Sunday, 30 March 2014

A trade show challenge

Beer mat business cards, with my details printed on the reverse
A glimpse at a freshly printed notecard set and gift tag/sticker pack

This time next week I'll be starting out on day no.1 at the British Craft Trade Fair in Harrogate, West Yorkshire.  It will be my first time exhibiting at a trade show, it's something I've been building up to for a while now.  I've sold at many a craft and print retail fair over the last 8 years but decided it was time to try out another type of event, one aimed directly at potential stockists.  For the upcoming BCTF show I've pushed myself to create as many new products as I can, and devised a colour coordinated layout for my stand. Red, yellow and blue!

Above are a few photos of my current preparations.  I've designed and screen printed 7 new products so far with 3 more to finish printing this week.  The new work includes greetings cards, tote bags, stationery packs and other paper products.  More about those soon!

My talented other half Sam has built a wall mounted card display (see above photo) which had a test run earlier this morning, it works a treat!

After the BCTF event you can find me at Manchester Print Fair on Saturday 12th April, I'll have lots of new products in tow.  More events to be announced soon.  I'd best get back to the printing table!

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

January round up!

First of all, here's introducing my brand new website.  Fully updated, fully functioning and ready for your perusal.  I'm not someone who enjoys spending a lot of time sitting at the computer, hence the long overdue update, but I got there, eventually!  Have a little look here.

Image credit: Talented Totes

Image credit: Talented Totes

Image credit: Talented Totes

Image credit: Talented Totes
Next up, I'm pleased to introduce 'Love Ahoy!' a colourful range of beach bags I designed for Talented Totes recently.  All hand printed in Sheffield, UK onto fair trade canvas beach bags with chunky rope handles.  I have a few of each design available in my Not on the High Street and Etsy shops now!

I'm currently working on a new range of Memo products to take to the British Craft Trade Fair at the start of April.  More news about the new wares to follow soon.  For now I'll leave you with a recent photograph taken whilst at my desk...

Monday, 21 October 2013

Festive card designs 2013

'Festive Cheer' Christmas card

'Mulled Wine' Christmas card
Here's introducing two new Christmas card designs for 2013!  'Festive Cheer' hand printed in red and bright green inks onto 100% recycled grey card, with a red envelope.  Followed by 'Mulled Wine' in plum and a minty green, printed onto thick recycled white card with a pale blue envelope.  I've challenged myself to design characters this year, something I've really enjoyed and hope to do more of soon.

Both designs are available in my Etsy and Not on the High Street shops now, individually or in a pack of five.

Saturday, 5 October 2013


'Coffee' hand printed coaster set

'Tiki' hand printed coaster set
Introducing two new sets of drinks coasters! 

I've reworked my original 'Coffee' coasters and produced a vibrant new set in red, yellow, green and blue.  Great for fellow primary colour lovers!  Alongside these I've created a new coaster set with a Polynesian theme.  The 'Tiki' coaster set is something I've designed to go alongside my work for the current Girls Who Draw Masquerade exhibition in Leeds, for which I created two Tiki themed screen prints (both will be available online shortly).

Both new sets of coasters are available now in Etsy and NOTHS shops!

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Good Luck Pal!

Here's a new card to add to the collection: 'Good Luck Pal!' Hand screen printed in mint green and black onto 100% recycled cream card, packaged in a biodegradable wallet.  Available from my Etsy and NOTHS shops now!  More new items to follow very soon...