be happy to display any of these prints on your walls?

C xxx