Monday, December 30, 2013

Ripped paper flower art

happy almost New Year!
I have launched into 2014 with a fresh look!
I have thrown caution to the wind and have challenged myself to a little looseness!
For today anyway! it's been heaps of fun, yes I know, my ruler did creep inhere and there, I just couldn't help myself!

Monday, December 23, 2013

around the block, my corner of the world

I wish you a wonderfully joy filled Christmas and happy and healthy 2014.
I am so looking forward to continuing sharing my little corner of the world with you again in the coming year,
lots and lots of love
Ellen xx

Monday, December 9, 2013

Printable paper vases

Available now for YOU TO MAKE! my latest creations, paper vases!
All you have to do is visit my shop for an instant download.

Give away chosen

I am so sorry about the delay in my choosing one of the lovely comments as the winner of my LOVE HEART PAPER ART
Thank you so very much to all of you who left your lovely comment, it's a really nice way for me to feel conected to you. I would have loved to have sent you all a heart if my budget had allowed!
Caro from COLOURFUL HOME  has had a very difficult time this year and it would bring me so much joy to send her this gift.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

mid century illustration

I was rummaging around in the books bargain bin at my local second hand store and came upon this absolutely delightful mid century girls annual, not only is the cover beautiful, the illustrations within are equally lovely, I particularly love the girl picking roses, I wish I could draw like that!

I'm sorry I haven't drawn my latest give away, I have been sooo busy, I'll do it very soon, I promise!!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Modern Christmas

One of the loveliest treats as a designer is to see my designs bringing joy to people all around the world.
This fabulous tree is however closer to home, it was sent to me by Janine at "Brother Design" in Auckland New Zealand, I have worked on some projects for them in the past so it was so nice to see that they have crafted my mod Christmas balls and have displayed them at there very trendy work place, don't the art works go well too!!
(you can craft them too by going to my shop, they are available as printables!)

Thursday, November 28, 2013

GIVEAWAY! make your own paper craft heart

As you probably know by now, I enjoy playing with paper, in particular, I love the way something so flimsy, thin and flat can be transformed with a little cut and fold here and there into something different entirely.
This three dimensional love heart has to be my easiest to assemble paper craft yet,
if you would like to make one, simply visit my etsy shop!
simply let me know where you would hang it up and I'll send you the flat sheets and even pre cut and crease them for you so all you will need to do is tape it together,
I'll make the draw at the end of next week!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Printable paper Christmas decorations.

Time is ticking along and it's time to decorate!
As you probably know, my house is 1950's inside and out, with this in mind I have decided that a more retro twist would suit. I have designed these baubles with a contemporary feel, they look most effective simply hung on a bare branch.
You can make these too! by simply going to my shop 
You can upload the files when you order now, so it's even quicker, they come in 2 sets of 3, one set is brighter the other softer, they look great together too.
have fun making!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mid century Christmas

Christmas is coming up fast and I have been looking through my mountain of mid century books etc for inspiration,
I though you might like to see some of my finds, I particulaly like the Mario Lanza record cover,
Not so sure about the Christmas log though!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

FREE 2014 Calender

If you click on the button on the right hand side, you can now download the 2014 My Owl Barn calender!
it features this design plus a fantastic variety of beautiful Owl inspired art.
have fun!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

More cushions for POPUP Design shop

It's always  quite a big commitment whole selling into retail, It is nice though to see my products out there in the real world!
I was therefore chuffed to bits to hear that Wellington's lovely "POPUP DESIGN SHOP" had almost sold out of my cushions and prints!
I have therefore spent the last couple of days motoring at my sewing machine to produce another batch in time for their late night this Wednesday.
the shop is located at the corner of Tory and Wakefield Street and will be open till 8pm.
There will be drinks and giveaways plus a fantastic range of beautiful, locally made products, perfect for Christmas gifts!