Saturday, 30 January 2016


It has been quite a while and 2015 was rather a lean blogging year...but here I am, full of good intentions for 2016!

My wee girls enjoyed a day out with granny and grandpa last week, which included a visit to the play, talk, read bus. They were very pleased to leave with a cute bus bag and a new book.  Upon further inspection I discovered the bag also contained a set of the wee finger puppets I illustrated last year. smile.

Monday, 8 December 2014

illustration friday

by the light of the silvery moon....

Happy December!

As usual December is zipping by and it will be Christmas day in a minute.  I really better get some cards written and throw some tinsel around the place asap..  I've been enjoying getting stuck in to some advent designs for next year as you can see from this cosy wee fellow : )

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

latest books

I worked on these 4 little vehicle books when I was pregnant with Molly and received copies recently.  It is a really lovely moment when you finally get to hold your finished book/s in your hands. It was my first time working with Scholastic which I thoroughly enjoyed - very nice people : )

Friday, 3 October 2014

sticker book

It has been a few months since I was working on this christmas sticker book for m+s so was very excited to receive a few copies through the post recently.  Some serious festive sticking will be going on in our house very soon : )

ps scroll down to enter card giveaway!

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

first ever giveaway!

I always planned to do a give away when my followers reached 100, and now there appear to be 101 of you lovely people so even more reason to celebrate! hooray!

here is a little selection of my cards which includes a few birthday designs, a get well soon, and an acceptance card.

to enter, just make sure you are a follower and leave a comment below.  i will pick a winner out of a hat on sunday 5th october. good luck!

long lost illustrator.......

as some of you may (or may not) have noticed, there has been a glaring lack of posts on this blog for quite, quite, quite some time now.  i will not make excuses, other than the one pictured above..  her name is molly, she arrived 14 months ago and is fairly adept at commanding my attention.  life with two is HECTIC. but a lot of fun. and hectic.
so anyway, i'll blame the baby and leave it at that.
oh and it's nice to be back : )

Tuesday, 25 June 2013


One of my James Ellis card designs has been turned into a little animation by jeego for a phone app.  I've always thought it would be exciting to see my stuff animated so I'm really chuffed with this : )


Friday, 25 January 2013

illustration friday

This weeks topic is Wings.  There are 24 tiny pairs in this Sing-a-song of sixpence illustration :)

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

new year, new cards!

It has been quite some time indeed since I last paid my blog any attention, so I'm very glad to finally be able to share my new children's card range for James Ellis, fresh from the printers today :)
I'm working on a lovely board book project at the moment and hope to be able to show you some sneaky peaks soon....

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

illustration friday BURST

COuld thiS roTUnd BeAR be aBouT tO BUrSt?!

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

New things

A couple of new characters I've been working on recently.. hoping to see them on some birthday cards soon.

Sainsbury's stuff

A nursery rhyme book I did a while ago has been re-jigged for Sainsbury's. I also illustrated a nativiy story which has been made into a cute little sticker pack. It comes with a mini book, two background scenes and four pages of re-usable stickers, loads of christmas fun to be had! This is most exciting because (a) I have wanted my work to be made into stickers for AGES and (b) Sainsbury's is a hop, skip and a jump along the road from us and I go there most weeks. Will be keeping a beady eye out for this pair :)

Sunday, 5 August 2012

illustration friday

a bouncy birthday giraffe!!!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

come and shop here!

Here is my new shop page on the superbly revamped James Ellis website. Have a look around and check out the huge range of cards, stationery, notebooks and more!

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

illustration friday - jump

jumping for joy! I wanted to post something up this week but had no time to get anything new done, so here is a stripey lady I painted a very l o o o o n g time ago.. will try harder next week ;)

Friday, 20 April 2012

illustration friday - heights

this wee lad is enjoying life from the dizzying heights of an elephant's back! nice to participate in IF for the first time in a while..:)

Thursday, 12 April 2012

thank you cards

I've been working on these little thank you cards since my return to the studio...a perfect project to get me back into the swing of things x

Monday, 9 April 2012

back to work!

