Thursday 28 November 2013

Promotional Mailer Challenge

Just found out I won the scbwi promo mailer competition challenge (at the scbwi Winchester Conference last weekend) and I'm thrilled to bits! Here it is, a never-ending fold! Great fun to make, too - apart from lining up the printer to double-side print in exactly the right place. With thanks to Trish Phillips who showed me this template a while ago at her workshop - I've been itching to put it to use ever since.
More about scbwi conference illustration winners here
Words & Pictures - Online Magazine of SCBWI British Isles

If pigs could fly... a trip to the shops poster

Exhibition tonight celebrating Everyday Manchester and Salford, to raise money for Wood Street Mission. Prints and cards for sale, including my shopping pig print (A3). Will also be able to buy prints online from mid Jan. See

A trip to the shops

'And pigs can fly' is a sarcastic expression I remember from childhood, meaning something is impossible. But what if you popped out to the shops one day to pick up a paper or a sandwich and a pig was flying above you with a shopping trolley? 
Can you recognise the street in Manchester, too?

Sunday 24 November 2013

scbwi conference

Thrilled that my hedgehog/mouse image was one of the winning entries into the scbwi (society children's book writers and illustrators) showcase exhibition this weekend at Winchester.
I also designed some scbwi badges for the conference, using a slogan from writer Jo Franklin, Books are scbwi snacks, and another slogan from writer Nicki Schmidt, Every picture tells a story. 
Really chuffed that Books are scbwi snacks was a runner up and have been on sale at the conference.

Thursday 21 November 2013

Mugs for sale

Trying out some mugs for sale with my designs on of local scenes and events (Chinese New Year, Manchester City Football Parade 2012, Chorlton library and Chorlton Green).
For sale at Pop-up Shop at Grumpy in the City, Brasenose Street, Manchester (near Town Hall and along the christmas markets route). Nov-Sun 22nd Dec Wed-Sat 11-6.30pm Sun 11-4pm 
£10 each.
If anyone who lives local to Chorlton wants to place an order, please contact me at

Also Beech Road mugs for sale in Hurricane on Beech Road.