New cards and wrapping paper with Phoenix Trading

I just received samples of my new pieces now available with Phoenix Trading. I am so happy - as always they did a fantastic job - and the cards are beautifully embossed.

The Vintage Garden range was inspired by gardening and all the gardens I remember growing up - my grandparent's, and my parent's, various National Trust gardens and now my own. Though I do wish I had such pretty watering cans ! I love gardening I just wish I had more time to do it, and I particularly like sweet peas and honeysuckle both of which grew well here last year!

For the Spirit of Adventure card I really wanted to design a card for men that was a bit different. All the men in our family love travel, adventure and outdoor pursuits to various degrees especially my wonderful husband, so this is something for them and they will all be receiving it this year !

This is also my first wrapping paper / gift wrap design and it came out so well. Naturally, I wasted no time at all in wrapping up a present for myself (it really is my birthday this week !) and taking some pictures...


I have also been busy with lots of new projects which I hope to share soon. Lots of new designs for Christmas 2015 and some new wallart for the summer !

Flying things and summer projects

The last couple of weeks have been really busy completing my entry for the 2014 Global Talent Search, run by Lilla Rogers. I can't post my final submission here until all the entries are in but here is a little sketch of some of the elements which either did not make it or are too small to see ! However hard I try not to sometimes, I always end up including so much detail - but in the end I was really happy with my piece. Keep your fingers crossed for me ! The gallery will go live next week and I will post the link and my piece then. But for now here is the little sketch - hope we get some more summer weather soon !