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Thursday, 31 October 2013

Halloween & Finished Arthur Mouse!

Firstly Happy Halloween to you all, I hope that you have had a lovely spooky day! I haven't done much in the way of Halloween themed things today. Even though I did have my nails painted in a spooky style, by a friend that insisted that she needed to practice on me for her up and coming nail course.

I did however go to a Halloween party at my hubby's dad's house last weekend, which was thrown for one of our nephews. He has recently had quite a big operation and was disappointed that he was unable to attend his school Halloween party, so we thought that throwing him his own party would cheer him up! He and all of the children thoroughly enjoyed it and were dressed up along with the adults, the house was decorated wonderfully and I even carved my first ever pumpkin!

 
One of the hubby's cousins was also over from Germany with his new girlfriend, so it was lovely to see them both too.

Unfortunately the weather after the Halloween party was non to fabulous, as I am sure that most of you heard even if you didn't experience it. We had quite a storm here in the South East of England over Sunday night into Monday morning. Luckily we got off relatively lightly here in comparison to a lot of places. It wrecked havoc with the trains, which would have affected the hubby getting to work but luckily he has been off this week. If the storm hit you I hope that you were not too badly affected either!

Now onto an update for the "Arthur Mouse Plane" illustration that I have been working on, which I mentioned in my last post. Well I am pleased to say that he is all finished, and today I have posted  him off to its new home.

The christening that it is intended for is next week, so I hope that the recipients like it. It will also be my first properly commissioned and paid for work too, which is rather exciting!
 
 
 
I hope that you all enjoy the rest of your week and the weekend which is fast approaching. If you are going to see any fireworks this weekend have fun, and I hope that the weather holds out for you!
 
Once again thanks as always for visiting, I really do appreciate it! x  

Friday, 11 October 2013

Arthur Mouse!

You may be wondering what the title of my post is all about, well let me explain!

I was contacted be a friend of my hubby's the other day, who had seen my illustrations and wanted me do a design as a gift for up and coming Christening that she is attending. She explained to me that that the baby to be Christened is called Arthur, but is known as Arthur mouse (hence the blog title) and that his dad is mad on flying. Therefore if possible she would like an image of a mouse flying an old style plane as the gift.

I was more than happy to take on the challenge for her, even though I knew that drawing a plane wasn't going to be the easiest of tasks! In fact I am not sure that I have ever really drawn a plane in any detail!

So despite the fact that yes it was a little challenging mainly from the perspective point of view, I have managed to sketch out a design for her. It still needs a little tweaking and obviously colour but I am getting there, and am now just waiting for feedback as to what she thinks before I go any further.

I hope that the weather isn't too bad where you are! It's amazing how quickly the weather has changed here in the last few days from being sunny and in the high teens, to very wet, windy and much colder. I don't mind the cold, but I am not too keen on the wind and the rain!

Have a good weekend wherever you are, and hopefully it won't be too much of a washout! x

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

New Baby Girl Card

It's another baby themed post today, with a new baby girl card for me to show you all. It's for another of the hubby's friends who actually gave birth at the end of August, but we haven't seen the little lady yet so I have only just finished the card.

I liked the new baby boy design that I did back in April (Mocked Up New Baby Boy Card for Joshua!) and wanted to make a baby girl one to match. I didn't really want to re-draw the image as I liked it as it was, but I wanted to change the colour of the baby grow to pink. So I set about fiddling in Photoshop to see what I could do, initially the closest I could make the baby grow was purple but with a little perseverance I managed to get it to the colour I wanted. I then just had to change the colour of the stars which I did freehand. I am by no means a wiz on Photoshop and I am sure that there would be quicker ways to achieve the result that I ended up with, but either way I am pretty pleased with how it turned out.



Another change that I have made with my card this time around is that I have decided to personalise the envelope with the Bobby Bunny logo and my web address. This is an extra touch that I think that I am going to continue for future cards.



I hope that you are all having a good week so far! Both the hubby and I are off this week which quite a novelty, as this is actually the first week off that we have had together since we got married nearly two years ago! It's nice to be able to spend a bit of time together, so tomorrow we are off to the cinema and we are going to meet little Isabella who the card is intended for.

We couldn't go and meet her without getting a little gift though, which I definitely does not take much persuasion! I love buying new baby gifts and when I saw the little Joules Razmataz baby grow and bib, in blossom pink below I just couldn't resist! I just loved the print, it really is just too cute!   



The prezzies are now all neatly wrapped and ready to go, and I hope that her parents love them as much as I do!



I hope that you all enjoy the rest of your week & happy Oct 1st! x