Thursday, 30 September 2010

20 Birthday Cards for 60-yr olds

A 60th birthday is quite a milestone! So here's a selection of special birthday cards, to mark the occasion -

Handpainted watercolour pencil and watercolour design on this 60th Birthday Card

Handpainted pen and wash designs for 60th Birthday Cards

60th Birthday Cards with designs painted by hand in watercolours

Handpainted pen and wash designs on these 60th Birthday Cards

These 60th Birthday Cards all have photographic designs

   More handpainted watercolour designs on these three 60th Birthday Cards

Screenprinted geraniums and handpainted oil pastel designs of sunflowers and poppies on these three 60th Birthday Cards

A beautiful landscape photograph on this 60th Birthday Card

All of these greeting cards are available from my Greeting Card Universe store, along with Retirement and many other Age-specific Greeting cards. Click on the images to see the larger versions and purchasing details.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Collage Christmas Cards

My first ever sale through Greeting Card Universe was this handpainted paper collage 'snowballing' scene and it was a double first because it was also my first ever collage! 

It also turned out to be my most popular Christmas card so here are some more collage designs for Christmas Cards that I've made more recently - with greetings available in several languages.

Christmas Tree

Christmas Candles

Christmas Gifts 

Christmas Angels

Christmas Robin

Christmas Reindeer

There are many more Christmas cards to choose from, in a wide variety of styles, in my Greeting Card Universe store.(search for 'christmas cards')


Sunday, 26 September 2010

Friday, 24 September 2010

12 Gifts for Gardeners

Wondering what to give to a gardening friend or relative? Look no further!  

Here are 12 gifts they will love in a wide range of prices and all available from my Zazzle store -

Rose Ringer Mug mug
Rose Ringer Mug by helikettle
Get a coffee mug online at

Don't forget that you can customise the text on most of these items if you wish! And there are plenty more floral mugs in my Zazzle store that you can customise too!


Wednesday, 22 September 2010

8 rather special Christmas Cards

When I painted these Christmas card designs, I wanted them to have an almost mediaeval look so I used rich colours outlined in gold gouache. But I was a little worried about how the gold would look when printed. So I ordered one from Greeting Card Universe and was delighted by the way it turned out!

Christmas Tree Greeting Card

Christmas Candles Greeting Card

Christmas Stocking Greeting Card

Christmas Angel Greeting Card

Christmas Bauble Greeting Card

''I saw Three Ships come sailing in..'. Christmas Card

'A Partridge in a Pear Tree' Christmas Card

Three Wise Men Christmas Card

As ever, you can see the larger version by clicking on the images and you will find plenty more Christmas Cards to choose from, in a wide variety of styles, in my Greeting Card Universe store. 

Many of my Christmas cards already have the alternative of a foreign language greeting inside and don't forget - you can easily customise the inside greeting yourself!

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Inspiration -

- where does it come from and where does it go to?

on my Art & Design blog.