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  • Wedding Anniversary Gifts by YearWedding Anniversary Gifts by Year 2 August 2020
    I’ve been selling a lot of unique wedding anniversary cards with my cartoon portraits on recently – I guess it’s that time of year 😍. I know about paper, silver, ruby and gold anniversaries but I started wondering, what are ...
  • Creative Inspiration: A book reviewCreative Inspiration: A book review 27 July 2020
    Everyone needs a bit of creative inspiration now and then, and I’m no different. I think it’s important to keep learning and stay creative, and books are my favourite way of doing this. Fiction teaches me more about other people ...
  • Designing Greeting Cards DigitallyDesigning Greeting Cards Digitally 21 July 2020
    A while ago I described how I create custom cartoon portraits when designing greeting cards to order. My drawing process has changed a bit since then though, so I thought I’d do an update. I designed the cartoon portrait below for ...
  • Where to find great giftsWhere to find great gifts 13 July 2020
    We all want to find great gifts to show our friends and family that we really do know and love them! But with birthdays and Christmas coming around every year it’s easy to run out of inspiration… And of course ...
  • New Sportsy Greeting Card CollectionNew Sportsy Greeting Card Collection 7 July 2020
    I’m very excited to announce the launch of my new Sportsy Greeting Card Collection! I’ve been working on these for a while now and really wanted to do a collection centred around activities and sports that was fun and not ...
  • All sorts of birthday celebrationsAll sorts of birthday celebrations 29 June 2020
    Most of us love birthday celebrations, whether they’re our own or for others. It’s fun to make someone feel special for a day (or more). And it’s just as fun to have others do the same for you! After all, ...
  • Homemade edible giftsHomemade edible gifts 22 June 2020
    Left it a bit late to buy a gift? Not quite sure what to get? Homemade edible gifts are a terrific solution as you can whip them up yourself really quickly. And everyone has to eat, right? At the most ...
  • Gift wrapping ideas for Father's DayGift wrapping ideas for Father's Day 15 June 2020
    So you’ve got the Father’s Day card and gift, but you need a way to present them nicely to your Dad… I love to wrap presents up in interesting, fun or just plain gorgeous ways. So I’ve been doing my ...
  • My greeting cards confessionMy greeting cards confession 8 June 2020
    Okay, it’s confession time… I have to admit that I don’t send all that many greeting cards. Yep, you heard right. You might think this makes me a terrible hypocrite, being a designer and seller of my own range of ...
  • The best boozy gifts for DadsThe best boozy gifts for Dads 1 June 2020
    Most of us in the UK loooooove our booze and it can make a very handy gift for Dads who are notoriously difficult to buy for. (If your Dad doesn’t drink then you may want to skip this post…) I ...