Saturday, 31 May 2014

Giveaway - Free June Wallpaper!

Hey friends! Hope you're all having a great weekend as the sun is out!

As you've probably realised, tomorrow is the 1st of June, so it's time for me to show you June's new free wallpaper that I've designed with love :)

This time I decided to create some hand-lettering with watercolour and to use brighter and warmer colour to represent this (usually) sunny month. And because I didn't want to paint some burnt sausages and burgers, I thought that a bit of colourful vegetables couldn't go wrong!

You can download the first version here, and the second one here. And I've also done a mobile version which you can find here. Hope it cheers your desktop up! ;)

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Portfolio update #5

A few months ago, a couple of my close friends asked me to illustrate a poem that they had especially written for their dearest friends who were getting married. Elegant hand-made type is definitely my thing, so I really enjoyed bringing to life the words they've written. I'm aslo realley pleased with the cute, delicate flowery illustrations I've done for the header.

Obviously, I was quite relieved to hear that the bride and groom loved their gift! Apparently, it's going to start their art collection in their new home, so I'm quite chuffed about that ;)

For more photos, head to my website!

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Portfolio Update #4

Today in France is Mother's Day, and although I've been way too lazy the past few years to create a card for my lovely mum, this year I decided it was time to get motivated and finally create a special card for her!

I've used watercolour for the background, mixing colours that I know my mum would really like, hand-drew the typography with a ballpoint pen, scanned it, and traced it in Illustrator to clean it up and be able to change the colour of it more easily.

I guess that means I'll have to do one for my dad for Father's Day as well! ;)

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Sunday, 18 May 2014

Wandering - The walk to Aber Falls

As we kept being told throughout the week that this was going to be the sunniest and warmest weekend of the year so far, we thought that a trip to Aber Falls was necessary. And you know what, I was in a vest outside, can you believe it?!

Aber Falls is a really nice waterfall found in a beautiful valley, just a couple of miles south of the North Wales coast. The area is really well maintained, with a gentle footpath that takes you all the way to the waterfall. We decided to take an alternate path through the forest, which is a little more tricky, but provided a nice change of scenery.

If you don't mind being yelled at by the sheep and lambs you have to visit this place!

Hope you've all enjoyed your weekend :)

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Pinterest Addiction #4

Can you tell I can't wait for the summer?! The weather we're having right now makes me want to stay indoors and eat bad food...

1. I'm in love with these limited edition art prints series by Vicki Turner
2. Get ready for the summer with this popsicle recipe on Design Love Fest!
3. Pretty embroidered photo art. I need to try this!
4. This great handmade typography by the talented Cocorrina makes me want to lie on the beach (sigh)
5. Seems like a nice place to spend my summer!
6. Nice colourful design by CROWD Studio

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Right, where's the chocolate...

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Lately on Instagram #2

Today we bought a new cute plant to complete the collection on the ladder / My neighbour gave me loads of fresh rhubards so I had to make some jam! / Caffè Nero break after a nice walk / The top of the Little Orme in Llandudno / The Valle Crucis Abbey in Llangollen / Amazing lunch at the Corn Mill / Getting ready for our little trip to Llangollen / The amazing view from our living room / Morning flowers <3

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