Monday, 27 June 2011

Loads of lovely businesses - all with new logos!...

As I mentioned in a recent post, I've been a busy bee lately. In between preparing for my last craft fair and my recent portrait commission...not to mention the large project I've embarked on with a greeting card publisher (which I'll be able to share details of with you in a few months time)...I have been as busy as ever creating loads of lovely logo designs.

I enjoy sharing these with you as its a great opportunity to introduce you to an amazing variety of wonderful small businesses all producing great handmade products. And, having read some of your blogs, I know I'm not alone with my love for all things handmade!

So please, sit back and let me introduce you to the following....

Sew Nicely Done - Wow, Fely's bags are stunning! Made with absolute care and attention to detail, which makes them essential items for any yummy mummy! She's got a fine choice of oilcloths to choose from and you can even have your bag tailored for you & personalised.

Cake Stand Heaven: This webpage is a treasure waiting to be discovered. I've already told Anita from Cake Stand Heaven that when I win the Euro Millions, I'm going to buy all her stock and a load of massive dressers to display them on. Heaven is the right choice of word here!

Love is Jewellery: A beautiful website filled with delicate and gorgeous bridal and costume jewellery. What's more, Tracy offers beautiful bridal jewellery sets & tiaras at very reasonable prices - wish I'd known about this site a few years ago when planning my own wedding!

Bath Bomb Biz : Ahh, this was a very rewarding job for me as it was all about approaching things in a slightly different way. Initially I did a total rebrand. However, Bath Bomb Biz has been successfully trading for about 6 years and are beginning to establish a name for themselves as 'the place' to get kits, recipes and equipment to make bath bombs, bath melts, lip balms, bath creamers & melt and pour soaps. Amanda from Bath Bomb Biz & I agreed that changing their existing logo now would be (pardon the pun) like 'throwing the baby out with the bath water'. So I've taken their old logo and added a bit of zing to make it lovely bubbly!! (oh dear, I've gone into pun overload - I may need a lie down!). If you enjoy making soaps, you really should add this page to your web browser favourites!

Lumin Likes: Vix at Lumin Likes creates gorgeous handmade textiles, mainly items for babies and the home such as dribble bibs and door stops. She's got an amazing selection of bright, folk art inspired fabrics (lots of woodland themed prints). Her facebook page has really taken off and now Lumin Likes is set to expand into other online areas such as a website and folksy page. I've created an icon of a little deer called Lumin to give this business an identity as charming as its products.

So that's it for now...there are more branding jobs being worked on and I'll be able to introduce some more fab businesses to you again soon.

Have a great week!


Monday, 20 June 2011

At last I can reveal a family portrait I've created...

I'm delighted to finally be able to share this piece of work with you...

I created this large format family portrait printed onto canvas about a month ago, but am only able to reveal it now as I know the family in the portrait have at last been presented with their gift - the feedback I got was all good, so that's a relief!

It was great to work on this piece as it had been a few months since I've had the opportunity to create such a large scale group portrait image....

...and wow, what an amazing setting this couple had for their wedding - those of you who are fans of the TV drama Downton Abbey may recognise the venue. Yes, that is the very building used in Downton Abbey, better known as Highclere Castle in Hampshire. Simply gorgeous!

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Giveaway Now Closed - We have a lucky winner!

Good evening everyone,
Just a quick post to say that my little giveaway is now closed and...

I put your names into this handy gadgety thing-a-me over on I recommend this site for random selectors for giveaways as it has a fun little fruit machine selector complete with sound effects- it makes me smile everytime!....Ah, but I digress, what you really want to know is, which one of you is the lucky winner....


The winner is....


Congratulations Jenny, I'll drop you a message to find out where to send my bundle of goodies - I hope they make you smile :-)

Thanks so much to everyone for taking part and I really appreciate your support,

Have a great week,

Angie x

Friday, 10 June 2011

Busy Times at Artwork By Angie HQ!

Happy Friday bloggers, the weekend is nearly here - shame the sunshine hasn't arrived yet!

Its all go, go, go here at the moment. As you can see from above, I've been busy preparing for my first craft fair in ages. I've got a stall at my daughter's school summer fair next Friday, so I've been gathering stock in prep for that.

I've also been collaborating with a few other businesses lately, its been lovely to be involved in all sorts of projects. The illos below are a few of the colour-in images I've created for my friend at Taylor Made Craft. Sue from Taylor Made is developing some new products for children's party bags, including colour-in-yourself t-shirt kits, I'm looking forward to seeing those as my illustrations will be all over them.

My other news is I'm currently working with a greetings card publisher to develop a range of cards for a trade exhibition in Sept this year. I'm keeping my head down and cracking on with the designs as I've a lot to get done - but as soon as I'm able to, I'll reveal all on here first.

Finally, don't forget about my giveaway in the post below, only a couple more days to go until the winner is announced. I'll be closing the giveaway at 9pm this Sunday - so don't delay!

Have a great weekend


Friday, 3 June 2011


Hello, how exciting, I've reached 500 likers on facebook and am only 5 away from 100 twitter followers - this can only mean one thing - IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

To celebrate my little milestone on facebook, I'm giving away this bundle of loveliness:

1. A4 Unframed Print of 'You Are My Sunshine'

2. A4 Unframed Print of 'Family Tree' - which has 8 handy photo apertures for you to have fun sticking mug shots of your loved ones in (kids love choosing these!).

3. 4 very handy greeting cards with blank insides for your own message, each printed on 350gsm satin coated card.

If you fancy getting your mitts on these goodies here's what you do:


To be in with a chance of winning all the items featured above, all you'd need to do is follow my blog and then leave a comment below to let me know that you do - it really is as simple as that!

The giveaway will close at 9pm (GMT) on Sunday 12th June and is open to everyone - I'm happy to post worldwide. When the giveaway closes, I'll pop your names on a list and use a random selector to choose the lucky winner.

I'd also be very grateful if you would be kind enough to spread the word about my giveaway via fb, tweets and blogs. There's a handy giveaway button on the side of this blog, please help yourselves to it to post on your blog - and let me know if you do as I'll count that as 2 enteries in this giveaway.

Good luck everyone and I hope to see you back here on Sun 12th to announce the winner!

Many thanks and have a great week,

Angie :-)