Monday, 1 September 2014

Roses are red, violets are blue, it's not even Christmas and my Valentines designs are here for you!...

.... plus lots of other lovely new birthday cards!  Please click here to see my full catalogue, and send me an email if you are a retailer wanting to stock my cards in your shop lauraskilbeck@hotmail.com

My Etsy shop has been closed due to being too busy to send out individual cards, but will be hopefully re-opening this month.












Saturday, 25 January 2014

My Stand at Top Drawer

Big big thank you to everyone who came along to make this trade fair my best one yet!

Friday, 9 August 2013

I'm in The Final!

Yesterday I found out my Valentines or Anytime collection has made it to the finals of The Henries awards! The Oscars of the greetings card world!



Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Pulse Trade Fair

Just back from a great few days in London, exhibiting my cards, prints and new gift wrap at the Pulse show at Earl's Court.  It was lovely to meet lots of new stockists and interested people, and to show off my new designs!

All of the new prints and cards will be available to buy at my online shop next week.







Friday, 29 March 2013

Facebook

I know I'm late but here is a Facebook page for my cards and art adventures - please add me if you want to know what I'm up to and your comments are always appreciated!

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

New Designs!

Out now! New card designs.  Now to start thinking seriously about getting my new wrapping paper and catalogue ready in time for Pulse at Earls Court in May.

Wholesale orders are always welcome, just email me lauraskilbeck@hotmail.com or for individual cards go to my web shop HERE.



Sunday, 10 February 2013

Mel's wedding invitations

Today I got to spend the morning with Mel, coming up with ideas for her wedding invitations. I am working on a collection of wedding stationery that will be available in my etsy shop - coming soon! And I couldn't help daydreaming about when me and Darren will turn this long engagement into a big wedding party...

Here they are more finished...

Friday, 1 February 2013

Cards update

I've just given my etsy shop a bit of much needed TLC, new pictures and new cards listed. see here.

Here they are on the shelves of the lovely Oklahoma gift shop in Manchester. Rosa loves it in there, all the colours, running round and pointing things out to friends!

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Stolen minutes for drawing


Snowy view from Ikea car park (grabbing the chance to get out my sketchbook while Rosa sleeps) getting better at drawing Grandad's for the book I'm working on, and a portrait of me and Rosa. She has grown so much since I stopped drawing her in my picture diaries last February.

Monday, 14 January 2013

It's that time again

Today I designed a new Valentines card.. available in my Etsy shop now!

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Sketchbooking


Every night when Rosa goes to bed I begin to scribble or paint in my sketch books. It often seems like little drawings that will go nowhere. And then the nights pass, and little scribbles start to turn into drawings and paintings that I love.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

rosa and david shrigley

Today Rosa learned to play the guitar (well, hold a ukelele for just enough seconds to take a photo)...




...We went to visit David Shrigley's exhibition at the Cornerhouse in Manchester....




... where there was a very appropriate drawing for Rosa (she keeps getting over affectionate and biting me!)


Saturday, 1 December 2012

One Day All This Will Be Tiny

I've just made a book and you can read it here... if you click on the first picture it will bring up a window where you can scroll through the full size images.











Sunday, 7 October 2012

Top Drawer

I'm just coming round from the whirlwind that was Top Drawer Trade Fair.  It was my first trade show and was such a brilliant experience.  I met lots of lovely new suppliers, mainly in the South of England and was completely overwhelmed and inspired by all the brilliant help and advice given to me by the other stall holders.  Preparing for the show was  hard work but with my attention to detail I was able to get the stand looking exactly how I wanted it.  I had lots of great comments on my sign (that I cut by hand in my Dad's garage!) and the individual shelves that my cards were displayed on (also cut and painted by hand!) as well as the wonderful response by buyers to my card designs.
Thank you so much to everyone who helped me to prepare, to Lowri and Amy who helped to run the stall, and to everyone we met who made it such a fantastic experience.


Here are two pictures of Rosa manning the stall - very good for business!

Monday, 20 August 2012

Friday, 22 June 2012