Saturday, 30 June 2012

Pirates, Parrots & Booty!

Aft'noon Peepsicles! Sorry it's been so long since my last post. I have been really busy with my commissions for Crafts Beautiful and I haven't been well recently (I'm ok now). Anyway, here is a peep at my Pirate themed projects in this month's Crafts Beautiful. For more crafting ideas visit Crafts Beautiful

I had such fun drawing these illustrations. The only thing is, when I drew the foliage on the branch that the parrot is sat on, I only did five leaves. When I sat back and looked at it, it looked like cannabis!! So a sixth leaf was included post haste. Simon loves the parrot, he thinks it looks peed off.

As usual, the magazine is full of other inspiring projects, articles, hints and tips. The August issue is out now. You can download the illustrations and other templates from the magazine from the website. You need to register (free) to download, once registered you can join the forum and have a chat and you can also download free patterned papers.

Simon and I went to the Royal Norfolk Show on Thursday. It was great going round the animal shows, the pigs were hilarious and I HAD to go into the chicken tent. There was also an art exhibition with some beautiful artwork (beautiful prices too). We then called into a few trade stands (free Pimms on offer - yum) talking to people from companies Simon deals with. Then off to the Members Enclosure for some lunch and a few more glasses of Pimms (not free). All jolly good fun :)

We've been lucky with the weather the last few years on show days and this year was no exception, it was glorious. Hope you've had good weather where you are and not got too wet with all the rain.

Well, I'm off now, coffee calling. I have a couple of cards to show you in my next post (hopefully tomorrow).

Take care and happy crafting!



  1. Oh Wow Colette, I just love these images :) I agree, the parrot does look peed off :) Sorry to hear you have been unwell but glad you are on the mend.
    Take care
    Dawn x

  2. Hi Dawn, Thanks so much. I'm better now :) Hope you are keeping well, just off to have a peep at your blog now.

    Take Care,

    Colette xx


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