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Designer Showcase – Gill Eggleston of Pattern Addict

On 10, May 2013 | 5 Comments | In animals, designer, illustration, inspiration | By Tina

Pattern Addict's Design Garden

Hi everyone. Today I would like to introduce Gill Eggleston, the talented designer behind Pattern Addict.

Gill is an illustrator and surface pattern designer originally from Bolton. She studied Textile Design and Design Management at UMIST and lived in Manchester, UK for 20 years after university. This led to a fairly respectable career in industry until she moved to France in 2008.

Living in France brought about a change in direction and led her into working on a freelance basis. Read more…

Animal Love Day – Giraffe!

Animal Love Day

Hi everyone. Welcome to another Animal Love Day in this weekly feature of lovely animal patterns and illustrations. Today is a long post because our special guest is very tall!

I hope you look forward to these posts each week.

The animals covered will include birds, fish, insects, extinct creatures and mythical creatures.

First I will show you a new pattern I’ve been working on and then a designer showcase of beautiful patterns and illustrations.

So a big, tall welcome to our guest this week – the giraffe! Such a beautiful, elegant creature – have you ever seen a giraffe in real life?  They walk with the grace and poise of a catwalk model – amazing to watch!

 

MY DESIGN

Sweet Baby Giraffes by Dreaming on a Star

Sweet Baby Giraffes by Dreaming on a Star

I made a patchwork design with baby giraffes in sweet colours. Read more…

Animal Love Day – Monkey!

Animal Love Day

Hi everyone. Welcome to the third Animal Love Day! I hope you’re enjoying all the wonderful animal illustration and pattern.

As usual I will showcase one of my own designs first and then a designer showcase.

The animals covered will include birds, fish, insects, extinct creatures and mythical creatures.

So this week, we have a mischievous guest – that playful little creature that swings through the jungles!

 

MY DESIGN

Magic Monkey by Tina Devins

Magic Monkey by Tina Devins

I liked the idea of repetitive shapes and wanted to do a purely geometric design. Everything is designed around circles and ovals. I am also a massive Kawaii fan and love their cute, simple designs and bright, happy colours. Read more…

Animal Love Day – Dinosaur!

Animal Love Day

Hi everyone. Welcome to another Animal Love Day –  where I celebrate the fabulous world of animal illustration and pattern! This feature combines two loves of mine – animals and cute design.

The showcase comes in two parts. First I will show you my own animal design (a brand new illustration/pattern/sketch or an old one). Then I will host a designer showcase.

The animals covered will include birds, fish, insects, extinct creatures and mythical creatures.

This week it’s all about those fantastic beasts that roamed the earth millions of years ago!

MY DESIGN

Copyright Tina Devins

Copyright Tina Devins

I liked the idea of dinosaurs playing football. I was given a brief recently for a young boy interested in football and decided to do the coolest of animals – dinosaurs! I hope you like it.

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I ♡ Noodoll!

On 22, Apr 2013 | 2 Comments | In designer, illustration, inspiration | By Tina

Hi everyone. Today I got a wonderful surprise in the post. It was something cute and quirky from Noodoll.

Noodoll Envelope

Noodoll Envelope

From the envelope I knew there was something special inside!

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Easter Patterns & Illustrations

On 01, Apr 2013 | One Comment | In designer, Easter, illustration, inspiration, seasonal | By Tina

Hi everyone. Happy Easter Monday! Some lovely Easter patterns on the blog today.

I came across some really gorgeous Easter Patterns and Illustrations from other designers.

I hope you like them. ♡

Copyright Amel24 at Spoonflower

Copyright Amy King

I love the colour scheme and the bunny rabbits are just so adorable. The designs on the Easter eggs are great and I love the ‘I scream for Jellybeans!’ quote. It’s such a sweet design from Amy King.

Copyright Genine Delahaye

Copyright Genine Delahaye

Another cute design from Genine Delahaye. I’m a big fan of hearts and love seeing them. The bunny is very sweet with her rosy cheeks!

Copyright Marks & Spencers

Copyright Marks & Spencers

Fresh colour scheme. I love the background Easter pattern. It really makes the design. ♡

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Holland & Barrett Illustrations from Yulia Drobova

On 11, Mar 2013 | No Comments | In designer, inspiration, TV | By Tina

Hi everyone. I have been really inspired by the new Holland & Barrett ad on TV. It’s a Springtime animation and the artist is Uzbekistan illustrator Yulia Drobova.

Yulia Drobova Holland Barrett

Yulia Drobova Holland Barrett

 

Yulia Drobova Holland Barrett

Yulia Drobova Holland Barrett

 

Yulia Drobova Holland Barrett

Yulia Drobova Holland Barrett

 

It is so adorable. My favourite characters are the cute bunnies!

You can see more of Yulia’s work here. ♡

Decorque Guest Post

On 20, Feb 2013 | One Comment | In blog, design, designer, guest, inspiration | By Tina

Hi everyone. Today I would like to welcome Decorque as my first guest contributor. The lovely Harriet from Decorque will introduce their brand to you and reveal their dream for 2013. ♡

I would like to introduce Decorque as a new family run on-line business that launched in September 2012.

Our team is a diverse mix of talents! Lesley Stevens is Decorque’s owner and head designer, also a qualified surface pattern and textile designer who has worked in the fashion industry for many years. Aaron Hawkins is our web developer, who worked on the design and fully implemented our website, he works continuously updating the site to keep a fresh and interesting experience for the customer. Chris Stevens is our expert in eCommerce and all business matters. Then there is myself, Harriet Stevens, a qualified graphic designer, working in the retail sector and designing windows for a UK high-street brand, who manages Decorque’s print production, digital design and social media avenues.

As a team we decided to find a medium to introduce Lesley’s fashion-edge prints to the home-ware market, which so far has been hard work, but an inspiring and exciting challenge.

So this is what we do, we turn this, into this!! 

Decorque

Decorque

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I Won a Moon Rabbit T-shirt!

On 19, Feb 2013 | 2 Comments | In ABSPD, competition, designer, thank you | By Tina

Hi everyone. I entered a competition a few weeks ago ran by Kirsten Miller of Moon Rabbit Design, and I was lucky enough to win!

Moon Rabbit Designs

Moon Rabbit Design

So last week I got a package in the post and look what was inside:

Pretty Packaging

Pretty Packaging

Such a pretty parcel, wrapped up with lovely Moon Rabbit ribbon and a lovely sticker.

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FREE February Calendar Download!

On 21, Jan 2013 | 2 Comments | In ABSPD, designer, greetings, seasonal | By Tina

Hi everyone. Do you remember the fabulous FREE January calendar download from Majo Bautista BV? Well there’s a FREE February download available now, created by Tiffany Designs.

Love is in the air for this Valentine’s influenced design.

Click here to download and find out a little about the designer behind Tiffany Designs ♡

Tiffany Designs

Tiffany Designs

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