Saturday, 2 July 2011


Just a few illustrations i have drawn when bored and also a few from the easter cards i made for the residents in Leighton house retirement home.

Just Married boots

On my wedding day i wanted something quirky and after trawling through the internet i came up with the idea to make myself a pair of Just Married Ugg style boots, unfortunately i didn't get chance to make them myself so my lovely bridesmaid stacey did them for me, i have received so many enquiries about where i purchased these from and people saying they loved the quirkiness of it so i have decided to start making and selling them myself as you can not buy them in shops anywhere, so if you are interested in a pair just email me and i will be glad to help you out.

We finally did it

Well it has taken us 19 years and 2 days to finally tie the knot and it was definitely worth the wait i had the most perfect day and couldn't have been any happier, we only had one set back which was a huge disaster with the cake falling apart and turning into mush but its just another part of the story we will be able to tell people about our super windy perfect wedding day.

I made all the center pieces and table numbers plus everything else needed for the day i will upload some more images of individual pieces i made soon

Wedding invitations

I designed these with my vintage gold and ivory theme in mind, i also wanted the invitations to have an association with my dress and also the table centre pieces i had in mind, Im really pleased how they turned out, there really simple but beautiful.

Alice makeup

I decided to go all out creative on my eye make up which is inspired by he checkered tiles alice lands on in the bottom of the hole and also the roses from the queen of hearts court yard

mad hatters tea party

I had a Mad hatters tea party during the day so i made place cards which i attached to the mismatched cups and saucers, We made some amazing cakes and had a fantastic day 

Invitations for my hen do

I had an Alice in wonderland theme to my Hen party which took place earlier in the year, I decided to make the invitations myself by drawing alice in wonderland character illustrations on each card

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Come little rabbit!

Doing some sketches of rabbits has inspired me to try and illustrate a bunny/rabbit related song/poem, I remembered a song my children used to love while at nursery called 'Come little rabbit' its a really sweet little song with hand actions, i am planning to continue throughout this week practicing sketching rabbits and certain elements within the song which i then plan to develop and experiment with to try and develop into a style i can apply to future illustrative projects.


In a cottage in the woods,
A little old man by the window stood,
He saw a rabbit hopping by,
frightened as can be

"help me, help me, sir" she said
"before the hunter shoots me dead"
come little rabbit, come with me
stay safely at my side

Friday, 7 January 2011


Sat here with not much to do i had the urge to draw, The first thing that came to mind was 'rabbits' so thats what i have done and i've quite enjoyed it so i will continue to do more illustrative sketches and maybe turn them into something in the end, Valentine love bunnies maybe!! or they could feature on a children's book cover or feature as illustrations within a children's story.

Out with the old

This is a link which will take you to my other blog which has a lot of the experimental phases from my final pieces

I am also working on a blog which will feature all my research and ideas for my forthcoming wedding plus a family blog which is a light hearted insight into the "madhouse" i will update with links when they are ready to go.

Thursday, 6 January 2011


I started this project early last year but the end result was so bad urggh! I have decided to go back to it now i can do it for myself and not to be answering a certain brief or created to what a tutor recommends! In the early stages i had an idea to create something based on words which according to the internet are the top 100 words to know to impress an examiner in A level and above, I had an initial idea to create a set of a type of flash card aimed at higher education students which would be something typographic and visually appealing, the images i have uploaded are the first stage of trying to create such a thing, I have now had ideas to try and create a small book which could maybe incorporate the flash cards within it?! so here goes, the first project of 2011.

A new start

I wanted to show you a few pieces which i feel turned out quite well while i was working towards my degree last year, I still feel quite under confident within work i produce and need to continue experimenting with new concepts and briefs to improve on the skills i have, I would love to now start finding my own style that i feel represents me in the right way, I would like to be able to combine different ways in which i work combining illustrative experimental pieces with a more graphic approach, I am contemplating a future within teaching and have applied for a place on a Art related PGCE but while i do have a passion for teaching and working with high school students i would like to continue and even attempt to make some kind of career out of work i produce, maybe in a freelance role. Who knows what the future will hold for me but I'm sure it will be an interesting and fulfilling year ahead, I have two placements within high schools coming up and i am still involved with the ideas foundation, Heres to a great 2011!

Greater Manchester Police

One of the biggest achievements so far while i have been in design was to be chosen from many entrants along with Helen Butterworth & Isobel Stockhill to design the new Student Safety Campaign in manchester which would be featured in magazines, papers, universities across Manchester and along Oxford road as banners. Our concept was to create a visually informative poster which put across how important it was to be safe while attending universities but in a way which didn't come across as patronizing and dull, We came up with four slogans which we felt would draw students in without them at first relating it to the police, this information would make itself apparent after you had already taken in the information we had to get across, our slogans were different quotes which we related to either the criminals point of view or the victims. It has been highly successful and has received a lot of publicity good and some a little negative but all publicity is good publicity were a new campaign is concerned! Our posters have also featured on coronation street in the police cells!

We also received a letter of thank-you from the chief of police which was presented to us by the mayor of Manchester.