Friday, 30 March 2012

Fancy Schmancy

So I FINALLY bought A blog template! I have been dying to do this for SO. LONG.
In a dream world i'd be able to make my own template that would some how be as good as this but I have absolutely no idea how! For the moment I just want something simple- and this is absolutely perfect- then I think sometime in the future i'll get a more personalized one.
I liked the idea of having something blunt (and very literal ) for  fancy font for the tag line so I went for "Drawing and stuff"!
Today has just been such a good day, I could not stop smiling... it was actually quite embarrassing!  I got so much done! Including getting card supplies, making some thank-you cards for my family and going to work (managed to fit some window shopping too!). Now i'm waiting for my aunt to pick me up to take me to Kent, good ol' Kent! Where I shall relax and make lots of cards!

Lots and LOTS o' love,
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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

BEAR IN PANTS


Holy glorious weather! I couldn't resist sitting outside and drawing all this, despite the fact that my back is now killing me. This pictures are all fathers day card ideas! I won't lie i love the bear one! It's based on my dad due to the fact that me and my siblings call him papa bear and also due to the facts that he's always in his pants. I thought doing a seahorse fathers day card would be a good idea what with them being able to get preggers and all but i think they need something else to jazz them up a bit, I just don't know what it is yet.

                                    
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Monday, 26 March 2012

HERE... HERE EWE!?!






Been playing around with some new ideas as you can see! A few adjustments need to be made but all in all i'm a happy bunny. The sheep card drawings are based on a picture of a sheep that I saw in Mudchute Farm in London (who knew london had farms!?). They all had the coolest hair do's ever so a sheep card was inevitable when I found the picture in my room a few days a go! 
My panda looks a bit freaky. Like if there were such things as panda mental asylums he'd be in there. Which is precisely why I like him.

I'm off to make a shopping list, (thanks mum/catie!) something I'm way too excited about and then lounge in the back garden!

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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Cycling aint what it used to be

Oh my, I have been lacking in posts recently. This is due to mainly due to work, uni work (on an essay that i actually find interesting!), Birthdays, Mothers day, visits to Vicky's - Where I had the BEST white chocolate cheesecake EVER!  and a random new obsession with the Vampire Diaries.
For the second time I have gone to visit Vicky with Richard and then come back with at least a bag of stuff she's very kindly given me. This time I came back with loads of card supplies, cow stickers a bag and the said tasty cheesecake! This lady is too good to me! So in between the essaying and working I've been doing a few cards and as soon as my essay is submitted I'm gonna get into proper card making mode! Hopefully I'll come up with a few new ideas.
Speaking of stuff that Vicky has given me, I am easing my self into cycling call me unfit but my god is it harder than I thought. I swear it wasn't this difficult when I was a child! In my defense though, I do live on a hill. So i'm taking it slow and i'm gonna get used to cycling to work, once i get used to that i'm going to try cycling to uni.
Moneys been pretty tight so I couldn't afford to buy my wonderful mother a present this mothers day but I did make her a little Koala card, similar to the one that's for sale in my shop but holding a bottle of wine rather than a cup of coffee!
Also I sold this little guy too which i'm quite happy about!


I'm hoping to treat myself to this ring when I get my next loan through...

Vintage Ring from Dot Stitch
That's pretty much it for now! I'm hoping my next post will be much more card/etsy based...
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Sunday, 11 March 2012

Treasury Love!

It's always nice when someone puts one of my little cards in a treasury list! Second row from the bottom you can see one of my birthday cards! A
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Saturday, 10 March 2012

Feelings and Shiz.



Since I started to become a stroppy teenager I've had some sort of journal, it's always been a good outlet but was never a regular thing. I started up properly with the whole journal thing a couple of years ago when I was really insecure about something and didn't realise how stupidly ridiculous it was until I told that person on facebook chat and was subsequently extremely embarrassed . That was when I realised that I needed to see the problem written down to realise how insane it was and so I put 2 + 2 together and got myself a journal to save myself at least some embarrassment in the future!
And I'm glad I did! I've been writing in journals pretty regularly ever since then, the only reasons why there may be some gaps in time are because of my inability to afford a new one from time to time.
I try not to moan TOO much when I write in my journal but my god is it easy too. I try to write down good thing and nice memories too. I want to keep these for ever, no matter how embarrassing and look back on them in my old age whilst reminiscing my youth!
I know it's quite shallow of me but one of my favourite things about keeping a journal is buying a new one! There's just something about buying a new journal or any sort of stationary that's really satisfying. I think because you don't have to try anything on in stuffy changing rooms or walk around massive impersonal supermarkets!
Here's some Etsy pretties! ... Some of them aren't specifically journals but I don't always buy a proper journal to use as a journal. Sometimes they're just pretty notebooks and jotters that I cannot resist!



Girl and Bear Notebook from Hiden Seek

Turquoise Journal from Patiak

Amsterdam Journal from Peony and Thistle

Friday, 2 March 2012

Big Pimpin' II

Tiger Art Print


Washed Out Art Print

Flower Heads Art Print

So I was at a loss about what to blog about today... Then I remembered how talanted my cousin Hannah is! I mentioned Socitey6 to her a couple of times and she started putting her paintings and photos up for sale a few weeks ago. So as you can see she has RIDICULOUS drawing skills!

Check out her page here!

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