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New commission for wedding stationery

Wedding stationery design, 2017, date stamp and ink on paper,
Wedding stationery design, 2017, date stamp and ink on paper,

I have just finished this design for a wedding in July for Celia and Matt. It will adorn the table plan as well as each table place name card. The image is made up of the wedding date and as with the invitation design I finished earlier in the year, the method needed to be simplified, in order for the date to be clear.

This was the first time I had created a floral design and I’m so pleased with how it turned out. The wedding is taking place at The River Cottage so the idea for the design was to bring in elements of the English countryside, notes of nature and wholesome homegrown-ness, so I’ve used wildflowers as the focus. Each alphabetically represents the couple – a cornflower for Celia and a marsh marigold for Matt.

I would love to do more of this sort of work, so get in touch if you have something in mind.


New wedding stationery, design and gift ideas


Wedding invitation design, 2017, date stamp and ink
Wedding invitation design, 2017, date stamp and ink


I’m really pleased to announce I have added a Weddings and Occasions section of design to my portfolio. It seemed an obvious route to take considering my use of significant dates with a date stamp to build and create images.

For a few years now I have taken commissions which were destined for wedding gifts, often depicting the venue of the marriage, but in January I was asked by a lovely client to create a design for her wedding invitations (above). I jumped at the chance, because I have been wanting to try something like this for a while. Similarly to previous commissions, the client asked if I would create an illustration of the place where they will be married with their wedding date. It did require a different approach however, because my usual method is one that results in a work which is not wholly obvious how it was created. You find you must get up close to the work to see that the image is made up of numbers rather than a pencil or pen.  For this project I needed to make the date or individual numbers clearer and larger in relation to the entire design so the date really pops out at you. To create this effect I had to simplify the design, you can see this, in particular, with the circular lawn at the front of the house. A design like this doesn’t have to be restricted to just the date. It would work just as well with the initials of the couple and in fact I have included the initials of this couple as a subtle addition to the design in the bottom left corner.

I really enjoyed working on this project, it was a pleasure to be tasked with such a special commission and I hope to add lots more to this particular portfolio. If you’re interested in having a totally unique design for your wedding, christening, birthday (or any occasion!) stationery, which turns the actual date of your event into a beautiful illustration, contact me here to discuss it further. In the meantime check out my Weddings and Occasions page here for ideas.

Twin Alphabet Animal Commissions

Two new commissions I was asked to do for twins. Both illustrations are made up of their date of birth, rather than ‘T’s or ‘J’s as with my Alphabet Animals series.

New bags ready for The London Artisan tomorrow

bags instagram

I’m very excited to take part in a new London market tomorrow – The London Artisan. We’ll be at Truman Brewery, on Brick Lane from 10am – 5pm. I’ll be there with new tote bags, cushions and prints, as well as my usual cards and portraits. Come and say hello!

X for X-ray fish

Xray fish with X web

A grumpy looking x-ray fish showing off its transparency. Check out the rest of my Alphabet Animal series here.

Q for Quokka

Quokka with Q flattened smallHere’s another!
Some of you may not know about quokkas, and this is because their primary home is a small island, off the coast of Perth, Western Australia, called Rottnest. Like their marsupial cousins, the kangaroo, they hop around on their hind legs, and their young are also called joeys. They are curious, friendly creatures and unfortunately, due to human interaction, such as feeding and sometimes cruelty, quokka numbers are decreasing, which means they have been listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

This little guy is one that I was lucky enough to meet on a day trip to the island, whilst I lived in Perth. From the photo, I’ve exchanged a big Q stamp for the food he was actually eating, and as always, the quokka is made up of smaller Q stamps.

Check out more Alphabet Animals

I for Iguana

Iguana with I flattened small web

I’ve been working on finishing the alphabet, with more ‘Alphabet Animals’ this week. Lots of you have been asking about I, and here it is, soon to be available as a greeting card. Check out more ‘Alphabet Animals’ here
More to come soon….

Last ‘W for Wren’ print

wren in frame web

There’s only 1 A4 ‘W for Wren’ print left. These are limited edition, so once they’re gone, they’re gone. Head to my Etsy shop to make sure you don’t miss out.

A sleuth of bears


Can you spot my ‘B for Bear’?
I was sent this photo by someone who purchased my bear card online, and has displayed it in such a great way with more bear illustrations. I’m chuffed to be included in such a talented collection.
Pick up my ‘B for Bear’ card or limited edition print from my Etsy shop