Tuesday, 28 October 2014
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
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
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!
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 : )
oh and it's nice to be back : )
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
Friday, 25 January 2013
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
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
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Sunday, 5 August 2012
Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Friday, 20 April 2012
Thursday, 12 April 2012
Monday, 9 April 2012
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
Saturday, 27 August 2011
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
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 that....it'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
Thursday, 12 August 2010
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
Monday, 5 July 2010
Thursday, 24 June 2010
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
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
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
Monday, 17 May 2010
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Today I decided it was high time I had my first go at a little pic for illustration friday. The topic this week is 'Detective' and I'm not entirely sure why, but an anteater popped into my head. So here is Mr Anteater, detecting around for some tasty ants for tea. Hmmm.