Friday, 30 July 2010

Citius, Altius, Fortius....

....this latin means 'Faster, Higher, Stronger' and the Olympic Ring logo was created in 1913.
There's some facts for your friday!
2 years until London 2012! I can't wait!
I wonder what Sir Seb Coe would make of my new
decorative version of the Olympic rings! I doubt he'll be a fan!

Have a good weekend everyone!
Mine is an unsociable one....full of work, a couple of jogs and food treats!

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

A favourite...Matt Sewell

I thought I'd share with you one of my favourite artists....Matt Sewell.
He produces a range of work, from making and painting wooden birds, screen prints, murals in various shops, bars etc etc. There's much much more!
I love the flow of his work...his girl characters and bird drawings/prints are my favourites.
He also works really well with typography.
Love love love!
A couple of years back I bought a few screenprinted postcards from a shop in Brighton.
They are framed and randomly scattered around my home.

See here for Matts website and shop

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

A lovely weekend

I really enjoyed my weekend...despite it kicking off with a whole friday night of house cleaning!
My friends arrived on Saturday and we went on the rowing boats on the lake by the university in the sunshine, followed by an lovely evening of sangria, tapas, cocktails
and daft dancing! the best kind!
A fry up went down a treat the following morning!

Once I'd waved my friends and my Ed headed to GBK for tea and then onto see Saltimbanco by Cirque Du Soleil!
it was fantastic!

Talking of the circus....not as flamboyant as Cirque Du Soleil but still very entertaining,
here's some pics from the circus tent at Glastonbury this year....
This crazy man got right inside this giant ball! It was all very clever! I'm not sure how he managed to breathe in there...
or how when he burst it at the end he ended up dressed like Elvis!!!

Friday, 23 July 2010

I love henna feet!

Here's my latest foot decor!
A better attempt than last time I think....see here for my Glastonbury feet!
I bought a new tube of henna from Ebay which is less orangey and more brown,
just how I like it!!
I don't think I could ever decide on a design that I'd like as a real tattoo so henna is perfect for an indecisive me!

Time for the weekend! I've got friends coming to stay and a trip to the circus with my husband on sunday...hopefully tied in a visit to gbk! A perfect weekend...can't wait!
Have a good one everyone!

flower girl


Here's a snapshot from another oldie...
I designed this embroidery a summer or two back for TU clothing-girlswear

Thursday, 22 July 2010

an old favourite!

I've been having a bit of a sort out....time to get lots of things in the loft!
I've come across some samples from years gone by!
This one is a favourite of mine created for Tu Clothing for girls pjs.
I loved designing's the original:
and here's a snapshot of the design on the pjs, full of some lovely embroidery and applique!

more to show you tomorrow!

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Soooo excited!!

I'm extremely lucky this week...I really can't believe it!
Last night we were given tickets for Saltimbanco by Cirque Du Soleil,
in Nottingham this Sunday!! A friend won them in a competition and can't make it!
I Can Not Wait!
We have seen the Cirque Du Soleil once before.....over 5 years ago when we went for our first anniversary....such a big treat to such the amazing spectacle again!
Roll on the weekend!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Baby celebrations!

It was exciting enough having friends starting to get married
but now the babies have begun arriving!
Here's a christening invite that I have printed today for my friend Becky's little baby boy.
Becky and her husband picked my favourite design from my christening invite selection!
Here's a couple more designs of mine, they can also all be used for birth announcement cards.
Commissions available on request.

Monday, 19 July 2010

tweet tweet

We headed to the Lakeside Arts Centre in Nottingham yesterday and had a peak at my lovely friends work. It all looked always....the blue tit was our favourite. Very cute!
You can see more of Abigail Browns work here.
Click here to see the birds Abbie created for our wedding cake.

Friday, 16 July 2010

onto the band wagon!

A little late onto the band wagon I know....but I'm now a Tweeter.
Though I need some practise....first hurdle is getting a background up! I really don't know what I'm doing yet!
my page is @bgunnelldesign

Hope everyone's got a nice weekend planned...mine is going to involve Pizza, wine, lie ins, seeing Abigail Browns birds at the Lakeside.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Fab Vs Nobbly Bobbly

Now here's an important debate!! Fab ice lolly Vs Nobbly Bobbly!
Fab has always been a firm favourite....but this week I've discovered Nobbly Bobbly's are better! What's your top pick at the ice cream van?

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Get festive with glasses!!

I'm working on some christmas pop up cards at the moment....but I got a little side tracked!
So here's some festive glasses! There's space on the back to write a christmas message too!
so much fun to create....I love my job!

Here's my model!! you too could look this cool! ha ha!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

All Kinds of New

Here's a new find of mine that I'd like to share, a lovely blog called All Kinds of New....a great place for creative and shopping inspiration! Full of lots of super images and items

Here's a little taster....

Click here for the All Kinds of New blog.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Well done to Paul and Spain!

Well well well....Paul the Octopus did it again and successfully predicted the football result!
A win for Spain! Well done on your World Cup success!
Calamari to celebrate anyone!? ;)

Friday, 9 July 2010

summer sales

There seems to be sales on everywhere at the moment!
But I'm trying to resist and not spend too much!
Its going to be another sunny weekend here and we're off
to London Zoo with our little nephews! Can't wait!
Have a good couple of days off everyone! :D

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Bird chaser Gary

Here's a summery birthday design which is a favourite of mine.
I always thought our cat Gary wasn't a hunter but this summer has so far seen him bring us two birds and a mouse.
I know they think they're presents for us owners but I'd rather he wasn't so thoughtful!

wallpaper love

It's when I see beautiful wallpaper that I want my own home that
I can decorate and spruce up however I wish! one day maybe!
This one was brought to my awareness by the super Print and Pattern, and is by Amy Butler for Graham and Brown.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Come Dine with Kate Exhibition

I spotted these really fun photos from an knitting exhibition called 'Come Dine with Kate' at the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery in Central London...
its on til 14th July and looks like its a fun one to visit!

101 following!

It's been a lovely surprise to return from the weekend to 101 followers!
I really appreciate it! Its so lovely to have people take interest in my work and all the comments I receive are such great encouragement and really brighten my day!
so Thank You to you all!

Friday, 2 July 2010

Happy 4th July

Have a lovely weekend everyone! I'm hoping for another sunny one!
I wish I was at Glastonbury again!
I do hope all the American readers are enjoy celebrating Independence Day this weekend!

new for girls at mamas and papas


Here's a few samples from a range I worked on the graphics for at Mamas and Papas called Poodle Parlour....the garment designers there are super and have yet again done a super job.I'm loving all the little bows and frills throughout the range...these trousers here and this blouse are my favourites!
See here to see the rest of the range, available now online and in store.


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