Space cats illustration has been spotted on the streets of Liverpool as part of a space themed festival. (I want to go to a space themed festival!)

Space cats illustration has been spotted on the streets of Liverpool as part of a space themed festival. (I want to go to a space themed festival!)

Lawrence The Red Bear

A warm up illustration to get this week started! Fancied experimenting with inks + bright colour.

Lawrence The Red Bear

A warm up illustration to get this week started! Fancied experimenting with inks + bright colour.

Stew Magazine

This is the second issue of brand new magazine, Stew. Stew is a kids magazine dedicated to ‘curious’ minds, with stories, articles, activities and oodles of insanely beautiful illustration! You will not find a dull, boring page inside the entire magazine.

Ali the editor and creator of Stew approached me for the first issue and to be a continuing feature in the magazine as part of an artist’s section for the readers. I’ve created a subtle but fun art gallery to frame the children’s fantastic work without taking away from their talents!
I’m so glad to be a part of that section as i’m a big big believer in children drawing and exercising their imaginations.

Although it is only the second issue so far for Stew, it was received raving reviews and is being stocked in some amazing stores! It’s most definitely a project i’m proud to be a part of.

To learn more about Stew Magazine visit the website: http://stewmagazine.co.uk/

Moose and Mouse

A few months ago I received an e-mail about an exciting project that I can finally talk about!

Colin West is an author and Illustrator who has over 60 books under his belt including series involving characters ‘Monty The Dog Who Wears Glasses’ and ‘Moose and Mouse’.
I grew up adoring the Monty Books, they were my favourite books! It was one of the most exciting moments when over a year ago, Colin followed me on Twitter. We’ve even met twice now (and i’d like to think of him as a friend, which 9 year old me would find mind blowing!)

Colin e-mailed me asking me to illustrate his wonderful characters Moose and Mouse for a mug design. This was an amazing commission and was super fun as both characters have such personality! I helped order, assemble and post the mugs also to Colin’s dearest friends as they were created to celebrate his birthday.

Working with Colin has definitely been a highlight to a fantastic start to the year already. He’s a literary legend and a lovely person!

If you would like a Moose and Mouse mug yourself you can find them on Etsy (very limited stock!) : https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/183471440/moose-and-mouse-ceramic-mug?ref=shop_home_feat_2

The Critter Shed - Creatures From Space Exhibition

Live in Liverpool? 
There’s an exhibition on currently featuring many artists and illustrators including my Space Cats which are screen printed! 
Let me know if you go, would love to see some photos.

The Critter Shed - Creatures From Space Exhibition

Live in Liverpool?
There’s an exhibition on currently featuring many artists and illustrators including my Space Cats which are screen printed!
Let me know if you go, would love to see some photos.

Metro Mouse

I think it was a month ago, I got a lovely e-mail from my agent to be offering me an opportunity to illustrate a picture book. This was obviously mind blowingly amazing and I was very excited.
I got given the script and worked closely with the author whilst quickly rummaging up these two spreads.
Sadly it wasn’t meant to be and it fell through. The publisher loved my work however didn’t find the story marketable.
But at least I can show you what i’ve been up to now!

Sometimes (a lot of the time) it takes a while for these jobs to kick off properly.

Field Mice 

I feel bad that I can’t post much at the moment! 
I’m at that annoying stage where i’m working on lots of great things, but can’t really show any of it!! 
For now here’s a snippet for a colouring book I’m going to be pitching with my agent soon.

Field Mice

I feel bad that I can’t post much at the moment!
I’m at that annoying stage where i’m working on lots of great things, but can’t really show any of it!!
For now here’s a snippet for a colouring book I’m going to be pitching with my agent soon.

gracefacedesign:

Mothers Day 

So in the UK it’s Mothers Day at the end of the month! 
This was my first attempt to design a Mothers Day card, i’m quite fond of it! It’s very sweet and mushy, but hey, why not? 

If you do like it and need a Mothers Day card, they’re available on my Etsy :) https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/GraceSandford

gracefacedesign:

Mothers Day

So in the UK it’s Mothers Day at the end of the month!
This was my first attempt to design a Mothers Day card, i’m quite fond of it! It’s very sweet and mushy, but hey, why not?

If you do like it and need a Mothers Day card, they’re available on my Etsy :)
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/GraceSandford

Mothers Day 

So in the UK it’s Mothers Day at the end of the month! 
This was my first attempt to design a Mothers Day card, i’m quite fond of it! It’s very sweet and mushy, but hey, why not? 

If you do like it and need a Mothers Day card, they’re available on my Etsy :) 
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/GraceSandford

Mothers Day

So in the UK it’s Mothers Day at the end of the month!
This was my first attempt to design a Mothers Day card, i’m quite fond of it! It’s very sweet and mushy, but hey, why not?

If you do like it and need a Mothers Day card, they’re available on my Etsy :)
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/GraceSandford

Shrove Tuesday 

Happy Pancake Day! Please eat your pancakes responsibly ;) …As in LOTS at once!

Shrove Tuesday

Happy Pancake Day! Please eat your pancakes responsibly ;) …As in LOTS at once!