It would appear that an entire year has passed by in the blink of an eye. The sleepy little bundle that was Elsie seems to have morphed overnight into a determined, noisy and mobile one year old, which means it is time to dust off my paint set and get back to the drawing board! I've been dipping my toe in over the past few weeks and it has been really quite lovely to be in the studio again. My paints and pencils are just as I left them and despite feeling a tad rusty, I am thoroughly enjoying the chance to do some illustrating after a super special year. How better to kick start my blog than with a pic of my wee lady :)

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

jingle bell reindeer

this is my new christmas book, it's a follow on from last years 'jingle bell christmas'.

new mini cards

these cute little christmas cards are new at james ellis this year. they have rounded corners and plenty of sparkly glitter - perfect for sending your festive messages!

Saturday, 27 August 2011

new book!

I've just been sent copies of Nursery Rhyme Treasury, my latest book. It combines 16 previous nursery rhyme and lullaby illustrations in a new 'treasury' format. I've been road testing it a lot lately, as the owner of a non-sleeping baby.. I am really pleased with how it looks - it would be great to hear what you think.
If you like it you can buy it here

Tuesday, 3 May 2011


I should have done this ages ago but let's just say life is a tad more hectic these days..... I'm delighted to introduce our wee girl, Elsie May Philip, born 28th February and a true delight! We are knackered, covered in baby sick and leaving the house is like a military operation these days, but heck, we are happy : )

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

a big year ahead..

Happy new year everyone!

I'm a little late off the mark as usual but got there in the end.
So, it's 2011 now and the fletcher/philip bambino is due in just 5 weeks time which all seems a bit unbelievable, frankly!
I've been finishing off a few projects before baby mania hits, one of them was this advent calendar for next year, so thought I'd post it up here so you can have a wee peek.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010


Would you look at's almost christmas again!!

Once more I find myself neglecting the old blogger (pregnancy, moving house and big workloads are such distractions!) and since my advent calendar informed me this morning that it's only 10 sleeps till christmas day, I decided it was high time I got something a bit more festive up here. So have some carol singers. And a splendid christmas!


Monday, 13 September 2010


It's been a while since I posted something up on my blog, so here is a little owl for no reason other than to cheer up a dark and rainy Monday.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

new books

We got back from our hols in france at the weekend and can you imagine my excitement to discover my two latest books had arrived while I was away? This is the first time I've seen Peekaboo since I posted off the artwork months and months ago, so it was a big treat to open up the pages for the first time.. This is my favourite part of being an illustrator for sure : )

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Made in the shade

Penny and I will be setting up shop at the Made in the Shade Summertime Hop on Saturday the 24th July. If it's anything like last time, the Roxy will be brimming with hand made delights, delicious cakes and good live music - pop along if you can!

Monday, 5 July 2010

Illustration Friday - Giant

Just hanging out among some giant flowers.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

IF - Paisley

It was a mad dash to get something done for this weeks challenge but anyway, here we go, in the nick of time. I give you Mr and Mrs Paisley Pattern.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

illustration friday - ripple

This weeks topic is a special one. Illustrator Kelly Light has asked IF participants to create small sketchcards, somehow relating to the gulf oil spill, in an effort to help all the creatures affected by it. The sketchcards can be bought for the bargain price of $10 and every single penny will go to one of two animal rescue charities. These wee birds are my contribution. If we all do a small act to help then we can hopefully cause a ripple...
Find out more and view all the great art here

Great news! my bird sketchcard has been sold and will be winging it's way to the USA in a matter of hours!

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

art market

Hello art fans! I'll have a table this saturday at the drill hall art market, there's sure to be plenty of handmade delights around- why not pop along for a wee peek..

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

illustration friday - early

Up nice and early to walk the dog!

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

I love unicorns

This is my latest screen print, a girl and her unicorn pal. I wonder if I should have used a colour which wasn't blue, blue or blue..never mind, it's kind of icy.

Monday, 17 May 2010

illustration friday - equipment

Well equipped for another rainy day. Does that count..?