Friday, 25 November 2011

A celebration

Hey all! Happy Friday :-)

I have been in THE BEST MOOD for the past couple of weeks as I received some AMAZINGLY BRILLIANT NEWS: My very very good friend Jinny and the lovely Micky got ENGAGED!! YEY! I have had a lot of personal things to do but the first chance I got I created THIS for them:

WA-HOO! I can't wait for their wedding! Yey!!!

Hope you have a lovely weekend :-) xxxx

ps: Thanks for your input on my last post Book Florist! x

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Moo(.com) PART 2

Howdy all!

I am so sorry I've been a bit rubbish at blogging this week, I've been working on lots of stuff but haven't wanted to post about it as it's for Christmas and I don't want to ruin the surprise for the special people in my life! But what I can tell you is that I'm placing another order with for some cards, WOOP! Here are some of the designs I've decided to get printed:

I'm hoping to sell them online, perhaps even from my own website... EXCITING! If any of you out there have a favourite design from my gallery which you think would sell well, I'd love to know!!

Monday, 21 November 2011

Time to vote!

Hey you wonderful people!

Hope you had a lovely weekend and are having a super Monday. I had such a tremendous weekend with my girls and got home at a reasonable time yesterday which meant THB and I could go for a walk around the lake behind my house. We saw a HERON just stood at the waters edge; we were only a few metres away but it didn't seem to mind us being there so we stayed for quite some time just looking at how beautiful it was :-)

Unfortunately today didn't start quite so well for me as I had to take my car to the garage (stupid warning light! grrr!) but everything was sorted after about 30mins so it worked out fine in the end!

Anyway, just wanted to send a quick note out there to say my tee design is up for voting, click here to vote! Thanks!

If you could check the box which says "notify if as a tee" that would be marvellous!
HAPPY MONDAY! :-) xxxx

Friday, 18 November 2011

Tra la la, Friday!

Hey hey hey!

BIG HUGS AND KISSES from Nanny to you! I AM JOLLY (as usual) because it is Friday and I have a weekend of girly fun ahead of me to celebrate lovely Alex's birthday (see a couple of posts ago for her card!). There is sure to be lots of giggles, chats and wine... OH MY GOODNESS I CAN'T WAIT! Woo!!

Here is today's piccy:

(inspired by THB!)

Enjoy your weekend whatever you get up to :-) xxxx

Thursday, 17 November 2011

The Breakfast Club

Hey all :-D

Hope November is treating you well :-) So far I'm having a fantastic month, I feel totally pumped up and raring to go! WA-HOOOO!

So, I've been working on this design for quite some time now. I've got a few plans for it but I don't want to tell everything just yet. For now I've submitted it to threadless tees and I will see how it does there. It's not been approved yet for voting but when it does, I'll let you know!

(If you want to try the preliminary voting link I've been given  CLICK HERE but I can't guarantee you'll be able to vote just yet!)
Happy Thursday! :-) XXX

ps: today is my 4 month anniversary with Treasure Hunt Boy. I AM SO HAPPY! Just thought you'd like to know! :-) YEY!

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Sneaky pre-birthday messages

Howdy all!

Hope you're all smiley and jolly like I am! I feel so rejuvenated which I think is partly down to wearing a BRIGHT YELLOW dress! Woooo!

Two of my best-est buddies are turning 29 over the next 6 days, Alex tomorrow and Gemmy on Monday. I've used the same design for both of their cards (I do apologise girls!) as I've got quite a lot of stuff on both Graphic design and Illustration wise and I'm not sure I can get another design in... Hope they like them and don't mind the "surprise" being spoilt a little early. It's the message that counts anyways!

Nanny :-) x

Friday, 11 November 2011

Recipe Update!

Hey all,

Just a quick note to say I got an email this morning saying yesterday's recipe has been approved for They Draw and Cook's website! YEY! Check it out here! YEY!

You can share the recipe via facebook, twitter or email it to someone if you'd like to spread the word... he he he!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Recipe review!

Hello hello hello lovely followers!

I'm sorry I've been so quiet this week; I try and blog three times a week but it doesn't always work that way. My distracted behaviour is down to brainstorming like mad, resizing existing artwork and devising several plans to put into action now that I've decided to go it alone. I'm still very excited about it!

One of the first things I decided to do was create this double page spread for They Draw and Cook which is a website where artists/illustrators and designers who LOVE cooking can submit recipes in their own unique style. (for the eagle-eyed of you out there you may have noticed that I have created a freebie download of this recipe previously, but I didn't think it could hurt to redo it in a new format! Double click on the image for a more readable version). If the recipe is suitable it will be featured on their site or perhaps even printed in next year's edition of their book by the same name as the website! Woo! I'll keep you informed as always :-)

Hope you're smiling out there, see you later! xxx

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

A new week, a new chance

Hello all :-)

I've been doing A LOT of thinking over the past few months and I've been rather quiet about it...and for good reason. I don't like to bad mouth but I've been incredibly disappointed with the agent I signed to back in April. If anything, I've felt held back and unable to pursue avenues I would've done had I not been contracted otherwise (and can I mention she hasn't got me a single piece of work?!). Anyway, after questioning said agent and not being satisfied with her response... I DECIDED TO HAND MY 30 days NOTICE IN! I'm scared of going it alone but I think I can do a darn sight better by myself and if it all goes wrong, well, I have nobody to blame but myself!

So here's to illustrating and going it alone as Nanny S-A! I'm actually very excited about it! :-) yey! xxx

Friday, 4 November 2011

Moooooooooooooo (.com)!


Can I just say HURRAH that it's Friday! Who doesn't love Fridays??!
Today I have been busying myself with creating a set of thumbnail images from some of the work I've produced so far this year to be produced in a sticker book via I've never used these guys before so its a bit of a test but if the colour and quality is good enough I'll be printing my Christmas cards with them too! It was incredibly therapeutic and heart warming to go through everything. Seeing my images all together like this makes me OH SO VERY HAPPY indeedy. Hope this makes you jolly too!

Have a great weekend guys!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Home is Best

Howdy folks!

Well November is under-way and there's no stopping it... This morning has flown past already but that could be partly due to watching films whilst I work... he he he ;-) I've created this today; it's for two friends (Treasure Hunt Boy's buddies, but hopefully mine too!) who have recently moved in together and are coming round for a yummy dinner (mustard stuffed chicken, crushed new potatoes and mangetout) tonight. I hope they don't see this post before I give this to them in greetings card form later, but if they do: CONGRATS GEMMA AND MARK! :-)

The colours have come out a little differently on here, printed they are more muted which looks super duper even if I do say so myself! Ha ha ha!
Lots of love,
Nanny xxx

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

November already!

Hello folks!

Did you enjoy Halloween? How did you get on trick or treater wise?? I didn't get a SINGLE ONE! Boo boo boo!! Oh well, all the more goodies for Treasure Hunt Boy and I to eat! Yipppeeeee!

I can't get over the fact that it's November; this year feels like it has gone so quickly. It seems like I just blink and another week goes by. Hmm, this DOES mean Christmas will be here very soon though, hurrah!

So it is pretty mild weather wise at the moment but there has been the odd spitter splatter of rain about which is actually a good thing for today's post!

Treasure Hunt Boy actually came up with this idea but I've tweaked it slightly... Hope he doesn't mind!