Monday, 24 December 2012

Where the tree tops glisten...

Merry Christmas everybody! Alie's search for an ice skate  christmas decoration led me to do this picture & I have to say I'm really pleased with it - I really love blue & brown together! 

A continuation of this was thinking about the nutcracker & how I loved the ballet!

This is my winter wonderland picture. I hope you all have a really special christmas & a lovely new year. Lots of love Sharon  xxx

Monday, 5 November 2012

Hello Mr.snowman!

Here's a few new christmas designs .... 

Hello, Mr.snowman....

 snow scene in gold

Also, a couple of LOVE designs. This first one is called' lots of love'....

and this one is called 'love is all around.'

Don't forget my seasonal gift evening is on tomorrow from 6-9 pm at Writtle Village Hall. Including lovely work from Helena, Sally, Jayne, Nastaissia & Jo & inspiartional, seasonal arrangements by Alie to order for christmas. Look forward to seeing you there! x

Friday, 19 October 2012

Seasonal Gift Evening...

Please come along to my 'Seasonal Gift Shopping Evening' for christmas cards & unique gifts all hand-made gifts! Look forward to seeing you there! x

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Autumn inspirations...

Here are a few new designs inspired by the beautiful autumn season & a little winter cottage! Enjoy! 

Sunday, 7 October 2012

'Italiano' & a few other things...

I've been watching 'nigellissima' on the BBC recently & was inspired to make this picture from vintage 70s fabric..

My mum has been giving me some windfall fruit from her garden...

I'm loving looking at all the roses out at the moment in the gardens around where I live - these were the inspiration for this posy of cream roses.

Another snowy design for christmas.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Woodmansterne designs!

I have some very, very exciting news to share! Woodmansterne have bought two of my christmas designs which will be in stores available to buy for this Christmas! Woodmansterne have long been my favourite card company & it is a real dream come true for them to be printing my work! Here are a few pictures of the card packs ...

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Caravans & christmas designs...

Hello! I hope everyone has been enjoying the summer - here is another summery caravan design of mine which I've just finished...

I have to say I am very much looking forward to some cosy autumn days soon & in that vein I have already been busy designing some new designs for christmas this year... hope you like them! x

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Flowers & vegetables...

I've had an enormous card order to do over the last few weeks so I'm afraid I haven't had much time to blog... but here are a few of my latest designs & there's some more on the way! 
I've actually had to start doing christmas designs already - at the moment I'm working on a cuckoo clock & a post box in the snow.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

And the winner is...

Thanks so much to everyone who took part in my card giveaway and for all the lovely messages - they are greatly appreciated x

...and the winner is Su Lawrence! - Thanks so much for entering Su, the cards will be winging their way to you very shortly! - Please could you e-mail me your address  to

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Summertime Cards Giveaway

Hello! Hope you're all have a wonderful week. As a thank you to all my lovely followers for their feedback and support I thought I'd run a little giveaway. I've selected 6 of my card designs which I think have summery feel (there may be some surprise little extras too!) To win all you need to do is follow my blog and leave a comment - and I'll pick a name from the hat on Sunday 15th July. Extra entires for people who 'like' my Facebook page and tweet the competition
(just let me know if you have) xxx

Also just to mention my daughter Alie's group at Writtle College won a Gold award for their display at Hampton Court Flower Show this week! Please take a peep at her blog to see more...

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Village Green 2012

This weekend I will be selling cards & pictures at the great Village Green arts festival in Chalkwell Park, Southend. It is a free festival run by Metal featuring, art, music, theatre & dance as well as lots of lovely stalls selling handmade bits & pieces. For more information visit here! 

Friday, 1 June 2012


Just a quick post to share this new caravan design I've been working on! I hope everyone has some exciting Jubilee celebrations this weekend - I think I would like to spend the weekend curled up in this caravan! x

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Chelsea & the rest...

Alie went to Chelsea this week... Chelsea always inspires a floral picture or two & this is called 'flower market!'

I've seen a few pretty bird cages recently - I like to think of the birds flying out of them.

I haven't done a cupcake picture for a while but wanted to use this lovely blue fabric & it seemed to fit.

Anyone who knows me knows that I love French things & espadrilles are so lovely, especially in all different colours & prints...

... Here are some mens' ones.
 One last flower picture for now, hope you like!

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Open Day!

This saturday I will be having an open day at my house from 3 - 7pm. I will be selling cards, pictures and lots of other delights! My daughter Alie will be selling floral arrangements in vintage teacups and cans and my other daughter Georgia will be selling a lovely selection of patterned mirrors & badges! Please come along for a slice of cake & cup of tea! - Please e-mail me for my address if you'd like to come along.. love Sharon x

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

watering can, ballet dancer & beach hut!

Another watering can - I do like them filled with lovely garden blooms!

A floral beach hut for a change...

This sweet ballet dancer was done for Lizzie - who lives & breathes ballet!

Hope you like these - there's more on the way...

Sunday, 1 April 2012

All good things come in three...

Here are a few new designs I've been working on which have been inspired by the lovely springtime weather & looking forward to Easter time...

Friday, 16 March 2012

The Princess and the pea...

Hope you like my slightly grumpy looking but nevertheless, true princess - I just love this story, it's so silly!

What can I say... more fruit!

Here are some dates of workshops & fairs I have coming up -
24th March - Leigh-on-sea vintage & handmade fair
7th April - Folk Art at 'Make, Do & Mend,' Chelmsford
10th April - 'Make your own' workshop at Writtle Village Hall
14th April - Embroiderer's Guild workshop at Westcliff
25th April - Bunting workshop at Writtle Village Hall
8th May - Folk Art workshop at Writtle Village Hall

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Garden flowers

Here's some new pictures which I've just finished. I love gardens with rusty old pots and watering cans and thought this one looked nice with a bunch of cutting in it. - I put a delphinium in there because my daughter Alie loves them!

A very happy snail...

Someone told me I haven't put enough seaside pictures on my blog - I actually do quite a few so here's one to make a start! Hope you like them! x